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Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

A Glynn County judge will decide whether Pinova Inc.’s purchase of a portion of the Hercules Inc. chemical plant in 2007 came with the potential responsibility of cleaning up the…

Ga.’s ‘guns everywhere’ law awaits governor’s signature

Ga.’s ‘guns everywhere’ law awaits governor’s signature

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is reviewing a sweeping, controversial gun bill that greatly expands where Georgians â?? and licensed gun owners visiting from 28 other states â?? can legally carry…

St. Marys opposes Fernandina bid for ferry

St. Marys opposes Fernandina bid for ferry

Mayor John Morrissey believes a ferry linking St. Marys and Fernandina Beach is a good idea. He just doesn’t want that ferry to stop at Cumberland Island. …

Gangs have brought violence to Wayne County

Since December of last year, two people have been murdered. Four others were wounded in a Christmas Eve shooting that riddled a car with bullets in downtown Jesup. Last week…

Camden releases agenda for April 15 meeting

AGENDA  Camden County Board of Commissioners  Government Services Building, (Courthouse Square)  200 East 4thStreet, 2nd Floor, Room 252,  Commissioners’ Meeting Chambers  Woodbine, Georgia  Tuesday, April 15, 2014  Convene Regular Meeting…

Statewide classifieds

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Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Like the rush to be the first to get bottles of Beaujolais nouveau to Paris or an Alaska Copper River king salmon to Seattle, the pressure to sell the first…

Another lawsuit from ex-ethics staffer is in the works

Another former Georgia ethics staffer sends word she is planning a lawsuit against the ethics commission. Former staffer Elisabeth Murray-Obertein plans to file her own lawsuit against the agency, according…

Deal wants overhaul of Georgia ethics agency after $700,000 verdict against him

Deal wants overhaul of Georgia ethics agency after $700,000 verdict against him

Gov. Nathan Deal will propose an overhaul of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, he said in Athens on Monday. Deal’s announcement comes three days after a jury…

McCutcheon Supreme Court case a victory for free speech

In striking down the aggregate limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties challenged in McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court delivered a victory not only to political donors…

Whistleblower advocate for nation’s spies under attack?

The Pentagon’s inspector general is trying to suspend and possibly revoke the top secret access of the Defense Department’s former director of whistleblowing, triggering concerns in Congress that he’s being…

State rail plan meetings set

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has initiated the development of its 2014 Statewide Rail Plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document…

Help wanted

Unison Behavioral Health seeks a full-time Behavioral Health Professional that will provide community support services in Brantley and Charlton counties.     $30,000/annually.  Excellent benefits available.  Applicant must have a…

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

The father of a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot to death Friday has been charged in the illegal possession of the shotgun that killed her, the Ware County sheriff said Monday.…

Volunteers, boats needed to remove damaging water hyacinth from Satilla River

The Satilla Riverkeeper is looking for volunteers and boats to help remove invasive water hyacinth from the river and its tributaries April 14 and 15. Native to South American, water…

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

For over 40 years, the baseball game in The Sticks on Easter was a Charlton County tradition. That all changed in the early 2000s when local officials say the event…

Spring break mayhem can wear out students’ welcome

Spring break mayhem can wear out students’ welcome

A weekend riot by alcohol-fueled college spring breakers in a California beach town may have beach communities nationwide wondering if the trouble of such disturbances is worth the boost to…

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island officials say they’re bringing in extra police officers from nearby communities for the expected spring gathering of young people known as “Orange Crush.” Authorities say they’ve learned from…

Study: 303 deaths in GM cars with airbag failure

Study: 303 deaths in GM cars with airbag failure

A study commissioned by the Center for Auto Safety found that 303 people were killed in crashes of now-recalled General Motors vehicles where the airbags did not deploy, according to…

Time: Free-marketing gravy train is over on Facebook

Over the past several months, Facebook has been reducing the organic reach of Pages. A recent study found that companies’ posts dropped from reaching 12% of their followers in October…

GM SUVs get top crash scores, Honda Pilot at bottom

General Motors’ aging Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs won top ratings in the most-recent crash tests of SUVs by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Honda Pilot was in…

Jeep recall drags on as GM switch repairs begin

Nearly 10 months after agreeing to recall 1.56 million Jeeps — and about four years since the government investigation began — Chrysler still is gearing up to fix the SUVs.…

