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Could door-to-door Postal Service delivery end soon?

In an effort designed to cut costs at the cash-strapped agency by up to $4.5 billion a year, Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is proposing the U.S Postal Service phase out…

SGSC names interim VP

South Georgia State College has announced that Dr. Patricia (Pat) Brown of Sylva, N.C., has been named Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. She will temporarily fill the position vacated…

Brunswick community raising money for Amber Whiteds funeral

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Georgia community is mourning the loss of a young mother, and theyre banding together to help her family. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Brasiel ‘family’ facing felony drug charges

Brasiel ‘family’ facing felony drug charges

Four members of the Waynesville household where accused murderer Raymond Michael Brasiel lived have been arrested on felony drug charges.…

Bacon preparing for ‘the next big thing’ — pomegranates?

Look out, blueberries! Pomegranates could very well be Bacon County’s next big crop.…

1,100 signatures don’t convince Charlton to save hospital

1,100 signatures don’t convince Charlton to save hospital

The Citizens to Save Charlton Memorial will regroup this week after the county commission took no action on their request to give financial assistance to the ailing hospital. via Charlton…

Jones to Glynn BOE: Go back to drawing board

The Board of Education meeting room held a capacity crowd for the second of the three public hearings scheduled on the 2013-2014 school system millage rate increase. Public speakers were…

Augusta’s Teleperformance to add 130 jobs to customer service center

Teleperformance is an international customer service contractor. Source: Augusta Chronicle Synovus to sell $130 million in preferred stock The funds raised will repay the U.S. Treasury under the Troubled Asset Relief…

Michelle Nunn enters U.S. Senate race

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia and CEO of one of the nation’s largest volunteer organizations, has announced her intent to run for the…

Total of six West Nile cases found In Valdosta area

Total of six West Nile cases found In Valdosta area

VALDOSTA — The recent rain may have led to two new cases of the West Nile virus being reported Monday in the Valdosta area. There have been a total of…

Policy changes should not affect wood-pellet plans at Wilmington port

Energy policy changes across the Atlantic could affect how long the boom in the U.S. wood pellet industry will last, forestry experts and industry opponents say. StarNewsOnline.com.…

GOP to donors: Democratic Senate majority is in serious trouble

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is making the case to top donors and senators in a new memo obtained by NBC News that a GOP majority is within their grasp.…

Flowers Foods completes Hostess bread buyout

Flowers Foods Inc. has completed its $355 million acquisition of several breads, bakeries and other assets from the company previously known as Hostess Brands. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Georgia sticking with nationwide Common Core curriculum but will write own exams, governor says

ATLANTA | Georgia won’t be part of a multi-state testing plan that was part of the controversial Common Core curriculum agreement, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. jacksonville.com.…

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service, says the nuisance mosquitoes are expected to be particularly bad in coming weeks. Home.…

Corson charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

Corson charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

Justin Evan Corson,18, was arrested and charged July 17 with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs, weaving over the roadway and headlight requirements…

Free I.T. Athens and Economic Justice Center to lose workspaces

The groups had been leasing property and, when they tried to renew the lease, could not find the landlord and found out later that the property was seized by a…

State gasoline prices up 3.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

Stabbing suspect charged with Whited death

Stabbing suspect charged with Whited death

A man charged with the murder of one and the stabbing of another Friday has now also been charged in the death of a missing Sterling mother of two Amber…

Missing mom’s body may have been found

Missing mom’s body may have been found

The Glynn County Police Department has reported that investigators located the body of a deceased female in a wooded area off of Bladen Road at Highway 99 tentatively identified as…

DJJ completes internal investigation

Today Commissioner Avery D. Niles announced the conclusion of the state Department of Juvenile Justice’s month-long internal investigation to determine causes behind department deficiencies that prevented the completion of DJJ…

Barr leads candidates in race for House seat

Barr leads candidates in race for House seat

MARIETTA — Campaign filings in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey for Georgia’s 11th District show former Congressman Bob Barr in the lead, although Cobb GOP Chairman Joe…

Georgia man killed In Florida panhandle crash

A Georgia driver was killed and his passenger suffered serious injuries in a Friday night traffic crash in Gulf County. WMBB…

