Cordele — One GA DOT worker was air lifted to a Macon hospital and two others transported by ambulance to Crisp Regional for injuries sustained in an afternoon collision with a semi truck. Georgia State Patrol Post 30, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, Crisp County Fire and Rescue and Crisp County EMS, as well as the Air Evac Lifeteam responded to the scene of the accident. The driver of the semi, an employee of Frito Lay did not suffer any injuries and was not transported to the hospital. Details surrounding the crash were under investigation and Trooper Posey of the GSP interviewed witnesses at the scene. According to Sheriff Donnie Haralson and Col Billy Hancock, of the CCSO confirmed that the fuel tank for the semi did rupture during the incident spilling diesel all over the highway, posing a possible hazmat issue. The cleanup could take up to two hours which they advise citizens should avoid traveling the north lanes of Highway 300 near Byrds Mill Road.
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Where the rudder meets the road
Just as driving under the influence is unacceptable on Georgia roads, officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia State Patrol and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety have come together to make Georgians aware that it is no longer acceptable on the water either.
Get your 2013 Graduation Keepsakes
The Cordele Dispatch is pleased to announce that our 2013 Graduation Keepsake will be coming out this weekend.
Wilcox schools will have different schedules
For the first time, Wilcox County High School staff and students will have a different schedule than the other two county schools.
Council approves resolution
It was a pretty basic evening Tuesday, as council members here handled a short agenda with only two business items that needed any action taken.
Council accepts bid
Council members here accepted a recommendation from engineers regarding the digging of a new well for the city. Board members reviewed a letter from Sowega Engineering regarding the recent bidding for the project.
Curbside service coming
Starting July 1, all Crisp County residents will have curbside household garbage service.
Special event planned
United Hospice and the Crisp County Recreation Department are hosting a special event Wednesday, May 22 to celebrate Older Americans Month.
Police arrest pair being sought on outstanding warrants
City police officers arrested two more persons who were already been sought for previous violations and also took another pair of shoplifters into custody at Walmart.
TIP honorees identified
Southwestern Elementary School participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) for the 2012-13 school year, and a group of students was selected for recognition.
Local man faces multiple charges made against him by police
Multiple charges have been filed against a 22-year-old local resident taken into custody Friday by Cordele Police Department officers.
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