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Police warn about THC ‘candy’

A recent rash of medical grade THC products has landed three people behind bars. According to Homerville Police Department Captain Derrek Manning, during the past six months, the HPD has been working closely with the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office in investigating several distributors of narcotics in Clinch County. During the initial investigation, detectives were able…

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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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Clinch 2021 football schedule is ‘brutal’

The Clinch County Panthers will be facing a murderers’ row for its 2021 football schedule. On the slate for the upcoming season are two defending state champions, seven teams that made the playoffs in 2020, and a non-region group that went a combined 36-7 last season. “It’s probably as tough a schedule as we’ve ever…

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State, county lagging behind in vaccination percentages

Georgia has the lowest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States, and Clinch County is below the state average for vaccinations.  According to data provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia has around 19 percent of its population that have received at least one dose of…

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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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