Area Breaking News

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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Local health officials urge utilizing masks in public

    Local health care officials are urging Clinch County citizens to use masks or facial coverings after a surge in COVID-19 cases in the county. As of Friday, there were 113 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Clinch County citizens since the pandemic began. That’s an increase of 22 cases in a week, with 42…

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Behind The News podcast – June 19, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including substantial outbreaks in Lanier and Echols counties (2:00);  Dispelling the rumor that Atkinson County Schools are changing Rebel nickname (6:15); Primary election results and analysis (8:07); Lanier County Schools receive literary grant (13:15); Drowning…

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Clinch County Middle School Athletic Awards presentation, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Clinch County Middle School Athletic Awards presentation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s banquet is being presented virtually, produced by The Clinch County News. Below are individual videos for each sport, where award winners are announced by that sport’s coach or coaches. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Award winners can pick up their awards…

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2020 CLINCH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BANQUET

Welcome to the 2020 Clinch County High School Athletic Banquet. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s banquet is being presented virtually, produced by The Clinch County News and the Clinch County Athletic Booster Club, and sponsored by BYRT CPAs of Homerville. The introduction includes a welcome and important information about trophy pick-up for award…

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CCHS Class of ’20 – Letters to Santa from 2008

  The Clinch County High Class of 2020 has had their senior year cut short by the COVID-19 crisis. But your community newspaper has plans to acknowledge and celebrate these graduating seniors over the next two months, starting with this – Letters to Santa published in The Clinch County News when this year’s seniors were…

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