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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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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

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

Schley County groups awarded $63,500
in grants from Flint Energies Foundation

Marion Co. High wins 2nd Consecutive
Region 4A Football Championship

Fire Destroys Home in Stewart County

Missing Man found in Marion County

Battle is Fashionetta Runner-Up

See all stories in the Nov. 13, 2019 issue of The Journal

ELECTION RESULTS
City of Buena Vista and City of Ellaville

Schley Wildcats are State XC Runner-Up

Local High Schools CCRPI Scores

MCHS Football Program is first Class A
Team to reach 100 wins this decade

See all stories in the Nov. 6, 2019 issue of the newspaper

Webster County Fair Photos

Chatt. Co. Schools awarded $465,000 Safety Grant

State may restablish Marion Family Connection

Marion's incredible season ends in Elite 8

UGA's Top Dawg at SCHS Wildcats Game

Buena Vista residents to vote in
system abandoned by most other cities

Ellaville hosts Smoke on the Square

See all stories in the Oct. 30, 2019 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista residents to elect
new Mayor for first time in 20 years

Inmate Escapes from Local Jail

Schley Co. High Wildcats Win Area XC Title

Marion County's Starr wins Individual Title;
Schley team places 4th to advance to State

Background: Marion Co. Family Connection
A recent story in The Journal referred to the state's elimination of the local Family Connection in 2018, but did not include comments from the former local director. Readers who missed the original story, which included many comments, may read it at the link below. It also includes a link to the termination letter from the Dept. of Human Services, as well as the Action Plan that the Dept. of Human Services gave to the local Family Connection prior to the termination.
State Terminates Marion Co. Family Connection
(Originally published in the 11-7-18 newspaper)

Performance Academy Crowns 'Royalty'

Marion wins Sweet 16 Series
to advance to Softball Elite Eight

See all stories in the Oct. 23, 2019 issue of The Journal

Local dog breeder lands on the
Humane Society's Horrible Hundred List

Local family narrowly escapes house fire

Rural America Festival draws many to BV

Schley Family Connection Coordinator
speaks out against proposed cuts

See all stories in the Oct. 16, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chatt. Co. Sheriff's Office announces 7 arrests

Stewart native 1 of Top 4 of '40 Under 40' Leaders

MCHS wins 3rd straight Region Championship

Ellaville supports 'Run for the Fallen'

Florida man arrested for stolen vehicle in Marion

See all stories in the Oct. 9, 2019 issue of The Journal

MCHS Marching Eagle Band
wins big at Phenix City Invitational

Marion moves to improve Census Count

Chattahoochee County Sheriff
raises concerns about communication

1st Schley County Schools Resource Office
speaks at Family Connection meeting

See all stories in the Oct. 2, 2019 issue of The Journal

 Chamber hosts Ribbon Cutting for
Sign of the Dove B&B and Kane's Restaurant

Chattahoochee officials hope to get more
money to offset loss of land to US Army

Preston's Bryant Wins Statewide Award

Marion County officials look for
funding to build a new jail

Ellaville to Welcome Run for the Fallen

See all stories in the Sept. 25, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee Co. Sheriff's Office
discovers big local 'theft ring'

Baby's Dream facility sold in Buena Vista

Local governments take 'flpa'ing' hit with taxes

Schley resident named in Top 4
of Rural Leader's 40 Under 40 Awards

Marion County Commission approves
$1 million Phase II for local Airport Project

Marion County Pounds Pacelli 47-0

See all stories in the Sept. 18, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County Commission
votes to take over private roads

Ellaville Teen Wins National Crown

 

Marion's Shipp Family had 3 Centenarians

Mowin' Em Down in Marion
Lady Eagles won all 4 games last week
to improve to 14-2; Now ranked No. 6 in state

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

Busy Period for Chatt. Sheriff's Office

Westville's Wells House is big
part of Marion County History

 

CATCHING GREATNESS
MCHS has best Class A football
record in state so far this decade

