Sheriff Robert Phillips and the deputies of Charlton County continue to patrol and answer calls in the county. The past weeks saw calls ranging from missing juveniles to drug trafficking.

Southern gospel artist Joseph Habedank is performing at Camp Pinckney Baptist Church this Saturday at 7 p.m. Come out to see this two-time Grammy nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (2020) and Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist for four consecutive years (2017-2020)…

A regularly scheduled meeting for the City of Homeland occurred on Thursday, September 9. All members were present except for council members Lisa Nettles and Mark Williams. The council approved minutes from the August 12 meeting and August 20 special-called meeting, along with August’s fina…

The Recreation Board appointed Joel Shivar as Charlton County’s recreation director on August 9. Committee member Hampton Raulerson said one reason that Shivar was chosen was that he is a people person who has a keen desire to see the county’s recreation programs grow and expand in order to …

As of September 1, there are 69 COVID-19 cases within Charlton County. With COVID-19 on the rise, access to programs that provide financial support to individuals stricken with the virus becomes more predominant. However, it can be hard to find these resources as most are distributed through…

Sheriff Robert Phillips is working with Verizon to help improve the cell phone reception in Charlton County’s south end. St. George, Monica and Georgia Bend residents will potentially be impacted if the phone company decides to work with the county. Currently, Verizon is conducting a study a…

The Board of Commissioners held a special-called meeting on Thursday, August 26 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss an amendment between the county and the Chesser Island Road Landfill, Inc. The amendment targeted the landfill’s host fee.

Charlton County High School (CCHS) mathematics teacher Katy Ruth Huling was named Charlton County’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. It was announced Monday afternoon on August 23 after Superintendent Dr. Brent Tilley presented Huling with the award.

For the month of July, the Folkston City Police Department investigated 28 incidents, 13 accidents and received 1,341 calls. The department collected $17,598, with $15, 190.16 going to the city.

The 4-H and Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce are partnering up to host the 4-H Ag Day. The family-friendly event will be fun and educational. There will be heavy equipment, farm animals, livestock demonstrations, handmade items, farmers’ market vendors, a live auction and more. Concessions wil…

The Homeland City Council called a special meeting on August 20, with member Lisa Nettle absent. The council discussed the resolution to amend the city charter to allow for alcohol sales, distribution and regulation within the city limits along with bids for the water meter upgrades.

A regularly scheduled meeting for the City of Homeland occurred on Thursday, August 12. All members were present except for council member Lisa Nettles. At the start of the meeting, the council approved the minutes from the July 8 meeting along with July’s financial report.

The Board of Commissioners gathered for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 5. The board covered many items on the agenda, starting with moving the amendments to the top of the discussion. The amendments included the purchase for UV lights on ambulances, the designation of the Audi…

The annual Okefenokee Nature Photography Contest features amateur photographers who love to get out and enjoy the swamp’s ever-changing landscape. For the past five years, local photographers have submitted eye-catching snapshots for a chance to be featured on the swamp’s annual entrance pas…

Two years ago, Folkston’s Badcock Home Furniture was struck by lightning and caught ablaze. The fire caused owners, Henry and Betty McCall, to nearly lose everything. After two years, the owners are finally working out of their own store again.

The Historic Train Depot, located at 3795 Main St., is a keeper of some of Folkston’s richest history. The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce and Folkston’s Railroad Museum are both located inside the building, so home-towners and visitors alike can find an abundance of small-town information wi…

The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce will hold its second Food Truck Friday July 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Depot Street. Food trucks will line the street for visitors to choose from, to slow down and enjoy the downtown atmosphere.

On July 8, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Lena Leigh Davis, age 44, of 539 Cotton Street in Homeland on active felony parole warrants. Davis was located at this residence and taken into c…

The Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce held its first Food Truck Friday, June 18. Food trucks and vendors lined Depot Street for local citizens to enjoy time together while soaking up Folkston’s downtown atmosphere. Music was played by Matt Knowles while guests enjoyed their meals. For more phot…

Saturday, June 19, Folkston saw its first-ever Juneteenth celebration. The occasion marked the day when Union Soilders arrived in Galveston, Texas to alert slaves of their freedom in 1865. June 19 offically became a federal holiday as it was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday…

The Charlton County Office of the Sheriff held its annual Junior Sheriff’s Academy. During the week, students learned what it takes to be on a police force, received a visit from  the Waycross S.W.A.T. team, learned how to instruct and lift fingerprints, were visited by military and law enfo…

The Charlton County High School Indians Baseball team held its annual Camp with Coach Marchman Tuesday, June 8 through Thursday, June 10. Coach Marchman, with the help of volunteer players, taught the kids the ins and outs of the game. For more photos, see this week’s Herald. – Photo by Trac…

According to Charlton County Sheriff Robert Phillips, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Thursday, June 10, deputies responded to a crash on GA Hwy. 40 involving a local EMS Unit. The EMTs and the driver/passenger of the other vehicle were fortunate to sustain nothing more than non-life threatening…

According to Charlton County Sheriff Robert Phillips, Jonathan Wayne Longmire, of Monroe, GA, an employee of Cooper, Barnett and Page, a subcontractor working at Chesser Island Landfill, allegedly stole an earthmover tractor Saturday, May 15 and began to make his way to Folkston. The landfil…

The Charlton County High School class of 2021 will march 89 students across Champ Bailey Stadium Friday, May 21. “Pomp and circumstance” will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Citizens of Charlton County gathered for the National Day of Prayer at the courthouse Thursday, May 6. At noon, Laura Finley, with the National Day of Prayer organization (and First Baptist Church of St. George) lead the first gathering offering prayers for the community, Hollywood, Educator…

On Tuesday, May 4, Georgia Future Educators Signing Day was held at Charlton County High School to recognize students who have been accepted into college and are planning to pursue a career in education. The three students  recognized this year were Katelyn Murray and Emma Harris, who will b…

The Folkston City Council met Monday, April 12, for a work session meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting newly elected Council Member Jim Gowen was sworn in by Attorney Patrick Brooks (see separate picture and cutline).

At last Monday’s Folkston City Council meeting, Attorney Patrick Brooks swore in new City Councilman Jim Gowen. The new council member was recently elected in a special election to fill the position held by the late Raymond Roberts.

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