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Cyber growth at could offset Army cuts at Fort Gordon

The addition of nearly 4,000 cyber and intelligence jobs at Fort Gordon over the next five years should help insulate the post as the Army shrinks to its smallest size…

Golden Isles yard sale set for March 15

March 15 is the date for the next Great Golden Isles Yard Sale! Bigger than ever, over 100 booths! It’s what you get when a yard sale collides head on…

Bill to require drug test for food stamps clears committee

Some Georgia residents applying for food stamps and welfare benefits would have to pass a drug test under a House bill that cleared a committee on Monday, reports Georgia Health…

‘Midnight Rider’ train death investigation ongoing

Thursday’s shocking train collision that left camera assistant Sarah Jones dead and several others injured on the set of Open Road’s Midnight Rider is still under investigation in Jesup. According…

Georgia Senate considers making English official language

The Georgia state Senate panel approved Resolution 1031 on Monday, a proposal declaring English the official language of the state of Georgia. The S.R. 1031 would amend the state’s Constitution;…

House subcommittee OK’s giving cities same lawsuit protection as counties

House subcommittee OK’s giving cities same lawsuit protection as counties

Lawsuits stemming from a fatal plane crash in Thomson spurred a House subcommittee Monday to approve legislation giving cities the same protection from lawsuits as counties. The panel also OK’d…

Georgia bill: Ban driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

Georgia bill: Ban driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

Georgia’s Republican-controlled Legislature is diving back into the contentious debate over illegal immigration with a new initiative that would expand the state’s crackdown. Co-sponsored by a dozen Republican lawmakers, Senate…

Bacon commissioners puzzled by request for legislation

Local legislation has been introduced in Atlanta affecting the Bacon County commission and some of the commissioners say they know nothing about it. At a recent county work session, State…

Car buyers can opt into new ad valorem tax plan

The Georgia Department of Revenue reminds those who purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, they have the opportunity to opt…

New technology, outsourcing rob party power

New technology, outsourcing rob party power

This is the dawn of the outsourced campaign. For decades, elections have been the business of candidates and political parties and the professionals they employed. People with names on the…

Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville

Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville

The world’s population is expected to grow from about 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. That’s means we’re going to need more food. A lot more food. To…

Ford to drop Microsoft for BlackBerry in its car technology system

Ford Motor Co. (F), struggling with in-car technology flaws, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)’s QNX and no longer use Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.’s Windows, according to…

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

A blue rubber glove and a blood stain on the yellowed grass of Tom Fountaine Field marked Sunday where the body of a 16-year-old was found after he was shot…

Paula Deen says she’s ‘back in the saddle’

Paula Deen says she’s ‘back in the saddle’

Paula Deen continued maneuvering for a comeback Sunday, turning a beachside cooking demonstration into a public apology for the racist comments that decimated her career last year. The former Food…

PETA wants to ground Kennesaw State’s live owl mascot

A local university’s use of a live predatory bird as a mascot has garnered negative attention from a national activist group. After sending repeated requests to Kennesaw State University, People…

Low Country Moonshine now legal beverage

Hooch, White Lightning, Hillbilly Pop, Radiator Whiskey and Mule Kick are just a few nicknames for moonshine, an illegal spirit distilled in the backwoods of Appalachia since the 1800s. Moonshine…

Analysis: GOP rushes to prevent freshman’s bills from becoming campaign fodder

A small-town newspaper’s story about a freshman legislator prompted the most unusual display of political damage control seen in two decades at the Georgia House of Representatives. A strident libertarian…

St. Marys prepares for Mardi Gras

St. Marys prepares for Mardi Gras

Every year, millions across the country don masks, feather boas and strands of cheap beads to celebrate Mardi Gras, the traditional last day and night of reverie before people make…

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Concerned the city may be planning to limit their ability to enjoy riding their ATVs, a number of citizens showed up at the Homeland council meeting last week.The dozen or…

At half way point, GA medical marijuana bill in trouble

Just over a month ago, State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) admitted he knew next to nothing about medical marijuana. But when he met families of several young children whose life-threatening…

Wayne woman found shot dead in driveway

A woman was found shot to death Saturday morning in Wayne County. WTOC has confirmed that a woman was found shot to death early Saturday morning in her own driveway…

