Area Breaking News

CCMS 7th-grader returns home after heart transplant

Last Tuesday, the faculty, staff, and students of Clinch County Elementary and Middle School welcomed Jonah Pittman back home after being in the hospital for over four months. Pittman, a CCMS seventh-grader, was sent to Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville on Thanksgiving night, and was later flown to Egelston’s Children’s Hospital in Atlanta for heart-related…

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County vows action on $166,000 in late trash bills

By Len Robbins Editor/Publisher     The Clinch County Board of Commissioners promised to take action to collect over $166,000 in delinquent trash bills at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. “We’ve got to do something about this,” said Commissioner Henry Moylan, after estimating that 20 percent of the county’s trash customers have delinquent accounts. Moylan suggested…

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City applying for ‘Rural Zone’ program to spur downtown revitalization

By Tanya O’Berry Contributing Writer   The Homerville City Council is pursuing a Georgia Department of Community Affairs program which will spur downtown revitalization. If the city is approved for the Rural Zone program, it could mean more job creation, commercial investment and business activity through a series of state tax credits.  Councilman Len Robbins…

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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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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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First class for Clinch Sports Hall of Fame announced

The inaugural class for the Clinch County Sports Hall of Fame has been announced. Sixteen individuals will be inducted into the new Clinch County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 16. A reception and ceremony will be held prior to that day’s Clinch/Lanier basketball games at Clinch County High School. The 16 chosen for…

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