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Douglas woman celebrates her 103rd birthday

DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) -It’s Rodella Robinson’s 103rd birthday and her family from Douglas and Philly came out to show love for her. “It makes me feel good to see everybody coming out to see me. I just can hardly, I don’t know but it just makes me feel so good to know they care that much about me,” said Robinson.
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City of Douglas holds ribbon cutting for Davis-Wade park re-opening

Today, May 27, the City of Douglas held a ribbon-cutting in Douglas and Coffee County to officially re-open Davis-Wade Park. At the re-opening, the city also introduced the community to the new Roger C. Johnson Aquatic Center and Roper Miracle Field. The new park additions are named after the late...
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DPD investigating $163,000 in forged checks

Officers from the Douglas Police Department are looking for the individuals responsible for passing over $160,000 in forged checks throughout Georgia, including Douglas. The Douglas Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating the deposit of several forged checks at numerous ATMs. These forgeries have taken place in Douglas as well as several other cities in Georgia. To date there have been 35 checks passed for over $163,000.

Young acquitted on felony charge

This morning, a jury in the Superior Court of Coffee County acquitted James Henry Young on a Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon charge during what may have been the "shortest trial the court has seen." Young was first arrested in 2019 on the charge after being pulled over...

Douglas Police Department seeking identity of forgery suspects

The Douglas Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating the deposit of several forged checks at numerous ATMs. Police say the forgeries have occurred in Douglas and in several other cities in Georgia. "To date there have been 35 checks passed for over $163,000.00," says DPD. If you know,...
Waycross Journal-Herald

Wayne Aldridge

WAYCROSS — Wayne Aldridge, 77, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his residence following a short illness. He was born in Waycross to the late Foster Aldridge and Gussie Crews Aldridge. He was a mechanic at Varn Wood Products in Hoboken. He also served in the United State Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an avid race fan.

Summer activities: Camp Oscar

With summer break nearing, kids will soon have weeks of free time on their hands. Are you looking for things to keep your kids active this summer?. Have your child experience summer at Camp Oscar. June 1st is Public Camp Day for Atkinson County. The day is for Upcoming 1st - 8th Graders in Atkinson County schools.

Planning Commission receives comprehensive plan training

Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) held a Comprehensive Plan training session with the Douglas-Coffee County Planning Commission at the Ashley-Slater House. The training session was conducted by Ebony Simpson, the Planning Outreach and Training Coordinator with DCA, during the regular meeting of the Planning Commission. Planning Commission members attending the training were Roger Thompson (Planning Commission Chairman), Tim Thomason, Steve Bailey, and Marvin Knight, along with City of Douglas staff members, Georgia Henderson (Community Development Director), and Ebonee Dobson (City Planner).

American Legion to honor veterans on Memorial Day

American Legion Post 515 will place flags on veterans' graves at the Douglas City Cemetery for Memorial Day, starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday, May 30. Flags will be placed on the graves at the other 84 cemeteries by Friday, May 27. Wreaths Across America Coordinator Jerome Loving will be at Post 515 the majority of the day on May 18, and asks that you contact him to pick up flags if you need them by 5:00 PM.

Ware County Schools

We are heartbroken by the tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Texas’ Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District earlier this week. We share in the pain and grief that parents and educators across the country are experiencing and send our deepest condolences and love to the Uvalde community.

City of Douglas celebrates new improvements to Davis-Wade Park

The City of Douglas and Douglas-Coffee County Parks and Recreation invites the public to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Davis-Wade Park, Miracle Field, and the new Roger C. Johnson Swimming Pool. “I am so excited to see this project completed,” says Mayor Tony Paulk. “It is going to be...
Waycross Journal-Herald

Gary Bryan Smith

WAYCROSS — Gary Bryan Smith, 49, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at his residence in Waycross following an extended illness. He was born in Waycross to Gary Twyman Smith and Carol Miller Baugh. He worked in the construction field for many years and was a member of Second Baptist Church, but most recently attended Rome Primitive Baptist Church.
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Edward Ralph ‘Eddie’ Wheeler Sr.

WAYCROSS — Edward Ralph “Eddie” Wheeler Sr., 67, of Waycross, passed away Sunday evening, May 22, 2022, at his residence. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, on December 21, 1954, he had lived in Waycross since the late 1980s. Wheeler was retired from the U.S. Army and was the owner/operator of Wheeler Roofing and Insulation.

Operation Quality-of-Life discovers numerous violations in city

On the morning of April 29, 2022, the City of Douglas Quality-of-Life Task Force patrolled the city looking for common code violations. The Quality-of-Life Task Force consists of city department heads and city staff that have been trained to look for problem areas in neighborhoods to help reduce crime in the community and provide a better place for citizens.

Wiregrass announces President's, Dean's lists

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President DeAnnia Clements is pleased to announce the Spring Semester President's List and Dean's List. The President's List includes outstanding students who were enrolled full-time for 12 credit hours or more and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale during Spring Semester 2022.

Honor a veteran with a memorial brick

The Douglas-Coffee County Veterans Park stands as a great memorial to veterans in our community and beyond. An aspect of the park is the Pave the Way Brick Memorial which has hundreds of veterans' names carved honoring veterans and veterans who have served during war and peace. The Veterans Park...

Wiregrass Tech named National Model of Excellence

For the third year, the SkillsUSA chapter at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was recently named among the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally as a “Model of Excellence” workplace skills. This national program recognizes the exceptional integration and application of personal, workplace, and technical skills in SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is one of the highest awards bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for career and technical education.

Tonya Lee Tilley Ramirez, 42

Tonya Lee Tilley Ramirez, age 42, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ramirez was born on June 13, 1979, in Roanoke Rapids, NC to the late William James Tilley and the late Annetta Carol Edens Tilley. Survivors include: Husband: Jaime...

Clint Austin Wildes, 28

Clint Austin Wildes, age 28, of Tampa, Florida passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Wildes was born on August 1, 1993, in Douglas, GA to Timothy Wildes and Lisa Grantham Taylor. Survivors include: Mother: Lisa Grantham Taylor of Douglas, GA, Sister: Adrianne Wildes of Long...