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OPINION | The Water Wars: Deal right to fight if necessary

Welcome back to “the water wars.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared on Tuesday that he will file suit against Georgia for its “unchecked and growing consumption of water, which is…

Kevin McNie Mathie, 55

Aug. 17, 2013 – Kevin McNie Mathie, 55, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday morning, Aug. 17, after a short battle with lung cancer. A funeral will be held…

High school football player dies after scrimmage in Fulton County

Deantre Turman, 16, died after being injured during a game Friday night. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday Northeast Georgia Medical Center makes $1 billion impact on Gainesville area The number represents not only…

Honeysuckle an invasive plant species in Georgia

Volunteers and DNR officials ripped out honeysuckle plants along Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center in Midway. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday ZooAtlanta welcomes baby rhino An eastern black rhinoceros was born Saturday…

University of North Georgia begins first full year as consolidated university

With the four campuses combined, the college has about 15,000 students, making it the state’s seventh-largest public university. Source: Gainesville Times Georgia College takes new approach to ‘common reading’ For the…

John Deere recalls 7,000 tractors made in Grovetown

The recall says that tractors built between February and July use the faulty pins, which can break and cause the rollover protection system to fail. Source: Augusta Chronicle New restaurants open…

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus gathers in Savannah on energy and telecommunications symposium

About 50 elected officials — state legislators, mayors and county commissioners — are meeting over the weekend to learn about current and emerging technology. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday Gov. Deal to…

DOT commissioner says changes likely to proposed I-75 connector

Property in Bartow County — specifically, the Dobbins Mountain Mine — is the latest roadblock to Floyd County’s hope of a direct connection from U.S. 411 to I-75. Source: Rome News-Tribune/Saturday…

Georgia jobless rate up to 8.8 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the…

BCDA member in Atlanta as house burns

BCDA member in Atlanta as house burns

Firefighters were called to the residence of former Brantley County Board of Education and current Development Authority member Linda Marion today about 3 p.m. when her residence burst into flames.…

Atlanta company places solar power panel field in Homerville

Clinch County’s sun has attracted a new industry. Hannah Solar of Atlanta has started construction on a solar panel field in Homerville. The company purchased 5.75 acres of land from…

Ware takes Valdosta 6-0 in scrimmage

The Ware County Gators  outlasted  the Valdosta Wildcat varsity 6-0 in a three-quarter scrimmage that got the new season started on a high note. The Valdosta junior varsity punched across…

Study: Electrified water kills pathogens in beef

University of Georgia researchers have used electrolyzed oxidizing water to sanitize poultry, kill funguses on nursery-grown plants and remove pathogens from produce. Now they’re using it to reduce shiga toxin-producing…

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Jurors on Thursday acquitted Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill of 27 felony charges including theft and giving false statements, clearing the way for him to resume his law enforcement career…

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

The scrimmage scheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m. has been postponed to Saturday at 10 a.m. by lightning that accompanied heavy rains which also  left the field soggy and the…

Reginald ‘Reggie’ Herrin, 78

Aug. 16, 2013 — Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78, of Folkston passed away Wednesday in Hospice of the Golden isles in Brunswick.   The family was to receive friends at Shepard…

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

A south Georgia woman has been arrested after a raid on a Thomasville home. Earnistine Yates was arrested August 15 after a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomasville…

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, the former state highway director who helped Jimmy Carter climb to the presidency and then joined his White House administration, died Thursday evening. He was 82. State Sen.…

Darlene Snowden, 51

AUG. 16, 2013  — Darlene Snowden, 51, of Shreveport, La., passed away Wednesday.  Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday  at 2 p.m. at Mooringsport Memorial Gardens Cemetery in…

Inez Popwell, 95

Aug. 16, 2013 — A Funeral Service will be held for Inez Lee Strickland Popwell Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Harris and Bishop…

Adult obesity very high in 13 states, says CDC study

At least 30 percent of adults were obese in 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Source: Athens Banner-Herald UGA…

