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  1. Heaton named adjunct professorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

    Clarence Roger Heaton of Folkston, Georgia, husband of Robin Hayes Heaton, formerly of Elkin, has been bestowed an adjunct professorship at South University of Savannah in history. He will be teaching classes in Civil War history, the beginnings and why the country had the war, through the reconstruction.

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  2. Recent Heavy Rains Help Extinguish GA WildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | FireHouse.com

    June 28--FOLKSTON, GA-- A wildfire that consumed more than 152,000 acres in and around the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has been extinguished thanks to more than 10 inches of rain the past two weeks. Sarah Wyatt, a refuge ranger, said a limited number of crew members assigned to the fire remain at the 438,000-acre refuge to repair roads torn up by heavy equipment used to battle the fire, which was sparked by lightning April 6. At its peak, more than 1,000 wildland firefighters from across the country battled to contain the flames within the boundaries of the wildlife refuge and adjoining forests in North Florida.

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  3. Has there ever been a better WNBA trade than the one for Courtney Williams?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | The Day

    Mohegan - She is from Folkston, Ga. They speak folksy in Folkston, apparently.

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  4. Five Georgias: Health care issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ... Georgians, both in the Mmountains and in south Georgia, are watching their hospitals shut their doors. Arlington, Folkston, Hartwell, Glenwood, Ellijay, and Richland have all seen their hospitals close. Just this month, a last-minute sale has saved ...

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  5. Wildfire in Southern GA 90 Percent ContainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    June 12--FOLKSTON, GA-- Firefighters have the blaze that charred much of the southern Okefenokee Swamp 90 percent contained, a park ranger said Sunday. The West Mims Fire has not grown in about two weeks, remaining around 152,500 acres of burned land, according to a statement from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

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  6. Okefenokee Swamp fire: Why swamps burn The West Mims fire in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    FOLKSTON, Ga. - The West Mims fire in the Okefenokee Swamp area has already grown to a size that makes it bigger than many Georgia counties, including Rockdale, and it's expected to burn for months .

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  7. Okefenokee Swamp fire: Why swamps burn The West Mims fire in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | WFTV Orlando

    FOLKSTON, Ga. - The West Mims fire in the Okefenokee Swamp area has already grown to a size that makes it bigger than many Georgia counties, including Rockdale, and it's expected to burn for months .

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  8. Floyd County hopes to bring - railfans' to Lindale with viewing platform near railroad tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Calhoun Times

    ... of turning Lindale into a little tourism hub for train watchers. A decision could come as early as June. "Folkston built a rail viewing station and it brings people in," County Manager Jamie McCord said. "There's a real following." The tiny South ...

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  9. Rainfall stalls growth of wildfire near Georgia-Florida lineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | WSB-TV

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Firefighters battling a vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line are getting a short break after weekend ...

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  10. Georgia swamp fire: evacuation order lifted for nearby townsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | WSB-TV

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for two south Georgia towns threatened for days last week by a wildfire ...

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  11. Expected rainfall not enough to significantly affect fireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... and digital newspaper replica. Please click here to select a subscription, or login if you are already a member. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Scattered showers were not expected to put a dent into a massive wildfire burning near the Georgia-Florida line. ...

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  12. Rain forecast 'too light' to quench vast wildfire in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | WSB-TV

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A vast wildfire burning near the Georgia-Florida line may see rainfall this weekend, but officials say it won't be ...

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  13. Save Georgia HospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... accept them as just another unfortunate fact of life - that is, until it is your hospital that closes. In 2013, Folkston, Ga. native Pam Renshaw learned the hard way. According to a 2015 report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, only 45 days after ...

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  14. FFs Face Near-Record Temps Battling GA WildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    With daytime temperatures nearing record highs, firefighters are taking precautions against heat-related trouble, said John Nicholls, a public information officer with the West Mims command post. The National Weather Service reported highs of 95 for Tuesday and 96 for Wednesday in Folkston in Charlton County.

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  15. Crews working to box in wildfire near Georgia-Florida lineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | New Canaan News-Review

    ... the town of St. George, Ga. Officials placed the town under a mandatory evacuation after winds pushed ... more FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Ground crews with plows and bulldozers are working to box in a wildfire threatening small communities at the edge of ...

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  16. The Latest: Residents linger despite fire evacuation ordersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... but did not know how many people have evacuated the area. The unincorporated community of St. George, south of Folkston, already was under a mandatory evacuation order and area schools closed Monday. The fire was started by a lightning strike April ...

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  17. Air tanker to help battle massive wildfire as West Mims Fire evacuation orders continueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | AccuWeather.com

    ... over 133,000 acres and was originally caused by a lightning strike on April 6 at the wildlife refuge located in Folkston, Georgia. A tractor plow was overtaken by the fire around 4 p.m. EDT Sunday, but the tractor operator was not injured. Smoke ...

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  18. Georgia expands mandatory evacuations as fire moves into FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | UPI

    ... al. Charlton County Schools said classes would resume at the Charlton County High School, Bethune Middle School and Folkston Elementary School on Tuesday, while St. George Elementary School will remain closed through the week.

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  19. Fire continues to spread in Georgia wildlife refugeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... effect and the main entrance to the refuge was closed. A temporary shelter has been opened in the gymnasium at the Folkston Elementary School. County Administrator Shawn Boatright said it will stay open indefinitely. "We're not sure what's going to ...

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  20. It will be Kriseman Vs Baker in the St. Petersburg Mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    ... but did not know how many people have evacuated the area. The unincorporated community of St. George, south of Folkston, already was under a mandatory evacuation order and area schools closed Monday. The fire was started by a lightning strike April ...

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