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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 celebrates Rural America

Original Opera performed at Pasaquan


Ellaville festival is 'Smoking' Success

Scholarship endowed in memory of Webster native

Man dies in local jail

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Marion and Chattahoochee Co. Schools
'REACH' to help students with scholarships

Marion County HighChatt. County High

Schley celebrates 'unbelievable' successes
in local school system at FC Meeting


Marion scores 58-28 blowout win over Brookstone

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

 
Front Porch Rockers kick off Fox Hall Concert Series
Click here for photos and more information.

Schley prepares to borrow money
while waiting on tax revenue to come in

Buena Vista has BIG plans for Oct. 14th

Marion takes off with design for airport


MCHS wins Region 4A Softball Championship

Stewart Co. residents asked for ideas

Marion Co. High Homecoming Court

See all stories in the Oct. 4, 2017 issue of The Journal

Marion presses forward with road project;
Engineer still looking for solution to well woes

Webster athlete is showcased at Elite 100 Camp

Stewart paves way for road project and
prepares to crack down on dumpster misuse

Schley Co. High Homecoming Court

Harris performing in Dreamgirls at The Springer

See all stories in the Sept. 27, 2017 issue of The Journal

Marion Commission looking at possibility
of outsourcing major departments

Chattahoochee Co. leader receives honor

Big Auction planned in Ellaville

Irma kept Middle Flint E911 dispatchers very busy

Eagles set school record in big 45-20
win over Class AA Lamar County

See all stories in the Sept. 20, 2017 issue of The Journal

Irma downs trees and knocks out power

Buena Vista Mayor recovering from stroke

Ellaville Baptist gets Potter's House update

Guest speaker 'raps' with locals with
positive, but also divisive words

Big Property Auction set in Buena Vista

See all stories in the Sept. 13, 2017 issue of The Journal

'Living with Lyme'
Buena Vista woman hopes others can
learn from her decade long struggle

ChattCo High blanks Baconton

Ellaville couple establishes therapeutic horse farm

'Truth Be Told' event planned in Buena Vista

See all stories in Sept. 6, 2017 issue of The Journal


Two Drug Busts made in Marion County

Effort to 'Save Our Youth'
picks up steam in Buena Vista

Marion beats ChattCo by 1 point in nail-biter

Schley Clobbers Calhoun, 28-6

Chatt. Co. officials looking at
forming a new local court

See all stories in the August 30, 2017 issue of The Journal


Murder Investigation in Buena Vista


Locals express their concern over
'Dark Cloud' of Drugs in Marion

Town Square Coffee opens in Buena Vista

Marion wins high school football
season opener over rival Schley, 25-7

BV celebrates 'return of community banking'
with The Peoples Bank of Georgia

See all stories in the August 23, 2017 issue of The Journal


Marion tries to lower iron in water
to get new well back on-line

Mike's Coast to Coast Crusade raises
$33,000 for Stewart Webster Cancer Fund

Brent Cobb featured in Ram series
'Long Live the Songwriters'

Shots fired in Richland put business
owner at odds with city officials


Schley Co. grad to make major college debut after leading Jr College team to National Championship

Superior patient care leads family
to donate $20,000 to Marion EMS

See all stories in the Aug. 23, 2017 issue of The Journal

Longtime City of BV staff members accept
positions with Stewart Co. Schools
Search for Fire Chief continues as fire department struggles
to have enough volunteers to respond to fires

Phoebe Sumter celebrates opening of
new, expanded Ellaville Health Clinic

Chatt. Co. officials make plans for Streetscape;
look to use loan to attract business

See all stories in the Aug. 9, 2017 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista man is fighting rare skin disease

Stewart County BOE nears completion of
massive construction and renovation project

Stewart Elementary makes big academic gains

Chattahoochee County Family Connection
hosts big Back to School Bash

Jackson, 99, attends Negro Leagues Reunion

Mike's Coast to Coast Cancer Crusade
to kick-off at Richland City Hall

See all stories in the Augus 2, 2017 issue of The Journal

Family Gathering Spot or Illegal Club?
Chattahoochee Co. officials clash
with local family over zoning issue

