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Original member of McIntosh County Shouters dies

Original member of McIntosh County Shouters dies

Services were held Saturday for Lawrence McKiver, the boss songster and the last member of the original McIntosh County Shouters. Mr. McKiver died Monday of last week. He was 97.…

Brunswick Commissioner James Brooks surrenders to Camden sheriff

City Commission James Henry Brooks Sr. surrendered at the Camden County jail Monday morning as agreed upon and is awaiting the setting of a bail on his indictment Thursday on…

Brunswick commissioner could be removed from office

City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. was freed on bail Friday morning after spending the night in jail on charges of obstructing an officer and interfering with a witness in…

Brunswick commissioner indicted on racketeering charges

Brunswick commissioner indicted on racketeering charges

Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. was indicted Thursday on racketeering and other charges in Camden County. The six-count indictment returned by a county grand jury says Brooks induced…

Brunswick Commissioner gets bail on charge of witness tampering in baby’s killing

City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. was granted a $5,000 bail Friday morning after spending the night in jail on a charge of interfering with a witness in the shooting…

Police: Brunswick baby murder cover-up was a family affair

Six days and four arrests after the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, Chief Matt Doering says his community still has concerns. He says they want to know, was Sherry West…

South Georgia jobless rate drops nearly 1 percent

The jobless rate in South Georgia declined nearly 1 percent in a month but is still above the state rate of 8.6 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor said. South…

Charlton Memorial: Condition critical

Charlton Memorial Hospital needs an infusion — of cash — and it needs it stat. That’s what hospital CEO H.D. Cannington told the Charlton County commissioners last week when that…

Military looks to expand Townsend bombing range

Military officials are seeking public comments on plans to expand and modernize a Georgia bombing range. Macon.com.…

A hard freeze gonna fall

A hard freeze gonna fall

The National Weather servie has issued a freeze warning for 4 to 9 a.m. Wednesday.…

Mother, aunt of accused baby killer De’Marquise Elkins arrested

Mother, aunt of accused baby killer De’Marquise Elkins arrested

The mother and aunt of accused child killer De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, 17, were arrested Tuesday morning on felony charges of making false statements to police, Glynn County Police Chief Matt…

Water water everywhere

Water water everywhere

Clinics in Long and Pierce help bottom line at Wayne hospital

The impact of Wayne Memorial Hospital is felt outside the county, and what many here don’t realize is that the reach of the local hospital is boosted by a physical…

Pooler kayaker dies at Daytona Beach

Authorities say a 33-year-old Georgia man has died after apparently suffering a medical emergency while kayaking in Daytona Beach. Ponce Inlet police say an autopsy will be performed Monday to…

Folkston woman killed in Saturday crash

A Folkston woman died and her four young passengers were all injured in the crash of an SUV Saturday night north of the city, the Georgia State Patrol said. Janie…

14-year-old charged in baby boy’s shooting death

A scared looking Dominique Lang, 14, appeared before Glynn County Magistrate Tim Barton Monday morning for an initial appearance on a murder charge in Thursday’s shooting death of a 13-month-old…

Southern Ionics will locate sand plant in Offerman

Southern Ionics Inc., a West Point, Miss.-based chemical producer, announced today its intent to construct and operate a mineral sand plant in Offerman.…

Florida DOT to close U.S. Highway 17 bridge for a year

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that the Florida DOT will closing the St. Mary's River Bridge on U.S. Highway 17 at the Georgia-Florida state line on April…

Georgia Senate adds money for area satellite campuses

Supporters of higher education in southeast Georgia had much to cheer in the version of next year’s budget that the state Senate unanimously passed on Friday. Online Athens.…

Price may be high for beer and a movie in Brunswick

Coming soon to a theater near you, Bud Light. This could be happening right here in Brunswick, where the tallest structure in town is the steeple on First Baptist. Georgia…

Flood advisory updated

A Flood Advisory has been issued for Brantley from 10:18 AM Sunday until 11:15 AM Sunday.…