Cave-ins reported after near record rainfall Wednesday in Columbus

Heavy rains will continue through the weekend according to the National Weather Service. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Flash flood watch posted for Central Georgia through Saturday morning Source: Macon Telegraph Tropical Storm Erin…

Douglas County school buses to get stop-arm cameras

It’s not unusual for every bus running in the county to experience at least one driver illegally passing a stopped bus a day, amounting to over 200 violations a day.…

Conference to be held in Valdosta on growing satsumas as alternative crop

Conference to be held in Valdosta on growing satsumas as alternative crop Satsumas are mandarin oranges that most resemble tangerines; they’re currently grown in California, Alabama and Louisiana but not…

Rep. Austin Scott speaks in Tift County

Scott spoke out on Benghazi and the farm bill at a Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday. Source: Tifton Gazette Dalton Mayor Pennington not threatened by Gov. Deal’s fundraiser in…

Georgia DNR won’t undo June vote creating Law Enforcement Division

The DNR’s vote in June started a process of the Wildlife Resources Division’s 204 conservation rangers, popularly known as game wardens, becoming part of the new Law Enforcement Division. Source: Gainesville…

Dorothy O’Quinn Daniels, 77

AUG. 16, 2013 – Dorothy Mae O’Quinn Daniels, 77, of Hortense died Tuesday. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Palmetto Pentecostal Church with the Rev. David Inman…

John Glen Daniels, 51

HORTENSE – John Glen Daniels, 51, of Hortense died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Hortense. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at Palmetto Pentecostal Church…

Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78

FOLKSTON — Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78 of Folkston passed away Aug. 14, 2013, in Hospice of the Golden isles, Brunswick, Ga. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 16 at Shepard…

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

From FIRST COAST NEWS meteorologist Steve Smith: A wet weekend is shaping up with a flash flood watch to start at noon and run through Saturday evening. Erin is still…

Charlton County residents can pay taxes in their pajamas

Paying taxes is never fun but it just got a lot easier. Tax Commissioner Debra Mizell announced last week that her office has launched an new website to help the…

St. George faces possible closure of post office

St. George faces possible closure of post office

In many small, rural communities the post office serves as more than just a place to buy stamps or pick up mail. It’s a gathering place, a place to exchange…

Breaking: Possible tornado spotted by resident; significant weather advisory

Update: The alert from the National Weather Service has been updated to include the possibility of funnel clouds and strong winds until 5:15 p.m. as severe storms have developed two…

State troopers, other officers idled over certification problems

Authorities say more than 10 percent of the sworn officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety are off the job until administrative glitches involving their certification can be worked…

Chemical explosion in Valdosta injures three, officials say

Fire crews were continuing to monitor the scene of a chemical explosion in Valdosta that rocked an industrial complex, injuring three people. City officials said in a statement that firefighters…

Atkinson County may clean moldy health department and move it downtown

It will likely be next week before the Atkinson County Health Department can resume services in its old offices in downtown Pearson, after mold and mildew forced the department out…

Teen girl faces manslaughter charge in arson that killed two children

Fire officials in Savannah say a 13-year-old girl has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and arson in a blaze that killed two children. Authorities said Wednesday that the girl’s 6-year-old…

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state is going to sue the state of Georgia over its increased consumption of water that is limiting flow to the Apalachicola River. Scott…

Covington school officials: Student’s ‘God is Dead’ art will remain on display

Administrators at a Georgia high school say there are no plans to remove student artwork with the proclamation that “God is Dead!” despite complaints from at least one parent. Crystal…

Glynn faces $162,000 upcharge in murder trial relocation

The Glynn County Board of  Commissioners is expected to approve the re-appropriation of $162,000 from the general fund  balance to the  Superior Court’s ‘Felony Murder Case’ budget for the trial of 17-year-old De’Marquis…

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

The mother of a man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a life-long Braves fan. Connie Homer of Conyers,…

Former Waycross preacher indicted in April abduction of teenage wife

An indictment unsealed last week in Ware County Superior Court charges a former preacher with kidnapping his estranged teenage wife, whom he and his former wife had taken in as…

