Alma, GA

Douglas has successful Great American Cleanup

The Keep Douglas Beautiful Committee held its first Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Approximately 50 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help pick up litter and collect tires in the city. “We were so excited to see how many came and supported our event,” says Keep Douglas...
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Baxley's Byron Buxton one home run off Major League lead

Byron Buxton, Baxley native and current Minnesota Twins’ outfielder, has 11 home runs for the Twins this season — one behind New York Yankees’ outfielder Aaron Judge, who leads the big leagues with 12. And Buxton has done it even though he’s missed over a third of Minnesota’s games this year due to injury.
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Record-breaking sunfish caught in Georgia’s Satilla River

FOLKSTON, Ga. - Wildlife officials say a redbreast sunfish caught in south Georgia breaks a 24-year-old state record. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Lester Roberts of Blackshear made the big catch May 7 on the Satilla River. He reeled in a redbreast sunfish weighing 1.75 pounds (0.79 kilograms) and measuring nearly 11.5 inches (29 centimeters), the agency said in a news release.

New record redbreast caught on Satilla River in Georgia

FOLKSTON — The top spots continue to fall as Georgia waters keep yielding record fish. Four new state records have been caught since December. The latest state record fish, and pending world record tie, is a redbreast sunfish caught by Lester Roberts of Blackshear. His catch, caught on May 7 on the Satilla River near Folkston, weighed 1 pound, 12 ounces and was 11 3/8 inches long. His catch replaces the 1998 record of 1 pound, 11 ounces, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Six Sandy Bottom defendants sentenced in federal court

Sentencing continues for defendants who were charged in Operation Sandy Bottom, a case that swept through Coffee County and nabbed nearly 50 defendants. In the last week of April, six more defendants and their attorneys appeared in front of the judge to learn their fate. The following sentences were handed...

Farm Contractor Again Violates Federal Employment Laws

ATLANTA – A call to the “Employment, Education and Outreach” hotline maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor led federal investigators to find a Baxley farm labor contractor – who violated several federal laws related to the employment of migrant and seasonal workers previously – had broken the law again, this time for missing a payroll.

Broxton man sentenced for child porn sharing

SAVANNAH, GA – A Coffee County man has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison after admitting he shared images of child sexual exploitation. Clarence Eugene Barr, 33, of Broxton, Ga., was sentenced to 150 months in prison after pleading guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker also ordered Barr to register as a sex offender and to serve 10 years of supervised release after completion of his prison term.
Orange Leader

James Randall Evans

Mr. James Randall Evans, 69, of Blackshear, passed away late Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House. Born in Dublin, GA on August 2, 1952, he grew up in Valdosta, GA before moving to Texas in the 80’s. He moved to Blackshear in 2020 to...
Waycross Journal-Herald

Amanda D. Fasnacht

WAYVROSS — Amanda Evelyn Dampier Fasnacht, 99, of Waycross died Thursday evening, May 5, 2022, at Baptist Village after an extended illness. She was born in Lowndes County to the late Mose Thomas Dampier and Janie Mae Byrd Dampier. Mrs. Fasnacht graduated from the Lowndes County Schools and worked at Moody Air Force Base in the Administrative Offices before moving to Waycross. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and held almost every office in the church through the years. Mrs. Fasnacht taught the Mary Martha Sunday School Class for many years, and served on the UMW boards at the Conference, District, and local levels. She was also a former member of the Waycross Concert Association and the Mary Street Park Association.
Waycross Journal-Herald

Emily Garrett Miller

UNDATED — Emily Garrett Miller died on Sunday, April 24, 2022. She was born in Waycross on August 6, 1924. She was raised in Waycross, but has fond memories of her few years spent in Columbia, S.C. during the Depression. Emily had an idyllic childhood filled with wonderful and occasionally poignant memories. At her elementary school, scholars scoring 100 percent on their weekly spelling test earned the privilege of sliding down the fire escape slide. She recounted that she left the “i” out of “carriage” one test and was mortified that she could not slide.