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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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Eagles nip Cobras in State Playoffs
Also Available: Game Photos, More Videos, Playoff Bracket

All-State player Lorenzo Smothers lost to injury

Eagles to host Commerce in Quarterfinals

Raid leads to drug bust in Buena Vista

Schley Co. High has New Head Coach

Marion Commission ups water rates, moves to condemn land, hears request about liquor sales

See all stories in the current issue of The Journal

Link to Top Stories of November

Alleged assault leads to trio of drug arrests

Schley County senior is University
of Georgia's incoming '#1 Dawg'

Marion County Eagles to host Twiggs County
Cobras to open State Football Playoffs

See all stories in the Nov. 18, 2015 issue of The Journal

Marion Co. High Cross Country Team
places third in State Championship Race

Chatt. Co. considers adding fee to water bills
to help pay for local ambulance service

Marion BOE to begin search
for new MCMHS Principal

High School Football Playoff Brackets

See all stories in the November 10, 2015 issue of The Journal

Judge tosses out early Lumpkin votes

Marion wins 6th straight region football title
For story click here. For photos click here.

Wade wins Award of Excellence for Carving

See all stories in the Nov. 4, 2015 issue of The Journal

Marion grounds Greenville 47-8
to continue roll toward region title
Click here for link to story; Click here for game photos.

Nature Center Pavilion is dedicated at
Marion County Middle/High School

Lumpkin Election Controversy

Schley County Superintendent outlines
plan for school expansion

See all the stories in the Oct. 28, 2015 issue of The Journal. 

New grocery store in Buena Vista
won't open this year

Marion Commission discusses water,
hears ATV complaints, and much more

See all the stories in the Oct. 21, 2015 issue of The Journal

Fatal wreck claims life of man in Marion
Beloved Vietnam Vet collides with deer on motorcycle

ChattCo inducts 2 into Hall of Fame

See all the stories in the Oct. 14, 2015 issue of The Journal

Marion pounds Pacelli in High School Football
For the Game Story and links to videos and photos Click Here.

Pasaquan Preservation Society honored by Governor with Award for Arts & Humanities

Webster Co. Names Teacher of the Year

Ellaville-Schley County residents asked
for input on plan for the future

See all the stories in the Oct. 7, 2015 issue of The Journal

Chattahoochee, Stewart Schools get waivers
Both systems get flexibility; Stewart wants to offer bonus pay for teachers

Rabies Confirmed in Marion County

Strange creature emerges
from wooded area of Schley County
'Schley Squatch': Are YOU a Believer?

Marion downs young Schley team 46-0
in annual Homecoming Game

See all stories in the Sept. 30, 2015 issue of The Journal

Ellaville Park Project nears completion,
but city fires contractor for sidewalks

Dingler is ready to deliver as
new Postmaster in Buena Vista

Stewart County brewery begins
expansion with new brewhouse

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

Marion County Commission awards
contracts for two big projects

Buck Creek Campground Opens in Tazewell

Ellaville gets $372,865 for water system

See all the stories in the Sept. 16, 2015 issue of The Journal

Marijuana and Meth Drug Bust in Marion
Additional charges of burglary, possession of explosives are expected

Chattahoochee County School System
gets College & Career Academy Grant

Schley High football team gets opener off to
great start before suffering a bad break

See all of the stories in the Sept. 9, 2015 issue of The Journal

Cusseta man, Marion County Water
Superintendent dies in motorcycle accident

Legal negotiations enter picture in
City of Ellaville 'Streetscape' project

Chatt. County High School forms unique partnership with Columbus Technical College

Schley Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Stewart Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Spotlight on the MCMHS Marching Eagle Band

See all stories in the Sept. 2, 2015 issue of The Journal

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Marion residents grow frustrated with water woes

Chattahoochee County gets $22,700 grant

New public charter school to open as
option for children in Southwest Georgia

Marion Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Marion Co. High Softball Team Spotlight

Schley Co. High Softball Team Spotlight

Marion County Cross Country Spotlight

See all the stories in the Aug. 26, 2015 issue of The Journal

Cusseta residents pack Town Hall Meeting

Marion Co. High beats Class AAAA
Americus-Sumter Co. in preseason scrimmage

Marion County officials set stiff fine,
approve changes to new well project

See all stories in the Aug. 19, 2015 issue of The Journal

Florida man wanted for attempted murder
is captured in Marion County

State Superintendent visits Marion, Schley

See all the stories in the August 12, 2015 issue of The Journal

Former TCHS Eagle is soaring as a
professional basketball player in Europe

fun, unique products, gifts 

Buena Vista native is re-opening
The Four Winds Restaurant in Cusseta

The Canine Condition documentary
is being filmed in Schley County

Click here to see all the stories in the August 26 issue of The Journal.

Chattahoochee County to open full-scale
School Based Health Clinic

Youth gets hands on lessons at Science Camp

Buena Vista is still waiting on Environmental Protection Division decision about landfill

Local 'Lions' of community service are honored

See all stories in the July 29, 2015 issue of The Journal.

Private school prepares to open at former TCHS


Local murder suspect arrested in Missouri

Marion County parents can look forward to fatter wallets and safer children this school year

Schley Co. Middle/High has new principal

Marion County Cross Country races into a new era

Buena Vista Council hears of need for
firefighters and concern about gangs

See all stories in the July 22, 2015 issue of The Journal.

EPD shuts down Buena Vista landfill, dumpster

Court rules on dilapidated Ellaville properties

Cusseta resdients invited to Town Hall Meeting

Stewart BOE plans to close high school
building and operate only one school

fun, unique products, gits 

Gardner is new assistant superintendent and Stewart County High School principal

Ga. Tourism Dept. says local restaurant
has best fried chicken in the region

See all stories in the July 15, 2015 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista folk art site featured by GPB

Ellaville's Wall gets special Counterterrorism Training with group in Israel

Cusseta braces for 100s of visitors; Officials tap reserve to fund expansion of rec. program

Marion Co. High names new baseball coach

Click here to see all the stories in the July 8, 2015 issue.

