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Should there be a special election for Homerville mayor?

Recently, Homerville’s mayor resigned with more than two years left in his term. Homerville City Council is considering appointing someone to fill the more than two years of that term. Should they do that or call for a special election and allow Homerville’s voters to choose their own mayor? We will run this poll until…

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Dollar Tree/Family Dollar moving into old Fred’s building

  By Blake Pittman – Editor   Homerville residents will soon be getting two new businesses in the old Fred’s building on South Church Street. At the August meeting of the Homerville City Council, the council approved a business license for not one, but two, businesses to come and occupy the vacant building. The building…

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Editorial: Let the people of Homerville vote

The Homerville City Council may want to consider a history lesson before they act on how to replace former Homerville Mayor Brooks Blitch IV, who resigned on August 18. Word is out that the council is considering bypassing a special election in favor of appointing one of their own (councilman Elexis Williams) as mayor, then…

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Homerville Council giving city manager a raise

The Homerville City Council approved the FY2024 budget, including a sizeable raise for the city manager at a called meeting held Friday night at the Homerville Municipal Complex. At the meeting, three of the four council members were present with council member Jamayla Morehead participating via speaker phone due to being on vacation. City Manager…

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Courthouse closed due to leaking battery

The Clinch County Courthouse was closed this morning due to a leaking backup battery for a voting machine. According to an official at the Clinch County Commissioners office, the leaking battery was discovered in the elections office this morning. The smell from the leak prompted concern from county workers. A sign on the courthouse door…

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Mayor vetoes ordinance passed by Homerville City Council

For the first time in over 30 years, Homerville’s mayor has issued a veto. On Tuesday, Homerville Mayor Brooks Blitch IV vetoed a city manager ordinance that was approved unanimously by the Homerville City Council at their regular monthly meeting Thursday. Under the city’s charter,  the mayor has the ability to veto any item approved…

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Lee Container sold to Ohio company

A global leader in industrial packaging has purchased Lee Container of Homerville. Greif, a publicly-traded company out of Ohio, announced the purchase today. Lee Container, headquartered in Homerville, is a leader in the North American blow molded jerrycan industry, primarily serving growth-oriented customers in the agrochemical, other specialty chemical, oil & lubricant and pet care…

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