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The Journal

Weekly Newspaper covering Marion, Schley, Chattahoochee, Webster, and Stewart Counties.
71 Webb Lane, Buena Vista, GA 31803 • Phone & Fax: 229-649-6397 • Email: tjournal@windstream.net

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Buena Vista gets $6 million federal grant

Marion man arrested in big-time theft case

Schley High installs Freedom Shrine

Hall of Famer performs in Buena Vista

Run for the Fallen is heading to
Ellaville, Buena Vista, Cusseta, etc.


See all stories in the current newspaper

Ellaville Manufacturer to Expand and Relocate

Marion man moved to show big patriotism

Chatt. Comm. gets good news, joins transit, etc.

Minter earns Revenue Administration Certificate

Quinceanera arrives in rural Georgia

See all stories in the 9-15-21 newspaper

Census Shows Big Loss in Local Populations


Chatt. Co. sets local tax rate, etc.

Volunteer firefighters douse
fire in Buena Vista Apartment

She put the 'Ella' in Ellaville

District Attorney Indicted

See all stories in the 9-8-21 newspaper

Chattco Rodeo Ropes in 2,000 spectators

Family Connection Reestablished in Marion

Ellaville to get New Fall Festival

BV's Rural America Festival is Postponed

Seriously Funny show with seriously good music held at Moon Family Theatre in Buena Vista

See all stories in the 9-1-21 newspaper

Area Schools' Scores Slide Amid Pandemic


Bridge dedicated in memory of fallen hero

Big-Time Rodeo in Cusseta this weekend

Buena Vista resident releases Gospel recording

From the Publisher: Effectively Zero

See all stories in the 8-25-21 newspaper

'Funniest Mom in America' to perform in BV


Buena Vista City Council Passes Mask Mandate

Latavia's Closet holds Back-to-School Bash

Schley Commission passes 3 new ordinances

See all stories in the 8-18-21 newspaper

Marion Commission hires County Administrator

Chatt. Co. officials propose tax rate,
unveil pricing for internet service, more

US Senate candidate visits Buena Vista,
Cusseta, Ellaville, Richland, Preston


West Central Health District warns
of High Covid Transmission Rate

Many answer 'Yes' to the question:
Can YOU Cross Country?


See all stories in the 8-11-21 newspaper

Buena Vista says get ready for higher water bills

Professional Rodeo is coming to Cusseta

Ingram is sole finalist for Webster Superintendent


Lumpkin hosts Dedication Ceremony for Mural

The Journal wins WG Sutlive Trophy for
Community Service from Ga. Press Association

See all stories in the 8-4-21 newspaper

BV Planning & Zoning Board wants to increase
minimum size required for mobile home lots


Ellaville native is enjoying new
role as family doctor in Buena Vista

Chattahoochee County officials
get good news about Tax Digest


Two-time Georgia Country Music Artist
of the Year performs in Buena Vista

MCHS hosts Second Chance Graduation

See all stories in the current newspaper

Ellaville's Old 'Gym' to be demolished


'Rural America' gets new life in Buena Vista

Moon Family Theatre hosts Rockland Road

Ellaville's Taylor is Gymnastics National Champ

See all stories in the 7-21-21 newspaper

Family group with prestigious pedigree
is coming to perform in Buena Vista


Cusseta government readies
launch of its own internet service

Buena Vista resident has own TV show

Weston native to be Opening Day speaker
for Stewart County School System

Bair named Marion Co. Recreation Director

See all stories in the current newspaper

Fireworks, Food, Fun & More highlight first
Freedom on The Square festival in Buena Vista

Schley grad is National Baseball Champion

Big Expansion begins for Chatt. Library

Boss B's Smoke BBQ opens in Buena Vista

See all stories in the 7-7-21 newspaper

Big Weekend planned in Buena Vista


Webster Co. Superintendent is Retiring


Webster BOE names Interim Superintendent

Dre Hilton electrifies crowd in Buena Vista

Schley officials discuss federal Recovery funds

Young Marion golfer is Player of the Year

See all stories in the 6-30-21 newspaper

'Elvis' and Performance Academy Campers
rock Moon Family Theatre in Buena Vista


Schedule for Freedom on the Square in BV


Safety concerns addressed for new BV festival

Ellaville groups, churches host
Kids Cafe to feed local children

Chiropractor sets up shop in Buena Vista

See all stories in the 6-23-21 newspaper

Marion Commission approves equipment funding, discusses 'Dump', declines fireworks funding

