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Cordele Commissioner arrested, charged with felony obstruction

  Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves Sr. was arrested and is facing felony obstruction charges, according to Cordele ... Read more | Add your comment

Watermelon Festival Dog Show

Amanda Smith and “Shiver” (foreground) and Henry Hunt and “Edmund,” wait for the judges decisions at the Crisp ... Read more | Add your comment

Motorcycle accident turned into a fatality

    Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Valdosta post came to Cordele to gather evidence to determine ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID impacts 2021-22 Dooly education budget

        Government school relief funding opening new doors to financial security By Neil B. McGahee ... Read more | Add your comment

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Watermelon Festival ribbon cutting

The 72nd Annual Watermelon Festival ribbon cutting was held this morning at the Cordele State Farmers Market. Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black was in attendance ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:27 pm

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Rollover at Coney Road and Hwy 300 South

    An ABC Towing driver places chains on the underside of a pickup truck before righting it. There were only minor injuries Wednesday when ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:27 pm

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World Soaring Champion competes in Fly Cordele

    By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   A world champion will be flying over the cotton and peanut fields of Crisp County for ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:55 am

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Cordele-Crisp proclaim June 10, 2021 as Commissioner Gary Black Day

Staff reports Monica Simmons, President of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce announced today that “the Cordele City Commission and the Board of Commissioners of Crisp ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:53 am

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A Gator Ade for Everett

  Nine-year old Everett Pettis undergoes kidney transplant Tuesday   By Neil McGahee Managing Editor Everett Pettis, a nine-year-old boy from Arabi, has mixed feelings ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:21 am

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Morning wreck on I-75

  Edward Walker Jr. of Fort Myers, Fl. and his family survey the wrecked 2018 Ford Explorer that crashed in the north bound lane of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 4, 2021 10:03 am

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Holder feels whole again

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   He said he wasn’t going to cry. But when prosthetic fitter John Rodman slipped Holder Mathis’s new ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, June 4, 2021 9:40 am

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UPDATE: Wilcox Commission terminates Wilcox elections supervisor

By Lucas C. Allison Dispatch Correspondent   The Wilcox County Board of Commissioners ousted Election Supervisor April Grahm Tuesday. Commissioner Jowan Johnson made a motion ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:23 pm

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South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting Program ranked as 4th best in Georgia

The South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting program was highlighted recently as the fourth best program in Georgia by Medical Assistant Advice.  A total of ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:53 am

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Wilcox crash splits car into two pieces

  A one-car Wilcox County crash left an automobile torn in half. The car was traveling north Saturday around 11 am, on U.S. Highway 129. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:18 am

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Fussell arrested for kidnapping

  On May 22, 2021 at approximately 4:30 PM, Deputies responded to a residence on 12th Ave West in Pitts in reference to a domestic ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:17 am

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Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident

On May 27, 2021, at 7:09 PM, Crisp County E-911 dispatched Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and Crisp County EMS to a single-vehicle accident on Fenn ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, May 28, 2021 1:40 pm

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Grant allows enhancement of Crisp emergency communications

  By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Christopher Nunn made a stop in Cordele Wednesday ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:47 pm

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Victim of fatal fire identified

  Staff Report The woman that died in a house fire Monday was identified as Sherry Duncan, 56, according to a press release from Fire ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:16 pm

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Boone charged in March 2019 murder

  Pereia Boone was found guilty today in connection of the March 2019 fatal stabbing of Bobby Holt. Boone was found guilty of malice murder, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:06 pm

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Attempt to identify or locate

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is need the community’s help in locating this vehicle. If you have information please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229-276-2600 ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:51 pm

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Driver air lifted after accident

  Firefighters and paramedics from the Crisp County and Dooly County fire departments transport an injured person to a waiting AirEvac helicopter. Witnesses said it ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 10:20 am

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Watermelon Capital Queens crowned Saturday night

Eighty of the most beautiful contestants graced the stage at the Crisp County middle School auditorium Saturday night as Cordele’s 33rd Annual Watermelon Capital Queens ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 10:00 am

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Fullington Academy graduates 16

  The Fullington Academy field house was filled with grandparents, parents and friends of the 16 graduates, 11 of whom were honor graduates. Honor graduate ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 9:45 am

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Big Boss Lotto Armed Robbery

Cordele Police are investigating after an unknown male committed a robbery at Big Boss Lotto, 206 W 24th Ave Avenue around 10:50 pm Saturday March ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, May 24, 2021 9:40 am

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All-Way Stop Installed at Georgia 215 and Georgia 257 Intersection

    Crews with the Georgia DOT have converted the former two-way stop configuration at the intersection of Georgia 215 and Georgia 257 in Dooly ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:40 pm

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Crisp Pre-K teacher is finalist for state teacher of the year honors

    By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor   Lisa West teaches four-year-olds in the Crisp County School System’s Pre-K program. She says it’s the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:17 pm

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CRISP COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAMED AS A RECIPIENT OF A LIBRARY GRANT FROM THE LAURA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR AMERICA’S LIBRARIES

      Crisp County Elementary School was one of 205 schools from 43 states across the country to receive a $5000 grant through the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:26 pm

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Kathy Miller Promoted to Ameris Bank Assistant Branch Manager

        CORDELE, GA – Ameris Bank Retail Banking Director Michael Coady announces that Kathy Miller has been promoted to assistant branch manager ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:11 pm

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Governor Kemp, State Labor Commissioner Announce Economic Recovery Plan

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:33 pm