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Claim of racial slur by Sheriff’s employee causes stir

On the eve of a Sheriff’s election, a claim of a Clinch County Sheriff’s Department employee making a racial slur has caused a stir in the community. A Homerville Police officer filed the complaint, saying Sheriff’s Office employee Patti Herrin made a racial slur in front of him while booking a suspect on May 22.…

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Behind The News podcast – June 5, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  Behind The News is back after a short hiatus. In this episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including an outbreak in Echols County (2:55);  Graduation dates and news for Clinch, Echols, Lanier and Atkinson counties (7:26); Everything you need to know about the June…

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Behind The News podcast – April 17, 2020

  HEAR A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFO:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  The latest COVID-19 information from Clinch, Lanier, Echols and Atkinson counties (2:43);Social distancing grades for area counties (8:30); SE Health District issues warning about…

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Behind The News podcast – April 10, 2020

HEAR THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS NEWS:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  Breaking news about more COVID-19 cases in Clinch County (1:45); Primary election postponed due to pandemic (13:19); Meals being provided in Atkinson and Clinch counties (18:30); Special online subscription offer/newspapers…

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Your newspaper needs your support

By Len Robbins, Publisher Many in our area were shocked when the owners of the Waycross Journal-Herald announced in September of last year that they planned to close our neighboring daily newspaper.  I wasn’t.  Thankfully, Rick Head, owner of the nearby Brantley Beacon, purchased the Journal-Herald and converted it to a weekly paper.  That’s the…

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Behind The News Podcast – April 3, 2020

BREAKING DOWN THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  The Governor’s Shelter-in-Place order (3:02); Pearson emergency order (5:00); schools closing for year and other school news (11:39); Census 2020 (17:56); Election challenges in Lanier County, and if the…

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