Chattahoochee BOE to refinance bonds; County exploring Animal Control with Fort Benning

Schley High grad to play in College World Series

Bethel UMC enters 100th year with renewed efforts

Elvis has left the building (But he's coming back)

See all stories in the June 16, 2021 issue

3 House Fires in 4 Days in Marion County

Marion officials asked to help with
new event, Freedom on the Square

Ellaville's Taylor is State Gymnastics Champ

Red tape keeps Cusseta Splash
Pad dry for now in Cusseta

Hair Nation opens in Buena Vista

See all stories in the 6-9-21 newspaper

Small Town Crime Derails BV Development


Preston resident pleads guilty to
distribution of child pornography

Chattahoochee Professional Rodeo
Series is coming to Cusseta

MCHS Class of 2021 Eagles
ready to soar into the future

See all stories in the 6-2-21 newspaper

City of Buena Vista expects to receive $646,828
in federal government 'Rescue' funds

Schley Co. High grads encouraged to
push past any perceived limitations

Chattco Panthers graduate with 'One Heartbeat'

Moon Family Theatre hosts Adam Calvert

Webster's Class of 2021 is small in size, but
grads are encouraged to make their mark

Buena Vista has huge response
for Youth Soccer League
s

See all stories in the 5-26-21 newspaper

Counterfeit Pills Lead to Local Overdoses

Marion officials give okay to new festival
and tackle many other local issues

Cusseta is losing money to Columbus
due to errors with licenses process

Stewart Schools to get $254,720 Grant

Performance Academy to host Open House

See all stories in the 5-19-21 newspaper

Springtime Ellaville returns bigger and better

Stewart County gets $549,000 loan

BV business branches out with cigars

See all stories in the 5-12-21 newspaper

New Georgia law is named in
honor of Marion County teenager


Chatt. Co. High has six seniors earn
prestigious Georgia Scholar status


It will take a lot to save the
'Old Gym' in downtown Ellaville


SCHS wins TWO Region Track Titles

See all stories in the current newspaper

Local family makes big investment in BV


Ellaville native keeps shining on country stage

Area counties are lagging behind
in broadband internet access

Fox Hall saves MCHS Prom

New book spotlights Short family history

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Marion deputies help solve stolen ATV case

Holy Smoke! Cooking Contest raises $15,266

Ellaville's 'Old Gym' to be focus of Town Hall

Chatt. Co. High STAR Student & STAR Teacher

Historic Marion County Courthouse
to get facelift with repairs and painting



Marion Co. High STAR Student & STAR Teacher

Austin Lewis rocks Fox Hall

See all stories in the April 21, 2021 issue of The Journal

'Corner Station' being renovated in Buena Vista

Chattahoochee Co. Commission passes
$5.2 million financing resolution

Schley Co. High names STARs

CCMHS accepts Military Flagship School Award

Ellaville Council approves funding for Fireworks

Fox Hall hosts Channel Xero
and BV's own Jordan Moses

See all stories in the April 14, 2021 issue of The Journal

Schley wins 5th Straight Region Baseball Title

Marion County native pens children's book

 

Karate Center of Cusseta is for more than kicks

Ellaville man is First Responder of the Month

BoDean & the Poachers play Fox Hall in BV


No More Flight Worries

See all stories in the April 7, 2021 issue of The Journal

Schley High has State Robotics
Champion and Runner-Up

Buena Vista Planning & Zoning Board still
waiting on response from City Council

 

Chatt-Marion Unit is Forestry Unit of the Year

Ellaville resident is SGTC GOAL winner

Chattahoochee County officials discuss water improvements, possibility of public transit

See all stories in the March 31, 2021 issue of The Journal

'Share the Season' is closing in Buena Vista

Cusseta showcases local artists in old City Hall

Webster Schools get 'Mudcat Field'

Ellaville-Schley swings into Youth Ball Season

Downtown Buena Vista now has TWO
venues offerinig live music performances

Chattahoochee-ABM deal still
on track after big Town Hall Meeting

See all stories in the March 24, 2021 issue of The Journal

Marion Commission approves
raise in deputy starting pay

Chattahoochee County officials OK
Courtroom project, continue ABM debate

Schley Commission discusses Old Gym, trash, etc.

