Active Georgia voters should have recently received applications for absentee ballots in the mail. The absentee ballots will be for the May 19 election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued the order in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure of COVID-19 to voters and poll workers. 

The Ralph Davis Bridge was recently repaired through the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT)  Low Impact Bridge Program. This project is to provide expedited delivery for the least complicated type bridge replacements. Workers were required to complete the repairs in 60 days or les…

Grace and Claire Jones, daughters of Drew and Laura Jones, of Folkston, took a break from being cooped up to get a little fresh air. The girls and their mother used their artistic skills to bring some light to the community and to share an important message during the COVID-19 pandemic – #St…

Pictured above is a sign posted at the Traders Hill Boat Ramp, which reads, “The Chairman of the Charlton County Board of Commissioners has declared a Local State of Emergency in order to better deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to prevent or minimize injury to people and damage to p…

Beginning Monday, March 30 education faculty members will load on buses to deliver free meals to children. Meals will be delivered only three days per week Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Two snacks and two lunches will be distributed each day. Those wishing to receive the meals will need to v…

In honor of famous author Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March has been named National Reading Month. What better place to celebrate the month than at the Charlton County Public Library (CPL), where the staff continues working on exciting new things to keep children and adults engaged.

A 29-year-old Charlton County woman was tested for the COVID-19 virus last week and recieved a presumptive positive result. She has two family members who are employed in Charlton County schools who did come in contact with students.

Boy Scout, Leven Bufkin led the efforts to design and construct the new informational kiosk at Burnt Fort public boat landing on the Satilla River in Charlton County as his Eagle Scout Project.

The Charlton County Recreation 10-under girls became the first-ever girls team to win a state championship for the county. The girls swept four games last weekend at the GRPA Class C State Tournament. For complete details, see ‘Champions’.

The Charlton County High School Literary team spent the day in Irwin County and placed third in competition. The team has several first and second places. Those competing were Megan Manusuthakis, second place international extemporaneous speaking, as well as placing fourth in rhetorical essa…

Early voting for the 2020 elections has begun and will continue through March 20. This year, however, voters will find a whole new way to cast their ballot.

CSX Transportation will be working on local railroad crossings, beginning in Waycross on March 9. CSX will then make its way down to Charlton County, closing the following crossings: Race Pond Road, Sawfly Road, Kingfisher Landing, Mizell Road, Martha Dowling Road, Mattox Crossing, Grace Cha…

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. 

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