Alabama burglary results in chase through Georgia, Tennessee

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a burglary in northeast Alabama sparked a police chase that crossed into Georgia before ending in Tennessee.  WSFA.com…

Venerable peach gives way to brash upstart blueberry

Venerable peach gives way to brash upstart blueberry

In a little-noticed development, the value of blueberry production in Georgia beat the peach crop in 2005 — and the gap has grown even bigger since then, according to U.S.…

Richmond County treats pools with tiny fish that eat mosquitos

AUGUSTA, Ga. AP — Tiny, mosquito-eating fish could be a big solution for abandoned swimming pools that have turned into breeding grounds for the pesky insects.  ActionNewsJax.com.…

HLN’s Nancy Grace looks into case of missing BWK woman

HLN’s Nancy Grace looks into case of missing BWK woman

22-year-old mother of two Amber Whited left work at Golden Isles Harley-Davidson in Brunswick, Georgia around 11 a.m. on Tuesday to go to lunch. She never came back.   HLNtv.com.…

South Georgia legislator arrested for DUI again

DOUGLAS, GA — According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Representative Chuck Sims (R-Ambrose) has been arrested and charged with DUI for a second time in 2013. via MySouthwestGA.com.…

Brasiel charged in murder

Brasiel charged in murder

A 20-year-old Waynesville man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death of a 55-year-old Ternest Lane man and stabbing of a 50-year-old woman, also a…

Murder, stabbing victims identified

Murder, stabbing victims identified

(Update: Unconfirmed reports indicate that a suspect  has been arrested in the investigation, and while a name has been mentioned, we won’t post it till we’re sure of it.) The…

Family: National Guard to join search for missing Brunswick mother

Family: National Guard to join search for missing Brunswick mother

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The National Guard will join the search for a missing mother in Brunswick.…

Georgia congressman calls for VA secretary to resign

Georgia congressman calls for VA secretary to resign

A Georgia congressman is calling for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to step down over concerns with oversight at Atlanta’s VA Medical Center. AccessNorthGa.…

Opinion: Take government out of public education

There is another major reduction Congress can make to the federal budget to spare taxpayers billions of dollars annually. It can do what Republicans set out to do prior to…

Georgia Democrats blame their numbers on gerrymandering

This week, Georgia’s revered civil rights icon and congressman U.S. Rep. John Lewis testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the first congressional hearing after the Supreme Court’s decision last…

Despite rains, no blueberry blues for Georgia

In the wake of a cold spring and more than 35 inches of rain, Georgia’s blueberry crop has prevailed. UGA.…

Thomaston Ritz Theatre featured in music video by T Hardy Morris

Thomaston Ritz Theatre featured in music video by T Hardy Morris

ATLANTA – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce Georgia’s “Places in Peril” will be featured in a series of music videos for “Audition Tapes,” the debut…

Heinze polygraph examiner under investigation for untruths

BRUNSWICK | A polygraph examiner who testified on Thursday in Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder case is himself the subject of a perjury investigation, an official said. jacksonville.com.…

Guyton man arrested on child porn charges

A Guyton man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ronald Mullins, 50, was arrested Thursday afternoon following a search of a residence on Barrister Circle, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office…

Search for missing mother continues on daughter’s first birthday

Search for missing mother continues on daughter’s first birthday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Dozens of volunteers are canvassing Brunswick neighborhoods and businesses in a desperate search for 22-year-old Amber Whited. The search for the mother of two has renewed meaning. It is her…

Georgia unemployment rate rises to 8.6% in June

Georgia’s unemployment rate went up again in June as education workers are generally unemployed during the summer and new college graduates are unemployed until they find a job, Georgia Department…

Detroit becomes the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. savannahnow.com.…

Immigration Reform: Pathway to citizenship?

