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Senate race without Barrow bodes ill for Democrats

U.S. Rep. John Barrow’s announcement this week that he won’t run for the retiring Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat is seen pretty much everywhere as an enormous setback for Georgia Democrats.…

Facebook demonstrates new features for its home app

A month after the release of Home, Facebook is working to answer criticisms with improvements.  MIT Technology Review.…

County may clamp down on off-road park

Brantley County may soon be looking at ways to recoup losses, fix traffic problems and better enforce the law governing major county events after an agenda item regarding East Coast…

Nahunta Primary School leads county on CCRPI

Nahunta Primary School leads county on CCRPI

Nahunta Primary School led the county in results of the 2012 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) tests with a 96.9 overall score, according to results provided by the…

Rain turns fertilizer into fly spawning ground

Hoboken experienced a population boom in the last week in the hundreds of thousands, but the new residents are anything but human. Hoboken City Clerk Linda Henderson said that last…

Jacksonville men arrested in Nassau after armed robbery in Charlton

Nassau County deputies arrested four Jacksonville men entering the county Wednesday night from Georgia where they are suspected in an armed robbery the same day. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office…

Airport authority chair resigns at county meeting

The airport authority will again be looking for a new chairman after long-time member Billy Lee announced his decision to step down from the position at Thursday night’s regular meeting…

Mableton man, 78, reported missing found dead in truck Tuesday

Police say a 78-year-old man who had been reported missing was found dead inside his truck outside Atlanta, and his grandson and the suspect’s girlfriend now face charges in connection…

BlackBerry CEO questions future of tablets

Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said the popularity of tablet computers may wane, an indication the company may shelve a follow-up to its ill- fated PlayBook device. Bloomberg.…

Veggies can be planted in small spaces

Often people with limited or no acreage forgo planting a vegetable garden. This need not be the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Using proper…

Vidalia onion season hurt by seed stem

Georgia’s wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year’s first four months played havoc on the state’s signature onion crop. While farmers were expecting a banner year for onion yields, a warm…

The wait for new Bacon school superintendent is over

After a lengthy search which began in January, the Bacon County Board of Education has named Dr. Laine Reichert as the finalist for Superintendent of Schools. The announcement was made…

More charges for Tifton shooting suspect

More charges for Tifton shooting suspect

A Tifton man is facing more charges in a shooting at a shopping complex two weeks ago. 29-year old LaCharles Dennard Miller was charged with aggravated assault after several businesses…

Darien insurance agent arrested for fraud

A Darien insurance agent with an office in Ludowici is behind bars after being arrested for insurance fraud after providing bogus certificates of insurance to clients. via The Coastal Source.…

Camden deputies seized $18,000 worth of clothing with theft prevention devices attached

Three Tampa residents stopped by a Camden County deputy have been sent on their way without most of the clothes they were carrying. Three occupants of a 2008 Jeep stopped…

Georgia home brewers can legally make more, transport it

Amateur brew masters no longer have to break the law to compete with the signing Monday of legislation that doubles their limit and allows them to transport their beer for…

Georgia Senate 2014: John Barrow ducks race, costing Dems top recruit

One of Democrats’ two top recruits for the Georgia Senate seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) bowed out of consideration Tuesday, potentially clearing the field for Michelle Nunn, the…

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

April Nicole Raulerson, left, 26, and Jerry Rich Raulerson, 34, were arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear and simple battery (domestic violence) after deputies responded to the area…

Gov. Deal signs Fulton tax freeze

Gov. Nathan Deal signed controversial legislation Monday freezing property taxes in Fulton County for the next two years. House Bill 604 is one of a series of bills introduced in…

Two men found shot to death inside south Georgia residence

A house along the 5000 block of River Road in Seminole County is now the center of a double homicide investigation. Deputies with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office say they…

Parents magazine names Amelia Island 6th best beach town

Parents magazine on Monday named Amelia Island the sixth best beach town for day trips and vacations nationwide. The Nassau County hot spot was listed among America’s 10 Best Beach…

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Tosha Nicole Dean, 27, was arrested and charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and Toni Lynn Dean, 26, was arrested on outstanding probation warrants in the…