Marion Schools take 'Shot' at Pandemic

'Springtime Ellaville' is back for 2021

See all stories in the March 17, 2021 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County Commission Makes A Bold Move with $5.25 Million Loan, ABM Contract
(Proposal moves forward, contract not signed)

Local man's home ransacked in break-in

State Election Board sends Stewart County
case to State Attorney General

Chattco Panthers fall just shy of playing
in State Championship Game

See all stories in the March 10, 2021 issue of The Journal

Moon Family Theatre to host
Ellaville native Logan Pilcher

Chattco Dunks Foes to Advance to
Final Four in State Championship Tournament

BV Council chooses engineer for big project

Porter is SGTC Student of Excellence

See all stories in the March 3, 2021 issue of The Journal

Ellaville man with long rap
sheet headed to federal prison

Alleged drug dealer arrested in Buena Vista

Chattco Wins Region Basketball Title

State Election Board sends Webster County complaint to State Attorney General

Rezoning request for drive-in, concert
venue is grounded in Marion County

Baseball is Back! Diamonds shine again
after Coronavirus struck out 2020 season

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Out-of-town criminals nabbed locally

Longtime local resident pens book

Schley officials review new equipment,
ask attorney about trash problems, etc.

Chattahoochee County Commission discusses ambulance zone, status of cemetery, much more

BV Council OKs Alcohol License, etc.

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Big Goals Established for Marion Co. Recreation

Buena Vista Baseball Legend
is finally recognized by MLB

Chattco Panthers improve to 9-1

 

Schley updates Disaster Mitigation Plan

MCHS has 3 football players sign
to keep playing after high school
- and -
Tymes inks tennis scholarship with GSU

Schley Co. High players sign with colleges


Help stop discrimination against female athletes

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Chatt. Superintendent to help state
with Vaccine Rollout for Schools

Marion Co. VFD Burglarized, Vandalized

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State, local schools make
progress with Graduation Rates

Marion County VITA program
has helped many local families

Buena Vista Municipal Court Fines

See all stories in the Feb. 3, 2021 issue of The Journal

Chatt. Commission has new members, names
new EMA Director, hears zoning complaint

Federal judge keeps Calhoun behind bars

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Area nurses join forces; Local Health Departments have given 1,184 shots of vaccine so far

Hinman named Webster BOE Vice Chair

Marion looks to spruce up Courthouse

When it pays more to not work

See all stories in the Jan. 27, 2021 issue of The Journal

Former BV resident arrested for storming Capitol

Future of 'Old Gym' in Ellaville in question

CCMHS wins Military Flagship School Award

Stewart Co. to get huge 'Solar Farm'

Local Health Departments get off to busy start administering the COVID-19 vaccination

Marion County Manager Resigns

See alll stories in the Jan. 20, 2021 issue of The Journal

Local Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Fox Hall in Buena Vista reopens with new owners

Register retires as Schley Co. Tax Commissioner

Cusseta looking to display local art

Health Departments offering Covid Vaccine

See all stories in the Jan. 13, 2020 issue of The Journal

Phoebe warns of 'Dangerous and Deadly Phase'

Week-by-Week Review of Coronavirus in
Marion County since the start of the Pandemic

Panthers are Hanging in the Top 10

Schley County High grad made impact
as freshman for Auburn University

Chatt. County's Marion retires
as Clerk of Superior Court

Wade takes office as Chatt. Co.'s
new Clerk of Superior Court

See all stores in the Jan. 6, 2021 issue of The Journal

Outgoing Chatt. Co. BOE members honored

Ellaville musicians make Top 30 Rolling Stone List

'No Tears for Christmas' successful
thanks to Hadley and fellow volunteers

Young is honored for service in Marion

See all stories in the Dec. 30, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion approves agreement for airport hangars

Area resident killed in tragic fire

Richland business gets GLOBE Award

Lightner Family hosts Harvest Day

Webster Co. announces Teacher of the Year

See all stories in the Dec. 23, 2020 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista Council Passes Mask Mandate

Murrays Ressurrect Family Tradition and
Raise Christmas Star in Marion County

Deer Creek Road in Schley County
offers unbelievable Christmas displays

Chatt. BOE Earns 'Distinguished' Status

Buena Vista Mayor addresses concerns about missing Christmas Lights, Decorations

See all stories in the Dec. 16, 2020 issue of The Journal

Longtime Marion BOE Members Honored

ABM proposal to Chatt. Co.
would have required big investment


Sis & Savvy Opens in Ellaville

Chatt. Co. Education Center holds
Modernization Project Ribbon Cutting



What Was The Point?