Immigration reform appears to have hit a roadblock in Congress. Some Democrat and Republican representatives are at odds over whether a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million illegal immigrants should…

Two charged in Valdosta murder

Valdosta detectives arrested and charged two people Wednesday night near Savannah in connection with the death of Robert Pett. Michael Pindling, 22, and Deron Wallace, 21, both face murder charges…

Blackshear’s Hanging Jail closer to reprieve

The Blackshear City Council approved an agreement last Tuesday with Valdosta architectural firm Ellis, Ricket & Associates. Terms include a project cap of $250,000 to limit total costs, including fees,…

Foul play suspected in Glynn woman’s disappearance

Foul play suspected in Glynn woman’s disappearance

Police in Glynn County suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 25-year-old mother of two who was last seen at 11 a.m. Tuesday. WAWS   …

Woman arrested for DUI dies after booking into Oconee County jail

A Madison County woman arrested Tuesday evening on a DUI charge died shortly after she was booked into the Oconee County Jail, authorities said Wednesday. jacksonville.com.…

Murder charge dropped against St. Marys man in Yulee woman’s death

A felony murder charge has been dismissed against a St. Marys man in the February 2008 death of a Yulee woman for which former Fernandina Beach High football star Amos…

West Nile virus detected in Chatham County

Chatham County Mosquito Control has confirmed that a sampling of mosquitoes collected in southwest Chatham County has tested positive for West Nile virus. This indicates the virus is actively circulating…

Wild Adventures closes after acid spill

Wild Adventures is closed for the day following a spill spill of hydrochloric acid at Splash Island Water Park, according to park spokeswoman Micha Hogan. The chemical is used to…

Body of teenage drowning victim recovered off St. Simons Island

A fisherman in a boat spotted the body of Treyus Coleman floating near Goulds Inlet on the north end of St. Simons Island’s beach, Capt. Jay Wiggins said. The area…

Hundreds march in Atlanta over Zimmerman acquittal

Hundreds march in Atlanta over Zimmerman acquittal

ATLANTA — Hundreds of people in metro Atlanta marched in protest of George Zimmerman’s acquittal Monday night. www.wsbtv.com.…

Search is on for armed robber of Alma store clerk

The Alma PD is on the lookout for a suspect in the armed robbery of a store clerk. The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday as the clerk was…

Wayne man gets life plus 10 years for killing pregnant wife

A Wayne County man was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life sentences plus 10 years after he pleaded guilty to shooting his pregnant wife to death last year, District Attorney…

Jesup driver dies in crash when another swerves to miss deer

A state patrol Special Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a Friday accident in Wayne County in which a man died when his car was struck head-on by another whose driver…

Brantley manager to meet with animal rescue group

Brantley County Manager Carl Rowland will meet with the Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition at its regular monthly meeting July 23 to discuss solutions to the county’s stray animal problem.  jacksonville.com.…

Tax-free weekend arriving later

The sales tax holiday is returning to Georgia for back-to-school shoppers, but the savings might be a bit too late for some people in Glynn and Brantley counties.…

Former congressman Bob Barr to be featured at Cartersville event

On Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at The Gate Cafe, 952 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville, resident Ricky Thomas will continue his interview series Covenant Conversations with former congressman Bob…

Search on for missing 16-year-old boy off St. Simons Island

Search on for missing 16-year-old boy off St. Simons Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – A search by boat and helicopter was underway Sunday night for a 16-year-old boy who disappeared beneath the ocean near the south end of the island,…

Rallies against Zimmerman verdict erupt across country

Rallies against Zimmerman verdict erupt across country

NEW YORK — From New York to California, demonstrators are rallying against a Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. savannahnow.com.…

Zimmerman found not guilty.

Zimmerman found not guilty.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin at 10 p.m. tonight after deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days. The jury returned the…

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Time was, it was golf and the beach that drew people to this barrier island. Friday morning, it was the prospect of seeing a couple of sea turtles leave the…

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Time was, it was golf and the beach that drew people to this barrier island. Friday morning, it was the prospect of seeing a couple of sea turtles leave the…

Leesburg girl to serve as Ronald McDonald House poster child

Leesburg girl to serve as Ronald McDonald House poster child

LEESBURG — Over the last few years, circumstances have resulted in Stephanie Oxley, as well as a few of her family members, making good use of the Ronald McDonald House…

Albany Herald | Farm bill has tough row to hoe

The Senate adopted farm legislation in June and sent it to the House. Among those in the Senate who endorsed the legislation in the 66-27 vote was Georgia’s senior Sen.…

Appeals court reverses summary judgment against Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment to Vincent and Patricia Croft in their action against Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (“GFB”) in which the…

Area officials say residents are used to rising rivers flooding roads

BRUNSWICK | Southeast Georgia’s rivers are high and getting higher to the point of flooding roads, but that is a common inconvenience for people living on the river, officials said.…

Does new evidence implicate parents in Brunswick baby death?

