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Richardson sentenced to life without parole

On Wednesday, October 20th the Crisp County Superior Court sentenced George Richardson to life without parole for his role ... Read more | Add your comment

Kemp extends deadline for Reeves inquiry

By Neil McGahee Managing Editor Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday extending the deadline by 60 ... Read more | Add your comment

City candidates vie for votes at political forum

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The candidates almost outnumbered the audience at the Crisp County Political Forum ... Read more | Add your comment

Culpepper pleads guilty in Dooly Superior Court

Reason “Rick” Culpepper, 69, of Dooly County, Georgia, and a former law enforcement officer, pled guilty Tuesday, October ... Read more | Add your comment

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Education

Rose Leggett hired as Math Instructor at South Georgia Technical College Crisp County Center

   Rose Leggett of Byromville, GA, has been hired as a full-time Mathematics Instructor for South Georgia Technical College’s Crisp County Center Campus, announced South ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:17 am

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High Rock Festival Returns to Pitts

    After a rain-soaked festival last years, organizers expect sunny skies  By Neil B. McGahee, Managing Editor The second annual High Rock Music & Makers ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:32 pm

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Stolen vehicle from Belks parking lot

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by Chris Lewis, Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:30 pm

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Heavy rains flood Dooly fields, roadways

  Staff Report   Several severe thunderstorms hit Dooly County Thursday night leaving flooded streets and fields. Near Pinehurst, cotton fields looked more like lakes ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, October 8, 2021 5:23 pm

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Walkers hit the track for “Faith & Blue” Prayer Walk

    Staff Report Crisp Regional Hospital CEO Steve Gautney welcomed more than 50 people from police agencies, healthcare organizations and volunteers Friday morning to ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, October 8, 2021 5:16 pm

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Hill arrested for Improper Sexual Contact

On Sunday, October 03, 2021 Cordele Police received a call regarding a sexual assault incident that occurred at Care Connect Urgent Care, 602 E 16th ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, October 8, 2021 4:47 pm

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SGTC Crisp County Center to Host Blood Drive Thursday, November 4

Cordele, GA – South Georgia Technical College will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. until ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:32 pm

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Animal Cruelty

On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 just after 11 :00 am, officers with the Cordele Police Department were notified by an off duty animal control officer about ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:23 pm

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GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Crisp County

UPDATE: The man involved in this officer involved shooting is identified as James Daynair Goodwin, age 46. Goodwin remains in the hospital in stable condition. On ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, October 4, 2021 1:06 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Preliminary information Release Officer-Involved Shooting

Crisp County Communications E-911 dispatched Deputies to GA401/I75 after receiving a 911 call that reported a male subject fired shots at a vehicle on the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:05 pm

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Ameris Bank Celebrates 50 Years of Growth and Service

ATLANTA – Ameris Bank (Nasdaq: ABCB) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding on October 1, 1971. The Atlanta-headquartered bank is paying homage to its ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:04 pm

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SGTC board members Coley and Buckley participate in TCDA training

Grant Buckley, Executive Director of the Cordele-Crisp County Industrial Council in Cordele, and Rev. Michael Coley of Americus, SGTC Electronics Alumni and retiree from the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:06 am

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UPDATE: Planters First Bank robbed; suspect in custody

Official press release from the Cordele Police Department On Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, just after 105:05 a.m., officers with the Cordele POlice Department were dispatched ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:36 am

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DOLLAR GENERAL NOW OPEN IN CORDELE

Dollar General is excited to announce its store at 1347 US Hwy 257 North in Cordele is now open! DG stores are proud to provide ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:22 am

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Spread the Hope with Peanut Butter

  Help South Georgia Banking Company “Spread the Hope” as a part of Georgia Peanut Bank week by donating a jar of peanut butter! The ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:10 am

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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 Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, September 24, 2021 1:43 pm

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Friday afternoon single vehicle accident

  Emergency crews from Crisp County Fire Department tend to the driver of this car after it overturned Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 41 near ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, September 24, 2021 1:25 pm

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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 of the Crisp County Courthouse to watch ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:30 pm

Education

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 Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:33 pm

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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