Georgia immigrants can now get temporary licenses

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two bills into law making it easier for certain noncitizens to get Georgia driver’s licenses. Deal signed House Bill 475 at the Kia Motors plant…

Gov. Deal signs new house bill dealing with tourism

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 318, which changes the procedures of the Georgia Tourism Development Act. Rashelle Beasley with the Albany Convention and Visitor’s Bureau says this bill…

Education accountability should be local issue

Education accountability should be local issue

Perhaps never before in American history has K-12 education experienced such a huge shift from local to federal educational control with less involvement of elected legislators. …

Microsoft closing Hotmail, but you can still use your address

Microsoft announced earlier this week that it is closing Hotmail and moving the “hundreds of millions” still using it to Outlook.com by this summer. The move isn’t unexpected, but perhaps…

Agenda for BOC 5-7-13

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners has released the agenda for the work session set for Tuesday.…

$284,000 in work done on Georgia Regents University president’s house without approval

A spokesman for the Georgia Board of Regents says the board has not approved any renovation work done at the president’s home at Georgia Regents University in several years. The…

Missing Waycross man winds up in Pennsylvania

MCADOO – A Georgia man reported missing was flown to a hospital after he drove off Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Pa., Thursday night, state police at Frackville said Saturday.…

Police: Baby slaying suspect had bullets in pocket

Police warrants say a teenager charged with fatally shooting a baby in the face in on a Brunswick street had bullets in his pants pocket when he was arrested the…

Man facing charges linked to computer virus

An Algerian man is set to appear in court on charges he created and marketed a computer program that drained millions of dollars from bank accounts around the world. U.S.…

Band of US Air Force Reserve plays swan song

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Robins Air Force Base has played its final public performance. Band members performed with the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra at Mercer…

Transportation director: Brantley will have school Monday

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews says school will not be closed Monday despite steady and sometimes heavy rains over the past few days that have left many…

Mangram guilty on all counts in murder

Mangram guilty on all counts in murder

A Glynn County man was sentenced to two life sentences after he was found guilty in the May 29 murder of Ultavious Gillard in Brantley County. …

BCHS tennis team to host Final Four Monday

The Brantley County High School boys tennis team will host the Final Four — just one match away from the state championship — facing St. Pius Monday at 10 a.m.…

SECU cancels cancer walk due to rain, meeting set for Tuesday

The Southeast Cancer Unit Cancer Walk at the Ware County Middle School track — originally scheduled for last Friday — has been cancelled due to rain. Fundraiser teams who planned…

Jack Kingston launches U.S. Senate campaign

Georgia’s longest-serving Republican congressman says his campaign for the U.S. Senate will focus on “common sense” ideas and not “laugh lines for Jay Leno.” That’s the closest U.S. Rep. Jack…

Pot found in suspicious package at Homerville post office

A suspicious package delivered to the Homerville Post Office ended up being five pounds of marijuana.According to Homerville Police Chief Mark Register, post office officials reported a suspicious package to…

Three on trial for Brantley County murder of Glynn County man

Buzzards circling over a wooded area near the Glynn County line led hunters to a dead body and that led to murder charges against three Glynn County residents whose trial…

Clinch Count deputy shoots man to death, GBI investigating

A Clinch County deputy shot a man to death Tuesday night on Tomlinson Road about 10 miles northwest of Homerville, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Vernon McCoy Mathis, 59,…

James Bond studio announces move to Georgia

James Bond studio announces move to Georgia

UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton, home to James Bond, has announced plans to build its first sound stages across the Atlantic in the US. The new complex, Pinewood Atlanta, will…

Brunswick city commissioner suspended by governor

Brunswick city commissioner suspended by governor

The City Commission will meet Wednesday with an empty seat after Gov. Nathan Deal suspended Commissioner James Brooks. Brooks is awaiting trial on charges of violating his oath and racketeering.…

Home invaders pistol whip Thomasville man

Thomasville resident Jasper Walker told Thomasville Police that when he answered a knock on his door Monday, a man hit him in the head with a pistol butt. Jasper tried…

Panel recommends governor suspend Brunswick commissioner

Panel recommends governor suspend Brunswick commissioner

A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal told him Monday to suspend James Brooks from serving on the Brunswick City Commission until charges of influence peddling against him are resolved.…

