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Charges dropped against former CEO of Cobb EMC

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of one criminal indictment against the former chief executive officer of Cobb EMC, even though he still faces charges in another…

State Superintendent John Barge blames Gov. Deal for cuts to public education

Barge spoke in Toombs County, commenting on an increase in school tax bills that will be felt by Toombs County residents. Source: Southeast Georgia Today   Tom Baxter: Shortened calendar for…

Gov. Deal says nuclear ‘skittishness’ overseas helps Georgia

Georgia is positioned to capitalize on the abandonment of nuclear power by two of its largest trading partners following the 2011 accident at a Japanese nuclear plant, Gov. Nathan Deal…

Metro officers sue city and police chief for discrimination

Two metro police officers are suing Savannah Metro’s top brass and the city of Savannah for racial discrimination.  Both officers claim Chief Willie Lovett said they need not apply for…

Patient bills soar as health law program falters

Patient bills soar as health law program falters

Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance…

Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

With members of Congress returning to Washington on Monday, more of them are beginning to weigh in on their positions regarding a possible strike on Syria. Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R)…

Georgia law trims reimbursement money to local jails

Georgia’s 2012 criminal justice reform law reduces the amount of money some local jails receive. One example, Whitfield County. The law changed some property and drug-related crimes from felonies to…

Georgia’s US senators: President should have called Congress back

Georgia’s US senators: President should have called Congress back

Georgia’s U.S. Senators are responding to President Obama in the wake of his statement earlier today. The president said he has already authorized military force against Syria, but will take…

Bicycle advocates want family trail in St. Marys

A proposal has been submitted to create an 11-mile trail from Crooked River State Park to downtown St. Marys Source: Georgia Times-Union…

Plan to call downtown Augusta area a ‘slum’ draws criticism

  City Administrator Fred Russell said Friday that it was unfortunate that Georgia legislators do require the characterization of a “slum” for an area to receive special benefits but that…

Savannah adds more electric vehicle charging stations

On Friday, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson hosted an “Electric Car Brainteam” to discuss how to deploy more electric vehicle chargers and cars throughout the…

Tattoo parties on the rise

A tattoo artist, who might not be licensed, provides body art without regulation and sanitary supervision at parties that often occur inside homes or hotel rooms. The parties are illegal.…

Mosaiculture exhibit featured at Atlanta Botanical Garden

19 sculptures are featured in the “Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life” exhibit. Source: Rockdale Citizen Sea turtle nesting up for fourth straight year At least 2,284 nests were dug this…

Georgia Southwestern State’s police chief dies unexpectedly

Oris Bryant died unexpectedly; he served Georgia Southwestern for 18 years. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Superintendent of Harris County Schools to retire Harris County Superintendent Craig Dowling will retire effective Jan. 1,…

Contractor gets award for Columbus textile mill project

Brasfield & Gorrie submitted their work on the Eagle & Phenix textile mills to an annual contest and have won Engineering News-Record recognition. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park…

Legislators to look at payments to tax commissioners

Under an agreement between Villa Rica and the county, $1 of the city taxes on each parcel goes directly into the pocket of Carroll County Tax Commissioner Vickie Bearden. Not…

State parks to be free on September 28

Saturday, September 28 will be “Your State Parks Day.” Source: Dalton Daily Citizen 3rd ID soldiers arrive at Hunter Army Airfield The last flight of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers to…

UFOs spotted over Derby and Georgia

An American woman claims to have videotaped the crash-landing of an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), as it appears to fall out of skies. The video was shot on 21 August,…

Jekyll Island prepares for Shrimp & Grits Festival

Amateur cooks and professional chefs will soon be squaring off on the Georgia coast to see who makes the tastiest shrimp and grits. The 8th annual Shrimp & Grits festival…

Football scores from Friday night

Here's a list of football game scores from across the state.…

Waycross residents meet about cancer cluster

Residents of Waycross believe an old industrial waste water processor is to blame for a cancer cluster in the community. Residents had a meeting and will be going out into…