Soccer players suspended over drinking allegations

Authorities say 18 players on a high school soccer team in east Georgia have been suspended and removed from the team after they were accused of drinking alcohol while on…

Watch upgraded to warning

The National Weather Service has upgraded a severe thunderstorm watch to a warning from noon to 1 p.m. Also, the Weatherbug Total Lightning Lightning Network has issued a issued a…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Brantley County until 5 p.m. today.…

Teens arrested in fatal shooting of Brunswick baby

As police announced the arrest of two young men in Thursday’s shooting death of her 13-month-old son, the mother said Friday she will go home to family in New Jersey…

Dara Bennett named new PCHS principal

Dara Bennett is the new principal at Pierce County High School. Bennett was selected as the new principal during at called meeting of the Pierce County Board of Education early…

Baby shot and killed in stroller, mother wounded on Brunswick street

Glynn Academy high school was put on lockdown Thursday morning following a shooting of a baby outside a nearby home. Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes said the shooting occurred on…

Kingston moves towards Senate run

Kingston moves towards Senate run

Republican Rep. Jack Kingston is assembling a campaign team, including a pollster, in anticipation of a bid for the Georgia Senate seat that Saxby Chambliss is leaving open. Kingston, now…

Alma gets $6 million for wastewater system

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Kevin Clark announced today the approval of a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan of $6,000,000 to the City of Alma to…

Report shows elevated arsenic in Thomas County wells

The Brantley Enterprise has received a copy of a letter sent to the director of the Southwest Health District by the director of the Department of Public Health reporting that…

Wayne teacher is Georgia Teacher of Year finalist

Wayne teacher is Georgia Teacher of Year finalist

Wayne County High School teacher Tanya Smith is one of 10 finalists for the Georgia Teacher of the Year, State School Superintendent John Barge announced this week. Smith was first…

McIntosh County bison ranch is open for tourists — and chefs

McIntosh County bison ranch is open for tourists — and chefs

By Terry Dickson DARIEN | Troy Bivens and Sherry DiSimone intended to run a ranch. But when your livestock is buffalo, your spread becomes an attraction. They decided to give…

County cancels hearing for airport abolishment

The Brant­ley County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers has cancelled a pub­lic hear­ing set for today at  3:00 p.m. to seek cit­i­zen input in abol­ish­ing the Brant­ley County Air­port Author­ity by local leg­is­la­tion…

5 Hunter soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash in Afghanistan

As a crew chief aboard Black Hawk helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo made his family so proud back home in Florida that his parents and…

Darien blessing of fleet set for April 12-14

As spring starts arriving on the coast of Georgia, the little fishing village of historic Darien readies itself for the annual three-day Blessing of the Fleet Festival on the weekend…

Nahunta post office

Nahunta post office

Cause of accident remains unknown

Cause of accident remains unknown

A one vehicle accident left an area man with incapacitating injuries last week when his semi left the road east of Hoboken for unknown reasons. Reports from the state patrol…

No major injuries in Bacon ambulance crash

No major injuries in Bacon ambulance crash

Two emergency responders found themselves in need of assistance while in the line of duty last Saturday, March 9. Alma/Bacon County Paramedic Michael Douglas Todd and EMT Lieutenant James Bradley…

Folkston man found dead in Mary Street home

Folkston man found dead in Mary Street home

A Folkston man lost his life last week after bleeding to death from a stab wound. Frank “Dillie” Neely, 56,  of Mary Street, Folkston, was found in his home around…

Herons compete in tennis tourney

Herons compete in tennis tourney

The BCHS Herons tennis team recently traveled to Dublin to compete in the Middle GA Classic Tennis Invitational.  The Herons girls first defeated Putnam County in a 5-0 sweep.  The Lady…

County sets public hearing on Airport Authority abolishment

PUBLIC NOTICE The Brantley County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 18, 2013, 3:00 PM, in the County Commission Office. The purpose of this hearing…

Search on for new PCHS principal

Who will be the new principal at Pierce County High School? So far, only one local administrator has expressed an interest in the job. Current assistant principal Dara Bennett confirmed…

