Former Charlton County High School and University of Georgia standout, L.J. Talley saw one of his lifelong dreams come into being last Tuesday when the Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the seventh round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Talley becomes the first Charlton County baseball pl…

With only sporadic rain across the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the refuge has determined the need to close portions of the overnight water trail system due to low water and inaccessibility. Additionally, the refuge will only be booking overnight permits two-weeks in advance, instead…

Merry Harris, art teacher at Charlton County High School (CCHS), painted a piece of artwork, pictured above, that is to be put on the flooring of the trembling earth exhibit located at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refugem (ONWR) in Folkston. Harris painted the artwork and used the piece …

As of Monday, May 27, the Compartment #1 Fire is 100 percent contained. Containment means that fire personnel have confidence that the fire progression has ceased, there will not be additional fire growth, and there is not active fire behavior. The area around the Compartment #1 Fire will co…

On May 13, Deputy Doug Popp was patrolling Third Street when he noticed a white Chevrolet car weaving across the centerline. Deputy Popp conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, David Reynolds, Deputy Popp detected an odor of marijuana coming from the veh…

The Charlton County 4-H Club has announced the exciting summer programs that will begin in the next few weeks. These are listed below:

Come and have a “Swamp-Venture” at Okefenokee’s end of summer program series. The Okefenokee “Swamp-Venture” Summer Programs are for youth ages six to ten and will be held on three Mondays in July from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Okefenokee Chamber of Commerece Executive Director Ashley Gowen recently graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Pictured, left to right, Jenny Robbins, Georgia EMC, Ashley Gowen, Scott Purvis, Georgia Power and Saralyn Stafford, Georgia Academy Board Member.

The first ever Friends of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (formerly OWL) Youth Fishing Derby will be held June 8, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fun out door recreation for parents and youth is the goal of the derby. The derby will be held at Folkston Elementary School Lake in the fenced i…

American Legion Post 130 of Folkston will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor those veterans that are no longer with us at the American Legion Hall on the corner of Little Phoebe Church Rd. and Hwy. 121. 

As of this afternoon, the Compartment #1 Fire is 98% contained. Fire personnel will continue to patrol and monitor the fire each day, as there will continue to be areas of smoke within the fire perimeter until the area receives sufficient rain. With no rain in the forecast and a hot and dry …

The descendants of Emory Arlington Johns and Serena Elizabeth Lee Johns will have a family reunion on Saturday, June 1, at the Hoboken Church of God in Hoboken. A covered dish luncheon will be served at 12:00 noon. All descendants and friends are invited to attend. 

The first ever Friends of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (formerly OWL) Youth Fishing Derby will be held June 8, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fun out door recreation for parents and youth is the goal of the derby. The derby will be held at Folkston Elementary School Lake in the fenced i…

Charlton County High School held its first Future Georgia Educators Signing Day, Tuesday, May 7, for students who took a part in the Charlton County High School Early Childhood Education Pathway. Kynlee O’Berry (left) and Kali Goodwin (right) will major in Early Childhood Education. Kynlee w…

The Charlton County Board of Education held a called meeting Tuesday, May 7. During the meeting Danny McCoy was approved to be the principal at Charlton County High School (CCHS) for the 2019-2020 school year. McCoy is currently the principal at Bethune Middle School and will be replacing Dr…

At a dinner held on May 9 at the Cumberland Inn and Suites, five Charlton County High School students were recognized for their decision to enlist in the US military. The banquet, called Our Community Salutes, was given to allow the community to be the first to say, “thank you for your servi…

A National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2 beginning at 12:00 noon at the Charlton County Courthouse. The prayer will be for the president, government, churches, families, police, schools, military and pastors. Participants will be meeting outside. The theme for this year is, Pray…

The following statement was released by the GEO Group. On Monday, April 22, at approximately 8:05 p.m. the D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston conducted an institution recall due to a large group of inmates being involved in an altercation. Initial information points to two geogra…

The Charlton County Board of Education held a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, April 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m. During the meeting the following personnel action was approved: Brittany Alberty hired as teacher as Folkston Elementary School (FES); Joanne Reed hired as teacher at FES; Tonya…

The annual Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge volunteer awards and Okefenokee Wildlife League Banquet was held Thursday, April 25. Guests were welcomed and Michael Lusk, Refuge Manager gave a blessing before enjoying the meal provided. 

The Charlton County Public Library invites you to join them Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12 noon To discuss the book entitled Killing Lincoln By Bill O’Reilly Please come Join now.  New members are always welcome.

The Family and Friends of The Late Ivey (Buddy Tye) Crews and Mary Jane Barber are invited to the Annual Crews Reunion to be held on Saturday, May 4, at the Old Home Place. Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m.  Anyone who would like to come early may do so after 10:00 a.m.  Just as a reminder, …

The women of Charlton County are invited for an organizational meeting to form the Charlton County Republican Women’s Club. The ladies will meet for lunch and a meeting May 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brickhouse Restaurant, located at 3566 South Second St., Folkston.

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 18. During the meeting, County Administrator Hampton Raulerson stated he had met with Sheriff Dobie Conner and recommended closing all ball fields and associated parks for Easter. A motion was made …

Around 11:15 a.m. on Monday, April 22, Charlton County rescue personnel responded to an accident on U.S. Highway 1, near mile marker 15 and near Racepond. Initial reports indicate an accident between a semi-truck hauling logs and another vehicle. The semi overturned and was engulfed in flame…

The Council for the City of Folkston held a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, April 15. During the meeting, discussion was held to upgrade the pedestrian buttons and lights at the traffic signal located at the intersection of Main and First Streets. Following discussion, a motion was made …

Georgians of all ages are invited to lace up their hiking boots this June in celebration of National Trails Day. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is held the first Saturday of each June and highlights 200,000 miles of trails that crisscross America. It’s our coun…

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM, Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Southeastern Bank located at the corner of Second and Love Street in Folkston. Bring all expired and not used prescription medications for safe disposal.

Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held Thursday, May 9 at St. George Elementary (SGE). Registration is only for those that did not attend Pre-K at SGE this year and will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Unison Behavioral Health Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on Saturday, May 4, at the Okefenokee County Club, located at 1204 South River Oaks Drive, Blackshear. 

The Charlton County High School (CCHS) FFA Forestry Team placed third in the Appling County Forestry Field Day. Nolan Crawford was first and Travis Ray was second in Ocular Estimation. Savannah Pollock was third in Tree Identification. They also received a first place plaque from Wayne Count…

Come celebrate Earth Day at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by joining at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center to learn how you can turn your yard into a wildlife refuge and reduce your impact on the environment. Bring the whole famil…

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