Emily Drusilla Drury, 49

September 4, 2013 — Emily Drusilla Head Drury, 49, of White Oak died suddenly Wednesday at her residence. Visitation will be held Sunday evening Sept. 8 starting at 6 p.m. at…

Study shows children’s use of e-cigarettes is increasing

The new study suggests many kids are now getting a first taste of nicotine through e-cigarettes and then moving on to regular tobacco products. Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP Anti-underage drinking ads to be…

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove seeks $500,000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines require the sanctuary to raise its current eight-foot fencing to 16 feet, according to Noah’s Ark personnel — and there’s 40 acres to cover.…

Former ASU Foundation employees indicted

Two former employees of Albany State University Foundation, Inc. have been indicted by a Dougherty County grand jury on charges of racketeering. Source: Albany Herald Dougherty County School System won’t budge…

Farmers Home Furniture expanding in Dublin

    The company is planning a $4 million expansion and will add 62 jobs over the next decade. Source: Macon Telegraph Award-winning Sweet Grass Dairy to offer cheesemaking classes Source: Thomasville…

Rep. Austin Scott outlines upcoming legislative session at Valdosta event

  Speaking at a Rotary Club luncheon Wednesday, Congressional Representative Austin Scott outlined his priorities for Congress’ upcoming session, starting with the corporate tax rate, which Scott argues should be…

No Georgia law prohibits leaving a child in a running car

A Columbus man left a 1-year old in a running car at a convenience store; he can be charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer State aims to help…

DOL accidentally emails Social Security numbers of thousands

The Georgia Department of Labor is warning thousands of people who filed for unemployment that their secure information has been breached and emailed to 1,000 people. The information the DOL…

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain

The woman whose opinion lawmakers are relying on to go to war in Syria is also a paid advocate for the war-torn country’s rebels. On Wednesday, Secretary of State John…

Former Atlanta schools chief charged in test cheating scandal has cancer

Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent accused of a participating in a large-scale conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests, has breast cancer, her lawyer said Thursday. Hall is receiving…

Severe weather causes accidents across county

Severe weather causes accidents across county

An accident on Hwy. 82 east of Nahunta has closed down a west-bound lane while crews work to assess the scene. Injuries have not been reported at  this time but…

Daryl Joseph Bell, 70

September 4, 2013 — Daryl Joseph Bell, 70, of Raybon died  Wednesday at the Satilla Hospice House in Waycross after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Saturday afternoon from 1-3…

UPDATED: Significant weather advisory issued for Brantley

Update: The significant weather advisory has been extended to 6 p.m. and includes Waynesville, Raybon, Nahunta, Hortense, Atkinson and Hickox. A significant weather advisory has been issued for southeastern Wayne, northeastern Brantley…

Varn announces weight-loss winners

Varn announces weight-loss winners

With a lot of hard work and dedication, Varn Wood Products employees lost a combined 140 pounds in a recent weight loss competition held over a two month period at…

OPINION: Drug epidemic: Killer ‘Clown’

“It’s called Crazy Clown. Or Herbal Madness Incense. Or Black Lion. Or Spice. Or another name meant to entice. All are forms of synthetic marijuana, a scourge that’s putting young…

School of Health opens in Milledgeville

  The new allied health career college is administered by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder   Piedmont Henry Hospital plans to improve quality of health…

UGA research looks at aging and death in plants

UGA ecologist Richard Shefferson explored aging and death of plants in a special issue of the Journal of Ecology, which he co-edited. Source: Athens Banner-Herald…

Douglas County student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

A 15-year-old Alexander High School student has been arrested after a school resource officer found a loaded gun in his backpack Wednesday afternoon. Source: Douglas County Sentinel Class-action lawsuit filed against…