New Airport Authority member brings experience

New Airport Authority member brings experience

The Brantley County Airport Authority’s newest member is no stranger to the airport business, board members discovered when the regular attendee volunteered to fill an unexpired term at the group’s…

Nahunta back alley

Nahunta back alley

Waycross man gets prison for crash that killed friend

A Waycross man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after a jury convicted him of drunken-driving and vehicular homicide in a 2010 crash that killed his friend. The…

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BCMS tennis sweeps Jeff Davis

BCMS tennis sweeps Jeff Davis

The Brantley County Middle School Tennis Team was in action again Tuesday as they took on Jeff Davis. For the Herons, Kyle Chapman set the tone with an 8-1 win…

Smith to be named superintendent

Smith to be named superintendent

Anthony Smith, long-time principal at Pierce County High School, has tendered his resignation. Smith is expected to be named superintendent of Brantley County Schools Monday. The school board accepted his…

Ware County man on trial for vehicular homicide and leaving accident scene

A Ware County man went on trial Thursday for vehicular homicide, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident where his friend lay dead. Matthew Taylor Roberson, 19, of Waycross,…

Lake Lindsey Grace bass size limits meeting set for Jesup

Local anglers and other interested parties are invited to attend an upcoming public meeting hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division to discuss proposed changes to…

BCMS tennis teams sweep Appling

BCMS tennis teams sweep Appling

The Brantley County Middle School Lady Herons tennis team was at it again when it defeated the Lady Rams of Appling 5-0 last week. Leading the way was Brantley’s Caitlyn…

Coming soon: Jobs in Charlton

For  quite a while now, things have been kind of sleepy at the Okefenokee Industrial Park — but  that’s about to change. The City of Folkston and Charlton County Development…

Swamptown Getdown opens Friday in Waycross

Uncle Dave Griffin, songwriter and piney woods impressario, is bringing what he describes as an eclectic mix of bands to his third annual Swamptown Getdown in Waycross, Ga. Country, bluegrass,…

Vapors

Vapors

17 spent cold nights in Okefenokee

March 1 is typically when business heats up in the Okefenokee Swamp as the National Refuge goes to its summer hours. But the first weekend of March was anything but…

Firefighters group banned from St. Pat’s Day parade

Organizers of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’ve banned a firefighters’ group from participating. Parade Committee General Chairman Brendan Sheehan says the group – Our Nation’s Firefighters – was…

Satilla to crest today at 18 feet

Satilla to crest today at 18 feet

The Satilla River continued to rise over the weekend to about 17 feet — 4 feet over flood stage — Monday morning but was expected to crest at 18.1 Monday…

Pembroke man sentenced to 20 years for kidnappings

Gary Lenion McDonald, 36, of Pembroke was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday by Senior U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield for his role in two separate kidnappings…

Vietnamese man pleads guilty to Hazlehurst firebombing

Leon Buu Dam, 48, a naturalized American citizen from South Vietnam, pleaded guilty before Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood on last week to two charges relating to the firebombing…

Broxton man gets 15 years for assault rifle possession

Alex M. Bennett, 32, of Broxton was sentenced last week by Chief United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 15 years in prison for possessing an assault rifle as…

Some books at Brunswick library sale bring a big price

The auditorium is loaded with boxes of used books at bargain prices, but Troup Nightingale painstakingly put some in a premium room where the prices go from $2 to $1,500.…

Freeze warning issued for Brantley

A freeze warning has been issued for Brantley County for 3 to 8 a.m. Sunday by the National Weather Service. A freeze warning also is in effect from late Sunday…

Tax assessor board releases agenda

The Brantley County Board of Tax Assessors has released the agenda for next week's meeting:…

GIAHA plans ‘Branson on the Road’

GIAHA plans ‘Branson on the Road’

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Branson on the Road, direct from America’s entertainment capital, a music extravaganza that brings great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music to the…

County holds called meeting Friday

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting on Friday at 10 a.m. in the commission office to receive information from the tax commissioner on the tax…

