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Chambliss, Isakson send letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius

Chambliss, Isakson send letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius The letter repeats an earlier demand for answers on why Kathleen Sebelius has solicited money from regulated health care companies to help…

Lawyers: Brunswick murder suspect passed polygraph

Lawyers: Brunswick murder suspect passed polygraph

Defense attorneys say a coastal Georgia man charged with murder passed a polygraph test in which he denied killing his father and seven others. Guy Heinze Jr. is scheduled to…

Armed convenience store robber shot and killed, police say

A clerk has shot and killed a robber whom police say was trying to steal money from a Villa Rica store.WSB-TV reports the robbery Tuesday night happed at the Junior…

Senate in full horse-trading mode on immigration bill

Senate in full horse-trading mode on immigration bill

Senators engaged in last-minute jockeying and horse trading Tuesday as they barreled toward the finish line for the Gang of Eight bill — an effort that could secure a handful…

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still…

Colquitt County man charged with three counts of incest

A Colquitt County man has been charged with at least three counts of incest. Officials say Ruben Fernando-Lopez, 41, has others pending in Buena Vista, Tift County and Alabama. It…

Georgia GOP adopts resolution opposing regionalism

This past weekend, the Georgia Republican Party State Committee met to complete the business of adopting resolutions. Key among them was a resolution opposing mandated regionalism. Regionalism was thrust upon…

Macon police officer resigns after raid on home

A Macon police officer arrested on drug and child endangerment charges has resigned before the department decided her fate. Kontrina Lanette Toomer submitted a letter of resignation, according to a…

Fort Stewart among US bases losing Army brigade

Fort Stewart among US bases losing Army brigade

Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia stands to lose 6.6 percent of its soldiers under the Army’s plan to reduce its forces by 2017. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of…

Funeral notice: David Head, 65

HORTENSE — David Elias Head, 65, of Hortense passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013, starting…

Coastal Regional Commission opens Darien office

The Coastal Regional Commission held a ribbon cutting June 12 at its new facility in Darien. The building was dedicated to the Coastal Georgia cities and counties served by the…

Police take pants ordinance seriously

Call it the pants patrol, if you will, but Brunswick police have issued three citations since the city this past November began enforcing an ordinance to prevent pants from sagging…

Body found Friday in Brunswick was that of a 42-year-old homeless man

The body of a man found Friday at a former paint factory has been identified as that of Nathan Havens, 42, deputy Glynn County Coroner Mary Jane Hurd said. Hurd…

SO issues missing person alert

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person alert for Mitzi Danielle Bowen, 20, who was last seen May 11 in the area of Dixon Road in the…

Flood advisory for Brantley

A flood advisory has been issued for Brantley County until 9 p.m.…

Mistreating marriage

If aliens from another galaxy are monitoring our news and entertainment media, then they probably think gay marriage is the norm and that man-woman relationships are a horrid idea. Augusta…

Authorities investigate Effingham bank robbery

Rincon Police officers and Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies are at First Effingham Bank in Rincon investigating an apparent Monday afternoon bank robbery. According to authorities, around 2:15 p.m., a black male…

Smithville closing police department because of budget cuts

Budget cuts have led city leaders in a small south Georgia town to shut down its police department.WALB-TV reports that the Smithville City Council decided at its meeting last week…

Blackman charged with possession on school grounds

Gary Jonathan Blackman, 39, was arrested last week and charged with DUI, open container and possession of alcoholic beverages on public school grounds after deputies observed Blackman passed out in…

16-year-old dies in Macon ATV crash

A 16-year-old girl was killed in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in central Georgia, authorities say. jacksonville.com.…

Clyde Crews, 70

HOBOKEN — Clyde Crews, 70, of Hoboken passed away late Saturday evening (June 22, 2013) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a brief illness.…

Paula Deen supporters overflow her Savannah restaurant

Paula Deen supporters overflow her Savannah restaurant

Paula Deen’s Georgia restaurant saw huge lines of customers this week after the long-time Food Network host was fired for making racist comments. via Opposing Views.…