Small Cakes opens in Thomasville with help of Food Network star

Gus and Beth Walters recently opened a cupcakery franchise created by Jeff Martin, Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” competitor for three seasons. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Audio: New carpet factories in Dalton help…

Audio: A talk with Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Syria vote

Chambliss, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks about the upcoming Senate vote. Source: WABE.org Audio: Rep. Austin Scott is tired of U.S. getting involved in world disputes Rep. Austin…

Staff Sgt. Michael R. Guza awarded Purple Heart in Fort Benning ceremony

Guza was wounded Sept. 16, 2011, in Afghanistan during a command-detonated improvised explosive device attack. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Georgia PSC may give $10,000 to anti-abortion group Two elected Georgia regulators have…

Report: Blow to neck killed Valdosta teen found in gym

The parents of a south Georgia teenager found in dead his school gymnasium are asking federal authorities to investigate after a new autopsy concluded the boy died from a blow…

Woman accused of cooking, selling meth Inside Thomasville home

Several complaints from residents in Thomasville led Narcotic Agents to a house along Vernon Lane. “We had information that she has been possibly cooking and selling methamphetamine,” said Agent Kevin…

Parents of Valdosta boy found dead in wrestling mat want case reopened

The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared…

Gregg Allman to perform Macon concert in December

Gregg Allman to perform Macon concert in December

Hometown music legend Gregg Allman is returning to Macon this year for a concert at the Grand Opera House. Allman, an original member of the Allman Brothers Band, which recorded…

Freezer roof collapses at Savannah food bank over weekend

Freezer roof collapses at Savannah food bank over weekend

The large, walk-in freezer’s roof collapsed and no one was injured; workers tried to save as much frozen food as possible. Workers Tuesday morning arrived at the 2501 E. President…

Atlanta Motor Speedway to be smoke-free in seating areas

The new policy will start in January and will be in effect at all speedway events including the annual NASCAR Labor Day race weekend. Source: WABE.org CDC says black men at…

People urged not to feed alligators

With the recent fascination and focus on alligators, people have been feeding them marshmallows, chicken nuggets and french fries, resulting in alligators seeking out people, leading to their euthanization if…

Georgia school system considers putting rifles in schools

The Gainesville City School system is considering putting guns, locked inside safes, in three of its schools. Source: Gainesville Times  Dean at ABAC says jobs still available in health care profession…

Proposed Hyundai plant in LaGrange could mean 300 jobs to area

Tuesday, the Troup County Commission approved a memorandum of understanding for the proposed Hyundai plant in West Point. It is the first step in making the plant official. Source: WTVM.com State…

Two veterans walk through Tifton on their way to D.C.

Two veterans are walking more than 3,000 miles to ultimately reach Washington, D.C. by Veterans Day on Nov. 11 in support of the U.S. Constitution. Source: Tifton Gazette Audio: A talk…

State’s utility regulators approve deal to put off decision on Georgia Power budget

The agreement means the debate over the rising cost of building two reactors at Plant Vogtle will be delayed for years, putting off a decision on whether Georgia Power can…

1-year-old Blackshear boy killed while playing on city street

A 1-year-old Blackshear boy was killed Friday night when he was struck by a truck on the edge of a city street, the Georgia State Patrol said.John Guess, 27, who…

One airlifted in Winokur one-vehicle accident

One airlifted in Winokur one-vehicle accident

A Winokur accident involving children sent at least two people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon – one a six year old girl. According to the investigating patrolman, Trooper First Class…

Charlie Elden Crews, 89

August 28, 2013 — Charlie Elden Crews, 89, of Hoboken died Wednesday morning at his residence after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m.…

Francis Roberson, 80

September 2, 2013 — Francis Jerome Roberson, 80, of Waynesville passed away Sunday after a brief illness. A visitation will be held Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral…

Thomas Sarro, 46

Sept. 1 2013 — Thomas Joseph Sarro, 46, of Nahunta died Friday in Shand’s of Jacksonville from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon…