See all stories in the Dec. 9, 2020 issue of The Journal

BV Council to codify laws, restart animal control

Christmas @ Coffee Club offers magical weekend

Cusseta officials vote down offer from ABM

See all stories in the 12-2-20 issue of The Journal

MCMHS moves to virtual classes due to COVID-19

Cusseta officials look to gain local
control of EMS/Ambulance Zone

Turkeys were tossed in Ellaville

'Notorious RVG Bus' stops in Buena Vista

MCHS wins Sportsmanship Award

Big Christmas Event set at Coffee Club in BV

See all stories in the Nov. 25, 2020 newspaper

Marion officials face tough budget decisions

Cusseta Hometown Heroes Honored

Ellaville Church Honors 12 Women

Webster BOE deals with COVID-19

Stewart High celebrates high grad rate

Chattco Panthers roll to 8-0

See all stories in the Nov. 18, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion Elderly Exploitation Conviction Overturned

LK Moss Elementary School moves back
to distance learning due to COVID-19

Chatt. Co. Coffee Shop featured
by Rural Schools Collaborative


CCEC announces Teacher of the Year

Chattco beats Schley to improve to 7-0

See all stories in the 11-11-20 issue

ELECTION RESULTS

CCMH Names Teacher of the Year

Region 5A Cross Country Championship


State Superintendent Visits Local Schools

Swamp Fox Distilling Company's
King's Town Rye earns Gold Medal


See all stories in the 11-4-20 issue of The Journal

Local Voters are Setting Turnout Records

Schley County High Lady Cats
score big wins in State Playoffs

Young MCHS team makes it to 'Sweet 16'

Marion officials discuss status of road projects

Buena Vista's Josh Gibson featured on special double bobblehead with Satchel Paige

See all stories in the Oct. 28, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion's Wells Family launches
Georgia Native Cattle Company

Ellaville Council gives OK for new liquor store

Webster BOE looks to continue
to improve remote instruction

Chattahoochee County Commission
discusses various road projects

Pandemic creates stinky
situation for trash company

Schley County High junior
named to State Advisory Board

See all stories in the Oct. 21, 2020 issue of The Journal

New Board wants BV Council to address blighted areas, vacant buildings, and to pause new permits

Area COVID-19 Update

Chatt. Co. wins 6-0 'Slobber Knocker'
over rival Marion
County High School

Schley Co. gets grant, welcomes deputy clerk

See all stories in the Oct. 14, 2020 issue of The Journal

Fires Destroy Home and
Damage Building in Marion

Butterfly Cosmetics Glam House Opens in BV

Event held in downtown Buena Vista in
spite of City Council vote for it to be moved


Bobby Miller Memorial Fishing Rodeo
for Kids is held in Schley County

Marion slips by Schley in overtime victory

See all stories in the Oct. 7, 2020 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista City Council looks to overcome personal conflicts, etc. in order to move ahead

Cautious Optimism: Area's
COVID-19 numbers on decline

Phase II of Marion Co. Airport Project Takes Off

Eleven teams compete in four races at
5th Annual Marion Co. XC Invitational

Lies, Gaffes, and 'Hmmm'?

See all stories in the Sept. 30, 2020 issue of The Journal

Accident knocks out power, etc. in Buena Vista

'Most Wanted' Fugitive arrested in Webster

Armed Robbery in Buena Vista

Ellaville native honored after TV career in Buffalo

Wildcats Knock Off No. 2 Wilcox

Marijuana 'Farm' Busted in Schley Co.

See all stories in the Sept. 23, 2020 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista Mayor Ignores City Council Vote

ChattCo Football Team Slams
Class 4A Shaw High to improve to 2-0

Fire Destroys House in Buena Vista

Man arrested for sexual crimes in Sumter County may face charges in Marion County

Area counties at risk of losing out due to low Census response rate; Here's How To Count

See all stories in the Sept. 16, 2020 issue of The Journal

Farm 41 Home Decor & More opens in BV

Indoor Flea Market Opens in Oakland

BV Council gets help helping Senior Center

Stewart School Police Chief graduates
from Chief Executive Training

Marion child to be featured in
'Bright Lights of Broadway' in NYC

See all stories in the Sept. 9, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion Co. Grounds Airport Agreement

