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There may not be a Duck Dynasty to watch on A&E

“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know…

Opinion: Don’t yank the pitbull’s chain

SORRY TO SPOIL THE HOLIDAYS, but when they are over the General Assembly will come back with its usual bag full of lumps of coal for Georgians who, as a…

Atlanta transit ranked one of world’s worst, just above Baghdad and Hanoi

Atlanta’s public transportation is often derided as insufficient to serve its metro populace; chronically late to the people who do use it; and underfunded (thanks in part to the economic…

DHS removed only 368K immigrants this year

The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the…

Waycross Middle School gets $40,000 Dollar General donation

Dollar General came to Waycross Middle School this week bearing a gift. Principal David Hitt simply called it incredible. Hitt knew Dollar General had a “Reading Revolution” program and figured…

Atlanta official’s Braves comments spark ire with Cobb County leaders

Remarks made by a high-ranking member of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration calling the Atlanta Braves the “Cobb Crackers” and the “Smyrna (expletive)” are not sitting well with county leaders.…

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested Thursday in a joint state-federal investigation on a charge of stealing a car from a deceased man or his family. District Attorney Ashley…

University Hospital to pursue building a hospital in Evans

Columbia County has also talked with Doctors Hospital about submitting a proposal and officials are “relatively sure” they will. Source: Augusta Chronicle Gwinnett Medical Center gets $1 million donation from Gwinnett…

Tybee Island beach renourishment plans move forward

The project is estimated to cost from $15 million to $19.2 million, said Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman. Tybee expects the federal government to cover 60.5 percent of the cost. The…

Army Cyber Command will be based in Augusta

The Army announced today that its Cyber Command will be headquartered at Fort Gordon in Augusta, bringing 700 new people to the base and a three-star commander. Georgia U.S. Sen.…

Georgia State ‘won’t be welcomed back’ to Arabia Mountain High School

Georgia State officials offered a football player a ‘grayshirt offer” on Thursday, less than six weeks from national signing day. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Carroll County Schools survey results released Nearly 15,000…

TSYS says it’s not involved in data breach at Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has long been a client of TSYS, issuing its store-brand and other credit cards with the red target logo, processing transactions, and completing the billing and statement…

U.S. Rep. Kingston criticized for statement on school lunch

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is coming under criticism for comments suggesting that poor students who are part of the nation’s school lunch program should sweep cafeteria floors. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Political…

Atlanta transit ranked one of the world’s worst systems

The index only includes 84 major cities, which means Atlanta (about 32 points) only ranked higher than Baghdad (which, you’ll remember, is a major city in a country that has…

Jury acquits Georgia state lawmaker of all charges

A jury has acquitted a state lawmaker accused of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement from the state. The Fulton County jury on Thursday found Sen. Don Balfour not guilty…

Pecan crop worse than expected

The quality and quantity of Georgia’s 2013 pecan crop is in worse shape than originally feared.Due in large part to pecan scab, a fungal disease that thrives in wet conditions,…

Train carrying liquor derails in Ware

Train carrying liquor derails in Ware

A 40-car train headed from Memphis to Savannah derailed near Beach Highway in Ware County, northwest of Waycross, Thursday about 5 p.m.. Three containers carrying Seagrams liquor were reported damaged…

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

Saying that his mission “is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women…

Trash rates going up in Homeland

Reluctant to overburden their citizens in a sluggish economy, the Homeland City Council nevertheless agreed to increase their garbage collection fees in 2014. “I don’t think this will hurt them…

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, is $318 million richer (before taxes) – one of two winning tickets for Tuesday night’s jackpot was sold in Buckhead. The ticket was sold at…

Federal extended unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28

ATLANTA – Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers is set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia. EUC is a federally funded…

State jobless down to lowest rate since 2008

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest point since November 2008, when it was 7.6 percent.…

Brantley man killed in US 301 wreck in Florida

Brantley man killed in US 301 wreck in Florida

A Brantley County man was reported killed Wednesday in a crash involving three log trucks, a flatbed tractor-trailer and three passenger vehicles on U.S. Highway 301 in Nassau County, according…

Three fatalities identified in Tuesday crash

Three fatalities identified in Tuesday crash

By Michael Hall A seven car pile-up crash on I-95 Tuesday afternoon involving three tractor-trailers, a pickup truck towing a fifth-wheel camper and three other cars claimed the lives of…