'The ROC' gets new location in BV

Schley County Commission moves forward
with proposed dilapidated property law

Dixon hosts special 5K to 'Fight the Silence' surrounding sexual abuse and victims

Chattahoochee Co. Commission approves
$1.3 million in road improvement projects

Schley Family Connection helps
kids at Back to School Bash

See all stories in the July 26, 2017 issue of The Journal

 
Keith Austin rocks his roots
in sold out show at Fox Hall

Big Rig = Big Public Hearing
by Marion County Commission

Schley Community Foundation
gets big grant for playground

Ice Cream Social raises funds forHistoric Preservation in Chattahoochee Co.

Marion approves $459,000
worth of roadwork projects
Officials are still looking for funding for troublesome J.P. Hudson Rd

Front Porch Inn and Coffee Club has big
Grand Opening Weekend in Buena Vista

City of Buena Vista officials looking
for ways to improve water system

See all stories in the July 19, 2017 issue of The Journal

Ellaville City Council: Grants,
Lighting, Personnel, and Much More

Local student places 4th in the nation

Local Nursing Home wins National Quality Award

Buena Vista to get high-scale coffee shop

See all stories in the July 12, 2017 issue of The Journal

Momentum in Marion
Chamber of Commerce is having an exciting year
as tourists visit and businesses open

Webster County Honors 1st Responders

New Health Clinic to open in Ellaville

'Cool' event set in Cusseta to
raise funds to preserve local history

Lockhart completes cross-country trek on bike

The Journal wins 2-of-3 statewide awards
for Best Online News Project


My One-of-a-kind Uncle Phil

See all stories in the July 5, 2017 issue of The Journal

Fight the Silence
Marion Co. High graduate looks to raise
awareness and help kids in need

Comedy Show fills BV with plenty of chuckles

Local man is biking across the country

Family Fun Day is planned in Preston

See all stories in the June 26, 2017 issue of The Journal

Fugitive caught after fleeing
Marion and hiding in Sumter County

Fatal Car Crash in Richland

Schley officials look at new law
dealing with dilapidated buildings

Marion EMS celebrates new ambulance

See all stories in the June 21, 2017 issue of The Journal

26 area residents implicated in
huge insurance fraud ring

Ellaville gets Dollar General PLUS

Cusseta-Chattahoochee County may
get its own, separate Municipal Court

Schley Co. High Baseball Team has
Player & Coach of Year, All-State Players

Marion man arrested for felony
burglary and child cruelty

BV VITA helps local taxpayers bring back $384,564

See all stories in the June 14, 2017 issue of The Journal

Longtime Cusseta business to close

Marion economy appears to be on upswing

Shooting in Lumpkin

Schley Public Library helps youngsters
show off artistic and patriotic sides

ChattCo Class of 2017 is hopeful
heading into 'journey of unknown'

See all stories in the June 7, 2017 issue of The Journal


Schley County High Wins
State Baseball Championship

Marion honors outgoing superintendent

Man shot in Buena Vista home

Buena Vista rolls out red carpet
for Run (and Bike) Across Georgia

See all stories in the May 31, 2017 issue of The Journal

$3.5 million project set for BV nursing home

Officials look to expand Sunday sales
of alcohol to outside the city limits
$10,500 earmarked to come up with plan for
possible construction of new Marion County Jail

Schley County High advances to
State Baseball Championship Series

Huge crowd turns out to watch Schley County
High Class of 2017 start down own path

Marion Co. High graduates are ready
to show their 'special brand of brilliance'

See all stories in the May 24, 2017 issue of The Journal


One 'ATM Bandit' arrested, another is on the run


Bear hit by vehicle in Marion County


Marion County's Whitley wins 2nd
State Track & Field State Title in Discus

Fire destroys home in Buena Vista

Schley County High advances to
'Final Four' of State Baseball Playoffs

See all stories in the May 17, 2017 issue of The Journal

ATMs stolen in Ellaville and Buena Vista

No. 1 ranked Schley Wildcats advance to
'Elite Eight' of State Baseball Playoffs

Local undercover cocaine bust

Chatt. Co. Commission looks to improve park

Schley County Sheriff arrests suspect in
burglary of Josh Gibson Center in Buena Vist

Magnolia Manor of Marion County
hosts big Spring Fling Festival
For more photos click here!