Sign of the Times in Preston

Fishing 'Rodeo' held in Marion County

See all stories in the Sept. 2, 2020 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista's 'Dr. Dan' leaving local practice

Chatt. Co. has 1st National AP Scholar

Webster County volunteers help
get kids ready to go back to school

MCHS 2014 Eagles football team
deemed 2nd best Team of the Decade

Many local families are eligible
for federal Panemic Relief Payment

See all stories in the August 26, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion Co. Schools announce phased in plan
to return students for in-person instruction

Ellaville's Hammack releases debut album

Webster Schools gear up to offer in-person
and remote learning, Sept. 8th

Lady Eagles swing into 5-game winning steak

See all stories in the August 19, 2020 issue of The Journal

Schley Schools suffer first COVID-19 setback

Coffee Club Re-Opens in Buena Vista

Cusseta looks to get more money from hotel tax

BV Senior Center dealing with serious issues

Schley Co. High School senior is a top football prospect according to Sports Illustrated

Theiss painting donated to preserve local history

See all stories in the August 12, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion School Start is Delayed
and Moved to All Online/Virtual

Schley School Year starts with 78% in person
and 22% of students opting for online

Chatt. Co. Schools to implement unique
'Hybrid Model' with online only option, too

Marion Co. native pens children's book

BV Mayor holds Virtual Town Hall

See all stories in the Aug. 5, 2020 issue of The Journal

Proposed residential development in Cusseta
is back on drawing board with a new name

Ellaville's Hudson makes Miraculous Recovery

Former BV business owner publishes memoir

'Hidden Canyon' is likely to
remain so in Marion Subdivison

Chatt. Co. looking at exciting potential projects

See all stories in the July 29, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion Renews Water/Roads Contract,
Denies Alcohol License, Hears Complaints

Ellaville awards contract for well,
keeps pause on for start of youth sports

Webster County Schools announce Safety Plan

Area Counties Participate
in Bible Reading Marathon

Marion Co. Schools consider various safety factors

See all stories in the July 22, 2020 issue of The Journal

BV Police Officers to get Body Cameras

Chatt. Co. names new Head Girls Basketball Coach

New Schley Manager lays out management plan

Marion residents participate in Fair Count meeting

Local vocalist is in Joy FM Contest

See all stories in the July 15, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion Contract: Clear Sailing or End of the Road?

Public asked to help solve Arson
and Break-In Cases in Marion County

Stewart County Sees Virus Cases Spike

Chatt. Co. Schools Release Re-Opening Plan

The Journal earns 9 awards
from the Georgia Press Association

See all stories in the July 8, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion native to retire after impressive Army career

Chatt. Co. High hires Webster's
Battle as Head Boys Basketball Coach

Young man under suspicion of drug dealing

Marion Co. Schools to offer online option

WCHS Basketball Star Signs Scholarship

See all stories in the July 1, 2020 issue of The Journal

Chatt. Co. High Hires New Head Football Coach

Marion Commission moves to save $591,000

Schley Co. Names New County Manager

Marion to crack down on illegal dumping

See all stories in the June 24, 2020 issue of The Journal

DFCS Offices in Marion and Schley
Counties may be forced to close

Man is lucky to be alive after dramatic wreck

Rural America Festival Canceled

Marion gives conditional okay on rezoning

See all stories in the June 17, 2020 issue of The Journal

ELECTION RESULTS

Protesters in Buena Vista hope to help
transcend racism and promote equality

Chatt. officials vote to change charter to
allow manager to live out of county

Rep. Greene to introduce legislation
to repeal Citizen's Arrest Law


So Long, Yosemite Sam

See all stories in the June 10, 2020 issue of The Journal

Chase leads to arrest of alleged drug dealer

Ellaville business ordered to remove unit

Buena Vista Nursing Home
reports nine COVID-19 cases

Area Coronavirus Update

Marion County High Athletes
earn college track scholarships

See all stories in the June 3, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion County man to help with plan
to restart Georgia's public schools

Schley Looking for New County Manager

Webster Co. BOE plans big budget cut

Marion County High Class of 2020
enjoys unique Graduation Ceremony

Schley High Graduation Ceremony
includes special 'Pandemic Parade'