Nicholls woman dies in Monday night crash near Alma

A Nicholls woman was killed Monday night in the crash of her pickup truck near Alma, the Georgia state patrol said. Gidget Tanner, 41, was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger…

Big rig wrecks close I-95 SB in St. Augustine

Interstate 95 southbound at State Road 206 south of St. Augustine was closed Tuesday morning due to fuel spill and debris left from two separate crashes involving tractor-trailers.…

Lawmakers move toward earlier 2014 primary date

There is growing support among leading politicians to move next year’s primary vote to the earliest date in Georgia history, a move some Republicans hope could prevent the contest for…

Race discrimination claims against Deen thrown out

A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big…

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

A North Georgia judge revealed this morning that FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman, former head of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, faces a criminal investigation in connection…

St. Marys police rounding up suspects in Sunday shooting death

The St. Marys police have identified several people they want to speak with about the weekend shooting death of a Camden County man at an apartment complex, Lt. Johnny Guy…

Body found in Ogeechee River identified

One person is dead after drowning in the Ogeechee River on Sunday. David Ehsanipoor with the Effingham County Sheriff Department said the body of 33-year-old William Young, of Springfield, was…

Glynn water, sewer board to let director’s contract expire

The Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission has voted to let the contract of director Keith Morgan expire on Dec. 31. The decision came on a split vote with…

Glynn OKs 5.673 millage rate, same since 2009

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners have approved a millage rate of 5.673 for the current fiscal year. The millage rate has not changed since 2009 when it dropped slightly…

Bacon County robber finally captured in Columbia County

Bacon County officials finally have their hands on a man who stole several thousands of dollars worth of firearms and electronics in a January burglary and a February robbery. Kenneth…

Bacon governmental agencies try to hold millage rate line

Two of three governmental bodies plan to hold the line on taxes in Bacon County. The Bacon County Board of Commissioners will hold the millage rate at 13.98 — the…

Labor commissioner shares good, bad news

In recent years, there’s been good news and bad news about Georgia’s job market. #State Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler shared a bit of both when he spoke at…

New hunting regulations available

The 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.    This guide provides important…

APS takes action on mold issue at high school

APS takes action on mold issue at high school

Atlanta Public School district leaders say they are taking aggressive action after parents complained of mold at a local high school. Parents at Booker T. Washington High School in southwest…

Sen. Fort, alumni say ‘scandalous’ stadium dealings are threat to Morris Brown

State Sen. Vincent Fort and a group of Morris Brown College alumni on Friday criticized recent negotiations surrounding the future site of a new $1 billion stadium for the Atlanta…

Swimmer reported missing on the Ogeechee in Effingham

A swimmer has been reported missing on the Ogeechee River. The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources are searching near Steel Bridge, located at the Bulloch…

Man shot to death at St. Marys apartment complex

St. Marys police are investigating the shooting death of a man at an apartment complex, officials said Sunday. The body of Jepaul M. Mainor, 22, was lying between two buildings…

BARC plans major fundraiser

BARC, Brantley Animal Rescue Coalitiion, is teaming up with Natural Life Teen Clothing and Accessories to sponsor a major fundraiser at the Denny’s parking area located off the I-95 exit…

Opinion: Georgia should avoid tax proposal

icture this: It’s April 2016. Your income tax return is due. While you still have to pay the federal income tax, there is no longer a state income tax. Sounds…

Rayonier asks for $1.5 million refund of Wayne property taxes

Rayonier Forest Resources is asking for $1.487 million in refunds from Wayne County property taxes. The money represents the difference between what Rayonier has paid in property taxes on its…

GE Appliances expands cooking appliance plant in LaFayette

A ribbon cutting was held on August 9 on a new expansion of GE Appliances cooking products plant in LaFayette. The expansion will include a new 1,100-ton power press (pictured),…

Arnie Morgan, 69

NAHUNTA – Arnie Lavell Morgan, 69, of Nahunta died Saturday morning at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Sunday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral…

Report: Amazon.com to collect sales tax in Georgia beginning in September

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1. The newspaper reported Friday that a company spokesman confirmed the move, which was hailed…

