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Homerville approved for Rural Zone Program

The City of Homerville has been selected as one of Georgia’s Rural Zone programs. City officials were contacted last week about their approval for the program, which provides a series of economic development incentives for rural downtown areas. It was announced at Tuesday’s called Homerville City Council meeting. “Receiving the Rural Zone designation has already…

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Barking about dogs dominates called city council meeting (full video)

The Homerville City Council had a two-hour called meeting Wednesday at the Station #11 Depot, with city council members Jamayla Morehead and Elexis Williams questioning Police Chief Desmond Dilorenzo about his department’s policy concerning dogs. The News will have a story in its next print edition. Full video of meeting – minus the 1.5 hour…

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New school zone radar system goes into effect September 14

By Tanya B. O’Berry Contributing Writer This past week, more than a few people have found a letter in their mailbox with a picture of their vehicle and a close up of their car tag declaring a speeding violation in the school zone in front of Clinch County High School. The good news is: This…

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Popeyes coming to Homerville

At Thursday’s Homerville City Council meeting, it was announced that a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant will soon be open in Homerville. An engineer from Savannah presented plans for the fast-food restaurant to the council, saying construction will start soon at a location on South Church Street, between the old Fred’s building and Dollar General. He…

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Georgia lags in vaccinations: Clinch at 20 percent

Clinch County is one of the best of one of the worst at vaccinating against COVID-19. According to data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), a little over 20 percent (20.3) of Clinch County’s residents are fully vaccinated. That percentage is on the high end for area counties, but still below the state average…

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Police warn about THC ‘candy’

A recent rash of medical grade THC products has landed three people behind bars. According to Homerville Police Department Captain Derrek Manning, during the past six months, the HPD has been working closely with the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office in investigating several distributors of narcotics in Clinch County. During the initial investigation, detectives were able…

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CCHS Class of 2021 – Letters to Santa from 2009

Below are Letters to Santa from the CCHS Class of 2021 – when they were in first grade, as they appeared in the December 23, 2009 edition of your community newspaper, The Clinch County News. Click on the link below to see their letters to Santa – Enjoy! And Congratulations to the graduates and their…

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Clinch 2021 football schedule is ‘brutal’

The Clinch County Panthers will be facing a murderers’ row for its 2021 football schedule. On the slate for the upcoming season are two defending state champions, seven teams that made the playoffs in 2020, and a non-region group that went a combined 36-7 last season. “It’s probably as tough a schedule as we’ve ever…

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State, county lagging behind in vaccination percentages

Georgia has the lowest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States, and Clinch County is below the state average for vaccinations.  According to data provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia has around 19 percent of its population that have received at least one dose of…

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