Ragan Insurance opens office in Buena Vista

New MCHS Head Girls Basketball Coach has a lot
of experience and lofty goals for Lady Eagles

Cusseta man wins national sweepstakes

Young Ellaville entrepreneur is 'cleaning up'

Click here to see all stories in the July 1 issue.

The Journal receives 4 statewide awards
from Georgia Press Association

Southern Harvest Insurance opens
new office in downtown Buena Vista

MCHS Athletic Director David Wells steps
back on to field as head softball coach
Marion Co. High names new head coaches for 5 varsity sports

Schley BOE loses chairman, gains new member, and hires a new high school principal

Click here to see all the stories in the June 24, 2015 issue of The Journal.

Tazewell Baptist Church rises from the ashes

Webster officials asked to start zoning property

Historic inn in Lumpkin gets grant

Marion officials limit hours of County Dump

Click here to see all the stories in the June 17, 2015 issue.

Stewart County Library Board
votes to remove City of Lumpkin

Ellaville is a 'mess', but it's for the best

Wells retires after more than half
century career with local banks

See all stories in the June 10, 2015 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista's Roosevelt Jackson: From Negro Leagues of Past to Inspiring Kids for Future

All Region 4A Baseball Team

American Legion Post 128 honors fallen veterans

See all stories in the June 3, 2015 issue of The Journal

Local team completes Run for the Heroes
Buena Vista rolls out red carpet for runners
Story: Click Here
Photos: Click Here

See all stories in the May 27, 2015 issue of The Journal

Wildcats win State Baseball Championship
Story: Click Here
Photos: Click Here

Marion County urged to support local
team in Run for the Heroes

Buena Vista apartments are turning heads

See all stories in the May 20, 2015 issue of The Journal

Schley County to play for State Championship

Chattahochee officials mum on
closed session with Board of Assessors

Marion County officials accept bid
for new 1 million gallon per day well

See all stories in the May 13, 2015 issue of The Journal

Marion County High makes Final Four of
State Tennis Championship Tournament

Area Property Tax Comparison
Part 3: City/Town Tax Rates

Schley County continues to work
to restore historic Courthouse

Richland City Park 'carves up' fun at
Annual American Legion Arts & Crafts Fair

See all stories in the May 6, 2015 issue of The Journal

Presidential Pathways Travel Association
meets in Buena Vista to tour Pasaquan

Lumpkin mayor defends actions after his arrest

Ellaville goes without power for 21 hours

Relay for Life raises over $18,000 in Marion

See all stories in the April 29, 2015 issue of The Journal

Area Property Tax Comparison
Part 2: Taxes for Local Schools

Marion Sheriff says scam artists are active locally

Click here to see All of the Stories in the April 22, 2015 issue!

How do your taxes compare
with other counties in the region?
(County Commission Rates, Page 1 of a Series)

Historic preservation recommended for Marion

Save Our Sons mentoring group has special event at Blackfoot Hunting Club in Schley County

See all stories in the April 15, 2015 issue of The Journal

Ground Breaking Ceremony held for
supermarket and shopping plaza in Buena Vista

Local man wins $800,000 on scratch-off lottery ticket bought at a Buena Vista store

Schley County High star running back signs
to play football at Garden City in Kansas

See all the stories in the April 8, 2015 issue of The Journal

State 'Dream Team' releases huge report for how Marion County can develop tourism industry

Tyson to close Buena Vista plant

Springtime Ellaville Festival is a Hit

See all stories in the April 1, 2015 issue of The Journal

Buena Vista residents petition city
officials about messy trash location

'Can You Cross Country? 5K & Fun Run' draws large crowd to Marion County Middle-High School

Springtime Ellaville festival preview

See all stories in the March 25, 2015 issue of The Journal.

State Election Board finally rules on
2012 Marion Co. Election Complaint

Chattahoochee BOE picks Walton to fill
new assistant superintendent position

Schley Commission votes to expedite
bids for road paving project

Marion Co. Board of Education hires
resource officer and 4 new teachers

See all stories in the March 18, 2015 issue of The Journal.

Marion County Sheriff's Office
makes two big drug busts

Chattahoochee Co. High wins 6th straight
Academic Decathlon State Championship

Ellaville couple fostering dog rescued by actress

See All Stories in the March 11, 2015 issue of The Journal

'Land of Pasaqaun' continues to
generate buzz about Marion County

Buena Vista man arrested for string of burglaries

Chattahoochee Co. voters to decide
on 1% sales tax for school system

Memorial Hunt held in remembrance
of beloved Ellaville leader John Gill

See all stories in the March 4, 2015 issue of The Journal

Cusseta, Buena Vista residents arrested
in connection with drug investigation

Preservation of Pasaqaun brings
visionary artist to Buena Vista

Preston teen wins 2nd state championship

Richland and Lumpkin banks being bought

See all stories in the Feb. 25, 2015 issue of The Journal.

Marion Commission approves animal control
contract and placement of monument

Marion teen's performing career is soaring
with TV debut and 2 longtime theatre shows

Schley County Commission opposes bill
and discusses local recreation facilities

Stewart County High School names STARs

Family of Cusseta girl is raising money
for clinical trial to fight rare disease

See all stories in the Feb. 18, 2015 issue of The Journal.

