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Elections board to meet June 12 The Clinch County Board of Elections and Registration will hold their regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 12 beginning at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will convene in the Board of Elections office, located in the Clinch Coun- ty Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. Scholarship funds available In an effort to assist students in the Fargo community with college expenses, a scholarship has been established for stu- dents attending Coastal Pines Technical College this summer or fall. The Charles Eames Scholarship is available for de- fraying the cost of travel to the College. Anyone interested in this scholarshiph should contact Shaylyn Johnson at (912) 287-6598 or by e-mail at sjohnson@coastalpines.edu. Lighthouse Assembly of God VBS Lighthouse Assembfy of God announces "Follywood" is their Vacation Bible School theme for 2018. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday, June 11-14 from 6-8 p.m. for all students ages 4-12 years old. Family and Fun Day on June 16 Homerville Congregational Methodist Church will be having their Family and Fun Day on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a boune house and slide for the children and other games and prizes. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drink. Everyone is welcome to come. Homerville officer asked the driver if he had a valid license and she Police Department stated that they should be. The following is a list The officer ran the driver of calls answered by theand passenger's information Homerville Police Depart- through Tri-County 911 dis- ment recently: patch and the license came April 23 - Officer re-back as suspended since sponded to the 300 block of 2016. Reddick Street in reference Another officer arrived on to a residental burglary. En- the scene and the driver was ~:[~ Elind~ (~ornt~ ~Te~.s Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Page 3 was released as Mr. Dean to the Homerville Police De- took full responsibility of partment and .appropriate the drugs and drug equip- paperwork was filled out. ment found. The officer then transported Mr. Dean was charged Mr. Dean to Coffee County with possession of meth- Sheriffs Office and was amphetamine, possession turned over to them for the of marijuana less than an booking process. ounce, driving on suspended/ The officer packaged the revoked license, andposses- drugs and pipe into evi- sion of-drug related objects, dence along with a chain of try was made into the resi- asked if there was anything Mr. Dean was transported custody. dence and two televisions illegal inside the vehicle or Douglas GAS |, were damaged. Investiga- on his person. The driver 8c tion is pending, stated "no" and that the of- April 26- Officer took a fleer could search if he want- lne [ as report at the Police Depart- ed to. The officer asked the ment from a complainant driver to turn around so he ~i ~: Rndshowtimes and purchaseadvance tickets online: i who stated that he left his could begin his search of his ii:: www.RockinB.com (912)384.8880 wallet in the Comer Pantry person and as he searched convenient store after pay- the driver, the officer pulled ing for merchandise. Theout a black and gray colored complainant stated that he zipped bag from the driver's left and noticed that he did front left pants pocket. In- not have his wallet. He re- side the bag was a clear in turned to the store and the color plastic bag tied in a clerk advised him that aknot with 'a hard, crystal- male had turned his wallet like substance suspected to over to him. The complain- be methamphetamines and ant checked the wallet and a clear in color plastic bag Edmond inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi found that $42 was missing, tied in a knot with a green, Investigation is pending in leafy substance suspected Valdosta State University recently announced that Shaqua- this case. as marijuana. The officer na Edmond of Homerville is among a list of those students April 29 - Officer was placed the driver