Jekyll Island 4H Center to be torn down, replaced

Jekyll Island 4H Center to be torn down, replaced

As Roosevelt Turner brushed fresh paint on bare and soiled spots on the Jekyll Island 4H Center walls, director Donna Stewart said she’ll be glad when the replacement is built.But…

Camden faces property values decline

As property values continue to decline in Camden County, local governments are trying to provide the same level of service with less revenue.…

Outburst on field ends Heron game in Folkston

Lightning delayed the start of the Heron game against Charlton County Friday and the game ended on a sour note.…

De’Marquise Elkins guilty of murder of baby Antonio Santiago

De’Marquise Elkins guilty of murder of baby Antonio Santiago

A jury has convicted De’Marquise Elkins guilty in the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Elkins, 18, now faces life in prison for shooting and killing a Brunswick baby while trying…

Trial of baby murder suspect goes to jury

A defense attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller said the investigation was flawed and police ignored other leads and suspects, while the prosecution…

OPINION: No martyr, Hasan will die a murderer’s death

A military jury made the right decision Wednesday when it sentenced Nidal Hasan to death in the murders of 13 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. Source: Albany Herald…

OPINION: Port of Brunswick must be higher priority

The Port of Brunswick is unimportant. While he didn’t say so directly, Col. Thomas Tickner, the new commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, might as well have…

OPINION: Back to the gridiron of dreams

Football has not returned all at once this year in South Georgia. Some teams played earlier than others, but it’s back. Football is back. Winning is very much part of…

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer charged with DUI

New Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Wednesday night. Budenholzer was stopped in Atlanta around 10:30 p.m. ET because the taillights on…

Audio: Millions have trouble sleeping

According to a first-of-its-kind study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine million Americans are using sleeping pills to help them sleep. Source: WABE.org Albany Veterans Affairs Clinic to…

Hickory Horned Devil caterpillars spotted in LaGrange

Hickory Horned Devil caterpillars spotted in LaGrange

                  The caterpillars can grow up to 5.5 inches long. Source: LaGrange Daily News  …

Former Clayton County Superintendent gets job in Bermuda

  Former Superintendent Edmond Heatley will become the island territory’s new commissioner of education beginning September 11. Source: Clayton News Daily Investigation into One World Academy reopened by Department of Early…

Douglas County may get Westin Resort

The 350-room Westin Hotel and Conference Center would be built on the grounds of the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in southern Douglas County. Source: Douglas County Sentinel 27th annual Georgia…

Rep. John Barrow tours U.S. Energy Sciences in Vidalia

  U.S. Energy Sciences is involved in lighting technology. Source: Southeast Georgia Today   Vice President Joe Biden to visit Savannah’s port Source: Savannah Morning News • Biden to visit Savannah, Charleston in…

Audio: New online magazine features stories about ‘the other South’

“The Bitter Southerner” is a website from Chuck Reece. Source: WABE.org What’s open, what’s closed for Labor Day Source: Macon Telegraph MARTA considers major expansion along Ga. 400 corridor MARTA is focusing…

Kingston rep. to meet Brantley residents next week

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Brantley County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming Congressional Day Office to be held…

Kilo of bath salts off the streets in Savannah

A huge load of bath salts is off the street following a Savannah drug bust.Investigators say both the seller and the buyer originally thought the drugs were molly, an extremely…

Medient Studios breaks ground in Effingham

Medient Studios breaks ground in Effingham

Medient Studios was negotiating for a site in New York State to build its movie production studios and entertainment complex when someone mentioned Georgia. “I hope Georgia is not on…

Nashville, Georgia man contracts malaria and dengue fever at same time

Tony Kincaid was treated for two tropical diseases at South Georgia Medical Center. Source: Valdosta Daily Times Shingles vaccine now available at Bartow County Health Department Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Audio:…

