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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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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


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

Chatt. Co. looking at exciting potential projects

See all stories in the current 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

Marion County High to play
for Class A State Championship

Eagles battle back from 20-25 deficit to
score 42-25 blowout over Pelham in Semi-Final

Cusseta may get Big Economic Development

Buena Vista Christmas Event Cancelled

Forestry continues to be big in Schley County

See all stories in the Dec. 11, 2019 issue of The Journal

Iconic BV Business Has New Owners

Schley's 'Z' commits to Auburn University

Marion Defeats Lincoln in Quarterfinal;
Eagles will host Pelham in Semi-Final

Brent Cobb visits local source of inspiration

Minter breaks records in final college game

See all stories in the Dec. 4, 2019 issue of The Journal

Marion County edges Schley County
in High School State Football Playoffs


Marion to Host Lincoln in 'Elite Eight'

The Crenshaw School in Marion to Close

Annual Turkey Shoot held in Cusseta

Area Elementary School CCRPI Scores

See all stories in the 11-27-19 issue of The Journal

Split vote moves $1.35 million
project forward in Marion County

Marion County Clerk Resigns

Chattahoochee County Commission
proposes new noise ordinance, etc.

Schley Clobbers Claxton in 1st round of
High School State Football Playoffs

Marion to host Schley in Sweet 16 Round
of High School State Football Playoffs

Area Middle School CCRPI Scores

ChattCo Panthers Shock Washington-Wilkes

See all stories in the current Nov. 20, 2019 issue of The Journal

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Photo Galleries and Videos

Bible Reading Marathon Across GA

Buena Vista Protest

Marion County High School
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Schley County High School
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Chattahoochee County High School
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Webster County High School
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Around the Yard; Find the Beauty

Schley vs Marion High School Baseball

Marion vs Kendrick High School Baseball

2020 Baseball Slideshows

Marion vs Talbotton High School Baseball

Girls Basketball High School State Tournament, Marion vs Telfair

Marion vs ChattCo High School Baseball

Performance Academy Spring
Scholarships Ceremony

Schley vs Marion High School Basketball
Girls Game | Boys Game

High School Wrestling City-Wide Championship (includes Chatt. County)

Pappa's Kitchen in Buena Vista

Webster vs Stewart Girls Basketball

Webster vs Stewart Boys Basketball

Marion vs Chattahoochee Girls Basketball

Marion vs Chattahoochee Boys Basketball

Marion vs Brookstone Girls Basketball

2019 Class A State Football Championship
Photos by: Richard Harris |
Malinda Bair | Ben Dodds

Marching Eagles at State Title Game

Cusseta Christmas Parade

Marion vs Pelham Semi-Final
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

Marion vs Schley in Football Playoffs

MCHS Marching Eagles

SCHS Marching Band

Marion Co. vs Macon Co.
Region Football Championship

Boys High School Cross Country
State Championship Race

Girls High School Cross Country
State Championship Race

Marion vs Taylor High School Football
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

MCHS Fall Senior Athletes Night

MCHS Marching Eagles Halftime Performance - Taylor Game

Taylor County High Marching Band

Ellaville Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Youth Football: BV vs Talbotton (7-8)

Webster County Olde Tyme Fair

Marion vs Georgia Military
Elite 8 Softball Playoffs

Area XC Championship

Marion vs Talbotton Football

Rural America Festival
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

ChattCo vs R.C. High School Football



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The feature below was judged as
the Georgia Press Association's
Best Online News Project of the Year
in 2015 for all weekly newspapers!


Judges' comments included: "Wow! Speechless
comes to mind. What a piece of living history
and especially in the form of a video. ...
Wonderfully done."

Interview with Roosevelt Jackson
of Buena Vista, the oldest known
living former Negro Baseball Leagues
player, manager, and scout


Georgia Press Association's
Sports Feature Photo of the Year
for Weekly Division G Newspapers!



This photo, titled "Cat Pile", was taken after
Schley County High School won the
2015 State Baseball Championship.
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To view the entire collection of photos
and a slideshow with music
from the Championship Series click here.

State Runner-Up for Ga. Press Assoc. General Excellence Award

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2nd Place, Weekly Division
Marion Co. Monument Dedication


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Marion Co. Political Forum


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