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

Gruesome Discovery of Body in Trunk

Buena Vista to get a New Mayor

'Indoor Marijuana Farm' is Busted

Schley FC gets encouraging news

Marion defeats Schley 14-0 in electrifying
opener of high school football season

See all stories in the Aug. 28, 2019 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista celebrates opening
of new $4.2 million healthcare facility

Ellaville City Council says 'no' to
beer sampling at Smoke on the Square

American Legion Post 128 is
State's Outstanding Post Runner-Up

Kane's, new restuarant, opens in Buena Vista

See all stories in the Aug. 21, 2019 issue of The Journal

Wreck claims life of mother of 3

Regional Performance Academy
awards its first scholarships

New Manager at Schley Sr Center

Stewart has new 'Healthier Together' employee

Local Libraries go 'Fines Free'

See all stories in the August 14, 2019 issue of The Journal

Former Pro is new ChattCo Head Football Coach

Marion Co. natives lead Medical Mission Trip

Tazewell VFD makes big strides

See all stories in the August 7, 2019 issue of The Journal

From Buena Vista to Broadway - Trajan Clayton

Ellaville asks for help for injured employee

Cusseta has huge turnout for Back to School Bash

Grant helps Lumpkin offer fresh food

See all stories in the July 31, 2019 issue of The Journal

Cusseta Celebrates Opening of CVA

Marion Commission hires new County Manager

Richland in 'hot water' with EPD

Performance Academy starts fall registration

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

Marion, Schley, Chatt., Webster, Stewart
all particpate in Bible Reading Marathon

Elderly couple's DNA swabbed
in apparent scam in Buena Vista

Clothes Closet in Cusseta has a new home

New Principal at Schley Co. Elementary

BV Council gets funds for Josh Gibson Center

Performance Academy invites area
youngsters to sign up for fall classes

Marion Commission passes starting pay raise increase for paramedics; more news

Schley approves zoning for solar farm

See all stories in the July 17, 2019 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista man is hiking from
Georgia to Maine (and helping others)

Chatt. Co. Superintendent lays out plan

Schley Celebrates Freedom
with Big Fireworks Show

Performance Academy continues to
rock the summer with Saturday Shows

See all stories in the July 10, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee Hires New County Manager

MCHS gets $120,000 grant for new Ag Center

 

Phoebe to open new clinic in Buena Vista

Caylee Hammack releases new video

See all stories in the July 3, 2019 issue of The Journal

BV's Lone Wolf Entrepreneur

Schley BOE to name Hall as Superintendent

WCHS Sr. is in 'Top 100'

See all stories in the June 26, 2019 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista loses two businesses

Chatt. Co. BOE earns 'Quality' status

New Performance Academy in Buena Vista
hosts first student show at Fox Hall

 

Art Program in Ellaville

Marion County renews Clear Water contract

See all stories in the June 19, 2019 issue of The Journal

Local History is Local No More

Can You Help Honor Fallen Vets?

 

Concerned Citizens join to raise funds
for Josh Gibson Center in Buena Vista

Ellaville Council to pitch in for Fireworks

Beloved Webster resident's memory lives
on with special scholarships at SGTC

The Journal receives reporting award
from the Georgia Press Association

See all stories in the June 12, 2019 issue of The Journal

Exciting Developments for Ellaville Artist

Bond set for woman convicted of elderly exploitation in Marion County

Marion Co. property acquired by US Army

Volunteers join forces in Buena Vista

PHOTOS: Chatt. Co. Fishing Rodeo

See all stories in the June 5, 2019 issue of The Journal

Cement Truck Flips in BV

From Near Dropout to College Grad

Schley is State Baseball Runner-Up

See all stories in the May 29, 2019 issue of The Journal

Schley battles Gordon Lee
in State Championship Rematch

Marion Model hits NYC Runway

Stewart County ranked last in state
in study accessing health behaviors

ChattCo Hires New Principal

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

MCHS Lady Eagles place 3rd
at State Track & Field Championship
Whitley wins 4th straight discus title; King is 400 champ

SCHS Wildcats battle Irwin in Final Four

Sims returns to school at age 43

Schley Co. High teams both place
6th at State Track & Field Championship

See all stories in the May 15, 2019 issue of The Journal

Regional Performance Academy Established in BV

Drugs stolen from local pharmacy

Springtime Ellaville is a Hit

National Park Location in Cusseta?