Columbus’ whitewater attraction listed #1 on best man-made whitewater attraction

USA Today listed the urban whitewater course as top man-made whitewater attraction. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer…

Valdosta media instructor wins award for research paper

Dennis Conway, mass media instructor at Valdosta State University, won acclaim for his paper, “Are Incentives from U.S. State Film Offices to Media Productions Worth the Money?” Source: Valdosta Daily Times…

Southwest Airlines named official airline of College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta

Southwest is also to be official airline of the Atlanta Falcons. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Cash America buys 34 pawn lending locations in Georgia and North Carolina The deal includes 31…

Rep. Scot Turner spoke at UGA on Obamacare

Turner said, “That money has strings attached to it back to D.C. D.C. is pulling every string on every dollar, making your local government exactly what D.C. wants it to…

Former Prisoners of War to tell stories

National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day is Sept. 20. In honor of that day, the National Park Service, the Friends of Andersonville and Georgia Southwestern State University are…

Half sister of slain toddler: Mother’s story didn’t add up

Half sister of slain toddler: Mother’s story didn’t add up

Lawyers representing a Brunswick man on trial in the shooting death of a toddler cannot introduce allegations that the slain child’s mother abused drugs, traded sex for drugs or mistreated…

Mother of toddler slain during robbery testifies

Mother of toddler slain during robbery testifies

Sherry West gave a tearful testimony Tuesday in the murder trial of the Brunswick man accused of shooting to death her baby in his stroller. She said two youths came…

Community must be cautious of rabid wildlife

Another fox - the second this month - has scratched or bitten a resident of the Golden Isles. Officials with the Coastal Health District suspect the animals were rabid, carriers…

ASPCA rescues 367 dogs from three-state dog fighting ring

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), at the request of the United States Attorney’s Office and…

To our readers…

The Brantley Enterprise is considering an increase in the price of the newspaper at newsstands and the cost of subscriptions. When corporations plan on making major changes they often clear…

‘Crazy Clown’ synthetic marijuana may have been made in Brunswick

So-called synthetic marijuana that has sickened at least 11 people in Glynn County since Friday may have been made locally, Police Chief Matt Doering said Monday.…

Pierce County favored in 1-AAA

Region 1-AAA was formed last season after the GHSA made a major realignment — and Pierce County took advantage of its new surroundings by rolling through region play with a…

Jekyll Island may lose its post office and zip code

The governing authority of this state-owned island is working on an agreement to save the number 31527. That’s the island’s zip code, and the Jekyll Island Authority wants to save…

Witness: Elkins hid a gun under neighbor’s sofa day baby was shot

Witness: Elkins hid a gun under neighbor’s sofa day baby was shot

A Brunswick teen accused of killing a 13-month-old hid a pistol that his mother later took to a pond where police found it, prosecution witnesses testified Monday. That testimony came…

Waycross College Foundation renamed to honor founding president Dr. James M. Dye

Waycross College Foundation renamed to honor founding president Dr. James M. Dye

    The Waycross College Foundation has changed its name to honor the founding president of the former Waycross College whose vision created the non-profit organization 37 years ago.  The…

AP Bulletin: Chemical weapons used in Syria

AP: Kerry says chemical weapons were used in Syria, accuses Assad of destroying evidence.…

Georgia Power warns of suspicious phone calls

More than 70 Georgia Power residential and business customers have reported to the company that they’re getting phone calls of threats to get their power turned off unless they pay…

Long County drowning victim, 11, identified

Fifteen feet of water may not sound that deep to an experienced swimmer, but it was apparently too much for an 11-year old Long County girl. Authorities say the child…

Boy loses fight against brain-eating parasite found in southeast

A Florida boy who contracted a rare, brain-eating amoeba lost his courageous battle Saturday. 12-year-old Zachary Reyna died at a hospital in Miami with his family by his side, exactly…

