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Enterprise suspends publication

Enterprise suspends publication

The Brantley Enterprise has suspended publication indefinitely after county officials bungled the transfer of the legal organ from the Express, marking the sixth year the newspaper has gone without the…

J.C. Penney settles Brunswick discrimination suit

J.C. Penney Co. is coughing up $40,000 in order to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged the Plano, Texas-based retailer (NYSE: JCP) of denying a…

Almost 20,000 join Darden Restaurants employee lawsuit

Almost 20,000 former and current Darden Restaurants workers have opted to join a federal lawsuit that alleges the company underpaid them. That’s a little less than 10 percent of the…

Springfield fire chief placed on leave after DUI charge

A southeast Georgia fire chief has been placed on leave after being charged with driving under the influence. jacksonville.com.…

Insurance protest in Georgia draws 9,000 friends for teacher

In 15 days, Ashley Cline has suddenly acquired nearly 9,000 new friends because of one thing they have in common. While none of these new Facebook friends is likely to…

Georgia men convicted of ricin plot against government

A federal jury has convicted two alleged members of a Georgia militia group with conspiring to produce the deadly toxin ricin to poison government officials, reports Reuters. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will join Tennessee Titans’ staff

Former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will join Tennessee Titans’ staff

According to multiple reports, former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will be joining the Tennessee Titans’ staff. …

Former Georgia bank executives guilty of fraud

BRUNSWICK, GA. — Four former First National Bank executives have pleaded guilty to using manipulated loans to defraud the bank out of millions of dollars. Macon.com.…

Georgia House OKs new election dates

The Georgia House of Representatives gave final approval Friday to a new 2014 election schedule resulting from a federal court order. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Edenfield only finalist for interim Wayne superintendent

Brenda Edenfield seems to have a lock on the Wayne County School Superintendent’s Office. She was the only finalist named for interim superintendent Thursday night. But under state law the Wayne County…

Officer who accused former Savannah-Chatham chief of harassment suspended

Officer who accused former Savannah-Chatham chief of harassment suspended

A Savannah-Chatham police officer whose alleged affair with the department’s former chief was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint filed against the chief and a captain in the department…

Two Glynn men charged with selling synthetic drugs

Two Glynn men charged with selling synthetic drugs

The Glynn County Police Department has arrested two men for selling synthetic drugs. The  department arrested 21-year-old Jake Ryan Edwards and 34-year-old Jose R. Pereyra on Thursday. Both are accused…

Reports: White House caught lying again on ObamaCare

New reports reveal that the White House may have misled the public on ObamaCare enrollment numbers. On Jan. 2, White House Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas said there were “more…

The Brantley Enterprise announced today that well-known Waynesville attorney Joseph Segui will represent the newspaper in its lawsuit against the county after officials bungled the appointment of the legal organ…

Scathing report reveals Benghazi bungling

Scathing report reveals Benghazi bungling

UP UNTIL now, critics of the Obama administration’s mishandling of the events leading up to the murders of four Americans in Benghazi in 2012 were lambasted by the president’s defenders…

Former inmates sue Cobb sheriff for $15 million over sex scandal

Channel 2 Action News has learned the Cobb County sheriff is facing a multimillion dollar federal lawsuit stemming from a sex scandal inside his jail. wsbtv.com.…

Grand jury re-indicts DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

Grand jury re-indicts DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

A DeKalb County grand jury hit suspended CEO Burrell Ellis with a new indictment on Thursday, the same day Ellis posted a video in which he professed his innocence and…

One killed in Army helicopter ‘hard landing’ in Georgia | Online Athens

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to…

Smallern hospitals could get state bailout

ATLANTA — Local charity hospitals in Georgia like St. Mary’s in Athens, Grady in Atlanta and Memorial in Savannah could get a state bailout to replace all or part of…

Georgia Power canceling Albany biomass project

Georgia Power canceling Albany biomass project

Georgia Power Co. is abandoning a plan to convert a coal-fired power plant south of Albany, Ga., to biomass, citing several factors including stricter environmental regulations.    Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Georgia Power canceling Albany biomass project

