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City Considers Budget Increase for Library

April 15, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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By: Ches Kendrick Last Monday evening, the council of the City of Sylvester held their regular work session for the month of April. Mayor William Yearta started the meeting by saying that the board’s thoughts and prayers were with councilman Larry Johnson in the recent loss of his mother. The first item on the agenda was the airport project. Yearta stated that the board had a meeting with the contractor earlier in the day and informed him that they wish to stay within the budget.   Pick up the April 15th edition of the Sylvester Local News for the complete…

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Another Recall Meeting Held for BoC Chairman

April 15, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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By: Ches Kendrick On April 8, at 10:00 a.m., a hearing was held for an application to recall Chairman Mike Cosby of the Worth County Board of Commissioners. Ironically, April 8 was also the chairman’s birthday. The application was initiated by Fidilia H. Griffin, and the recall application stated that the Chairman has committed an…

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January Term, 2015 – Criminal Traverse Jury List

April 15, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Justice

Date to Report: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. JURY SERVICE A VITAL FUNCTION OF DEMOCRACY Jury service is one of the highest duties of citizenship. It will give you an opportunity to learn about Worth County’s system of justice. While it may require some adjustment of your normal schedule and routine to serve…

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January Term, 2015 – Civil Traverse Jury List

April 15, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Justice

Date to Report: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. JURY SERVICE – A VITAL FUNCTION OF DEMOCRACY Jury service is one of the highest duties of citizenship. It will…

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Pesticide Use and Depression in Farmers

April 15, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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  By John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Organic farming may be as important to the farmers who practice it as to those who purchase and eat the food…

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Health Department/Phoebe Worth Partnership Benefits Adults With Hypertension and Diabetes

April 14, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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The Adult Health Services Program at Worth County Health Department – made possible through the Phoebe Worth Indigent Care Trust Fund – allows financially at-risk county residents with diabetes and…

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Worth County Native is Awarded Artist of the Month

April 14, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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By Kathleen Fountain The Turner County Arts Council proudly presents Myra Hurst as our featured artist this month at the Victoria Evans Library. Myra lives in Worth County and is…

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Let the 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival Begin!

April 13, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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April 9, 2015…Atlanta, Georgia…April 18th & 19th is Opening Weekend of the 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival where you’ll find A Whole Lotta Fun…And a Little Bit of History! The…

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Southern States Cooperative Announces New President and CEO

April 13, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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The Board of Directors of Southern States Cooperative announced today their selection of Jeff Stroburg as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 4, 2015. Stroburg succeeds Tom…

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Worth to Receive an Increase in Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

April 8, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Worth County will receive $10,797 in Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. These funds…

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Interesting Legislation Crosses Georgia House and Senate Floor in Recent Session

April 8, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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There were quite a few interesting bills to cross the house and senate floor during Georgia’s most recent legislative session last month. Among them were multiple bills regarding body cameras…

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SPD Issues BOLO after Recent Shooting

April 8, 2015, Posted In: Uncategorized
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By: Cale Colby                                                                                                                                                                                          cale@thesylvesterlocal.com Sylvester Police Issued a Be On the Lookout for 23-year-old Demarcus Jamel “Popcorn” Wright last week after the Sylvester man allegedly shot another Sylvester man in…

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