Marion County and Buena Vista are initiating an update to their joint comprehensive plan. This effort is an attempt to identify overall community and economic development needs and opportunities, establish community goals, identify preferred land uses and develop a five-year work program to address the issues. A town hall meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 9th, 2020, in the commissioners meeting room of the courthouse annex, 100 East Burkhalter Avenue, Buena Vista, to begin the process of gathering public input for the updated plan.
  • Census Day is April 1, 2020! Make sure you are counted!
    • The Census is a questionnaire that asks about the number of people living in the United States. Knowing the number of people in a city, county, or the whole state allows for the planning of day-to-day operations, the future, and even emergencies.
    • The personal information that you provide on the Census form is protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. It sets the fines and prison penalties (up to a fine of $250,000 and 5 years in federal prison) for the illegal taking, sharing, or use of private information. In addition, “The 72-Year Rule” was set under Public Law 95-416. The rule states that after 72 years, the Census information can be released to the general public. Records from the 2020 Census will be released in the year 2092.
    • The questions on the 2020 Census will ask how many people live in the residence; if the home is rented, owned, or other; and a phone number to contact you only in the case of official Census Bureau business.
    • To view the sample 2020 Census questionnaire, click HERE. To view the online 2020 Census questionnaire, watch the U.S. Census Bureau’s video to the left.
    • For more information on the 2020 Census visit


         2020 Announcements
  • Baseball Fields are open as of February 1, 2020.
  • Spring 2020 Ball Season Registration end February 15, 2020.
  • The Marion County Recreation Department will begin their Spring Baseball, Softball, & Tee-ball practices February 17, 2020.
  • Opening Day will be on April 11, 2020 at 9:00 am.
  • Sign-up forms are available in the Recreation Department office, Tax Commissioner office, Water Department office, and at Partners Propane.
    • There is a drop box on the Recreation Department office door for forms & payments. Address is 100 E Burkhalter Ave. Buena Vista, Ga.
  • You can also register online for Baseball, Softball, & Tee-Ball at
  •  If you are interested in Umpiring or Sponsoring please contact the phone number or email address below.