See all stories in the May 10, 2017 issue of The Journal

Pea Ridge Arts Fest held in Buena Vista

Arrest leads to resignation of
Marion County Elections Superintendent
Related: Story from 2000 about Dixon's untraditional 'plural parent family'

Cusseta-Chattahoochee Co. Community
mourns loss of teen who inspired many

Ribbon Cutting for Hidden Treasure Consignment

Chatt. Historic Society has tasty fundraiser

Marion Co. Boosters host 3rd Annual
Can You Cross Country? 5K & Fun Run

Ellaville-Schley Chamber says 'Thanks'

See all stories in the May 3, 2017 issue of The Journal

Springtime Ellaville was a big hit

Marion, Schley, Taylor residents
arrested for local burglary

Authorities say group is suspected in more area crimes

Visitors flock to Richland for 'Taste'

Marion BOE turns down request to take Family Connection fiscal agent duties over from City

Schley County wins Region Baseball Title

Local high school athletes fare well at
Area 1A Track & Field Championship

See all stories in the April 26, 2017 issue of The Journal

Say Goodbye to History
Historic Westville set to leave Lumpkin

Marion Co. native pens Civil War era novel

Chatt. County BOE names Academy CEO

Marion works to clear up 'dirty water';
Officials emphasize water was/is safe
County ready to 'Vroooom' online; Lumpkin wants to 'police' animals

Region 4A Track & Field Championship Meet
Schley Boys WinMarion Girls Win

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Revolving Loan for Schley, Sumter, Macon, Webster

Two More Local Drug Arrests

Buena Vista gears up for huge Arts Fest

Springtime Ellaville Festival organizers
invite all to have fun and 'Never Grow Up'

Chattahoochee County officials look
at budget and improving highway safety

Ellaville regroups after storm
and celebrates city's response

See all stories in the April 12, 2017 issue of The Journal

Storm smashes thru as locals prepare for forecast of 'Round Two'
Ellaville Hit the Hardest - Tornado Damage
and
Marion Co. battles storm as VFD fights fires

Alleged drug dealer arrested,
another suspect flees police

Region faces School Bus Driver Shortage

See all stories in the 4-5-17 issue of The Journal

Baxter Paint Center opens in Buena Vista

LEMitless nonprofit looks to help student-athletes

Schley Co. Family Connection has big meeting

Webster BOE approves new 'Pathway'

Local couple's son featured in story about
Bravo Troop's efforts against ISIS

See all stories in the March 29, 2017 issue of The Journal


Explosion rocks nursing home in Buena Vista
as part of mock terrorist attack

Ellaville may get residential development

Stewart Commission hires County Manager

Chattahoochee Co. High names STARs

Proposed Marion County Animal Control
contract is up in the air

See all stories in the March 22, 2017 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee BOE picks up $3.1 million check
for future College & Career Academy in Cusseta

Chattahoochee Co. residents invited to big
meeting to give input on future of local schools

Local farmer drowns in pond


Marion, ChattCo, Stewart race into track & field season at Cougar Classic in Columbus

City of Buena Vista losing revenue
due to issue with water meters

Excitement abounds in Ellaville with
Grand Opening of downtown Art Gallery

Young Buena Vista native signs
as performer with Dollywood

Chattahoochee County Commission
approves big roads project

LOCAL TEAM SPOTLIGHTS

ChattCo High Boys Soccer Team

Schley County High School Golf Teams

Schley County High Baseball Team

Webster County High Baseball Team

ChattCo High Girls Soccer Team

See all stories in the March 15, 2017 issue of The Journal

Teen arrested for making violent threat
Many parents keep children home for the day

