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An Alma man led police on a vehicle chase from Jeff Davis to Bacon County recently.
Although Bacon County’s total tax digest dropped over the past year, the county commission voted unanimously last week to adopt a millage rate of 13.727 mills — about the same as last year.
It’s officially fall and Homecoming can’t be far behind. The Bacon County High School 2017 Homecoming Court was announced last week with 22 seniors named. They are (back, from left) KJ Casteel, LaGondric Snell, Dawson Jewell, Will Richardson, KJ Brown, Andrew Bloodworth, Carlos Perez, Payton…
Whether it’s a neighbor in need or a natural disaster, one thing is certain — you can always count on the folks of Bacon County to come through in a pinch.
In a game played on Thursday night due to the threat of bad weather, the Bacon County High School Red Raider football team faced off with the Telfair Trojans and emerged the victors. The Raiders’ Brody Medders sacked the TCHS quarterback to end the game, 33-21. Above, Raider QB Cooper Brown …
Folks traveling to work on Bennett Still Road August 28 were surprised to be passed by the Alma Police in hot pursuit of a man in a pick-up truck.
An Alma woman is under arrest after being charged over the weekend with stabbing and cutting a man 13 times.
While Bacon Countians beseiged the Bacon County Library and Family Vision Care last week to get their free eclipse glasses, most of the community suffered what one observer termed “Anticippointment” — a combination of anticipation, followed by disappointment — last week during the big solar …
The Alma city council opted to go local when shopping for a city attorney last week.
Two have tossed their hats in the ring this year for the Alma city council district 5 seat.
The Alma city council opted to go local when shopping for a city attorney last week.
Bacon County’s George Roberts and Reece Turner were recognized at the District 2 Georgia Parks and Recreation banquet in Camden County last week. Roberts, top photo center, won the Terry Thompson award for being an outstanding volunteer in recreation. Turner (bottom, center), the Bacon Count…
Traffic stops continue to net drugs for the Alma Police Department when an Appling County couple was stopped here last week.
Enjoy 16 pages of information, salutes, and photos on the 2017 BCHS Red Raider football season
Life been sorta “rocky” lately? Keep your eyes open around town and you just might spy a little something to cheer you up.
The city and county have yet to meet and come up with an agreement on how a proposed penny sales tax continuation should be divvied up, but the county knows what they want.
Courthouse officials were taken by surprise Friday when longtime State Court Judge Kenneth Futch announced he had submitted his resignation to Governor Nathan Deal, effective August 31.
Traffic stops in Alma continue to turn up drugs with the latest pull-over netting 16 bags of marijuana and a gun.
Lady Raider Taz Whitley celebrates with her teammates as she crosses homeplate last week after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of the game against Coffee County. Unfortunately, the girls lost the non-conference game against the Trojans, 9-5. In their first conference game, the team …
About 20 citizens came to the Alma City Council meeting last week asking that the city consider allowing the placement of a Confederate monument in its Memorial Park.
Parents with children in the Bacon County school system should start making plans now for an early release day next Monday, August 21, due to the solar eclipse.
An Alma man was included in the long list of South Georgians indicted last week by the federal Department of Justice.
The BCHS Lady Raiders played their first game of the season last week, a scrimmage against Richmond Hill, and came out the winners, 8-7. “The Richmond Hill game was a very intense and challenging one for our program. The team worked hard to fight and stay in that game,” said new BCHS Softbal…
A D.L.Lee employee was charged with assault last week after reportedly pointing a handgun at the head of a co-worker.
Brought to you by the Bacon County School System and a slew of sponsors who have the best interests of the community’s kids at heart — this special, 16-page section covers everything parents and students need to know for the coming school year.
A Bacon County native and 14-year veteran of the school system has been named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for Bacon County.
Bacon County High School has been chosen the 2016-17 Class 2-AA Region 2 winner of the Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.
Another routine traffic stop led to a drug arrest in Alma last week.
The family of Willie Frank Wooden continues to seek answers in the disappearance of their father and grandfather. He was last seen at the Azalea Court Apartments in Alma on May 30. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information on his whereabouts. Contact the Alma PD at 632-8751.
The kids at ABC Day Care got a special treat recently when a water slide and wading pools were brought in to cool things off. At top, Gabe King, grandson of Richard King, and Hunter Lewis, son of Josh and Dixie Dunnigan, splashed away the afternoon. While, below, Christian Peacock, son of Ja…
Some area farmers are hoping a new commodity will be just as “fruitful” for Bacon County as the blueberry has been.
There’s more than just paving and water/sewer projects on the City of Alma’s SPLOST wish list this time around.
Two Bacon County Recreation Department ball teams are headed to state competition. The 8-U girls (above, left) are the reigning district champs and are headed to Screven County this week to play for the championship. They are Laney Ahl, Graylynn Altman,, Megan Anderson, Abby Crosby, Macie Ho…
U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter traveled to Bacon County last week to check on the blueberry crop here after the devastating freeze of late spring. While here, Carter toured Lane Wade’s packing facility (bottom) and got a lesson in blueberry production from Brandon Wade (top).
Diane Taylor was surprised and disappointed to hear there will be no back-to-school sales tax holiday in Georgia this year.
Bacon County’s Roy Crosby was injured Saturday in an auto accident that took the life of two Florida women.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks show went off as scheduled last week at the Alma-Bacon County Airport, co-hosted by the city and county. Taking on the task of putting on the spectacular, the Alma-Bacon County Fire Department began setting up for the show at 5:30 in the morning, working t…
The APD and GBI are still looking for 68 year old Willie Frank Wooden who went missing back in May. A $2,000 reward is being offered by his family and anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to call law enforcement at 632-8751.
With a mission to attract new industry and jobs to Bacon County, the development authority is hoping to get a slice of the SPLOST pie come November.
The Bacon County BOE has adopted a $23 million 2018 budget with over half that amount earmarked for instruction.
The BC Ballers, Bacon County Recreation Department softball team, knows how to work hard on the field and off it. Qualified for the state championship tournament, the girls held a bake sale, lemonade stand, and car wash over the weekend to earn their way to the out-of-town competition. Allie…
Over a dozen kids graduated from the Bacon County Junior Sheriff’s Academy last Friday after a week of studying, intensive drills, demonstrations, lectures, and more. Above left, Junior Staff Members Anna Strickland and Darian Douglas drilled the kids in marching in formation (above right).
There’s a new face at the Alma Times and its a pretty one.
Traveling on Bennett Still and several other county roads should be a little safer in the future after the county commission agreed to participate in a safety project with the state DOT.
An Alma woman was arrested last week for hitting a child with a baseball bat.
Renovations in recent years have greatly improved the quality of life for residents at Twin Oaks nursing home and the hospital wants to see that work completed.
A convicted robber and gang member from Texas’s “most wanted” list was arrested last week in Alma.
A reward of $2,000 is being offered for information on the whereabouts of Willie Frank Wooden, 68, of the Alazlea Court Apartments in Alma, who was last seen on May 30. Alma Police Chief Michael Leslie said there has been no new leads in the case. Anyone with any information is asked to call…