Sheriff’s report

Sheriff’s report

04-03-2014 Deputies responded to Lynn Holly Lane in reference to a Structure Fire.  Complainant stated they heard a loud noise outside and when they went to look the trailer was…

High resolution images of coast available

The Coastal Resources Division(CRD) of the Georgia  Department Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with coastal counties and federal, state and local resource agencies recently acquired high resolution aerial images of…

Yeomans graduates military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin E. Yeomans, the son of Tony and Suzanne Yeomans of Hoboken, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.…

Huey Ham passes at 76

Huey Ham passes at 76

Former Brantley County Magistrate Judge Huey Ronald Ham, 76, of Hickox passed away Monday morning (April 7, 2014) at his residence following an extended illness. Huey Ronald Ham was born…

Gasoline prices up 7.7 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

WPS sets yard sale Saturday

Waynesville Primary School will hold a yard sale Saturday, April 12, from 7 am to1 pm at school  gymnasium.…

9-11 girder given bicycle honor escort through Blackshear

A team of New York City firefighters cycled through Pierce County Monday, along with a piece of rubble from the fallen World Trade Center. The group was taking the relic to…

11-year-old Jacksonville boy killed in Savannah

11-year-old Jacksonville boy killed in Savannah

Family and friends of Montrez Borroughs are still coming to terms with what happened. “It really hasn’t hit me yet, but it hits the family.  But it’s like it’s not…

Man killed at Brunswick mobile home park Thursday

Man killed at Brunswick mobile home park Thursday

A man found armed with a shotgun was arrested and charged with murder Thursday night near a mobile home where officers found a man lying dead in the yard, police…

Waycross teen unloading shotgun accidentally shoots 10-year-old girl to death, sheriff says

A 10-year-old Waycross girl who died Friday from a shotgun blast was struck as a teenage relative was unloading the gun, Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said.The 10-year-old girl and…

Mail carrier pleads guilty to taking parcel containing veteran’s drugs

A Ludowici rural mail carrier pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of stealing a parcel that contained prescription drugs mailed to a veteran. Tasha Marie Keithley, 35, entered her…

Man wanted on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Brunswick

Man wanted on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Brunswick

A manhunt is underway for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend. Glynn County Police issued an alert for 37-year-old Jermaine Thomas. Investigators say Thomas shot and killed Casey Mitchell…

Authorities say Waycross man killed in South Carolina shootings

Bamberg County officials say a Georgia man died during a shoot-out in South Carolina last weekend.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported http://bit.ly/1gXCZsi that Coroner Billy Duncan said 20-year-old William…

Wayne tourism audit shows sloppy books but no smoking gun

The third of three audits of the Wayne County Board of Tourism has been completed after months of delay. Like the first two, the audit of the final year of…

Wayne meth arrests stem from Brantley probe

Wayne meth arrests stem from Brantley probe

A Wayne County couple are being held without bail after their arrests on charges of possessing and distributing methamphetamine.Linda Henderson and James Perkins had an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate…

Puppy abandoned in Nahunta

Puppy abandoned in Nahunta

This little tyke apparently was abandoned in Nahunta and is in need of a temporary foster home. The Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition  will  pay for food and help to find a…

Navy SEALs Take Control Of Oil Tanker Seized By Libyan Rebels

Navy SEALs Take Control Of Oil Tanker Seized By Libyan Rebels

A team of Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker carrying Libyan oil, southeast of Cyprus, at the request of the Libyan and Cypriot governments, the Defense…

Blackshear City Councilman Jeffrey Parr to resign

Blackshear City Councilman Jeffrey Parr has announced he will step down due to a scheduling hardship with his job. The District 5 councilman,  who works as a trainer and gym operator…

Suspended deputy captain?

Suspended deputy captain?

