On December 30, 2020 at approximately 6:15 am, the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 300 Wheeler Street in St. George resided by Allen Larry. Upon arrival and gaining entry into the residence, deputies made contact with Mr. Larry, Gracie Larry and Brandon Strickla…

Saturday evening, January 16, Georgia State Patrol investigated an incident involving a train. Witnesses stated a North Carolina man, age 67, laid down his crutches and proceeded to lay on the tracks in front of an oncoming locomotive and was killed instantly. The gentleman’s name has been w…

Indian football player Caleal Burroughs was recently recognized by Recruit Georgia and was named to the Class A Public All State team (pictured above). Burroughs was selected as a First Team Offensive Lineman. Teammate Tony Cobb (pictured below) was an honorable mention selection as a runnin…

The Unified Alliance’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. program was held Monday, January 18. Grand Marshalls for the event were First Responders (healthcare workers and law enforcement) and Junior Grand Marshalls were the young men from the Good Folks group, sponsored by Antwon Nixon. The Juni…

This past Christmas season, the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office once again conducted its annual Shop-With-a-Cop program. Every year the Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Charlton County school system selects a group of children and students to take part in the program. Using funds d…

   The Folkston Police Department released the following incident reports from October 30 through December 19, 2020.

The Unified Alliance’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and program will be held Monday, January 18. The march will begin on Martin Street at DFCS at 11:00 a.m., will travel down Main Street and end at the courthouse. The services will take place outside at Chatman-Mobley Park beginning…

Wednesday, December 23, Whistlin’ Dixie was host to employees and volunteers from the Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce as they waited tables in effort to raise money for CHARLTON CARES. All tips donated between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. were given directly to the group. CHARLTON CARES works to …

Monday, December 21, local churches and the Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce held a live nativity at Jesse Crews, Sr. Memorial Park. Hot chocolate was served as members of the nativity lead the crowd in the singing of Christmas carols. First Baptist Church pastor Randy Jacoby spoke about the m…

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The staff of the Charlton County Herald wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year. The office will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 31 and January 1. The office will re-open Monday, January 4. The deadline for the January 6 Herald will be Monday, January 4 before 10:00 a.m.

Dena Crews, CPA and the Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours event Tuesday, December 8. Santa was present for photos and Christmas requests. Food was served as door prizes were given to lucky winners. Above, Dena and husband Mike cut the ribbon surrou…

The annual St. George Christmas Parade was held Saturday, December 12. Parade-goers watched as floats carried all things Christmas down the street. Children lined up to grab candy thrown their way. Reminders of what Christmas is all about made up the parade line, while monster trucks, classi…

The Charlton County High School Indians and Maidens have kicked off the season with a bang, sweeping opening week competition. Above, Elyiss Williams heads down the court. 

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office conducted its annual license check the day before Thanksgiving again this year. Every year the Sheriff’s Office teams up with the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network (CATEN) and other local agencies to ensure that our holiday travels are as safe as p…

The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce held its first anual Christmas on Main Street, which featured shopping, Santa photos, music and lots of fun. Main Street businesses decorated each store front as the community came together for a fun-filled day. Above, Santa ends the Light-up Christmas Para…

The annual St. George Parade will be held Saturday, December 12. Santa will stop by for photos, while shoppers stop at vendor and food booths. There will be plenty to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 children in line for Santa! The booths o…

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners has recently settled its ongoing litigation at $1.35 million, which was brought against the county for erroneous taxation. The funds are to reimburse any citizens who were over taxed due to errors in soil delineation and incorrect application of the…

The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce will host an all-day event filled with food, crafts, fun and more Saturday, December 5. The day will start with the annual Winter Watch Rail Fest beginning at 8:00 a.m. with a photo contest being held. The announcement for the photo winner will be made at 2…

For the last three years, Mr. and Mrs. Dale and Michelle Taylor have decorated their yard with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights. This year, there’s been an addition – large open sleigh. The lights have become a community staple for the citizens of Folkston with lots of visitors stoppi…

The Charlton County High School FFA Junior Wildlife Team recently placed second in Area. The group has qualified for state competition. Pictured are (l-r) Cole Crawford, Heath Ray, Colby Cooper and Garrett Vickers. The Farm Business Management and Senior Veterinary Science teams also placed …

The Georgia Water Coalition recently released its 2020 Dirty Dozen Report, which features bodies of water in need of the most help.

The December 1 run-off election has been postponed until January 5 in conjunction with the senate run-off. The entire state of Georgia has been mandated to complete a hand-count audit which began Friday, November 13. The count must be finished by Wednesday, November 18 at midnight. The Heral…

Seniors involved in football, softball, and the Band of Pride were honored Friday night at Champ Bailey Stadium. Pictured above is the senior run-through sign, which due to the weather, was not displayed at the game. Left, Superintendent Dr. John Lairsey was honored to direct the Band of Pri…

Charlton County senior baseball player Connor Nelson signed to play baseball for Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Nelson will complete his senior season with the Indians in the spring before starting his college career.  Flagler College is a NCAA Division II school that plays in th…

The postponed game between Charlton and Brooks Counties will be played Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Champ Bailey Stadium in Folkston. 

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, November 5.  Assistant Chairwoman Alphya Benefield was absent.

The Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge teamed up with Valdosta State University Art & Design student Logan Lott in creating a way-finding mural over the summer as part of the Blazer Summer Research Institute with professor Evelyn Davis-Walker. The mural was installed recently on the corner of Ma…

The infamous West Mims Fire was caused by lightning and was reported on April 6, 2017, approximately seven miles east of Fargo, Georgia, and 2.5 miles northeast of the Eddy Fire Tower in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The Fire quickly spread across the Okefenokee Swamp National Wil…

Saturday, October 31, Main Street was filled with sweet and spooky characters. The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce worked hard to bring the community a fun-filled (and socially distant) Halloween. Local children were treated to treats, games and lots of fun. Above, winners of the costume cont…

More than a year ago, Alabama-based company, Twin Pines Minerals, submitted an application for a 12,000-acre  mining project just outside of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston. After pulling the original application in February of this year, the company re-applied in hopes o…

Kandiss Taylor, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, recently visited with Charlton County Republicans. Dr. Taylor is an educator from Appling County and is running against 21 other candidates in the November 3 special election. Governor Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to serve out th…

The 2020 General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 3. The only local race happening is the run for the At Large Folkston City Council seat formerly held by the late Stanley Golaszewski. The Herald sent questions to candidates Jim Gowen and Raymond Roberts. Below are the answers that…

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