Georgia Power Co. is abandoning a plan to convert a coal-fired power plant south of Albany, Ga., to biomass, citing several factors including stricter environmental regulations. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

AP Source: NSA phone data control to come to end

AP Source: NSA phone data control to come to end

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government’s control of phone data from millions of Americans, but will not offer a plan for where the…

World less friendly to those of faith

A new study by the Pew Research Center has some sobering numbers for religious individuals. Social hostilities involving religion reached its highest point in six years in 2012. Albany Herald.…

Marvel Comics Ant-Man to be first Pinewood Atlanta film, UK trade pub says

A London-based film and TV production guide publisher, KFTV.com, is reporting Jan. 15 that Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man will be the much anticipated blockbuster movie to start filming in May at…

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA has punished 525 people since the transit system began its “Ride with Respect” campaign in November, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Kia parts supplier seeks 190 workers for West Point plant

Kia auto supplier Hyundai Dymos is looking to fill 190 positions for its new plant now under construction in West Point, Ga. Columbus Ledger Enquirer.…

Peanut Farm Show begins Thursday in Tifton

The Georgia Peanut Farm Show kicks off Thursday at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the event, where more than 95…

Deal proposes $547 increase in education spending

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal says he will propose a $547 million increase in state education spending, calling it the “largest single year increase in K-12 spending in seven years.”…

AT&T withdraws as ‘Idol’ sponsor, Coke scales way back

AT&T will stop sponsoring Fox’s “American Idol” and Coke is scaling way back in its support – a sign the singing-competition show is losing ground with advertisers as its audience…

Enterprise to sue county officials over legals

Enterprise to sue county officials over legals

The Brantley Enterprise has notified three Brantley County constitutional officers of its intent to bring legal action against them for negligence after they botched an attempt to change the legal…

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

As Middle Georgia braces for another bout of winter cold, some people are only beginning to realize the extent of damage from last week’s deep freeze. Two buildings at the…

State school superintendent blasts education funding

GEORGIA SCHOOL Superintendent John Barge may go down in flames by trying to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal, a fellow Republican, in this year’s elections. But anyone who cares about the…

Governor’s budget leaves out $16 million for Camden technical college

Increased spending for teachers, job training, harbor deepening and crime reduction topped Gov. Nathan Deal’s agenda laid out Wednesday in his election-year edition of the State of the State Address.…

UGA police withhold name of student found dead in dorm Tuesday

University of Georgia police are investigating the death of a student whose body was found in his dormitory room. Authorities say the student was found dead in his fifth-floor room…

Wayne school board chair ‘cautiously” optimistic

Wayne school board chair ‘cautiously” optimistic

Wayne County Board of Education chairman was “cautiously” optimistic in a meeting with retired  educators Monday. “We’re in better shape than we have been for the past eight years,” he…

Southern Ionics groundwork beginning in Offerman

Groundwork for a new Southern Ionics mineral sand separation plant in Offerman will begin this month, with hiring to potentially begin later this year. Initial development stages will begin next…

Body of Charlton man reported missing found near home

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office says Terrell Moore,  51, who was reported missing and endangered earlier this week, has been found dead near his home. For more on this case,…

Historical Society to meet Friday

The Brantley County Historical Society’s regular meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Nahunta Library. Dues are $15 annually and many are due this month…

Streeter cartoon

Streeter cartoon

  savannahnow.com.…

Merger of St. Marys police with Camden Sheriff’s Office too costly, task force says

A task force on consolidating St. Marys police with the county Sheriff’s Office has concluded the costs would far outweigh the benefits. The St. Marys Police Consolidation Task Force’s job…

Truck carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken overturns on I-285 ramp

Truck carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken overturns on I-285 ramp

An overturned tractor-trailer full of chicken shut down an Interstate 285 ramp Tuesday morning. The crash happened at the I-285 south ramp onto Interstate 20 east in DeKalb County. The…

32 arrested in two-day Savannah-Chatham police operation

32 arrested in two-day Savannah-Chatham police operation

Robert Douglas Morgan chose the wrong night to try to run from the law. The 29-year-old passenger in a battered, blue-gray Oldsmobile ignored a police officer’s demand he stay in…