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Grand Jury: Marion Needs New Jail

Taste of Richland draws 600+ people
and raises funds for 3 local scholarships

Pickren selected for 'Nurses for Nations'

Schley Commission looks to
speed up incoming funds

See all stories in the May 1, 2019 issue of The Journal 

Schley hires new Middle-High School Principal

Cusseta man charged with arson

New owners plan to keep local
Bed & Breakfast 'flying high'

SCHS wins 4th straight baseball region title

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

Lumpkin man arrested for Cusseta armed robbery

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust in Marion Co.

Suspect Shot in Cusseta

Holy Smoke! Christian Cooking Competition
raises $11,000+ for children's homes

SCHS Boys win 3rd straight Region Track Title

MCHS Girls win Region Track Championship

See all stories in the 4-17-19 issue of The Journal 

Man is 'Lucky to Be Alive' after being
kidnapped, beaten, robbed, and stuffed in trunk

Marion County Manager Resigns

Ellaville tackles electric issues,
approves special local events, etc.

ChattCo High School Drill Team
places 2nd out of 87 at 'State'

See all stories in the April 10, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chattattahoochee County Commission is
again looking for a new County Manager

Drug Crazed Home Invasion

A look back at historic hanging in Preston

Moves like Jagger? Maybe not,
but Miller is dancing for a good cause

See all stories in the April 3, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County School Board
hires new Superintendent of Schools

Marion student earns prestigious scholarship

Schley Co. fields 24 Youth Sports Teams

See all stories in the March 27, 2019 issue of The Journal

Schley County High Powers its way
to State Weight Lifting Championship

'Friends' Group is forming for Providence Canyon

MCHS student's volunteer experience leads
to inspiration toward veterinary future

Marion & Webster: All State Basketball Honors

See all stories in the March 20, 2019 issue of The Journal

STATE CHAMPIONS
Marion County High wins 1st Girls Basketball Title
Story | Championship Chronicle | Photos

Ellaville Council Denies Rezoning

Cookin' for a Cause in Cusseta

See all stories in the March 13, 2019 issue of The Journal

Marion County residents are invited to
'A Night at the Movies' in Buena Vista

Ellaville and Richland natives featured
on national television show, The Profit

Marion Co. High Basketball Team
earns another trip to the 'Ship'

See all stories in the March 6, 2019 issue of The Journal

ESM brings NFL Star to Marion Co. High School

Chattahoochee County names finalists
in search for new superintendent

Lumpkin Official Arrested in Meeting

Webster Co. announces STAR Student, Teacher

MCHS Teams Win in Sweet 16 Round of
State High School Basketball Championship Tournament
Photos of Boys Game | Photos of Girls Game

See all stories in the Feb. 27, 2019 issue of The Journal

Movies in Marion County?

High School Basketball State Tournament
(ChattCo Panthers Advance; Marion Co.
High Eagles, Lady Eagles to host Sweet 16)

Schley Co. High Principal is Leaving

Webster County Native is Officer of the Year

Marion officials approve Dirt Road Plan; Ball Field
to be named for 'Local Legend', and more

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

Armed Robbery in Preston

MCHS Eagles Win Region 4A Basketball Title

BV Chief says no evidence supports
recent report of alleged 'sabotage'

Chattahoochee County Commission shoots
down proposed addition to zoning categories

CCHS announces STAR Student & Teacher

See all stories in the Feb. 13, 2019 issue of The Journal

PERFECTION: 23-0
Marion County Lady Eagles end regular season
undefeated and head into postseason ranked No. 1

Ellaville gets $500,000 loan for water project

GSW announces scholarship at Webster Co. High

See all stories in the Feb. 6, 2019 issue of The Journal

Police ask for help to ID criminals; Watch Videos
Band of Burglars Hit Area Stores