Chattahoochee Co. High School has
four players sign football scholarships

City of Buena Vista officials want to
help pave way for new grocery store

Ellaville officials oppose gas tax change

Marion County High School
names STAR Student, Teacher

See all stories in the Feb. 11, 2015 issue of The Journal

11-year-old shoots 8-year-old

Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of Commerce hosts its big Annual Dinner

Chattco names STAR Student, Teacher

Schley Co. names STAR Student, Teacher

Marion BOE approves $500,000 to
repair auditorium, part of old school

See all stories in the Feb. 4, 2015 issue of The Journal

Ellaville family is enjoying the
Adventures of Ms. Dixie the Deer

Marion County Commission gets $497,245 loan
for new well and water treatment facility

Schley County Schools ranked No. 7 in state

Marion County Deputy completes DARE,
School Resource Officer training

See all the stories in the Jan. 28, 2015 issue of The Journal

Hundreds attend MLK March
and Forum in Buena Vista
Story: Click Here • Video Clips: Click Here
Photos: Click Here

Chattahoochee Co. Chamber hosts Annual Dinner

MADE hosts MLK Celebration in Ellaville

Marion Commission elects officers,
hears about tax program, and much more

See All Stories in the Jan. 21 issue of The Journal

New school at former Tri County High to bring international students to Marion County

Walmart opens market in Ellaville

Keep Westville In Lumpkin group
delivers massive petition

Click here to see All Stories in the current issue of The Journal.

Buena Vista's 'ROC' is rocked by vandalism

Four Winds: Home of Ranger Burger
is now also home of Ma Pate's BBQ

Who put the 'Ella' in Ellaville?

'Love Lights' in Richland celebrates survivors

Marion Chamber announces annual awards

Click here to see All Stories in the Jan. 7, 2015 issue of The Journal.

Supermarket to be built in Buena Vista

Marion's Smothers shines in
Elite Junior Classic All-Star Game

Schley, Marion have players named
to Class A All State Football Team

Schley's Minter to play in Diamonds in Rough
All American Game in Citrus Bowl

View All Stories in the Dec. 30, 2014 Issue of The Journal print edition

International investors buy old TCHS

Local pastor releases collection of songs

Ellaville church 'overflows' with Christmas spirit

Marion Performance Academy thrills
crowd with first Christmas Concert

Sinyard retires as Marion/Schley Extension Agent

View all stories in the Dec. 23, 2014 issue of the newspaper.

State's Tourism Dream Team
visits Buena Vista-Marion County
Can community use restoration of Pasaquan in positive ways?

Buena Vista bank to close

Christmas Spirit shines in Ellaville
after Courthouse Lighting Ceremony

Chattahoochee Co. names Teacher of the Year

View All Stories in the Dec. 17 Issue of the Newspaper

Marion BOE votes to give students a CLUE
School Board teams up with Public Library to provide free tutoring

Hawkinsville Heartbreak: Eagles fall
15-13 in Semi-Finals of State Playoffs
Story: Click Here
Photos: Click Here
Video Highlights: Click Here

Schley Co. players make All-State Softball Team

Volunteers rally to help Marion County
Performance Academy keep rolling along

View all stories in the Dec. 10 issue of the newspaper.

Marion Commission hires new County Manager

Eagle Fever infects community as
Marion prepares to host 'Slobberknocker'

Marion beats Mt. Zion 53-14 in
Quarterfinal of State Playoffs
Story: click here
Video Highlights: click here
Photo Gallery: click here

View All Stories in the Dec. 3, 2014 issue of The Journal

Peace Love World - Clothes That Give You Life
Marion Blows Out Greenville 52-6
in first round of state playoffs
Story & Preview of Next Game: click here
Video Clips: click here
Photo Gallery: click here

Storm smashes through the area

Schley loses its beloved 'Nurse Vicki'

View all stories in the November 25, 2014 issue of the newspaper

Marion man dies in auto accident

Eagles look for huge state playoff crowd

Stewart officials support effort to clean up creek

Schley County Courthouse restoration begins

Richland Renaissance Festival
is big success despite local chill

View All Stories in the November 19, 2014 issue of The Journal.

Schley's Tra Minter ends season as
Georgia's top high school running back

MCHS trounces Talbotton
to wrap-up 10-0 regular season

Marion School Board approves lighting project
and talks about growth of student population

Lumpkin paying consulting firm in effort
to lure businesses and get grants

Ellaville deals with animal shelter
situation, approves police tasers

Click here to see all stories in the Nov. 12, 2014 issue of The Journal

SwissOutpost, The Swiss Army Supersite 

MCHS wins 5th straight region title

Lady Cats wrap up successful
season in Elite 8 of State Tourney

Chattco honors girls battling for their lives

See all stories in the Nov. 5, 20014 issue of The Journal newspaper.

Keep Westville in Lumpkin Rally draws big crowd

Marion Co. Manager to leave at end of year

Fallen patriot honored in Ellaville

Woman bitten by rabid animal in Marion

Buena Vista hosts 13th Annual Car Show

See all stories in the Oct. 29 issue of The Journal newspaper

Shop Taste of Home 

Marion Commission discusses roads
and gets update from Chamber of Commerce

Richland officials field dog, pothole complaints

Chatt. Recreation Dept. gets grant

Ellaville author to have Book Signing

BV cancer survivor forms Circle of Hope by Faith

See all stories in the Oct. 22, 2014 issue of The Journal

Cusseta 4-year-old girl is fighting
rare disease with a Warrior Spirit

Use of Ellaville facility for animal rescue on hold

Locals get 1st look at preservation work
ongoing at Pasaquan in Buena Vista

Webster BOE learns status of federal funds

See All Stories in the Oct. 15, 2014 issue of The Journal

Stewart County group gets preservation grant

Another top state official visits Marion schools

Webster County names Teacher of the Year

See all stories in the October 8, 2014 Newspaper.