Georgia pecan industry targets India

Georgia pecan industry targets India

Georgia pecan grower Randy Hudson and his fellow farmers are on a mission to bring the American treat to the world. It’s an effort that’s paid off in places like…

Jim Beam maker acquired by Japanese firm

The maker of classic American whiskeys Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark has agreed to be acquired by a Japanese company in a $13.62 billion deal that would create the third…

Georgia legislature kicks off 2014 session

Georgia legislature kicks off 2014 session

The 40-day legislative session kicked off Monday with replacement lawmakers getting sworn in, committees beginning to work, and a warning to tone down the politics. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle welcomed…

Capitol comes back to life with start of new session

Most of the year, the oil paintings and statues in the state Capitol stare at little but shifting shadows in a vast building as quiet as an elementary school in…

County folds on legal organ issue?

County folds on legal organ issue?

The Brantley Enterprise will not publish an issue this week for only the second time in the past century due to financial concerns brought about by uncertainty surrounding the naming…

Camden deputies find cocaine in detergent boxes

A Miami man was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies found 6.5 pounds of cocaine concealed inside laundry detergent boxes in the car he was driving on Interstate 95, the Camden…

Coffee County woman dies of flu-releated illness, health officials say

A Coffee County woman died this week of the flu, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.The woman, who died while hospitalized, was older, and hers was among 20 flu-related…

Cracking the door on medicinal marijuana in Georgia

Another counterculture taboo has just begun to wobble. Two states – Colorado and Washington — now allow recreational use of marijuana. More importantly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week took a…

Georgia friends vanish following Jan. 1 fishing trip

David Wood and Mason Cox vanished early Jan. 2, leaving behind many of their belongings. ‘It’s like they just disappeared into thin air,’ one of their desperate parents said. NY…

Democrat opposes party’s new director because she’s white

Rebecca DeHart has accepted the position as executive director of the Georgia Democratic Party, but because both she and the chairman are white, state Sen. Vincent Fort is expressing his…

Old Savannah vaults didn’t house slaves, researchers find

Old Savannah vaults didn’t house slaves, researchers find

The uses of the historic vaults along Factors Walk remains a mystery after the completion of an archaeological study last year. Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives Director Luciana Spracher…

Cox arrested on multiple drug related charges

Cox arrested on multiple drug related charges

Christian Seth Cox, 38, has been charged with several drug related crimes after he attempted to run from Brantley County deputies attempting to serve outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and…

Opinion: Could Georgia become police state?

Let’s be abundantly clear. What we’re talking about here today is not — again, is not — a piece of proposed legislation up for consideration by the Georgia General Assembly.…

Suicidal teen’s crash kills one, seriously injures another

Suicidal teen’s crash kills one, seriously injures another

Georgia State Patrol said Sunday a teenager contemplating suicide crashed his vehicle into another car causing a chain reaction. That crash killed Renee Dowdy and left her husband, Dwayne Dowdy,…

Loehmann’s to close all stores, including 2 in Atlanta

Loehmann’s to close all stores, including 2 in Atlanta

Loehmann’s says it will begin closing all 39 of its stores immediately, including two stores in the Atlanta area – at 2480 Briarcliff Road and at 120 Perimeter Center in…

Vibrations cause I-95 lane to buckle; repairs take hours

A 6- to 7-inch crack opened up early Thursday morning in one lane of Interstate 95 northbound near downtown, forcing police to close two entrance ramps and backing up traffic…

Rodman apologizes for drunken rant during interview

Rodman apologizes for drunken rant during interview

Saying that “I had been drinking,” former NBA player Dennis Rodman has had his publicist issue an apology for the obscenity-laced rant he went on earlier this week during an…

30,000 comic books stolen in Augusta

An Augusta man told police that someone burglarized his storage unit and stole his collection of nearly 30,000 comic books. The Augusta Chronicle reports a 46-year-old man told police he…

Marshall Strickland, 88

The Rev. Marshall Brugler Strickland, 88, of Nahunta died Tuesday morning  at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Friday  from 6-8 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church…