Suspect in Camden abduction arrested, boy safe

A woman wanted in the Saturday morning abduction of her 1-year-old son from a Camden County home was arrested Sunday in Dalton, Ga., and the boy was found safe, the…

1-year-old taken from Kings Bay home

1-year-old taken from Kings Bay home

Georgia authorities are searching for a 1-year-old boy who was believed to be taken from a home on Kings Bay Naval Base on Saturday morning by his non-custodial mother. According…

House rejects farm bill

The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who…

8-year-old’s body found at Jax church; sex offender in custody

8-year-old’s body found at Jax church; sex offender in custody

Just over an hour after a 56-year-old sex offender seen leaving a Northside Walmart Friday night with an 8-year-old girl was arrested Saturday morning, police say the girl’s body was…

50 protest immigration amnesty at Glynn courthouse

50 protest immigration amnesty at Glynn courthouse

About 50 people gathered Thursday at the Glynn County Courthouse to protest amnesty for illegal immigrants. It was a smaller crowd than expected, but “We’ll take what we can get,’’…

Body found at former industry, Brunswick police investigating

City police are at a former paint factory where a body was found Friday morning, Brunswick Police spokesman Todd Rhodes said.Someone found the body about 10:20 a.m. at the former…

DUI standard: None for the road

SO YOU’VE gone out to dinner at a fancy restaurant or watched a game at a sports bar. You had a great time with friends and family. Alongside your meal,…

Lost dog near Hoboken

LOST: Bulldog mix, male, black with white markings, in Hoboken and Mt. Calvary area. If found call 670-0091.…

Beach Week set to begin July 12

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches from Savannah to the Golden Isles are top destinations for visitors and residents. Beginning July 1, coastal visitors will have the opportunity to…

Jesup will seek old state site as new agriculture market

The Jesup City Council unanimously approved the beginning steps to determine whether a regional farmers’ market can be established in Wayne County. Commissioner Nick Harris told the Council Tuesday night…

Gunman wearing Iron Man mask robs Palm Coast bank

Gunman wearing Iron Man mask robs Palm Coast bank

A gunman sporting an Iron Man mask robbed a Flagler County bank on Thursday, deputies said.   News – Home.…

Douglas insurance agent charged with fraud, identity theft

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced today that his Fraud Investigation Unit has issued an arrest warrant for a South Georgia insurance agent on six counts of felony insurance fraud and…

Jesup woman arrested after drugs found in a car stopped on I-95

Jesup woman arrested after drugs found in a car stopped on I-95

A 25-year-old Jesup woman was arrested at midnight Tuesday after a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near Woodbine found marijuana, synthetic marijuana, three kinds of unidentified pills, a digital scale…

One suspect charged, one sought in May 27 Brunswick armed robbery

One suspect charged, one sought in May 27 Brunswick armed robbery

Glynn County police have arrested a Brunswick man in the May 27 robbery of a convenience store and are looking for a second suspect. A clerk at the Friendly Express…

Three Rivers Regional Library staff must leave Brunswick-Glynn library

A Superior Court judge has told the Three Rivers Regional Library System, which serves Brantley and other area libraries, that it must vacate its headquarters in the county library by…

33 indicted in Savannah after drug and drug trafficking probe

Federal authorities in Savannah have charged 33 people as part of an undercover operation into gun and drug trafficking.A majority of those named in 17 federal indictments that were unsealed…

Glynn wants to charge out-of-towners for beach parking

Out-of-county residents are getting a “free lunch” when they park at state-owned beaches on St. Simons Island, members of the Glynn County Commission say, and they want to stop it.…

Judge sets tentative date in baby-killing trial

A judge has set a tentative trial date for two teenagers facing charges in the killing of a baby near the Georgia coast.Brunswick Judicial Circuit Judge Stephen Kelley tentatively scheduled…

FBI hasn’t contacted a single tea party group in IRS probe

There is no evidence that the FBI has contacted a single tea party group in its criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, according to the groups the IRS abused.…