At least 3 dead in pileup of seven vehicles on I-95 near Brunswick

At least three people were killed Tuesday in a seven-vehicle chain reaction crash at 3 p.m. on the Interstate 95 overpass over U.S. 17 as traffic was moving slowly, the…

Michael Baxley, 24

Funeral services will be held for Devon Michael Baxley at Hanley-Shelton Funeral Home, 473 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA on Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 PM.  A reception/wake will follow at a…

American Midstream closes buy of Blackwater Midstream

American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Blackwater Midstream Holdings, LLC (“Blackwater”), a developer and operator of terminal storage facilities including one…

Two charged with arson and murder in Waycross fire

The Waycross Police Dept. has announced two arrests in the arson that claimed the life of Lt. Jeff Little of the Waycross Fire Dept. Investigators received a tip from the…

Use of force justified for officer who threw St. Simons woman to pavement during DUI arrest

Brunswick police say an officer’s use of force in pushing a 70-year-old woman to the ground during a DUI arrest was justified. Police Chief Matt Doering released report on a…

Representatives see hope in Convention of States

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, is where lawmakers from Virginia and Maryland met in 1785 to discuss issues of mutual concern. That gathering put the ball in motion…

Judge finds NSA bulk data collection unconstitutional

A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly…

Judge Jeanine: How did Secret Service let fake interpreter near the President?

In her Opening Statement Saturday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro took on signs of incompetence in the Obama White House after the shocking revelations about the man who faked sign language…

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

The iconic spaceship-like building visible from Interstate 85 and off Monroe Drive that has housed Piebar, Eros Tapas Bar and other short-lived concepts, will become a seafood and daiquiri spot…

Georgia ports continue record pace in October

Georgia’s ports moved a record 2.54 million tons of cargo during October — up 22 percent, Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday. The Colonel’s Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick…

Dowdy, three other BCHS students, charged in theft of golf cart

Dowdy, three other BCHS students, charged in theft of golf cart

Ben D. Dowdy, 18, and three  juvenile males were charged with theft by taking and obstruction of law enforcement officers when the four left Brantley County High School and stole…

Enforcement difficult against designer drug creators

Synthetic marijuana can lead to paranoia or hallucinations and even suicide; Since 2010, the Georgia Legislature has passed bills that are aimed at combating the drugs and ‘bath salts,’ but…

IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Marine Science Center

IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Island Marine Science Center Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday Zoo Atlanta’s pandas are not boys, but girls Genetic testing shows the three young pandas are actually girls.…

Wilcox County Schools: Staff wants to continue 4-day work week

According to a survey of teachers in the Wilcox County School System, 80% of the respondents said they prefer the four-day school week for the 2014-2015 year. Source: Cordele Dispatch  …

Officials say Sabal Trail gas pipeline is ‘quite a way off’

In Colquitt County about 90 percent of those whose land could lie in the path of the massive pipeline have either given permission or allowed workers onto their land without…

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have a congressional hearing at the Charlie Norwood…

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have…

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project The veterans group is making changes to its board of directors and executive leadership; W. Thomas Matthews, the former co-chairman of the Medal…

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

A City of Waycross Fire Department response turned into a Line of Duty Death Sunday, and that became a murder when the fire was ruled an arson which resulted in…

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

President Obama’s repeated insistence that people could keep their healthcare plans once Obamacare kicked in was named Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” — the fourth time in five years the “Lie…

Pregnant woman, unborn baby killed in Gwinnett crash

Gwinnett County police say a pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died in a car crash. Department spokeswoman Michele Pihera told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 19-year-old Katerin Metina was killed…

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

A second teacher has pleaded guilty in the Atlanta test cheating case, receiving one year of probation through a deal with prosecutors. The plea agreement for former Humphries Elementary teacher…

Settlement in Douglas paving company lawsuits reaches $120,000

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reached a settlement in lawsuits filed by a south Georgia paving company. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday  that a $120,000 settlement was recently reached…

Hoboken parade postponed by weather

Hoboken parade postponed by weather

The City of Hoboken Christmas parade has been cancelled by rain. The event has been rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m., according to city officials. Floats should assemble at the…

Opinion: Alternative bulbs another phony market propped up by government

Entrepreneurs in industries tied to the energy efficiency gambit, justified by the climate change House of Cards, all have the same false bravado…

