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Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweep Brantley in state playoffs

The first round of the state softball playoffs has come and gone with the Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweeping Brantley County at Tiger Field by scores of 8-0 and 9-6. The…

Buzzard battle rages on in Homeland

A dead bird is the latest gambit in the war between the City of Homeland and the buzzards. At a recent meeting, Mayor Austin Hickox informed the city council he…

Charlton County going to grow $$$ on trees

After reaping the rewards of a recent timber harvest on county land, the Charlton board of commissioners is ready to replant and do it over again. At last week’s regular…

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

A Folkston woman is in critical condition after a freak accident here last week. Pam Nettles Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and local realtor, was severely burned when a four-wheeler…

Port Wentworth police bust 10 in underage alcohol sales operation

The Crime Impact Unit of the Port Wentworth Police Department conducted an undercover operation on Friday to target the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.“The department received several complaints about…

Prosecution rests in Brunswick mobile home slayings trial

Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a coastal Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven others in the mobile home they shared. The Florida Times-Union…

Brunswick murder suspect said ‘I’m gonna kill ‘em all,’ witness says

Brunswick murder suspect said ‘I’m gonna kill ‘em all,’ witness says

Prosecutors on Monday rested their case in the trial of a Georgia man, charged with killing his father and seven other people in the mobile home they shared — amid…

Wife files suit against officers involved in husband’s death

A wife whose husband was shot and killed by police says he didn’t deserve to die. Tenisha Felio has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers involved in the death…

Memorial Health and Novant join with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville

The move is expected to reduce expenses and improve patient care. Source: Savannah Morning News Georgia Regents University research targets difficult breast cancer Some researchers at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center…

Houston County landfill wins national award

The Solid Waste Association of North America presented the county Tuesday with the Silver Excellence Award for landfill management. Source: Macon Telegraph   “Very good fall color” expected this year Source: Dalton…

UGA out of top 25 list in football rankings

Georgia geared up to make a national title run this season after coming up five yards short from the championship game a year ago.  Source: Athens Banner-Herald Savannah officials call for…

Former Coca-Cola president and wife give $30 million to Notre Dame

The money will be used for the construction of a new building for the international institutes. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Asama Coldwater Manufacturing Inc. to expand Warrenton plant The automotive brake…

Video: Rep. Kingston speaks on Affordable Care Act

Kingston spoke about the work that still needs to be done in Washington. The debt ceiling has been postponed, but lawmakers have two dates looming over their heads to take…

Veterans fight child predators in new program

The inaugural class of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Child Rescue Corps has been sworn in; members are former Marine Corps intelligence specialist who will use their skills to help…

Pierce deputy arrested for assisting meth trafficking, denied bond

Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Strickland, 55, was arrested on federal charges Friday for his role in the trafficking of methamphetamine. Strickland had his initial appearance in federal court in…

SEB welcomes Brantley County

SEB welcomes Brantley County

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets spent the first half of the season proving to everyone that they know how to win. This week, fans will get a chance to see how…

Kingston leads money race for Georgia Senate seat

In the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat, the fierce competition for donors is underway and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston continues to dominate when it comes to raising money…

Former Bacon fire chief to fight termination

Former Alma/Bacon County Fire Chief Paul Taylor says he will fight his firing by the Alma/Bacon County Fire Board in a meeting which lasted only about 15 minutes. “I was…

Lawyer for family of Waycross man shot to death by police says officers used excessive force

Officers responding to a 911 call used excessive force when they shot a south Georgia man to death inside his home, a lawyer for the man’s family said Wednesday. Jack…

Jurors see grisly photos of beating deaths as Guy Heinze Jr.’s trial opens

Jurors see grisly photos of beating deaths as Guy Heinze Jr.’s trial opens

Jurors saw photos and a videotape of blood-splattered walls, a pool of blood on a bed and bludgeoned victims Tuesday as Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder trial opened. The…

City of Carrollton goes after blighted properties

The demolition requires about two to three hours and costs the city about $300-$400 in actual expenses to tear a small house down. It then costs another $2,000-$3,000 in tipping…

Black women more at risk of poor outcomes from breast cancer

Research has previously shown that African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer had worse outcomes than other women, but recent data showed just how much more at risk they are. Source: Thomasville…