Obama’s Muslim coverup

Let’s recap so-called “American” President Barack Hussein Obama’s Muslim roots and sympathies. Barack Hussein Obama’s Kenyan father was a Muslim, and it is well-known that young Barack idolized his father.…

Charlton, Camden men charged with Folkston murder

Charlton, Camden men charged with Folkston murder

A Charlton County man and a Camden County man were arrested last week for the March 3 murder of Frank “Dillie” Neely in Folkston. Sheriff Dobie Conner told the Herald…

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention of those looking for fresh online playgrounds. As…

Country singer charged with threatening Savannah boat captain

Country singer charged with threatening Savannah boat captain

Country singer Billy Currington has been indicted on felony charges in Georgia after a 70-year-old tour boat captain says he was chased by the “People Are Crazy” singer from a…

Earthquake shakes east Georgia

An early morning earthquake that struck east Georgia is the latest in a series of quakes to hit the region, authorities said. The latest quake struck at 1:13 a.m. Friday…

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson calls for full state funding of public schools

The neurosurgeon who conservatives began to mention as a presidential hopeful after his National Prayer Breakfast comments is now offering Republicans his prescription for minority voters.Complete state funding of public…

Fort King George presents program on historic weapons

There’s a gun show in Darien Saturday where magazine size won’t be an issue. Fort King George State Historic Site is hosting its second annual “Weapons that Made America” program…

Brantley fugitive nabbed by Glynn County officials

Brantley fugitive nabbed by Glynn County officials

The Brant­ley Enter­prise has learned that a Brant­ley County fugi­tive wanted on sev­eral war­rants who escaped an exten­sive man­hunt in south­west Glynn County by local and state police on the…

Armenian pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

Avetik Moskovian, 46, an Armenian National, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to his role in a conspiracy launder approximately $1.5 million in…

George Jones dead at 81

George Jones dead at 81

Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He…

Brantley fugitive escapes Glynn manhunt

Brantley fugitive escapes Glynn manhunt

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that a Brantley County fugitive wanted on several warrants escaped an extensive manhunt in southwest Glynn County by local and state police on the ground…

BluePearl recalls pet food and treats

Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain Natura Pet Products food and treats after the company issued a recall due to…

College head to reimburse school for wedding costs

Officials at a Georgia university say the college president plans to reimburse the school for costs of a state-owned bus that was used to carry guests of a private wedding…

Atlanta schools work to help kids left behind

The Atlanta Public Schools system is spending millions on remediation programs to help those directly affected by a massive cheating scandal and others who’ve simply fallen behind. Thirty-five former Atlanta…

Felon grand juror spoils 95 indictments in Chatham County

Prosecutors in Chatham County will have to take as many as 95 felony cases to a grand jury for a second time because a convicted felon was on the panel…

Yet another case of vets subjected to gross neglect

A just-released audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that many of the 4,000 patients the Atlanta VA Medical Center referred to an independent contractor apparently “fell through the…

Glynn manhunt confirmed

The Brantley Enterprise has received confirmation from the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office that Glynn County law enforcement officials were involved in a manhunt Monday. BCSO spokesman Craig Pittman provided no…

St. Marys merchants join partnership to attract filmmakers

Camden County isn’t Tinseltown on the Atlantic, but it’s gaining status among filmmakers and more and more production companies found St. Marys and other areas appealing locations. jacksonville.com.…

Suspect to be tried in federal court; details sealed

A court official says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is facing federal charges and has made an initial court appearance in his hospital room. via savannahnow.com.…

BCHS student arrested

BCHS student arrested

Dewayne Eikleigh Everett Jr., 20, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce after school administrators found Everett to be in possession of a small amount…

Jacksonville man who snapped suspect photo speaks

The Jacksonville runner who unknowingly snapped a photo of one of the Boston bombing terror suspects is talking about Saturday’s arrest of 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev. News4Jax.…

Two teens plead not guilty in baby murder

Two Georgia teenagers pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering a baby who was shot in the face during what authorities described as an attempted street robbery. savannahnow.com.…

Deal signs dual credit classes bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill to give high school students an incentive to take dual credit courses and earn college credit. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Wayne County touched by marathon bombings

After twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, the reverberations—through family ties—were felt as far away as Wayne County. In fact, one Boston Marathon runner—St.…

Backwoods artisan finds beauty in gnarled roots

Backwoods artisan finds beauty in gnarled roots

There was a little bit of everything at the Big Z garage sale last Saturday which brought residents from around the area and even out of state to exhibit their…

School officials say hello to new super

School officials say hello to new super

Teachers and several other school system employees will be adding a planning day to the end of the year to help make up hours lost during February’s flooding which forced…

ATV rider could face multiple charges

An accident at an area event could could result in charges against the injured driver. Corey Lee Rauch, 18, from Hinesville who received a life-flight due to head injuries could…

Finalists named for Clinch school board super

The Clinch County Board of Education has narrowed the search to replace the retiring Dr. Gayle Hughes as superintendent to two candidates – both from outside the local system. At…

NPR hacked by ‘Syrian Electronic Army’

The Two-Way, NPR.org and some of NPR’s Twitter accounts were hacked late Monday by an organization that’s said to support Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, as this statement from NPR…

Report: Two Department of Agriculture officials resign after party

Two high-ranking officials at the state Department of Agriculture resigned after hosting a drunken party during a government-funded training session and then going skinny dipping with several employees, according to…

Tybee Island family home safe after Boston bombing

A Georgia family is back home on Tybee Island after witnessing the bomb explosions at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. Tim Seyden says his wife had just finished the race when he…

20 pounds of pot sent to Camden County home

20 pounds of pot sent to Camden County home

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office seized nearly a half-dozen metal cans filled with marijuana. The sheriff’s office said someone sent 20 pounds of pot by Priority Mail to a home…

Ware County school system changing 24,000 lights to LED

School Superintendent Joseph C. Barrow signed a contract Tuesday morning with IP UtiliNET, an Atlanta company, to replace all the existing lights with LED fixtures at a cost of $3.145…

Glynn to pull $1.3 million out of surplus to meet shortfall

Glynn County will come up more than $1 million short of its projected $51.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, preliminary budget figures show. jacksonville.com.…

Robert Sweatt Jr. wins Camden probate judge runoff

Lawyer Robert “Bo” Sweatt Jr. defeated Martin A. Turner, the co-owner of a heating and air-conditioning business, in a runoff for Camden County probate judge. jacksonville.com.…

GSP: Driver who died in crash into Waycross house had drugs in system

A woman who died Jan. 26 when the car she was driving crashed into an assisted living home in Waycross had prescription drugs in her system, the Georgia State Patrol…

Orange Park man dies in Pierce County crash

An Orange Park man was killed Tuesday morning in a crash in Pierce County, Ga., the Georgia State Patrol said.Christopher Tiedemann Jr., 33, was driving a GMC T6500 box truck…

Immigration legislation would have big impact on Georgia

Details emerged Tuesday from sweeping immigration legislation that a bipartisan group of senators is expected to soon release, and its impact on immigrants, workers and employers across Georgia could be…

Bomb victim remembered as vivacious

Bomb victim remembered as vivacious

The boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was remembered by neighbors Tuesday as a vivacious 8-year-old who loved to run and climb. Martin Richard was among the…

Deputy prison warden, 7 guards charged with attacking inmates

A deputy warden and seven members of a specially trained team of guards at a state prison have been indicted on charges of repeatedly attacking inmates. The indictment, filed this…

Jack Kingston shows off $843k in GOP names, connections

Last week, we told you that U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was giving off strong signals that he was packing himself as the candidate for Georgia’s GOP establishment in next year’s…

Forty percent of Georgia homes underwater

Forty percent of Georgia homes underwater

More than forty percent of Georgia homeowners with mortgages owe more money than their houses are worth, according to new data. But at the same time, real estate companies are…

South Georgians ran in Boston Marathon

At least three of those running in today’s Boston Marathon were southeast Georgian’s and three more are from southwest Georgia. Michael Beeman of Tifton, and April Scruggs and Yvette Moore…

Scenes from explosions at Boston Marathon

Scenes from explosions at Boston Marathon

Bloodied victims are carried on stretchers and pushed in wheelchairs to safety. Police clear the scene strewn with debris and broken glass. A runner, crying, is comforted after the explosions.…