Land use committee recommends closing St. Marys Airport

The ongoing conflict between the U.S. Navy and the city of St Marys on the status  of the barely used St. Marys Airport may be drawing to a close.When the…

Rockdale County Commissioners vote down extra holiday for employees

Rockdale County employees won’t have an additional holiday during Christmas week this year, following a vote by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. Source: Rockdale Citizen  Gwinnett County officials propose local-state…

Wellness initiative in Savannah shows mixed results

The city of Savannah recently celebrated the efforts of more than 140 employees who participated in Healthy Savannah’s 10-week LEAN Challenge. Source: Savannah Morning News Athens medical professor learns power of…

Bottlenose dolphin disease found in Georgia

A disease that has killed more than 800 bottlenose dolphins along mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. coasts since July 1 has been confirmed in Georgia.Source: Savannah Morning News…

3D printers arrive at three Clarke County schools’ media centers

The 3D printer draws a string of polymer off a spool into a small chamber attached to a nozzle. The polymer is heated and melts, and the melted polymer squirts…

Georgia tax revenues up in November

 Net tax revenues were 3.6% higher in November compared with last November. Source: Albany Herald  Albany restaurant and bar owners say alcohol license fee increase is too steep Liquor-by-the-drink fees are…

Another candidate announces

Ester Fleming, a life-long Covington resident and former Newton County Board of Commissioners member, is the second Republican candidate for the seat that Rep. Doug Holt will vacate. Source: Newton Citizen…

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $400 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s drawing jumped to $400 million after no players matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night. Five players, two in Ohio and one each in…

Opinion: New, pricey training facility unnecessary

How will Americans know if Congress and the administration of President Obama are sincere about reducing the nation’s soaring debt? By telling the U.S. State Department, in no uncertain terms,…

New film studio to open in Fayette County

A huge new movie studio is just weeks away from opening in Fayette County. Construction on Pinewood Studios began earlier this year. In addition to film production, Channel 2′s Diana…

Bus accident may have injured one student

Bus accident may have injured one student

Witnesses say one student was taken away by a ambulance after one Brantley County school bus struck another near a railroad track on U.S. Highway 82 in Nahunta today as…

Casino boat investigation uncovers $1 million in illegal gambling

Casino boat investigation uncovers $1 million in illegal gambling

A joint-investigation of a Savannah River casino boat uncovered more than $1 million in illegal proceeds, authorities reported. The investigation, which involved federal and local law enforcement agencies, targeted gambling…

Opinion: Obama’s Orwellian image control

THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the…

Hoboken accident

Hoboken accident

An Appling County vehicle was involved in an accident with a log truck early today but no injures were reported. Details were not available.…

Ronnie Milsap: A chance meeting led to music stardom

How a chance meeting with Charley Pride led to Ronnie Milsap’s star rising. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Douglas County still ranks 8th in the state for foreclosures Source: Douglas County Sentinel Moultrie civic…

Columbia County to seek hospital again

While the state’s Certificate of Need law has prevented the county from getting a hospital or even a free-standing Emergency Department in the past, County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said…

New Sustainabililty Center in Columbus officially opens

The new recycling center opened Wednesday to a crowd of over 100; Columbus recycles only about 5 percent of its solid waste, Public Works Director Pat Biegler said. If that…

Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up

Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up The Savannah-Chatham Public Schools’ 2013 graduation rate is 69.8 percent and appears to be bouncing back from 2011 when the state started…

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit to sell its fudge for the holidays

The Monastery’s gift shop in Conyers is the place to find four varieties of fudge. Source: Rockdale Citizen WOW! adding 120 jobs to Augusta call center The regional cable provider is…

Latest enrollment figures for Obamacare in Georgia, Alabama

In Georgia, about 61,000 applications for insurance were received through the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30; 6,800 people enrolled in a plan; and 10,925 were deemed…

Savannah man convicted of child pornography

Steve Lavon Biggins, 33, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted Tuesday by a federal jury after a 2-day trial before U. S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield for Transporting a…

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $400 million

Georgia Lottery officials say the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $400 million — which is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. Officials say one player who…

New system to be used to calculate teacher pay

Next year the new Teacher Keys evaluation system for public school teachers will base teacher pay on classroom observations and student outcomes on tests and other progress goals. But Savannah-Chatham…