Gwinnett County officials approve fertilizer project at water plant

Gwinnett’s sewage treatment process will soon include a step that will make one byproduct of wastewater into a high-quality fertilizer.Source: Gwinnett Daily Post  …

Valdosta State University gets Christa McAuliffe Award

The Christa McAuliffe award is given to institutions that are able to show their effectiveness in producing Pre-K through twelfth grade learning outcomes; it’s the second time in ten years…

Mannington Mills to add 200 jobs with $50 million investment

Mannington Mills to add 200+ jobs with $50 million investment Mannington Mills is expanding its Madison operation. Source: Morgan County Citizen India-based manufacturer to build plant in Sylvania The Shrivallabh Pittie…

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville A bigger issue than the government shutdown is a lack of leadership in the nation’s capital, said Karen Handel to the Thomas County…

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

Former Heron football player Dalton M. Chesser , 17, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he was   involved in a fight at the Brantley County High School.…

Move underway to make Glynn Commission chairmanship full-time elected position

Glynn County residents don’t want to pay for a full-time County Commission chairman, but they still might get the chance to elect the chairman rather than have the other commissioners…

Fort Stewart to hold drive-thru flu clinic beginning Wednesday

The event will be held October 16-17. Source: WTOC-TV Cartersville Medical Center prepares to open new patient floor The orthopedic floor will have a low-key grand opening Oct. 17 for CMC…

Fish plentiful in Ogeechee River, but fishermen wary

The fishkill of 2011 has fishermen wary of the quality of the fish for consumption. Source: Savannah Morning News/Sunday Canada goose hunting season began October 12 The season runs through October…

Ga. Tech-Savannah offers veterans training and transition program

The program takes place today on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Source: WTOC-TV Moultrie Tech gets $3 million grant from U.S. Department of Labor The money…

Sunbelt Ag Expo begins Tuesday

The 36th annual edition of Expo, known as the largest North American farm show that features a field exhibition area, opens on Tuesday and ends Thursday. Source: Moultrie Observer  BioLab to…

Former President Carter says Habitat could give D.C. a lesson

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday that if Washington leaders really want to work together, they could take a page from Habitat for Humanity. Source: Wall Street Journal Government shutdown: SRS…

Audio: 15 years later, where did all the cigarette settlement money go?

So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement. Source: NPR.org/All Things Considered W.W. Law board agrees to move…

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Firefighters battled a blaze at Colonial Homes apartments on Keller Street just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. The unit’s tenants made it out safely, according to emergency personnel. The fire began…

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

 Channel 2 Action News has learned a state ethics scandal with alleged ties to Gov. Nathan Deal’s office is now under federal investigation. An attorney, who represents current ethics commission…

228 pounds of marijuana found inside van on I-95 near Kingsland

The traffic stop of a fan on Interstate 95 in Kingsland yielded nearly 230 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a Miami man, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said.…

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

An emergency evacuation helicopter landed on the 45-yard line at the Glynn County stadium Friday night to transport an injured Coffee County player to the hospital. Coffee County player Jalen…

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

One of Georgia’s largest job creators has had some good news. A rebound in the auto industry propelled the Port of Brunswick to another record year. The port has surpassed…

It’s Oke Fest time!

It’s Oke Fest time!

Charlton Countians and thousands of visitors will be partying — swamp style — in Folkston this Saturday at the 2013 Okefenokee Festival. Unfortunately, the Pioneer Day Celebration activities  and Chesser…

Firearms deer season begins October 19

The wait is almost over for hunters as firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday, Oct. 19 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2014 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern…

Federal government drama hits Blackshear area

The most visible impact of the shutdown may be at the U.S. Department of Agriculture offices at the Pierce County Ag Building on Hendry Street. Normally a hub of activity…

Kudzu bugs plaguing soybean farmers

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent.Source: Moultrie Observer…

Gov. Deal tours West Georgia Technical College

“Even though the facility itself is rather old, they are making great use of it,” Deal said. “The programs that are being offered here are truly the kinds we need…

Japanese auto supplier to build plant in Carrollton

Yachiyo of America Inc. will build a 130,000 sq.ft. facility and employ 200. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • Yachiyo of America to build Carrollton plant Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Corrections health care company buys old…