Friendly Express launches digital programs with OpenStore

Georgia convenience store chain  Friendly Express Inc. teamed up with OpenStore by GasBuddy to introduce several digital programs to its customers, including a branded mobile application (app). The app features…

Judge: Baby murder defendant’s sister Sabrina will not be tried in Marietta with him and their mother

De’Marquise Elkins, 18, and his mother, Karimah, are the only ones of four family members who will be tried in Marietta beginning Aug. 19 in the March 21 shooting death…

Falcon fans not thrilled with the new NFL bag policy

Clear plastic, vinyl and PVC bags in sizes up to 12-by-6-by-12 are the new requirement. Fans can still carry items in their pockets and small clutch purses are allowed, but…

Senate control hinges on southern Democrats

The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trending Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, the ability of the 71-year-old GOP leader to hold his Kentucky seat and the eventual outcome of a…

Georgia to limit abortion coverage in employee plan

Georgia will join seven other states that ban coverage of abortions in nearly all instances for those enrolled in the state employee health insurance plan. The decision Thursday by the…

BCHS baseball coach’s termination for touching upheld by school board

The Brantley County Board of Education upheld the termination of baseball coach Keith Mobley late Thursday night after a day long hearing into allegations that he inappropriately touched a female…

St. Augustine teen dies in Charlton car crash

St. Augustine teen dies in Charlton car crash

Garrett Jones, 13, was a sweet person with a big smile. He loved to hunt and fish and play video games. And he was smart; the kind of kid who…

Georgia’s food stamp numbers are troubling economic indicator

Georgia legislators have a pressing issue to tackle when they convene for the 2014 session of the General Assembly in January. They must focus on the reason or reasons for…

Source of Braves’ hot streak might be waffles

Behold, the power of the waffle. The Atlanta Braves are the hottest team in baseball, having won 13 straight games. But that run might not be due to solid pitching…

Will Pierce settle lawsuit with former EMS director?

Will the county settle out of court with former Pierce County Emergency Medical Service and Emergency Management Agency director and fire coordinator Ken Justice? County attorney Willis Blacknall III indicated…

Mold, mildew prompts Atkinson County Health Department closure

Mold and mildew in the Atkinson County Health Department in Pearson has prompted the closure of the relatively new building as public health officials look for a temporary location to…

Obama plugs Jacksonville, Brunswick port deepening projects on Leno

President Barack Obama used his televised interview with Jay Leno to slip in a plug for three Southeastern states seeking federal funds to deepen the waterways cargo ships navigate to…

Gwinnett grandma chases, rams van into fleeing burglars

Gwinnett grandma chases, rams van into fleeing burglars

A Gwinnett County grandmother chased burglars from her home and rammed their car twice with her minivan to get them to stop. via ActionNewsJax.com.…

Report: Reducing, eliminating state income tax brings problems

A report released this morning highlights the political challenges to Republican proposals to reduce or eliminate the state income tax. The Augusta Chronicle.…

Two killed in Bacon County small plane crash

Bacon County Coroner Vic Peacock says a man and woman from the metro Atlanta area have been killed in a small plane crash. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Atlanta immigration activist ‘polite but uncompromising’

He says the United States is filling up with immigrants who do not respect the law or the American way of life. He refers to Latino groups as “the tribalists,”…

Waycross woman flooded out of house waits for officials to determine who’s at fault

Waycross woman flooded out of house waits for officials to determine who’s at fault

City and county officials have visited the house but neither have claimed responsibility and no one has let her know if she’ll get any help via MORE  …

Police release IDs of seven arrested in Savannah sting last week

Police release IDs of seven arrested in Savannah sting last week

Police on Monday released the identities of seven people charged in a sting Friday in Savannah that resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons. savannahnow.com.…

Lilburn teenager charged in fake emergency calls to Pittsburgh 911

A 17-year-old Georgia teen has been charged with posing as a 13-year-old girl whose mother had been shot during a domestic abuse incident in Westmoreland County, leading to the deployment…