Stewart Co. Middle School named
National Title I Distinguished School

Schley names sole finalist for superintendent

Inmate dies in Marion County Jail

Schley goes toe-to-toe with defending champs,
but Marion pulls away in 34-13 football victory
Game & Homecoming Ceremony Photos

See All Stories in The October 1, 2014 Newspaper

First of Native Trees of Georgia
dedicated at Marion County High

Drug bust leads to 3 arrests in Buena Vista

Chattco inducts 1st members of Hall of Fame

Click here to see All Stories in the Sept. 24, 2014 Newspaper

Marion Commission hears rare response

Schley Commission votes to not close road

Candidate concerned of appearance that
local government supports his opponent

See All Stories In The September 17, 2014 Newspaper

Special service set in Ellaville for WWI vet

Marion County BOE gets positive
feedback on students, facilities

Chattahoochee officials respond to
citizen comments by reversing decision

Stewart Co. High Football Team Spotlight

See All Stories in the Sept. 10, 2014 Newspaper

Marion has once in a generation opportunity

Chattahoochee officials asked to reconsider decision to drop ceramics program

Noted historian to return to Ellaville
to help with efforts with old school

Schley Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Click here to See All the Sept. 3, 2014 newspaper

Suspects in area crime spree arrested

Conservators bringing the bling back
to unique folk art site in Buena Vista

Cusseta Neighborhood Service Center
is renamed in memory of Mable Baker

Judge rules on case of
dilapidated property in Ellaville

Chattahoochee County High School
2014 Football Team Spotlight

Webster County High School
2014 Softball Team Spotlight

See All Stories in the August 27, 2014 Newspaper

Pre-Season Interview with Marion County
School Head Football Coach Mike Swaney
(Click here to view video clips of the interview.)

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Opening Ceremony held for huge new WMA
located in Marion and Talbot Counties

Governor visits Marion County Middle-High

Marion Co. employees may be getting raises

Schley denies increase of E911 funding

Chattahoochee County officials vote on water,
road projects, and to cut a recreation program

Marion Co. High 2014 Softball Team Spotlight

Marion Co. High 2014 Football Team Spotlight

Schley Co. High 2014 Softball Team Spotlight

See All Stories in The August 20, 2014 Newspaper

Governor Deal visits MCMHS

State announces formation of huge Wildlife Management Area in Marion, Talbot Counties

Tyson Foods to lay off many local workers

Chatt. Co. celebrates New Sheriff's Office

See All the Stories in The August 13, 2014 Newspaper

Law officers arrest a man they describe
as one of the biggest drug dealers in the area

Marion officials tour facilities, improvements
To read the related newspaper article click here.
Click Here to view video clips of Superintendent McCorkle
talking about a recent tour of the schools.
Online subscribers may also view a large Photo Gallery
from the recent tour of schools by clicking here.

Local teen killed in wreck

Click here to see All the Stories in the Aug. 6, 2014 issue of The Journal

Kohler official predicts big impact on Buena Vista
from restoration and promotion of Pasaquan

Cusseta teen inspires others while battling rare disease

Click here to see All the Stories in the July 30, 2014 issue of The Journal

Marijuana Bust in Marion County

Schley BOE hires new high school principal

Alleged racial slur lands Lumpkin in the spotlight

Webster BOE approves supplemental pay for coaches

See All the Stories in The July 23, 2014 issue of The Journal!

Marion officials respond to concerns about water

Eddie Martin - St. EOM - Coming Home
An Essay by Wayne Garrett

Restoration of Pasaquan Presents Challenges
Click Here to view Pasaquan Restoration Photo Gallery!

Stewart Co. High Principal takes new job in Pelham

Schley Co. residents speak out about road closure

View All Stories in the July 14, 2014 Newspaper

Stewart Co. BOE hires new superintendent

Promoter wants to bring 'Fight Night' to Buena Vista

Cusseta's Cox publishes 'Our Story'

Schley beefs up road equipment with T-SPLOST

Marion Chamber gets briefed on formation
of Environmental Education Area at MCHS

See All Stories in The July 9, 2014 Newspaper

Cattle Rustlers Captured

Teele honored for 24 years of leadership
on Marion Co. Chamber of Commerce

Cooley named Chattco interim superintendent

Wills receives Excellence in EMS Award

Professional restoration of Pasaquan has begun

Click here to see All Stories in the July 2, 2014 newspaper.

Marion Sheriff's Office confiscates 354 marijuana
plants growing less than a mile from the Courthouse

Webster Family Connection hosts Annual Banquet

The Journal launches action adventure
comic series created by 11-year-old

Newspaper offers deals from new online partners

See all stories in the June 25, 2014 issue

Walmart eyes Ellaville for 'Express' store

Marion hit with burglaries again Monday

Stewart Co. BOE has 2 finalists for superintendent

Magician from America's Got Talent
TV show performs in Buena Vista

See all stories in the June 18, 2014 newspaper

Buena Vista entrepreneur goes
international with two companies

Webster BOE adopts $6.6 million budget

Hilliard Plantation hosts Free
Kids Fishing Rodeo in Marion County

Cusseta Fishing Rodeo at Cooper Pond

The Journal weekly newspaper receives
three awards from Georgia Press Association

View all Stories in the June 11, 2014 Newspaper

Local murder conviction
ruled on by Supreme Court

DOT battling sinkhole in Buena Vista

Pasaquan to be professionally restored

View All Stories in The June 4, 2014 Newspaper

Chatt. Co. High Academic
Team places 5th in nation

Run for the Heroes raises $130,000

Outdoor classroom being built at MCHS
to serve as hub for future School Forest

View All Stories in the May 28, 2014 Newspaper

Marion Commission closes road,
opens wallet for VFDs

Lumpkin firefighters quit

Photo Galleries from Graduation Ceremonies
Marion County HighSchley County High

View All Stories in May 21, 2014 Newspaper

MCHS wins back-to-back tennis titles

Ellaville Council refinances debt on bonds

Webster BOE approves
tentative $6.6 million budget

Schley's Collins repeats as 800 meter state champ

View All Stories in the May 14, 2014 Newspaper

Area Schools' Scores on CCRPI Report

Marion BOE hires four, plans for no furloughs,
and expands calendar for more days in class

