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Groundbreaking held for new school facility

    Ground was broken weeks ago, but the official groundbreaking for the new Clinch County school facility was held Thursday. Community members, school officials, students, and current and former teachers joined with contractors and architects of the $53 million project Thursday between Clinch County High School and the tennis courts to hold the ceremony,…

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Officer claims city manager, council members interfered in investigations

By Blake Pittman & Len Robbins Editor & Publisher   A Homerville police officer has accused Homerville City Council members and its city manager of interfering with investigations, violations of the Equal Pay Act, and other unethical, or possibly criminal, actions. Homerville Police Captain Sebrina Blaise details her complaints and concerns in a nine-page memorandum…

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Murder suspect turns himself in after shootout

By Blake Pittman Editor   One local man is dead, and another is behind bars, after a shootout last Wednesday killed Brad Collins, 24, of Homerville. On Wednesday afternoon, around 5 p.m., officers with the Homerville Police Department responded to a Poppell Square address in response to a man being shot. When they arrived on…

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Jesus & Jam announces after-school program

Jesus and Jam Charities of Clinch County  is pleased to announce a new After-School Program for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.   The program is scheduled to start in August 2022 and will meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the school year.  Executive Director, Lajuanta Mattox stated “I am pleased to announce…

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Clinch 12u team finishes as state runner-up

The Clinch County 12u All-Stars were one run away from a state championship. Last week in Baxley, the Clinch 12u baseball team lost to Jeff Davis County 7-6 in the GRPA state championship game. The Clinch 12u team had been competing in the tournament all week, playing one game Tuesday, two more Wednesday, and two…

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Zoning Board Chair: Mayor did not have authority to OK building permit

By Blake Pittman, Editor Tempers flared at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Homerville City Council over a building permit issued by Mayor Brooks Blitch IV without the city council’s consent. At the meeting, Homerville Zoning Board Chairman David Hinson was on the agenda to speak to the council about Mayor Blitch bypassing protocol…

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New class of Clinch Sports Hall of Famers inducted

      You can watch the live-stream of the Hall of Fame ceremony on the Clinch County News Facebook page.   The Clinch County Sports Hall of Fame inducted its second class Saturday before a large crowd in the Clinch County High commons area. The class included the 1957 Homerville High & Elementary Hornet…

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Clinch Sports Hall of Fame announces new class

The second class for the Clinch County Sports Hall of Fame has been selected.  The class includes the first state championship team in the county, five coaches, and 10 individuals overall. This is the second class to be selected for the Hall, following the inaugural class of 16 in 2020. They will be inducted into…

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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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