State schools superintendent may run for governor

State schools superintendent may run for governor

Georgia state schools Superintendent John Barge says he’s considering challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in next year’s Republican primary. WALB.com…

Missing Springfield woman found

Missing Springfield woman found

SPRINGFIELD, GA – The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office has found a woman reported missing earlier.  …

Teens hospitalized after homeowner opens fire during attempted burglary

DeKalb County police say two teens accused of breaking into a house were shot by the homeowner and have been hospitalized.  The Republic…

Long County OKs home burial for soldier

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County. via Coastal Courier…

Suspended and indicted Brunswick commissioner will seek re-election

Suspended and indicted Brunswick commissioner will seek re-election

Suspended City Commissioner James Brooks must clear a pair of daunting hurdles if he’s to return to office in 2014. First, he has to convince a Camden County jury that…

Woodbine businessman Stan Smith pleads guilty to drug charge

Woodbine businessman Phillip Stanley “Stan” Smith will serve five years in jail and five more on probation after he pleaded guilty Monday to possession of marijuana with the intent to…

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Washington Post to be sold to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, the company announced in…

Victims of fraud case get $27 million back

United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced today the payment of over $27 million in restitution to the victims of the largest fraud case ever prosecuted in the Southern District…

Georgia gasoline prices up 1 cent

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

A-Rod sole holdout on MLB suspensions

A-Rod sole holdout on MLB suspensions

Alex Rodriguez remained the lone holdout while All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were among 12 players who accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball on Monday as…

Chattanooga newspaper fires editor for headline critical of Obama

The opinion page editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press has been fired over a headline of an editorial that was highly critical of President Barack Obama’s new “jobs plan.” Editor &…

Failing Newsweek sold to IBT

Newsweek, the iconic newsmagazine brand, has been acquired by IBT Media, which publishes the news website International Business Times. Editor & Publisher…

Maher: Comparing Islam to Christianity just wrong

On HBO’s “Real Time” on Friday night, host Bill Maher entertained CSU-San Bernardino professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism, who maintained that despite…

Gun purchases in Newtown nearly double since Sandy Hook

Gun purchases in Newtown nearly double since Sandy Hook

According to a Wall Street Journal report, applications for permits to purchase guns (for the record, it’s ridiculous to need a permit just to purchase a gun), have nearly doubled year…

Tips lead to Port Wentworth auto thief’s arrest

Tips lead to Port Wentworth auto thief’s arrest

According to the Port Wentworth Police, the suspected auto thief who eluded police at Wal-Mart in Pooler Monday morning is now in custody.   The Coastal Source.…

Opinion: GOP consulting class not in touch anymore

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan criticized Republican consultants and their inability to connect with the conservative base on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, while Dan Balz of The Washington Post…

Editorial: Official Washington vs. The People

President Obama and Harry Reid have worked out a deal to exempt Congressional employees  including members of Congress from being treated like everyone else, and having to help pay the…

Gilmer County calls for cleaning supply donations

Donated goods will be received at the Gilmer County Emergency Operations Center (formerly the Goodwill) at 1123 Progress Road, Elijay, Ga. Please call 706-635-3424 to arrange a delivery. …

College withdrawal leaves Glynn science fair in peril

The opportunity for Glynn County students to participate in regional, state, and national science and engineering fairs is in peril. The situation is that since the pullout of the College…

Source: MLB tells Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended

Source: MLB tells Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended

NEW YORK | Major League Baseball told the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday for his links to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs…

I-95 crash kills 24-year-old Savannah woman

A Savannah woman was killed early Sunday when she lost control of her car on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville and struck a median concrete barrier, the Florida Highway Patrol said.…

Georgia becomes the center of the political storm over Obamacare

ATLANTA — For three days last week, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens put Georgia into the center of the political storm over Obamacare, and as is usually the case with politics,…

UGA workshops aimed at home-based businesses

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and Small Business Development Centers are collaborating to offer workshops across the state to help individuals think through the decision to start a home-based…

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Companies that provide horse-drawn carriage tours of Savannah say they’re working together to flag messes caused by the animals and keep the downtown area clean.   ActionNewsJax.com.…

