Evans County, GA

EMC Foundation donates to Arts & Cultural Authority

Representatives from the Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Foundation were on hand Monday morning to present a donation to the Arts and Cultural Authority of Claxton-Evans County (ACA). EMC Communications Specialist Joe Sikes and Foundation Board Member Carroll Anderson made the $5,000 donation during ACA’s regular monthly meeting. Currently,...
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TSPLOST appears on current election ballot – 1% sales tax helps fund transportation projects

As registered voters head to the polls, they can vote for a 1% special district TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for the next 10 years. The 1% tax, which has been in place since 2012, is paid by anyone who makes a purchase within Evans County, not only Evans County residents.
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Registered sex offender arrested after standoff

A registered sex offender residing in Evans County was arrested Thursday afternoon after a standoff with law enforcement officials. The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) requested assistance from Evans County Sheriffs Office (ECSO) with serving an arrest warrant …. in relation to a violation of the terms and conditions of his probation as a sex offender.
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EDA hosts Ribbon Cutting, Dedication of Sheriff Randall H. Tippins Firing Range

The Claxton-Evans County Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Claxton and Evans County held a ribbon cutting and dedication event last Thursday morning for the Claxton-Evans County Law Enforcement Training Center, Sheriff Randall H. Tippins Firing Range. A large group of citizens, local and area law enforcement, elected officials, and others...

Mr. Floyd Hodges

Mr. Floyd Hodges, age 78, passed away Monday, May 9, at Camellia Health and Rehab in Claxton. He was born May 21, 1943, in Metter to Levy and Minnie Eva Roberts Hodges and had lived in Evans County most of his life. Floyd was dedicated in both his personal and professional life. His career spanned over 35 years at Evans Concrete where he retired as the plant manager. In his free time, Floyd loved to go hunting and fishing. Without a doubt, however, his favorite pastime was playing golf. Above all else in his life, he was a devoted husband, daddy, grandaddy and uncle. His love, affection, and dedication to his family was evident in everything he did. He was of the Baptist faith and is preceded in death by his parents. Left to celebrate a lifetime of memories is his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Ruby Lott Hodges of Claxton; children, Marcy Lyn Hodges and Adam Floyd Hodges (Amber), all of Claxton; siblings, Carol Dubberly of Brunswick, Gladys Reid of Pembroke, and Shirley Sikes of Metter; grandchildren, Preston Hodges, Landon Hodges and Railee Hodges, several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 11, at Brewton Cemetery in Claxton. Pallbearers will be Preston Hodges, Landon Hodges, Chris Barrow, Sam Barrow, Andrew Barrow and Colby Barrow. Memorials may be given to Evans County C.A.R.E.S., Post Office Box 667, Claxton, Ga. 30417. Low Country Cremation and Burial is serving the Hodges family.

Town Hall Meeting this Thursday; Arts & Cultural Authority Restoration Project

The Arts & Cultural Authority of Claxton and Evans County will host a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, May 5, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the Claxton Veterans Community Center. The Authority will share plans for the restoration and renovation of the historical 2-story building located at 707 W. Main Street, which formerly housed the Claxton High School.

Special Olympics Kick-off Jamboree held Saturday

Marking the first in-person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, special Evans County athletes gathered for Special Olympics of Georgia (SOGA) activities Saturday. Although the event wasn’t for the traditional athletic competition, the athletes, their family members, and volunteers enjoyed a jamboree…. For more of this...

The NAACP speaks out about voting changes in Evans County

EVANS COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Early voting continued in Evans County Tuesday. But some community leaders there are speaking out about changes that could impact the voting process. Election officials at the Evans County Courthouse Annex in Claxton say early voting has gone so far so good. “Very smoothly. We’ve...

Sister Janet Fischer named Citizen of the Year

Sister Janet Fischer was named Citizen of the Year at the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce membership banquet and salute to business and industry held Thursday, April 21. ….The highlight of the evening occurred with the presentation of awards: Business of the Year, Southern Family Medicine; Industry of the Year,...

BOE District 5 Election: Candidate Interviews

The two candidates vying for the Evans County Board of Education (BOE), District 5 seat – incumbent Ed Mosley and opponent Greg Threatte – recently sat down with the The Claxton Enterprise to discuss their candidacies. The same questions were posed to each candidate in separate interviews. To...

String of AC Thefts Investigated; Suspects face felony charges

Evans County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is investigating a recent string of felony thefts of exterior air conditioning units. According to a press release issued by ECSO late Monday, the first incident occurred between April 19-20, 2022, where the exterior air conditioning unit was taken from St. John’s Baptist Church located on North Grady Street in Claxton. The theft was discovered April 21.

Arched entryway dedicated Sunday at Brewton Cemetery

A dedication ceremony was conducted Sunday afternoon for an all-new arched entryway to the historic Brewton Cemetery in Hagan, the final resting place of numerous Evans County citizens – as well as many who were buried there when the area was part of Tattnall County. By the generosity of...

Early voting begins May 2; Special elections to appear on ballots

In person early voting for the May 24 general primary and non-partisan election will begin Monday, May 2 and end Friday, May 20. Early voting will be held in the Courthouse Annex, 201 Freeman Street, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., including Saturday, May 7 and 14. Several special elections...

Arrest made in multiple burglaries; 2nd suspect remains at large

A Claxton man has been arrested in relation to local burglaries and also faces drug charges. Evans County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) issued a press release early Monday stating CID worked in coordination with Claxton Police Department, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office and Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office to solve multiple burglaries and a financial crime in Evans County.

National Day of Prayer program slated for May 5

The public is invited and encouraged to attend a National Day of Prayer program to be held Thursday, May 5. The program will take place on the lawn of the Evans County Courthouse. Attendees are asked to bring their own chair to the program, which will begin at 12 noon.

CHS track and field dedicated to Coach Albert

A dedication of the Claxton High School (CHS) track and field at ‘Tiger Town’ in honor of the late Coach Virginia Albert was held Thursday, April 14. In 1955, Virginia Albert moved to Claxton, Georgia, met Gladys Hamilton who would later become his wife, began a teaching and coaching career that would span 28 years in Evans County, and started making a positive impact on our community that we continue to honor and celebrate, almost 70 years later. Nicknamed “Train” for his athletic abilities and commanding presence, Coach Albert was an unstoppable force for good in Evans County, bringing out the best in the students he taught and athletes he coached….

Easter egg hunt, activities hosted by mentoring group ‘Becoming a Queen’

A newly-formed mentoring group, ‘Becoming a Queen’ hosted a community-wide Easter egg hunt at Evans County Community Center on Easter Sunday. In addition to the egg hunt, children enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny, bouncy houses, and other activities. Several eggs hidden in the egg hunt included prizes up to $50 each. Food and other vendors also participated in the event.

Storms bring rain, damaging wind

Although two homes were heavily damaged by falling trees, Evans County emerged mostly unscathed from severe thunderstorms that ripped through the area last week. Amid severe thunderstorm warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday, April 5, Evans County was pummeled with high winds and rain. Area residents, including several in Daisy, also reported hail…