Albany gets new heart cath technology

Phoebe Putney Memorial now has a cutting-edge cardiovascular imaging system in its cath lab. Source: Albany Herald   North Georgia clinics offer drive-thru flu shots Source: Dalton Daily Citizen   Wayne Memorial…

McDonough: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary needs help

The sanctuary is home to more than 1,000 animals — lions, tigers and bears included — and needs to raise its current 8 foot fencing to 16 feet. Source: Henry Daily…

Former Dalton State professor talks about misconceptions re: the South

Larry Cooper, who has released a book titled “Lincoln’s Land,” on his genealogy and the Civil War’s impact on eastern Tennessee, talks about his family being Unionist, not Confederate. Source: Dalton…

Beretta Firearms considers move to Upson County

If the company chooses Upson County, it could mean 450 to 500 jobs for the area; Beretta Firearms dates back to 1526. Source: Thomaston Times Cotton farmers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about this…

Rep. John Barrow talks about Obamacare, fiscal crisis, port

Rep. John Barrow expressed his frustration with Congress when talking with editors at the Statesboro Herald. Source: Statesboro Herald Obamacare: Part-time teachers won’t be covered Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday   • Health care reform…

State’s freight corridor network includes I-985

The official network is intended as “a cohesive and complete map of the state’s priority of roads for freight movements,” according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Source: Gainesville Times Study…

Three more treated in Brunswick Sunday for smoking ‘spice’

The owner of a Brunswick smoke shop surrendered his entire inventory of “spice” after three people were taken to the hospital Sunday with reactions to smoking it, Glynn County Police…

Synthetic marijuana warning issued after 8 hospitalized

Synthetic marijuana warning issued after 8 hospitalized – http://pulse.me/s/pAfWp…

Volunteer uses social media to find homes for animals

Volunteer uses social media to find homes for animals

A Waycross woman is using Facebook and YouTube to find friends for dogs. As often as she can, Charlotte de la Vergne takes her video and still cameras to the Okefenokee…

Brantley road closures continue

Extreme weather and flooding continued to plague Brantley County this week leading to the closing of school on Friday and a growing list of impassable roads. The list of roads…

Charlton Memorial Hospital will suspend operations Friday

Charlton Memorial Hospital will suspend operations Friday

Financially-burdened Charlton Memorial Hospital will halt operations indefinitely next Friday, according to a statement released Friday by the hospital. The move comes in wake of the hospital’s past requests for…

Nahunta resident turns 100 Aug. 30

Myrtle Rowell, a resident of Nahunta, will turn 100 years of age on Aug. 30. The Southern Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging and the Georgia Department of Human…

Eight hospitalized in Brunswick from reaction to smoking incense

Eight people were hospitalized Thursday night for severe reactions to smoking a form of incense or “spice,’’ Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. One of the smokers was reported…

Fort Hood killer guilty on all counts

The Associated Press has just reported that  Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan has been was found guilty on all counts in the Fort Hood massacre.…

Future of rural hospitals in question

Neil Ginty, campus administrator for Louis Smith Hospital in Lakeland and Berrien County hospital in Nashville, said a study by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the…

Georgia Sea Turtle Center to release two more turtles

  Two rehabilitated turtles, Cinnamon and Ebb, will be released today. Source: WALB-TV Audio: Georgia Tech’s Judith Curry on climate change Curry is a of the School of Earth and Atmospheric…

Two key leadership positions filled at Paine College

Edward Patrick, former controller for Clark Atlanta University, is now the vice president of administrative and fiscal affairs and Sam Sullivan will become provost and vice president of academic affairs,…

Aldi’s opens in LaGrange

Aldi’s opens in LaGrange The store has few frills, but it is designed that way to keep the costs down. The store features a warehouse-style layout without shelving. Source: LaGrange Daily…

Dalton Mayor Pennington raising funds for gubernatorial run

Pennington is challenging Gov. Deal for the GOP nomination for governor. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen State Sen. David Lucas denies he choked 14-year old autistic boy The incident allegedly happened during…