County decision on legal organ challenged by Vaughan, Express

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that Brantley Express publisher Mittie Vaughan has hired a Blackshear attorney to challenge the county's selection of the Brantley Enterprise as the county's legal organ.…

Woman killed in Sunday crash in Glynn was considered family by many

The death of a woman killed in a Sunday morning crash has sent shock waves of grief and sadness through many Glynn County residents who counted the woman who lovingly…

State to audit Wayne timberland tax program

The Georgia Department of Revenue plans to audit the Wayne County Tax Assessors Office’s use of a state property-tax program to promote timberland conservation. The announcement accompanied findings in a…

Snowday in Hoboken

Snowday in Hoboken

It snowed Tuesday in Hoboken — at least at the home of Ray and Robin Helmuth — for the third year, according to children Raygen and Carter. Conditions were just right…

More plead guilty in Atlanta schools test cheating scandal

Six more indicted Atlanta Public Schools educators have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a standardized test-cheating conspiracy. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that former Parks Middle School Teacher, Starlette…

Cold closes some area school systems

With overnight temperatures expected in the teens, several Southeast Georgia school systems canceled Tuesday classes and others were considering it. Coffee County and Pierce County will delay resuming classes after…

Tips for cold weather, fire safety, and pets

With bitter cold weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips. – When temperatures drop…

Homeowner policies may help in aftermath of major freeze

With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are…

Publishers Clearing House talks Georgia Lottery on Facebook

Publishers Clearing House asked their fans what they know about the Georgia Lottery in a Dec. 29 post on their PCHlotto Facebook page. And they shared what they knew about…

Georgia’s new license plate ranks ninth in nation

Georgia’s new license plate ranks ninth in nation

In a just released survey from CarInsurance.com,  Georgia’s new license plate was ranked as the ninth favorite in the nation. Wyoming’s license plate, with its emblematic bucking horse and rider…

Mrs. Ollie Hickox Crews,90

Folkston — Mrs. Ollie Hickox Crews, 90, of Folkston died Saturday afternoon at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Crews will be held today at 2…

Carl Richard Harris, 63

Carl Richard Harris, 63, of Nahunta died Friday from injuries received in a house fire at his residence.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in The…

Arctic cold front charging into Brantley area

Arctic cold front charging into Brantley area

An arctic cold front is charging eastward through southeast Georgia and the Suwannee Valley early this morning. This front will blast through the rest of our area this morning, accompanied…

Prepare for temps to fall below 20 degrees Tuesday morning

The Weather Authority says temperatures could dip in the teens by Tuesday morning so before the cold weather sets in, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. Chris Trad from…

Enterprise became legal organ Jan. 1

The Brantley Enterprise became the legal organ of Brantley County on Jan. 1, contrary to information published in another local newspaper. According to officials the change must still be published…

Names released of four victims in Jesup car shooting

All four occupants of a car riddled with bullets in a Jesup shooting on Christmas Eve were from Jesup, according to the Jesup Police Department. Police Chief Glenn Takaki released…

Man’s body found near Jacksonville middle school

Man’s body found near Jacksonville middle school

A mans body was found in Mayport Saturday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office.The death is currently being investigated as a homicide, according to JSO.Sometime before 10:00 a.m. Saturday…

Cougar urine may be the answer to turning back wild hogs at Georgia historic site

The solution to rooting out rooting wild hogs at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site sounds like the name of a strong craft beer. Panther Pee is a home-brewed beer but…

Pot plants, pit bulls found at fugitive banker’s home

Pot plants, pit bulls found at fugitive banker’s home

The run-away banker and investor from South Georgia, who was the subject of a federal man hunt, may now face serious drug charges in Ocala, Florida. Aubrey Lee Price is…

One confirmed flu-related death in South Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed one flu-related death in South Georgia. This is the first confirmed flu-related death in South Georgia this flu season; however, there…

Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations

Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling about 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets because the chairs can unexpectedly collapse, posing a fall hazard or potential finger injury. The Consumer…

Atlanta man attempts to defraud IRS of nearly $12 million

An Atlanta man used information from prisoners across the country in an attempt to defraud the IRS of more than $12 million, according to the US Department of Justice. Qadir…

