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.

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.

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