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OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ELECTION RECOUNT BY ELECTRONIC TABULATION

Notice is hereby given that beginning Monday 11-30-2020, at 9:00 a.m. Crisp County Election officials will conduct an ... Read more | Add your comment

Arabi man murdered in Gwinnett County

    An Arabi man was among three murdered early Saturday, in an unincorporated part of the county ... Read more | Add your comment

Crisp celebrates 11th Annual Small Business Saturday

  In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to encourage people to shop at small businesses on ... Read more | Add your comment

Vienna City Council hires former county building inspector

By Sharon A. McGahee Dispatch Correspondent The Vienna City Council met on Monday, Nov. 9 and announced they ... 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

by Gabe Jordan.

Sports

Crisp Academy Wilcats advance to State Semifinals

Crisp Academy Wildcats defeated Dominion Christian this past Friday night by a score of 80-46 and will advance to the State Semifinals this Friday night.  The ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:16 pm

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Election recount confirms Biden wins Georgia

A nearly weeklong hand recount of the more-than 5 million ballots cast in Georgia’s presidential election has confirmed a Democratic candidate won the state for ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, November 20, 2020 9:52 am

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(4) Four Missing Kentucky Juveniles Located in Crisp County

CRISP COUNTY- November 19, 2020 On November 19, 2020, around 2:55 P.M., Crisp County Sheriff’s Office located (4) four juveniles reported missing from Marshall County, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:27 pm

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PVC spill closes 300 northbound ramp

    Photo by Neil B. McGahee No one was injured when a semi-truck loaded with PCV pipe overturned as it attempted to negotiate the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:22 pm

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Sapp found guilty of 2018 arrest

  After a two-day jury trial, the first in Crisp County since COVID-19 effectively stopped all jury trials, Jeremy Trey Sapp was found guilty of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:49 pm

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Bojangles® Opens Cordele, GA Restaurant in Love’s Travel Stop Today

Cordele, Georgia – It’s Bo Time Y’all! The Southern chain is today bringing its made-from-scratch biscuits, perfectly seasoned fried chicken and Legendary Iced Tea® to ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:41 am

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Former Crisp County coach arrested

This morning, the GBI arrested David Lamberth, 42, for one count of Sexual Assault. He was booked into the Dooly County Jail. Lamberth was a ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:54 am

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Crisp County Sherriff’s Office urges everyone to buckle up before busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

  Crisp County Sherriff’s Office urges everyone to buckle up before busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is joining the Georgia ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:58 am

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Dooly schools research hybrid teaching in a pandemic

Dooly County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Lockhart released the November school system report, which dealt with hybrid teaching and learning due to the coronavirus ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:58 am

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Three’s Company welcomes the Simply Southern Jeep

Today from 3:30pm – 5pm Three’s Company is hosting the Simply Southern Jeep stop by get and grab a photo. Pictured is Morgan Mock, Simply ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:04 pm

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Wilcox High scores 2ND highest graduation rate

by Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday Nov. 10. Reeves Construction of Albany submitted a ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:17 pm

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Jamie Posey McLean receives NASA Honoree awards 

  APT Research, INC announced that Jamie Posey McLean originally from Cordele, was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal on Oct. 29, 2020. This ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:15 pm

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Families, hospice workers remember those who have passed

  By Neil McGahee Managing editor More than 30 family members and Pruitt Health Hospice workers gathered near the Crime Victims and In Line of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:13 pm

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SGTC 2020 graduates to receive graduation t-shirts

South Georgia Technical College Registrar Kari Bodrey is shown above displaying the front of the SGTC graduate shirt with the 2020 Survivor words and SGTC ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:01 am

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Burglary at Action Pawn Saturday morning

    Burglary at Action Pawn on 16th Avenue East this morning, Saturday, November 14, 2020.  Suspect(s) entered the business and took several items including ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:02 pm

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Former Firefighter Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of Children

CRISP COUNTY- November 13, 2020 On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested former part-time Sumter and Crisp County Firefighter Henry Butts, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, November 13, 2020 1:46 pm

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Crisp County High’s graduation rates jump

Crisp County High principal Rusty Sowell’s smile quickly became a grin when asked about the results of the Georgia Department of Education’s annual release of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, November 13, 2020 10:48 am

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Rochelle Downtown Development Authority directors sworn in

  On Monday Nov. 9th, the Rochelle Market Place Downtown Development Authority (Rochelle Market Place DDA) held its Investiture Meeting where the inaugural Board of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, November 13, 2020 3:50 am

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Cordele Police Department reports

•On Nov. 6, 2020, at 11:32 am, Cordele Police responded to 505 E. 5th Ave. in reference to a runaway juvenile. Upon arrival, Quinches Pryor ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, November 13, 2020 1:49 am

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Cordele Police Department reports

On October 28, 2020, Cordele Police responded to 205 E 15th Ave. in reference to a Criminal Trespass at Habitat for Humanity. Complainant, Melissa Langford ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:00 pm

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Burglers at Wells Hardware steal guns

UPDATE: Staff Report Thieves struck from above Well’s Hardware store Wednesday night stealing 10 or 11 pistols from the display case. “I walked in the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:56 am

Education

Dooly County High graduation rate surpasses state average

Staff Report Dooly County Schools superintendent Craig Lockhart announced that the Georgia Department of Education released its 2019-20 high school graduation rates in November and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:40 am

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Rochelle council sets December 2nd for Municipal elections

By Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent   The Rochelle City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday Nov.4  via Zoom with Mayor Wayne McGuinty and ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:37 am

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COVID-19 rumors don’t match school numbers

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Rumors abound on the internet about entire classrooms at Crisp County Primary School being “shut down” by COVID-19, the ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:58 pm

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2020 ELECTION RESULTS

Crisp County voters cast their ballots for Cordele resident Don Cole, the Republican candidate over Democrat incumbent Sanford Bishop in the U.S. House District 2 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:00 pm