St. Simons woman detailed murder-for-hire, police say

A St. Simons Island woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot told an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her brother in a way there could be…

Bacon losing up to $14,000 per month on trash collection service

Most of us pay our garbage bills every quarter, but did you know you’re also paying for some of your neighbors? At last week’s Bacon County commission work session, Commissioner…

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

Glynn County police have arrested a man who they say was waiting inside a woman’s home when she arrived home and attempted to sexually assault her. Police issued a warrant…

Operation ‘Clean Sweep’ nets several drug arrests

While most of Pierce County was sleeping in the wee hours of Saturday morning, nearly 40 law enforcement officers were not. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett, Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright, their…

Endangered whale freed from fishing gear

Endangered whale freed from fishing gear

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging. Bainbridge News.…

Strong storms whip up winds, damage homes and bring down trees in north and central Georgia

Strong storms whip up winds, damage homes and bring down trees in north and central Georgia

A fast-moving line of thunderstorms with strong winds sent trees toppling into several homes, including one where an 11-year-old boy was injured early Friday when a pine smashed into his…

How dogs read our moods: Emotion detector found In Fido’s brain

How dogs read our moods: Emotion detector found In Fido’s brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap. Dogs always seem to know when you’re upset and need extra love,…

Feds bust alleged militiamen in Rome

Brian Cannon and Cory Williamson of Rome, Ga. appeared in federal court today for preliminary and bond hearings on federal charges of conspiring to receive and possess unregistered destructive devices,…

First flu death reported in Glynn County

The first flu-related death has been reported in Glynn County this year. The Georgia Department of Health said a man from Glynn County died from the flu, the third death…

Hortense man dies when car hits tree in west Glynn County

Jack Henry Hodge, 34, of Hortense was driving west on Georgia 32 about 10 p.m. when his 2003 Hyundai Tiburon veered off the opposite side of the roadway a mile…

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a donated barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles…

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

The Altamaha Riverkeeper and the Center for a Sustainable Coast  filed a challenge today to the Glynn County Islands Planning Commission’s (IPC) procedurally flawed approval of zoning ordinance amendments that…

St. Marys looking to replace city managerSteve Crowell

The city is beginning a search for a new city manager to replace Steven Crowell Jr. who leaves office Friday after nearly three years on the job. Crowell has accepted…

Savannah City Council settles police discrimination suit for $200,000

Savannah City Council settles police discrimination suit for $200,000

The Savannah City Council on Thursday agreed to a $200,000 settlement to resolve a discrimination lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Savannah-Chatham Police Capt. Charles Hall. Hall’s suit came…

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Wildlife experts cut away more than 280 feet of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, though some of the heavy rope had…

Key figure in APS test-cheating scandal to plead guilty

One of the key figures in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating scandal is scheduled to plead guilty Friday and begin cooperating with prosecutors, say individuals closely familiar with ongoing plea…

Solar panel bill out of steam in Georgia

Solar panel bill out of steam in Georgia

Legislation allowing Georgia property owners to contract directly with solar energy installers to finance the installation of solar panels is essentially dead for the year. State Rep. Mike Dudgeon, R-Johns…

Bill would allow sex offenders at schools

Bill would allow sex offenders at schools

Brand new state Rep. Sam Moore (R-Macedonia) is pushing a sweeping law that would allow registered sex offenders to go anywhere they want — even to schools. Moore, in his…

Hightower bill aims to ‘put faith back in our schools’

State Rep. Dusty Hightower’s “Georgia Student Religious Liberties Act of 2014” is working its way through the process to passage in the Georgia House of Representatives. The bill, HB 861,…

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Some observant citizens helped Sheriff Richard Foskey put a stop to a flow of contraband coming into the Bacon County Jail. The lawman said jail officers confiscated a large stash…

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

A car fire led to a woman’s arrest in Camden County. Fire crews put out flames coming from a Honda inside the Ingleside Apartments in Kingsland. Police say Kimberly Pollock…

Marijuana seized from six sites in central Georgia raid

Marijuana seized from six sites in central Georgia raid

Authorities say they have arrested four people and seized more than $4 million dollars’ worth of marijuana in central Georgia raid. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that officers…

Homerville restaurant makes list of 35 finalists in Flavor of Georgia

Judges have selected 35 products to compete in the final round of the 2014 University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 17-18 at the Georgia Railroad…