Two explosions rock Boston Marathon finish line; at least 2 dead, dozens injured

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured, the Boston Police Department reports. The explosions happened in quick…

Website may be down while being moved to new server

The Brantley Enterprise website is in the process of moving to a new server which we hope will speed up our site and improve the website overall, but the site…

Atkinson County jail unfit for humans, grand jury says

Atkinson County grand juries have said since 2006 that the county needs a new jail. The current grand jury is the first to say the jail is unfit for human…

Tybee police make 42 arrests, seize 5 guns at Orange Crush

Police on Tybee Island say they made 42 arrests during the “Orange Crush” gathering over the weekend. The Savannah Morning News reports that the annual unofficial event organized via social…

Storm marches through county Sunday

Storm marches through county Sunday

Storm tracks show the paths of destructive winds that marched through the county Sunday night …

Biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time is this guy

Biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time is this guy

Thirty years ago, a frizzy-haired accordion player wormed his way onto the American music scene, playing goofy parodies of other people’s hits. Look who’s laughing now. Quite a few of…

Savannah couple pleads guilty to theft from Army

Bo Dukes, 29, and Emily Dukes, 29, husband and wife from Savannah have pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to conspiring to steal over…

Challenger wins Long commission seat

Challenger wins Long commission seat

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday’s runoff race for the District 3 seat on the Long County Commission. According to Long County Board of Elections member Patricia…

Police sergeant says Trayvon Martin shooting targets were training aid

A police sergeant in Port Canaveral, Fla., has been fired after he brought targets bearing images resembling Trayvon Martin a silhouetted figure in a hooded sweatshirt, holding a canned drink…

Family wanted death penalty in Pizza Hut murder

Jeff Pennington worked a Brunswick Pizza Hut. He was closing up after work one night in 2009, when he was shot and killed in a robbery attempt. Police caught his…

Long County deputy charged with cruelty to children

A Long County, Ga., deputy sheriff was arrested Thursday in Darien on three felony counts of cruelty to children and one count of violation of his oath as a public…

Film company plans to build big studio complex near Covington

A film company is planning to build a sprawling studio complex in Newton County, southeast of Atlanta. Executives with Georgia-based Triple Horse say the company will build five new filming…

St. Marys hospital authority’s use of funds laudable, but not be legal?

The bulk of funding for St. Marys’ popular senior center might disappear if one legislator’s investigation shows the city hospital authority provides its funding illegally. State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine,…

Two Brunswick brothers charged in the thefts of 11 weapons

Two Brunswick brothers have been arrested in the possession of eight weapons taken in burglaries, Capt. Marissa Tindale of Glynn County police said. jacksonville.com.…

Cyclists stop in Nahunta during 1,700-mile journey

Cyclists stop in Nahunta during 1,700-mile journey

Stephen and Penny Koerner’s 1,700 mile journey may have begun in Sarasota, Fla. late last month, but the couple’s love of seeing the world from the seat of a tandem…

Court of Appeals sets Waycross session

Waycross attorney C. Deen Strickland has announced that Judge Michael P. Boggs of the Court of Appeals of Georgia has accepted the invitation of Chief Superior Court Judge Dwayne H.…

Congress foils plan to stop Saturday postal delivery

Congress foiled the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail when it passed legislation on Thursday requiring six-day delivery. The Postal Service, which lost…

Richard Petty to visit new Pilot Travel Center in St. Marys Tuesday

Richard Petty, still known as “The King” in NASCAR circles – or ovals – will be in St. Marys 3-4 p.m. Tuesday for the opening of the new Pilot Travel…

A Fox News reporter could be jailed for protecting her sources, and nobody seems to care

A Fox News reporter is facing jail time over her refusal to reveal a source she used in a story, an episode receiving remarkably little attention in the mainstream press…

Blueberries climb to the top in Peach State

Blueberries climb to the top in Peach State

When Mike and Diane Stafford bought a 17-acre wooded parcel in CrawfordCounty about seven years ago, they knew they wanted to plant blueberries. It wasn’t because the soil and weather…

Why government wants you to take out loans you can’t afford

On April 2, the Washington Post published an article entitled, "Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit." The report cites a recent speech made…

Big Z is this weekend!