Fly High, Super Dog

See all stories in the May 27, 2020 issue of The Journal

Performance Academy to close permanently

Stevens Street Inn Opens in Ellaville

Chattahoochee Co. High Class of 2020
celebrates graduation with unique ceremony

400+ Marion Co. kids sign up for free meals

See all stories in the May 20, 2020 issue of The Journal

Perry Bros. to buy Coleman Grocery

Webster Co. High hosts Drive-Thru Graduation

 

Transcending Enterprises of Ellaville
helps employees help themselves

Two Lady Eagles will continue
athletics at the collegiate level

Dear Teacher, You Lied

See all stories in the May 13, 2020 issue of The Journal

Omaha Brewing steps up to join
businesses in battle against pandemic

Man killed when truck rams tractor

 

Area High Schools begin to move
forward with graduation plans

Area residents asked to 'Adopt A Graduate'

See all stories in the May 6, 2020 issue of The Journal

Local Murder Suspect Captured in Arizona

Kirksey resigns as MCHS Head Football Coach

Longtime assistant is new MCHS Head Coach

 

Area COVID-19 Update

Marion Co. School System teams up with
USDA and Baylor to offer 'Meals-to-You'

Here's how area high schools came out
in ranking from US News & World Report

See all stories in the April 29, 2020 issue of The Journal

Area appears to still be climbing
toward peak of Coronavirus Pandemic

Local woman shares story of fighting COVID-19

Schley Community shows support
for family of first local COVID-19 fatality

Minter's dream of playing in
NFL may soon become a reality

Richland business adds masks, button
headbanks to inventory to help fight pandemic

Ready or Not, Here We Go

See all stories in the April 22, 2020 issue of The Journal

Map shows Southwest Georgia
becoming COVID-19 Hot Spot

Armageddon Gear shifts to make facemasks;
Swamp Fox ramps up sanitizer production

Chatt. Co. Family Connection Director Resigns

Marion Comm. agrees to be fiscal agent for school grant, hires new EMS Director, and more

Statements from Local Candidates

Election Day is Pushed Back

See all stories in the April 15, 2020 issue of The Journal

Schley has area's first death linked to COVID-19; WCHD announces local testing in area towns

High School Seniors share experience of missing opportunities, milestones due to Pandemic

Prayer Drive held in Marion County

Most Local Small Businesses may qualify
for Paycheck Protection Program

Local Census Response Rates are Low

See all stories in the April 8, 2020 issue of The Journal

Yes, COVID-19 Is Here

Ellaville-Schley impose restrictions
to help contain spread of virus

Should Marion County become
a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County?

Stewart Co. passes Emergency Health Ordinance

Chatt. Co. declares Local State of Emergency

Webster Co. issues Declaration of Emergency

BV-Marion Co. Emergency Order is Expanded

Find the Beauty

See all stories in the April 1, 2020 issue of The Journal

Swamp Fox shifts from Whiskey to Hand Sanitizer

BV and Marion Governments issue Joint Executive Order that includes Curfew for Buena Vista

Ellaville-Schley Joint Executive Order
includes Curfew for Most Residents

ChattCo: Buildings Closed, but School is Open

Heart to Heart steps in to serve Marion students

It's Starting to Get Real

See all stories in the March 25, 2020 issue of The Journal

Marion residents speak out on road conditions

Stewart County Mural Dedication marks new era

Local doctor gives advice and hopes
residents will help reduce virus impact

See the front page and page 3 for tons of info
on the Coronavirus and the Local Impact so far

'Fair Count' Comes to Ellaville

Don't Just Be Young, Foolish, Happy

See all stories in the March 18, 2020 issue of The Journal

Two Arrested for Murder in Marion County

84 Candidates Qualify for Local Elections

Chattahoochee Co. Commission honors
Local Complete Count Committee

F&S Boutique Opens in Ellaville

Marion's McPherson is Coach of the Year

See all stories in the March 11, 2020 issue of The Journal

Webster Co. location raided in federal operation

Meth Arrest made in Buena Vista

Ralwins Art Gallery to showcase
work of late Ellaville artist, Lois Theiss

Stewart Co. High announces STARs

Chatt. Co. voters to cast ballots on SPLOST

See all stories in the March 4, 2020 issue of The Journal

Ellaville native, TCHS grad receives Caldecott Medal

Stewart County Historical Commission
invites public to Mural Dedication

Marion Co. High students get
hands-on, work-based learning

 Marion County High Eagles sweep
pair of double-headers to improve to 6-0

See all stories in the Feb. 26, 2020 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office announces arrests from burglary to theft of services

