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Suspect arrested on 20 charges after alleged assault on girlfriend

Suspect arrested on 20 charges after a…

June 24, 2022 by Kristen Kitchens

A 29-year-old man is now in custody on 20 charges, including aggravated assault, after he allegedly choked and hit a woman because she didn't make him a sandwich. The suspect, Austin Lowe, was apprehended after an officer pulled his weapon on him while attempting to run back inside the victim's...

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Willacoochee's Clint "Rvshvd" Johnson performs at CMA Fest in Nashville

Willacoochee's Clint "Rvshvd…

June 23, 2022 by Submitted

Every child dreams of making it big one day. Every kid in the world has at one point or another had visions of grandeur and of them becoming the next big star. For a Willacoochee native, that dream is coming true.     Willacoochee and Atkinson County were represented in a big way...

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Douglas man arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother

Douglas man arrested for allegedly ass…

June 22, 2022 by Kristen Kitchens

A local 20-year-old is now facing serious charges after he allegedly assaulted his mother by hitting her with a silver pot approximately 30 times and choking her for several minutes. The suspect, Tydarius Lester of Douglas, referred to himself as "the God and the Devil" during the reported attack.     According to...

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Argument at Diamond Cargo ends in stabbing

Argument at Diamond Cargo ends in stab…

June 20, 2022 by Kristen Kitchens

A physical altercation between two female coworkers at Diamond Cargo led to the arrest of 35-year-old Jessica Thomilson after she allegedly stabbed her coworker, 39-year-old Kristan "Peaches" High, in the leg with a razor knife.     According to the report, the dispute began when Thomilson accused High of not clocking out for...

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DPD arrests a second suspect in death of Rae Rae Barnes

DPD arrests a second suspect in death …

June 17, 2022 by Staff Reports

Sedric Jermaine Powell Jr. has been arrested and charged with murder, among other charges, related to the Jan. 13, 2022, death of Radderian “Rae Rae” D. Barnes of Douglas, according to a press release issued by the Douglas Police Department.      In March, officers from the Douglas Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit...

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Douglas man accused of killing Anita Floyd of Atkinson County

Douglas man accused of killing Anita F…

June 16, 2022 by Kristen Kitchens

Marcus Devin Hunt, 43, of Douglas, stands accused of killing Anita Floyd at her home in Pearson on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, according to Atkinson County Sheriff David Moore.     Sheriff Moore told DouglasNow that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations was contacted to take over the case. Based on evidence discovered during...

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Two juveniles arrested for allegedly shooting their father

Two juveniles arrested for allegedly shooting their father

A ten-year-old and twelve-year-old from Douglas have been charged with aggravated assault in connection to...

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Ryan Degner headed to welding competition in June

Ryan Degner headed to welding competition in June

Ryan Degner, Wiregrass Welding student, state GOAL winner, and State SkillsUSA gold medalist, is making...

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Stafford, Merritt lead the way at CHS track awards banquet

Stafford, Merritt lead the way at CHS track awards banquet

At the Coffee High track awards banquet, junior Katie Merritt and senior Chris Stafford earned...