Car Smashes Thru Subway


Buena Vista man featured by Obama Foundation
in celebration of Black History Month

Ellaville Celebrates Opening of BBQ Joint

Marion Co. has new full-time Extension Agent

Georgia Power scraps plan for
local nuclear power plant (sort of)

Adventures in Home Renovation

Local Sports Updates

See all stories in the March 8, 2017 issue of The Journal

Ellaville's Brent Cobb has busy year planned
with touring with various country stars

Marion Commission passes 2 big new policies, Animal Control, Water Leak Insurance
Deputies, jailers get pay raise; Airport and EMS Agreement discussed

Local Home is Destroyed by Fire

Marion's struggling VFDs need volunteers

Poole Memorial Bridge Dedicated in Schley County

VITA Office offers free tax prep help

First-class arts festival planned in Buena Vista

Marion County High School Lady Eagles
wrap up 'Elite' basketball season

SCHS places 4th in State in Weight Lifting

See all stories in the March 1, 2017 issue of The Journal

Marion BOE is considering two
requests to help community groups

Richland teen wins another State Title

Schley County gets third ambulance

Webster BOE approves trips and employees

Marion County native is picked for
statewide historic preservation award

The man behind A&R BBQ

See all stories in the Feb. 22, 2017 issue of The Journal

Marion BOE names sole finalist
to become next Superintendent

BV officials think car wash was
to blame for flooding of shopping plaza

Schley Foundation gets $5,000 grant

Chili & Cornbread Cookoff
Champs are crowned in Cusseta

MCHS wins Region Basketball Title

See all stories in the Feb. 15, 2017 issue of the Journal

Wild Bull Run is coming to Buena Vista

Stewart Co. High has five players sign
to play football at the next level

Chatt. Valley Academy moves forward in Cusseta

Young Schley County Students Creating
a Better World - One Good Deed at a Time

Stewart Co. High names STAR Student, Teacher

Thanks to local volunteer firefighters
(BV VFD puts out blaze at 'out building' near home)

MCHS Coach inducted into Hall of Fame

See all stories in the Feb. 8, 2017 issue of The Journal

Marion Board of Education to interview
four candidates for superintendent

Schley County loses longtime leader

ChattCo Wins Area Wrestling Title

MCHS names STAR Student and Teacher

Young Buena Vista woman dies in accident

State Representative Shot

Magnolia Manor of Marion Auxiliary
named Group Volunteer of the Year

See all stories in the February 1, 2017 issue of The Journal

One arrest made, another suspect sought
in connection with Buena Vista burglary

Officer is headed behind bars for
selling marijuana to inmates

Drainage issue forces temporary
closure of most of Eagle Plaza

Schley County High STAR Student and Teacher

Cusseta-Chattahoochee County
Chamber of Commerce hosts Annual Dinner

 
See all stories in the Jan. 25, 2017 issue of The Journal

Another local young man charged
with intention to sell marijuana

Marion Commission may offer water leak insurance

Chattahoochee County School to be
honored with 'Greatest Gains' state award

Webster BOE earns Quality Board Status

Schley Community Foundation Annual Meeting

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHTS:
Webster County High School
and
Chattahoochee County High School

Click here to see all stories in the Jan. 25, 2017 issue of The Journal

Alleged drug dealer arrested in Marion County

Superintendent Search Heats Up in Marion

Dollar General expanding with new store in Preston

Yoga Classes now offered in Ellaville

Morgan is Columbus Technical College
Adult Education Instructor of the Year

Peoples Bank of Talbotton is
now Peoples Bank of Georgia

Click here to see all stories in the Jan. 11, 2017 issue of The Journal


There's a New Sheriff in Town
Chattahoochee County has first new sheriff in 44 years

Ellaville musician pens 'Heroes in Blue'
as tribute to fallen law enforcement officers

Buena Vista Dialysis Center
recognized with 'Five Stars'

Click here to see all stories in the Jan. 4, 2017 issue of The Journal

Ellaville native 'makes it' in Nashville

Trio of alleged drug dealers arrested

State Historic Society hopes to solve
the 'Mystery of Pineville Baptist'

Stewart's County's Turner is new
member of Columbus Tech Board

Marion County Teen wins State PP&K

See all the stories in the Dec. 28, 2016 issue of The Journal

Local biker survives being struck by vehicle

Locals travel to poorest place on planet
to help others and spread the Gospel

Buena Vista's Living Legend, Roosevelt Jackson turns 99-years-old; Click here for a fascinating video interview about his life
and his years playing in the Negro Baseball Leagues

Ellaville City Council selects engineer, etc.