AG opens probe into complaint of illegal closed sessions in Bacon

The Attorney General’s office has responded to a recent formal complaint of illegal closed-door meetings in Bacon County by opening an investigation. The complaint, filed Dec. 4, was prompted after…

Deadly Bacon jail escape plan foiled by staff

Bacon County Jail staff intercepted plans for what was intended to be a fatal attack and escape plan by inmates here last Friday, December 6. According to Bacon County Sheriff…

One dead, two injured in crash near Irwinville Tuesday

Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore says one person has been killed and two others injured in a crash on Hwy. 125 a little after 1 p.m. Tuesday about 3 miles…

Flu kills two in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced late Wednesday it has lab confirmation of two flu-related deaths in the state. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia this flu…

Parents of Valdosta teen found dead in mat want inquiry

Parents of Valdosta teen found dead in mat want inquiry

Lawyers for the parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat are calling on the governor to order a coroner’s inquest. The body…

Police seek two in Richmond Hill death

The Richmond Hill Police Department has secured warrants for the arrest of two individuals resulting from their investigation of the discovery of the body of Evans Patrick Fruitticher in the…

Pierce finally admits paying $100,000 to end lawsuit

Pierce County has agreed to pay former Emergency Medical Service Director Ken Justice $100,000 to settle his lawsuit. The settlement, dated Sept. 15, was finally released by the county last…

Superior Court: Allow Boatright to run for REMC board of Directors

A Tuesday, December 3, Superior State Court ruling demands Satilla Rural Electric Membership Cooperative issue a ballot for the Board of Directors to include Jerry E. Boatright as a candidate…

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

The Vatican on Wednesday responded to TIME naming Pope Francis as Person of the Year for 2013 by saying the Holy See doesn’t seek “fame,” but that it’s a “positive…

Fraud allegations pointed at 20 Grady High football players

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said they received a tip Nov. 7 that several players did not live within the school boundaries and they were recruited to play for…

Snow tires?

Snow tires?

Marion Strickland and Joe Corbitt of 82 Tire and Lube stand in front of Nahunta's only tire snow man. …

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’ – http://pulse.me/s/IHRh8…

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail – http://pulse.me/s/Jbm6U…

Village in a window becomes Folkston Christmas tradition

Village in a window becomes Folkston Christmas tradition

Roger Giddens’ zeal for collecting may have become a Christmas tradition for Folkston. The 75 ceramic buildings, 200 trees, 150 people and a train outgrew the former display area in…

Man struck and killed while walking in highway near Waycross

A man was struck and killed Friday night as he was walking in a traffic lane of U.S. 82 near Waycross, the Georgia State Patrol said. Glenn Darrell Cooley, 46,…

Bobby Cox elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. by the shrine’s Veteran’s Committee. Cox enters the hall with fellow ex-managers Tony…

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Atlanta’s school system is investigating allegations that Grady High School’s football team recruited about 20 athletes who faked their home addresses so they could play at the Midtown scho  www.ajc.com.…

Opinion: Alternatives to Obamacare exist

For many of us, it’s that special time of the year- the time when you get notification for renewal from your healthcare insurance provider.…

Gasoline prices fall 1.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g yesterday. …

Nurse speaks out about trying to save teen’s life

A 16-year old teen died on a Seattle-to-Atlanta flight this weekend; it was his first flight and it’s possible he had birth defects that impacted him. Source: WSB-TV/weekend Two Gainesville men…

Mystery dust unsettles eastside Savannah residents

A gritty white dust has been falling for more than a year and its origin is a mystery. Source: Savannah Morning News/weekend  …

Chamber CEO to address UNG’s College of Business graduates

  Cumming-Forsyth Chamber CEO to address UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business graduates James McCoy, president and CEO of the chamber, says of graduation, “It’s the most exciting time of…

Sanderlin Green Houses in Appling County known for poinsettias

Nearly 5,000 poinsettias are grown in ten greenhouses at Sanderlin. Source: Columbia County News-Times Smoke shops fade as synthetic marijuana industry declines in Augusta area  Phone records show at least 20…

C-SPAN series to feature Rosalynn Carter tonight

The episode will focus on Carter’s work as a campaigner, mental health advocate and political advisor. Source: Americus Times-Recorder City Ink: Augusta budget is like a sandwich The subject this week…

Drones provide unique view of Jekyll

While big-name businesses are bringing the discussion on drones to the forefront, Jekyll Island already has them beat.…

