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Local Arrest Reports

April 17, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Taken from March 1st – 31st, 2014 Leon Anderson, 35 of Sylvester was charged with probation violation Markese Rashan Bailey, 18 of Sylvester was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine with intent Anthony Thomas Brown, 44 of Sylvester was charged with disorderly conduct, robbery, theft by shoplifting, obstructing an officer, battery (family violence), and probation violation James Tyler Cravey, 23 of Sumner was charged with 2 counts of probation violation, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of a drug related object, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Octavious Roy Drayton, 25 of Sylvester…

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“Picture Show” featured at The Empire this Friday

April 16, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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“Picture Show” featured at The Empire this Friday

In conjunction with Cities Week showcasing the various talents of Sylvester and Worth County artists, the original film Picture Show by local filmmakers Robyn Young and Jonathan Hicks is scheduled to play this Friday, April 18th at the old Empire Building on Isabella Street downtown. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. and again…

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Sylvester Police Lieutenant Arrested

April 15, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Sylvester Police Lieutenant Arrested

At approximately 3 p.m. today, Sylvester Police Lieutenant George Hall was arrested by members of the Sylvester Police Department. He has been charged with Violation of Oath of Office, Making False Statements, and Tampering with Evidence and is currently in the custody of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office. The case was turned over to the…

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Seeking Qualified Writer

April 14, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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The Sylvester Local News is seeking a qualified writer for a reporter position. The successful applicant will prepare news content in a variety of formats (text and photo) for print…

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USDA Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

April 9, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tues., Apr. 15,…

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Georgia River Network Plans Fall Float on the Flint River

April 9, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Georgia River Network Plans Fall Float on the Flint River

175 Paddlers Expected for Four-Day Journey Oct. 10 – 13 Georgia River Network (GRN), creator of Paddle Georgia, an annual week-long summer canoe/kayak camping adventure, will host a four-day Paddle…

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Public Health Investigating Multi-County Whooping Cough Outbreak

April 8, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Southwest Health District is investigating clusters of pertussis – primarily associated with young children – in Colquitt, Mitchell and Thomas counties, Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, said…

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Commissioners move forward with plans for Solar Farm

April 7, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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During a recent Worth County Board of Commissioners meeting, Zoning Administrator Ed Parsons joined Ryan Sanders in addressing the board about a possible Solar Farm in Worth County. Sanders is…

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Berchtold headed to West Point

April 3, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Berchtold headed to West Point

Austin Berchtold, son of Jerry and Misty Griffin, has been accepted to West Point.  Being accepted for admission to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point is an…

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The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber is gearing up for their annual Business After Hours Event

April 2, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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This year the Chamber is partnering with the Downtown Development Authority and hosting their 4th Annual Chamber Business After Hours in Downtown Sylvester to be held on May 1st from 5-7pm. As always there…

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Close Call for ConAgra Foods

April 2, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Close Call for ConAgra Foods

Just after 5:00pm on Tuesday afternoon, calls came in reporting that a fire had erupted at ConAgra Foods. Unofficial reports indicate the roaster caught on fire causing a fan to explode.…

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Rural Community Outreach Initiative Conference Planned

March 24, 2014, Posted In: Uncategorized
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Registration is available for the Rural Commerce Outreach Initiative (RCOI) conference that is planned at the University of Georgia’s Tifton Conference Center on May 6th and 7th. The initiative will…

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