More than $4 million in pot seized in Warner Robins bust

More than $4 million in pot seized in Warner Robins bust

Four people are in jail after authorities seized more than 386 marijuana plants valued at $3.86 million at Middle Georgia “grow houses.” An additional 86.5 pounds of marijuana packaged for…

‘Midnight Rider’ staffer killed by train in Wayne

‘Midnight Rider’ staffer killed by train in Wayne

A  camera assistant was killed in Wayne County Thursday afternoon when a freight train struck and killed her on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider,” sources confirm…

White House silent on appointee Michael Boggs’s anti-gay record

White House silent on appointee Michael Boggs’s anti-gay record

Under questioning from The Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery, Earnest professed to have no knowledge of calls to remove Michael Boggs, whom President Obama tapped in December for a seat on…

Cold front coming this way

Cold front coming this way

A cold front will move across the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia late tonight and into southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River Valley of northeast Florida during the morning hours…

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

A coalition of groups from the Atlanta Tea Party to the ACLU is calling on state lawmakers to reform Georgia’s civil forfeiture law. Lee McGrath with the Institute for Justice…

Introducing: Etceterati!

Introducing: Etceterati!

Etceterati is made up of the same people who brought you The Brantley Enterprise for the last 20 years. Now we're putting the design expertise to work for you. Find…

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

This warming trend is just what those of us with cabin fever needed! Ponds and lakes are on fire right now, especially for crappie and bass. Last quarter moon is…

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

The state of Georgia has released a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear…

OSHA cites Homerville plant for 22 violations

OSHA cites Homerville plant for 22 violations

The plant is one of the largest producers of pine posts and pine perfect posts in the Southeastern United States.…

Georgia Cop Kills Teen Holding Up Wii Controller

A 17-year-old Georgia JROTC student was fatally shot in his home last Friday by a law enforcement officer who mistook his Nintendo video game controller for a weapon, according to…

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

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

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

Dunn guilty of attempted murder; hung jury on murder of Jordan Davis

Dunn guilty of attempted murder; hung jury on murder of Jordan Davis

A two-week trial of a Brevard County man ended Saturday night with a verdict that appeared to please no one. Jurors deadlocked on whether Michael David Dunn, 47, murdered 17-year-old…

High expectations surround Jacket baseball

The Wayne County High diamond Jackets put their Region 3-AAAA title on the line when their season opens Wednesday at home against Brantley County High. via The Press-Sentinel…

Brunswick shooting that prompted search, lockdown was self-inflicted

BRUNSWICK, GA. — A morning shooting at a motel that triggered a massive search and the lockdown of nearby businesses was accidental and self-inflicted, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering…

Georgia Power loses power, running on emergency generation

Georgia Power loses power, running on emergency generation

“How ironic is it for the company to be named Georgia Power and then have this building lose power?,” Truitt Eavenson, East Region VP of Georgia Power, said. “We’re on…

Brantley County man killed when truck overturns on county road

NAHUNTA | A Waynesville man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck ran off a county road and overturned, the Georgia State Patrol said. jacksonville.com.…

Patterson police led on foot chase after traffic stop

A traffic stop on Patterson’s west side Friday night resulted in a foot chase and a drug arrest. Everett Jernigan, 45, of Patterson, has been charged with possession of cocaine,…

Waycross city commissioners must stay 10 feet apart after one accuses the other of sexual battery

WAYCROSS — A magistrate ordered City Commissioners Normal Davis Sr. and Marian Solomon-Gaines to stay at least 10 feet away from each other at meetings and 50 feet from each…

Brantley County man killed Thursday when truck overturns on county road

A Waynesville man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck ran off a county road and overturned, the Georgia State Patrol said. Paul T. Henderson, 36, was driving a…

Hercules warns Brunswick neighbors of groundwater contamination

BRUNSWICK, GA. | Hercules is contacting 13 property owners to advise them that organic compounds found in the shallow aquifer at its former manufacturing facility in Brunswick has or may…

Jefferson High School wins AFJROTC MLK Invitational at BCHS

The Dragon Group took both the Armed and Unarmed Divisions leading to the Overall Championship.“We took 2 teams into each category of competition except in the Exhibition Categories and had…

Lori update

Surgeon removed 18-pound mass from ovary. Indications are that it is not cancer. Everything else looked great.…

