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Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

A Glynn County judge will decide whether Pinova Inc.’s purchase of a portion of the Hercules Inc. chemical plant in 2007 came with the potential responsibility of cleaning up the…

Gangs have brought violence to Wayne County

Since December of last year, two people have been murdered. Four others were wounded in a Christmas Eve shooting that riddled a car with bullets in downtown Jesup. Last week…

Camden releases agenda for April 15 meeting

AGENDA  Camden County Board of Commissioners  Government Services Building, (Courthouse Square)  200 East 4thStreet, 2nd Floor, Room 252,  Commissioners’ Meeting Chambers  Woodbine, Georgia  Tuesday, April 15, 2014  Convene Regular Meeting…

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Like the rush to be the first to get bottles of Beaujolais nouveau to Paris or an Alaska Copper River king salmon to Seattle, the pressure to sell the first…

State rail plan meetings set

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has initiated the development of its 2014 Statewide Rail Plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document…

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

The father of a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot to death Friday has been charged in the illegal possession of the shotgun that killed her, the Ware County sheriff said Monday.…

Volunteers, boats needed to remove damaging water hyacinth from Satilla River

The Satilla Riverkeeper is looking for volunteers and boats to help remove invasive water hyacinth from the river and its tributaries April 14 and 15. Native to South American, water…

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

For over 40 years, the baseball game in The Sticks on Easter was a Charlton County tradition. That all changed in the early 2000s when local officials say the event…

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island officials say they’re bringing in extra police officers from nearby communities for the expected spring gathering of young people known as “Orange Crush.” Authorities say they’ve learned from…

Sheriff’s report

Sheriff’s report

04-03-2014 Deputies responded to Lynn Holly Lane in reference to a Structure Fire.  Complainant stated they heard a loud noise outside and when they went to look the trailer was…

High resolution images of coast available

The Coastal Resources Division(CRD) of the Georgia  Department Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with coastal counties and federal, state and local resource agencies recently acquired high resolution aerial images of…

Yeomans graduates military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin E. Yeomans, the son of Tony and Suzanne Yeomans of Hoboken, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.…

Gasoline prices up 7.7 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

WPS sets yard sale Saturday

Waynesville Primary School will hold a yard sale Saturday, April 12, from 7 am to1 pm at school  gymnasium.…

9-11 girder given bicycle honor escort through Blackshear

A team of New York City firefighters cycled through Pierce County Monday, along with a piece of rubble from the fallen World Trade Center. The group was taking the relic to…

11-year-old Jacksonville boy killed in Savannah

11-year-old Jacksonville boy killed in Savannah

Family and friends of Montrez Borroughs are still coming to terms with what happened. “It really hasn’t hit me yet, but it hits the family.  But it’s like it’s not…

Man killed at Brunswick mobile home park Thursday

Man killed at Brunswick mobile home park Thursday

A man found armed with a shotgun was arrested and charged with murder Thursday night near a mobile home where officers found a man lying dead in the yard, police…

Waycross teen unloading shotgun accidentally shoots 10-year-old girl to death, sheriff says

A 10-year-old Waycross girl who died Friday from a shotgun blast was struck as a teenage relative was unloading the gun, Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said.The 10-year-old girl and…

Mail carrier pleads guilty to taking parcel containing veteran’s drugs

A Ludowici rural mail carrier pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of stealing a parcel that contained prescription drugs mailed to a veteran. Tasha Marie Keithley, 35, entered her…

Man wanted on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Brunswick

Man wanted on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Brunswick

A manhunt is underway for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend. Glynn County Police issued an alert for 37-year-old Jermaine Thomas. Investigators say Thomas shot and killed Casey Mitchell…

Authorities say Waycross man killed in South Carolina shootings

Bamberg County officials say a Georgia man died during a shoot-out in South Carolina last weekend.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported http://bit.ly/1gXCZsi that Coroner Billy Duncan said 20-year-old William…

Wayne tourism audit shows sloppy books but no smoking gun

The third of three audits of the Wayne County Board of Tourism has been completed after months of delay. Like the first two, the audit of the final year of…

Puppy abandoned in Nahunta

Puppy abandoned in Nahunta

This little tyke apparently was abandoned in Nahunta and is in need of a temporary foster home. The Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition  will  pay for food and help to find a…