KINGZ MC rolls into Cusseta with
toys for needy local boys and girls

Here's the REAL Christmas Story!

See all the stories in the Dec. 20, 2016 issue of The Journal

Region Rocked by Murder of Officers

Greater Love Hath No Man, Tribute to Fallen Officers

Schley Youth Football Team
wins State Championship

Phoebe Sumter breaks ground in Ellaville

Marion County High graduate is kicking
his way to a prestigious college degree

See all stories in the Dec. 14, 2016 issue of The Journal

Vehicle burns outside of local business

BVPD, GBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms investigating burglary of local business

Chattahoochee Co. gets $3.1 million
to establish College & Career Academy

Schley grad leads junior college
football team to National Title

Cusseta's Annual Christmas Parade
and Christmas in the Park!
Click Here for Photos from the Parade and Event

See ALL STORIES in the Dec. 7, 2016 issue of The Journal

Emergency Bridge Closing in Marion County

Furniture Store opens in Buena Vista

New Business Opens in Ellaville

Click here to see all stories in the 11-30-16 issue of The Journal

Stewart County holds Groundbreaking for
massive renovation and expansion project

Marion approves ambulance purchase,
talks about road improvements, more

Webster County names Teacher of Year

Ellaville Council has info-packed meeting

See all stories in the Nov. 22, 2016 issue of The Journal

Marion passes mixed drinks license fee,
hears requests to ease up on regulations

Marion's McPherson signs with UGA

Spirits Soar at Pig Fest in Richland

Schley's Minter to play for Jr. College National Title

See all stories in the Nov. 16, 2016 issue of The Journal

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

Area High School Graduation Rates

Fitness Center in Buena Vista has Ribbon Cutting

Marion teams place 7th and 11th at
Cross Country State Championship

See all stories in the Nov. 9, 2106 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County officials discuss
several potential big projects

Marion is wrapping up two big
infrastructure improvement projects

Top Hat Club gets Cease & Desist directive
from Department of Alcohol & Tobacco

Ellaville manufacturing plant
roars back into business

Marion Cross Country Teams
to race for State Championship

See all stories in the 9-2-16 issue of The Journal

Fox Hall celebrates opening with sellout
wine tasting and blues concert

Thousands visit Pasaquan

2,200 visitors from 34 states, 14 countries
converge at BV's 'Psychedlic Wonderland'
Story | Photos

Candidates Speak at Forum in Buena Vista

Chatt. Co. residents have big vote on BOE

Webster Co. hosts Annual Fair

See all stories in the Oct. 26, 2016 issue of The Journal

Party Time at Pasaquan
Grand Re-Opening, Free Festival in Buena Vista

Schley Co. grad leads college football
team to No. 1 national ranking

Fox Hall Event Center to open in
historic downtown Buena Vista building

Ellaville hosts Smoke On the Square

Marion County High blanks Atkinson
in first round of State Softball Playoffs

See all stories in the Oct. 19, 2016 issue of The Journal

Routine traffic stop leads to arrest
of 3 alleged area drug dealers

Ellaville native shines on solo album

Buena Vista Celebrates Rural America

Hidden Treasure opens in Buena Vista

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

 Man with Gun at School causes concern in Cusseta

Schley Co. High clinches Softball Region Title

Marion voters invited to Candidates Forum

ChattCo High Crowns Homecoming Queen

Rural America Festival returning
to downtown Buena Vista

Click here to see all stories in the Oct. 5, 2016 issue of The Journal

Football Field House Damage
Marion School officials call for
cool heads, good sportsmanship