Cusseta double murder suspect to have
second psychological evaluation

Marion, Stewart, Webster volunteers
'Relay' to help fight cancer
View Photos from the Marion County Relay for Life
View Photos from the Stewart-Webster Relay for Life

View All Stories in the May 7, 2014 Newspaper

Grand Jury wants Marion Co. to build a new jail
Jurors green light investigation of women accused of elderly exploitation

Area Property Tax Comparison
(Part 2: School Board Property Taxes)

Click Here to See All Stories in the April 30, 2014 Newspaper

Area Property Tax Comparison
(Part 1: County Unincorporated Property Taxes)

Stewart County BOE remains in flux

Click Here to See All the Stories in the April 23, 2014 Newspaper

Marion BOE discusses how to
recruit more minority teachers

Chatt. Co. Superintendent is leaving

Renewing Downtown Ellaville

See All Stories in the April 16, 2014 Newspaper

Springtime Ellaville is a big hit

Marion Co. Election Board rules in favor
of Keyt remaining on ballot for Commission

See All Stories in the April 9, 2014 Newspaper

MCHS Performance Academy performs
Season Finale in front of capacity crowd

Chattco students rally around classmate
who is battling bone cancer

Chatt. Juvenile Court enters new era
Jernigan gets praise for establishing court;
Loudermilk is uniquely qualified for court

Click here to see All of the Stories in This Week's Newspaper

Marion Sheriff's Office makes drug arrests

Schley's 'Bad Girls of the Bible'
ministry plans its final show

Candidate for Marion County Commission
to face hearing on residency challenge

MCHS hosts big 5-Team Track Meet
(Marion, Chatt., Schley, Terrell, Webster)
Click Here to see our Gallery of 166 Photos

Click here to see all stories in the March 26, 2014 newspaper

Tazewell Baptist Church is alive and well
despite burning of church building

Marion resident pushes for paving of road
(Officials agree to make Morgan Ford Road the next dirt road to be paved,
put brakes on tax break for solar company; decline well purchase)

Schley County High hires new football coach

MCHS Quartet wins 2nd State Championship,
plus Hess wins Solo Title, Trio places 3rd

Click here to see All Stories in the March 19, 2014 Newspaper

Marion BOE approves $1.14 million settlement

MCHS Lady Eagles expect to compete for
a second straight State Track Championship

Schley County Golf Program looks to defend
a state title and be in the mix for another one

MCHS Tennis Teams look for fabulous
follow-up to last year's historic season

MCHS Baseball Team Spotlight

Click here to see All Stories in the March 12, 2014 newspaper

Marion Co. looks to resurrect Tennis Center
Click here for photo gallery of the current condition of the Van Meter Tennis Center

Schley Co. High Baseball Team Spotlight

Marion Co. Middle/High Archery Spotlight

Webster Co. High Baseball Team Spotlight

Click Here to see All Stories in the March 5, 2014 newspaper

Rocking for Rusty event in Marion County
to feature many bands to raise funds

Chattco Academic Decathlon
team wins State Championship

Ellaville Eagle Scout

Geology Day Hike provides unique look
at Providence Canyon in Lumpkin
See Photos of Providence Canyon

See All Stories in The February 26, 2014 Newspaper

Snider election complaint not dismissed

Schley football coach headed back to Chattco

Cusseta hosts 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

See All Stories in the Feb. 19, 2014 Newspaper.

Buena Vista Off-Road Odyssey is a hit

See All Stories in the Feb. 12, 2014 Newspaper

Area school officials ask locals to call
state reps about school funding

Southwest Ga. has a rare 'Snow Day'

See All Stories in the Feb. 5, 2014 Newspaper

Marion County EMA Director Resigns

Millions of Michigan 'residents'
move south to Marion County

Chattahoochee County Chamber
of Commerce hosts Annual Dinner

See All Stories in the Jan. 29, 2014 Newspaper

Meth, marijuana bust made in Marion County

Family Dollar stores are being built
in Richland and Buena Vista

Chattco High wins Quiz Bowl

Ellaville hosts MLK Celebration

Click here to see all stories in the Jan. 22, 2014 newspaper

Marion County hires first recreation director

Ellaville City Council tackles water issues
and dealing with dilapidated buildings

Stewart County to host National Bird Dog Trials

Buena Vista resident named top
writing tutor in the Southeast

Click here to see all stories from the 1-15-14 newspaper

Cusseta- Chattahoochee Commission
has busy first meeting of 2013

New Area Charter School Proposed

Marion official says schools
are stronger, taxes are lower

Peoples Bank of Ellaville is
closer to being a 'true branch'

Marion Co. makes Water Department changes

Schley County conducts successful Coat Drive

Marion County High School wins
Class A State Football Championship
Story: Click here for the story
Video Highlights: Click here for videos
Photo Gallery: Click here for photos

Eagles win Semi-Final to advance
to State Championship Game
Story: See stories about the game & a preview of the championship game.
Video Highlights: click here to view videos.
Photo Gallery: click here.

Eagle Fever Sweeps Across Marion Co.

