The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the Southeast Georgia Road Work Construction and Lane Closure Schedule for this week. In Charlton County bridge rehabilitation work on US 1/SR 4 from Milepost 2 to 29 will be held Sunday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. un…

Advance (early) voting for the May 22 election will begin Tuesday, April 30. The deadline to register for this election is Tuesday, April 24. To register to vote visit https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov or the Charlton County Office of Elections and Registration located inside the Charlton Co…

The Keene Family Reunion will be held Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Hilliard Pentecostal Full Gospel Church. The church is located behind the Hilliard Post Office. Bring a dish of food, dessert, and drink. The theme will be patriotic red, white and blue. 

The Charlton County Saddle Club will be hosting benefit shows Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 with proceeds going to Dylan Browning. Dylan is the 16-year-old grandson of Club President Larry Browning, who has been diagnosed with rare stage 3-4 nasal cancer and is currently undergoing…

The Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit has received a number of complaints about scammers posing as representatives from Publisher’s Clearing House. The scammers call consumers and tell them they have won a big prize through the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. They …

Kindergarten Registration and Orientation will be held Friday, May 11 at St. George Elementary School (SGE). Registration is only for those that did not attend Pre-K at SGE this year and will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. There will be an orientation at 10:00 a.m. on this day for ALL parents of ch…

The Charlton County High School FFA Senior Forestry Team for placed first in the Okefenokee Forestry Field Day. Placing first in their events were Kyle Giddens, Kris Whitaker, and Tessa Bennett. Aaron Gwaltney placed second. Cade Bryant, Cason Howard, Sebastian Roddenberry, and Nolan Crawfor…

The weekend of March 9-11, Charlton County High School FCCLA members, Samantha Hughlon, Heaven Waters and Kellon Hicks, traveled to Atlanta for the annual State Leadership Conference. 

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The Charlton County Board of Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 5 beginning at 6:00 p.m. During the meeting the commissioners heard from Kay Carter of Newell Lodge concerning the portion of Newell Road starting at Highway 301. Carter informed the commissioners…

The Georgia Student Technology Competition (GASTC) is a statewide technology competition where students in grades 3-12 compete in a variety of technology categories. The main goal is to challenge students to become leaders in a digital age. Charlton County High School students, MyKhael Pierc…

State Troopers from the Waycross Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated two traffic crashes during the month of March in Charlton County. 

Pre-K registration will be held April 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Kindergarten registration is May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Folkston Elementary School. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to the annual Prescott Reunion Saturday, April 14 at Corinth Church at the Prescott settlement in Folkston. We plan to eat at 12:30 p.m. Please bring food and chairs.

The 4-H Club has the following extra trees and bushes available for sale if you would like to purchase them, nectarines with fruit, figs, blackberries and blueberries. It is possible that another order to the nursery may be placed if there is something special you would like to purchase. Cal…

Descendants of family members buried in Antioch Cemetery are invited to participate in the storm damage cleaning Saturday, April 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m. If preferred, workers may bring their own tools.

Prior to April 26, Confederate Memorial Day, the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be placing flags on the 85 known Confederate Veterans in the county.

The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics. This prestigious compet…

During the annual Chamber Banquet held March 15, the Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce honored Okefenokee Adventures as the Business of the Year for the Tourism sector. The owners are Chip and Joy Campbell.  

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The Council for the City of Folkston held its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19. During the meeting the council voted to accept the low bid of $80,678.50 from Kudzue 3 Trucking and Paving for the 2018 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG). The approval was made contingent of t…

Charlton County High School’s Band of Pride Wind Ensemble, pictured right, under the direction of Curtis Hersey, and Bethune Middle School’s Concert Band, under the direction of Dylan Sloan, both earned all “Superiors” at the Large Group Performance Evaluation held at Wayne County High Schoo…

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The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held a regularly scheduled meeting March 22 in St. George. During the meeting, the commissioners heard an update on improvements to Traders Hill electrical hookups. Charlton County Administrator Hampton Raulerson shared that there is a need to repla…

The Cherokee of Georgia Spring Pow Wow will be held Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7 located at 110 Cherokee Way in St. George. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday-Saturday ending at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. There will be free admission and parki…

Family and friends are cordially invited to the annual Prescott Reunion Saturday, April 14 at Corinth Church at the Prescott settlement in Folkston. We plan to eat at 12:30 p.m. Please bring food and chairs.

The 4-H Club has the following extra trees and bushes available for sale if you would like to purchase them, nectarines with fruit, figs, blackberries and blueberries. It is possible that another order to the nursery may be placed if there is something special you would like to purchase. Cal…

On Sunday, March 11 Jaguar Cars North America was winding its way through the back roads of Georgia in the new Jaguar Sportbrake and was lucky enough to come upon Folkston and the southern hospitality of Whistlin’ Dixie’s. The drivers were media from across the US testing out the new vehicle…

SRP 2018 signups begin May 21 and the first program will be June 6 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

The 1993 class of Charlton County High School is meeting Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Brickhouse to discuss plans for the upcoming 25th year reunion. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Sons of Confederate Veterans Captain John Reddick Camp #2204 will hold a meeting Tuesday, April 10, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. located at American Legion Hall on Highway 121 in Folkston. The public is invited. Prior to April 26, Confederate Memorial Day, the SCV will be placing flags on the 85 kn…

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The Charlton County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on March 20. During the meeting the BOE unanimously approved the base bid of $1,759,000.00 plus three additions equaling $32,500.00 for a total cost of $1,791,500.00 from R.H. Tyson for a new Board of Education Admin…

The Charlton County High School Boys Quartet with members Zeb Ponsell, Dalton Burnsed, Brantley Sloan, and Jason King won the State Championship at the GHSA State Literary Competition Saturday, March 17. CCHS Senior Cason Howard also participated winning the State Championship in Personal Es…

These young men from the Charlton FFA Senior Wildlife Management Team, pictured above, made it to the State Wildlife Management Career Development Event for the third year in a row. On Saturday, March 24, they placed fourth in the state. Newton Roberts placed second overall in Game Bird Mana…

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The Charlton County Recreation Department held its opening day of games this past Saturday, March 24. Everyone was welcomed as they entered the park to music provided by Mr. Brian Rauls. A full day of baseball, softball, tee ball and blast ball games were to follow. 

The Okefenokee Heritage Center Genealogy Guild will be meeting Monday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center located at 1460 N. Augusta Avenue, Waycross. If you are interested in learning how to research family history, you are invited to join.

The 1993 class of Charlton County High School is meeting Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Brickhouse to discuss plans for the upcoming 25th year reunion. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to the annual Prescott Reunion Saturday, April 14 at Corinth Church at the Prescott settlement in Folkston. We plan to eat at 12:30 p.m. Please bring food and chairs.

The Charlton Public Library will be closed the week of April 2-5 for spring break/staff vacation. The library apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The Cherokee of Georgia Spring Pow Wow will be held Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7 located at 110 Cherokee Way in St. George. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday-Saturday ending at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. There will be free admission and parki…

The Charlton County Indians Baseball team will play a makeup game by hosting the Brantley County Herons on Wednesday, March 28 at Indian Field.

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