Dog trained to find bodies found missing man alive

Dog trained to find bodies found missing man alive

Taza, a German shepherd trained to find cadavers, turned up the unexpected Sunday morning — a man missing for four days who was still alive, her owner said.After a brief…

Georgia lawmakers expenses detailed

When it comes to politics, Regina Quick and Ron Stephens are on the same end of the spectrum, but when it comes to claiming expenses from taxpayers, they part ways.…

Missing Brantley man found alive

A Raybon man missing since Thursday has been found alive and well. …

Pennsylvania company recalls 165,000 baby recliners

Pennsylvania company recalls 165,000 baby recliners

A children’s product maker is recalling about 165,000 baby recliners linked to at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children falling or hanging over the side of…

Three Rivers Regional Library files suit as Glynn County’s split draws near

Glynn County’s two libraries are set to split from the seven-county Three Rivers Regional Library System July 1 and become a one-county system. That would mean the regional staff must…

Camden program earns accolade again

Camden County’s employee health insurance program keeps racking up the awards. The National Association of Counties has announced that Camden will receive its National Achievement Award for Health Care Reform…

Brunswick gun owner shoots robber in butt

A robber was shot in his butt earlier this week when he broke into the wrong home in Brunswick. According to Glynn County Police Department, the resident was alerted at…

Officers take down huge methamphetamine operation in Ware County

A Ware County man has been charged with the manufacture and possession of methamphetamine after investigators found an enormous production operation in a small house, Sheriff Randy Royal said. A…

Two charged with marijuana sales

Two charged with marijuana sales

Roland Flemon Jones, 54, and Laura Jan Bazemore, 56, were arrested and charged with manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana less than…

School boards to pay more for health insurance next month

Local school boards and public libraries will be paying more for the employer share of health insurance next month following the unanimous decision Thursday of the Community Health Board. The…

Brunswick mayor wonders if barriers could stop suicide leaps

As residents debate installing barriers on an Oregon bridge to prevent suicides, a Georgia mayor wonders whether similar barriers should be installed on the Sidney Lanier Bridge near the Georgia…

Jesup area burglaries Jesup baffle police

The Jesup Police have been left scratching their heads as a result of a rash of daring daylight burglaries. The thief or thieves have particularly targeted one section of town…

Meth lab busted, 3 arrested near Camden County High School

State and local officers dismantled a methamphetamine lab in a house near Camden County High and arrested three people in its operation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers donned…

Meth lab busted, 3 arrested near Camden County High School

State and local officers dismantled a methamphetamine lab in a house near Camden County High and arrested three people in its operation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers donned…

Heat exhaustion symptoms

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion may develop suddenly, or over time, especially with prolonged periods of exercise. Possible heat exhaustion symptoms include: MayoClinic.com.…

Harris arrested for manufacturing marijuana

Ashley Lynn Harris , 21,  was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes after deputies located a marijuana plant growing…

Civil War re-enactors to observe 150th anniversary of Darien’s burning

McIntosh County Historic Preservation Board member Missy Brandt will don period clothing as she portrays Annie Shaw on Saturday in a 150th anniversary commemoration of the burning of Darien. Annie…

Film alliance on the hunt for extras

The Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is seeking extras for scenes of a movie that will be filmed at the former site of Durango-Georgia Paper Co. in St. Marys. Anyone familiar…

Pennsylvania girl who took on donor rules gets adult lungs

A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation drew public debate over how organs are allocated was getting a double-lung transplant Wednesday after a match with an…

10 apply for Brunswick commissioner seat

The governor’s office is conducting interviews to find an interim replacement for suspended City Commissioner James Brooks. Stephanie Mayfield, spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, said in an email 10 candidates…

Probe of Camden teacher expands

Probe of Camden teacher expands

A teacher in St. Marys is facing charges of child molestation and sending obscene material to children. Last month, police started investigating a report of sexual activity between 34-year-old Amy…

Some families could pay far more for health insurance under ObamaCare, officials say

If the example one Georgia insurance company offered is true of the others, the average middle-age family of five will pay about 45 percent more for medical coverage in October…