Lori update

Lori is now in surgery. Updates to come.…

NWS predicts very cold weather tonight

NWS predicts very cold weather tonight

A frontal boundary will become stationary across the region later today and tonight.  A low pressure system will move east along this boundary on Wednesday. As this Low moves through our…

Molenn selected for medical leader program

Brooke Molenn, a 10th grader at BCHS, has been chosen to represent her school and the state of Georgia in Washington DC at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Feb.…

GEMA activates State Operations Center

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) elevated the State Operations Center (SOC) to full activation Tuesday following Governor Nathan Deal’s state of emergency declaration for 45 counties in response to…

Iron Chef Challenge returns to Southern Women’s Show

The Southern Women’s Show, an annual action-packed weekend extravaganza for women of all ages, is pleased to announce the exciting lineup of local chefs for the Iron Chef Challenge on…

Water plan first step in stealing your water for Atlanta

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts — or in this case, of “environmental” legislation the dubious benefits of which look less environmental than political and financial.A bill has resurfaced in the…

Original Waffle House not in top 21 Buzzfeed rankings

Original Waffle House not in top 21 Buzzfeed rankings

Athens’ Waffle Houses didn’t make the cut on Buzzfeed’s recent ranking of the 21 most popular Waffle Houses in America . Emily Hennen, writer of the Buzzfeed article said the…

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was…

Atlanta braces for winter storm sequel

Atlanta braces for winter storm sequel

Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse…

Wayne ordinance aims to curb sale of stolen items at pawn shops

A discussion that started in December on how to decrease the number of stolen items being sold to local businesses took up an hour-and-a-half work session and part of Tuesday…

Waynesville man who helped brother flee Woodbine murder scene pleads guilty, goes free

The brother and co-defendant of a man sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a Woodbine man pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday and was released…

Georgia schools junking junk food

Georgia schools junking junk food

Little Debbie is on her way out of schools during the day.Area schools must soon limit selling food items for fundraisers and through vending machines thanks to a new federal…

Buchanan scheduled for surgery Wednesday

Lori Buchanan will go to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Monday for a preoperative examination at 6 a.m. She is expected to return Wednesday for surgery to remove  a  growth found…

Murder suspect caught after search in Camden

Murder suspect caught after search in Camden

A massive manhunt through Georgia woods and marsh ended with the capture of a man wanted for murder Friday. The long day for Camden County Sheriff’s Office Dep. James Thames…

Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

Nearly seven years after government-funded dredging added 6 feet of depth to the waterway connecting the Port of Brunswick to the Atlantic Ocean, much of that extra room for cargo…

Wayne’s Sanders chooses Florida after UGA offer cools

One of the wilder scenarios this past cycle occurred in Jesup. Four-star wide receiver Krenwick Sanders committed to Georgia on Nov. 29, 2012. Georgia reached out to Wayne County coach…

Camden Auburn signee arrested on felony marijuana charges

Camden County defensive back and Times-Union Super 24 selection Kalvaraz Bessent was arrested on Friday night in Nassau County and charged with two felonies related to marijuana possession. jacksonville.com.…

Man kills himself near Glynn courthouse

Man kills himself near Glynn courthouse

The street between the Glynn County courthouse and jail was shut down Thursday afternoon after a man shot himself in a parked car.…

UGA ag economists note farm bill affects on Georgians

Due to the new federal farm bill, which passed the Senate last week, the farm subsidies issued annually to producers around the country were eliminated, including counter-cyclical payments. Both were…

As illegal ‘pill mills’ fall, addicts resorting to robbery for drugs

Pharmacy officials say such robberies are occurring with greater frequency in Georgia. Ironically, the officials link the increase to the state’s recent success in cracking down on the scourge of…

Trial of fired ethics commission employee’s lawsuit delayed

The upcoming trial in the lawsuit of a former state ethics commission employee who alleges retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal has been delayed for several weeks. jacksonville.com.…

Former UGa registrar’s office worker charged with using students’ info to obtain credit cards

ATHENS, GA. | Police say a former employee in the registrar’s office at the University of Georgia is accused of using students’ personal information to obtain credit cards. jacksonville.com.…

Pierce superintendent announces sudden change in elementary school principal

Dr. Tammy Theologus, long-time principal at Blackshear Elementary School, has been moved to a new position at the school system’s central office. Tonya Johnson, who has served as system curriculum…

