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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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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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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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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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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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