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Trial dates set for defendants charged in Vann Brown's death

According to Superior Court documents, trials dates have been set for the individuals charged in the death of Vann Brown, 39, which occurred on January 1, 2020. Brothers Justin Anderson and Jason Anderson go to trial on November 14, 2022. Jeffery Harper's case is set for trial on January 30, 2023.
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No injuries reported after train hits vehicle in Douglas Sunday

DOUGLAS, Ga. (WFXL) -- A man is alive after his vehicle was hit by a train Sunday. Douglas police responded to Madison Avenue for a train versus vehicle crash. For hours, the train tracks through Douglas were blocked due to the crash. Police say that the driver of the vehicle...
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Alleged intoxicated suspect escapes traffic stop, rams police car, and flees on foot

Jimmy Andre Crumbry, a convicted felon who has served several stints in prison, is now facing an aggravated assault charge against a police officer after he allegedly rammed into her patrol car as he was fleeing a traffic stop. The officer also reported having witnessed Crumby "waving a gun around" when he exited the vehicle, causing her to leave the scene and request backup.

Man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly choking female

Glenn Cooper, 45, was recently arrested on an aggravated assault charge after he was accused of choking a female for not doing as he said sooner. According to the officer, the victim had several red marks on her throat. However, Cooper denied the assault, claiming "his hands happened to be up" after she jumped on him.

Lady Trojans win four out of five last week

The Lady Trojans had a busy week as they went 4-1 including wins over #3 ranked Wayne County and #8 ranked Alcovy. The Coffee squad started the week with a 4-1 win over Wayne at home as Erin Robinson scattered 4 hits in the win. Kaci Thacker led the way with 2 hits and Hannah Capps, Morgan Hodges, Imani Paulk, and Morgan Adams chipped in a hit each.

Two Die in Weekend Collision

A mobile app on a cell phone alerted the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office of a head-on collision Saturday morning on Old River Road near Lewis Nail Road, but sadly, both local women involved were pronounced deceased at the scene. Around 8:09, Life 360, a smartphone app that utilizes GPS...

Goat show association announces county winners

On a chilly Saturday morning of September 24, the Coffee County Show Goat Association held their 2022 County Goat Show. 29 goats were shown between nine competitors which include Graci Barton, Rayley Batten, Heidi Chancey, Avelyn Dockery, Mari Fletcher, Hayden Gay, Hollyn Gay, Kyleigh Gay, and Gunner Hutto. For Cloverleaf Showmanship (Grades 3-5), Hollyn Gay placed first. Kyleigh Gay placed first in Intermediate Showmanship (Grades 7-9). For Junior Showmanship (Grades 10-11), Mari Fletcher placed first. For Senior Showmanship, Heidi Chancey placed first. As for Grand Champions, Kyleigh Gay won first with her wether, and Hollyn Gay won with her doe. Heidi Chancey’s wether and doe went home Reserve Champions.

ACS Victory Board holds annual gala

Forbes Farm, on St. Simons Island, was the setting for the recent 53rd Annual American Cancer Society Victory Board Gala of Hope. The black-tie event featured silent and live auctions, a strolling reception, dinner, and cocktails. Proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge, in Jacksonville, a place for people undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers to stay while there.

City receives CDBG funds for Head Start center expansion

The City of Douglas is among forty Georgia communities that will receive more than $35 million in federal grants to help grow their local economies. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced on September 23, 2022 that Douglas has been awarded $1,000,000 in grant funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The funds will be allocated to expand the current Early Head Start and Head Start facility.

This week is Public Power Week

Douglas Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 2-8, along with more than 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. “Since we operate right here in Douglas and serve our friends and neighbors, we care a great deal about things like customer service,...

Youth council begins new year, recognizes community leaders

The Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council (DMYC) held its first monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 6pm. Following the swearing-in of two youth council members, the group heard from special speakers about Childhood Cancer Awareness Group of Coffee County and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Youth Council Jr....

Pirates Defeat Pierce

The Appling County Pirate football team defeated their rival Pierce County with a final score of 28-17. That brings the Pirates to a record of 1-0 in the region. The Pirates will face Toombs County on Friday night in Lyons. The game will be broadcasted live on WBYZ 94.5. GO...

CRMC’s Community Health & Wellness Fair is October 8

Coffee Regional Medical Center’s 2022 Community Health & Wellness Fair is fast approaching. Open to everyone, Saturday, October 8 will be an educational health and wellness day filled with fun and fitness. This event will be held on the campus of Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas. Open to...

Alma, October 04 High School Softball🥎 Game Notice

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Love triangle results in alleged beating with metal pipe

A doomed love triangle resulted in an alleged beating with a metal pipe and four individuals in jail on aggravated battery charges. The attack, according to the victim, was a set-up by Candice Kirkland, a woman he claimed to have an affair with while she was engaged to one of his alleged assailants, James Tanner.

Grand Jury indicts six

Six individuals who were recently arrested received indictments on their charges from the Coffee County Grand Jury last week. The cases include charges of rape, aggravated assault, furnishing prohibited items to inmates, trafficking meth, failure to register as a sex offender, and burglary. DouglasNow obtained copies of the indictments, which...

Victim reports crime, also gets arrested

The victim of a crime found himself in jail after he called 911 to report someone attempting to break into his home. According to a report from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, on September 23, a sergeant was dispatched to a residence on Highway 221 North about a person breaking a window and a storm door at a home. When he arrived, he spoke with Robert Frank Smith, 59, who said James Lamar Smith, 37, had come to his home looking for his girlfriend and began beating on the door. Robert told the officer he walked into another part of the home and could see James outside beating on the door until the glass on the storm door broke. He also claimed James then threw an unknown object at the plate glass window, causing it to also break. He then watched James walk away.
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Coffee County attention started with YouTube video

COFFEE COUNTY, Ga. — In December 2020 – halfway between the election of Joe Biden and the runoff election of Raphael Warnock – a polling site in Douglas posted a video made by Coffee County election director Misty Hampton. "I can go and vote that blank ballot,"...