The Charlton County Herald will be closed  Friday, July 3, in celebration of Independence Day and will reopen Monday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m. The Charlton County Herald would like to encourage anyone intending on drinking alcohol during the holiday weekend to do so responsibly. Please don’t drin…

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, at approximately 1:50 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Region 14 Kingsland Office was requested by the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation into the death of Alexander Gerald Ham, 30, of Folkston. As a result of this investigation, …

Seniors Samantha Baxter and Grayson Carter were recently chosen for the Leadership Awards in the Charlton County High School athletic program and for the Leadership Award in the Charlton Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle at the local high school. These students were selected by the CCH…

The City of Folkston was recently ranked number 43 of Georgia’s 50 safest cities according to SafeWise, an online resource offering safety solutions information, and recommendations for your home and community. 

Maward Howard, Libby and Russell Parker, and Genny Gowen took time out of their day to repaint the famous alligator in Jesse Crews, Sr. Park. The ‘gator is a staple for visitors who come to Charlton to see the Okefenokee Swamp and watch trains. He has been featured in many photos and is now …

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held its regularly scheduled, but brief meeting Thursday, June 4.

A peaceful protest was held in support of the family and friends of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed in Brunswick. Local supporters met at Champ Bailey Stadium and marched to the Charlton County Courthouse, where speakers addressed the issues facing the black community. Pastors from Charlton an…

On Friday, May 15 at 6:40 p.m. first responders from the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Charlton Fire and Rescue (CCFR) were sent to People’s Baptist Church, located at 65 Reynolds Road in Folkston, in reference to a fire. Responders found a burning wreath on the door of the building. 

A support march for the family of Ahmaud Arbery will be held Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. Participants assemble at the parking lot of Champ Bailey Stadium and meet at the Charlton County courthouse. Various speakers will be there to offer prayers and support. For more information, call (91…

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners met Thursday, May 7 in St. George.

Early voting officially began, Monday, May 18. The only local race happening is the run for Sheriff between Chief Deputy Clay Burnsed and former Georgia State Patrol Captain Robert Phillips. The Herald sent questions to the candidates. The following are the answers that were provided.

When Charlton County loses a citizen, the community feels that loss, but when Charlton loses a hero, it grieves as a whole. Kara Lynn Drury Lewis, or “Maw” as she was called, was a woman almost everyone knew and those who did loved her greatly.

Charlton County High School will hold  both a virtual and traditional graduation ceremony in order to ensure all students are included, as several will be unable to attend in the summer. 

The Charlton County Board of Education held a called meeting, Monday, May 4.

Thursday, April 30, Congressman Buddy Carter visited Charlton County and made a stop at the Board of Education. During the visit, Congressman Carter discussed the on-going effects the COVID-19 virus has had on the state and the different steps congress is taking in combating these issues. Su…

The Folkston Police Department released the following incident reports for the dates of March 26 through April 9.

Senate candidate David Sharpe recently made a donation of 200 facemasks to the Charlton County EMA/EMS crew. Sharpe is running as a conservative for the seat of William Ligon, who chose not to run this year. Sharpe said, “As an Air Force Security Forces Veteran, I know first-hand what it is …

The COVID-19 virus and shelter-in-place orders left Charlton residents at a loss. School was cancelled before students and teachers could say good-bye; normal spring activities were cancelled or postponed; and soon the community was closed. However, members of the community took this time at…

Now that there is a light at the end of the sheltering-in-place tunnel, let’s reflect on the time spent social distancing – or lack there of.

Most of Southeast Georgia was hit with severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes Thursday afternoon, April 23. The north end of the county received the blunt force of the storm with hail fall, power outages and downed trees, while all of the county shared heavy rain and  wind. There were sever…

The Charlton County Board of Education held its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 14. 

A two-week stretch in Charlton County was witness to a sudden, dramatic increase in car break-ins. On March 14, the Sheriff’s Office began receiving calls about vehicles that had been entered and rifled through. On that day a call came in from Briarwood Road and another from Palmhurst Drive.…

Active Georgia voters should have recently received applications for absentee ballots in the mail. The absentee ballots will be for the May 19 election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued the order in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure of COVID-19 to voters and poll workers. 

The Ralph Davis Bridge was recently repaired through the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT)  Low Impact Bridge Program. This project is to provide expedited delivery for the least complicated type bridge replacements. Workers were required to complete the repairs in 60 days or les…

Grace and Claire Jones, daughters of Drew and Laura Jones, of Folkston, took a break from being cooped up to get a little fresh air. The girls and their mother used their artistic skills to bring some light to the community and to share an important message during the COVID-19 pandemic – #St…

Pictured above is a sign posted at the Traders Hill Boat Ramp, which reads, “The Chairman of the Charlton County Board of Commissioners has declared a Local State of Emergency in order to better deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to prevent or minimize injury to people and damage to p…

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