Massive Ga. blaze is contained but still burning

Firefighters battled a giant blaze fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber Saturday at the Port of Savannah, where a towering column of black smoke could be seen from miles away.…

New York Times reports fall in ad revenue and circulation

The company has become more reliant on readers than on advertisers for annual revenue, and chief executive Mark Thompson is working to lure more subscribers by creating packages of news…

FDIC files suit against former Oglethorpe Bank of Brunswick

FDIC files suit against former Oglethorpe Bank of Brunswick

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is seeking through a federal civil lawsuit to be repaid $9.8 million it claims it could not recover in its takeover of a failed Glynn…

Senate Democrats Call for More ‘Independent’ Weather Task Force | WABE 90.1 FM

Senate Democrats Call for More ‘Independent’ Weather Task Force | WABE 90.1 FM

Following a snowstorm last week, which stranded large numbers of motorists and a number of school children, Gov. Deal announced Monday he will create a more than 25-person task force…

Jekyll’s “Turtle Crawl” registration open

Registration is now open for one of Jekyll Island’s most-popular traditions, the annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest celebrating athleticism and ecology on this beautiful barrier island.  It’s the perfect…

Caney Bay Road closed next week for bridge replacement

In conjunction with the $1 million bridge replacement project on Caney Bay Road in Brantley County, a contractor for the Georgia DOT has scheduled closure starting on Feb. 10 of…

Georgia asks Supreme Court to reject Florida water suit

Attorneys for the state of Georgia are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the latest legal battle in a long fight over water rights with Florida. WALB.com…

Deal catches heat for photos shot just before big freeze

Deal catches heat for photos shot just before big freeze

Gov. Nathan Deal is catching heat for what he was doing hours before the city-paralyzing winter storm moved in on Tuesday. Deal spent Tuesday morning in photo-ops at the Capitol,…

A little track in Waynesville drawing fans for some big races

BRUNSWICK | The Golden Isles Speedway’s Super Bowl of Racing hints at the biggest pro football game of the year. But it bears closer ties to stock car racing’s biggest…

Golden Isles looks to improve beach safety

Just 60 miles south of Glynn County, the lively community of Fernandina Beach, Florida, relies heavily on tourists – just like the Golden Isles. But unlike the Golden Isles, Fernandina…

New Dollar General may give boost to Brunswick revitalization efforts

Another day, another Dollar General seems like a play on the old adage. The discount chain’s ambitious expansion plans included a store that could play a role — even it…

Atlanta mayor defends using emergency lanes during traffic woes

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor is defending his use of emergency lanes at the height of Tuesday’s icy traffic jam so he could do an interview at The Weather Channel’s studios.…

Armed robbery suspect arrested at Glynn County school

Armed robbery suspect arrested at Glynn County school

A suspect in the armed robbery of a convenience store was arrested last week at a Glynn County school, Glynn County Police Capt. Marissa Tindale said. jacksonville.com.…

Springfield  fire chief will keep job after drunken driving arrest

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer will keep his job after a drunken driving arrest. savannahnow.com.…

Legislation would scrap 42-year-old Jekyll Island development agreement

A 42-year-old policy governing development on Jekyll Island would be scrapped under legislation the Georgia House of Representatives passed overwhelmingly Friday. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

UCF brings in QB from Blackshear as possible replacement for Blake Bortles

UCF brings in QB from Blackshear as possible replacement for Blake Bortles

The Golden Knights have 16 commitments for the 2014 class led by Tyler Harris, a 6-4 pocket passer from Blackshear. It seems unlikely Harris will be the immediate replacement for…

Man wanted in St. Johns County molestation case arrested

U.S. deputy marshals helped local law enforcement arrest a man Thursday in the 2013 molestation of a minor, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. jacksonville.com.…

Coroner: Two die on one victim’s birthday in Quitman house fire

Quitman County Coroner James Belflower tells News Leader 9 that two people have died in a house fire in Georgetown, Ga. According to Belflower, Jan. 31 was one of the…

Missing Florida man injured in Ware accident

An elderly man reported missing from his home in Williston, Fla., was injured Thursday when he tried to pass two vehicles on the Valdosta Highway and his car sideswiped an…

