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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Middle School opening delayed

Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch CORDELE – The Crisp County Board of Education met May 28 for a work ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire at Griffin Lumber Sawmill

  A fire broke out at Griffin Lumber Sawmill on Drayton Road in the early morning hours of ... 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

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Additional Allotments of Remdesivir for Treatment of COVID-19 Distributed to Georgia Hospitals

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) this week is distributing 18,440 vials of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Nearly 85 hospitals ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:35 pm

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Burglary at Quick Buys

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary that occurred on May 24, 2020, at Quick Buys (GA HWY 300 S). The suspect’s ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:24 am

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Crisp County High graduates 277 after rain delay

The 277 members of Crisp County High School’s Class of 2020 officially graduated at commencement ceremonies held at the Cougar Den football field on Saturday. ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:07 am

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Area flooding in Cordele

The areas of the Community clubhouse and behind the Crisp Regional Medial Office building are flooded, please take caution when going through these areas. Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:38 am

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Organizers cancel Annual Watermelon Days Festival amid COVID-19 concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed perhaps its highest-profile casualty in Crisp County: the world famous Watermelon Days Festival. Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce President Monica Simmons ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:27 pm

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Sheriff Hancock warns: Secure your valuables

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock is advising residents to lock up their valuables to minimize the chance that they become a victim of crimes of ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:06 pm

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Wilcox commissioners appoint Sutton to county elections board

By Lucas C. Allison Wilcox County Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on Wednesday, May 13 to appoint two members ... Read more

by admin, Friday, May 15, 2020 4:22 pm

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Remembering those who gave all

Memorial service honors local law enforcement officers killed in line of duty The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday held a brief, yet powerful, memorial ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Friday, May 15, 2020 3:51 pm

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Summers picks up endorsement from Georgia Lt. Gov.

FROM A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF GEORGIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GEOFF DUNCAN: ATLANTA – Today, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan endorsed Carden Summers for ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:11 pm

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Eutychus

By Neil Joiner The story of a young man named Eutychus is found in Acts 20:7-12.  He was seated in the opening of an upstairs ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:57 pm

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NASCAR Returning to Georgia for Rescheduled Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

  FROM A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF GEORGIA GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP: ATLANTA – Governor Brian P. Kemp is giving NASCAR the green ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:42 pm

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$500 reward for information leading to arrest and recovery of stolen handguns

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by Gabe Jordan, Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:25 pm

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Gov. Kemp: TCSG Granted $12 Million for Dislocated Workers

FROM A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF GEORGIA GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP: ATLANTA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the Technical College System ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:02 pm

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Council approves golf carts on Vienna streets

The Vienna City Council, in its May 11 meeting, approved an ordinance allowing residents to use their personal vehicles such as golf carts on city ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:27 pm

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New Georgia unemployment claims increase slightly from last week

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Nearly 243,000 Georgians filed initial unemployment claims last week, a slight increase over the ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:51 pm

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South Georgia Technical College employees returning to campus

FROM A SOUTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESS RELEASE: South Georgia Technical College will begin opening the campus to employees beginning May 18th as faculty and ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:39 pm

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Crisp school board formally approves May 22 graduation date

Commencement ceremonies for Crisp County High School have been scheduled for May 22 at 8 pm. The traditional ceremony will be held on the athletic ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:20 am

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South Georgia Technical College to honor Spring 2020 grads with virtual commencement

South Georgia Technical College’s Spring 2020 virtual graduation ceremony will be aired live on Americus’ WISK-98.7 radio station on Thursday, May 14th at 6 p.m.  A ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:18 am

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Kemp to keep bars closed, open summer day camps

By Beau Evans Staff Writer-Capitol Beat News Service Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday he plans to extend mandatory statewide closures for bars and nightclubs in ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:09 am

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Rochelle City Council meets via Zoom online app

By Lucas C. Allison – Wilcox County Correspondent The Rochelle City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday May 6th, keeping COVID-19 safety protocols ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:07 am

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Wilcox Commission approves playground equipment for recreation field

By Lucas C. Allison – Wilcox County Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday May 5th in the courtroom to ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:01 am

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Wilcox High to celebrate graduation on June 26

By Lucas C. Allison-Wilcox County Correspondent Wilcox Board of Education approved the following 2020 Graduation as follows: Over 50 percent of seniors responded to a ... Read more

by admin, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:22 am

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Cordele City Hall returns to business as usual — mostly

In another virtual meeting the Cordele City Commissioners learned that City Hall had reopened Monday with business as usual with a caveat that visitors are ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:52 am

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Curbside service begins at Cordele-Crisp Library on May 18

Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library will offer curbside service to pick up books and DVDs starting May 18th. Patrons can call or place holds online at www.gapines.org. The library’s ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:25 am

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Crisp deputies arrest one in connection to storage unit burglaries

FROM A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CRISP COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: On Sunday, May 10, 2020, at approximately 10:20 p.m., deputies arrested Justin Youngblood, a ... Read more

by Gabe Jordan, Monday, May 11, 2020 5:16 pm