Big Z is this weekend!

Link to website inside!…

River could provide for ecotourism attraction

What would it take to make Wayne County a major draw for ecotourism?That was the subject presented to the Community Advisory Council of Rayonier by former congressman Lindsay Thomas as…

Rome business owners arrested in gambling sting

Authorities in northwest Georgia say the ninth man wanted in an illegal gambling sting has surrendered to police. Officials say Naveed Bhamani is charged with commercial gambling, gambling, possession and…

Juvenile corrections officer arrested on felony drug charges

Juvenile corrections officer arrested on felony drug charges

Commissioner Avery D. Niles of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced today that Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested off-duty juvenile corrections officer (JCO) Craig Banks on felony drug…

St. Marys River Bridge repairs now pushed back to April 15

Repairs that will shut the St. Mary’s River Bridge on U.S. 17 for about a year are now slated to start on Monday, April 15, according to  jacksonville.com.…

District attorney to retire May 31

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that District Attorney Rick Currie plans to retire May 31. The district attorney made the announcement in an email to the Enterprise Friday. The full…

On Lady Gaga, Karl Rove, Buzzfeed, and Fracking

Establishment Republicans are in the midst of what can only be described as an intellectual meltdown. They must be.…

Farm Rich recall products listed

Rich Products of Buffalo, N.Y., is expanding its previously announced recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products to include all products produced at its Waycross, Ga., plant with…

Waycross plant recalls all products as CDC reports 24 E.coli cases

Due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. Coli O121”), Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, NY, has expanded its voluntary recall to include all products from its Waycross…

All Atlanta schools cheating suspects have surrended and are free on bail

All 35 former Atlanta Public Schools educators indicted last week had surrendered to authorities and bonded out of jail as of Wednesday night. A grand jury indictment alleges that the…

Group sues Georgia prisons chief over open records

A group that focuses on fighting human rights violations against inmates has sued the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, saying the agency is in violation of the state’s…

FDA: ‘Ninja Mojo’ and ‘Love Rider’ contain hidden drugs

Even before the Food and Drug Administration’s latest safety warning to men about dietary supplements that claim to enhance sexual performance, there were clues of trouble. The label for Ninja…

South Georgia’s ‘Office Creeper’ arrested in North Carolina

The man dubbed the “Office Creeper” has been arrested in North Carolina. 54-year-old Antonio Hornsby is accused throughout the state of posing as an air condition repairman then stealing money from wallets…

Waycross man arrested in 19-year-old’s shooting death

Waycross police arrested a man Wednesday shortly after finding a 19-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound in a house, city police Chief Tony Tanner said in a release. Police…

County releases agenda for tonight’s meeting

BRANTLEY COUNTY COMMISSION Regular Meeting April 4, 2013 Call Meeting to Order Invocation and Pledge to Flag Public Participation Approval of Minutes-March, 2013 CONSENT AGENDA Approve Appointment of Clay Lee…

Ludowici soldier charged in killing of pregnant wife

A Georgia soldier accused of plotting attacks as leader of an anti-government militia group was charged with murder by the Army on Wednesday in the 2011 death of his pregnant…

Ex-Fulton Co. official wins reverse discrimination lawsuit

The former deputy director of Fulton County Human Services has been awarded $1.2 million in a race and gender discrimination suit. A jury found that Douglas Carl was denied a…

Budget, ethics legislation approved on session’s final day

The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end at midnight March 28, with the House of Representatives and the Senate reaching final agreement on a $19.9…

Ethics bill architect faces violations at home

Georgia Senator Josh McKoon helped lead the charge on the state’s historic ethics reform only to come home to a bitter battle and allegations of ethics violations here in Columbus.…

Tax Freedom Day comes later for Georgia in 2013

Tax Freedom Day comes later for Georgia in 2013

Georgians will work almost a week longer this year just to get Uncle Sam off their backs, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation’s annual “Tax Freedom Day” report. Tax Freedom…

Charlton Memorial keeps up struggle to pay its debts

Cash continues to be a struggle for the hospital as more vendors demand “higher and higher” payments on old debt before they will ship supplies or continue services. CEO H.D.…

