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…

The annual “Soap Game” scrimmage this Thursday night will allow fans of both the Charlton County and Bethune Middle School football teams to get a preview of what to expect in the upcoming season. The intra-squad game will begin at 5:30 and will have the Bethune Braves starting off the night…

After years and years of playing football, former Charlton County standout, Roland “Champ” Bailey received the ultimate honor Saturday night when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Two Charlton County men were recently charged in the death of Sonny Lewis, 31, of Lenox. Lewis was knocked out of a small Jon boat following a collision with an on-coming vessel during a fishing tournament on June 22, 2019. 

The Charlton County Board of Education held a regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, July 16. During the meeting, the board recognized Patsy Allen for receiving the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting. The award was presented by Michael Haire, from the Georgia Department of…

The Folkston City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 15. 

Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, a private company based out of Alabama, filed a 565-page application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers July 12, 2019. The public notice states the company is requesting permission to mine on 12,000 acres of land just outside of the Okefenokee National Wildlife R…

Badcock Home Furniture was struck by a bolt of lightning during a storm on Sunday, July 21, causing the structure to catch on fire. Charlton Fire/Rescue responded to the call and was able to keep the fire contained. Responders worked well into  Monday making sure the flames were completely d…

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