Thomasville church to commemorate fiftieth anniversary of King speech

First Missionary Baptist Church will hold the event at 4 p.m. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise 300 soldiers return to Hunter Army Airfield Source: Savannah Morning News Four key commands could be impacted at…

Savannah ordered to pay woman $12M over tree limb injury

A Savannah woman has been awarded $12 million against the city of Savannah for injuries suffered when a tree limb fell on her, reports Morris News Service. A jury on…

Cities cut hours over Obamacare

Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce…

U.S. Marshals capture Waycross fugitive on Tybee Island

U.S. Marshals Thursday captured a fugitive wanted in Waycross on Tybee Island. Mark Ashley Griffin, 37, was wanted on a 2006 warrant for failure to surrender to serve a sentence…

Brunswick-Golden Isles chamber selling office, but there’s a catch

Brunswick-Golden Isles chamber selling office, but there’s a catch

The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce is selling its former office, a big house built in the 1870s and a big conference room attached. There’s a nice view of the…

Henry ‘Tommy’ Tucker, 69

August 22, 2013 — Henry Thomas “Tommy” Tucker, 69, of Hoboken passed away Thursday at the Mayo Clinic in Waycross. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6 until 8…

Georgia most expensive state to operate an automobile

Georgia is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Oregon is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Bankrate factored in the costs of gasoline, insurance,…

Video purports to show dozens of dead children after chemical attack

There are reports of new attacks in the Damascus suburbs just one day after an alleged chemical attack against innocent Syrian civilians killed dozens of children. United Nations teams are…

Bacon BOE tax millage expected to rise for first time since ‘08

or the first time in five years, the Bacon County Board of Education is seeking a tax increase. The BOE recommended a hike of one mil to 15.5 when they…

Georgia Southern warns students about HIV-positive man

An attractive black man with tattoos who claims to be well-traveled and to have a recording studio may be intentionally infecting victims with HIV, according to Georgia Southern University officials.…

Heavy rains flood homes, close schools and wash out roads in Wayne County

All schools in the county were closed Tuesday because buses couldn’t operate on damaged roads. Source: The Press-Sentinel Audio: Atlanta exceeds yearly rainfall average More rain has fallen in the first…

Albany Tech and GSW sign agreements

Through the articulation agreements, students graduating with a networking specialist, PC maintenance specialist or computer support specialist associate of applied science degree (AAS) from Albany Tech (ATC) can begin work…

Drones could be used by farmers to fight weeds and diseases

For agriculture, unmanned helicopters have been flying this summer over cotton and peanut plots at Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie. The images from those craft can help identify potential problems.…

Thousands in Jonesboro attend Rep. Scott’s annual health fair

Thousands of people came to Mundy’s Mill High School for the fair and attendees underwent a number of health screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, vision and dental…

Updated version of New Georgia Encyclopedia is online

It’s been almost ten years since the Georgia Humanities Council launched the New Georgia Encyclopedia as the first state encyclopedia designed exclusively for publication on the Web; a newly redesigned…

Barney Butler, 88

August 22 2013 — Barney Stanley Butler Sr., 88, of Nahunta passed away Wednesday at The Health Center at Standifer Place in Chattanooga, TN., following an extended illness. A visitation…

BULLETIN: Nasdaq halts trading

The AP has announced that Nasdaq has halted trading in Nasdaq-listed stocks and options due to a technical issue.…

Unemployment still in double digits in much of southeast Georgia

The unemployment rate in the Brunswick metropolitan area inched down in July but remained in double digits at 10 percent. That’s an improvement of 0.3 percent since June and of…

Smithsonian traveling roots music exhibit opens Saturday in Waycross

Smithsonian traveling roots music exhibit opens Saturday in Waycross

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music opens Saturday at the Okefenokee Heritage Center and remains until Oct. 5.   jacksonville.com.…

