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,”…

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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…

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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…

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Local schools tentatively planning on August 6 opening

  Schools in Clinch County are set to re-open for children on August 6 – tentatively. At Thursday’s regularly monthly meeting of the Clinch County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Lori James said the system’s current plans are to open in early August, but those plans could change depending on the status of the COVID-19…

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Local health officials urge utilizing masks in public

    Local health care officials are urging Clinch County citizens to use masks or facial coverings after a surge in COVID-19 cases in the county. As of Friday, there were 113 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Clinch County citizens since the pandemic began. That’s an increase of 22 cases in a week, with 42…

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Behind The News podcast – June 19, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including substantial outbreaks in Lanier and Echols counties (2:00);  Dispelling the rumor that Atkinson County Schools are changing Rebel nickname (6:15); Primary election results and analysis (8:07); Lanier County Schools receive literary grant (13:15); Drowning…

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Claim of racial slur by Sheriff’s employee causes stir

On the eve of a Sheriff’s election, a claim of a Clinch County Sheriff’s Department employee making a racial slur has caused a stir in the community. A Homerville Police officer filed the complaint, saying Sheriff’s Office employee Patti Herrin made a racial slur in front of him while booking a suspect on May 22.…

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Behind The News podcast – June 5, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  Behind The News is back after a short hiatus. In this episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including an outbreak in Echols County (2:55);  Graduation dates and news for Clinch, Echols, Lanier and Atkinson counties (7:26); Everything you need to know about the June…

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Clinch County Middle School Athletic Awards presentation, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Clinch County Middle School Athletic Awards presentation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s banquet is being presented virtually, produced by The Clinch County News. Below are individual videos for each sport, where award winners are announced by that sport’s coach or coaches. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Award winners can pick up their awards…

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