There’s potential new evidence in connection with the murder of a Brunswick baby. Georgia Bureau of Investigation test results show traces of gun residue on both parents of the murdered…

St. Simons island provides sanctuary for many species

BRUNSWICK, GA. — The 14-acre mesa of dredged sand piled high by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the middle of St. Simons Sound looks like nothing more than…

Georgia man convicted in murder of drug dealer in Jax

Georgia man convicted in murder of drug dealer in Jax

A Georgia man has been convicted of the second-degree murder of a 26-year-old Jacksonville man during a drug deal in April 2012. jacksonville.com.…

Wilmington man arrested in death of man whose body was found in 2002 near Screven

A Wilmington, N.C., man has been arrested in the death of a man whose nude and badly burned body was found near Screven, Ga. 11 years ago, police said. jacksonville.com.…

AP reports Napolitano resigning

The Associated Press is reporting that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning from her post to take a senior post in the University of California system. Napolitano has held…

Valdosta woman catches burglar in home

Valdosta woman catches burglar in home

A homeless man is in jail tonight after he was caught inside a woman’s home. The woman was home at the time, and her quick actions helped put him behind…

Column Commandos get inside info on Rogers radio gig

When I heard that former State Sen. Chip Rogers was to debut his much-anticipated radio show on Georgia Public Broadcasting, I was curious to know about any last-minute details as…

Students in limbo after loan interest rate talks stall

WASHINGTON / ATLANTA — Senate Democrats on Wednesday failed to restore lower interest rates on subsidized student loans, again coming up short and perhaps signaling that undergraduates might really face…

June rains soaked state but kept it cooler than normal

Georgia saw a soggy June, with almost all counties receiving more rain than normal and a few cities seeing record-breaking amounts. UGA.…

Georgia Power approved for solar expansion

ATLANTA — Georgia Power must purchase more solar power for its energy system under a plan approved Thursday by state utility regulators, a move sought by solar developers and renewable…

The last Titans of Tobacco

There was a time when the opening day of tobacco season in Pierce County was carnival-like. Folks who hardly ever left the farm would come to town to see the…

Okefenokee Swamp enjoying highest water in years

The weeks of heavy rain — with perhaps more on the way — has caused flooding and other troubles through much of the Southeast. jacksonville.com.…

Augusta closes parks, cancels events as Savannah River rises

A rapid, two-foot rise in an already rain-swollen Savannah River was forecast Wednesday as the Army Corps of Engineers released more floodwaters from Thurmond Lake and its sister reservoirs upstream.…

Fireworks in the rain

Fireworks in the rain

Though plagued by clouds and the occasional thunderstorm, the Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July celebration drew a sizeable crowd last week for lots of fun, food and entertainment and…

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

The dedicated deputy at the county courthouse that was a point of contention only two years before is needed elsewhere, Sheriff Jack Whisenant said at a Monday budget hearing where…

Sales tax holidays set for Aug. 9-10

With the advent of a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the “back to school” sales tax holiday will be Aug. 9-10.…

Widesread Google outage hits UGA, other spots in South

University of Georgia computer users had trouble on Wednesday using Google, but the problem extended far beyond the campus. Online Athens.…

Georgia Sea Turtle Center to release two turtles Friday

Two sea turtles will swim to freedom about 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Dunes Park on Jekyll Island, and the public is invited to watch, the Jekyll Island Authority said.…

Director documents ghost stories of St. Marys

Ghost stories abound in St. Marys. There’s the headless pirate who roams the waterfront looking for his stolen gold (and his head), and the little girl who is often seen…

Insurance commissioner, two staffers took expensive gifts from lobbyists, disclosures show

