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Fugitive still at large

Crisp County Sheriff’s deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers conducted a manhunt with dogs in a deeply wooded ... Read more | Add your comment

Crisp Area Harvest Festival at the Cordele Farmers Market

  October 31st, 2020 10AM-4PM Cordele, GA (October 19, 2020) The Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce and Cordele-Crisp Tourism ... Read more | Add your comment

Crisp Commissioners require face masks

The Crisp County Board of Commissioners spent most of its October 13 meeting contemplating whether it should require ... Read more | Add your comment

City of Pitts announces the High Rock Music & Makers Festival

Festival to entertain visitors by showcasing a variety of rural craftspeople and musicians PITTS, GA, October 6, 2020 ... 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

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“He was a health care hero”

  He wore garish Disney ties that made children laugh and made adults scratch their heads. He thought nothing of crawling into a sandpile to ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:17 am

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High speed chase driver still held in Dooly Jail

  The driver of the vehicle involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate Highway 75 south a week ago is still being held in the ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:15 am

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Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Awarded State Homeland Security Grant

CRISP COUNTY- October 15, 2020 Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we were selected to receive an $11,250.00 State Homeland Security Grant. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:17 pm

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High speed chase starts in Houston County ends in Dooly crash

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor A high-speed chase on Interstate Highway 75 south Wednesday morning ended when the fleeing driver lost control after ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:41 pm

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Connor’s Special Gift

  The coronavirus pandemic has affected people in different ways, but it is especially hard on a young, autistic person. “When Crisp County High School ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:38 am

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The Long Wait for Home

    A long held dream may soon become reality for a Vienna couple and their handicapped son. Laura and William Grace and Nicholas Hooks ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:33 am

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant To Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

Crisp County, Ga – The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce it has received a $54,178.00 Grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:25 am

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Street Closure

As of today, Heart of Georgia Railroad has closed the crossing on 15th Street for maintenance.  Crossing will remain closed until work is completed.  Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:40 pm

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Wilcox County Board of Elections meeting

The Wilcox County Board of Elections will have its monthly meeting this Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:30. It is open to the public. Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:39 pm

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Single Vehicle Accident

CRISP COUNTY- September 30, 2020 On September 29, 2020, around 9:50 P.M., Crisp County E-911/Communications dispatched Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp County Fire Rescue, and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:32 pm

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Lovett makes a move to Adams Drug Store

  A 25-year pharmacy veteran, Sherri Lovett, has taken her skills to Adams Drug Store, 408 E. 16 Avenue. “We are proud to welcome Sherri ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:21 am

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Dr. Norris Hall Retires as Clerk for Wilcox Board of Commissioners

by Lucas C. Allison, Dispatch Correspondent     The Wilcox Board of Commissioners announced the retirement of the Reverend Doctor Norris Hall as Clerk for ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:20 am

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Crisp County Fire Department teaches kids about fire safety in the kitchen

      Crisp County firefighter Shawn McNulty fits Crisp Academy third grader Brynlee Gravitt with a fireman’s hat as Chief Michael Postell looks on. ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:19 am

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Two Accidents Result in Three Fatalities

Cordele Police responded to two separate accidents that have resulted in three deaths. On Friday, September 25th around 9:30 pm Cordele Police and Crisp County ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:15 am

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Tennessee Homicide Suspect Arrested

Thomas Mack Arnold, a 38-year-old male, was arrested around 4:00 A.M. September 28, 2020, without incident at mile marker 84 on GA 401/I75. Thomas Mack ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:10 am

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Crisp Sheriff’s Department offers remote visitation

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office now offers remote visitation. We are using HomeWAV, a fully digital, 1080p, hi-tech, video visitation technology. This new system will allow ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:09 pm

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Cordele Railway Park nears completion

by Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The Cordele Railway Park, a project sponsored by Main Street, is nearing completion.             ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:05 pm

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One Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Crisp County Detention Center

CRISP COUNTY- September 24, 2020 The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received notification overnight from Crisp Regional Hospital that one (1) inmate housed in the Crisp ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:10 pm

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WILCOX BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETS… BRYAN HOLLINGSWORTH RESIGNS

Lucas C. Allison, Dispatch Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Elections held its regular monthly meeting Thursday Sept. 8th , all board members were present as ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:49 am

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Projected crest for the Flint River

UPDATE Press release from Steve Rentfrow, Crisp County Power Commission The Southeast River Forecast Center made a large revision downward in their forecast of river ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:29 am

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City of Cordele awarded $750,000

The Cordele City Commission learned at its Tuesday meeting that the city has been awarded $750,000 by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for sewer ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:54 pm

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Crisp County Emergency Management plans for advancing storm

By Neil B. McGahee Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock presented plans to alleviate damage in advance of Hurricane Sally, a Category 2 storm currently located ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:56 am

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Vienna City Council tables USDA loan proposal

The Vienna City Council unanimously delayed a vote regarding a proposal to approve a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) loan of ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:02 am

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Hauesler named September’s first responder

  Crisp County Fire Rescue would like to present Captain John Hauesler as the September 2020 First Responder of the Month. Captain Hauesler came to ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:02 am

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Tri-County farmers face low cotton prices this year

Every sentence in 2020 could end with the statement: “strange and challenging times,” agricultural conversations notwithstanding. I’ve stood in a cotton field numerous times this ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:01 am