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Department deputy suspended after a Ware man was reportedly beaten may have been Capt. Wade Bennett according to unconfirmed reports. Bennett is a former member of…

Waynesville grave marking set for Saturday

What: Grave Marking Ceremony for Jacob HIGHSMITH When: March, 22, 2014 @ 3 PM Where: Highsmith Cemetery in Waynesville, GA Joint effort between Georgia Altamaha Chapter and Marshes of Glynn…

Gas prices increase slightly

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch County

Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch County

A Statesboro man was arrested on several drug charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team carried out a search warrant at an apartment on Lanier Drive. The investigation was…

Local NBC station exposes Kingston’s taxpayer-paid meals

Several weeks after Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) generated controversy for suggesting low-income students ought to sweep cafeteria floors to learn “there’s no such thing as free lunch,” local Georgia NBC…

Sony sells PC business, and buyer will focus on Japan

Sony sells PC business, and buyer will focus on Japan

Due to ongoing financial struggles, Sony is to sell off its venerable Vaio PC business in order to focus on smartphones and tablets. The company will also try to realign…

J.D. Power: Car quality on the decline

J.D. Power: Car quality on the decline

J.D. Power’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study showing the most reliable 3-year-old vehicles — a key study for finding a good used car — was released today, and the most stunning…

The talk on Twitter includes 10,000 racist slurs a day

Roughly 10,000 racist slurs are posted daily on Twitter, according to a U.K. group that sees value in analyzing the multitudinous chatter on social media. Based on a nine-day survey…

Study: 303 deaths occured in GM cars with airbag failure

Study: 303 deaths occured in GM cars with airbag failure

A study commissioned by the Center for Auto Safety found that 303 people were killed in crashes of now-recalled General Motors vehicles where the airbags did not deploy, according to…

Honda recalls 900,000 minivans for fire risk

Honda recalls 900,000 minivans for fire risk

Honda is recalling almost 900,000 vehicles to replace a fuel-related part that could increase fire risk, the carmaker said Sunday. The recall will include 886,815 Honda Odyssey minivans in the…

McIntosh middle school band director arrested

McIntosh middle school band director arrested

A middle school band director has been arrested on child molestation charges, and police are investigating whether there are more potential victims. James Ray Clark Jr. is being held at…

GBI investigating Brantley deputy’s actions

GBI investigating Brantley deputy’s actions

Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing a Brantley County deputy’s arrest in Waycross of a man who later required treatment at an emergency room, officials said. Brantley County Sheriff Jack…

Thunderstorms predicted for area

Thunderstorms predicted for area

A wave of low pressure will move over the southeast region late Sunday through Monday. Widespread rainfall with embedded thunderstorms will bring moderate to heavy rainfall across the local area,…

Coffee varsity, JV tennis teams go 20-0 In total sweep of Brantley

The Coffee High School varsity and junior varsity tennis teams were in action earlier this week against Brantley County, and the teams combined to go 20-0 for the total sweep.…

Two men charged with murder in Jesup shooting

Two men have been arrested and charged in the Feb. 21 shooting death of 37-year-old Lori Michelle Holland. Wayne County Sheriff John Carter said that Rajiv Robert Laurent, 23, was…

Brunswick teen seeks juvenile trial in baby killing

A teenager charged as an accomplice in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller wants his trial moved to juvenile court so he can avoid being prosecuted…

Constitution Article V call by Georgia legislators is a very big deal

The passage of SR 736 by the Georgia General Assembly is a much bigger event than many people seem to realize. The Senate resolution calls for an Article V Convention…

Convicted Brunswick baby killer’s mom to be sentenced today

Convicted Brunswick baby killer’s mom to be sentenced today

The mother of DeMarquise Elkins will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon for her role in the killing of baby Antonio Santiago. Last August, a jury convicted Karimah Elkins of tampering with evidence…

Brunswick man killed in target shooting accident

A Brunswick man was killed Monday as he and a friend were target shooting north of Brunswick, police said. Gary Drury ,65, of Brunswick told police he and his friend…

20 arrested in Brantley drug sweep

20 arrested in Brantley drug sweep

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office began making arrests Saturday at 3 a.m. at the end of a long term drug investigation along with the Hoboken Police Department, the state probation…

Bi-Lo changing south Georgia store banners

Bi-Lo changing south Georgia store banners

Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., and Bi-Lo LLC, plans to change the banners of 10 Georgia stores. Bi-Lo Holdings plans to convert seven…

Obituary: Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98

Obituary: Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98

Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins of Waycross, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South…

Marietta woman bets it all to win Jeopardy Battle of the Decades tourney round

Marietta woman bets it all to win Jeopardy Battle of the Decades tourney round

A Marietta woman won Jeopardy! for the sixth time during an episode the special “Battle of the Decades” series that aired Wednesday night — and the contest wasn’t without dramatics.…