ATLANTA | Georgia’s top insurance regulator and two senior staffers accepted $100 a head meals and, in one case, a round of golf last month funded by the industry they…

Spin cycle always backfires

“Spin doesn’t work. Spin is less than honest. Spinning in one direction usually causes things to turn in the opposite direction. Spin is what you call it when elected officials,…

PharmaCentra doubling staff in Americus

PharmaCentra announced the hiring of 40 to 60 part-time and full-time positions in its Quality Assurance Division in the Americus operations center. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Georgia could follow S.C. in freeing…

Shop Waldo Local underway in Thomasville

26 downtown businesses are participating in Shop Waldo Local in a project designed to promote small businesses and encourage the community to support local shops, especially during the usually-slow month…

Dalton mayor announces plan to run for governor

In the hours since Dalton Mayor David Pennington unveiled plans to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary next year, plenty of intriguing questions have emerged. Source: Dalton…

Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, gets ticket

Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, gets ticket

An aide to Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers got off with a warning after illegally bringing a gun into a public building.   The Daily Caller.…

Death of Atlanta police officer ruled homicide

Authorities say a suburban Atlanta police officer who was found dead in her house was killed by a gunshot wound to her head. NorthJersey.com.…

Florida accidentally bans smartphones and computers

As the story goes, Florida recently passed a law banning Internet cafes that offer slot machine-like games. “The Legislature and governor acted with dizzying speed, leaving many questions as to…

Three Brooks football players killed in wreck

Three high school football players are dead and one person has been air-lifted after a vehicle crashed in Brooks County Tuesday morning around 9:30 a.m. via WALB.com.…

Brantley man faces 21 years 
for drug trafficking, insurance fraud

Gerald Roberson, 46, of Nahunta, Georgia, was sentenced today by United States Chief District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 262 months in prison for his roles in a drug trafficking…

Raindrops keep fallin’ on our heads

Wayne County is wet. The county received 9.72 inches of rain in June, compared with an average of 5.53 inches, according to accuweather.com. via The Press-Sentinel…

Charlton sheriff’s office makes meth, coke busts

Charlton sheriff’s office makes meth, coke busts

A Folkston man and Florida couple were arrested in Charlton County last week for possession of drugs and other charges. via Charlton County Herald…

Conservative groups want no legalization for those in country illegally

ATLANTA | A coalition of groups in Georgia is urging the state’s members of Congress to vote against any immigration reform bill that includes a path to legalization for people…

One grower’s grapes of wrath

One grower’s grapes of wrath

KERMAN, Calif. — In the world of dried fruit, America has no greater outlaw than Marvin Horne, 68.   The Washington Post.…

Savannah museum woldn’t allow girl’s wheelchair inside, family says

A Charlotte, N.C. couple said their 11-year-old daughter was told she couldn’t use her wheelchair at a Savannah museum because it would get the carpet dirty. jacksonville.com.…

Tournament continues fight against cancer

“Battling cancer seems a never-ending war. Yet, for anyone who has ever had cancer, for anyone who has a friend or relative who has struggled against cancer, it is a…

Forsyth County family visits 36 parks in one day

The Kellogg family set out to visit every public park in Forsyth County in one day, taking part in a ropes course, playing on the playground, and more. Source: Forsyth News…

GIW Industries of Grovetown to be fined again by EPD

For the second time in eight months, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is preparing to fine GIW Industries of Grovetown for not submitting paperwork required by its air-emissions permit. Source: Augusta…

Augusta hospital, oncology center to pay $1 million fine

Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC, which is owned and operated by the for-profit hospital chain, HCA Inc., and Radiation Oncology Associates, LLP, of Augusta, Georgia, have agreed to pay the…

Funeral notice: Lettie Lee, 80

Lettie Gertrude “Gertie” Warner Lee, 80, of Winokur passed away Saturday at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening (July 9, 2013) at 6…

Satilla exceeds flood stage; expected to hit 14.9 feet

Satilla exceeds flood stage; expected to hit 14.9 feet

State gas prices fall 1.5 cents per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

Woman’s body dumped at Jax cemetery

A woman’s body was found Sunday on the north side of Jacksonville at Restlawn Cemetery. News – Home.…

