Former Charlton County Maiden and current WNBA star Courtney Williams was traded from the Connecticut Sun to the Atlanta Dream last week. Williams, who was a restricted free agent, stated in a social media status that she wanted to return to the Sun but contract negotiations could not be rea…

The FFA and 4-H Clubs held their annual hog show Saturday, February 15 at the new barn. Winners for the day were Emma McMillan: Junior Showmanship Champion, Overall and  Grand Champion Barrow, and Reserve Champion Gilt; Delaney Murrell: Senior Showmanship Champion, Grand Champion Gilt and Re…

The Charlton County Tax Assessors Office (CCTAO) is currently conducting a comprehensive review of all residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties inside the county. 

Friday, February 7, Folkston resident Carl Wilson was honored at the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce banquet, where he received the Randy Sharpe Health Hero Award. Wilson is the critical care manager at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross. He was nominated for outstanding patient ca…

Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, the Alabama-based mining company hoping to mine near the Okefenokee Swamp has pulled its application with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Last Friday, February 7, a weapon was brought to the campus of Bethune Middle School. Administrators took immediate action and the Folkston Police Department was called to the school. 

Two Charlton County Indian seniors saw their hard work rewarded last Wednesday by signing letters of intent to play college football. Seaquon Clark, a wide receiver and defensive back for the Tribe, put his name on the dotted line to play at Albany State University. Clark was named to the Al…

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office continues to make arrests in narcotics cases and assist the Department of Community Supervision. One of the major tasks facing the Sheriff’s Office is providing assistance to probation officers from Community Supervision in conducting their operations.  

Charlton County High School Senior Samantha Baxter was named the STAR Student for the Class of 2020. Baxter selected science teacher, Tracey Willis, to be her STAR Teacher. 

Search teams, including members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), and State Attorney’s Office are currently working on locating the body of Clay County woman, Susan Mauldin, at the Chesser Island Road Landfill in Folkston. The search began T…

The bridge for Ralph Davis Road is currently under renovations, temporarily closing the right of way. The repairs must be completed in no less than 60 days. The detour for those needing access to the road should take the following detour: from Ralph Davis Road to Prospect Road, after two and…

Senior basketball player, Seaquon Clark, was recognized Friday night prior to the game against Echols County for scoring over 1500 points in his high school career. Head coach David Bailey presented him with a basketball showing his accomplishments, while Folkston Mayor Lee Gowen read a proc…

The Unified Alliance of Charlton County held its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration Monday, January 20. The festivities began with a parade down Main Street, ending at the court house. The events continued at House of Faith Worship Center with a message by Dr. Rhonda Brown. 

Rayonier recently presented Charlton County Fire and Rescue with a $1,200.00 annual donation to help with ongoing expenses. “Rayonier appreciates the services they provide to the community. As one of many forest landowners in Charlton County, Rayonier is especially thankful for the help the …

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of 2020 Thursday, January 2 in the conference room. Commissioners Jesse Crews and Luke Gowen were absent.

Depending on when you receive this newspaper, you will probably have crossed the threshold into 2020. Let me first take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the Charlton County Herald over the last decade and ask for your continued support in 2020.

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting Thursday, December 5. There was only one meeting due to the Christmas holiday.

The Charlton County 4-H Club has been selected as the beneficiary of the Harvey’s Community Bag Program for the month of January 2020.  The 4-H Club will receive $1.00 from the sale of each bag sold this month to promote the development of various programs and events. These are reusable groc…

Bethune Middle School’s FIRST Lego League team, The Architect Army, will be advancing to Super Regional competition at The Museum of Aviation in Warner-Robins on Saturday, January 25. The Architect Army has been a team for three years and this is the second year the team has advanced to the …

Flynn Donoho, 61, travels by bicycle from state to state raising funds for the American Cancer Society. His most recent stop – Folkston. He first embarked on this journey January 6, 2009, and says he has visited 48 of the 50 states with his dog, Diva. 

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office held its annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ Wednesday, December 18. Thirty-one children, along with Charlton County officers, loaded onto a bus taking them to Walmart in Waycross to pick out their own gifts for Christmas. A total of 40 children were given special g…

The City of Homeland had its regular monthly meeting Thursday, December 12. During the meeting, council members discussed the contract with Advance Disposal and stated the contract will end in three weeks. Following the end of the contract, the city will take over the garbage pick-up. Counci…

Charlton County is all hustle and bustle as the Christmas holiday creeps closer, and the events keep rolling. Local shops will stay open late during the annual Jingle Mingle on Main Friday, December 13, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14 will be the annual St. George Christmas …

Forestry Technician Howard McCullough is retiring on December 31, 2019, culminating a 33-year career with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Hired by Forester Ron Phernetton in 1987, Howard learned from Ron until 2001. Together they began restoring na…

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.

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