Schley's Wall recognized in 'The Ride Home'

Stewart County names Teacher of the Year

Adams paints historic mural in Plains

Rivals to square off in big game this week
Marion Co. High Softball Team has more
wins than any other Class A team in state;
Schley County High Softball Team
is 16-5 and undefeated in Region 4A

Marion County hires new EMS Director

See all stories in the 9-28-16 issue of The Journal

Locals get sneak peak at restored Pasaquan

Schley mourns loss of teen killed in wreck

Buena Vista City Council to hold
public hearings on proposed tax increase

American Legion honors 1st Responders

See all the stories in the Sept. 21, 2016 issue of The Journal

Little Lumpkin residents show BIG Hearts

Phoenix Fitness opens in Buena Vista

5 Top 10 ranked teams among competitors
at 1st MCMHS Cross Country Invitational

Marion wins Boys Varsity Race; Schley takes Girls Varsity Trophy

See all the stories in the 9-14-16 issue of The Journal.

Marion County officials are taking report
of gun on school bus very seriously


Special Ceremony held
for Non-Traditional Graduates
Local legend Roosevelt Jackson, 98, awarded Honorary Diploma

Buena Vista development appears
to be heating up the local economy
Commission gets loan to help pay for investment in infrastructure

See all stories in the Sept. 7, 2016 issue of The Journal

Sass & Class Bowtique
Buena Vista gets another new business

Chattahoochee County Deals with Water Woes

Marion rides early lead to victory over ChattCo

Schley Co. Wildcats clobber Calhoun County

See all of the stories in the Aug. 31, 2016 issue.

Volunteers back off of plan to
'reclaim' Buena Vista City Park

Southern Harvest Insurance owner
'disgusted' by fraud allegations, investigation

Peoples Bank of Talbotton opens
Loan Center in Buena Vista

Chattahoochee Co. Back to School Bash

Marion rolls to 42-0 win over
Schley in football season opener

See all of the stories in the Aug. 24, 2016 issue of The Journal

Local man rides 7,305 miles to
raise funds for cancer patients

Marion County Commission passes
two new alcohol related local laws
Officials also discuss major water and road projects

New Marion County business
rises to fill need for industry

Carol Eason Dancing School returns to BV

Marion Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Marion Co. High Softball Team Spotlight

ChattCo High Football Team Spotlight

Schley County High Football Spotlight

See all the stories in the 8-17-16 issue of The Journal

Sis D's BBQ opens in Cusseta

New Event Center to open in Buena Vista

BV Police to fingerprint more when investigating
Public Works Supervisor resigns; Unauthorized event cancelled

City of Ellaville to get $150,000 grant

Marion Co. High hosts Friday Night Lights 5K

Photo Galleries: Friday Night Lights | BV Back to School Party | Sis D's BBQ

See all the stories in the Aug. 10, 2017 issue of The Journal

New Marion Co. Monument celebrates
Class of 1971's role in Civil Rights

Story | Video Clips | Photos

McCorkle re-hired as Marion Superintendent

Schley Historical Society plans big meeting

'Small Town Informant' is launched in Cusseta

Recipe from Sherry McAllister - Blueberry Scones

Click here for all of the stories in the Aug. 3, 2016 issue of The Journal.

RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS in Marion County, Chattahoochee County, Stewart County

Schley County School Board breaks ground
for expansion of Elementary School

Marion Commission restructures debt;
County to get more road funds; and more

Stewart County Schools treat
students to 'Summer Explosion'

Youngsters 'do science' at camp in Buena Vista

See all the stories in the July 27, 2016 issue of The Journal 


Buena Vista man wins Trap National Title

Buena Vista City Council applies for grant,
and continues to clean up old landfill

