Dollar General opened the doors to the brand new and much larger store for business a week ago, much to the delight of customers who have been keeping an eye on the construction over the preceding months. Dollar General staff and management say they couldn’t be more pleased with the new building and location. In this week’s Telfair Enterprise, we talk with local store manager Marita King about the new location in McRae-Helena and all the great giveaways they’ll be awarding customers during their official Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, Sept. 23rd.

Telfair native son auditions for

America’s Got Talent this fall

‘ I just want everybody to be a part of this. This right here, this is something that happens once in a lifetime. ‘

Mark Cartwright is shooting for the national stage as he prepares to audition for the television show, America’s Got Talent at the Savannah Trade and Convention Center coming up in Nov. 19 this fall. Cartwright says he has been singing and playing the piano since he was five years old, banging out tunes on his Grandmother Ada’s upright piano in the Workmore area of Telfair County. In addition to his music career, Cartwright is a veteran of law enforcement. He is currently a deputy for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office in Savannah. Be sure and pick up a copy of this week’s Enterprise for our exclusive interview with the America’s Got Talent contender.



Telfair County’s Homecoming Parade is scheduled to roll down Oak Street in McRae-Helena Friday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. and Telfair County High School parade planners are looking for local participants to get involved with the big event. “We want to get as many people and groups in the community as possible involved with this year’s parade,” says Telfair County High School Assistant Principal Bill Wood. “The homecoming theme for 2017 is ‘Telfair’s Got Game,’ and it is going to be a lot of fun. If your civic group, church, business, club or organization would like to be in the homecoming parade this year, now is the time to register by calling 229-868-6096 and asking for a registration form.” There is plenty of room on the parade route for floats, cars, trucks, tractors, marching groups and more. Telfair County Schools administrators, teachers, students and staff hope to line the streets for this year’s homecoming parade. For more information about registering to enter the Telfair County Homecoming Parade, call Telfair County High School at 229-868-6096 and ask for Assistant Principal Bill Wood. There is a registration process and all entrants must meet agreed upon criteria to participate in the parade.