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l,nllld,ll|lu,qnli,illhi,ll,IHl,hh,li,i,l,t,lilllh,i 2018 l argalm. OoupoNs & eals IXSIK wiCh thin sales papers: pigsly wiggly ~)i V//iiii!i!ilill ! zza Hut benefit T-SPLOST passes regionally By Len I~obbins Editor/Publisher Clinch County stuck .with incumbents in two local races in Tuesday's primary election. Post 1 County Commissioner Kenton McLaine retained his seat, topping challenger Cecil Barber. Charlie Mae Cross will remain as Post 4's representative on the Clinch County Board of Education, challenger Johnson. Cross Johnson by just votes - 121 (53 to 109 (47 McLaine had L93 Votes (62 percent) Barber's 116 (38 Overall, 27 (1015) of Clinch registered cast" ballots in primary election. Clinch County overwhelmingly supported the regional T-SPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) referendum, casting 634 ' es" votes (70 percent) to 269 "no" votes (30 percent) The T-SPLOST was approved in the 18-county region 53 percent (19,975) to 47, percent (17,731). Of the 18 countiesin the South Georgia region voting for the initiative, Clinch County had the second-highest percentage of votes' approving (70 percent), with Ben Hill County approving at a 72 percent clip. The new one percent sales tax will go into effect October 1, raising the sales tax in Clir/ch County to eight percent to pay for transportation projects in the region. A number of the statewide races resulted in a runoff, which will be held Tuesday, July 24. On the Republican runoff ballot, there will be a race for governor (Casey Cagle vs. Brian (Continued on Page 3) For the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Fargo put out crosses and flags, recognizing the communily's veterans. The crosses and flags wore placed along Highway 441 going through Farip (abovei, e By Len Robbins Editor/Publisher Clinch County High's finest athletes were recognized Thursday at the annual CCHS Athletic Awards Banquet. Seniors John Mincey and Renesia Bryant took home the top honors of the night - the Dr. A.I. Robbins Memorial Awards for the best all-around male and female athletes. The award is based on a points system, with points awarded for sports played and honors earned. Mincey was a standout football and basketball player, and also participated in track. He has accepted a football scholarship at the University of Tennessee. Bryant played basketball, ran track, and was also a cheerleader. The banquet was held in the CCHS commons area. Awards presented (with sponsors) included: * Softball: Coach's Award - Logan Brown and Taylor Wells; Most Improved (sponsored by Flowers by Carylene) - Jayme King; Sportsmanship (Burkhalters Cleaners) - Kelsey Johns and Cara Kight; Batting Award (Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance) - Kaliah Holliman; Defensive Award (Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keene) - Zyhia Johnson; Pitching Award (Linwood & Melanie Rowan) Katie James and Callie Chauncey; Most ' Valuable - Kaitlin Oliver. Reneeia I ant was the female winner of the Dr. A.L Robbins Memorial Award for Best All-Around Athlete at Thursday's Clinch County High athletic banquet. She is surrounded by coaches, from left, Mitch Ramsey, Win- slag Pelmzon, Jim Dickerson, JerriLynn Spivey, and Tanya O'Berry. The male winner was John Mincey. Cheerleading:. Coach's Award Julia Smith; Most Improved (Farmers & Merchants Bank) - Nadalynn Young; Most Spirited (Heritage Builders) - Taylor Wells; Most Valuable (Bway Corp.) - Renesia Bryant; Leadership Award (Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Landrum) - Renesia Bryant; Panther Pride Award (Jennifer McMillan Cooper Memorial Award) - Abbie Windham. Football: Coach's Award Tyler Morehead; Most Defensive Back (Superior Pine) Improved-Offense (G.C. Lee Keb G.rady; Most Valuable Memorial Award) - Jeremiah Defensive Lineman (Edric Johnson; Most Improved- Tolbert Memorial Award) Defense (Tony Mikell) - Darius John Mincey; Most Valuable Dorsey; Sportsmanship Linebacker Tahj Williams; Laneston ' Hendricks; Most Most Spirited (Mike Davis Valuable " Offensive Back Memorial Award) - Dustin (The Clinch County News) Hendricks; Hustle Award (Mr. Trezmen Marshall and Charles and Mrs. Phil Martin) - Dexter McClelland; Most Valuabls McNeil; Special Teams Award Offensive Lineman (Gregory (Robbie Day Memorial Award) - Calley Memorial Award) Zack Robbins. C.J. Gwynn; Most Valuable (Continued on Page 5) @