Marion downs Dooly in Quarter-Finals of Playoffs
Video-Slideshow • Photo Gallery

Schley renews Courthouse Lights Tradition

Ceremony set to light up Schley County Courthouse for the Christmas holidays

State of Marion County: Sheriff's Office

Marion trounces Turner 30-0 in State Playoffs

WCHS wins Exemplary Improving Award

Stewart Co. High Teacher of the Year

Marion Co. hires first full-time recreation director

Schley Co. to raise trash pick-up fee

Chattahoochee County Historic Preservation Society holds Dedication Ceremony

Marion Co. Family Connection hosts
Annual Community Celebration Banquet

See All Stories in the Nov. 20, 2013 newspaper

Women accused of exploiting elderly man

MCHS wins 4th straight region football title

Chatt. Co. makes big improvements to dirt roads

Schley County makes Elite 8 in Softball Playoffs

Oakland VFD gets new water tanker for $100

Stewart County High gets rid of unwanted label

Chattco Schools name Teachers of the Year

Webster Co. names Teacher of the Year

Ellaville woman's story hits the big screen

Chatt. County may outsource trash pick-up

Marion blows out Brookstone, now 8-0

Marion BOE wants to recruit
more minority teachers

Ellaville's Caylee Anna Hammack
to perform at Richland Pig Fest

Chattco Crowns Homecoming Queen

Family Debt Debate, Uncle Sam Style

Marion officials asked to 'man up'
and develop animal control plan

City of Ellaville hires 'IT' support

Inside Stewart County EMS

Another auto theft arrest made in Marion

Longtime Richland resident gets Legacy Award

First of several benefits held
for Ellaville cancer patient

Local man arrested after crime spree

Kohler Foundation may support Pasaquan

Webster Co. High named Blue Ribbon School

New Photo Gallery: MCHS Cross Country Victory

New Photo Gallery: Marion 54, Miller 0 (high school football)

Tractors, truck stolen in Marion County

Ellaville man's plight is focus
of Georgia Public Policy article

Singleton 'comes home' as
new Buena Vista family doctor

State still looking into Marion Co. election complaint

Schley to write off $188,375 in sales tax

Man wanted for fraud flees police

Event BREWs up family fun in Buena Vista

Cusseta to rename Neighborhood Service Center

Marion County government enters new era
with hiring of first ever County Manager

Plans for Lumpkin Library hit another snag

Ellaville Council OKs New Budget

Chattco High Cross Country Spotlight

Chattco High Softball Team Spotlight

Photo Gallery! MCHS vs Kendrick High School Football

Photo Gallery! Chattco Cross Country Meet with Marion & Schley County

Shooting reveals issues with E-911

Marion Co. Commission prepares to
make several big hiring decisions

New Primary Care opens in Ellaville

Chattco High Football Team Spotlight

Marion County Cross Country Spotlight

Schley County High Softball Team Spotlight

Area apartments are part of $117 million project

Marion Co. drug bust nets
arrest of alleged young dealer

Wreck in Ellaville claims life of BV woman

LK Moss Elementary is getting a big renovation

Stewart interim superintendent says
schools are on right track

Marion Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Schley Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Stewart Co. High Football Team Spotlight

Marion Co. High Softball Team Spotlight

Local man convicted of murder

Friday Night Lights 5K was a big hit
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Schley Co. to build 2 new fire stations

Murder trial starts in Marion County

Westville reaches agreement to move to Columbus

Schley County Turns Back Time

Marion County High School's
A.J. Wells named All American

Marion Co. suspends Chief Tax Appraiser

Schley BOE to keep tax rate
steady in spite of challenges

Grassroots effort is underway to keep
Westville from leaving Stewart County

Drug bust nets arrest of dealer in Buena Vista

Westville Board wants to leave Lumpkin

Movie based on Ellaville woman's
books wins awards and attention

Chatt. Co. BOE hires eight teachers

Buena Vista loses the 'Sardine Senator'

Marion County economy to get ray of sun

Chattco BOE has lower budget this year

Lumpkin official hopes to make
big splash with historic pool

Area team places 2nd in World Series

Fire claims life of local woman

Buena Vista officials plan to clean up City Park

Chattco FBLA brings home national
awards from event in California

Two events in Ellaville will
benefit the Poole Family

Marion County Commission votes to
create new 'county manager' position

Schley County groups plan new event

Volunteers restoring history in Chattahoochee

Fatal crash leads to fire that destorys
much of historic school in Buena Vista

Chattahoochee Co. Historic Society gets
grant and dedicates Historic Marker

Schley Co. Community mourns
passing of 'Miss Carita' Mathews

School fire sparks memories

Marion County Board of Education
considers massive tree planting plan

Cusseta man reports bizarre theft

Ellaville Streetscape Project appears in danger

Stewart County gets new clinic

Star Eagle player commits to Appalachian State

The Journal wins W. Trox Bankston Trophy
for Best Local News Coverage statewide

Missing: Marion County is site of search
Foul play possible in case of missing man with local ties

Schley rallies to support family after tragedy

Chattahoochee officials prepare to move offices

BV police investigating theft, burning of car

New protocol for fighting child abuse in Schley

Friday Night Lights 5K set in Marion

Do not put off that adventure

Chattco hosts 6th Graduation Ceremony

Run for Heroes races through Buena Vista

Stewart Co. BOE hires superintendent; Chairman is replaced

Legality of Lumpkin vote is questioned

1st batch of Eagles take flight from new MCHS

Schley County High grads march into the future

MCHS wins 2 State Championships
Track: Faith, hard work, determination
pay off for Lady Eagles Track Team;

Tennis: Young Eagles don't waste time
claiming a state championship

MCMHS Performance Academy
thrills audience with Season Finale

Photos from the Performance

Lumpkin Council scraps library location

Chattco student wins National Silver Medal

New Marion Co. business outlines
BIG plans to Chamber of Commerce

Ellaville woman has book turned into movie

Stewart Co. plans month long festival

Marion County High School Tennis Team
headed to State Championship

Off-Road Odyssey 5K/10K
raises $3,000 for local charity

Photos from the Race

Stabbing suspect arrested in Marion County

Lumpkin officials clash at Council meeting

Schley DFCS Report shows much activity

Grand Jury says Marion Co. needs a new jail

Westville Board lists leaving
Stewart County as top opportunity

Citizens Corps formed in Schley County

Marion Co. woman stabbed in neck

Stewart-Webster Relay for Life
raises $25,822 for Cancer Society
Relay Photo Gallery

BV Off-Road Challenge 5K/10K
to raise funds for local charity

Stewart County Superintendent Resigns

Marion County Sheriff issues warning

Schley Commission hires new administrator

Downer staying as Webster superintendent

Chattco plans Grand Opening for new building

MCHS Lady Eagles win Area Track Title

MCHS Eagles win Tennis Championship

Is the Westville Magic gone?

