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Weekly Newspaper covering Marion, Schley, Chattahoochee, Webster, and Stewart Counties.
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Highlighted Articles

Marion BOE discusses how to
recruit more minority teachers

Chatt. Co. Superintendent is leaving

Renewing Downtown Ellaville

See All Stories in This Week's 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
Online subscribers click here for a Photo Gallery from the festival

Local woman convicted of murder
Another suspect to stand trial in May, also indicted for another murder

Buena Vista hosts Annual Rural America Festival
Photo Gallery from the festival! (For Online Subscribers)

Performance Academy forming in Marion

Webster hosts Olde Tyme Country Fair
Online subscribers may click here for a photo gallery from the fair.

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Ellaville native has new highlight in Nashville
(Includes link to download Brent Cobb's new songs)

New Marion County School turning in 'powerful' savings

The Journal: New name, more news, new service

For local 9-1-1 dispatchers, help is an everyday thing

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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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