Chatt. Co. Chamber of Commerce
highlights excellence of local schools

The 'Brewmaster from Buena Vista'
is loving life at Omaha Brewing Company

MCHS names STAR Student & STAR Teacher

See all stories in the Jan. 30, 2019 issue of The Journal

Schley County School Board elects officers
and names interim superintendent

Buena Vista's Hadley thanks
'Angels' who help Heart to Heart

Hammons is Schley Co. High STAR Student
and chooses Theiss as his STAR Teacher

MLK Day is Celebrated in Ellaville

See all stories in the Jan. 23, 2019 issue of The Journal

Burglary and Theft Arrests in Marion County

BV City Council: Good news,
bad news, computer sabotage

Ellaville City Council Welcomes New Member

Marion officials hear bold proposal
to improve 180 miles of dirt roads

Marion and Buena Vista take step
toward merging Recreation Departments

See all stories in the Jan. 16, 2019 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee Co. residents pack meeting to
voice opposition to proposed zoning/development

Webster Honors 1,000 Point Club

Special Mission Trip to Honduras

See all stories in the Jan. 9, 2019 issue of The Journal

2018: The Year In Review

Buena Vista officials look at possibility
of closing parts of Josh Gibson Center

Chatt. Co. officials give greenlight
for Public Library Expansion funding

Stewart Schools are 'Beating the Odds'

Fairwell to a fine printer and finer man

See all stories in the Jan. 2, 2019 issue of The Journal

Schley Superintendent to leave for Tift County

Stewart Get Lit Coalition is adding
'Little Libraries' across the county

Hands of Hope offers support
to area women for crises pregnancies

Christmas On the Square held in Buena Vista

See all stories in the Dec. 27, 2018 issue of The Journal

Richland man is arrested for murder

Marion Commission honors outgoing officials,
discusses status of wells, appointments, etc.

Chatt. Co. officials discuss 'Streetscape'

Marion FCCLA hosts Cookies with Santa

See all stories in the Dec. 19, 2018 issue of The Journal

Schley BOE honored as finalist
for Georgia Team of Year Award

Dent Hardware unveils second
expansion under new ownership

Mel's Place opens in Marion County

Chattahoochee Schools honored
for Greatest Gains and Beating the Odds

See all stories in the Dec. 12, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion falls just short of defeating
defending state champs in semifinal

Schley FC 'jam-packed' with good news

Progress takes off at Marion County Airport

See all stories in the Dec. 5, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion defeats Schley in Quarterfinals

Marion to host Semi-Final Game

Man from Taylor Co. may be big time serial killer

Thankful in Schley County

Shooting to preserve history in Cusseta

Schley officials hear citizens' concerns

State Football Playoff Brackets - Class A

See all stories in the Nov. 28, 2018 issue of The Journal

Alleged out-of-town thieves thwarted by locals
(Suspect denies it and calls Sheriff a liar)

Whitley Twins sign with Virginia Tech

Ellaville musician has breakthrough

Cusseta resident writes book

See all stories in the Nov. 20, 2018 issue of The Journal

Long arm of the law returns slippery suspect
to Marion County to face local charges

Chatt. Co. hires new County Manager

Marion man arrested for auto theft

'ChattCo' Panthers advance to
Sweet 16 of State Football Playoffs

Schley Family Connection celebrates successes

See all stories in the Nov. 14, 2018 issue of The Journal

State to Terminate Marion Co. Family Connection

Locals start petition to save Family Connection

Marion defeats Schley in battle of
Top 10 Rivals for Region Championship

Chatt. Co celebrates CCRPI Scores

SCHS places 3rd at State XC Championship

See all stories in the Nov. 7, 2018 issue of The Journal

STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
Marion CountySchley County

Woman loses over $1,000 as victim of scam

'I Expect A War'
Marion to host Schley for Region Championship

Webster County hosts Annual Country Fair

Schley Co. Wildcats win Area XC Title

See all stories in the Oct 31, 2018 issue of The Journal

Big Marijuana Bust in Marion County

Ellaville hosts Smoke on the Square

Cusseta ranked No. 7 in state for families

Local teams advance to 'Elite Eight'
State Softball Championship Tournament

See all stories in the Oct. 24, 1018 issue of The Journal

Hurricane Michael hits Southwest GA;
Former local 'rides out' storm in Panama City