Athens police department adds hybrids to its fleet

ATHENS, Ga. AP –The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has added 18 hybrid cars to its patrol fleet. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Georgia’s per capita income ranking continues to tumble

ATLANTA | Georgia has slipped toward the lower rankings of states in per capita income during the last decade. jacksonville.com.…

Waycross murder suspect was known to be felon with gun

A Waycross man arrested Tuesday on a weapons charge was charged Friday with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of two Donalsonville residents, officials said.  jacksonville.com.…

Two shot after July 4 party near Brunswick

Two men were shot early Friday in a conference center parking lot after the end of a July 4 party, police said. jacksonville.com.…

Funeral notice: Blake Loyd, 57

Blake Austin Loyd, 57, of Nahunta died suddenly Thursday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. Visitation will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday followed by funeral service at 3…

Waycross man charged with double homicide in Donalsonville

Waycross man charged with double homicide in Donalsonville

47-year old DanTony Swinson of Waycross is charged with double homicide.…

Sea Island celebration underway

Sea Island Celebration, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, The Cloister and Beach Club. Includes bike tours, contests, games and nightly movies. Features Stars and Stripes Junior Tennis…

Man wanted on multiple sex offenses on child in Jacksonville caught in Savannah

Man wanted on multiple sex offenses on child in Jacksonville caught in Savannah

A man wanted by Jacksonville police on multiple sex-offense charges involving a child was arrested Wednesday in Savannah, Ga. jacksonville.com.…

School lunch choices

Last August, Georgia students returned to school and found some familiar friends missing from their cafeterias — sodium, fat and sugar. This school year, processed grains continue their exit. UGA.…

How craft breweries have transformed six cities

As the breweries churned out beer, they drew visitors and eventually new, young residents – and more small businesses. Source: Macon Telegraph  Piggly Wiggly to close in Tifton Source: Tifton Gazette  Once-stalled…

Two jailed for posting ‘Townies Go Home’ stickers at Jax beach

Two men were arrested overnight after police said they were placing stickers around Jacksonville Beach that read “Townies Go Home.” News – Home.…

Heavy rain impacts crops for South Georgia farmers

Heavy rain impacts crops for South Georgia farmers

South Georgia farmers are struggling to maintain their crops after an unusually wet June. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Supporters of Egyptian president say military coup is underway

CAIRO — Armored cars, tanks and troops deployed in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday, and advisers said they had lost contact with President Mohammed Morsi in what they described as…

Brunswick author’s book released nationwide

Brunswick resident and author Joann Newbern this week celebrates the nationwide release of her new romance novel, “A Place for Me.” The story introduces readers to Lacy Wise, a journalist…

Funeral notice: Jerome Griffin, 67

Racepond — Jerome Dale Griffin, 67, of Racepond, passed away Monday  at his residence after a short illness. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Frye…

Researchers tout progress in glioblastoma fight

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered a molecular pathway involved in the deadly spread of the most lethal kind of brain cancer. Their findings, which appear in the advanced…

Obamacare employer mandate implementation postponed

Businesses won’t be fined for not providing health insurance to their employees for one more year, the Obama administration said Tuesday evening, announcing that they would delay the implementation of…

Lake Seminole shooting victims identified

Two people were found dead inside a South Georgia home Monday morning. The house is in the 8000 block of Northwood Drive in Donalsonville  and was roped off with crime…

Florida misspelled twice on interstate sign

Florida misspelled twice on interstate sign

The Florida Department of Transportation had some explaining to do when Florida was misspelled on an Interstate 95 exit sign in Jacksonville. News – Home.…

Georgians advised to show caution with fireworks

Most fireworks are illegal in Georgia, but that won’t stop people from experiencing the rush of nearly blowing their hand off. The Red and Black…

Brunswick library has rough start after split

Brunswick library has rough start after split

The first day of the Marshes of Glynn Library System in Brunswick didn’t run smoothly, mainly because computers weren’t running at all. With no Internet or library database available, the…

River headed to flood stage again

River headed to flood stage again

The Satilla River is headed towards flood stage again. The river currently stands at just under 11 feet, considered the “action stage” by NOAA, and is expected to rise to…

