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Georgia Invests in Campaign to Improve Birth Outcomes for Georgia Moms

In recognition of Mother’s Day, Georgia Department of Public Health is partnering with Count the Kicks, an evidence-based stillbirth ... Read more | Add your comment

Severe weather causes power outages in Crisp

Staff Report Strong thunderstorms Tuesday night tore across central Georgia, causing widespread power outages throughout Crisp County. “At about ... Read more | Add your comment

City Commission revisits law enforcement effectiveness

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   Tuesday’s Cordele City Commission meeting resurrected an idea that has been ... Read more | Add your comment

PUBLIC NOTICE Crossing Closure

CSX will be closing the Pecan Street crossing beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Dooly County High School canning plant

Dooly County High School Canning Plant Hwy 27 – Hawkinsville Road May 10 to May 27 Monday and Thursday- 3:30 to 8:30 June 2 to ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:03 pm

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Bryan arrested for Burglary and Attempt to Elude

On Friday, April 30, 2021, around 6:50 A.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeffrey Bryan, a 31- year-old male from Warwick, Georgia. Bryan is charged ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 3, 2021 9:18 am

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Crisp County home destroyed by fire

    The Crisp County Fire Department responded Saturday evening to a structure fire in the area of Brock Road and Arabi-Williford Rd. Despite mutual ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 3, 2021 9:15 am

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Nelson Clements Named Student of Excellence at SGTC Crisp County Center

  Cordele, GA – The Crisp County Center of South Georgia Technical College recently recognized Nelson Clements of Pineview as the April Student of Excellence. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, April 30, 2021 8:58 am

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National Infant Immunization Week

During National Infant Immunization Week, and every day, local health departments provide vaccines for all stages of a child’s life. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:13 pm

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Crisp County High School Named National Beta School of Merit and School of Distinction

Cordele, GA April 29, 2021 – The Crisp County School System is proud to announce that Crisp County High School is a 2020-2021 National Beta School of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:56 am

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William Harold Lupo

William Harold Lupo, 90 of Cordele, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2021 at Crisp Regional Hospital. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:10 pm

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Vienna Police Chief handed indefinite suspension

      By Neil B.  McGahee Managing Editor   The word on the streets of Vienna said Chief of Police Cozie Ray was going ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:33 am

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High-speed broadband coming to central Georgia

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The Middle Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Conexon Connect  announced plans today to expand high-speed,  broadband cable to ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:29 pm

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Planters First Bank Announces Briley Edwards and Amie Jones have joined our banking team.

Planters First Bank is pleased to announce that Briley Edwards and Amie Jones have joined our banking team. Briley has been hired as Vice President, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:06 pm

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Two vehicle accident near Waffle House

An afternoon wreck occurred on 16th Avenue near the Waffle House.   Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:40 pm

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The Beauty of The Bag

Since the pandemic, we’ve begun a new way of life. Some have hated the entrapment of being indoors while others have thrived. But while we’ve ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:32 am

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 18-24, 2021. This year’s theme is Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities., emphasizes the importance of leveraging community ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, April 19, 2021 4:47 pm

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God Hit the Reset Button! Dooly COVID victims remembered, survivors celebrated

  By Neil B. McGahee, Managing Editor When nearly 200 people came to the Dooly County High School gymnasium, Saturday, they walked into a cavern of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, April 19, 2021 4:25 pm

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Traffic Impediment

PUBLIC NOTICE Traffic Impediment Contractors will be working on the sidewalk on Pecan Street between 11th Avenue and 13th Avenue on April 22nd & April 23rd.  Expect traffic ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, April 19, 2021 4:19 pm

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Pilot killed in Pineview crop duster crash

A crop dusting plane crashed at about 8:57 a.m. this morning. According to witnesses that plane hit a set of heavy duty power lines which ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:44 pm

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Elevate Your Relationship

    by Becca Stackhouse UGA Extension   Crisp County’s 2021 series (2) will be held virtually and are scheduled for 6:00 PM every Thursday! ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:03 am

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Trade settlement saves 2,600 jobs slated for Georgia electric vehicle battery plants

ATLANTA – Two South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers have reached an 11th-hour settlement to a trade dispute that was threatening an estimated 2,600 jobs ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:01 am

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Rochelle council hears first reading of annexation request

Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent   The Rochelle City Council held its regular monthly meeting via Zoom. Police chief Mickey Barfield reported the patrol units ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44 pm

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Keep Crisp Beautiful contracts with a local business to help clean up the Community

  by Catherine Harrell As you may know, Keep Crisp Beautiful a committee of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce, City of Cordele and Commissioners, Crisp ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:32 pm

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Jobless benefits expiring for almost 400,000 unemployed Georgians

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Nearly 400,000 unemployed Georgians who filed claims with the state Department of Labor last ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:42 pm

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City of Rochelle boil water advisory

The City of Rochelle has issued a “boil water” advisory due to a water main break Wednesday. Rochelle Mayor Wayne McGuinty said to protect the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:23 pm

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GEORGIA 811 REMINDS LOCAL RESIDENTS TO CONTACT 811 BEFORE PLANTING TREES THIS EARTH DAY AND ARBOR DAY

Don’t let a digging accident diminish environmental efforts Duluth, GA  — Georgia 811 recognizes that many people will be planting trees for Earth Day and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:30 pm

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Georgia is Open for Business – New COVID-19 Guidance to Take Effect on April 8

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, April 8, Executive Order 03.31.21.03 will take effect, rolling back the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Georgia’s economy. The Governor’s Executive Orders are available ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:04 am

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Earning her way to summer camp

Sara Cobb, 11, added a little more cash for the cause — in this case, summer camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Ga. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:16 pm