With no room at the dock in St. Marys, Steelaway sails north

With no room at the dock in St. Marys, Steelaway sails north

After nearly four years on the St. Marys waterfront, the picturesque schooner Steel-away permanently departed over the weekend after its captain said she reached an impasse with the city. Capt.…

Camden alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation charges

Camden alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation charges

A Camden County alternative school teacher is in jail charged with child molestation and distributing obscene material to a minor, Sheriff’s Office records show. The St. Marys Police Department arrested…

State Rep. Jeff Chapman running for U.S. House

State Rep. Jeff Chapman of Brunswick confirmed Tuesday he is joining the already crowded race for the U.S. House seat that Republican Rep. Jack Kingston is vacating. Chapman said he…

River nearing flood stage again

River nearing flood stage again

The Satilla River was at 11 feet today, one foot below flood stage, and was forecasted to reach 12.3 feet by Saturday. Heavy rains over the past few days have…

Body found at metro Atlanta college

State authorities are investigating the death of a person whose body was discovered on the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College. GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang says the body of an…

Audit: Georgia labor department failed to recover millions

Georgia’s Labor Department failed to have adequate systems in place to detect and recover millions of dollars in unemployment benefits improperly paid over a three-year period despite a widely available…

100 students who showed up to take ACT test found no one to administer it

About 100 students, their families and school administrators hope to find out why no one showed up to administer the ACT test at a high school south of Atlanta over…

Barnhill named acting DA

Barnhill named acting DA

George E. Barnhill has been sworn in by chief judge Dwayne H. Gillis as acting district attorney for the six counties of the Waycross Judicial Circuit and has assumed the day-to-day operation…

Brantley man unhurt in accident

A Brantley County man escaped injury when his SUV hydroplaned into the median of U.S. Highway 82 and overturned onto the passenger side. Gregory Leonard Jones, 32, was traveling west…

Miller County sheriff found dead

G.B.I. agents are not releasing how the Miller County Sheriff died, but his death is under investigation tonight. Sheriff H. E. “Buddy” Glass was found dead at his home this…

63 teams compete in Georgia State School Bus Roadeo

63 teams compete in Georgia State School Bus Roadeo

Sherry Harris of Fayette County Public Schools, located about 25 miles south of Atlanta, won the Georgia School Bus Driver Safety Competition. For the first time the event featured propane-autogas…

Phillip Cruce passes away at 74

Twin Rivers Community — Phillip Cruce, 74, of the Twin Rivers Community, passed away Friday morning (June 7, 2013) at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup following an extended illness. A…

Beatrice Lewis passes away at 74

Hoboken- Beatrice Mary Dryden Lewis, 74, of Hoboken died Thursday evening (June 6, 2013) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Sunday…

Damage to Central Avenue bridge averted

Damage to Central Avenue bridge averted

(UPDATE: Damage to a Central Avenue bridge was prevented after officials diverted water from a broken dam.) The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office has announcd that a dam break in the…

Georgia bans license plates with potentially-offensive references

Georgia has unveiled new rules banning references to guns, drugs and alcohol on personalized license plates. The new rules, which won’t become final until after July 9, also ban profanity,…

Some Georgia juvenile detention centers worst in nation for sexual assaults, federal study shows

A federal report shows that some of Georgia’s youth detention centers are among the nation’s worst for sexual assaults on inmates. Four Georgia lockups were included in a list of…

Senators press for answers on questionable VA management

Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical…

Brantley bus driver competes in Macon with propane school bus

Patricia Smith stood under a tent Thursday, her hair soaked and her eyes glued to a yellow school bus as it tried to parallel park. “It all comes down to…

St. Marys man gets 15 years in child molestation, DA says

A 52-year-old St. Marys man will spend 15 years in prison and 15 years on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of child molestation and reckless conduct, District Attorney…

STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER

Payton Johnston shared this photo of Mt. Calvary Road near Hoboken about half inundated with rain water. Please send us your photos and be sure to tell us where they…

Health Department finds no links in Ware, Pierce children cancers

The Southeast Health District has announced that the preliminary results of an investigation by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) began in February concluded that there is not an…

