Hazlehurst

Hazlehurst residents will vote on alcohol sales within city limits

Hazlehurst residents will vote on alcohol sales within city limits

HAZLEHURST -- Residents of Hazlehurst will be voting on whether or not to allow sales distilled spirits within the city limits. The alcohol sales referendum is the only item on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election, which asks residents whether or not package sales of distilled spirits like scotch, bourbon, rum, and vodka will be allowed in the city limits. Early voting is already under way and residents who wish to wait until election day will be able to vote on Nov. 2 from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.
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Incumbents run unopposed for Hazlehurst City Council

Incumbents run unopposed for Hazlehurst City Council

HAZLEHURST -- Two city council members who are running for reelection in Hazlehurst will not face any opposition in their bids to keep their seats. Most residents may not be aware, but before you can run for office, you have to pay qualifying fees and officially qualify to appear on the ballot. During this week’s qualifying period, no one signed up to run against either incumbent. Qualifying ended on Wednesday for Hazlehurst City Council seats for Ward 1 and Ward 2. Dywane Johnson of Ward 1 is unopposed, as is John Ramay of Ward 2. 
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Around Georgia: Cobb officer who was shot is back home

Around Georgia: Cobb officer who was shot is back home

The Cobb County Police officer who was shot Sunday is resting comfortably at home now. The Cobb County Police Department thanked the community for praying for the officer during his recovery. Below is the social media post from the police department. "We want to take a moment and thank everyone for all the thoughts and prayers for our Officer involved in this past Sunday's shooting. We are thankful he is home with his family and doing well. We are extremely thankful for all the continued community support!" Endangered tortoises get new home The Georgia Department of Natural Resources in partnership…
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Two arrested in slaying of Hazlehurst man

Two arrested in slaying of Hazlehurst man

HAZLEHURST -- 36-year-old Hazlehurst man was shot to death last week. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the slaying. Chief Ken Williams reports that, on Wednesday, May 12, at about 9:20 p.m., the Hazlehurst Police Department responded to the intersection of Hazel Street and Girtman Street in reference to gun shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers found Kelsi Burns suffering from gun shots wounds. Burns was transported to Jeff Davis Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. "The investigation revealed that Burns had an altercation with Steven Johnson, age 22 of Hazlehurst, that resulted in Johnson shooting Burns," Williams…
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Shooting at Georgia park leads to crackdown on park hours

Shooting at Georgia park leads to crackdown on park hours

Following what city officials are calling a 'melee' that lead to a shooting at Mary Frazier McLean Community Park, the city is cracking down on activities in the park after hours. Existing ordinances close the parks in the city from dusk until dawn. Hazlehurst Mayor Bayne Stone announced that in light of the shooting, the police department will actively enforce those ordinances. The incident happened early Sunday morning.  The Hazlehurst Police Department is thoroughly investigating the shooting and has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the shooting. Parks under…
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