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Crisp Sheriff’s Department offers remote visitation

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office now offers remote visitation. We are using HomeWAV, a fully digital, 1080p, hi-tech, video ... Read more | Add your comment

Cordele Railway Park nears completion

by Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor The Cordele Railway Park, a project sponsored by Main Street, is nearing ... Read more | Add your comment

One Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Crisp County Detention Center

CRISP COUNTY- September 24, 2020 The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received notification overnight from Crisp Regional Hospital that ... Read more | Add your comment

WILCOX BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETS… BRYAN HOLLINGSWORTH RESIGNS

Lucas C. Allison, Dispatch Correspondent The Wilcox Board of Elections held its regular monthly meeting Thursday Sept. 8th ... 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

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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

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Projected crest for the Flint River

UPDATE Press release from Steve Rentfrow, Crisp County Power Commission The Southeast River Forecast Center made a large revision downward in their forecast of river ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:29 am

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City of Cordele awarded $750,000

The Cordele City Commission learned at its Tuesday meeting that the city has been awarded $750,000 by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for sewer ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:54 pm

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Crisp County Emergency Management plans for advancing storm

By Neil B. McGahee Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock presented plans to alleviate damage in advance of Hurricane Sally, a Category 2 storm currently located ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:56 am

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Vienna City Council tables USDA loan proposal

The Vienna City Council unanimously delayed a vote regarding a proposal to approve a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) loan of ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:02 am

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Hauesler named September’s first responder

  Crisp County Fire Rescue would like to present Captain John Hauesler as the September 2020 First Responder of the Month. Captain Hauesler came to ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:02 am

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Tri-County farmers face low cotton prices this year

Every sentence in 2020 could end with the statement: “strange and challenging times,” agricultural conversations notwithstanding. I’ve stood in a cotton field numerous times this ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:01 am

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Man in critcal condition after vehicle strikes tree

A 28-year-old Lee County man sustained serious injuries Sunday evening when he lost control of his vehicle on U.S. Highway 300 at Coney Road, crossed ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:27 pm

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Tropical Storm Sally

Update from Sheriff Billy Hancock regarding Tropical Storm Sally We wanted to provide you all with an update on Tropical Storm Sally. It is forecast to become a ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, September 14, 2020 10:07 am

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Crisp Commission votes to sell Arts Alliance Building

  The Crisp County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a rezoning request      to allow doublewide homes with restrictions along Cork ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Friday, September 11, 2020 2:09 pm

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Crisp County Fire Rescue Dispatched to Crisp County Detention Center; No Injuries Reported. 

Crisp County Fire Rescue and Crisp County EMS responded to the Crisp County Detention Center at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020 due ... Read more

by Neil McGahee, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:20 am

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Death at Vienna Tyson plant

A 58-year-old man was killed Thursday in an industrial accident at the Tyson Foods processing plant in Vienna. Dooly County Coroner James Hudson declined to ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, September 4, 2020 8:17 am

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Another Socially Distanced Hot Air Balloon Glow

We are excited to announce that even though the festivities for Labor Day Weekend had to be put on hold, Hot Air Balloons will return ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:14 am

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Brock Road bridge replacement

This is to notify that Brock Road will be closed starting August 17, 2020 for bridge replacement. Alternate detour signs will be displayed until work ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Monday, August 10, 2020 1:13 pm

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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 Crisp County E-911 / Communications Center as ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Friday, August 7, 2020 2:35 pm

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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 13th Street.  The water will be turned off ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:23 pm

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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 three miles north of Vienna. An official ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:49 am

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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 pleased to announce it has received a ... Read more

by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:28 pm

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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