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First jury trial in 14 months ends with murder conviction

First jury trial in 14 months ends wit…

May 13, 2021 by Submitted

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the first completed Waycross Judicial Circuit jury trial in over 14 months was finished today.  Samuel Jones was convicted by a Coffee County jury for the murder of Terrance Gibson, one count of influencing witnesses, and one count of possession of a firearm by a...

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CCA Lady Patriots win state tennis championship, men's team advances to Final Four

CCA Lady Patriots win state tennis cha…

May 13, 2021 by Staff Reports

The CCA Lady Patriots are the GAPPS Division I state champions. Juniors Jenna Williams and Sierra Dorminey played each other in the state championship match, which took place in Rome earlier this week. Williams outlasted her teammate and won the individual title with Dorminey taking the runner-up spot. Anslei Reyes and...

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McGovern swinging a hot bat in Arkansas

McGovern swinging a hot bat in Arkansa…

May 12, 2021 by Robert Preston

Keegan McGovern has picked up where he left off in 2019. After missing last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McGovern was promoted to the Class AA Arkansas Travelers of the AA Central division.   In five games this season, McGovern, an outfielder, is hitting .286 with a home run, one RBI...

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GBI investigates Sunday afternoon stabbing death

GBI investigates Sunday afternoon stab…

May 11, 2021 by Submitted

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation.   On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Rebecca S. Waldron and Gillis Rd., Douglas...

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Roscoe Allen jailed after allegedly violating his probation two weeks after getting out of jail

Roscoe Allen jailed after allegedly vi…

May 5, 2021 by Robert Preston

Two weeks. That’s how long Roscoe Allen to end up back in jail after his release in late April.   Wednesday morning, Allen was arrested for violating his probation after he pled guilty to two charges and was released from jail on April 20, 2021. He pled guilty to aggravated assault and...

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Ben Lingfelter, CHS baseball player and open heart surgery survivor, prepares for graduation

Ben Lingfelter, CHS baseball player an…

May 3, 2021 by Submitted

By Kennedie Weems   Ben Lingenfelter’s mother remembers the time she saw her 16-year-old son in the recovery room being taken off the ventilator after his second successful open heart surgery.   “We were in the room when he had to come off the ventilator and seeing your 16-year-old go through that, it’s just...

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First jury trial in 14 months ends with murder conviction

First jury trial in 14 months ends with murder conviction

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the first completed Waycross Judicial Circuit jury trial in over...

 

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Wiregrass Tech's Rick Perkins winner named top state finalist

Wiregrass Tech's Rick Perkins winner named top state finalist

Wiregrass's 2021 Rick Perkins winner, Cherlyn Sands-Anderson, Adult Education Instructor, was named one of the...

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CCA Lady Patriots win state tennis championship, men's team advances to Final Four

CCA Lady Patriots win state tennis championship, men's team advances to Final…

The CCA Lady Patriots are the GAPPS Division I state champions. Juniors Jenna Williams and Sierra...

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