Grady High School football cheating scandal tosses APS back into national spotlight

A cheating scandal at Grady High School in Midtown involving the football team has thrust Atlanta Public Schools back into the national spotlight, just as the district was working to…

King family wants say-so over MLK monument on state Capitol grounds

The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has served notice to Gov. Nathan Deal that it wants approval rights over any image of the slain civil rights leader…

Former Woodruff director sentenced for stealing $1 million

An Ellenwood man who admitted to stealing more than $1 million from Woodruff Arts Center while serving as the facilities director was sentenced to two years, six months in a…

NES students take honors at science fair

Several Nahunta Elementary School students took honors in the South Georgia State College regional science fair held in Douglas recently. Will Gibson, James Thomas, and Trace Martin won second place…

New security measures at federal courthouse in Brunswick will close street, shift post office parking

Parking at Brunswick’s main post office would be reconfigured under a General Services Administration plan to enhance security at the Frank M. Scarlett Federal Building, which also houses the federal…

Porsche’s hybrid sports car arrives via Brunswick port

Porsche’s hybrid sports car arrives via Brunswick port

Porsche’s new hybrid sports cars are arriving aboard ships docking at the Port of Brunswick. The Georgia Ports Authority says the first shipment of the Porsche 918 Spyder arrived Tuesday.…

State ‘error’ leaves hundreds of nurses out of work

Right now, in Georgia, hundreds of nurses are currently sitting without licenses, through no fault of their own. The Secretary of State’s office is in charge of approving licenses for…

Without Port of Savannah cash, bipartisanship turns to bi-paranoia

For four years, Republicans and Democrats in Georgia have politely held hands when it came to courting Washington and its money to help pay for the deepening the Port of…

Presidential snub: Fibber in chief

LAST SEPTEMBER, Vice President Joe Biden visited Savannah’s port and pledged that harbor deepening will occur “come hell or high water.” Someone on the White House staff forgot to inform…

Georgia legislation that didn’t make it this year

Proposals making solar panels more affordable, raw milk available for human consumption, English the official language and hedgehogs legal pets are among the hundreds of bills that failed to make…

Sailor on cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 sailors were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick. Dr. Diane Weems, district…

Winners and losers in the ad valorem tax increase

One of the most confusing tax increases the Georgia General Assembly has foisted on the public is the TAVT, the Title Ad Valorem Tax. The annual birthday tax that rolls…

Barton: Which is smarter, the school board or a box of rocks?

By Tom Barton Which is smarter — the Savannah-Chatham County school board or a box of rocks? Be careful before you answer. That’s because the school system is in the…

Organizers cite cost in Redneck Games cancellation

Organizers of the annual Redneck Games say the event has been canceled this year because of a drop in visitors and tight budgets. Treasurer of the East Dublin Lions Club…

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen, both agreed to resign Tuesday.   The Board of Commissioners announced the Allens’ resignations after a…

Albany City Commission seeks to calm uproar over city manager pay increase

Albany City Commission seeks to calm uproar over city manager pay increase

The caller was angry, and he minced no words in registering his complaint. “Morale here has plummeted since folks found out the city manager was getting a $15,000 raise,” the…

CDC warning: Students smoking unsafe e-cigarettes in school

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Channel 2 Action News experimental use of nicotine-fueled electronic cigarettes has doubled among middle and high school students. At the same time,…

State issues new immunization requirements for students

The Georgia Department of Public Health has revised school immunization requirements for rising seventh-graders, meaning that students in the Newton County School System must receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and…

TV station costs UGA more than $800,000 a year

The University of Georgia is spending nearly $900,000 a year on a university-owned television station that produces almost no income, according to a working group appointed to help UGA President…

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after same store sales plummet 19%

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after same store sales plummet 19%

So much for that  Super Bowl boost: just one month after surging on the success of a Super Bowl ad triumph, shares of RadioShack are plummeting more than 20% in early…

Carmike posts $3.8 million profit on record revenue

Carmike posts $3.8 million profit on record revenue

An acquisition-fueled year in which Carmike Cinemas continued to gobble up movie theaters helped propel the company’s revenue to a record $171.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. That…