Wayne rains flood homes, close schools, wash away roadways

Wayne rains flood homes, close schools, wash away roadways

After unusually heavy rains fell Saturday and Monday nights, the results were widespread flooding, washed out roads and flooded homes across Wayne County. Monday morning, the recovery in Wayne County…

Witnesses give grisly details of toddler’s slaying in first day of trial

Witnesses give grisly details of toddler’s slaying in first day of trial

Lawyers made opening statements Tuesday afternoon in the trial of a man accused of shooting a baby to death in his stroller with attorneys predicting the case would last all…

Former Long County Correctional Officer pleads guilty to murder

Former Long County Correctional Officer pleads guilty to murder

Kenneth Lumpkin, 43 showed no emotion Monday as he told a judge in a Long County courtroom how he killed Lori Arrowood. Lumpkin says he dragged Arrowood from her vehicle…

Deputies arrest two on burglary charges

Deputies arrest two on burglary charges

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two local men in the burglary of a Brantley County residence. Jeremy Daniel Essman, 23, and Kyle Allen Brazell, 22, were arrested Aug.…

Vidalia hospital’s cath lab Wi-Fi saving lives

Meadows Regional first installed the LifeNet system three years and ago and Roose estimates it’s being used an average of two times per week in emergency situations.Source: Southeast Georgia Today Georgia…

New GreenBelt section to open in Carrollton

Bicycle riders will soon be able to hop on their bikes and pedal more than four continuous miles of the Carrollton GreenBelt when the latest 1.5-mile Hobbs property segment opens…

Dalton State president hopes to grow college

Dalton State President John Schwenn spoke about the state of the college to the Kiwanis Club of Dalton on Monday at the trade center. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Gainesville BOE tables…

Statesboro’s first restaurant with a microbrewery begins

Van Gogh’s is creating craft beers at its Statesboro restaurant. Source: Statesboro Herald Audio: Southern Co. CEO welcomes possible revival of Yucca Mountain nuclear storage site Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning…

Political Insider: On all the good things Republicans could afford to say about Saxby Chambliss

He’s got 16 months to go, but roughly 1,100 members of Georgia’s political and business elite gathered Monday to celebrate the congressional career of the exiting U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.…

Georgia’s road construction to be based on congestion relief

The measure provides the state with flexibility to target the resources it does have in areas where they’re in greatest demand. Source: SaportaReport.com Atlanta Braves face hurdles with ‘mag lev’ train…

Forever 21 reducing work hours due to ObamaCare

Forever 21 reducing work hours due to ObamaCare

Forever 21 Inc. is the latest national company to cut employee hours to counter the impact of ObamaCare. Policymic.com reported Forever 21 will limit non-management workers’ hours to 29.5 a…

GIAHA awards scholarship to McKenna

GIAHA awards scholarship to McKenna

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has awarded the $500 Roberta M. Born Scholarship in the arts and humanities Anissa McKenna, a 2013 graduate of Brunswick High School.  The scholarship is…

Southeast Health District gets unspecified grant

The March of Dimes has awarded a grant to the Southeast Health District to support Perinatal Health Partners, a Public Health program aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs.…

NPR CEO Gary Knell announces he’s leaving for Nat Geo

NPR CEO Gary Knell announces he’s leaving for Nat Geo

After fewer than 21 months on the job, NPR CEO Gary Knell announced at mid-day Monday that he’s leaving the organization to become president and CEO at the National Geographic…

Woman killed as boat collides with Ogeechee train trestle

Authorities say a 25-year-old woman died Sunday after a boating accident on the Ogeechee River in the Savannah area. The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/18FkmBG) that police and paramedics responded…

Pamela Warren, 57

August 19, 2013 — Pamela Elaine Harris Warren, 57, of Nahunta died unexpectedly  Thursday at her residence. Visitation will be at the the Robb Lewis Cemetery in Raybon at 1 p.m.…