Charlton realtor continues burn battle in Shands hospital

A popular realtor continues at Shands hospital in Gainesville nearly two months after a four-wheeler accident landed her in a bonfire. Pam Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and mother of…

Single car crash kills driver in Dougherty County

One person died in a fatal car crash along Harris Road Saturday night.Dougherty County Police say around 10 p.m., a driver was traveling east on Harris Road when the vehicle…

Peanut crop may reach 4,000 pounds pedr acre

Georgia’s peanut crop this year may not compare to 2012, but it’s still proving to be a good year. Some 430,000 acres were grown at what University of Georgia experts…

Police: Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger

A former Wendy’s employee gave the term “burger joint” a new meaning last month after allegedly dropping her marijuana in a hamburger. Police arrested 32-year-old Amy Seiber and charged her…

Police search for gunman in Columbus shooting

Columbus police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at an intersection. The Ledger-Inquirer reports that the apparent target, a 31-year-old man, was not injured in the attack Friday.…

Opinion: The South has indeed risen again and it’s called the Tea Party

Inspired by the values of the old South and fueled by corporate money, the Tea Party scorns compromise and leaves us again a house divided. The historian Jill Lepore wrote…

Grand prize winner

Grand prize winner

Little Memorial Baptist Church was the big winner in the annual Brantley County of Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, taking the grand champion title in stiff competition. (Photo by Ken…

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Opinion: Ligon has right string but wrong yoyo?

“You’ve got the right string baby, but the wrong yo-yo.” The words to that old Carl Perkins song kept popping into my head as I read about efforts of state…

Balfour’s argument: DA can’t prosecute me

State lawmakers who break the law while performing their official duties cannot be prosecuted, lawyers for Sen. Don Balfour asserted in court on Friday.That’s a theory Assistant Attorney General Gregory…

Ride ‘im cowboy

Ride ‘im cowboy

A young buckaroo tries his hand at the bull riding machine, one of many games for kids at the annual Christmas festival now underway on the courthouse grounds in Nahunta.…

Festival vendors setting up

Festival vendors setting up

Vendors already have begun setting up booths at the Brantley County Chamber of Commerce Christmas festival in preparation for a day full of fun and excitement.…

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

A major firearms manufacturer is considering Georgia for a possible relocation and state Sen. Burt Jones wants to bring it to Butts County or the surrounding area. Jones, R-Jackson, said…

Man shot to death at entrance to Brunswick waterfront park

A Glynn County man was shot to death just after midnight Friday at a waterfront park in the city, police said. jacksonville.com.…

BOE chair: No one was ejected or denied opportunity to speak

Brantley County Board of Education chair Dot Hickox told the Enterprise today that no one was ejected from the work session Thursday but some were cautioned that if they continued…

Christmas season gets under way

Christmas season gets under way

The Christmas season was officially kicked off Thursday in Nahunta with the annual lighting of the tree on the courthouse lawn…

BOE ejects bus drivers from planning session Thursday

The Brantley County Board of Education called law enforcement officials Thursday to control and remove about 30 bus drivers who showed up at a planning session to get answers about…

County nixes yard sale permits

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners voted down a request from one of the organizers of the Big Z Warehouse Sale to charge county residents $50 for a permit to…

NSA tracking cell phone location data worldwide

The U.S. National Security Agency collects five billion records every day tracking cell phone movements around the world, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In terms…

GBI: Hortense UGA student committed suicide

GBI: Hortense UGA student committed suicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Wednesday that state chief medical examiner Dr. Kris Sperry determined Rebecca Greene intentionally consumed "very large quantities" of diphenhydramine, the main…

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should…

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

It is always nice when our belongings find their way back to us, but it’s almost miraculous when something finds its way back after we’ve given up or forgotten about…

Delta to Supreme Court: It’s our right to mistreat loyal customers

A Twin Cities rabbi and Delta Air Lines Inc. squared off before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing about who abused whom in a frequent-flier relationship gone bad. Rabbi S.…

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Fifty years after Ford first unveiled the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair, the American automaker is betting a total redesign can make the vehicle appeal to drivers around…

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

City Commissioner Cornell Harvey will be Brunswick’s next mayor. Harvey, the longtime North Ward commissioner, easily defeated political newcomer Starling Sutton in a runoff of the Nov. 5 election in…

