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Two arrested after attempting To elude

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, around 10:00 A.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested James Collins, a 39-year-old male ... Read more | Add your comment

Home catches on fire in Pitts

      The Pitts, Rochelle and Wilcox Prison Fire Team, along with County Fire/EMA director Larry Brown ... Read more | Add your comment

School board discusses academic performance during pandemic

    Photo by Gabe Jordan Crisp County Board of Education member Scott Forehand (far right) asks Assistant ... Read more | Add your comment

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All Crisp District 2 voters to decide on Mathis’ replacement

Candidates Mark Crenshaw and Bill Wilson, who are running to replace outgoing incumbent Wallace Mathis as the Crisp County Commissioner for District 2, Post 1 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Crisp faces COVID-caused budget crunch

Members of the Crisp County Board of Commissioners and executive staff are working to prepare a balanced FY2021 annual budget, but the worldwide economic slowdown ... Read more | Add your comment

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Officers search Cordele residence for wanted subject

Gabe Jordan, Dispatch reporter Local law enforcement authorities surrounded a residence on the northeast corner of 12th Ave. and 2nd Street for nearly half an ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:53 pm

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Two injured in noontime wreck

CUTLINE: A passenger is loaded onto a gurney by first responders after a mid-day two-car wreck at the intersection of 16th Ave. and 3rd St. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:17 pm

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Crisp County online auction

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by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:12 pm

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Crisp Ag students celebrate national FFA week

Students showed their animals at the state livestock show the weekend before National FFA week with great success. Crisp County FFA had 15 swine entries ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:10 pm

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Identification needed for theft

Please contact the Cordele Police Department if you know or have seen this person. Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:41 pm

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2021 Watermelon Days Festival slated for June

Organizers of the world-famous Watermelon Days Festival in Crisp County have announced the 2021 festival be held on June 19 at Georgia Veterans Memorial State ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:19 pm

Education

Five Crisp eighth graders earn $10,000 scholarships

By Gabe Jordan Dispatch Reporter Five eighth graders at Crisp County Middle School have each been awarded $10,000 scholarships for their college or university studies ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:07 pm

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Georgia school teachers to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting March 8

by Beau Evans Capitol Beat News Service   Teachers, school staff and certain other vulnerable groups in Georgia will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:05 am

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Picking up litter – A great pandemic activity when done safely

  We get it, you are sick of being at home and want to figure out ways to get out and about safely. Well one ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:29 am

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Memphis murder suspect arrested in Unadilla

  Staff Report A suspect in a Memphis, Tennessee murder was arrested by the Dooly County Sheriff’s Department in Unadilla Saturday. Clifton Derrell Groves was ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:53 am

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Heavy rains cause wreck

Heavy rains that occurred mid-morning caused the driver of a Dodge Challenger to hydroplane and crash into a tractor-trailer rig at 2105 E. 16th Ave. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, February 22, 2021 4:13 pm

Education

COVID related staff shortage delays Dooly in person schooling

Staff Report Dooly County students will continue to attend virtual school until February 22nd, due to staff members in quarantine. According to the school system ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 19, 2021 3:33 pm

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Crisp’s oldest resident turns 108 on Friday

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor As nieces and grandchildren flitter around the small house on 4th Avenue looking for old photos, Lucille Shazier sits ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:55 am

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COVID-19 vaccines today at the Cordele Farmers Market

  Please use caution while traveling HWY 41 near the Cordele Farmers Market today. There will be higher amounts of traffic as the Health Department ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:48 am

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Save-A-Lot armed robbery suspect identified

Press release from the Cordele Police Department Cordele Police Department recently reported an armed robbery with three suspects at Save-A-Lot of Cordele that occurred on ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:21 pm

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Arrests Made in Crisp County Entering Auto Cases

CRISP COUNTY- February 12, 2021 On February 10, 2021, Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Malcolm Mobley. On February 12, 2021, Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 12, 2021 5:55 pm

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Crisp teachers rewarded for sacrifices made during pandemic

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Crisp County teachers and staff got some welcome news at the February meeting of the Crisp County Board of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 12, 2021 12:07 pm

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Mathis fills vacant Vienna City Council seat

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor John T. Mathis was sworn in to fill the vacant Vienna City Council seat of Henry Johnson, who ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:19 am

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Under the Gold Dome…Rep. Noel Williams

Thursday, February 4, officially brought to a close legislative day twelve of our 40-day session. The pace has picked up tremendously as more and more ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:53 pm

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A Crisp County landmark may soon disappear

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The iconic B-29 “Superfortress” bomber that has guarded the main entrance to Georgia Veterans State Park for 73 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:06 pm

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Entering Autos Reported

PRESS RELEASE CRISP COUNTY- February 8, 2021 Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received reports over the weekend for two entering auto incidents, one on Old Coney ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, February 8, 2021 4:07 pm

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Suspect Arrested for Entering Auto

Press release from the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office CRISP COUNTY- On Saturday, February 6, 2021, around 2:00 AM, Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Christopher Bagley, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, February 8, 2021 4:04 pm

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COVID-19 numbers from Crisp Regional Hospital

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by Chris Lewis, Monday, February 8, 2021 2:30 pm

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Two semi’s involved in early morning wreck

Staement from Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page An accident  occurred around 2:29 AM on I-75 near MM 103. A tractor trailer parked on the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:53 am

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Technical problems at Crisp County High School

The technical problems that befell the Crisp County School System today wasn’t caused by a malware or ransomware attack said Crisp County School Superintendent Cindy ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, February 5, 2021 5:19 pm