Road closures listed

The Brantley County Emergency Management Agency has released a list of road closures so far  in the county as a result of heavy rainfall preceding tropical storm Andrea. The following…

Disaster safety checklist

Disaster safety checklist

Tropical storm prompts disaster safety prep checklist for seniors As Tropical Storm Andrea approaches, older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when severe weather strikes. That’s we provide…

Weather Alert

Flood Advisory for Brantley from 1:46 PM Thu until 4:45 PM Thu (EDT)…

Brunswick, Waycross, Valdosta under tropical storm warning as Andrea heads north

South Georgians were bracing for heavy rains Thursday that could lead to flooding as Tropical Storm Andrea gained strength during its approach to the state.Brunswick, Savannah, Valdosta and Waycross were…

AT&T to hire 1,000 workers across state

Gov. Nathan Deal and AT&T Georgia President Sylvia Russell today announced that AT&T will hire workers for more than for 1,000 positions throughout Georgia, including nearly 600 new jobs. AT&T…

Columbus teacher gets 25 years in prison, life on probation for having sex with student

A Columbus teacher convicted of having a months-long affair with a student has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term. jacksonville.com.…

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia will stop in Douglas, Waycross, Brunswick and St. Marys this week

Some roadsides in Southeast Georgia will be a little crowded this week as the 34th Bicycle Ride Across Georgia heads toward the state’s southeastern corner. The ride started Monday morning…

Coastal Film Alliance broadens range

The Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is based in Camden County, but its reach is growing. Alliance members have announced a partnership, including Liberty, McIntosh and Charlton counties, they believe will…

Report: IRS spent $210,000 for two meetings at St. Simons Island hotels

A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels on St. Simons Island and in…

Booker charged with assault, trespass

Booker charged with assault, trespass

Tracy Fleming Booker, 35, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Criminal Trespass after deputies were called to the area of the 100 block of Woods Road in reference…

Tornado watch

Weather Alert Tornado Watch for Brantley from 10:45 AM Thu until 10:00 PM Thu (EDT)…

Mary Dixon Davis passes away at 82

Mary Dixon Davis, 82, of Nahunta passed away Wednesday morning (June 5, 2013) at Satilla Hospice in Waycross. A visitation will be held Friday, June 7, from 6-9 p.m. at…

New farm bill could benefit state’s peanut farmers

Georgia peanut farmers would get a better deal this year under Congress proposed Farm Bill, but some residents could be removed from food stamp rolls if the legislation is passed.Lawmakers…

Flood advisory extended for Brantley

The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Brantley County until 9:30 p.m.…

Tractor trailer, cargo train headed to Waycross collide outside Baltimore

A tractor trailer and a CSX cargo train headed to Waycross collided Tuesday afternoon, derailing about 15 train cars, rocking the Baltimore region with a huge explosion and sending a…

Three Rivers library system fights eviction from Glynn

The Three Rivers Regional Library System is asking a county court to let it stay in Brunswick.Either that or make Glynn County compensate it for having to move to a…

Flathead catfish removal still working on Satilla River

The Satilla River’s invasive flathead catfish are showing signs of resilience, but Tim Bonvechio’s state Department of Natural Resources crews continue to hammer away at the population.Based in Waycross, Bonvechio…

Author claims Clintons, Obama had secret deal

According to a new book by Edward Klein and reported this morning on Fox and Friends, President Obama and the Clintons struck a secret deal last year that led to…

Blackshear and Nahunta men die in single vehicle crashes

A Blackshear man died early Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on a country road, the Georgia State Patrol said.It was the second fatal crash in a three-day period…

Judge sets tentative date in baby killing trial

A judge has set a tentative trial date for two teenagers facing charges in the killing of a baby near the Georgia coast. Brunswick Judicial Circuit Judge Stephen Kelley tentatively…

NY weekly publisher sues over Tea Party probe

The owner of a weekly Westchester County newspaper has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Internal Revenue Service and FBI began investigating him for potential tax violations because of his…

