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Mrs. Doris Vinson, 75

Mrs. Doris Vinson, 75 of Nashville passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Vinson was born December 7, 1946 to the late Clayton & Ada Varnadore Morgan. She attended Pineview Holiness Baptist Church and was a volunteer for Peanut Butter and Jesus Ministry. Survivors include her son, Jerry R. (Windy) Curtis of Louisana; grandchildren,…

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Mr. Gregory “Greg” Joseph Soyke, 48

Gregory “Greg” Joseph Soyke, 48, of Adel, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, surrounded by his family at Tift Regional Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1974 in Oakland, CA, but spent most of his life in Binghamton, NY and in Adel, GA. Greg was a master carpenter by trade, and his hobbies included cooking,…

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Mrs. Chlois Joiner Lollis, 86

Mrs. Chlois Joiner Lollis, age 86, of Adel, Georgia, passed away at her home on July 31, 2022.  She was born in Sparks, Georgia on June 6, 1936 and was the daughter of Leonard and Jewell Rebecca Pope Joiner.  Mrs. Lollis lived in Cook County all of her life where she was a member of…

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John Smith announced as 2023 Teacher of the Year

John Smith was announced as the 2023 Cook County School System Teacher of the Year during the Back to School Celebration held on Thursday morning, July 28, 2022, in the Carolyn Harris Performing Arts Center. Smith’s family joined him on stage as he received a plaque and $1,000 check in recognition of the honor, as…

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Mr. Larry L. Stephens, 95

Mr. Larry L. Stephens, 95, of Norman Park, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022 at his residence.  He was born to the late Grant and Alleyne Froggett Stephens. Survivors include his daughter Laurie Orvedal of Kodiak, AK and son Grant (Marlene) Stephens of Palmer, AK; grandchildren: Dakota (Brittany) Orvedal, Jessica Nolin, Shelly (Jeff) Linville; great…

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Mrs. Helen Martin Register, 96

Mrs. Helen Martin Register, 96 passed away July 16, 2022, in the Berrien Nursing Center. Mrs. Register was born October 15, 1925, to the late Clifford and Donnie Mae Martin. She was a homemaker and resided in Cook County most of her life. Survivors include her children, Lynda (Joe) Maine, C. W. Register; several grandchildren,…

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Mrs. Helen Josephine “Jo” Holt, 83

Helen Josephine “Jo” Holt passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the age of 83.  Jo, a native of Horry County, S. Carolina, was born June 3, 1939 to the late John Bert Prince, Jr.  & Marie Gaskins Prince. After graduation from Loris High School, she attended Wake Forest University and then Stetson University, where she received a BA in Business…

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Cook County Sheriff’s Office K9 Fievel to Get Donation of Body Armor

Cook County Sheriff’s Office K9 Fievel will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.    K9 Fievel’s vest is sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of Galesburg, IL and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”. Delivery…

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County Commission announces a proposed property tax increase

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has announced their intention to increase the 2022 property taxes that the County will levy this year by 6.13 percent over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the Board of Tax Assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county.…

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Mrs. Madge Wilkes Lawrence, 86

     Mrs. Madge Wilkes Lawrence, 86, of Adel, Georgia passed away on July 18, 2022 at her home.  She was born on May 3, 1936 to the late John Arlie and Etta Mae McCall Wilkes.  Mrs. Lawrence was a longtime member of the Adel United Methodist Church and lived in Cook County most of her life.  She was…

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