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Groundbreaking held for new school facility

    Ground was broken weeks ago, but the official groundbreaking for the new Clinch County school facility was held Thursday. Community members, school officials, students, and current and former teachers joined with contractors and architects of the $53 million project Thursday between Clinch County High School and the tennis courts to hold the ceremony,…

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Officer claims city manager, council members interfered in investigations

By Blake Pittman & Len Robbins Editor & Publisher   A Homerville police officer has accused Homerville City Council members and its city manager of interfering with investigations, violations of the Equal Pay Act, and other unethical, or possibly criminal, actions. Homerville Police Captain Sebrina Blaise details her complaints and concerns in a nine-page memorandum…

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Murder suspect turns himself in after shootout

By Blake Pittman Editor   One local man is dead, and another is behind bars, after a shootout last Wednesday killed Brad Collins, 24, of Homerville. On Wednesday afternoon, around 5 p.m., officers with the Homerville Police Department responded to a Poppell Square address in response to a man being shot. When they arrived on…

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Jesus & Jam announces after-school program

Jesus and Jam Charities of Clinch County  is pleased to announce a new After-School Program for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.   The program is scheduled to start in August 2022 and will meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the school year.  Executive Director, Lajuanta Mattox stated “I am pleased to announce…

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Clinch 12u team finishes as state runner-up

The Clinch County 12u All-Stars were one run away from a state championship. Last week in Baxley, the Clinch 12u baseball team lost to Jeff Davis County 7-6 in the GRPA state championship game. The Clinch 12u team had been competing in the tournament all week, playing one game Tuesday, two more Wednesday, and two…

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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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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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