MOX facility at Savannah River Site placed on standby while alternatives assessed

MOX facility at Savannah River Site placed on standby while alternatives assessed

The National Nuclear Security Administration will begin shutting down Savannah River Site’s mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility while it assesses alternative ways to dispose of plutonium. The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility…

College ordered to crush rare Dodge Viper

College ordered to crush rare Dodge Viper

Automotive professors and students at South Puget Sound Community College were in shock Tuesday after being notified their $250,000 pre-production Dodge Viper SRT must be destroyed within two weeks. “It’s…

Georgia’s senators lambast Obama for broken promise to fund Savannah harbor deepening

Georgia’s two U.S. senators Tuesday blasted the Obama administration for failing to recommend funding to start the long-sought $652 million deepening of Savannah’s busy shipping channel just six months after…

Sailor on Brunswick cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 sailors were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick. Dr. Diane Weems, district…

Chris Buchanan’s resume

Former Brantley Enterprise editor Chris Buchanan is exploring new career opportunities. He’s especially interested in public relations, photography and reporting. His resume is here.…

BCMS FBLA wins at state competition

BCMS FBLA wins at state competition

Brantley County Middle School won the coveted GA FBLA-ML Sweepstakes Award for the third year in a row at the GA FBLA-ML State Leadership Conference held Feb. 25 at the…

Mobley qualifies to seek post on board of commissioners

Mobley qualifies to seek post on board of commissioners

Jesse Mobley has qualified to run for Brantley County Commission Post #5 and his name will be on the Republican ballot for the May 20 primary election. “It is my…

Cobb filmmaking gathering steam here

“HOLLYWOOD EAST”? Well, we’re not there yet, but Cobb and Marietta seem to be heading toward that description if state figures released Monday are any indication. “Georgia is one of…

Former Habitat affiliate director charged with felony theft

Joel E. Kellam, 56, of 201 Fairway Drive, Americus was charged this week with theft by conversion, a felony charge involving the wrongful use of funds of another person or…

Expert: Practical effect of state’s ACA non-compliance bill limited

Expert: Practical effect of state’s ACA non-compliance bill limited

Georgia’s state House passed a bill late Monday designed to push back against the federal Affordable Care Act. It now goes to the state Senate. The legislation would prevent state…

Solar farm may be coming to west Bibb County

The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority on Monday agreed to grant an option to buy property to an Atlanta-based company for a possible solar farm. A six-month option was granted to…

Great white sharks tracked off coast of southeast Georgia

Two great white sharks surfaced in the waters off the coasts of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia on Sunday. According to great white shark research group Ocearch, Katharine – a…

Execs get $10,000 pay hikes as lottery flounders

Georgia Lottery sales fell drastically along with the rest of the economy after 2008. HOPE scholarship funds had to be cut, and six years later Georgia officials are still trying…

Kingsland man dies when his motorcycle hits truck

A Kingsland man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck the back of a pickup truck south of Woodbine, the Georgia State Patrol said. About 9:30 p.m., Mark Coulombe, 48,…

CNN had plenty of reasons to fire Piers

Plenty of blame will rightly be heaped on Piers Morgan for the fiery failure of his prime-time show on CNN, now canceled. If you believe reports from insiders, the show’s…

Commentary: Asset forfeiture Georgia’s dirty secret:

There’s no doubt that Georgia’s law enforcement officials dislike strings that restrict civil asset forfeiture, which is the power of law enforcement to seize and keep property suspected of being…

Movie crew didn’t have permission to film on Wayne tracks?

Movie crew didn’t have permission to film on Wayne tracks?

THE SENSELESS tragedy in rural southeast Georgia that killed a young movie crew worker and injured seven others last week sent a shock wave through the local film community and…

Officer involved in shooting outside DeKalb night club

DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting outside a Chamblee night club. Witnesses told Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach there was an album release party at the Velvet Room Sunday night,…

AG’s office gets ‘extraordinary’ number of complaints about Gordon operations

Turmoil in Gordon has reached the state capital, with an “extraordinary” number of open-meeting-law complaints sent to the state’s top prosecutor. The state Attorney General’s Office gave Gordon Mayor Mary…