Alma Times to file complaint with AG over illegal closed sessions

The Bacon County Fire Board held what Bacon County’s legal organ, The Alma Times, has protested as an illegal closed session last Wednesday, November 20, and Times Editor Carol Lee…

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

A Ware County inmate is back in jail this week after the Alma Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshall’s Office and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office in his capture at…

Folkston woman dies in Monday night crash

A Folkston woman was killed Monday night when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 1 six miles north of the city, the Georgia State Patrol said. The 2004 SUV was traveling…

Rain, near-record warmth in the forecast

Drizzle and fog made for a dismal morning commute Tuesday, and forecasters are predicting more rain, along with near-record warmth, later in the week.Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton put the…

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52, of Waynesville died Saturday evening at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation was to be held Monday evening  at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in…

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84, of Hortense passed away Saturday evening at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta following an extended illness.  Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service will be held…

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

The fiasco with the $600 million federal health insurance website wasn’t all bureaucratic. Forcing slow and disparate databases run by government and insurance companies to work together in real time—and…

Newnan now the ‘city of roundabouts’?

Three roundabouts are currently in the works and, once completed, will bring the total number of roundabouts on public roads in Newnan to five. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hundreds pay their respects…

Athens volunteer has spent 50 years recording books for disabled

For five decades, Ellen Hanna has been recording books for Learning Ally, a group which provides such books for print-disabled students such as the visually impaired or those with reading…

Creeks in Brunswick threatened by dangerous chemicals

The problem is in the groundwater beneath and adjacent to Pinova, a company that produces ingredients used in food products. The problem was already there, however, when Pinova bought the…

Chattahoochee tech college environmental program makes a splash Director Bejie Herrin said the implementation of a new lab and equipment will allow students to become more successful in the associates…

A look at Bartow County’s economic development director

Eric Strickland is acting head of the Development Authority of Bartow County. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Plumbers see increase in business with Thanksgiving clogs Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Georgia’s watermelon crop suffered…

Sen. Mike Dugan pre-files ‘Merry Christmas’ bill

State Sen. Mike Dugan has introduced legislation that would allow anyone in the state to wish another “Merry Christmas” without fear of legal retribution. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian North Georgia becomes key…

Fewer people died over holiday weekend

As of Sunday evening, the Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that 12 people had died statewide in wrecks — eight of those worked by the GSP. Statewide last year,…

Dangerous chemicals from former Hercules plant threaten creeks in Brunswick

A city with more than its share of Superfund sites will likely see another big cleanup, albeit this one guided by the state. The problem this time is in the…

Tucker stuns Ware 29-0 in blowout

Ware County High School came into Saturday’s contest in Tucker ranked No. 16 in Georgia, but was stunned by Tucker High School 29-0. Tucker was ranked at No. 20 in…

Okefenokee refuge holds tours of rebuilt boardwalk

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is offering weekend tours of its new Chesser Island boardwalk in December. The boardwalk, which stretches ¾ of a mile, just reopened in late November.…

Decision on legal organ must be made this week

The county’s constitutional officers must meet and agree to place a legal advertisement in this week’s issue of the Brantley Express in order for the Enterprise to be named the…

Family, friends remember victims killed by falling tree

Friends and family gathered this morning to set up a memorial for two girls killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on the car they were riding in. Friends and…

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will expand by more than 1,390 acres the already 4,800-acre Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Greene and Hancock counties. The agency…

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Family and friends of the two women killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on their car say the victims lived their lives together and, tragically, died together. Kaleigh Miller…

Former Pierce deputy pleads guilty to providing security for drug deals

A former Pierce County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing protection for what he thought was illegal methamphetamine deals. Randy Strickland, 55, told Senior U.S. District Judge William Moore…

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

A prison lieutenant says he caught four people from Atlanta flying contraband into a south Georgia prison. Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton said two men from Gwinnett County and two…

Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.0 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region increased to 9.0 percent in October, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6…

Douglas resident seeks representative seat

Small business owner, civic leader and lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia, Dominic LaRiccia (R-Coffee County), announced today that he will be running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 169…

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Two months ago, Skip Knowles and his girlfriend Kathy lost their dog Bogie, days after he was diagnosed with diabetes. They contacted Action News after hearing reports that the medication…

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

Since President Obama announced a compromise with Iran over its nuclear agenda, Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a key figure in the debate. Chambliss, the vice chairman of…