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Bessie Burroughs Carter

Bessie Burroughs Carter peacefully transitioned from labor to her reward on May 25 in Port St Lucie, Fla. She was a woman of strong faith…


Alphonso Bernard Hawkins

Alphonso Bernard Hawkins died May 28 at Meadows Regional Medical Center. He was born to the late Ida Pearl Sharpe and Samuel Hawkins, who preceded…


Sheila Kay Rowland Abuamer

Sheila Kay Rowland Abuamer, age 61, passed away Monday, May 20 at Advent Health in Orlando, Fla. She was born January 8, 1958 in Orlando…


BOC adjusts proposed FY 2020 budget

County Commissioners held a called meeting Thursday, May 30, to discuss possible adjustments to the proposed FY 20 budget. Previously, during a called meeting on…


Mollie Lane’s Deliberate Literate Campaign

It is often said that good things come in small packages. To make a big difference in someone’s life, we often envision an adult making…


Second Chance Academy – Where students get a fresh start

Not all alternative schools are created equal. In fact, some might say that Second Chance Academy (SCA) is the alternative to the alternative school. SCA…


Claxton approves FY 2020 budget

Claxton City Council approved a balanced budget for FY 2020 with an operating budget just over $5.4 million. The budget, however, reflects the possibility of…


Bicyclists traveling through Evans County Friday – Please use caution

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) will be traveling through Claxton and Evans County Friday, June 7.  While the 1,000 registered cyclists will arrive between 9 a.m. and 2…


Claxton business owner arrested – Substantial amount of alcohol seized

An investigation conducted by the Evans County Sheriff’s Department (ECSD) and the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Division resulted in the arrest of…


Area HS seniors receive $6,000 in collegiate awards

Three high school graduates representing the area’s best and brightest combined superior academic performance, community service, athletics and other significant accomplishments to earn Claxton Poultry’s…