The Oglethorpe Echo

Serving Oglethorpe County, Georgia since 1874


The Oglethorpe Echo’s mission is to serve as the legal organ of Oglethorpe County and provide accurate, quality reporting about the people, events and places within the county for our audience. The Echo is nonpartisan, editorially independent, adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.
The Echo is funded through community-based advertising, individual donors and some support from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, none of which influence news coverage or editorial decision-making. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
We are advised by a Board of Directors (see below) and a Student Advisory Board, all made up of Oglethorpe County residents.

About our journalism

We are the only news organization dedicated to Oglethorpe County, Georgia and we turned 150 years old this year.


Lexington, GA, USA



Year Founded