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Second Annual Bible Reading Marathon set for July 14

Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch At 7:14 am, Tuesday, July 14, chapters of the Bible will be read from ... Read more | Add your comment

Dooly County gets $700K in COVID relief

By Sharon McGahee Dispatch Correspondent The Dooly County Board of Commissioners got word that some much-needed revenue would ... Read more | Add your comment

Rochelle council saves $44k in interest/principal payments to GEFA

By Lucas C. Allison Wilcox County Correspondent The Rochelle City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, the ... Read more | Add your comment

14 year old male shot at Holsey Cobb Village

During the Fourth of July celebration, a 14 year old male was shot in Holsey Cobb Village Apartments ... 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

by Gabe Jordan.

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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

by Gabe Jordan.

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Tri-county schools planning for return to school

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The three school systems in the tri-county area — Crisp, Dooly and Wilcox — have announced dates for students ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:00 am

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Shots fired at Pineview watermelon shed

On June 27, 2020, Wilcox County deputies were dispatched to a local watermelon packing shed in Pineview, Ga. where shots had been fired. A truck ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:08 am

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ATV and motorcycle accident result in serious injuries

Two accidents last weekend, resulting in serious injuries to a motorcyclist and an ATV rider, required both to be flown by helicopter to Navicent Hospital ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:44 am

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New Election polling location

Election Notice: The precinct location known as Listonia Precinct will have a new location beginning November 3,2020. The polling place was located on Dockweiler Rd. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:15 am

Sports

Minor League 2020 baseball season has been shelved

Minor League Baseball officially announced at 5 p.m. ET, June 30 that the season has been shelved because Major League Baseball has informed it that ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:09 pm

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Saturday morning structure fire

  The Cordele Fire Department responded Saturday at 9:20 am to a structure fire at a vacant house at 515 7th Ave. E. “EMS was ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:41 pm

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Frist Responder of the Month

Martelle Davis was born and raised in Cordele, GA. He graduated from Crisp County High School in 2001 and joined the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:41 am

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Crisp County Recreation Department open

  Photo by Joe Joe Wright Pictured above adjusting the new Social distancing sign is Crisp County Recreation Director Eric Bozeman. After three months of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:07 pm

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Assault in Omar Heights

ASSUALT CRISP COUNTY- June 29, 2020 On June 28, 2020, at approximately 10:15 P.M., Crisp County E-911 dispatched Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies to the 2200 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, June 29, 2020 11:46 am

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SUBJECT ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE CRISP COUNTY

    On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at approximately 8:20 A.M. Terry Harris, a 35-year-old male, from Forsyth, Georgia, was arrested. Harris faces charges of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:11 am

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Dooly Commission puts final touches on 2021 budget

By Sharon D. McGahee Dispatch Correspondent     The June 18 Dooly County Commission meeting convened with commissioner Harry Ward absent and Commission Chair Terrell ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:30 am

Education

Rotarians present annual Rotary Cup awards

    Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch   The Cordele Rotary Club presented its annual Rotary Cup awards to four 2020 graduates from Crisp County High ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:12 pm

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Citizen rep call for removal of Conferate memorial

    Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch As calls across the nation increase for the elimination of symbols of the Confederacy, the Cordele City Commission heard ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:59 pm

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Wilcox County Electionsboard meets and tabulates absentee ballots

By Lucas C. Allison Wilcox County Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Elections held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday June 9. 2020 which was Election day.  ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:02 am

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Cordele MD creates test to detect COVID-19 surface contamination

By Lauren Lee Since the beginning of January, Dr. Marion Lee has dedicated himself to finding a way to help communities suffering from the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:58 am

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Crisp COunty DFCS office faces possible closure

CORDELE – The Crisp County office of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is one of 53 throughout the state possibly facing closure ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:34 am

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Cordele man arrested for Dooly murder

After a short manhunt, a Cordele resident was arrested in Dooly County and chargedwith homicide   On Saturday, June 13, around 9:30 a.m., Crisp County ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:32 am

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Confusion slows results of Georgia Primary Races

by Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor An election day marred by confusion about operating new voting machines has caused delays in releasing the results of state and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:26 pm

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Wilcox County Election results

Wilcox Election with 6 of 6 precincts reporting, we only had two local races which were decided tonight:  They were Tax Commissioner Caroly Elsbery(incumbent) 1028-73.4% ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:46 pm

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Absentee ballot results

By press time, only Crisp County’s absentee ballots had been counted for the Georgia Primary Tuesday. The primary, originally scheduled in March, was postponed until ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:42 pm

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Hot Air Balloons Return To Cordele

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many events across Georgia and the United States, including much of the Watermelon Days Festival, Hot ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:54 am

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SUBJECT ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE

CRISP COUNTY- June 5, 2020 Authorities arrested Khiry Ensley, a 30-year-old male, resident of Jonesboro, Georgia on June 4, 2020, around 1:25 p.m. Ensley faces ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Friday, June 5, 2020 3:06 pm

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Farmers Market will remain open until end of Summer

We have word that the Cordele Farmers Market will be open at least until the end of summer 2020 Please come out and support our ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:30 pm

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SGTC Dual Enrollment Student Earns Criminal Justice Degree While Still in High School

  CORDELE – MarKayla Henderson of Cordele recently graduated with honors from both Crisp County High School and South Georgia Technical College (SGTC). Through the ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:06 am

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Middle School opening delayed

Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch CORDELE – The Crisp County Board of Education met May 28 for a work session and learned there are problems with ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:05 pm