Okefenokee Swamp Fire and Tees

Charlton County got very lucky with the West Mims Okefenokee Swamp Fire that started by lightning in April. We are happy to say its out but of course there are hot spots still that will be there for most of this year. It burned a total of 152,515 acres, that includes some private timber land. Many different states had fire fighters here helping with the blaze that got extremely close to St. George Community at the South end of the county causing evacuations for almost a week. Every time there is a major swamp fire, since crews from all over are called in of course they are going to want something to take home with them as a reminder of where they have been for so long. The Okefenokee Owl L

It's Summer time at Whistlin' Dixie!

Summer is HERE meaning the kids don't have school and its vacation and family time! The local kids pictured above love coming in the shop to get an ice cream cone or eat lunch with their families. They also love getting their pictures made with Dixie, the shop owner. We also have a lot of tourists during the summer and especially the fall when the weather is a little nicer. Anytime is a good time for an ice cream cone or a frappe! Our Homemade soups and sandwiches are also a favorite to many and not to mention we have some cute t-shirts and other home décor items and just about anything else you can think of! If you haven't had the chance yet to stop in Whistlin' Dixie please do so and exper

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