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 …

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 …

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…

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.

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 …

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 Bacon County native and 14-year veteran of the school system has been named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for Bacon County.

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…

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).

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 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).

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…

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