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CES team participates in Girls on the Run Star Power 5k

Girls on the Run of South Georgia hosted its noncompetitive 5K event presented by Pepsi Valdosta on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, on the beautiful grounds of the Fellowship Home at Brookside.  Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to…

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Adel Council accepts $1,667,488 bid for public safety antenna system

Mayor Buddy Duke called to order the Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, meeting of the Adel City Council. Members present were Mayor Duke and Council Members Terry McClain, Greg Paige, Walter Cowart, Celestine Hayes, and Jody Greene. Others present were City Manager John Flythe, City Clerk Rhonda Rowe, City Attorney Tim Tanner, Police Chief Chad Castleberry,…

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Man faces three aggravated assault counts

James Allen Washington, 34, of Adel was charged Nov. 8 with three counts of aggravated assault, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Douglas Office.  According to warrants taken in the case, during offense times between 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Dec. 21, 2021, Washington assaulted a woman and two men by firing a…

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Crowd turns out for 1st Annual Major Terry Arnold Memorial Ride

Hundreds of supporters showed up Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, for the 1st Annual Major Terry Arnold Memorial Ride and Fundraiser. The motorcycle ride began Saturday morning at Tifton Harley-Davidson (Exit 61 off I-75). Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club, Tifton Chapter, and Iron Legacy MC, Massee Chapter, hosted the event in loving memory of Cook County Sheriff’s…

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Cook County Election Returns

With all precincts reporting, Debra Robinson, the Democratic incumbent, won re-election for a four-year term in the District 1 Cook County Board of Commissioners office on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. She prevailed over Independent challenger Brian Harrell by 62.22 percent to 37.78 percent of the vote (504 to 306). This was the only LOCAL contested…

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Amanda Jeanette Walton, 83

Amanda Jeanette Walton, 83 of Nashville passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Berrien Nursing Center. Mrs. Walton was born October 16, 1939 in Nashville to the late Willie & Pina Selph Roberts. She was a beautician and was owner of Jeanette’s Beauty Shop. Survivors include her son, Race Hancock of Nashville; 8 grandchildren; 13…

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Mrs. Barbara Sumner Hall, 83

Mrs. Barbara Sumner Hall, age 83, of Adel, Georgia, passed away at her home on November 9, 2022.  She was born in Enigma, Georgia on February 27, 1939 and was the daughter of John Floyd Sumner, Sr. and Lillian Kathryn Evers Sumner.  Mrs. Hall lived in Cook County all of her life.  She was retired…

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Frances Mays, 91

Frances Mays was born May 19, 1931, at home in the Cat Creek community in Lowndes County GA, to Thomas E. and Annie Bell Futch Stalvey.  She grew up on the family farm in Cook County and was an honor graduate of Sparks-Adel High School, class of 1948.  She married Harvey Mays, USAF, from Havre,…

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Mr. Thad “Ted” Lewis, 81

Mr. Thad “Ted” Lewis, age 81, of Adel, Georgia passed away on November 7, 2022 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia.  Mr. Lewis was born on July 6, 1941 in Cook County to the late Hugh Dorsey Lewis and Esta Mae Sorrell Lewis.  He lived all of his life in Cook County, was…

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Mrs. Paula Aline Crumpton Griffin, 73

Mrs. Paula Aline Crumpton Griffin, 73 of Lenox passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Griffin was born September 27, 1949 in Cook County to the late Archie Will Crumpton & Hazel Howell Crumpton.  Survivors include her husband, Paskell Griffin of Lenox; children, Wesley (Christy) Griffin of Lenox, Dorran (Kristina) Griffin of…

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