Marion County welcomes new business
SETSA looks to draw athletes from all over to train at its facility at former TCHS

Webster BOE rescinds decision and asks
Downer to return to lead school system

Richland leaders attend
Economic Development Authority

Kaylee's Kids 5K in Ellaville
raises money for cancer patients

City of Richland gets $432,000 grant
for downtown development

Draneville VFD gets big improvements

Taxes: How does your county compare?

Schley County man gives the Gift of Life

Negro League player/manager steals the show at dedication of Jackie Robinson Center in Cairo

Richland Rum introduces King of Spirits

Stewart Webster Hospital is closing

Marion County High School
Quartet wins State Championship

Ellaville hosts Elite Fashion Show

Chattahoochee County BOE gets good news

Marion Commission passes roadwork, etc.

Residents pack Webster Co. BOE Meeting
Many ask BOE to keep Downer, but some are pleased with resignation

Marion BOE names new principal

New restaurant opens in Ellaville

Chattahoochee County Commission
has a really busy meeting
Bridge vote, citizen complaints, change in zoning regulation

Stewart Co. residents form Youth Rec. Club

Photo Gallery: Marion vs Schley High School Baseball

Big Tourism Bucks for Marion County?
Canadian music star films at Pasaquan

Stewart County has a new
Family Connection Coordinator

Marion County High Baseball Spotlight

Stewart County High Baseball Spotlight

Schley County High School Track Spotlight

GBI looking into issues
at Marion County Sheriffs Office

Chattco Team wins Academic
Decathlon State Championship

SCHS names STAR Student and Teacher

Commission plans major renovation to Chattahoochee County Courthouse, as well as relocating some offices to Doctors Building

Stewart County state park gets a facelift

Webster Co. Superintendent Resigns
Frustrated with majority of BOE members, Downer steps down with 2 years left on contract

MCHS Lady Eagles win Region Title
Photo Gallery from Region Title Game (for online subscribers)

Lumpkin picks Library location,
but mayor says: Not so fast

Marion Co. names STAR Student and Teacher

China Star in Ellaville has new owners

Company investing $1 million+
in old Tri-County High School
Old school, once set for demolition, is now home to Southeastern Team Sports Academy

Marion County BOE to put officers in schools

3 people die in Richland house fire

Chattahoochee County High names
STAR Student and STAR Teacher

Historic Show and Tell event set in Ellaville

Marion, Stewart County women
are kidnapped in Buena Vista

Schley County home destroyed by fire

Webster County High names
STAR Student and Teacher

Public invited to Saturday Jam in Buena Vista

Marion County continues efforts
to collect past-due garbage accounts

Progress has been made, but county still seeks over $200,000

Stewart officials seek more accurate tax digest
Some properties thought to be under-valued; will be reappraised

Tantes share special bond with community

The Dime Store is named Marion
County Business of the Year

Murder suspect surrenders in Schley County

Family Dollar coming to Buena Vista

Stewart County officials discuss
prison farm and open records

New Marion Co. Sheriff is dealing with a big mess

Schley Co. athlete shines in national spotlight

Team Spotlight: MCHS Lady Eagles

Neal makes history as Marion County Sheriff

2012: The Year In Photos

Former Negro Leagues player, coach, scout
is honored by Marion County

Cusseta wins big Recreation Award

Lynch's antique auction business
means commerce for Lumpkin

Man leaves cremated remains on steps
of Marion County Courthouse

Local men charged in big theft

Stewart County tax assessor
is back on the job after resigning

Richland's Pig Fest celebrates barbecue
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Local woman convicted of murder
Another suspect to stand trial in May, also indicted for another murder

Buena Vista hosts Annual Rural America Festival
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Performance Academy forming in Marion

Webster hosts Olde Tyme Country Fair
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MCMHS Marching Eagle Band
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Richland Renaissance Festival

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Veterans Day Parade in Buena Vista

State XC Championship
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MCHS 55, Talbotton 0
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Schley Co. High Softball
Elite 8 State Playoffs

Marion Co. vs. Taylor Co. Football

Area 1A XC Championship

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Webster Co. Olde Tyme Fair

Marion Co. Wins Middle School
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Dedication of MCMHS
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Family Connection Community Celebration

Fall Sports Senior Night
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Marion County vs. Hawkinsville
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SCHS hosts area teams
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Marion County competes at State
XC Middle School Championship

Rural America Festival in Buena Vista

Marion Co. blanks Brookstone
40-0 in High School Football

Marion vs. Schley High Softball

Marion Middle School wins
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Marion Co. High Football
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Marion Co. High Softball
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Marion Co. vs Schley Co. High SchoolFootball (MCMHS Homecoming)
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Marion County XC
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Marion Co. High vs Columbus High
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MCMHS Marching Eagle Band
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Marion and Schley XC
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Marion Co. High 50, Dooly Co. 12

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MCMHS Marching Eagle Band
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Buck Creek Campground
Opens in Tazewell

Marion Co. Middle/High
Home Cross Country Meet

Chatt. Co. College & Career Academy Grant

Marion County beats Miller
County in Season Opener

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Preseason Video Interview with Schley Co. High Head Football Coach Mark Daniel

Chattahoochee County Head
Football Coach Josh Kemp
talks about the 2015 football team

MCHS Head Coach
Mike Swaney talks about
the upcoming football season

Marion County beats Americus
in Preseason Scrimmage

Friday Night Lights 5K and
Fun Run at Marion Co. High


Youth Science Camp in Buena Vista

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

Marion Co. High Summer Football Practice

Pasaquan Restoration - July 2015

Hilliard Plantation Fishing Rodeo
in Marion County

Ellaville-Schley County
Youth Football Camp

Cusseta-Chattahoochee County
Fishing Rodeo

Roosevelt Jackson - Foundation Event and Negro Leagues Player Reunion Events

Run for the Heroes, Run Across Georgia (Buena Vista Check-Point)