For Coke, challenge Is staying relevant

For Coke, challenge Is staying relevant

Coca-Cola has reigned for years as the world’s No. 1 brand, but last year both Apple and Google overtook it in Interbrand’s annual ranking. The first lady, Michelle Obama, is…

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

Logan Collier started smoking when he turned 18, a habit he picked up bumming Marlboro Reds and Camel Filters from friends in Augusta. He continued for about a year, but…

Atlanta principal suspended after child sex charge

School officials say a metro Atlanta elementary school principal has been suspended after he was charged with traveling with intent to have sex with a child. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports…

Four commissioners absent from Augusta tax vote

Suppose you called a meeting to plot the course of Augusta’s future and only six of the 10 members of the governing board showed up? via 4 commissioners absent from…

Memorial Vietnam Wall arrives at museum

Memorial Vietnam Wall arrives at museum

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall arrived at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center early Sunday afternoon with the tractor-trailer delivering it escorted by what Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley…

New car tax system still a concern for counties

One year after the abolition of the “birthday tax” — the annual ad valorem tax on cars — the switch to a one-time sales tax on vehicles has proved a…

Senate passes re-entry bill

The State Senate passed Senate Bill 365, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro), by a vote of 53 to 0. The bill seeks to clearly define a path for previous…

The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is a toss up

In the latest episode of Political Wire’s podcast, we spoke with Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling for an in-depth look at the 2014 midterm elections and the close battle…

Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will not include Brunswick

Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will not include Brunswick

Georgia’s longest yard sale will be about 40 miles shorter this year, at least officially.The Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale that stretched from northwest of Perry to Glynn County…

Medical marijuana, other key bills face ‘Crossover’ deadline

Monday marks a key deadline as bills must pass either the House or Senate to remain active for the last 10 days of the session. Known as Crossover Day, it…

Dallemand left financial mess in Rochester

Romain Dallemand served as Rochester superintendent for three-and-half years before leaving in 2011 for Bibb County, Ga.There, a recent audit revealed that Dallemand repeatedly violated Bibb County School Board policy…

Four arrested in Brunswick ‘knock-out game’

Four arrested in Brunswick ‘knock-out game’

Four Glynn County teens are in custody following an alleged attack similar to the “Knock Out Game.” Brandon Mikell Allen Jr., 18 was identified by police as the alleged attacker…

Canadian directors urge on-set safety after U.S. film worker’s death in Wayne

The tragic on-set train track death of Sarah Jones while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider has prompted the Directors Guild of Canada to call for restrictions on location…

Brunswick girl, 7, saves fellow student choking at lunch

Teachers and other pupils at Golden Isles Elementary School are calling Molli-Malone Wommack a hero. Molli was eating lunch Wednesday in the school cafeteria when she noticed a classmate clutching…

Executives responsible for Augusta VA delays avoid punishment

The senior-level executives responsible for delays in care at veterans affairs medical centers in Augusta and Columbia probably won’t face punishment because they retired before they could be disciplined, VA…

House panel OKs bill for Georgia-grown medical cannabis

A bill that would legalize access to a cannabis-derived medicine in Georgia passed its first vote Wednesday, with a new provision for sourcing the illegal plant: in-state cannabis cultivation. It…

Deal sees no problem with Confederate battle flag license plate

Deal sees no problem with Confederate battle flag license plate

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he takes no issue with the state providing a specialty license tag featuring the Confederate battle flag.When the newest version made national news last…

Georgia banks’ profit down 8.4% to $2 billion in 2013

Georgia’s banks weathered collectively an 8.4 percent decline in profitability in 2013, but saw a third consecutive year in the black, according to new Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. data. Georgia’s…

Woman hurt in harrowing Winokur Rock Road crash Friday

A Folkston woman was injured, but survived a harrowing crash Friday, after her vehicle overturned on a bridge guardrail.Sheryl Dianne Griffin, 67, was driving west on Winokur Rock Road around…

Georgia lawmaker exploits loophole in anti-lobbying law

Last year, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston R wrote an ethics reform law he claimed would completely ban lobbyist gifts to state legislators. But a 2013 fundraising letter…

Army study gives women taste of combat tasks

Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She…

House bill would force slow drivers to move out of fast lane

Drivers who refuse to pull out of the left lane for a faster car – even one that is speeding – could be charged with a misdemeanor under legislation the…

