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COUNTRY Financial ® Supports the Crisp County E-911 / Communications Center Through Operation Helping Heroes Donation

  Cordele, GA – August 7, 2020 – COUNTRY Financial insurance agent, Melody Godfrey is pleased to announce ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire hydrant repairs being made Tuesday

The City of Cordele, Water Department will be making repairs to a fire hydrant located on 22nd Avenue and ... Read more | Add your comment

Vienna City Councilman dies in car accident

  Vienna City Councilman Henry Johnson was killed in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 41 ... Read more | Add your comment

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards $15,000 Grant To Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

    Submitted by Crisp County Sheriff’s Office CRISP COUNTY- August 5, 2020 Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is ... 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.

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Vote to remove Cordele’s Confederate monument fails

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The Cordele City Commission deadlocked 2-2 along racial lines Tuesday on a motion to tear down the controversial Confederate ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:16 pm

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Cougars practice in pads for the first time this season

    By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Despite rumors to the contrary, the Crisp County Cougars plan to take to lace up the pads ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:55 pm

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Stephens takes his football fortunes to Texas

      by Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor It hasn’t taken Alton Stephens long to figure out one thing about Texas in August. It’s ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:52 pm

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Can you ID this person?

Please help the Cordele Police department and the Crisp Fuller Center for Housing ID this person that was seen on camera removing items from their ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:16 pm

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Dooly, Wilcox delay school, sports starts

Staff Report The Dooly County School System has delayed the first day of school until August 19 after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus. ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:04 am

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Dooly County Schools opening

      Letter to Dooly County School System parents and students from Dr. Craig Lockhart   Dear Bobcat Nation, Dooly County School System will ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:20 am

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Retired Dooly County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested in Sexual Exploitation Case

Press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation JULY 28, 2020   Dooly County, GA (July 28, 2020) – On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Georgia ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:48 pm

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Cordele Commission work session fails to solve statue problem

By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor A July 22 work session of the Cordele City Commission failed to make any headway in solving the growing ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:57 pm

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July 28, 2020 Covid-19 update

he number of reported cases in the West Central Health District is 7,488.  The number of deaths from the virus currently stands at 229.                          ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:54 pm

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WILCOX COMMISSION APPROVES 3 YEAR CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH GMASS

Lucas C. Allison, Wilcox County Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Commissioners held a Special Called meeting Tuesday July 21st, the purpose was to hear a ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:56 pm

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First responder of the Month – Christopher Porter

Cordele Fire Chief Augustus Telfair,left, Capt. Danny Parham, Chris Porter and Doug Dean.Christopher Porter was born in Crisp County, Georgia and raised in Pulaski County, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:54 pm

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High speed chase ends at 16th Avenue and I-75

CRISP COUNTY- July 28, 2020 Crisp County Deputies assisted with a multi-county pursuit Monday, July 27, 2020, around 2:00 P.M. The highspeed chase ended with ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:00 am

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July 27, 2019 Covid-19 update

COVID-19 Update Update from the Departmanent of Public Health.   The number of reported cases in the West Central Health District is 7,365.  The number ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, July 27, 2020 4:50 pm

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Hopper awarded Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship

    MACON, GA –  Rachel Hopper, of Pitts, is among seven graduating high school seniors statewide selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship from the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:22 pm

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Farmer’s Market will remain open until April 2021

  by Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Negotiations between the Georgia Department of Agriculture and local business leaders including the Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:43 am

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Crisp Regional Joins #MaskUpGA Campaign

Cordele, GA- Crisp Regional has joined #MaskUpGA, a campaign to encourage all Georgians to make the choice to wear face coverings when in public settings ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:53 am

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GHSA Football update

The GHSA met today and they have voted keep a 10 game football season, but will push back the opening game for September 4th. Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, July 20, 2020 4:28 pm

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Dooly County announces new school re-opening plan

  Iby Neil B. McGahee In a reversal of previously announced plans, the Dooly County School Board approved virtual learning for all grades for the first semester ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 17, 2020 3:05 pm

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Crisp County Middle School Softball tryouts

Crisp County Middle Softball tryouts will take place July 28,29, and if needed the 30th at the Crisp County High School baseball field behind the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:25 pm

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Arrest made in death of Wilcox County child

  Press Release from Georgia Bureau of Investigation Update – 7/16/2020 On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, an autopsy was conducted on the body of the ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:51 am

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Juvenile fatally shot in Rochelle

UPDATE: On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Rgion 13 Perry,Georgia Office was requested by the Rochelle Police Department and Wilcox County ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:33 pm

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Crisp County football player tests positive for COVID-19

A Crisp County football player has tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. “All football-related workouts and activities have been shut ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 10, 2020 3:23 pm

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Car fire in Pinehurst

  Pinehurst and Vienna volunteer firefighters poured water onto a late-model Toyota Corolla at the 113 mile marker of Interstate Highway 75 south. Upon arrival, ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, July 10, 2020 2:22 pm

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Second Annual Bible Reading Marathon set for July 14

Neil McGahee Cordele Dispatch At 7:14 am, Tuesday, July 14, chapters of the Bible will be read from the steps of every county courthouse — ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:43 am

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Dooly County gets $700K in COVID relief

By Sharon McGahee Dispatch Correspondent The Dooly County Board of Commissioners got word that some much-needed revenue would be coming. A letter from Gov. Brian ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:41 am