Blackshear City Councilman Jeffrey Parr to resign

Blackshear City Councilman Jeffrey Parr has announced he will step down due to a scheduling hardship with his job. The District 5 councilman,  who works as a trainer and gym operator…

Waynesville grave marking set for Saturday

What: Grave Marking Ceremony for Jacob HIGHSMITH When: March, 22, 2014 @ 3 PM Where: Highsmith Cemetery in Waynesville, GA Joint effort between Georgia Altamaha Chapter and Marshes of Glynn…

Gas prices increase slightly

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch County

Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch County

A Statesboro man was arrested on several drug charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team carried out a search warrant at an apartment on Lanier Drive. The investigation was…

McIntosh middle school band director arrested

McIntosh middle school band director arrested

A middle school band director has been arrested on child molestation charges, and police are investigating whether there are more potential victims. James Ray Clark Jr. is being held at…

Coffee varsity, JV tennis teams go 20-0 In total sweep of Brantley

The Coffee High School varsity and junior varsity tennis teams were in action earlier this week against Brantley County, and the teams combined to go 20-0 for the total sweep.…

Two men charged with murder in Jesup shooting

Two men have been arrested and charged in the Feb. 21 shooting death of 37-year-old Lori Michelle Holland. Wayne County Sheriff John Carter said that Rajiv Robert Laurent, 23, was…

Brunswick teen seeks juvenile trial in baby killing

A teenager charged as an accomplice in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller wants his trial moved to juvenile court so he can avoid being prosecuted…

Convicted Brunswick baby killer’s mom to be sentenced today

Convicted Brunswick baby killer’s mom to be sentenced today

The mother of DeMarquise Elkins will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon for her role in the killing of baby Antonio Santiago. Last August, a jury convicted Karimah Elkins of tampering with evidence…

Brunswick man killed in target shooting accident

A Brunswick man was killed Monday as he and a friend were target shooting north of Brunswick, police said. Gary Drury ,65, of Brunswick told police he and his friend…

Obituary: Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98

Obituary: Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98

Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins of Waycross, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South…

NES students take honors at science fair

Several Nahunta Elementary School students took honors in the South Georgia State College regional science fair held in Douglas recently. Will Gibson, James Thomas, and Trace Martin won second place…

New security measures at federal courthouse in Brunswick will close street, shift post office parking

Parking at Brunswick’s main post office would be reconfigured under a General Services Administration plan to enhance security at the Frank M. Scarlett Federal Building, which also houses the federal…

Porsche’s hybrid sports car arrives via Brunswick port

Porsche’s hybrid sports car arrives via Brunswick port

Porsche’s new hybrid sports cars are arriving aboard ships docking at the Port of Brunswick. The Georgia Ports Authority says the first shipment of the Porsche 918 Spyder arrived Tuesday.…

Sailor on cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 sailors were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick. Dr. Diane Weems, district…

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen, both agreed to resign Tuesday.   The Board of Commissioners announced the Allens’ resignations after a…

CDC warning: Students smoking unsafe e-cigarettes in school

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Channel 2 Action News experimental use of nicotine-fueled electronic cigarettes has doubled among middle and high school students. At the same time,…

State issues new immunization requirements for students

The Georgia Department of Public Health has revised school immunization requirements for rising seventh-graders, meaning that students in the Newton County School System must receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and…

MOX facility at Savannah River Site placed on standby while alternatives assessed

MOX facility at Savannah River Site placed on standby while alternatives assessed

The National Nuclear Security Administration will begin shutting down Savannah River Site’s mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility while it assesses alternative ways to dispose of plutonium. The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility…

Georgia’s senators lambast Obama for broken promise to fund Savannah harbor deepening

Georgia’s two U.S. senators Tuesday blasted the Obama administration for failing to recommend funding to start the long-sought $652 million deepening of Savannah’s busy shipping channel just six months after…

Sailor on Brunswick cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 sailors were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick. Dr. Diane Weems, district…

Chris Buchanan’s resume

Former Brantley Enterprise editor Chris Buchanan is exploring new career opportunities. He’s especially interested in public relations, photography and reporting. His resume is here.…

Mobley qualifies to seek post on board of commissioners

Mobley qualifies to seek post on board of commissioners

Jesse Mobley has qualified to run for Brantley County Commission Post #5 and his name will be on the Republican ballot for the May 20 primary election. “It is my…