Georgia Democratic State Party chairman to step down

Georgia Democratic State Party Chairman Mike Berlon announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his leadership role in the party. In an email from the Georgia Democratic State Party,…

Georgia Blueberry Commission announces recipe contest

The Georgia Blueberry Commission will host its first-ever “Sweet Georgia Blues Recipe Contest” throughout the month of June in celebration of Georgia Blueberry Month.Georgia Blueberry fans are invited to create…

Georgia film alliance wants to attract movie makers

Three Georgia counties have joined a growing partnership that officials in southeast Georgia say will attract more film and television projects to the region. The Brunwsick News (http://bit.ly/18unqRs) reports that…

The IRS vs. Citizens United

Congressional Democrats continued with a common theme focusing on whether 501(c)(4) organizations, which do not have to disclose donors publicly, should be allowed to engage in any political activity at…

US shale oil supply shock shifts global power balance

A steeper-than-expected rise in US shale oil reserves is about to change the global balance of power between new and existing producers, a report says. Over the next five years,…

Teen court program gives kids second chance

Twelve-year-old Keion Wilson is in trouble. He was suspended from school for fighting and is in court for that facing a misdemeanor charge that could follow him for a long…

Rome fifth-grader’s act of kindness comes back to her

After Lindsey Johnson watched a promotional video for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in class at Pepperell Elementary School, the 11-year-old went home in tears. “She had seen the video…

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — The medical examiner in Glynn County says the autopsy results on a Georgia teenager came back inconclusive. Dalton Collins, 18, died during a party at a…

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

A local tax preparer is in jail, accused of cheating the state out of at least $100,000.Channel 2s Amy Napier Viteri was the only reporter with state investigators and the…

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

A Tyrone tax preparer is in jail, accused of cheating the state out of at least $100,000. Channel 2′s Amy Napier Viteri was the only reporter with state investigators and…

Study shows Georgia university classrooms are underutilized

ATLANTA | A two-year study by the University System of Georgia shows classrooms are empty during most of the week. It was at a 2011 meeting that Chancellor Hank Huckaby…

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Ashby Nix is moving inland from her job on Sapelo Island to become the new Satilla riverkeeper. Nix, 29, holds a master’s degree in environmental science and wetland studies from…

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Marcus Lee Dreggors, 22, was arrested in the 1900 block of Saddle Club Road and charged with theft by taking as a result of the investigation of several thefts  in…

Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Bad Grammar

For all the considerable resources that go into marketing Hollywood movies, it would seem that scant attention is paid to checking the grammar and punctuation of film titles. Case in…

Legal woes piling up for leader of Georgia Democrats

Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia’s Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing…

DC federal Judge apologizes for lack of transparency in leak probe

The chief judge of the District’s federal court issued an unusual order Wednesday, apologizing to the public and the media for not making certain court documents widely available online. The…

Obama making Bush look like a model of restraint

To a person, probably, most of Barack Obama’s supporters believed — a belief the candidate encouraged — that, if elected, he would rein in “the worst excesses” of President George…

St. Marys airport runway lights damaged by vandals

Vandalism at the airport becomes an expensive fix. The St. Marys Police Department is investigating after 21 runway lights were damaged at the St. Marys airport on May 7. According…

Bradskeez’s has grand opening

Bradskeez’s has grand opening

Bradskeez’s Restaurant held their grand opening and ribbon cutting last Saturday with family, friends, restaurant staff, patrons and Brantley Chamber of Commerce members participating in the event. The restaurant served…

McIntosh school board member charged with disorderly conduct

McIntosh County school board member Dwight E. Jordan was arrested Wednesday night on a disorderly conduct charge in the disruption of a Board of Education meeting a month earlier, police…

Office closed today, open Friday

The Brantley Enterprise staff will be out of the office today. We will return Friday. Please use our dropbox if you have something to place in next week’s newspaper. Or…

Brantley gets first art association

Brantley gets first art association

New members gather in front of the newly formed Brantley Art Association sign, a historical first for Brantley. The first meeting was held last Wednesday at Sweet P’s Art Studio…

