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Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, could bring heavy rain and high winds to Coffee County

The current path of Hurricane Ian, which strengthened into a hurricane on Monday afternoon, is set to move through parts of Georgia on Thursday, with Coffee County possibly being impacted by high-speed winds and several inches of rain. Forecasters are expecting Ian to develop into a Category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida coast, with winds potentially reaching 160 mph.
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Glynn County man found guilty of killing Waycross victim over meth dispute

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A man arrested and charged in the shooting death of a Waycross man has been found guilty by a Glynn County jury. According to a statement from the Glynn County District Attorney's Office, 58-year-old Ricky Darrell Morrow of Brunswick was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony roughly one year after the killing of 23-year-old Michael Allen Propes.

Sgt. Miguel Contreras passes after battle with cancer

Sgt. Miguel Contreras, a dedicated employee of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office for almost ten years, succumbed to his fight against cancer this morning at his home. “It is with the deepest sadness that the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of our friend and colleague, Sgt. Miguel Contreras. Anybody fortunate enough to know Miguel will tell you that he was a hero. Miguel was a hero not just because of any singular act of bravery or self-sacrifice, although there were many, but rather because of his consistent, sustained, and unwavering selfless agape love for others and his devotion to serving his community, friends, and his family. He will be greatly missed. Please keep Sgt. Miguel Contreras’ family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
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Weekly Update: September 27th, 2022

The search for a City Manager in Waycross remains active, and the number of applicants continues to mount. 23 people have already applied since July 19th. The theme for the 2022 Ware County High School Homecoming Parade will be “Gators Got Game.”. Students will enjoy “dress up days” during...

Burch to stand trial Tuesday on aggravated assault charge

Only one case out of the fourteen ready for trial will be heard by a Coffee County jury this week, with the other defendants either pleading guilty or having their cases continued to the next calendar. The state's case against James Gregory Burch on two counts of aggravated assault will be heard Tuesday in Superior Court of Coffee County.
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Waycross man’s murderer sentenced to life

BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick man was found guilty of shooting and killing a Waycross man in Glynn County back in September 2021, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Ricky Morrow, 58, was sentenced to life in prison Friday, September 23, for the September 27, 2021 murder of Michael Allen “Redd” Propes, 23. He was charged with felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, announced District Attorney Keith Higgins.

Job Fair coming to Douglas

DOUGLAS, GA – Coffee County job hunters should plan on next week’s multi-employer hiring event at the Atrium Complex. Next Tuesday, October 4th from 4 to 7pm, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers is hosting a job fair. Leading employers from a variety of industries will be represented...

Political Rewind: Coffee County saga; Immigration stunts; Braves face political fastball

This comes after an election official allowed unauthorized access to the machinery, violating Georgia law. All of the election officials have been replaced in the area. In a statement, the secretary of state said Coffee County will be receiving 100 ballot marking devices (BMDs), 100 printers, 21 poll pads and other new equipment.

Coffee County security breach began with selfies. Now it won’t go away

That little old Coffee County election security case just isn’t going away. Last week, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that his office was replacing the election equipment in Coffee County to the tune of around $400,000, an act he said “puts to an end any argument that the results in Coffee County, and anywhere else in Georgia for that matter, will not accurately reflect the will of Georgia voters.”

Georgia State Patrol Opens New Post in Hazlehurst

Last week, Georgia State Patrol Post 16 held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new post in Hazlehurst. Colonel Chris Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with City Councilman John A. Ramay, and SFC Eric Wilkes, Post 16 Commander, gave remarks during the ceremony. Members of the Hazlehurst City Council, Georgia Department of Corrections, Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Public Safety, DPS command staff and Post 16 personnel were in attendance.
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Questions raised in timeline of state response to Coffee County breach

ATLANTA — There are new questions about when precisely Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger knew about a breach in the Coffee County election office of early January 2021, with shifting timelines being offered between public statements from the Secretary of State's Office and court filings by state attorneys in a lawsuit challenging the security of the state's voting system.
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2022 Homecoming Parade

The theme for the 2022 Ware County High School Homecoming Parade will be “Gators Got Game.”. Students will enjoy “dress up days” during the week of Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7. The community can get in on the action beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October...
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Class 5A second-ranked Ware County heads into its second bye in three weeks after wrapping up non-region play with a come-from-behind 22-16 win over visiting Class 4A ninth-ranked Bainbridge. The Gators (4-0) and head coach Jason Strickland will not have to worry about possible threatening weather conditions from Hurricane Ian.

DFD: Fire won't wait, plan your escape

The Douglas Fire Department (DFD) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

ATLANTA (AP) — The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country’s most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a rural county that rarely draws notice from outsiders. How they all […] The post Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.

CCA senior, local photographer land magazine cover

A Citizens Christian Academy (CCA) senior, Kalli Douglas, made the cover of Bold & Beautiful Magazine's September senior issue, with the photographer, Coffee County native Rachel Bender, featured as the edition's front cover artist. The edition features senior pictures of 12th grade students from across the nation, with Bender's image...