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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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