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Crisp County Sheriff’s Office has a tactical response vehicle

  Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch   Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock has been waiting a year, but the ... Read more | Add your comment

Two individuals from the Middle District of Georgia charged in criminal complaints related to the Capitol violence

Melissa Hodges (USAGAM) [Contractor] Two individuals from the Middle District of Georgia have been charged in criminal complaints ... Read more | Add your comment

Crisp County School System extends virtual learning until January 25th

The Crisp County School System will extend virtual learning for all students through Friday, January 22, 2021. Students ... Read more | Add your comment

Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time  Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program, ... 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

by Gabe Jordan.

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Fire at Huey Deer Processing building

Photo by Glenn Jarrett A call went out at approximately 4pm at the Huey Deer Processing building in reference to a structure fire. The cause ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:27 pm

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Dooly schools extend virtual learning until Feb.1.

  Staff Report Dr. Craig Lockhart, Superintendent of the Dooly County School System, announced in a letter to parents that as COVID-19 cases continue to ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:35 pm

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Thanksgiving COVID surge hits Middle Georgia

    By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   Crisp Regional Hospital has changed its status to divert meaning that when an incoming ambulance radios ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:25 pm

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WILCOX BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETS BALLOT REJECTION/POLLING PLACE SECURITY HIGHLIGHTED

Lucas C. Allison, Dispatch Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Elections held its regular monthly meeting on Election Day.  They discussed under old business to avoid ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:38 pm

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Food & Prayer Distribution

Northern Heights Baptist Church FOOD & PRAYER DISTRIBUTION (1102 East 8th Ave. Cordele, Ga.) Cordele-Crisp County Saturday, January 23rd 2021 8:30 a.m. until all food ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:34 pm

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ROCHELLE MARKETPLACE DDA MEETS

Lucas C. Allison, Dispatch Correspondent The Rochelle Marketplace DDA, held its first meeting of 2021, the meeting was called to order however the only directors ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:33 pm

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Crisp County High School football coach resigns

  Staff Report Crisp County High School head football coach Brad Harber resigned Monday according to a press release from Assistant Superintendent of Schools Brandon ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:46 am

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Structure fire on West 20th Avenue

At approximately 3:35 pm a call went out for a structure fire at 407 W. 20th Avenue in Cordele. At this time we are unsure ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, January 11, 2021 3:49 pm

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Longtime Dooly Commissioner Harry Ward passes away

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   On the very day that Tim Robinson was sworn in as Ward 4 Dooly County Commissioner, his predecessor, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:22 pm

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Railroad crossing closures

PUBLIC NOTICE Crossings Closure CSX will have the crossings listed below closed for maintenance.  Crossings will be closed until work is completed.  Crossings and start ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:17 pm

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Wanted person – Reward offered

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by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:34 pm

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South Georgia Technical College now offering Fire and Emergency Services Occupation Associate Degree

  South Georgia Technical College is offering a Fire and Emergency Services Occupation Associate Degree program for students interested in entry level employment in the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:36 pm

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Arabi home destroyed by fire

  A structure fire Tuesday at 4460 Bedgood Avenue in Arabi destroyed most of the possessions of the tenant, Justin Hughes, including his dog. Chief ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:04 pm

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Crisp County School meal service

  STARTING JAN 6, 2021 and offered daily on scheduled school days. This  meal service will replace the in-school meals and the weekly virtual meal bag ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:12 pm

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Candie Walters joins South Georgia Tech as Admissions Director

  Candie Dinkins Walters has joined South Georgia Technical College as its new Admissions Director, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford.  She ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:36 am

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Trailer and Polaris Rangers recovered

UPDATE The trailer and two Polaris Rangers were recovered in Conyers, GA, on December 31, 2020, by a Police Officer. An officer with the Conyers ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:30 pm

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SpeedFest 2021 is cancelled in Cordele

Staff Report CRA officials must decide in the next 48 hours whether to move the event The Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park(CMP) announced ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:55 pm

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More Georgians to Become Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Georgia will move to expand Phase 1A vaccination criteria within the next two weeks to include the elderly, age 65 and older, law enforcement officers, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, January 4, 2021 3:54 pm

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Crisp County Recreation Department postpones programs

ATTENTION:  Due to the increasing numbers of Covid cases in Crisp County, all CCRD programs will be postponed through the end of January. At that ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, January 4, 2021 2:51 pm

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Dooly County High schhol granted for the National Honor Society

Dooly County High School has been granted the charter for the National Honor Society.  The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, January 4, 2021 1:00 pm

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Crisp County Schools Nutrition Program

  Crisp County School Nutrtion Program will have meals going out on the buses starting on JANUARY 6th and to go to https://www.crispschools.org/ and click on the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, January 4, 2021 12:58 pm

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Five Juveniles Arrested for Burglary

Cordele Police responded to an active security alarm at Dollar General, 1101 East 16th Avenue, late into the evening at around 11:55 pm on Tuesday ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:49 pm

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Unadilla DDA Chairman Arrested for Theft

  After nearly a full year’s investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Unadilla Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chairman Bobby West, 59, and charged ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:45 am

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Christ Episcopal Church awards scholarships to Crisp County students

      Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch Senobia Sanchez, left, a UGA student majoring in criminal justice and pre-law, Gabe Sanchez, a Georgia Tech student ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:00 am

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New year brings new laws to Georgia

ATLANTA – Legislation the General Assembly passed this year covering a wide range of subjects from health care to law enforcement to Georgia’s foster care ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:00 am