Body Is Discovered Near Douglas Store

DOUGLAS — A body was found in a wooden area off of Highway 221 behind the Walmart store in Douglas Thursday, according to Coffee County Coroner Brandon Musgrove. The body of an unidentified adult was found around 5:40 p.m. by a citizen, Musgrove said. It appeared to...

Smoke From Swamp Fire Expected To Be Problem Until It Rains

A fire smoldering on Cowhouse Island in the Okefenokee Swamp is 98 percent contained, Susan Heisey, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, said Thursday afternoon. Personnel from the government will continue to patrol and monitor the fire each day, as smoke within the...

Speeders On 84 Popped

BLACKSHEAR — In an effort to crack down on high-speed traffic and reckless driving on the busily traveled Highway 84 between Wayross and Blackshear, Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright and other law enforcement officers have been stationed on the road on “speed...

Man Is Injured In A Single-Vehicle Crash

BLACKSHEAR — A Pierce County man was taken by Brantley County EMS ambulance Monday to Memorial Satilla Health Waycross for treatment of injuries he suffered when his vehicle crashed on Ben James Road near Dean Lane, said the Georgia State Patrol. Mathew Jacob McCrea,...

Men Wanted In Alma Are Arrested In Texas

ALMA — Three men wanted in Bacon County have been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Texas, said Alma Police Chief Cody Phillips. Litarus Demond Brinson, Terrence Denell Brackins and Travis Dewayne Smith, all of Alma, were taken into custody on drug...

Lightning Starts 50-Acre Wildfire

A lightning strike Saturday ignited a fire on Cowhouse Island in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge that torched about 50 acres over the weekend but is now close to being contained, according to a press release from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in...