Judge: Incriminating statement by baby murder suspect may be used in trial

Judge: Incriminating statement by baby murder suspect may be used in trial

A judge ruled Friday that profane and possibly incriminating statements De’Marquise Elkins made to police can be used when he is tried for murder in the March death of a…

Meet Nathan Deal, Georgia’s food stamp governor

Remember when Newt Gingrich cynically slapped the “food stamp president” label on Barack Obama? Obama didn’t deserve it. When he made his racially-tinged crack, the ex-speaker hoped you’d forgotten that…

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former state Sen. Robert J. Mellow has been transferred to a federal prison in Georgia. Mellow, 70, of Archbald, was serving his 16-month prison sentence at a minimum security camp at…

GBI says Brantley skeleton was young woman

A skeleton found in Brantley County Tuesday afternoon is thought to be the remains of a white female between 14 and 26 years old, officials said.  jacksonville.com.…

Mary Johnson, 76

Mary Cloette Johnson, age 76, of Hortense died at the Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick Wednesday after an extended illness…

Deibert to lead combined colleges

Deibert to lead combined colleges

The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has approved Commissioner Ron Jackson’s recommendation of Dr. Glenn Deibert to be president of the new consolidated college…

Savannah police seek suspect in teens’ murderer

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 21-year-old man they have charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shootings of three teenagers Tuesday night.…

Rome police motorcycle officer hit by car

Rome police motorcycle officer hit by car

A Rome Police Department motorcycle officer was struck from behind this morning by the driver of a car on Riverside Parkway behind Applebee’s. RN-T.com.…

Lawyer: No gunshot residue on baby murder suspect

Lawyer: No gunshot residue on baby murder suspect

The lawyer for one of the two teens charged in the shooting death of a south Georgia toddler says investigators found no gunshot residue on his client. via News –…

GBI sends human skull to crime lab

GBI sends human skull to crime lab

UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports no new developments in the investigatiion of skeletal remains found near Atkinson. Click to read full story.…

Grandmother of teen charged in Brunswick baby’s shooting death says he’s innocent

Grandmother of teen charged in Brunswick baby’s shooting death says he’s innocent

The grandmother of the teenage boy accused of the brutal murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago says she just hopes her grandson gets a fair trial.   theGrio.…

Radio glitch causes lockdown at Brunswick federal courthouse

JACKSONVILLE — A radio glitch is to blame for a lockdown at the Federal Courthouse in Brunswick after members of the U.S. Marshals Service thought there may be an active…

Blackshear mayor won’t run again

Eight years is apparently enough for Blackshear Mayor Tom Davis. The 73-year-old semi-retired physician says he will likely pass on a third term. Voters will choose a successor in November.…

Arrest made in Brunswick barber shop attack

Arrest made in Brunswick barber shop attack

Police have arrested one suspect in connection with an attack at a church-run barbershop in southeast Georgia. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Brasiel charged with five counts of murder in deaths of Bobby Lee Jenks and Amber Whited

Brasiel charged with five counts of murder in deaths of Bobby Lee Jenks and Amber Whited

BRUNSWICK | Raymond Michael Brasiel has been indicted on five counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and other crimes in the deaths of Amber Whited July 16 and…

Flood advisory issued

A flood advisory has been issued for Brantley County until 7:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service.…

Robert Wilson, 55

Robert "Bobby" Lynwood Wilson, 55, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness Friday. …

Jesup man sentenced to 110 years for creating kiddie porn

Stephen A. Keating, 53, of Jesup was sentenced yesterday by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 110 years in prison for his sexual exploitation of minors…

Economy not on Organizing for Action’s ‘Action August’ agenda

Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization assembled from the remnants of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is pushing for the president’s second-term agenda during a month-long “Action August” of advocacy…

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AP: Court rules against NYC’s soda ban

The courts have ruled that New York City’s ban on sugary drinks is unconstitutional, according to the Associated Press.…

Coroners rule bizarre death of Georgia commissioner a suicide, raising more questions