Solar farm may be coming to west Bibb County

The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority on Monday agreed to grant an option to buy property to an Atlanta-based company for a possible solar farm. A six-month option was granted to…

Great white sharks tracked off coast of southeast Georgia

Two great white sharks surfaced in the waters off the coasts of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia on Sunday. According to great white shark research group Ocearch, Katharine – a…

Kingsland man dies when his motorcycle hits truck

A Kingsland man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck the back of a pickup truck south of Woodbine, the Georgia State Patrol said. About 9:30 p.m., Mark Coulombe, 48,…

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

Logan Collier started smoking when he turned 18, a habit he picked up bumming Marlboro Reds and Camel Filters from friends in Augusta. He continued for about a year, but…

New car tax system still a concern for counties

One year after the abolition of the “birthday tax” — the annual ad valorem tax on cars — the switch to a one-time sales tax on vehicles has proved a…

Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will not include Brunswick

Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will not include Brunswick

Georgia’s longest yard sale will be about 40 miles shorter this year, at least officially.The Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale that stretched from northwest of Perry to Glynn County…

Dallemand left financial mess in Rochester

Romain Dallemand served as Rochester superintendent for three-and-half years before leaving in 2011 for Bibb County, Ga.There, a recent audit revealed that Dallemand repeatedly violated Bibb County School Board policy…

Canadian directors urge on-set safety after U.S. film worker’s death in Wayne

The tragic on-set train track death of Sarah Jones while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider has prompted the Directors Guild of Canada to call for restrictions on location…

Brunswick girl, 7, saves fellow student choking at lunch

Teachers and other pupils at Golden Isles Elementary School are calling Molli-Malone Wommack a hero. Molli was eating lunch Wednesday in the school cafeteria when she noticed a classmate clutching…

Woman hurt in harrowing Winokur Rock Road crash Friday

A Folkston woman was injured, but survived a harrowing crash Friday, after her vehicle overturned on a bridge guardrail.Sheryl Dianne Griffin, 67, was driving west on Winokur Rock Road around…

Georgia lawmaker exploits loophole in anti-lobbying law

Last year, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston R wrote an ethics reform law he claimed would completely ban lobbyist gifts to state legislators. But a 2013 fundraising letter…

Army study gives women taste of combat tasks

Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She…

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

A Georgia prosecutor says he won’t bring criminal charges against two Waycross police officers who shot and killed a man inside his home after his fiance called 911 seeking help.…

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash off Highway 203 around mid-morning Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said details about the wreck and the deceased were not immediately available with…

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

A memorial service for a West Columbia camera operator who was killed while filming a movie in south Georgia is scheduled for Wednesday. The memorial for 27-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Jones…

Glynn commissioners won’t dissolve animal advisory board

During their regular meeting last Thursday night, the Glynn County Commission put to rest a rumor that they were going to “dissolve” their Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB). The source…

GOP candidates in Waycross share desire to impeach Obama

Holding in common basic values of freedom and a desire to impeach President Barack Obama, six Republicans who are vying to be the next First District Congressman participated in a spirited…

Film crew had safety discussion before Wayne train accident

A colleague of a camera operator who was fatally struck by a train last week says the film crew had a discussion about safety before the accident.…

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

A South Georgia banker accused of embezzling millions from investors wrote a letter to his alleged victims from his jail cell. In the letter, Aubrey Lee Price pledged to help…

Manufacturer with 350 jobs considers Effingham location

A manufacturing company that would create 350 jobs and invest more than $7 million in capital improvements is considering a site in Effingham County, according to the CEO of the…

Wayne woman shot and killed Friday night

A Jesup woman became the first homicide victim for Wayne County late Friday night. Lori Michelle Holland, 37, of 11 Angela Drive was shot while at her residence just before…

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media…

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for gov’s press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media…

Folkston man sentenced to probation in fatal shooting of brother

A 19-year-old south Georgia man who fatally shot his 11-year-old brother has been sentenced to two years of probation. James Tyler Sweatt appeared in court on Monday and pleaded guilty…

GBI report clears Waycross police officers in shooting death

The two Waycross police officers who fired on and killed Jack Lamar Roberson Oct. 4 did so to protect themselves and other residents of the house where Roberson lived and…

Senate passes Ligon’s Common Core withdrawal bill

The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 167 today by a vote of 34-16. Sponsored by Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick), this legislation provides an approach for withdrawing from the…