Ellaville gets in on latest virtual craze with
plans to host Pokémon In the Park

Stewart BOE proposes nearly no change in tax rate

See all the stories in the July 20, 2016 issue of The Journal

Pasaquan Restoration Nears Completion

Marion Co. Tax Dispute Settled

Chattahoochee County Middle/High waives
tuition for new out-of-county students

Home Depot volunteers spruce up
widow's home in Buena Vista

Stewart County School System
added to state's REACH

Back to School Bash set in Schley County

See all the stories in the July 13, 2016 issue of The Journal  

Area Property Tax Comparison - Cities
Richland, Lumpkin, Buena Vista
have region's highest tax rates
City of Ellaville has one of lowest rates around; Cusseta and
Preston among few towns with no extra tax rate inside city limits

Buena Vista's Roosevelt Jackson is
honored by the Milwaukee Brewers

Phoebe to offer healthy classes in
Marion, Schley, Stewart, Webster

See all the stories in the July 6, 2016 issue of The Journal

2nd Solar Farm built in Buena Vista

Chattahoochee County officials look to take
over private roads and make them public

New Ellaville business has 'Gotcha Covered'

Stewart County Brewery invites
public to 'Celebrate America'

See all the stories in the June 29, 2016 issue of The Journal

'Magic Mayhem' takes over the
Marion County Public Library

Shooting In Cusseta

Marion Co. hires new Recreation Director

Marion official trying to reel in
$158,000 in unpaid property taxes

Ellaville City Council Meeting

College Classes offered in Cusseta

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

City of Buena Vista revenue is 'drying up'

Service dog believed to be stolen

Area Tax Rate Comparison Part II
Board of Education Millage Rates

Mural turns old Cusseta Post
Office into a work of art

Schley Commission honors McClendon

See all of the stories in the July 15, 2016 issue of The Journal

Pea Ridge & Co. opens in Buena Vista

Cusseta resident gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Schley leaders graduate from Georgia
Academy for Economic Development

The Journal receives 6 statewide awards
from the Georgia Press Association

Stewart/Lumpkin leader graduates from AED

Click here to see all the stories in the June 8, 2016 issue of The Journal.

Marion County School Superintendent
announces his intention to retire

Runoff Elections set in 3 local counties

Chatt. Co. leaders graduate from
Economic Development Academy

South Georgia Technical College to begin
offering classes in Buena Vista

Run Across Georgia participants
get big welcome in Buena Vista

Schley Family Connection Academic Honors

Click here to see all of the stories in the June 1, 2016 issue of The Journal

Primary Election Results

Eagle Foods opens in Buena Vista
Story and Videos from Ribbon CuttingPhotos

Fallen Schley Soldier Honored

Buena Vista Downtown Design Grant

See all the stories in the May 25, 2016 issue of The Journal

Local teen is behind bars after triple shooting

Soul's Cafe Ribbon Cutting in Buena Vista

Marion Co. to review water shut-off policy

Vehicle flips on four-lane in Ellaville

Chattahoochee Co. Commission amends regulations, adds baseball to rec. programs

See all the stories in the May 18, 2016 issue of The Journal

Candidates speak at Forum in Buena Vista

Inmate escapes from Marion Jail for 2nd time

Marion County Relay for Life raises $13,500

Schley High makes 'Final 4' of Baseball Playoffs

MCHS freshman wins State Track Title

Smothers signs football scholarship

See all the stories in the May 11, 2016 issue of The Journal

Private School in Marion County hosts
prospective future students from China

Ellaville band is ready to hit 'Cruise Control'

Webster candidates for Commission Chairman
and School Board speak at Forum

Marion mourns loss of 3 after 2 wrecks

Kohler Foundation, partners honored
for work to preserve Pasaquan

Marion Co. High hires new Football Coach

See all stories in the May 4, 2016 issue of The Journal

How do your property taxes compare
with other counties in the region?
(Part 1 of a Series - County Commission Millage Rates)

Alleged drug dealer arrested in Marion

Webster County Candidates Forum
View Videos of candidates at the forum

High-speed chase ends in wreck, injuries, arrest

See all the stories in the April 27, 2016 issue of The Journal

Eagle Foods nears opening after costly delay
Company's senior partner asks officials to consider tax break

