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Behind The News podcast – September 12, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman discuss the following topics: Fred’s closing in Homerville and Lakeland (2:50); An update on the shooting involving the Clinch Sheriff’s Department (6:00); How you can win with the South Georgia Hunting Guide (8:14); Clinch schools raise coaching supplements (11:28); Last chance to comment on Charlton…

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Update: Shooting victim back in jail after release from hospital

A man who was shot recently by a Clinch County Sheriff’s Department officer has been released from the hospital, and is back in jail. Jamie Dean Fountain, 29, was released from a hospital in Tallahassee Monday after suffering a gunshot wound after an altercation with officers on Wednesday, September 4. Fountain, who was an escaped…

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Fred’s to close in Homerville, nationwide

Fred’s stores in Homerville and Lakeland will be closing soon – as the national discount merchandiser is shutting down all of its stores and filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. “Despite our team’s best efforts, we were not able to avoid this outcome,” Fred’s CEO Joe Anto said in a statement. “I want to thank all of…

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Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure – September 10, 2019

What’s the best sports movie of all time? Ben and Blake and guest Len Robbins share their favorite sports movie in this week’s podcast. Topics discussed include:  It, Chapter 2 (5:50); Rumored Harry Potter movie (10:03); Bobby Brown kicked off airplane (13:30); Mayans, Season 2 (18:07); Star Wars rumors (15:15); Question of the Week (22:08); Top…

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Behind The News podcast – September 5, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman discuss the following topics: How South Georgia dodged Hurricane Dorian (2:30); Shooting in Clinch County involved law enforcement officer (7:42); Four-laning of Highway 84 between Homerville and Waycross (10:08); Qualifying for Fargo mayor (14:13); Clinch, Lanier and Atkinson high school football (17:38); Region 2-A softball update…

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Ken Jones honored for 35 years service to church, community

  By Laura Nipper   Reverend Ken Jones was honored on Sunday, August 25 at First Baptist Church of Homerville for his retirement after 35 years of service to the church. The services opened with  Homerville Mayor Tom Kennedy making a proclamation declaring August 25 “Ken Jones Day” in Homerville. The choir performed three of…

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Should Ga/Fla game be moved from Jacksonville? Not just no – but hell no

By Len Robbins   There are rumors that the tradition of the annual Georgia/Florida football game being played in Jacksonville will end soon. I find that hearsay heresy. The game – dubbed the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” – is contracted to be held in Jacksonville through 2021. After that? I frown upon these rumblings.…

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Tomlinson chosen to lead state’s retired educators association

Clinch County’s “Mrs. T” is the new leader of the state’s retired educators organization. JoAnn Cason Tomlinson of Clinch County was recently installed as the 2019-2020 President of the Georgia Retired Educators Association. Installation of the new officers took place May 9 at the State Convention in Augusta, Ga. Tomlinson has been a member of…

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Body found believed to be missing student

Authorities suspect a body found in northern Clinch County to be that of a South Georgia State student who has been missing since May 18. Early Monday morning, around 1:30 a.m., a body was found by the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department around two miles from where Cameron Fontaine’s  automobile was recovered. Fontaine, 21, of Cordele, was…

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