Tip leads police to human remains beneath abandoned Savannah house in

Police in coastal Georgia say a Crimestoppers tip led authorities to a house where they discovered human remains. Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says police found human remains…

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce the birth of its 35th Reticulated Giraffe. Born February 13 at 12:30 a.m., the male calf weighed 119 pounds and measured five…

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Multiple people were injured when a silver SUV and a gold minivan collided at the intersection of Ashley and Ann Street Tuesday morning. Jason Cooner works at Beds for Less Mattress Express on the corner of…

Savannah electronics recycling event set for Saturday

On Sat., March 1, residents can recycle their old TVs, computers and other electronics and help clean up a neighborhood during the kick off to the four-month-long Great Savannah Cleanup.…

Cyber growth at could offset Army cuts at Fort Gordon

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

Golden Isles yard sale set for March 15

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

‘Midnight Rider’ train death investigation ongoing

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

Bacon commissioners puzzled by request for legislation

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

Car buyers can opt into new ad valorem tax plan

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

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

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

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

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

Wayne woman found shot dead in driveway

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

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

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

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

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

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

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

Operation ‘Clean Sweep’ nets several drug arrests

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

First flu death reported in Glynn County

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

Local attorney arrested by Nahunta cop

Local attorney arrested by Nahunta cop

Nahunta attorney Earl Dan Smith was arrested Friday for obstructing a police officer making a traffic stop in his private parking lot but his release has been ordered by magistrate…

Hortense man dies when car hits tree in west Glynn County

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

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

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

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

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

St. Marys looking to replace city managerSteve Crowell

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

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

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

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

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

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

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

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

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

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

Homerville restaurant makes list of 35 finalists in Flavor of Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cold front coming this way

Cold front coming this way

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

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

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

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

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

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

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

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

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

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

High expectations surround Jacket baseball

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

Brunswick shooting that prompted search, lockdown was self-inflicted

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

BREAKING: Earthquake strikes parts of Georgia; Carolinas

United States Geological Survey equipment in South Carolina has confirmed that the shakes felt in the last hour were an earthquake – or at least an event that caused significant…

Brantley County man killed when truck overturns on county road

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

Patterson police led on foot chase after traffic stop

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

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

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

Brantley County man killed Thursday when truck overturns on county road

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

Hercules warns Brunswick neighbors of groundwater contamination

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

Jefferson High School wins AFJROTC MLK Invitational at BCHS

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

Lori update

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

Lori update

Lori is now in surgery. Updates to come.…

Molenn selected for medical leader program

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

Iron Chef Challenge returns to Southern Women’s Show

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia schools junking junk food

Georgia schools junking junk food

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

Buchanan scheduled for surgery Wednesday

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

Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

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

Wayne’s Sanders chooses Florida after UGA offer cools

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

Camden Auburn signee arrested on felony marijuana charges

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

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

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

Pierce superintendent announces sudden change in elementary school principal

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

Massive Ga. blaze is contained but still burning

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

Former Enterprise managing editor hospitalized in Waycross

Former Brantley Enterprise managing editor Lori Buchanan has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a abnormality in her colon Monday. She was placed in room 268 at Mayo Clinic Health System…

FDIC files suit against former Oglethorpe Bank of Brunswick

FDIC files suit against former Oglethorpe Bank of Brunswick

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

Jekyll’s “Turtle Crawl” registration open

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

Caney Bay Road closed next week for bridge replacement

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

Deal catches heat for photos shot just before big freeze

Deal catches heat for photos shot just before big freeze

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

A little track in Waynesville drawing fans for some big races

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

Golden Isles looks to improve beach safety

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

New Dollar General may give boost to Brunswick revitalization efforts

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

Armed robbery suspect arrested at Glynn County school

Armed robbery suspect arrested at Glynn County school

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

Springfield  fire chief will keep job after drunken driving arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Missing Florida man injured in Ware accident

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

Senate resolution calls for annual dredging of Brunswick channel

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

City of Nahunta releases agenda for Monday meeting

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

Jekyll’s Barbecue Beach Bash final day Saturday

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

Georgia resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

Georgia resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

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

State eyes greater scrutiny of community hospitals’ finances

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

Space heater suspected in Savannah house fire that killed two children

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

Cell phone photo could be your driver’s license

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

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