Log in
Prev Next
Hearing underway as Ryan Duke, Bo Dukes attempt to get Ben Hill County charges dismissed

Hearing underway as Ryan Duke, Bo Duke…

February 8, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

The defense teams for both Ryan Duke and Bo Dukes are currently fighting to dismiss the charges against the two men in Ben Hill County.      A hearing for Ryan was set soon after new charges came following his conviction and acquittal during his trial last May, with Bo's attorney later filing...

Read more
Drug officers arrest two, one of whom was just released from jail 11 days prior

Drug officers arrest two, one of whom …

February 6, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

Two individuals were recently arrested by the Coffee County Sheriff's Office and their Drug Unit following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and alprazolam. One of the suspects was released on bond less than two weeks before his most recent arrest.     A report states that on...

Read more
Douglas woman hospitalized following domestic dispute in Montgomery County, husband arrested and jailed

Douglas woman hospitalized following d…

February 3, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

Abelardo (Abel) Lopez, 26, who was out on bond in Coffee County on an aggravated assault charge, is back in jail in Montgomery County for reportedly committing the same offense. According to the report, Lopez assaulted and "severely beat" his wife, a Douglas native, which led to her receiving severe...

Read more
U.S. Marshals, deputies arrest suspect wanted in Texas

U.S. Marshals, deputies arrest suspect…

February 1, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

Monday night, deputies with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals in apprehending a 45-year-old male who was wanted on a federal warrant. The offender, Reynaldo Deleon Jr., was wanted in another state on the warrant but had been living in Douglas.     According to local law enforcement, Deleon was...

Read more
Samina Patel, junior at Georgia Tech, named one of 47 Brooke Owens Fellows

Samina Patel, junior at Georgia Tech, …

January 31, 2023 by Staff Reports

The Brooke Owens Fellowship, a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit program recognizing exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional network, has announced its Class of 2023 Brooke Owens Fellows.     Douglas native Samina Patel, a junior at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, has...

Read more
Dr. Greg Tanner named Interim President of South Georgia State College

Dr. Greg Tanner named Interim Presiden…

January 26, 2023 by Submitted

University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue today named Dr. Gregory M. Tanner interim president of South Georgia State College (SGSC), effective Feb. 1, 2023.   Tanner currently serves as SGSC’s vice president for advancement, government relations and athletics, and first came to what was then South Georgia College in...

Read more

News

Officers from Nicholls, sheriff's office, and Bacon County arrest two following search

Officers from Nicholls, sheriff's office, and Bacon County arrest two following search

Two individuals were recently arrested on drug charges following a search at a home in...

Community

Douglas/Coffee County supports World Teen Mental Wellness Day

Douglas/Coffee County supports World Teen Mental Wellness Day

World Teen Mental Wellness Day is observed across the globe on March 2 every year...

Sports

Hawks roll to 85-49 win over East Georgia State

Hawks roll to 85-49 win over East Georgia State

The South Georgia State College Hawks took advantage of a balanced scoring attack Wednesday night...