Naked 1-year-old found walking Athens road New Year’s Eve

A 1-year-old boy was found walking naked on a road in west Athens after a baby-sitter abandoned him and his infant twin sisters on New Year’s Eve, according to an…

Louise Locklear Melton, 86

Louise Locklear Melton, 86, of Waycross passed away Wednesday at Sears Manor in Brunswick following an extended illness. Born in Argyle, her parents were George W. and Willie Howell Locklear.…

Ligon plans to revive legislation

State Sen. William Ligon, R-St. Simons Island, has some unfinished business to take care of during the upcoming session of the state Legislature. In 2013, Ligon set in motion a…

Bill aims to increase funds for HOPE Grant

The HOPE Grant for technical college students in Georgia could once again cover full tuition if the latest proposed legislation is approved in the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session, which…

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Lobbying limits, other Georgia laws take affect Jan. 1

After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The ethics laws are among a small number of major…

Atkinson health department moves back into building it left because of mold and mildew

The Atkinson County Health Department will reopen in January in the facility it left in August because of mold and mildew, officials said. The health department had operated temporarily from…

Stolen hot dog wagon leads to search for repeat auto thief

Lawmen are looking for a man suspected in a series of vehicle thefts in Pierce County and twice eluding capture. Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright says 38-year-old Steven Plyler is…

Missing bank director arrested in Brunswick

Missing bank director arrested in Brunswick

A south Georgia bank director accused of losing millions of investor dollars before vanishing last year has been arrested in Brunswick. The U.S. attorney’s office in Savannah says 47-year-old Aubrey…

Jesup Police, GBI offer reward in Christmas shootings

The Jesup Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of offenders involved in Christmas Eve events…

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

Coach Mike Smith took his first steps to help the Atlanta Falcons return to NFL relevance, firing defensive line coach Ray Hamilton and offensive line coaches Pat Hill and Paul…

State uncovers misuse of funds at Gateway

When the state took over Gateway Behavioral Health Services in July, it showed Glynn County that deep seeded problems of misuse of state funds and conflicts of interest can find…

Flu widespread in 10 states, H1N1 dominates

Flu widespread in 10 states, H1N1 dominates

The new flu season is ramping up across the U.S. with growing reports of illness. For the first time since the 2009 influenza pandemic, H1N1 is the dominant circulating flu…

Ceylon cinnamon best for diabetics

Ceylon cinnamon best for diabetics

If I say cinnamon, you say … sugar? Its a popular combination, of course.But if youre interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about…

Boy, woman dead in head-on Florida crash

Boy, woman dead in head-on Florida crash

An 8-year-old boy and 65-year-old woman were killed Sunday morning in a head-on crash in Oviedo, in the area of S.R. 434 and the 417. WKMG-TV reports that while the…

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications…

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.…

Florida, New York compete for third largest popluation

New York, once the largest state in the Union, will soon fall to fourth-largest, demographers predict. Florida, with growing population hubs in Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County and Tampa, will likely overtake…

One dead, three shot in Jesup at Christmas time

One dead, three shot in Jesup at Christmas time

Law-enforcement agencies are continuing to maintain a tight lip following the discovery of a dead body Monday and a three-person shooting Christmas Eve. Jesup Police Chief Glenn Takaki said that…

Read comments about A&E’s decision to reinstate Phil Roberson

Breaking News: Hit TV show ‘Duck Dynasty’ will resume filming with Phil Robertson, A&E announces, after suspending him earlier in the month for his comments about homosexuality. via Fox News…

Report: UPS to offer refunds for late deliveries

Report: UPS to offer refunds for late deliveries

United Parcel Service is joining Amazon in offering refunds to customers who did not get packages promised by Christmas. Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) is offering refunds on shipping costs, while…

Eight tax breaks disappearing soon

Credits and deductions benefiting everyone from teachers and students to homeowners are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress extends them. Here are eight of the…

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

If you’re a Dish Network or DirecTV subscriber, be prepared for another round of price hikes. Following the trend from recent years, nearly every available package from the two satellite…

