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Revocation of Joe’s Meat Market business license hits a snag

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor A move by Cordele City Manager Roland McCarthy to strip Joes Meat ... Read more | Add your comment

Crisp County High band spends the week at camp

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Nearly 110 Crisp County High Cougar Band members are spending the ... Read more | Add your comment

South Georgia Tech to offer new drone program Fall Semester

   Unmanned aircrafts or drones have been around for more than two decades, but drone technology has developed ... Read more | Add your comment

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Back-2-School Bash slated for July 31

Staff Report Crisp County students return to school on July 30 but the “Back-2-School Bash,” happens the next day Saturday July 31st from 11 a.m. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:01 pm

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Dr. Kandiss Taylor, Republican candidate for Governor, to visit Cordele

CORDELE, GA – Kandiss Taylor, Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia, will speak to the Crisp County Republican Party on Thursday, July 22 at 12:00 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:34 am

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Dooly County road closures

This is a Public Notice from the Dooly County Commissioners Office. The Shiloh Road bridge over Gumm Creek tributary has been approved for replacement by ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:38 am

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Wilcox County BOE approves in person classes for 2021-22

By Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.  Upon recommendation of Superintendent Julie Childers, the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 16, 2021 10:44 am

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Vienna City Council votes to terminate police chief

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing For months the word on the streets was that Vienna Police Chief Cozie Ray was going to be fired ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:37 am

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Outlaw set to retire

  Retiring Assistant Director of Crisp Emergency Medical Services Jerome Outlaw tried to keep his emotions intact as he was honored with a proclamation by ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:02 pm

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“Ride to Remember” honors Hillman

    by Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   A big RV plastered with photos of cops and escorted by motorcycles arrived at the Crisp ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 pm

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Dr. Cynthia Johnson receives the Coin of Distinction

This month’s Coin of Distinction Recipient is Dr. Cynthia Johnson. Mr. Earl Clark, Jr. nominated Dr. Johnson. Dr. Cynthia Johnson, a Dooly County native is ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:04 am

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South Georgia Technical College hosts Jefferson State officials

  South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford hosted officials from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL recently and showcased SGTC’s partnership programs ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:58 am

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Arrest Made In Shooting Case

  On Saturday July 10th 2021, at approximately 1:00 pm, officers with the Cordele Police Department responded to the Divya Food Mart, located at 503 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:13 pm

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Posey, Forehand elected to school board chair, vice chair

  By Neil McGahee Managing Editor The Crisp County Board of Education elected Justin Posey chairman and Scott Forehand as vice chairman in its regular ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 11:45 am

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DR. KANDISS TAYLOR, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, TO VISIT CORDELE

CORDELE, GA – Kandiss Taylor, Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia, will speak to the Crisp County Republican Party on Thursday, July 22 at 12:00 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:04 am

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Everything is in the Can The Dooly County High School canning plant is ready to can for you

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor It’s nearly impossible to hear Roger Teeple speaking above the din of machinery. Everywhere hoses are swishing, big ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:27 am

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From the Classroom to the Academy

    By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor When Crisp County firefighters visited his kindergarten class at Blackshear Trail Elementary, Jamal Hoskins knew immediately that ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 9, 2021 12:23 pm

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Lewis Green retires as Chief of Police

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Given the choice of termination or retirement, Cordele Chief of Police Lewis Green announced his retirement Tuesday. “I ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:46 am

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Two More Arrest Made In Shooting Case

    Aggravated Assault Update On Monday, June 28th 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm Officers with the Cordele Police Department responded to a shooting call ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 2, 2021 2:13 pm

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Investigation Leads To Arrest

  On Monday, June 28th 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm Officers with the Cordele Police Department responded to a shooting call at Joe’s Meat Market ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:05 am

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July 1 bringing in mix of new state laws

ATLANTA – The controversial election bill the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed in March garnered the most publicity by far of anything lawmakers did during this ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 3:43 pm

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Butts arrested in Wilcox County

  On 6/22/2021 at 19:30, deputies with the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on Christian Hill Road for Failure to Maintain Lane. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:03 am

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Crisp Disaster Preparedness expert warns about ignored building codes

  Rolland Crawford is serious about building codes. And he has some unsettling ideas about the way the bigger buildings, primarily hotels, around Cordele are ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:01 am

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Contraband Investigation Leads to Additional Arrests

CRISP COUNTY- June 29, 2021 The investigation into contraband being bought to the Crisp County Detention Center that involved a Crisp County Detention Officer has ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:33 am

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Crisp County Commission approves bonds for hospital expansion

By Neil McGahee Managing Editor In a short, but important called meeting today, the Crisp County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a $44-million ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 24, 2021 3:04 pm

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PUBLIC NOTICE Crossing Closure

As of today, Norfolk Southern has closed the crossing on 12th Avenue for repairs.  Crossing will remain closed until work is complete. Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 24, 2021 1:51 pm

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Georgia Attorney General addresses Rotary

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor If you think that gang-related activity is reserved only for the western states, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 4:13 pm

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James Hurt Re-Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

  Atlanta – James W. Hurt of Hurt & Associates in Cordele has been re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 52,000-member ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:51 am