Tall ship Steelaway leaving St. Marys in frustration

The owners of the picturesque, three-masted Schooner Steelaway that has been a part of the downtown St. Marys waterfront for over three years are bidding a frustrated goodbye to the…

Roommate speaks about activist’s arrest

Outspoken New Black Party Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad gained national attention last year when he offered a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman’s capture, putting Zimmerman’s face in the crosshairs. According…

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleads not guilty to federal mail and wire fraud charges

Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to federal charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. Brooks entered the plea on his 30-count…

Glynn Academy senior dies the day he was to graduate

A Glynn Academy senior due to graduate Wednesday night died that morning at a “senior house” on St. Simons Island where police found alcoholic beverages. Twelve underage people were charged…

Dark clouds over city

Dark clouds over city

Woman hit by stray bullet on Sea Island golf course

A man shooting squirrels at exclusive Ocean Forest on Sea Island with a .22-caliber rifle shot a woman on a golf course Sunday morning. The victim was in stable condition…

Columbus school system closing two schools

A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the Muscogee County School…

Rich plant in Waycross still shut down

The Rich Products facility in Waycross has not manufactured any products since March, when it was linked to a national E. coli outbreak. When asked whether the facility may close…

Georgia Tea Party a victim of IRS runaround

Powder Springs resident Tom Maloy, who serves on the board of the Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party, said his group was among the conservative organizations targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.…

BOE recognizes retirees

BOE recognizes retirees

The Brantley County School Board and superintendent may soon be adding landlord to its existing duties after a decision at Monday night’s regular meeting to move forward with drawing up…

Former Atlanta city employee sues mayor and other city employees

A former city employee is suing Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other city officials, saying he was fired after raising concerns that a woman still had city equipment and access…

Two conservative Georgia groups say IRS targeted them

Leaders of two conservative political groups in Georgia say they say faced invasive questioning from the Internal Revenue Service. Nationwide, an investigation into the IRS’ targeting of conservative political groups…

Governor imposes restrictions on adoption of common core standards

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Wednesday putting in place restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state that have faced growing opposition in recent months…

Toothpick bridge wins third in nation

Toothpick bridge wins third in nation

Science skills are at work at  Brantley County Middle School this year as teachers were able to offer several applied learning connections classes this year.The results of this exploratory learning…

Good golly: DOT will relocate Little Richards boyhood home

The house is a sagging remnant of early 20th century Macon, in a neighborhood called Pleasant Hill. Reginald King rents the house now, making the 28 year old part of an…

Athens road lane closed due to sinkhole

Athens-Clarke County officials shut down a portion of Barnett Shoals Road on Tuesday due to a sinkhole. The county water and sewer department closed a southbound lane of Barnett Shoals…

CBS anchor scolds fellow journalists: ‘We’re getting big stories wrong, over and over again’

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley gave his fellow journalists a scolding this weekend while accepting an award from Quinnipiac University, urging his colleagues to quit worrying about being “first”…

When grades are inflated for HOPE, college performance deflates

This is a brief story about one student at one of Georgia’s public colleges. For all I know, she may be what researchers refer to as a statistical deviation, one…

Five arrested in Alma burglary ring

The Alma Police Department has arrested five suspects, including four juveniles, on charges associated with a string of recent business and residential burglaries here over the last two weeks. via…

Online television service Aereo launches in Atlanta

Aereo, a New York-based startup that threatens to disrupt the network television industry, will launch service in Atlanta. For $8 to $12 a month, Aereo provides subscribers with a dime-sized…

Cancer Walk fundraiser rescheduled for May 31 at Blackshear City Park

The Southeast Cancer Unit’s annual Cancer Walk fundraiser has been rescheduled for Friday, May 31 at Blackshear City Park. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a luminary service…

Jekyll Island task force questions just how big island is

A decades-old state law passed to protect Jekyll Island’s unspoiled beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests seems simple enough, limiting development of hotels, golf courses and other amenities to just…

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

Just when it appeared Washington, D.C. had become impervious to a full-blown political scandal, along comes a seismic revelation jarring Americans of all ideological moorings – one that’s placed one…