Great American Cobbler Company coming to Homerville

By Len Robbins Editor/Publisher   A new industry is opening in Homerville soon. The Great American Cobbler Company has purchased the old Dole Berry Company/SunnyRidge building, and plans to start making blueberry, blackberry, peach and apple cobblers and chicken pot pies by the end of the year. “We’re very excited about it,” said Russ Goodman…

Read More

Georgia to hold hand recount of presidential ballots

  By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News ServiceIn an unprecedented move, Georgia will undertake a hand recount of the nearly 5 million ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election with roughly 14,000 votes separating President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday.Several state and local…

Read More

Biden leads in Georgia – state totals headed to recount

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger defended the state’s elections system Friday, one day after President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters accused the secretary of state’s office of mishandling absentee ballots. With only 4,169 absentee ballots remaining to be counted as of Friday,…

Read More

Clinch tops Atkinson, 45-20

For the first time this season, the Clinch County Panthers had their full array of skill-position players healthy and on the field Friday – and the difference showed in a 45-20 victory at Atkinson County. Don Tison’s Panthers led throughout the game, improving to 4-2 on the season with the Region 2-A victory, as two-time…

Read More

CCHS Homecoming plans announced

  Clinch County High School will celebrate Homecoming with a bonfire, spirit days, a parade, pre-game activities, which includes the presentation of the Homecoming court and the crowning of the Homecoming queen, and a football game between the Clinch County Panthers and the Turner County Rebels on Friday, October 23. The parade, with the theme,…

Read More

Clinch 5th-grader competing for national Forestry Queen

Channing Rice of Homerville will soon compete for a national title on November 14.  Channing is the daughter of Billy and Dawn Rice and sister of Payton Rice of Homerville. Channing is granddaughter of Wayne and Leila Mathis of Homerville and Billy and the late Carolyn Rice of Dupont. Channing recently competed and won the…

Read More

Mask mandate now in effect in Homerville

By Tanya B. O’Berry   Homerville has a mandated mask ordinance unanimously passed by its city council in a called meeting Monday night.  Councilman Len Robbins said the mandate has become a necessity to protect people of the community from further spread of the COVID-19 virus. “We don’t have a choice but to do something,”…

Read More

Ga. HEART program has been a winner for hospital, taxpayers

Over the last four years, Clinch Memorial Hospital has received over $900,000 through the Georgia HEART tax credit program. As the deadline for taxes approaches, hospital leaders are hoping more people will take advantage of the program – which offsets state tax liabilty to benefit rural hospitals in Georgia.  The Georgia General Assembly created the…

Read More

Behind The News podcast – July 10, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman discuss the following topics: Atkinson County announces plans for the reopening of school (1:50); COVID-19 cases on the rise in South Georgia, prompting potential for mask mandates (5:50); auto accident takes life of Lanier County teen (10:41); New broadband map…

Read More