Dead woman requests ballot in Stewart County

Chattahoochee County officials get
good news on revenue and more

MCHS Lady Eagles win Region Track Title

See all the stories in the April 20, 2016 issue of The Journal

Marion County High Football Coach Retiring
Mike Swaney led Eagles to 65-10 record, 6 region titles, state championship

Local resident wins $700,000

'Springtime Ellaville' draws record crowd

ChattCo PTO hosts 5K & Fun Day

See all the stories in the April 13, 2016 issue of The Journal

From Ellaville to Nashville and back 'Down Home'
Brent Cobb, on the cusp of country stardom, will headline Springtime Ellaville

ChattCo High hires new Head Football Coach

Spring Fling Festival held in Buena Vista

Schley County hires new Recreation Director

See all the stories in the April 6, 2016 issue of The Journal

Marion has rash of serious/strange crimes
Fugitive wanted by FBI and accomplice caught, shots fires at tires
of truck carrying children, neighbor accused of theft

Chatt. Co. Elementary names new principal

Marion Commission hires new County Manager

Workforce Development Meeting hosted in
Ellaville by Schley County Family Connection

Team Spotlight Pages
MCHS Tennis (See Page 6); MCHS Baseball (See Page 8)

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Veliz to serve as ChattCo High Principal

Marion Co. High Teams Sweep Track Meet

Can You Cross Country? 5K & Fun Run hosted
by MCMHS Cross Country Booster Club

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90 Candidates Qualify for Local Elections
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Book tells story of prominent Buena Vista family

Chattahoochee County makes big changes
in school system administration

Brent Cobb to headline Springtime Ellaville

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'Round-Up' Nets Four Drug Arrests

Marion mourns loss of 'mover and shaker'
who had a huge impact on community
Mike Moon: The man who made BV 'The Small Town that Can'

Marion Co. BOE hires new principal

Group hopes to 'reclaim' City Park in Buena Vista

Schley Co. High Baseball Team Spotlight

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Marion Co. Chamber of Commerce
hosts Heritage Map Workshop

Schley County High Wildcats
continue to shine on the diamond

Buena Vista Nursing Home residents get big gifts

Lumpkin hosts grueling 'Canyon Crash'

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Smash-and-Grab burglars now face charges
in Lumpkin after hitting same store twice

80-Year-Old Marion Man Pedals 13,060
miles on bicycle in a single year

Marion residents ask County Commission
to help with storm damage recovery

Webster to put Sunday alcohol sales on ballot; Sons of Confederate Soldiers request rejected

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Buena Vista Burglars Captured in Ellaville

Eagle Foods developer voices frustration
about delays and lack of communication

Fallen Schley Soldier to be honored
with naming of area highway

Stewart Co. Commission takes on 'dumping'

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Marion and Talbot Sheriff Offices
arrest 2 alleged local drug dealers

Schley County High School
hires new Head Football Coach

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Mother charged with felony murder
in death of 3-month-old baby

Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Chamber of Commerce hosts Annual Dinner Meeting

Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of
Commerce hosts Annual Dinner Meeting

Progress continues, slowly, at the site
of new development in Buena Vista

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Marion County to offer adult college level classes

Schley Co. resident lost too early to be
honored with dedication of local bridge

Many area families are eligible to receive free
help with income tax returns at local office

Click here to see all the stories in the Jan. 27, 2016 issue of The Journal

Marion County Commission pledges
help with Chamber's tourism efforts

Walmart to close Ellaville store

Many attend Open House at new Private School
now open at old Tri County High School

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CNN recommends tourists visit Pasaquan
(Buena Vista site listed as 1 of 16 Intriguing Places to Visit in America in 2016)

Trio of home burglaries reported in Marion

Marion Co. Jail escapee captured
in Columbus by US Marshals Service

Chattahoochee Co. to offer employees insurance

Former Tri County High is now open
as a unique K-12 private school

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Cusseta girl with indomitable spirit
celebrates very special Sweet Sixteen

Ellaville company makes big donation to Playground Fund for Schley Rec. Complex

Marion man makes special mission trip

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