Doctor, five others indicted for pill mill operation

A federal indictment, unsealed yesterday in federal court, has charged 6 defendants with conspiring to traffic oxycodone, hydrocodone, and other drugs through a purported pain clinic known as East Health…

Fire burns Brunswick apartment

Fire burns Brunswick apartment

Glynn County firefighters were battling a fire in a duplex just before noon Wednesday morning on Leeswood Circle north of Brunswick. via jacksonville.com.…

Ligon proposes PARCC withdrawal

Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) will hold a press conference Thursday in the Senate Press Conference room at 12:15 p.m. to discuss Senate Bill 167.…

Brantley schools to remain closed a second day Wednesday

The Brantley County Board of Education announced today that classes will be suspended for a second day Wednesday due to the poor condition of the dirt roads school buses must…

Odum truck driver killed in collision with Wayne County bus

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the driver of pickup truck who died Monday in a collision with a Wayne County school bus as Samuel Carr, 59, of Odum. Carr…

Brantley road closures

The followng roads have been closed according to the Brantley County Emergency Management Agency:…

Tornado watch issued for Brantley

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Brantley County until 3 p.m. A flood advisory issued at 6:50 a..m. expired at 8:15 a.m. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…

Darien to observe 150th anniversary of burning

Evidence of the worst day in the city’s history rests in a black garbage bag at Fort King George State Historic Site.Aside from tough tabby foundations, the brittle pieces of…

Brantley County School System cancels classes for Tuesday

The Brantley school system has suspended classes for Tuesday and will determine whether to reopen classes for the remainder of the week on a day-to-day basis, interim superintendent Read Carter…

Birthday tax to disappear on vehicles purchased after March 1

A new law that changes the way motor vehicles are taxed in Georgia will go into effect on March 1.…

Heavy rains inland could add to flooding on Altamaha

Heavy rains moving into Georgia are bringing new concerns about flooding. Forecasters say as much as 3.5 inches of rain could fall in parts of central and south Georgia. via…

Ware man guilty molestation, sexual assault gets life sentence

A Ware County man was given three life sentences Friday after a jury found him guilty of five counts of child molestation and one count of sexually assaulting a child…

$10,000 reward offered in January slaying of Brunswick man

$10,000 reward offered in January slaying of Brunswick man

The Glynn County Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of anyone responsible for the Jan. 28 slaying of Peter J. Altston III.…

Wife of accused Waycross child molester says her husband is innocent

Three of four young girls who were named as victims of child molestation at an in-home day care center had suffered vaginal injuries, a nurse testified Thursday in the trial…

Brunswick couple arrested in faulty tax returns case

A Brunswick couple was arrested Thursday after a federal indictment accused them of conspiring with a Florida prison inmate to file faulty tax returns. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,…

UGA to host timberland investment conference on Amelia Island

More than 500 people from more than a dozen countries are expected to attend the 2013 Timberland Investment Conference held biannually by the University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business.…

Nimmer appointed to national conference committee

Nimmer appointed to national conference committee

State Rep. Chad Nimmer (R-Blackshear) was recently appointed to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge).…

Rich Products spending $11 million to expand Waycross operation

Rich Products will spend $11 million to expand its Waycross production facility by 40 percent and add at least 55 new jobs, the company said. In addition to adding room,…

Jacksonville man faces sentencing in Mamba bite hoax

A Jacksonville man convicted Thursday of lying to federal agents as he orchestrated a hoax about a black mamba could get up to three years in prison and a $250,000…

Garrison to lead Raiders football team

Garrison to lead Raiders football team

The search for Bobby Johns’ successor is no longer after the Bacon County Board of Education tabbed Hildrick Garrison as the new head coach. Garrison, the defensive coordinator last season,…

Alma PO still delivers for residents

The U.S. Postal Service announced it will cease delivering mail on Saturdays, but customers here can expect the level of customer service they receive from the Alma Post Office to…

