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Former prison guard admits role in major south Georgia drug trafficking conspiracy

A former prison guard has admitted participating in a drug trafficking operation in south Georgia that included smuggling contraband to inmates. Jessica Azaelae Burnett, a/k/a “The Madam,” 41, of Douglas, Ga., awaits sentencing after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Methamphetamine and Marijuana, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Burnett’s guilty plea exposes her to a statutory penalty of up to 20 years in prison and substantial financial penalties, followed by a minimum of three years of supervised release after completion of any prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system. As part of her plea agreement, Burnett also agrees to the forfeiture of five firearms seized during the investigation.
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Fitzgerald

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Fitzgerald: Friday, July 23: Chance of Showers And Thunderstorms; Saturday, July 24: Sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear overnight; Sunday, July 25: Sunny then slight
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Southwell visitation levels changing to orange on Friday

Effective Friday, July 23, visitor restrictions for Tift Regional Medical Center, Southwell Medical, and all clinics and departments of these facilities will upgrade to Level Orange restricting visitation. Hospital officials say that the upgrade in restrictions is in effect due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the area....
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Grass in the Olympic Stadium developed by UGA in Tifton

UGA’s TifSport and TifGrand, tough and durable bermudagrasses, were decades in the making. The Summer Olympics may be in Japan this year, but Team USA was on home turf when they took the field for today’s Opening Ceremony. The Japan National Stadium’s field is currently sodded with TifSport Bermudagrass, developed...
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Bobby Bowden, former SGC and FSU head coach, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Bobby Bowden, 91, one of the winningest college football coaches of all time whose head coaching career began in Douglas at South Georgia College in 1955, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. According to reports, his son, Terry, head football coach at Louisiana-Monroe, has stated that the Bowden family recognizes that they may have Coach Bowden for just a matter of months.
Tifton, GATifton Gazette

ABAC faculty members receive promotions, tenure

TIFTON — Four faculty members at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will begin the 2021-22 academic year with promotions and tenure. One other faculty member will also be promoted and another will be granted tenure at the college, college officials said in a statement. Dr. Jerry Baker, ABAC provost and vice...
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Nashville

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Nashville: Thursday, July 22: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely; Friday, July 23: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely; Saturday, July 24: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear overnight; Sunday, July 25: Sunny
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Tift County wins Cooperative Spirit Award

THOMASTON — The Georgia High School Association has honored Tift County High for its work on the fields and courts, but not necessarily because of their winning records. Tift County is one of the GHSA’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award schools, joining seven others in Class 7A. Sixty-four schools were picked in Georgia.
Tifton, GATifton Gazette

Lewis book highlights a lifetime in agriculture

TIFTON — Dr. Joe Lewis has written a book that traces his life in Mississippi to the current day. Lewis, a Tifton resident, has been honored multiple times for his entomology work at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, including winning Israel’s Wolf Prize in Agriculture in 2008 and by his alma mater, Mississippi State University, in 2019.
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Tifton police looking for man wanted for family violence charges

The Tifton Police Department is looking for a man wanted on aggravated assault and aggravated battery (family violence) charges. Police say that Jason Lamar Andrews stands just over six feet high and weighs approximately 175 pounds. Andrews is known to ride a bicycle inside the city limits. Police say if...
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Tifton Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Tifton: Friday, July 23: Chance of Showers And Thunderstorms; Saturday, July 24: Sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear overnight; Sunday, July 25: Sunny then slight
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Weather Forecast For Nashville

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Nashville: Friday, July 23: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Saturday, July 24: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear
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City receives funding to assist with airport lighting replacement

The Georgia Department of Transportation has notified the City of Douglas that federal and GDOT grant funding will be provided for airport lighting replacement project. The actual funding amount will be based on preapproved design, planning and engineering costs and/or competitive bids received to accomplish the project. The City of...
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Railroad crossing in Wilcox County to close due to maintenance

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. -- A railroad crossing in Pitts will undergo maintenance this upcoming Monday. The State Route 215/Eighth Street railroad crossing will close at 7:00 a.m. on Monday July 26 and reopen 24 hours later. The date is subject to change, according to Georgia Department of Transportation. If that...
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Easton Corbin Coming to the Martin Centre in Douglas!

Catch Cody weekdays on The Big WUFE 96.7 from 2 until 7 pm! He plays upbeat music and loves sharing weird news, random trivia, and all kinds of inspiring stories. Cody is also the News Director for Z-94 and The Big WUFE. Do you have a breaking news item? Is your church or nonprofit organization holding a community event? Click the Submit News Item link!
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Celebrate parks and recreation day on July 30

On Friday, July 30, 2021, from 11am – 2pm, Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation’s volunteer coaches, participants, parents, and sponsors are invited to Parks and Recreation Appreciation Day at the CE Weir Center, located at 309 E. Bryan Street. Parks and Recreation Month is July, and our recreation department wants to say THANK YOU to all involved with parks, recreation, and special programs throughout the year.
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