in re- who were inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society dispatched to a residence off straints, double locked and of Leadership and Success during the Spring 2018 semester. Pineview Street in reference checked for tightness. The to a 2011 Nissan Althna be- driver, Larry Alan Dean, ing stolen from the residence Jr was placed under arrest In last week's Graduation Section of The Clinch County between 1-1:30 p.m. Anyone and placed in the back of the News, Dexter Clevon McNeil's name was spelled incorrect- with information, please call patrol vehicle. ly. The News apologizes for our error. Homerville Police Depart- The officer then con- Line dance classes being held ment. Investigation is ongo- ducted a search of the ve- ing, The vehicle has a small hicle and found a clear in Line dance lessons will be offered at Train Depot 40 E. pineapple sticker in the up- color glass pipe with residue Plant Ave. in Homerville on Tuesdays from 7 - 8:30 p.m per left comer of the rear suspected of methamphet- Registration will be 6:30-6:50 p.m. the first night. Lessons windshield, amines inside the center are $5 per week for adults and $3 for school kids (super- May 6 - Officer respond- console of the vehicle. The vised by an adult), paid in cash only monthly in advance, ed to the 100 block of Peagler other officer placed the pas- Newer line dances will be taught to current popular music Street in reference to money senger in hand restraints by Instructor Caroline Talbot. Call 912-599-0252 to sign and several pieces of jewelry until the investigation of the up. being reported stoJ, en. Inves- vehicle was completed. No Sigm tigation is still ongoing, other contraband was found Meier inducted into Beta Gamma a May 7- Officer was on inside the vehicle or on their Andrew Meier of Homerville was recently inducted into routine patrol and observed person. The passenger stat- Valdosta State University's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma a vehicle with no valid li- ed that she knew that Mr. during the 2017-2018 academic year. cense plate riding through Dean smoked marijuana for Jesus and Jam seeking donations the parking lot of Brook- seizures, but did not know wood Apartments. As the that he had it with him Jesus and Jam is a non-profit organization that provides officer exited his vehicle, he and definitely did not know sack lunches to over 600 children, elderly, and disabled was met by the driver of the about the pipe and metham- members of our community. Currently, they are seeking vehicle and the passenger of phetamines. The passenger donations for the new facility being built on Hwy 84. Any- the vehicle, who was on the one interested in making donations may send them to 2404 phone with the insurance Chester Mattox Road, Homerville, GA 31634. For more in- company. The officer asked formation, contact Lajuanta Mattox at (912) 337-5342. if they had insurance on the CMH Auxiliary seeking new members vehiclestated thatand shethe passengerhad been Clinch Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary (Pink Ladies and trying. The officer asked the Red Vests) is looking for someone who would like to vol- driver for his driver's license unteer a couple of hours a week for Community Service. and was given a South Caro- Interested persons should call Alice Babbit (912) 487-3661 lina identification card. The or Phyllis Bennet (912) 487-5617. We've got fresh seafood! Beststeaks in town! Allofour 'specialties'- hogshead cheese, BBO sauces, baked potato topper, pimento cheese No need to cook ' we have it alreadyprepared daily (all us about catering your event! MEATS & SEAFOOD 14 PLANT AVENUE HOMERVILLE 487-5822 The City of Homerville is accepting bids for mowing in the city. Specifica- Iions of the bid package are available at City Hall, 20 S. College Street, Homerville, GA 31634. Bids will be accepted until Friday, June 15, 2018. All bids should be submitted to Nan Mikell, City Manager City of Homerville 20 S. College Street Homerville, GA 31634 (Continued from Page 1) Governor: Casey Cagle cities of Homerville, Argyle, Kemp; for Lt. Governor - 84 (25%), Eddie Hayes - 9 Dupont, and Argyle over the (Geoff Duncan vs. David (3%), Hunter Hill - 69 (21%), next 10 years (which is the Shafer); and Secretary of Brian Kemp - 108 (32.6%), length of the T-SPLOST). State (David Belle Isle vs. Clay Tippins - 30 (9%), Marc The biggest project in Clinch Brad Raffensperger). On the Urbach- 0, Michael Williams County will be the four. Democratic ballot, the only - 31 (9%). laning of Highway 441 from statewide runoff will be for Lt. Governor: Geoff Pearson to Homerville ($26 State School Superintendent Duncan - 77 (27%), Rick million). (Sid Chapman vs. Otha Jeffares- 93 (32%), David Other projects in the Thornton, Jr.). Shafer - 119 (41%). county on that T-SPLOST Here are the Clinch SecretaryofState: David project list for Clinch County County results (with theBelle Isle - 104 (40%), Buzz are: Oak Lane resurfacing statewide winner signified Brockway - 64 (24%), Josh in Argyle ($300,000), with a W): McKoon - 60 (23%), Brad Homerville Bypass Democratic tbrimary Raffensperger - 34 (13%). resurfacingand bridge Governor: Stacey insurance replacement($3 million), Abrams (w) - 231 (50.3%), Commissioner: Jim Beck (w) CogdellHighwayresurfacing Stacey Evans - 228 (49.7%),- 161 (59%), Jay Florence - ($2.1 million), Sandy Bottom Lt. Governor:. Sarah 41 (15%), Tracy Jordan - 73 Road resurfacing ($319,000), Riggs Arnica (w) - 210 (54%), (27%). Lightsey Street in Dupont Triana Arnold James - 182 State School resurfacing ($53,700), Mill (46%). Superintendent: John Barge Street resurfacing in Dupont Sec.retary of State: John - 120 (42%), Richard Woods ($65,400), Peach Street Barrow (w) - 206 (52%), Dee (incumbent) (w) - 164 (58%). resuffacing in Homerville Dawkins Haigler - 97 (24%), Public Service($20,540),Elna Street Rakeim "RJ" Hadley- 95 Commissioner:JohnHitchins resurfacing in Homerville (24%). III 122 (44%), Tricia ($94,500), Wheeler Street InsurancePridemore (incumbent) (w) - resurfacing in Homerville Commissioner: Janice Laws154 (56%). ($21,000), Beacon light (w)- 249 (64%), Cindy Zeldin There is also one non- replacement at Homerville - 142 (36%). partisan Court of Appes:ls airport ($18,000), Virginia State School race: Ken Hodges (w) - 504 Avenue resurfacing in Superintendent: Sid (73%); Ken Shigley - 184Homerville ($70,600), Chapman - 173 (44%), Sam(27%). Magnolia Street resurfacing Mosteller - 93 (23%), Othha In the T-SPLOST vote, in Homerville ($58,800), E. Thornton, Jr.- 130(33%).' only four counties in the WiregrassStreetresurfacing Labor Commissioner: 18-county region had in Homerville ($60,000), Richard Keatley (w) -192majorities vote againstOrange Street resurfacing (50.3%), Fred Quinn 190 the referendum:Brantley in Homerville ($19,256), (49.7%). County, Echols County, Dovie Lane/Wiregrass Public ServiceLowndes County, and WareStreet Extension resurfacing Commissioner: Lindy Miller County. Ware County had in Homerville ($32,700), (w) - 186 (47.3%), John Noel already voted their own Reddick Street. resurfacing - 96 (24%), Johnny C. White one-percent T-SPLOST in in Homerville($100,000), - 111 (28%). November of 2017, and now Brown Street resurfacing Public Servicewill have anotherT-SPLOST in Homerville ($68,900), Commissioner: Dawn A. one-percent sales tax on top TomlinsonStreetresurfacing Randolph (w) - 240 (62%), of that, bringing their sales in Homerville ($57,700), Old Doug Stoner - 150 (38%). tax rate to 9 percent. Pearson Road resurfacing U.S. Congress, 1st . TheT-SPLOSTisprojected in Homerville ($76,000), District: Lisa Ring (w) - 204 to bring over $37 million to Battle Street resurfacing in (50.6%), Barbara Seidman- Clinch County in projectsHomerville ($18,100), and 199 (49.3%) and distributions to the Gaskins Street resurfacing Republican Primary county government, and the in Homerville ($18,100). Chastity H. Burkhalter Madison Gilbreth Dallas Griffis Anna.so James Eli Johnson Cameron Reliford Dawson Steedley Mikell Thomas Abbie Windham The City of Mayor John L. Griffis Jr Council Members: Johnny Griffis, Roy Wilson, Clifford Wells and John Thomas. City Clerk Lisa Johnson, Asst. Clerks Sheryl Rogers and Keifer Duncan.