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Americus teen charged with murder of 14 year old

AMERICUS, GA – A 16 year old Sumter County murder suspect is being held in neighboring Crisp County following a Tuesday night fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 14 year old. Americus Police Chief Mark Scott says it happened at a Brinson Street residence last night shortly before...
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Crisp deputies identify burglary suspect

CORDELE, GA – Crisp County deputies can’t complain with their public appeal for information Monday, garnering the presumed identity of a burglary suspect caught on a store’s surveillance system and quickly issuing a warrant for the suspect’s arrest Tuesday. Crisp County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Haley Little says an active...
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Deputies: Suspect ID'd in Cordele burglary

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators in Crisp County have identified a burglary suspect. According to the sheriff's office, arrest warrants have been secured for Donnie Wainwright. Investigators say Wainwright burglarized outdoor shop Flint River Outdoors, located at 2478 Hwy. 280 West in Cordele, on June 13 around 8:45 p.m. If...
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Crisp County inmate faces more charges after setting fire

A Crisp County Detention Center inmate is facing multiple charges for allegedly starting a fire in his cell Saturday morning. Officials with the Crisp County Sheriff's Office allege that 26-year-old Juwon Vontravious Allen used insulated wires from a television to start the fire. Allen admitted that he started the fire...
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Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office looking to idenitfy burglary suspect

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a burglary suspect. The burglary happened Sunday night, around 8:45 p.m. It happened at Flint River Outdoors, Highway 280 West. The sheriff’s office said the man stole three wireless security cameras, a fan, a beer, and...

Burglary suspect caught on tape wanted in Crisp

CORDELE, GA – Surveillance cameras at a Crisp County business capture the image of a burglary suspect who is now being sought by Sheriff’s investigators. Deputies say the images were taken around 8:45pm Sunday night at Flint River Outdoors on Highway 280. Caught on camera inside the business is a...
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Crisp County Football’s Top Returners For The 2021 Season

Last season, Crisp County’s football program went on a bit of a playoff run, as they found themselves in beating teams, and making it all the way to the 4th round. On this playoff run, they beat teams such as Windsor Forest, Academy of Richmond County, and Cedar Grove. Unfortunately after this game, their luck fell short, as they lost to Pierce County 25-13. Because they had so much success in 2020, and were able to build on top of previous success.
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Rescue crews respond to fire started at Crisp Co. Detention Center

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - A Crisp County Detention Center inmate is facing additional charges after starting a fire, according to the sheriff’s office. On Saturday, the Crisp County Fire Rescue and Crisp County EMS responded to the detention center around 1:23 a.m. The sheriff’s office said Juwon Vontravious Allen, 26,...
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Crisp inmate’s jailhouse fire earns new charges

CORDELE, GA – A Crisp County Detention Center inmate has a slew of new charges to face after reportedly admitting to a fire he ignited inside his jail cell over the weekend. Jail officials say Crisp County Fire Rescue and EMS arrived at the facility shortly after 1am Saturday after 26 year old Juwon Vontravious Allen started a fire by using wires from a nearby television.

Cordele city commissioner arrested on assault charges

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies arrested a Cordele city commissioner after an alleged altercation with law enforcement at the scene of a fatal traffic accident. Commissioner Royce Reeves was arrested by Georgia State Patrol and charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement officers, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass after a Thursday night incident. He was booked in the Crisp County Jail at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.
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Cordele city commissioner faces felony obstruction charge

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - A Cordele city commissioner is facing felony obstruction charges, according to City Attorney Tommy Coleman. Commissioner Royce Reeves, Sr. was charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct, according to the Crisp County Jail. Reeves was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).
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Crisp County deputies warn of TikTok lost key prank

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. -- Crisp County deputies are warning residents of a prank that they think comes from TikTok but could be used by scammers to receive personal information. Deputies say they have received multiple reports of citizens getting calls and texts about lost keys. The caller states they have...
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Watermelon Festival Dog Show

Amanda Smith and “Shiver” (foreground) and Henry Hunt and “Edmund,” wait for the judges decisions at the Crisp County Dog Show Friday. It was probably an easy choice since the two dogs were the only ones. Photo by Neil B. McGahee.
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Watermelon Festival ribbon cutting

The 72nd Annual Watermelon Festival ribbon cutting was held this morning at the Cordele State Farmers Market. Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black was in attendance was presented with proclamations from the City of Cordele and Crisp County making June 10, 2021 Gary Balck Day in Cordele. Black said that “when...
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State recognizes late ‘Mr. Peanut’ with resolution to family

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - “Mr. Peanut,” as many in Crisp County and others knew him, was honored Thursday, months after his passing. State and county leaders recognized the late Frank McGill with a special ceremony and state resolution at the Georgia Peanut Commission in Tifton. It was presented to his...

Georgia football player card: LB Quay Walker

Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Quay Walker changed from jersey No. 25 to jersey No. 7 this offseason. He came to the University of Georgia as a four-star recruit. Walker brings experience to Georgia’s linebacker corps. He has played in 37 career games for the Dawgs. The Crisp County native has a...