Coroners rule bizarre death of Georgia commissioner a suicide, raising more questions

Tom Sublett, the quiet, well-respected county commissioner in the small Georgia town of St. Simons Island, Ga. who was found dead in December in a local marina with a bullet…

FBI conducts child prostitution raids across nation

The FBI said it rescued 105 children and arrested 150 people it described as “pimps” and others in a series of raids in 76 American cities – including Atlanta. The…

Man found shot beside the road Monday life-flighted for treatment

A man shot several times on a Glynn County road Monday night was life-flighted to another hospital for further treatment, Glynn County Police Capt. Marissa Tindale said.  jacksonville.com.…

Georgia lawsuit targets payday lenders

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing two payday lenders to stop doing business in the Peach State. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Study: Online sales taxes would boost economies in Georgia and Florida

ATLANTA | Retailers across Georgia and in neighboring states are hopeful that a report issued by a well-known conservative economist will bring needed support in Congress for legislation to tax…

Officers search for bank robbery suspect near Glynn Place Mall

Officers search for bank robbery suspect near Glynn Place Mall

Glynn County police and other officers were searching the area around Glynn Place Mall Monday afternoon for a suspect in the 2:20 p.m. robbery of The Heritage Bank. jacksonville.com.…

Threat of strike hurt business at Georgia port last year, officials say

Cargo traffic at Savannah’s busy seaport fell just shy of a milestone 3 million containers for a third straight year, according to performance numbers released Monday by port officials, who…

Metro Brunswick unemployment rate rises to 10.3 percent in June

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Brunswick’s unemployment rate increased to 10.3 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in…

Waffle House patron opens fire on would-be robber, wounding him

UNION CITY  — Authorities say a customer at a Waffle House outside Atlanta shot and wounded a suspect who was trying to rob the restaurant. via Daily Reporter.…

South Georgia coastline an aerospace supplier hot spot

SAVANNAH, GA. | The south Georgia coastline has become as popular with aircraft manufacturers as sunbathers and retirees. jacksonville.com.…

Another Georgia family stars in reality show: ‘Hollywood Hillbillies’

Honey Boo Boo is getting some competition. Another family from rural Georgia is coming to reality television, with “Hollywood Hillbillies” set to debut in January on ReelzChannel. The show follows…

Heavy rains cause septic tank problems for some

Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems. Saturated soils aren’t able to take up additional water from drainfield lines. Georgia FACES.…

Unisex uniforms debut as Army opens units to women

FORD GORDON, Ga.  — A new combat uniform with special consideration to the female body is now available at Fort Gordon, almost a month after the Army announced plans to…

Wheat production up, and so are exports in Brunswick port

Georgia Ports Authority officials say a strong wheat crop has led to an increase in exports from the Port of Brunswick. Ports officials say the first export vessel of the…

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Movement Struggles To Find Focus

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Movement Struggles To Find Focus

In the two weeks since George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the same activists galvanized by his trial are finding it hard to focus the energy of the Trayvon Martin movement. via GPB.…

Synovus repays TARP

Synovus repays TARP

Synovus Financial Corp. on Friday officially paid back about $967.9 million it borrowed from regulators as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).   Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

CSX gives to OTC Foundation

CSX gives to OTC Foundation

Phil Logan, right, CSX Transportation terminal superintendent for the Waycross Rice Yard, and Jake Hunter, left, assistant terminal superintendent, recently met with Okefenokee Technical College President Glenn Deibert at OTC…

Deal names property appraiser to replace Brunswick commissioner

Deal names property appraiser to replace Brunswick commissioner

RUNSWICK | Emmitt Nolan will be sworn into the City Commission and begin campaigning for his next term almost simultaneously.…

Former Superior Court Judge Brooks E. Blitch III reinstated to bar

The Georgia Supreme Court has vacated its Feb. 28, 2011, decision to disbar former Clinch County Superior Court Judge Brooks E. Blitch III. jacksonville.com.…

Residents asking for space in aftermath of murder

As area residents continue to try and cope with the slaying of their neighbor less than a week ago, some are saying that the influx of curious onlookers is making…