Senate resolution calls for annual dredging of Brunswick channel

A state Senate resolution encourages Congress to create an annual cycle of dredging at the port of Brunswick, which critics assert, is being shortchanged in the spending of federal fees…

Body found in Camden, Jax man charged

Body found in Camden, Jax man charged

After a hunter found the body of a missing 20-year-old man in the woods of Camden County on Thursday afternoon, a 34-year-old Jacksonville man was charged with murder. Jeremy Pittman…

State department finds no objections to pipeline

AP has just reported that the U.S. State Department has raised no major environmental objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.…

City of Nahunta releases agenda for Monday meeting

AGENDA CITY OF NAHUNTA COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 AT 7:30 PM COURTROOM AT CITY HALL 111 N. MAIN ST. CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   ITEM(S)…

Obama’s weaponization of government

When you analyze the public response to the State of the Union and the latest polling data, it’s clear that the President has lost a tremendous amount of credibility with…

Jekyll’s Barbecue Beach Bash final day Saturday

Saturday Barbecue Beach Bash final day, World Class Pro and Amateur Cook-off, Jekyll Island. Includes classic cars, games, live music and art vendors. (912) 258-6698 or jekyllbbq.com. Yard Sale, 8…

Girl suffers serious leg injury in car pileup

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An ice patch caused a pileup that left a young girl with serious injuries in Cobb County on Thursday.  www.wsbtv.com.…

Parvo at Macon-Bibb shelter leads to euthanization, quarantine

A parvo outbreak has put the Macon-Bibb County animal shelter under quarantine for 14 days, and it required 10 puppies to be euthanized Thursday. Macon.com.…

Toyota tells dealers to stop selling 6 models

DETROIT — Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn’t comply with U.S. safety codes and potentially could catch…

Even after snow melts, Atlanta traffic a disaster

Even after snow melts, Atlanta traffic a disaster

Ask any Augustan who has business in the capital city: You have to build in an hour or so of extra travel time just in case of a traffic jam,…

Governor Deal takes the blame for slow winter storm response

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the chaos that swept across the Atlanta area during and after a winter storm that blasted the South this week. 11alive.com.…

Georgia resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

Georgia resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

Georgia took the first step Friday in joining a number of other states calling for a federal constitutional convention when Senate Resolution 736 made it through the state Legislature’s Senate…

State eyes greater scrutiny of community hospitals’ finances

ATLANTA — A call for increased audits and greater transparency for community hospitals across the state — including the 15 or so in serious financial difficulties — is triggering controversy…

String of Strange Incidents Involving 9-Year-Old Indiana Boy Lead to Exorcism

Exorcisms were performed on an Indiana mother after a number of bizarre incidents were reported. Latoya Ammons claimed she and her three children were possessed. Fox News Insider.…

39 members of Congress leaving office before midterm elections

Thirty-nine U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 22 Republicans and 17 Democrats. via FACTBOX-Members of U.S. Congress who…

Space heater suspected in Savannah house fire that killed two children

SAVANNAH, Georgia — Savannah authorities say two children are dead after their home caught fire overnight and evidence points to a space heater being used in subfreezing temperatures. Savannah…

Cell phone photo could be your driver’s license

ATLANTA — Soon, Georgia motorists could whip out a cellphone picture of their driver’s license when stopped by police instead of lugging around the plastic version. jacksonville.com.…

Police seek man who robbed Glynn County store

Police seek man who robbed Glynn County store

Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in Glynn County. The robbery happened at the Friendly Express Store on Highway 17 and McKay Drive Wednesday night.…

Southeast Georgia saw ice, sleet, some snow

Southeast Georgia saw ice, sleet, some snow

As winter storm moved to the southernmost coast of Georgia Wednesday, Georgia Department of Transportation crews moved with it spreading gravel on bridges in advance of dropping temperatures. The snow…

Charlton BOE concerned about declining SPLOST revenues

Charlton County Superintendent of Schools John Lairsey says the school system’s monthly Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenues are the lowest they’ve been since 2010. “I’m concerned and keeping…

‘Major fight’ disrupts Clinch vs. Charlton basketball game

Half the CCHS boys’ basketball team will be sitting out two each of the next four football games after “major fight” broke out at the Clinch County basketball game last…