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

A Georgia prosecutor says he won’t bring criminal charges against two Waycross police officers who shot and killed a man inside his home after his fiance called 911 seeking help.…

AfterCredits tells you if movie has bonus scene

AfterCredits tells you if movie has bonus scene

Have you ever left a movie theater just as the credits start to roll, only to find out that there was a totally-amazing-oh-my-god-you-missed-the-best-part bonus scene tacked on to the end?…

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash off Highway 203 around mid-morning Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said details about the wreck and the deceased were not immediately available with…

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

A memorial service for a West Columbia camera operator who was killed while filming a movie in south Georgia is scheduled for Wednesday. The memorial for 27-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Jones…

Glynn commissioners won’t dissolve animal advisory board

During their regular meeting last Thursday night, the Glynn County Commission put to rest a rumor that they were going to “dissolve” their Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB). The source…

GOP candidates in Waycross share desire to impeach Obama

Holding in common basic values of freedom and a desire to impeach President Barack Obama, six Republicans who are vying to be the next First District Congressman participated in a spirited…

Film crew had safety discussion before Wayne train accident

A colleague of a camera operator who was fatally struck by a train last week says the film crew had a discussion about safety before the accident.…

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

A South Georgia banker accused of embezzling millions from investors wrote a letter to his alleged victims from his jail cell. In the letter, Aubrey Lee Price pledged to help…

Manufacturer with 350 jobs considers Effingham location

A manufacturing company that would create 350 jobs and invest more than $7 million in capital improvements is considering a site in Effingham County, according to the CEO of the…

Wayne woman shot and killed Friday night

A Jesup woman became the first homicide victim for Wayne County late Friday night. Lori Michelle Holland, 37, of 11 Angela Drive was shot while at her residence just before…

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media…

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for gov’s press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media…

Safe Harbor offers Brunswick kids fresh start

Safe Harbor offers Brunswick kids fresh start

A center for children in Brunswick helps abused, neglected or abandoned children and teens by giving them a fresh start and new hope. Before Matthew Thrift, 18, became a confident…

Folkston man sentenced to probation in fatal shooting of brother

A 19-year-old south Georgia man who fatally shot his 11-year-old brother has been sentenced to two years of probation. James Tyler Sweatt appeared in court on Monday and pleaded guilty…

GBI report clears Waycross police officers in shooting death

The two Waycross police officers who fired on and killed Jack Lamar Roberson Oct. 4 did so to protect themselves and other residents of the house where Roberson lived and…

Senate passes Ligon’s Common Core withdrawal bill

The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 167 today by a vote of 34-16. Sponsored by Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick), this legislation provides an approach for withdrawing from the…

Tip leads police to human remains beneath abandoned Savannah house in

Police in coastal Georgia say a Crimestoppers tip led authorities to a house where they discovered human remains. Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says police found human remains…

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce the birth of its 35th Reticulated Giraffe. Born February 13 at 12:30 a.m., the male calf weighed 119 pounds and measured five…

Charlton teacher admits sex with six students

Charlton teacher admits sex with six students

A former Charlton County High School teacher will serve 10 years in prison followed by 15 years on probation after she pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with…

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Multiple people were injured when a silver SUV and a gold minivan collided at the intersection of Ashley and Ann Street Tuesday morning. Jason Cooner works at Beds for Less Mattress Express on the corner of…

Care packages for troops stuck in DeKalb post office for months

Care packages for troops stuck in DeKalb post office for months

More than 100 care packages meant for troops serving in Afghanistan are just sitting at a postal office in DeKalb County. The packages were sent out months ago by the King’s…

Savannah electronics recycling event set for Saturday

On Sat., March 1, residents can recycle their old TVs, computers and other electronics and help clean up a neighborhood during the kick off to the four-month-long Great Savannah Cleanup.…

SCAD students add Sharpie murals at Newell Rubbermaid

SCAD students add Sharpie murals at Newell Rubbermaid

Student artists from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) welcomed Sharpie to its new Atlanta headquarters the only way they could — with art. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

GOP state lawmaker apologizes for controversial bill

A freshman state lawmaker from Cherokee County has apologized for introducing a bill that would have loosened restrictions on sex offender in Georgia. Republican Rep. Sam Moore, who took office…

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