Group now has 700+ signatures to save Charlton hospital

Group now has 700+ signatures to save Charlton hospital

Citizens to Save Charlton Memorial organizer Lawanda Jones was thrilled to count over 700 signatures obtained for their petition to ask the county commission to help keep the hospital open.…

Congressman: Gerrymandering bad for majority

“If I had to put my finger on one thing [that’s wrong with Congress today], it would be … gerrymandering,” U.S. Rep. John Barrow said to an audience in Jesup…

Richmond Hill man named PTA national president

One of Richmond Hill’s own has taken the reins of the National Parent Teacher Association and has made history in the process. via Coastal Courier…

Brunswick library has rough start since split

The first day of the Marshes of Glynn Library System in Brunswick didn’t run smoothly, mainly because computers weren’t running at all. With no Internet or library database available, the…

Egypt’s crisis signals the unraveling of yet another Arab nation-state

When British and French diplomats sat down to draw the boundaries of the modern Middle East, one country required no ruler and compass to define it.   People lived in Egypt…

21 charged in cruelty to Alzheimer’s sufferers

COMMERCE | Nearly two-dozen former employees of a Georgia center for people with Alzheimer’s disease are facing more than 70 charges amid allegations of cruel treatment of patients.  jacksonville.com.…

‘Your Carbon Footprint’ event to be held in Cartersville July 11

Ed Bostwick, a retired biology and geology professor at Kennesaw State University, will share his research concerning personal stewardship of the Earth, dwindling fossil fuel reserves, climate change and what…

Brunswick gets $6,000 grant for Colonial era burial ground signs

BRUNSWICK, GA. | The Historic Preservation Fund has awarded $6,000 to Brunswick for signs at the Wright Square burial ground on the former Glynn Middle School property, the Georgia Historic…

‘Operation Summer Storm’ nets seven drug arrests in Alma

Seven people are in jail and three more arrest warrants have been issued in what is considered one of the largest drug sweeps conducted by the Alma Police Department in…

St. Simons pier to close at noon July 4 in preparation for fireworks

Glynn County police will block public parking in the pier area of the St. Simons Island commercial village at 2 a.m. Thursday in preparation for the July 4 fireworks display…

Western wildfires reminiscent of SE Georgia

Many firefighters and forest rangers here in South Georgia know exactly how dangerous wildfires can be. In the past six years two massive wildfires – the one in Waycross in…

Military hearing begins for man accused of killing pregnant wife

FORT STEWART, GA. | A military hearing for a soldier accused of killing his pregnant wife is set to begin at Fort Stewart near Hinesville, Ga.  jacksonville.com.…

Funeral notice: Michael Stone, 57

Waynesville — Michael “Mike” Dean Stone, 57, of Waynesville passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Waycross his parents are Henry and…

Student loan rates double after Senate rejects compromise

The subsidized interest rate on Stafford student loans doubled Monday, following top Senate Democrats’ rejection of a bipartisan compromise supported by the president. via Yep, student loans just doubled |…

Gasoline prices fall 7 cents per gallon in Georgia

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets…

Atheists unveil monument by Ten Commandments in front of Florida courthouse

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s what American Atheists decided after losing a challenge to the placement of a Ten Commandments monument in front of the Bradford County…

116 laws to go into effect Monday in Georgia

ATLANTA | Among the 116 laws taking effect Monday are new limits on workers compensation benefits, tougher restrictions on pain-management clinics and relaxed sentences for people convicted of nonviolent crimes.…

DJJ commissioner encourages public to use agency TIP-Line

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles publicly pledged again today that the Department of Juvenile Justice will continue to maintain a Zero Tolerance policy against sexual misconduct violations…

Regional library system moving HQ to Wayne

The Three Rivers Regional Library System will soon be based in Jesup. The regional system will be moving into the former school maintenance building on the soon-to-be-vacated Jesup Elementary School…

West charged with possession of Valium, paraphernalia

West charged with possession of Valium, paraphernalia

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tristan Thomas West, 27, this week and charged him with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance  and possession and use of a drug…