Pantone names official color of 2014

Pantone names official color of 2014

Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the color of the year for 2014. You’re looking at it. Dubbed Radiant Orchid—you can use…

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know…

U.S. exits GM stake, taxpayers lose $10.5 billion

The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares…

221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic pot linked to Brunswick

221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic pot linked to Brunswick

Synthetic marijuana  believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year may b linked to a strain found in Brunswick, according to a federal report…

The amazing evolution of Politifact’s ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ rating

Politifact’s rating of the famous Obama promise “if you like your plan you can keep it” has gone through a heck of an evolution in the past five years. In…

Amazon is at war with monster erotica

Amazon is at war with monster erotica

According to a long-read at Business Insider, “cryptozoological erotica” readers and writers are in as precarious a situation as a college co-ed who finds herself trapped in ancient ruins with a libidinous Minotaur. Following…

Barbara Walters to Piers Morgan: ‘We thought that [Obama] was going to be the Next Messiah’

Barbara Walters to Piers Morgan: ‘We thought that [Obama] was going to be the Next Messiah’

“I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime,” Barbara Walters told Piers Morgan on his show Tuesday night. But despite her best judgment, she went on to say it – and it was…

Katie Couric’s talk show canceled after two seasons

Hours before Katie Couric hosted a holiday party for staffers of her syndicated show “Katie,” she broke the news to them that it won’t be back for a third season,…

Red Lobster to be thrown overboard by Darden

Red Lobster to be thrown overboard by Darden

Darden Restaurants is planning to spinoff its Red Lobster unit, making the restaurant chain the latest to bow to the demands of activist shareholders. Darden, the company behind Olive Garden,…

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov

 AllThingsD.…

Florida school named for Ku Klux Klan leader to be renamed

A Florida high school that for 54 years has borne the name of a leader of the Ku Klux Klan is to be renamed, officials said. The Nathan Bedford Forrest…

Talk of an RSA boycott grows after reports it colluded with NSA

Talk of an RSA boycott grows after reports it colluded with NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that had been created by the U.S. National…

‘Consumer Reports’ picks worst new car values

‘Consumer Reports’ picks worst new car values

The Nissan Armada gets only 13 miles a gallon, has terrible scores on the reliability survey and costs $1.20 a mile to operate. It’s that record that earned the big…

AmEx to issue refunds for illegal card practices

Several American Express subsidiaries will refund at least $59.5 million to more than 335,000 consumers for illegal credit card practices, federal regulators said Tuesday. The affiliates also agreed to pay…

iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry: One chart tells story

iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry: One chart tells story

In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia and RIM Blackberry obviously dismissed it as a joke.…

Postage stamp increase to 49 cents approved

The U.S. Postal Service’s regulator approved price increases amounting to 6 percent on most mail, a step the service’s board called a “last resort” forced by Congress’s failure to pass…

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

McDonald’s doesn’t think its employees should eat the food they serve. The fast food giant has advised employees to avoid meals with burgers and fries and to eat healthier options…

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts. Some of the biggest value gaps…

Egypt’s interim Cabinet labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s interim Cabinet labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s interim government officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, blamed it for a bombing this week that killed 16 people, and announced that anyone who is…

Kick, Bama, kick: Auburn stuns Alabama to win Iron Bowl

Knotted at 28-all with arch-rival Alabama on Saturday night and only one second remaining on the clock, Gus Malzahn felt confident the game was headed to overtime, especially given the…

Georgia cheeses recalled for potential health risk

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of Flat Creek Farm & Dairy’s Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheeses, sold in Georgia and Florida, because the…

Opinion: Finding another way

In blatant disregard of the free market, Georgia’s Certificate of Need requirement (coincidentally abbreviated as CON) allows the state Department of Community Health to imperiously decide where certain medical facilities…

Savannah bike share program set to begin in January

Savannah bike share program set to begin in January

No, those bike racks that have suddenly popped up in downtown Savannah aren’t meters for bicycles. Beginning in January, Chatham Area Transit will launch its pilot bike-share program that will…

