On Friday, January 13, the Appling County Board of Education held a called meeting for the purpose of hiring a physical education teacher/athletic director/head football coach for Appling County High School.
On Wednesday, January 11, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Douglas Regional Office was requested by both Sheriff Preston Bohannon of the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office and Chief James Godfrey of the Baxley Police Department to investigate the death of George Michael Fletcher, Jr.
Appling County is constructing a new Concerted Services Senior Center/Head Start facility on Junior High Drive, across the road from Ernest J. Parker Recreation Park. The new construction is impressive to say the least and moving at a rapid pace. This $2.5 million project was funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and local funding. The project is expected to be completed by summer.
There is no other way to say it other than, “Brrr...”. Saturday, Sunday and part of the day on Monday it was cold in Baxley. Temps dropped to the mid 20s at night and early morning hours during the period. Above is a fountain that turned to ice Monday at Reddy Daycare, located on City Circle Road. Temps started rising Monday and are looking much warmer for the remainder of the work week and into the weekend.