After adding over 516,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 81.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 990,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
After adding over 425,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 80.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 980,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
After adding over 326,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 80.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 980,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
STATENVILLE Ga. (WALB) - The National Weather Service has determined that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Echols County on Wednesday. The damage surveyed was two miles west of Statenville. There was damage to roofs and mobile homes, along with downed tree limbs, according to the National Weather Service. The...
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The National Weather Service in Jacksonville announced Thursday that an EF-0 tornado briefly hit Echols County on March 23.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Echols County Emergency Management officials say high winds knocked down trees and power lines in an isolated area causing some damages. Residents say they are shaken up but are relying on each other to make it through. “I’m just glad it’s over with and everybody...
ECHOLS COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) - Meteorologists with the National Weather Service Jacksonville office have completed a storm survey on storm damage near Statenville, GA and determined a tornado did touch down on Wednesday afternoon. According to the weather office, the damage they surveyed was about two miles west of Statenville....
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Wednesday began with showers and thunderstorms that extended into the afternoon. A few strong even severe storms moved through late afternoon. Thunderstorm wind damage is being blamed for downed trees and power lines in Echols County. The FIRST ALERT Weather Day ended as the severe threat...
Marie Southall Carter, of Lake Park, GA, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. She was born on February 3, 1937, in Clyattville, to the late Jim and Sally Rowland Southall. She graduated from Clyattville High School in the mid 1950’s and worked for Bell South for a few years. In the late 1950’s, she met Charles Carter on a blind date, and they were married in March of 1957 at the home of Frank and Gladys Carter in Echols County. She spent the next several decades raising her children and then grandchildren, as well as assisting her husband on the farm. She was a devoted mother who would deny herself before she would deny her children. She also worked as a substitute teacher in Echols County Schools. Her favorite past times were working in her yard with her flowers, growing her garden, canning its produce, and being with her family while cooking Sunday lunch and many other gatherings.
The Charlton County basketball teams continue to play exceptionally well as they knocked off Echols County and McIntosh County Academy last week. They will have two region contests this week against Atkinson County and Lanier County on Tuesday and Friday and will play Yulee on Saturday. Former Indian, Chris Milton,...
Rosalyn Marie Read, 81, oldest of twelve children to the late Lamar (L. M.) and Alberta Lee Stalvey Tomlinson passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at South Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Statenville, Echols County, GA on May 9, 1940. Mrs. Read was owner of Read’s Daycare and a member of Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She was an accomplished cook and loved listening to the laughter of babies. Grandma Rose was famous for her red lipstick kisses! Rosie was tremendously generous, and happy to share anything, except Margie’s peanut brittle! Sister Rose enjoyed listening to gospel music, usually with one foot tapping away! Her life motto was, “All is well, God is Good.”
Sandra Carter Hughes, 70, of Echols County passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at Tift Regional Hospital. Sandra was born on April 4, 1951 in Valdosta, Georgia to Ray “BO” Carter and Lorene Culpepper Carter. She was a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a 1969 Honor Graduate of Lowndes High School and a 1973 graduate of Lee University.
STATENVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Echols County Schools is pushing back open house and school start dates amid a staff shortage due to sickness, the school system said in a Facebook post. The school system said the postponement decisions were made “due to an inadequate number of teachers, staff, bus drivers...
Echols County School System is postponing their open house and first day back to the classroom. In a post on the Echols County Elementary/Middle School Facebook page, officials attribute the delay on an inadequate number of teachers, staff, bus drivers and other school personnel. Open house is now scheduled for...