Savannah-Chatham cop resigns in wake of misconduct claims

Savannah-Chatham cop resigns in wake of misconduct claims

A Savannah-Chatham police sergeant has resigned in the wake of renewed allegations of wrongdoing reported as the result of an independent probe into misconduct in the department. “Due to recent…

Buzzard protection focus of Savannah River Ecology Lab study

Buzzard protection focus of Savannah River Ecology Lab study

Birds that get their sustenance from eating dead animals are the focus of a local study aimed at keeping them alive. Amanda Holland, a University of Georgia Warnell School of…

Season’s first whale calf sighted off Sapelo Island

Season’s first whale calf sighted off Sapelo Island

Talk about a big baby. This one is more than 10 feet long and weighs more than a ton. It’s the first right whale calf of the season, spotted Friday…

GSU coaching search underway

GSU coaching search underway

Within a matter of hours after the United States Military Academy announced that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken is going to be the next coach at Army, GSU…

Liquor stores prepare to open Sundays in city

Regardless of how they felt about the issue as it neared a vote in November, most liquor store owners in the city are indicating they will be open for business…

Rainbow cookies at the end of the rainbow

Rainbow cookies at the end of the rainbow

What’s at the end of the rainbow? A plate full of colorful, easy-to-make, cake-like cookies! Our scrumptious Rainbow Cookies fit any entertaining from the holidays to a special occasion. mrfood.com.…

Stamp price to increase in January

Stamp price to increase in January

The price to mail a first-class letter and most other mail will rise by 3 cents on January 26, the largest rate hike in 11 years, the commission that oversees…

Three arrested in Coffee County home invasion

Three arrested in Coffee County home invasion

Three people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery/home invasion that occurred on Baker Farm Road on October 30, 2013. Christopher Channing Coleman, 20, Zachary Drew Watson, 21,…

State Sen. Balfour likely to be suspended

A Georgia state senator who was indicted and charged with fiddling his expense accounts and theft will likely be suspended while he awaits his trial, Governor Nathan Deal said to…

Thirty arrested during Falcons game with 49ers

Thirty people were arrested during the Falcons game with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday at Candlestick Park, in what was likely the last regular season football game at the…

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia and RIM Blackberry obviously dismissed it as a joke.…

Funny money is serious crime this time of year

Funny money is serious crime this time of year

’Tis the season. And if you are not careful, it could also be a time when you get stuck with a counterfeit bill. And don’t expect Uncle Sam to tell…

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Athens police want to know who stole a large Georgia bulldog statue from outside an Atlanta Highway business. Channel 2′s Diana Davis met with the business owner, who says she…

Feds: Atlanta BBQ joint masked huge drug ring

Feds: Atlanta BBQ joint masked huge drug ring

An Atlanta couple that ran a Sandy Springs barbecue joint was really cooking up a giant drug running and money laundering business. The large scale drug trafficking and money laundering…

Photographer uses eye in the sky to capture Jekyll’s beauty

Photographer uses eye in the sky to capture Jekyll’s beauty

Promotional images that capture sweeping, aerial views of Jekyll Island’s main resort and unspoiled beaches were captured by a photographer and his remote-controlled assistant — a mini-drone carrying a mounted…

Augusta veterans hospital bans religious Christmas carols

Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is taking a stricter stance on its policy banning carolers from singing religious Christmas music in public patient areas, reports The Augusta Chronicle. The…

Atlanta civil rights leaders blast Obama’s picks for judgeships

Atlanta civil rights leaders are blasting the Obama administration’s selections for federal district court judgeships in north Georgia. Three of four nominees are white men, and critics say they all…

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller has cut ties with the A&E Television Networks after it suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson for anti-gay comments in a GQ Magazine article. The…

Unusual nativity scene

Unusual nativity scene

Praying Santa brings hope in chance encounter

Praying Santa brings hope in chance encounter

Benson and Bryson Foster meet Santa for the first time at the Mall at Waycross. Below is true story from a young Patterson family who had just brought their twin…

Wayne superintendent resigns from school system

Wayne superintendent resigns from school system

Wayne County School Superintendent Daryl Fineran resigned Tuesday night. The resignation will not be effective, though, for eight months. The Wayne County Board of Education accepted Fineran’s resignation in a…