Pierce reins in spending

Two years ago Pierce County government was trying to balance a budget with a million-dollar deficit and searching for cash to pay its bills. Today, however, the county’s finances are…

Waycross pedestrian struck by train Wednesday dies Thursday

A Waycross pedestrian who was hit Wednesday by a train died Thursday morning in a Savannah hospital, police Chief Tony Tanner said. via jacksonville.com.…

South Beach advisory lifted on St. Simons

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the advisory for South Beach at the Lighthouse from 9th Street to the pier on St. Simons Island. The advisory for St. Andrews…

Georgia Highway 110 railroad crossing closure, detour set

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that CSX Transportation Inc. has scheduled railroad grade crossing improvements on Georgia Highway 110 in Brantley County. The highway will be closed at…

Cumberland Island plans controlled burn of debris

Some coastal Georgia residents may see smoke rising from Cumberland Island in the next month as park rangers plan to burn dead vegetation and other debris. via AP News…

Defense budget cuts would affect Georgia National Guard

If automatic cuts to the Defense Department budget occur next month as expected, the effects would be felt in the Georgia National Guard, the adjutant general said Sunday. “That 15,000…

Suit against Lowndes sheriff settled

A $590,000 settlement has been reached between Sheriff Chris Prine and three of his former employees from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, resolving a four-year dispute that centered on allegations…

Blackshear mayor thinks cost of renovation is too high

One cost estimate for renovating the Blackshear Hanging Jail is upwards of $455,000, but Mayor Tom Davis is vowing to proceed with the project only if the price tag is…

Hinesville man wins $1 million in lottery

Alexander Rivera, a Hinesville resident, has won a $1 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia Lottery Black. Rivera, who retired five months ago from the U.S.…

Community shocked by sex allegations at high school

As television news trucks rolled into town last week, many in Charlton County were shocked to learn about their reason for being here. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Julie Hall…

Camden agencies to split $2.5 million from Cisco racketeering suit

Camden County will get about $1.2 million and other agencies will split a similar amount under a court order dispersing the proceeds of a civil racketeering suit filed against the…

Glynn sheriff arrests man wanted on Connecticut child porn charges

A man wanted in Connecticut on child pornography and obscenity charges is in the Glynn County jail awaiting extradition, the Sheriff’s Office said. Working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation,…

Jesup man pleads guilty to child expoitation, pornography

Stephen A. Keating, 52, of Jesup pleaded guilty Tuesday before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in relation…

Coffee County woman wins $3M in lottery

Coffee County woman wins $3M in lottery

Vickie Gasque, of Coffee County, won $3 million Saturday playing the instant game “100 Times The Money.” Gasque purchased her lucky ticket Saturday at Baker Express, located at 1436 Baker…

BCMS tennis sweeps Bacon in opener

BCMS tennis sweeps Bacon in opener

The Brantley County Middle School Tennis Teams kicked off the season with two 5-0 sweeps of Bacon County Middle.…

Early Pierce surge keeps Brantley off balance

An early burst by the Lady Bears kept the Brantley County High School Lady Herons off balance and unable to make up lost points in Last Tuesday’s game in Pierce…

Heron fans cry foul over bad call in Pierce

Heron fans cry foul over bad call in Pierce

An early lead against a division cross-river rival wasn’t enough for the win, last week,  when Brantley took on the Bears away in Pierce County but some fans are crying…

New college chooses new mascot

The students of South Georgia State College have selected the Hawk as the new mascot for the institution. The selection resulted from an online vote Jan. 21-25 in which students…

Norovirus pops up in Brantley

Less than a month after the influenza season peaked in Georgia, a new strain of an old winter virus is beginning to make its rounds in the region. …

Gasoline prices up 14 cents in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 14.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

County releases agenda for Feb. 7 meeting

BRANTLEY COUNTY COMMISSION Regular Meeting-6:00 PM February 7, 2013-Commission Office Call Meeting to Order Invocation & Pledge to Flag Changes to Agenda Public Participation Approval of Minutes-January, 2013 CONSENT AGENDA…

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