Drew Sauls named principal at SGES

There will soon be a familiar face at St. George Elementary School — if not for the students, then at least for faculty and staff. Dr. Drew Sauls, former SGES…

All aboard for Railwatch 2013 Saturday

Railwatch 2013 will have plenty of activities for train fanciers and Charlton Countians, alike. Saturday’s event will feature a lot more than just watching trains, including a pancake breakfast,  and…

First of Atlanta test cheating defendants surrender

The first of more than 30 defendants expected to surrender by Tuesday’s deadline in Atlanta’s school cheating scandal have turned themselves in to authorities. Fulton County Jail records show that…

A city in debt: A look at Valdosta’s GEFA loans

The City of Valdosta currently has seven loans from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, with an eighth loan already approved. According to Mark Barber, assistant city manager and finance department…

Highway 110 rail crossing closure set

Highway 110 rail crossing closure set

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced CSX Transportation Inc. has scheduled railroad grade crossing improvements on S.R. 110 in Brantley County. S.R. 110 will be closed at the railroad…

Agreement reached to restore Glynn wetlands

Authorities say a Glynn County landowner has agreed to restore 700 acres of wetlands damaged in the construction of two-and-a-half miles of roads and ditches near the Georgia coast. Macon.com.…

Brantley unit joins fire Wayne forest fire fight

The Georgia Forestry Commission and volunteer firefighters battled a forest fire Monday in strong winds off U.S. 341 about eight miles south of Jesup. Two Forestry Commission tractor-plow units from…

Lanier sheriff proposes takeover of Lakeland law enforcement

Though Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton has drafted a proposal to outsource the Lakeland City Police Department to the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office, Mayor Bill Darsey said nothing has been…

Kingston considering options: U.S. Senate bid in his future?

Kingston considering options: U.S. Senate bid in his future?

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston made a swing through Valdosta Thursday, following a tour of the Southwest region of the state to meet with farmers, business owners, and elected officials to…

Pierce County recreation director resigns

Recreation director Jordan Sasser has submitted his resignation, effective April 11. “I am thankful for my three and a half years in Pierce County. The people here have been a…

Original member of McIntosh County Shouters dies

Original member of McIntosh County Shouters dies

Services were held Saturday for Lawrence McKiver, the boss songster and the last member of the original McIntosh County Shouters. Mr. McKiver died Monday of last week. He was 97.…

Senate ups ante on House ethics efforts

The Georgia Senate upped the ante on the House as the two chambers attempt to overhaul lobbying rules under the Gold Dome. The Senate passed its version of House Bill…

Brunswick Commissioner James Brooks surrenders to Camden sheriff

City Commission James Henry Brooks Sr. surrendered at the Camden County jail Monday morning as agreed upon and is awaiting the setting of a bail on his indictment Thursday on…

No cheating educators had turned themselves Monday

No cheating educators had turned themselves Monday

The parade of indicted Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal defendants turning themselves in at the Fulton County Jail didn’t start early Monday as expected, apparently because of paperwork delays. Despite…

Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to shut down

The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra is shutting down after more than 30 years of operation. Vanessa Hyatt, vice president of the symphony, says every effort was made to keep the symphony…

Brunswick commissioner could be removed from office

City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. was freed on bail Friday morning after spending the night in jail on charges of obstructing an officer and interfering with a witness in…

Brunswick commissioner indicted on racketeering charges

Brunswick commissioner indicted on racketeering charges

Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. was indicted Thursday on racketeering and other charges in Camden County. The six-count indictment returned by a county grand jury says Brooks induced…

Brunswick Commissioner gets bail on charge of witness tampering in baby’s killing

City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. was granted a $5,000 bail Friday morning after spending the night in jail on a charge of interfering with a witness in the shooting…

Toddler attacked, killed by pit bulls outside Ellabelle home

A toddler who slipped outside through a doggie door was mauled to death by her family’s seven dogs in the backyard while the attack went unnoticed by the child’s mother…

Gingrey to run for U.S. Senate in Georgia

Phil Gingrey of Georgia plans to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The six-term Republican and obstetrician will make the announcement at his alma mater of Georgia…