Swamp Fox Distilling Company
celebrates Grand Opening in Buena Vista

See all stories in the October 17, 2018 issue of The Journal

Tazewell Youth Group lights fire for
community to 'rally' for one of its own

Convicted murderer is headed
back to court in Marion County

Marion County Commission hires
Chattahoochee County Manager

Ride raises $17,700 for
Stewart Webster Cancer Fund

Marion County's Own American Ninja Warrior

See all stories in the October 10, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion/Talbot Bridge named
for local Vietnam War Hero

Cusseta Men 'March' to Support Kids

Marion Honors Outgoing County Manager

See all stories in the Oct. 3, 2018 issue of The Journal

Phoebe breaks ground on $4.2 million
healthcare facility in Buena Vista

Schley approves road paving, cell tower

Marion manhandles Manchester
to stay unbeaten and ranked No. 2

High School Graduation Rates: Schley,
Marion, Chatt. Co., Stewart, Webster

Buena Vista Council leans toward
outsourcing major departments

See all stories in the Sept. 26, 2018 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista Senior Center in Jeopardy

Schley grad up for major college football award

Buena Vista hires new Police Chief

SCTV - Schley High hands-on learning

'ChattCo' Crowns Queen

See all stories in the Sept. 19 issue of The Journal

Chatt. Co. officials deal with water concerns

Burglaries reported in City of Buena Vista

Herman West wants to be your next Congressman

Toxic caterpillar sends local child to hospital

See all stories in the Sept. 12, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion Co. deals with major water leak

Stewart Co. High Football off to historic start

Schley senior earns money and real-world experience in special SCHS work program

Fathers March planned in Cusseta

Marion wins rivalry game over Schley
and clobbers Crawford County

Stewart Co. Historical Commission
receives the Rural Star Award

See all stories in the Sept. 5, 2018 issue of The Journal

Ellaville man charged with murder

Arrest made in Marion Co. burglaries

BV Family turns hobby into promising business

Marion downs ChattCo in second rivalry game
of young high school football season

Richland and Stewart County get big grants

Magnolia Manor of Marion County
receives Excellence in Action Award

See all stories in the Aug. 29, 2018 issue of The Journal

Man killed in shooting in Schley

Chattahoochee County officials to join
lawsuit against federal government

Former Marion County Official Pleads Guilty
and is Sentenced to Jail and Probation

Schley hosts Marion County in
big season-opening rivalry game

Smooth sailing so far for ClearWater in Marion

See all stories in the Aug. 22, 2018 issue of The Journal

Trial begins for former Marion County Official

Modeling career 'clicks' for local teen

Car Seat saves Schley child in Marion wreck

Chattahoochee County Middle-High
celebrates progress on test scores

BV Council: AG Office, JC Center, and More

See all stories in the August 15, 2018 issue of The Journal

Georgia Press Association's Statewide Award
for Best Online News Project of the Year!

New BV restaurant gets rave reviews

Chatt. County dealing with a failing well

Schley Co. Grad is going 'D1'

Stewart Co. High hires new Football Coach/AD

Buena Vista loses a little of its downtown 'soul'

See all stories in the August 8, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion County Manager Resigns

Chattahoochee BOE announces tax increase

Plans begin for Ellaville's Annual
Smoke on the Square BBQ Cook-Off

Marion Middle Schooler turns bad break into triumphant return to softball field

The Journal earns statewide awards

Stewart County gets new ambulances

Learning takes off at BV Youth Science Camp

See all stories in the August 1, 2018 issue of The Journal

Interim Police Chief says recent marijuana
arrest is part of a larger local problem

Stewart County celebrates opening
of new K-12 Educational Complex

Schley Tax Commissioner steps up collections

Former All-American and pro athlete
is excited to join team at 'ChattCo'

