Bethune Middle School had the opportunity to honor six eighth grade students Tuesday, November 19 with a REACH Scholarship. This scholarship is a needs-based mentoring program providing promising students with support to graduate from high school and achieve collegiate success. REACH scholar…

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office has been making a concerted effort to keep dangerous drugs off the streets of the cities and county. Over the past several months there have been a number of drug arrests made by Sheriff Dobie Conner and his deputies.

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is busily preparing for the Pioneer Day Festival, hosted at the Chesser Island Homestead along the refuge’s Swamp Island Drive. Come join them on Saturday November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a fun-filled day of crafts, demonstrations, and blue…

The City of Homeland received a CDGB grant to add a new well and for improvements to the old well for use as a back-up. The grant is for $532,044.00. Hofstader & Associates worked with the South Georgia Regional Commission for the city to receive grant for the new well.

It is the best time of year – Spooky Season! During the season, members of the Kern family display their love of all things skeleton and Halloween related. Beginning last year, they decorated their yard with various skeleton scenes during the month of October. Interest quickly grew and reque…

The Charlton County Commission held its quarterly meeting in the St. George Community Room Thursday, September 19. Commissioner Luke Gowen was absent.

Former Charlton County standout and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Champ Bailey will be honored in a pre-game ceremony Friday, October 4, during Rec. Night when the Indians host Irwin County. The Hall of Fame will present the Hometown Plaque to Bailey prior to the game. B…

Delaney Murrell, 16, of Folkston, was crowned 2019 Miss Okefenokee on Saturday, September 21. She is the daughter of Corey and Brandie Murrell and Stacie Wiggins. For more photos of the pageant, see the Okefenokee Festival section in the October 9 edition of the Herald.

Newell Road from Hwy. 301 to just past the west entrance of Ozzie Rowell Loop will be closed on October 1. The closure will last through the end of October. To get to Newell Lodge drivers will take Hwy. 252 to River Rd., from River Road to Newell Road. Once on Newell Road, take the east entr…

A traffic stop fin Homeland or speeding on September 18 at 7:45 p.m. resulted in the arrest of three Florida men for trafficking in cocaine, possession of ecstasy, and possession of marijuana. Officer Mike King initiated a traffic stop on U.S. 1 for the speeding violation. During the traffic…

Twin Pines Minerals (TPM), LLC held a meeting with the members of the Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce in the Charlton County Annex Auditorium Wednesday, September 12. The business supplied refreshments and passed out information packets.

Casei Jones, of Marion County, Florida, who was missing for six weeks was found dead Sunday north of Charlton in Brantley County. Jones’ family reported her missing Saturday night, September 14, along with her four children, Cameron Bowers, age 10, Preston Bowers, 5, Mercalli Jones, 2, and A…

The Folkston City Council had a regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, August 19.

“There are 50 children in the DFCS system in Charlton County,” says Barbie Dinkins, with the Called to Care Charlton/Brantley program , “and there are only ten homes to place them.”

On August 9, the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office and State Probation conducted a Fourth Amendment Waiver Search on the residence of probationer Justin Ashcraft, located at 1616 Hamp Chesser Rd. During the search, officers located methamphetamines, 11 firearms and drug paraphernalia. Ashcraf…

A local mother, wife, daughter, and friend passed away August 19, after a hard fight with Leukemia. Ciara Sloane (Hilton) McInvale leaves behind her husband, Danny; two children, Dilan and Delaney; her parents; other family; and so many friends. A benefit raffle will be held to raise funds f…

I am always happy to get back home after being away for a few days.  I suppose Cheryl and I are primarily home bodies, even though we do enjoy an occasional trip.  We were in Bartow last Friday, in Ocala on Saturday and Sunday, and finally home again last night (Sunday night).

The Woolard and Knowles families held their fifth annual Bake Sale to raise money for school supplies. Every year, these students have raised money, made a trip to purchase list items, and take the supplies to DFCS. This year, the group raised over $700 and were able to donate 48 backpacks, …

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of over 560 National Wildlife Refuges across the country managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With 55 million annual visits nationally, the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is committed to maintaining and understanding customer…

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