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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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Update from Governor: Coronavirus testing ramps up in Georgia

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service State health officials stepped up testing for coronavirus in Georgia Thursday following confirmation earlier this week of the state’s first two cases. Gov. Brian Kemp said late Thursday afternoon that no new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed so far after two people tested positive for the…

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Clinch’s Russ Goodman running for State Senate

Clinch County’s Russ Goodman is running for State Senate. Goodman, a farmer and businessman who lives in Cogdell, is running for the 8th District Senate seat currently held by Ellis Black. Black said he is not seeking re-election. “As a 7th generation South Georgia farmer, my loyal roots run deep here in this district,” Goodman…

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BOE recognizes Sullivan Scholarship winner

   The Clinch County Board of Education recognized a Clinch County High senior who has been chosen for a prestigious scholarship at their regular monthly meeting Thursday. Lindsey Strickland has been chosen for the Sullivan Scholarship at Valdosta State University – a full scholarship for outstanding students who plan to major in education and teach…

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DISTRICT CHAMPS! Clinch 8u hoopsters claim GRPA District title

The Clinch County 8-and-under All-Stars are district basketball champs. Saturday in Baxley, the Clinch 8u team defeated Brantley County 35-25 to claim the district championship. They now advance to the state tournament. They start play in that with a seeding game Friday in Clayton, Ga. at 8 p.m. Team members include: Kayden Denmark, Demarion Williams,…

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John Davis announces bid for Sheriff

Another candidate has announced his intention to run for Clinch County Sheriff. John Davis, currently the chairman of the Clinch County Board of Education, has announced that he plans to run for Sheriff in 2020. He joins Homerville Mayor Tom Kennedy as the challengers thus far for incumbent Sheriff Raymond Peterson. Davis has served as…

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Panthers end season with playoff loss at Drew Charter

It wasn’t the season Terrence George was expecting. That season ended in Atlanta Saturday, as Drew Charter defeated George’s Clinch County Panthers 88-62 in the first round of the Class A basketball playoffs. “Even though the score ended up the way it did, we managed to keep it close most of the game,” said George,…

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Kennedy submits resignation as Homerville’s mayor

 By Tanya O’Berry – Contributing Writer   Homerville Mayor Tom Kennedy submitted his resignation at Thursday’s Homerville City Council meeting, effective March 1, ending a decade of service to the citizens of Homerville. Kennedy, who plans to qualify for the Clinch County Sheriff election in March, said he will work with Mayor Pro Tem Willie…

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PSC announces proposed settlement with AGL over 2018 explosion

The Georgia Public Service Commission is set to vote this week on a settlement with Atlanta Gas Light concerning 2018’s explosion in Homerville that destroyed a local coffee shop. The new settlement calls for Atlanta Gas Light to pay $347,000 for gas detector equipment, training, and safety initatives. The latest settlement figures are higher than…

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Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast. In this episode, Ben & Blake discuss: Five seasons of the Mandalorian (11:00); Darth Maul series (11:30); The Oscars (16:24); AMC streaming service (24:15); He-Man series (28:48); Backstreet Boys tour (31:05); Ben & Blake recommend… (35:30); Top 5 Hip Hop albums of the 1990s (40:46);  and a…

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