See all stories in the July 25, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion native continues to 'Fight the Silence'

Chatt. County loses a legend with the
passing of retired Sheriff Glynn Cooper

Ellaville musician is set to release new single

Local official announces resignation

See all stories in the July 18, 2018 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista City Council under scrutiny
by State Attorney General's Office

Chattahoochee County's New Recreation
Director has a wealth of experience

Historic photo donated to be
displayed in Schley Co. Courthouse

Buena Vista's Hardware Man Retires after
Four Decades at Planters/Dent Hardware

Microchip Clinic for pets, farm animals
to be held soon in Marion County

See all stories in the July 9, 2018 issue of The Journal

Talent Expo held in Marion County

New Distillery shines on Opening Day in BV
with release of Southern Secret Moonshine

Ellaville earns Award for Electrical Improvements

Chattahoochee School Board votes to re-hire
retired superintendent at part-time salary

Bridge in Stewart Co. to get $2.7 million overhaul

See all stories in the July 3, 2018 issue of The Journal

Schley County High earns Bronze Award
in US News National School Rankings

Talent Expo & Fish Fry set at Eagle Field

Marion accepts $1.4 million bid for airport project

Stewart Co. gets $339,000 Literacy Grant

Schley officials discuss budget and more

Buena Vista store opens Chester's Chicken

See all stories in the June 27, 2018 issue of The Journal

Memito's Fresh Market opens in Buena Vista

Front Porch Coffee Club shines light
on depression, mental illness with benefit

Frustration heats up as Cusseta's Splash Pad remains closed so far this summer

Ellaville City Council gets good reports
and welcomes new police officer

Swamp Fox Distillery barrels its first batch

See all stories in the June 20, 2018 issue of The Journal

Council looks at options after 'trashing' of Center

GBI investigating deaths in Marion County

Chattahoochee Co. looks for new superintendent

Local artist to be featured
in 1-Person Show at Top Gallery

Newly formed Bee Beautiful
Garden Club to meet in Richland

Tymes races to next level with scholarship

The Journal welcomes Swan as intern

See all stories in the June 13, 2018 issue of The Journal

Tip from witness leads to burglary arrests

Buena Vista Police Chief is Retiring

Arrest made after stolen items advertised
on social media are found in Marion County

Front Porch Coffee Club to host Benefit
for 'To Write Love On Her Arms'

Ellaville's Brandon Wheeler to
headline Sumter EMC Annual Meeting

See all stories in the June 6, 2018 issue of The Journal

Tidwell: Marion County High is No. 1
academically in Chattahoochee-Flint RESA

Schley County Golf Team is State Runner-Up

Buena Vista gives big welcome to participants
of 10th and final Run/Ride Across Georgia

See all stories in the May 30, 2018 issue of The Journal

Break-Ins raise concern in Buena Vista

Ellaville officials discuss wide
range of topics of local concern

First BB3 Award Presented at 'ChattCo'

Marion Co. High Class of 2018 Graduation

Schley Co. High Class of 2018 Graduation

Election Results (Click Here & See Page 3)

See all stories in the May 23, 2018 issue of The Journal

2 Locals Arrested for Animal Cruelty

Local musician's new album, Providence Canyon, pays tribute to his Southwest Georgia roots

Whitley wins third straight State Title

Marion Schools get $500,000 Grant

Tazewell VFD gets Grant from Firehouse Subs

See all stories in the May 16, 2018 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee Co. Chamber Candidates Forum
Post 3Post 4Post 5State House

Southwest Georgia Loses a Legend

Arrests Made in Local Burglary

Wills tapped to lead big state group

No. 1 ranked Schley High advances
in Class A State Baseball Playoffs

Stewart County High Class of 2018
honored at Superintendent's Luncheon

See all stories in the May 9, 2018 issue of The Journal

Pea Ridge Arts Fest draws talented artists, craftsmen, performers, and many visitors to BV

Marion Commission looks to help local
economy take off with big Airport Project

FINAL FOUR! MCHS Tennis Team is 1 win
away from playing for State Championship

Ellaville Welcomes Schley Seafood

See all stories in the May 2, 2018 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee County BOE draws attention by
forming its own School Police Department

Woman sentenced in elder abuse case

Schley wins 3rd straight Region Baseball Title

Record crowd enjoys Taste of Richland

Devin Steen: No One Fights Alone!

