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Georgia DPH Follows Federal Recommendations For COVID Booster Shots

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease ... Read more | Add your comment

Friday afternoon single vehicle accident

  Emergency crews from Crisp County Fire Department tend to the driver of this car after it overturned ... Read more | Add your comment

Rickey Dawson Jr., sworn in as Crisp County Coroner

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor A long line of family and friends stretched around the front ... Read more | Add your comment

Dooly student chosen to serve on state advisory board

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor A Dooly County High School student, Brian Chen, was selected by ... Read more | Add your comment

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Cordele has a new police chief

  By Neil McGahee Managing Editor Mike Hathaway, Cordele’s new police chief, was introduced Tuesday at the Cordele City Commission meeting. He retired from the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:31 am

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Coach Ferrell Henry; the passing of an icon

    by Joe Joe Wright Dispatch Correspondent   Where should one begin when talking about someone like Ferrell Henry? He was a husband, father, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:18 pm

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Floyd charged with aggravated assault

Tommy Floyd Aggravated Assault  On Saturday, September 4th, 2021, just after 3:40 am, officers with the Cordele Police Department responded to a report of shooter(s) ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:08 am

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Juvenile killed in ATV Accident

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office On September 9, 2021, a little after 7:00 p.m. Crisp County Communications E-911 dispatched first responders to Penny Lane after receiving ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:25 pm

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Gov. Kemp appoints board to investigate Cordele City Commissioner

  Staff Reports Govenor Brian Kemp has appointed a commission to decide whether or not Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves should be suspended of his ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 4:43 pm

Sports

Cougars are Big Winners but get the Loss

  By Joe Joe Wright I’m not sure what the benchmark is for judging a football team but, I am certain the following is true. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, September 3, 2021 9:16 am

Sports

Lady Cougars off to good start

  By Joe Joe Wright Last week the Lady Cougars visited Forsyth, Ga and took on the Mary Persons Bulldogs. The Cougars came away with ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, September 3, 2021 9:11 am

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Three Wilcox elections employess indicted

      April Graham Two months after the Wilcox County Board of Commissioners voted to terminate Elections Supervisor April Graham’s employment, allegations of fraud ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:18 am

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Rochelle Police Chief Barfield ends 43 year law career

  By Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent As his shift ended Thursday, Rochelle Police Chief Mickey Barfield, radioed his last “10-7” out of service,” ending ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, August 30, 2021 1:32 pm

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I-75 high speed chase results in crash

Neil McGahee / Cordele Dispatch   One motorist was killed, another critically injured when their car wrecked at Exit 101 on Interstate Highway 75 South ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 5:25 pm

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Psych patient took patrol car for a ride

  On August 9, 2021, at approximately 7:50 P.M., a Crisp County Deputy assigned to Crisp Regional Hospital for security advised a released psych patient ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:39 pm

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Missing Florida woman last seen at Unadilla truck stop

  A Sarasota, Florida woman who was last seen with two men at a Dooly County truck stop is missing according to a spokesman for ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:37 pm

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Domestic Violence arrest in Wilcox County reveals wanted fugitive

  On August 5, 2021 Sheriff Robert Rodgers along with Deputy M. Oxford responded to a domestic violence call on Poppy Lane. Upon arrival Ignacio ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, August 6, 2021 2:13 pm

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Delta Variant COVID cases increase sharply across Tri-County

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   As if there hasn’t been enough to worry about in the last two years, coronavirus disease No. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, August 6, 2021 10:09 am

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Vienna, Dooly County celebrates “National Night Out”

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor More than 30 children from Vienna and Dooly County celebrated “National Night Out,” Tuesday at the Vienna Church ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:11 pm

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Cordele Commission Chair Wiggins says he won’t run for re-election

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor As a very mundane meeting of the Cordele City Commission wound toward adjournment, Commission Chair John Wiggins announced ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:44 am

Education

E-SPLOST Forum held Monday evening

  Former Crisp County teacher Willie Mae Dexter voiced her opinion at a town hall-type meeting about the way Crisp County’s E-SPLOST funding should be ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:18 am

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Herrington installed as Rotary Club of Cordele president 

Cordele, GA- Amber Herrington was installed as the new president of the Rotary Club of Cordele at its first meeting of the 67 th year ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, August 2, 2021 2:57 pm

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Aggravated Assault – Shooting

On Friday, July 30, 2021 at approximately 10:40 pm Officers with the Cordele Police Department responded to the 500 Block of W 22nd Ave Sunset ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:15 am

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Drowning at Lake Blackshear

  Drowning at Lake Blackshear CRISP COUNTY- August 2, 2021 Search and Recovery efforts concluded around 8:00 A.M. August 2, 2021, with the recovery of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:19 am

Education

Updated mask requirements for Dooly County Schools

Dear Dooly County School System Families, Due to rising cases of COVID-19, Dooly County Schools will require masks to be worn in schools for students ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:44 pm

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Nurse Arrested For Bringing Contraband into the Detention Center

  CRISP COUNTY On Thursday, July 29, 2021, at approximately 11:00 A.M. Jessica Douglas, a 45-year-old female from Cordele, Georgia, was arrested for bringing contraband ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:56 am

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Crossing Closure

PUBLIC NOTICE CSX will be closing the crossing on 15th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, for maintenance.  ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:26 am

Education

Dooly schools to follow CDC guidance about COVID-19 variant

Staff Report Dr. Craig Lockhart, superintendent of the Dooly County School System, issued a directive to parents concerning the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:48 pm

News

August 2 is last day for Best of Crisp nominations

Get your votes in now for the best businesses in Crisp County. Monday, August 2nd is your last chance for nominations, then the voting round ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:04 am