Schley County High
wins State Championship
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Marion & Schley Youth Baseball, Softball

MCHS Semi-Final Match
in State Championship Tournament

MCHS Beats Trion in
Elite Eight of State Tournament

Presidential Pathways Travel
Association Tours Pasaquan

Marion County Relay for Life

Repair of Auditorium
and Tour of Marion Co. Schools

Marion County Youth
Baseball and Softball

High School Baseball:
Marion County vs Schley County

Schley County record setting running back Tra Minter, who has signed to play
at Garden City Community College

Ground Breaking Ceremony
for supermarket, shopping plaza
in Buena Vista

Springtime Ellaville Festival

MCHS Hosts Track Meet

Marion County Recreation
Department Opening Day

Can You Cross Country? 5K & Fun Run
at Marion Co. Middle-High School

MCMHS' new soccer
team prepares for 1st season

Marion County High School
Tennis vs Lee County

Marion Co. vs Hawkinsville
Boys Photos Girls Photos
Video Highlights

MLK March and Forum
in Buena Vista

Iconic Cusseta Business to remain
open under new management

Buena Vista/Marion County
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Marion County Performance
Academy Christmas Concert

Toursim Experts Tour
Downtown Buena Vista

Pasaquan Tour by Georgia
Art and Tourism Professionals

Cusseta Christmas Parade

Marion falls to Hawkinsville
in Semi-Finals of State Playoffs
PhotosVideo Highlights

City of Buena Vista
Christmas Parade

MCHS Defeats Mt. Zion
in State Quarterfinals
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MCHS Marching Eagle Band
Halftime Performance (Mt. Zion)

Cusseta Turkey Trot 5K

MCHS Beats Greenville in Playoffs
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Richland Renaissance Festival
(aka Pig Fest)

Schley blasts Brookstone 48-34
(Includes Senior Night Photos)

MCHS trounces Talbotton on
Senior Night to improve to 10-0

SCHS Softball in State Tournament

Rural America Festival

Rural America PARADE

MCHS trounces Taylor Co. to
clinch 5th straight Region Title

Chattco vs Manchester (Football)

Buena Vista Car Show

Keep Westville in Lumpkin Rally (Video)

Keep Westville in Lumpkin Rally (Photos)

Webster County Fair

Marion and Schley square off in
Middle School Championship

Marion County 13, Hawkinsville 6

Stewart County Homecoming

Marion Co. Competes at State
Middle School Cross Country Meet

MCHS 41, Brookstone 24

Open House at Pasaquan

Harvest Festival at
Magnolia Manor of Marion County

MCHS Marching Eagle Band
Performs at Brookstone High School

Schley County High Varsity Boys
Cross Country Meet

Schley County High Girls Varsity
Cross Country Meet

Schley County Middle School
Cross Country Meet

MCHS 21, Pacelli 18

Marching Eagle Band performs
during halftime of Pacelli Game

Schley County hosts Marion County
for Annual Homecoming Game

Marion Co. Middle-High
Cross Country at Hawkinsville

Dedication of 1st of Native Trees
of Georgia at MCMHS

Marion County beats Columbus
34-31 in Homecoming Game

MCHS Homecoming Court
and Queen Ceremony

Chatt. Co. High Football
Hall of Fame Induction

Chattco crushes Crawford 45-22

MCHS Marching Eagles
perform at Dooly County

Marion County 40, Dooly County 19

First Day of School in Webster Co.

Chattco comeback falls short
in loss to Calhoun County

Chattco beats Hardaway High

Marion mauls Miller 40-0

Painting Conservators at work
in the Land of Pasaquan

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interview of the paint conservators)

Renaming Ceremony for Mable
Gordon Baker Center in Cusseta

MCHS vs Americus-Sumter Co.
Pre-Season Football Scrimmage

Opening Cermony of Chatt.
Fall Line Wildlife Management Area
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MCHS clobbers Carver

Governor visits MCMHS

Pre-Season Interview with MCHS
Head Football Coach Mike Swaney

Marion County Football Boosters
Friday Night Lights 5K and Fun Run

New Chatt. Co. Sheriff's Office

Tour of Marion County Schools

Pasaquan Renovation

Marion County Kids Fishing Rodeo
at Hilliard Plantation

Chattahoochee Co. Kids Fishing Rodeo

Run for the Heroes/
Race Across Georgia

Marion Co. High Graduation

Schley Co. High Graduation

Marion County Relay for Life

1st Annual American Legion
Arts & Crafts Fair in Richland

Stewart-Webster Relay for Life

Schley vs Marion Baseball

Marion Co. Recreation
Department Opening Day

Springtime Ellaville Festival

Forestry Field Day

Marion Co. Peformance
Academy Season Finale

MCHS Hosts 5-Team Track Meet

Geology Day Hike at Providence Canyon

Chattahoochee Co. Chili Cook-Off

BV Off-Road Odyssey 5K & 10K

Southwest Georgia Snow Day

Michigan Honey Bees
Winter in Buena Vista

Schley Co. High Wildcats
host Marion Co. High Eagles

Schley Co. Lady Cats host
Marion Co. Lady Eagles

2013: The Year In Photos

Marion Defeats Talbotton

Lady Eagles lose close game to Talbotton

MCHS State Championship

Marion County beats Hawkinsville to advance to State Championship Game

Cusseta Christmas Parade

Marion County High defeats Dooly
in Elite 8 round of State Playoffs

Marion beats Turner in State Playoffs

Family Connection Annual Banquet

Marion Masons History

Pig Fest 2013

LK Moss Tribute to Veterans

Artists for Pasaquan

Rural America Festival in Buena Vista

Rural America PARADE

Schley County High Softball State Playoffs

Area 1A Girls Cross Country Championship

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