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DA drops charges against defendant in Vann Brown death case

DA drops charges against defendant in …

November 27, 2021 by Staff Reports

Misdemeanor charges against one defendant in the Vann Brown death case have been dropped, according to documents obtained from the Coffee County Courthouse.   On Nov. 17, 2021, the reckless conduct charge against Jay Turk was dropped. The reason stated was “prosecutorial discretion. Insufficient evidence to prosecute beyond a reasonable doubt,” according...

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Circle K shooting happened over a dog

Circle K shooting happened over a dog

November 25, 2021 by Submitted

An Ellabell man will spend Thanksgiving in jail after allegedly opening fire at the Circle K on the north end of Douglas because he believed two individuals at the gas pumps were insulting his dog.   According to officers, Anthony Tyrone Hudson of an Ellabell address allegedly overheard two individuals talking and...

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Coffee defendants indicted in human, labor trafficking bust

Coffee defendants indicted in human, l…

November 23, 2021 by Submitted

Two dozen defendants have been indicted on federal conspiracy charges after a transnational, multi-year investigation into a human smuggling and labor trafficking operation that illegally imported Mexican and Central American workers into brutal conditions on South Georgia farms.   The newly unsealed, 54-count indictment in USA v. Patricio et al. details felony charges resulting...

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Jack Lingenfelter to serve on state Student Advisory Council

Jack Lingenfelter to serve on state St…

November 21, 2021 by Submitted

During the monthly school board meeting of the Coffee County Board of Education, Jack Lingenfelter, a junior from Coffee High, was recognized by the Board for his recent selection to serve on the 2021-2022 Student Advisory Council with State School Superintendent Richard Woods.   Jack is one of 66 high school students...

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FBLA observes American Enterprise Day

FBLA observes American Enterprise Day

November 21, 2021 by Submitted

American Enterprise Day is observed on November 15 each year. On this day, U.S. residents recognize free enterprise and how it has contributed to our economy. Coffee High School FBLA recently sponsored a couple of activities for American Enterprise Day. One was a professional dress day for American Enterprise Day...

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Newly drawn House districts could cause significant changes for Coffee County

Newly drawn House districts could caus…

November 16, 2021 by Robert Preston

The newly drawn Georgia House of Representatives district map potentially delivers Coffee County a severe blow, shifting its representatives eastward and placing Rep. Dominic LaRiccia (R-169) in District 176, where Rep. James Burchett, a Waycross attorney, currently serves. Rep. Burchett is also a Republican.   Every 10 years, legislators are required to...

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DA drops charges against defendant in Vann Brown death case

DA drops charges against defendant in Vann Brown death case

Misdemeanor charges against one defendant in the Vann Brown death case have been dropped, according...

 

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School system receives 2021 Charter System Leadership Development Award

School system receives 2021 Charter System Leadership Development Award

The school district leadership team consisting of principals, directors, assistant superintendents and Dr. Morris Leis...

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SGSC cruises to second straight win

SGSC cruises to second straight win

The South Georgia State College Hawks took advantage of strong shooting and their trademark defensive...

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