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Transplant day for Everett

1:15 P.M. Update: Per Everett’s mom: Surgery is going good, Everett is stable and holding strong. They are ... Read more | Add your comment

Wilcox Board of Education accepts resignation of Julie Childers

  By Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent   Wilcox County Superintendent of Schools Julie Childers resigned effective Nov. ... Read more | Add your comment

Crisp County Fire Rescue Dispatched to Crisp County Detention Center; No Injuries Reported

    Crisp County Fire Rescue and Crisp County EMS responded to the Crisp County Detention Center at ... Read more | Add your comment

Burglary at Flint River Outdoors

    On June 13, 2021 at approximately 8:45 p.m. a Burglary occurred at Flint River Outdoors on ... Read more | Add your comment

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Saturday Kiwanis Fishing Rodeo

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by Chris Lewis, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:21 am

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Cordele Commissioner arrested, charged with felony obstruction

    Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves Sr. was arrested and is facing a felony obstruction of law enforcement officer’s charge after he aggressively interfered ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:03 am

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Cordele Commissioner arrested, charged with felony obstruction

  Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves Sr. was arrested and is facing felony obstruction charges, according to Cordele City Attorney Tommy Coleman. Reeves Sr. was ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:34 pm

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Watermelon Festival Dog Show

Amanda Smith and “Shiver” (foreground) and Henry Hunt and “Edmund,” wait for the judges decisions at the Crisp County Dog Show Friday. It was probably ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:29 pm

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Motorcycle accident turned into a fatality

    Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Valdosta post came to Cordele to gather evidence to determine the cause of a motorcycle accident Thursday ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:21 pm

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COVID impacts 2021-22 Dooly education budget

        Government school relief funding opening new doors to financial security By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Dooly County Superintendent of Schools ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:55 pm

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Watermelon Festival ribbon cutting

The 72nd Annual Watermelon Festival ribbon cutting was held this morning at the Cordele State Farmers Market. Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black was in attendance ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:27 pm

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Rollover at Coney Road and Hwy 300 South

    An ABC Towing driver places chains on the underside of a pickup truck before righting it. There were only minor injuries Wednesday when ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:27 pm

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World Soaring Champion competes in Fly Cordele

    By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   A world champion will be flying over the cotton and peanut fields of Crisp County for ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:55 am

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Cordele-Crisp proclaim June 10, 2021 as Commissioner Gary Black Day

Staff reports Monica Simmons, President of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce announced today that “the Cordele City Commission and the Board of Commissioners of Crisp ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:53 am

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A Gator Ade for Everett

  Nine-year old Everett Pettis undergoes kidney transplant Tuesday   By Neil McGahee Managing Editor Everett Pettis, a nine-year-old boy from Arabi, has mixed feelings ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:21 am

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Morning wreck on I-75

  Edward Walker Jr. of Fort Myers, Fl. and his family survey the wrecked 2018 Ford Explorer that crashed in the north bound lane of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 4, 2021 10:03 am

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Holder feels whole again

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   He said he wasn’t going to cry. But when prosthetic fitter John Rodman slipped Holder Mathis’s new ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 4, 2021 9:40 am

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UPDATE: Wilcox Commission terminates Wilcox elections supervisor

By Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent   The Wilcox County Board of Commissioners ousted Election Supervisor April Grahm Tuesday. Commissioner Jowan Johnson made a motion ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:23 pm

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South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting Program ranked as 4th best in Georgia

The South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting program was highlighted recently as the fourth best program in Georgia by Medical Assistant Advice.  A total of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:53 am

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Wilcox crash splits car into two pieces

  A one-car Wilcox County crash left an automobile torn in half. The car was traveling north Saturday around 11 am, on U.S. Highway 129. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:18 am

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Fussell arrested for kidnapping

  On May 22, 2021 at approximately 4:30 PM, Deputies responded to a residence on 12th Ave West in Pitts in reference to a domestic ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:17 am

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Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident

On May 27, 2021, at 7:09 PM, Crisp County E-911 dispatched Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and Crisp County EMS to a single-vehicle accident on Fenn ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, May 28, 2021 1:40 pm

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Grant allows enhancement of Crisp emergency communications

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Christopher Nunn made a stop in Cordele Wednesday ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:47 pm

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Victim of fatal fire identified

  Staff Report The woman that died in a house fire Monday was identified as Sherry Duncan, 56, according to a press release from Fire ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:16 pm

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Boone charged in March 2019 murder

  Pereia Boone was found guilty today in connection of the March 2019 fatal stabbing of Bobby Holt. Boone was found guilty of malice murder, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:06 pm

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Attempt to identify or locate

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is need the community’s help in locating this vehicle. If you have information please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229-276-2600 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:51 pm

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Driver air lifted after accident

  Firefighters and paramedics from the Crisp County and Dooly County fire departments transport an injured person to a waiting AirEvac helicopter. Witnesses said it ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 10:20 am

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Watermelon Capital Queens crowned Saturday night

Eighty of the most beautiful contestants graced the stage at the Crisp County middle School auditorium Saturday night as Cordele’s 33rd Annual Watermelon Capital Queens ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 10:00 am

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Fullington Academy graduates 16

  The Fullington Academy field house was filled with grandparents, parents and friends of the 16 graduates, 11 of whom were honor graduates. Honor graduate ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 9:45 am