Hyperlocal news website pioneer Patch hit with massive layoffs

The ax came down on a number of Patch employees today. TechCrunch has confirmed that a number of Patch employees were let go this morning with another round of layoffs…

Georgia bill would allow rooftop leasing for solar panels

Amid the falling snow blocking the sun Tuesday, Rep. Mike Dudgeon introduced legislation designed to bring solar power to more homes and small businesses. The professional electrical engineer acknowledges that…

DOT working bridges in Appling County after sleet

DOT working bridges in Appling County after sleet

Georgia Department of Transportation crews spread gravel on bridges and railroad overpasses on U.S. 341, U.S. 1 and Georgia 121 in Appling County Wednesday morning to provide traction for drivers…

Area schools to close due to winter storm

Area schools to close due to winter storm

Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne school systems will all be closed on Wednesday as a winter storm is expected to bring freezing rain and sleet to Southeast Georgia.…

Winter storm warning for Brantley

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 6 P.M. EST This Evening Main Impact…Freezing Rain And Sleet Will Produce Light Ice Accumulations Which Would Result In Dangerous Driving Conditions On…

Pierce roads, bridges clear in early morning, but officials caution against travel

Pierce County roads and bridges are reported to be clear as of 7:00 a.m. this morning but law enforcement warns drivers that temperatures are still dropping and conditions could change…

Gov declares state of emergency as storm covers most of state

As a winter storm gripped most of the state Tuesday and caused hundreds of traffic crashes, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Deal also…

South Georgia sees rare snow event

South Georgia sees rare snow event

Snow is falling in South Georgia and it will get heavier as the day goes on.The snow started falling in Terrell County just before eight Friday morning and is expected to…

Charges dismissed in Blackshear toddler death case

Charges against a Blackshear man in the death of a toddler last August have been dismissed.Pierce County Magistrate Judge Glenda Dowling dismissed the charges against John Henry Guess, 27, Friday…

Winter storm to roar from Texas to Virginia

Winter storm to roar from Texas to Virginia

Now it’s the South’s turn to get in on the snowy “fun.” A rare southern winter storm is forecast to bring ice and snow all the way from southern Texas…

Jesup native Tasha Cobbs wins first Grammy

Jesup native Tasha Cobbs wins first Grammy

Tasha Cobbs, a native of Jesup and a pastor of worship at the Dream Center Church in Atlanta, won her first-ever Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance for “Break Every…

CNN cuts more than 40 senior journalists

But the once-vaunted network just had its lowest rated week since Jeff Zucker took over, Deadline Hollywood noted. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Ligon wants permanent ban on pumping surface water into Floridan Aquifer

A moratorium on pumping surface water into the Floridan Aquifer that supplies most of the coast would become permanent under legislation filed Thursday. Senate Bill 306 by Sen. William Ligon,…

UW seals the deal with Wayne County duo

UW seals the deal with Wayne County duo

Wayne County head coach Jody Grooms describes the recent recruitment of his two star players – three-star wide receiver Krenwick Sanders and three-star defensive tackle Jeremy Patterson – as riding…

Georgia urged to better market, promote its music

Georgia urged to better market, promote its music

A committee from the Georgia House of Representatives released a report Jan. 22 which urges the aggressive promotion of the state’s music talent, business, education and tourism, as well as…

Police probing death of Savannah teen

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police say the body of William Elijah Norman was found in front of a house in West Savannah Wednesday morning. SFGate.…

Manuel’s Tavern builds chicken coop atop roof for eggs

The popular restaurant and bar on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta is offering organic eggs courtesy of the restaurant’s coop with a view, reports WABE. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Chatham County woman dies of flu

The victim, who was identified only as an adult woman and not elderly, died in Chatham County, the Coastal Health District said. jacksonville.com.…

State lawmaker tries again to overhaul Georgia forfeiture laws

Rep. Wendell Willard, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he’s hopeful the bill will proceed and plans to bring it up in committee soon. Under the revised bill,…

Waycross physician convicted of 51 counts in operation of Garden City pill mill

A Waycross physician who was named in a lawsuit in which Satilla Health Services paid the federal government an $840,000 settlement has been convicted of 51 felony charges in the…

Gulfstream adding 100 jobs in Brunswick expansion

Corporate jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is expanding its service center in Brunswick, a move that’s expected to bring 100 new jobs to the coastal Georgia city. ActionNewsJax.com.…