MCHS' Myers Signs Basketball Scholarship

Trade Tariff Hits Home for Local Business

Pea Ridge Arts Fest is Sat., April 28 in BV!

See all stories in the April 25, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion FBLA competes at State
and advances to National Competition
 

Large Crowd helps Celebrate Expansion,
Renovation of Magnolia Manor of Marion County

Springtime Ellaville was a Big Hit

Developer makes proposal in Cusseta

DA's Office Confirms Federal Investigation

Schley Co. High has 2 College Signing Ceremonies
Austin Anthony-CSUJames Baker-Shasta College

SCHS Wins Region Track Title - x 2

See all stories in the April 18, 2018 issue of The Journal

BV City Council: Grass Cutting Bids,
Requests for New Liquor Licenses, and more

State officials check out Chatt. Co. High

Taste of Richland to offer 'Culinary Journey'

Holy Smoke! raises big $ for Children's Homes

Volunteers Clean Up Buena Vista City Park

5K Fun Run & Walk to kick off Arts Fest in BV

See all stories in the April 11, 2018 issue of The Journal

It's Time to Clean Up Marion County

Citizens asked to rally to help
local child who is battling cancer

Marion Wins Middle School Region Title

FSU 'Offers' Schley Co. Sophomore

See all stories in the April 4, 2018 issue of The Journal 

Dawsey convicted of exploitation of elderly

Illegal Gambling Arrest in Lumpkin

Gutierrez Family celebrates its
latest new business development

Marion Co. Rec. Dept. Opening Day - PHOTOS

See all stories in the March 28, 2018 issue of The Journal

Recent crimes cause concern in Buena Vista

 
Streeter: 'There's a Lawsuit Coming'

Chatt. Co. Senior Signs with Clemson

Marion Commission hires private company
to operate Water and Road Departments

Ellaville is ready to 'Spring'

New Garden Club forms in Stewart County

See all stories in the March 21, 2018 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista City Council votes to kick Family Connection out of Josh Gibson Center

28 candidates qualify to seek
offices in upcoming local elections

Marion County Basketball Team
finishes as State Runner-Up

Schley Community Foundation celebrates
opening of New Playground

See all stories in the March 14, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion defeats Terrell in Final Four
to advance to State Championship Game

ChattCo senior's hard work pays off

From Dream to Reality in Ellaville;
Volunteers Construct Playground

SCHLEY COUNTY STRONG
Schley County High Wildcats place 2nd
in State Weight Lifting Championship

See all stories in the March 14, 2018 issue of The Journal

FINAL FOUR! Marion County High advances to
Semi-Final of State Championship Tournament

Richland fires Police Chief, adopts water rates

 

Webster Co. High names STAR Student & Teacher

Schley breaks ground for Playground

Chatt. Co. Crowns Cook-Off Champions

Marion Chamber gets grant
for 'Outsider Odyssey Loop'

See all stories in the February 28, 2018 issue of The Journal

Marion Commission hears another
proposal for outsourcing services

Ellaville company disputes EPD order

Phoebe purchases land for new
medical clinic in Buena Vista

ChattCo High names STAR Student and Teacher

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New businesses bring life to historic station
On the Square in downtown Buena Vista

Lady Eagles win Region 4A Championship

Schley Co. High names STARs

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New business offers 'Best of Stewart Co.'

Marion Co. High names STARs

Local man arrested for child porn

Chattahoochee Chamber hosts Annual Dinner

New water rates proposed in Marion

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Top Dawg visits Schley Co. Cats

Man accused in theft of $12,000+ worth of items

Clothes Closet to open in Cusseta
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Webster Co. native's artwork featured at CSU

Free Tax Help available in Buena Vista

A Sign that Political Correctness is Upon Us

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