Marion Commission approves new roof,
tweaks pay for EMS Department, and more

Dedicated animal lovers pull
off 'Puppy Rescue' in Ellaville

Chattahoochee Co. High School names STARs

Tymes receives Al Parker Jr Player of Year Award

ChattCo Schools name Teacher of the Year

See all stories in the Feb. 19, 2020 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista City Council votes to
bring Police Department into digital era

Historic Hogg House is getting
new life with Phillips in Ellaville

State Inspector releases info on BV Fire

See all stories in the Feb. 12, 2020 issue of The Journal

City of Buena Vista faces $4.67 million mandate

Webster BOE discusses Distinguished Application

Marion approves $1.29 million to pave road

HISTORY UP IN SMOKE

Businesses Deal Aftermath of Fire

BV Fire Chief Gives Update, Thanks Responders

Keep On Smiling

See all stories in the Feb. 5, 2020 issue of The Journal

 Fire Destroys Historic Buena Vista Buildings

Chatt. Co. BOE has new chair, hires new
high school principal and football coach

Webster Co. High names STARs

Pappa's Kitchen opens in Buena Vista

Chattahoochee-Marion Forestry Unit
is the North Zone Unit of the Year

See all stories in the Jan. 29, 2020 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County Chamber of Commerce celebrates progress at Annual Dinner

Marion Settles Jail Suicide Lawsuit

Webster Senior Joins 2,000 Point Club

Ellaville Hosts MLK, Jr. Celebration

Schley High names STAR Student and Teacher

Marion Co. High names 2 sets of STARs

The Check Engine Light Is On

See all stories in the Jan. 22, 2019 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista Mayor baton is passed
from big brother to little brother

Schley County High Wildcats named
Class A Baseball Team of the Decade

LK Moss is Title I Reward School

Golden Hearts opens in Buena Vista

See all stories in the Jan. 15, 2020 issue of The Journal

Ranger Burger Returns to Cusseta

Marion approves $1.2 million contract
for Phase II of Airport Improvement Project

See all stories in the January 8, 2020 issue of The Journal

Public asked to be on look out for murder suspect

New Festival is Coming to Buena Vista

Wow! 1st full-scale production from local Performance Academy thrills sell-out crowds

See all stories in the Dec. 31, 209 issue of The Journal

Magnolia Manor of Marion receives big honor

See all stories in the Dec. 24, 2019 issue of The Journal

Resilient Eagles Soar to Earn
State Football Runner-Up Trophy

Richland Distilling Company
wins Georgia GLOBE Award

Cusseta Hosts Annual Christmas Parade

A Scarf and the Trophy Nobody Wanted

See all stories in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal

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2021 Cross Country Photos

LK Moss Elementary New
Teachers and Staff Members

MCHS Second Chance Graduation

Megan Fowler at Moon Family Theatre

MCMHS New Teachers and Staff

Rockland Road at Moon Family Theatre


Miscellaneous Photos from The Journal

Crescent Circus at Moon Family Theatre

Boss B's Smoke BBQ

Freedom on The Square

Performance Academy
Summer Camp Concert


Matt 'Elvis' Cordell at
Moon Family Theatre


Marion County Kids Fishing Rodeo


Flintlock Annie at Fox Hall

House Fires in Marion

Marion County High
Class of 2021 Graduation


Adam Calvert Concert
at Moon Family Theatre

BV Youth Soccer 5-20-21

Youth Baseball/Softball Photos

Springtime Ellaville Festival

Willow Osborne Live at Coffee Club

Schley County vs Lake Oconee Academy
in High School Baseball Playoffs

Buck Bradshaw Live at Fox Hall

Marion vs Schley High School Baseball

Fox Hall: Austin Lewis


Fox Hall: Channel Xero

Fox Hall: BoDean and the Poachers

Karate Center of Cusseta

Chattco vs Baconton Charter
High School Baseball

Langston & Brown/Inphamous
Angels Easter Give-Away

Miscellaneous Photos

High School Track & Field Meet
at Marion County High School

Logan Pilcher Live

Market Day at The Dime Store

Art Show at Old Cusseta City Hall

Marion Rec Ball Opening Day

Marion Middle School
Baseball vs Early County

MCHS Tennis vs Furlow

MMS Track Meet No. 1


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Interview with Roosevelt Jackson
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This photo, titled "Cat Pile", was taken after
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