Area News

A ‘Win-Win’: Lee Container donates funds to purchase local blueberries for school lunches

The Coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for us all – particularly farmers. Homerville’s Lee Container recently did something to help our local farm families and schools. Lee Container Corporation started a project with the Clinch County and Brooks County school systems, and area blueberry farmers, using local berries in sack lunches distributed by the…

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What does ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mean?

By Dave Williams, Bureau Chief, Capitol Beat News Service   Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the order and answers supplied by the governor’s office:  How long does the executive order last? The shelter-in-place order took effect at 6 p.m.…

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County order includes ‘Voluntary Stay Safe at Home’ policy

Today at noon, a “Local Emergency Management Purpose Order” went into effect for all of Clinch County, implementing a “Voluntary Stay Safe at Home” policy. The order was signed by Clinch County Commission Chairman Roger Mettts, and went into effect today (March 31) at noon, and will end at noon on April 30. The order…

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City approves curfew in ‘Emergency Ordinance’

The City of Homerville is now under a curfew, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., as the Homerville City Council approved an “Emergency Ordinance” to address concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The ordinance, approved at a rare outdoor called meeting of the council Thursday, calls for a 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. curfew inside…

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Man arrested for sexually assaulting a chicken

A Clinch County man is facing a felony bestiality charge after being caught on video having sex with a chicken. Reinaldo Pineda, 69, of a Chester Mattox Road address, was charged with bestiality on Tuesday, March 17, by the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department. Three days later, on Friday, March 20, Pineda was also charged with…

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Community steps up to feed local school children

                                                          Clinch Countians stepped up last week as a community to fill a need in the wake of coronavirus closures – feeding the county’s school children.  After…

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First case of coronavirus in Clinch County confirmed

A Clinch County man has been confirmed positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. The test was confirmed Friday night, according to a press release from Clinch Memorial Hospital. Clinch Memorial Hospital CEO Angela Ammons said the man (who is in his early 50s and in good health) used the hospitals’ drive-thru screening station on March 17.…

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Sheriff’s race highlights local election slate

  Clinch County voters will have six local contests to decide this year.  Qualifying ended Friday at noon for this year’s local county elections, with six contested races, and a number of other newcomers qualifying for elective office. The most heavily-contested race will be for Clinch County Sheriff, as three challengers qualified to run against…

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Two arrested in connection with local infant’s death

A 16-year-old juvenile is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of a Homerville infant. On Wednesday, March 4, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Homerville Police Department responded to a Poppell Square address in reference to a report of an unresponsive infant child. Upon arrival, officers performed CPR on the child until EMS…

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