Government shutdown: Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB closed

All museums operated by the Department of Defense were ordered closed Thursday. Source: Macon Telegraph • Video: Inmates paid, guards unpaid during shutdown Correctional officers at the U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta said that…

Tallapoosa to be only Georgia stop on veterans’ Defend Freedom tour

Concerned Veterans for America, a nationwide, non-profit organization, will bring its multi-state Defend Freedom bus tour to Helton-Howland Park at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Critics speak out…

Georgia Supreme Court: Part of LOST law unconstitutional

The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously reversed in part and vacated in part the state’s local option sales tax law, saying that the procedure used to settle differences violates the…

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

Police have released the 911 calls from the night of a police shooting in Waycross. The female caller told police she needed an ambulance at 1013 Reid Street because her…

Waycross officer says man lunged with meat fork

Jack Lamar Roberson, who was shot to death by Waycross police officers Friday, was lying face down in his home with a meat fork and another black-handled utensil beside him,…

Child hit by truck in Coffee County dies

The child who was hit by a pickup truck in Coffee County has died, according to authorities. Georgia State Patrol troopers say one year old Ke’asia Jackson died at Coffee…

Ware jail officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

Javier Moreno, 25, was arrested and fired Monday on charges of sexual assault against a person in custody and making false statements and writings.…

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police now say the man officers killed Friday was threatening police with a weapon. Jack Lamer Roberson, 43, was shot to death by police officers who were responding to…

Brunswick leaders seek ideas for Mary Ross Waterfront Park

Community leaders and business owners with an interest in the future of Brunswick’s Mary Ross Waterfront Park met Tuesday to start talking about a new plan for the city-owned site.…

Jekyll Island master plan available for review

The Jekyll Island Authority is currently updating its Master Plan, the agency’s guiding document for overall management of the state-owned island known as Jekyll Island, Georgia. The Jekyll Island Master…

Medical Center moving to start graduate medical program in 2014

“Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is taking another step to inaugurate a Graduate Medical Education Program. The Center is hiring Dr. Kevin Johnson as the director of family medicine residency for…

Kudzu bugs a problem for farmers in Georgia

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent. Source: Thomasville Times…

Moultrie Teen Maze shows students consequences of actions

About 270 volunteers took time from their professional and personal lives to give a healthy amount of one-on-one attention to nearly 650 ninth graders during the two-day event. Source: Moultrie Observer…

Jekyll Island’s Oceanside Inn & Suites to be revamped as resort

The hotel will become a Holiday Inn Resort in late spring. Source: Brunswick News Piggly Wiggly in Albany to close its doors Friday 40 employees will be out of work once…

U.S. Rep. John Barrow says Congress will pass a budget resolution if allowed to vote

Barrow said that enough Republican support was there to end the standoff if House Speaker John Boehner will allow a vote that did not include defunding the Affordable Care Act.…

Albany and Dougherty County among those in limbo after LOST decision

As many as 21 Georgia counties and the municipalities located within their boundaries face an uncertain economic future after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts cannot settle disputes…

One year child hit by a car in Coffee County

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified girl was playing out front of a small apartment complex on Georgia Highway 135 near the Oak Park Community. An elderly man…

Reward offered for information in Camden murder case

A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the murder of Emily Drury. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office press release,…

Folkston’s Okefenokee Festival will go on Saturday without the swamp

Saturday’s Okefenokee Festival will be held Saturday without the customary admission to the celebration’s namesake swamp. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge announced Monday the government shutdown has compelled it to…

DA’s office and juvenile court evacuated in Waycross

Office employees stood on the sidewalk as the area was cordoned off while officers investigated the contents of the package…

Waycross paper retracts headline on Saturday’s front page

Written by a member of the Journal-Herald staff, the erroneous headline appeared atop a bylined news story prepared by Journal-Herald Editor Jack Williams III.…

Waycross man advanced with ’2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, chief says

Waycross man advanced with ’2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, chief says

City police officers who shot a man to death Friday fired after the man refused to drop two weapons he brandished and advanced on them with one weapon raised, Waycross…

GBI: Autopsy for Waycross man killed in police shooting scheduled for Monday

GBI: Autopsy for Waycross man killed in police shooting scheduled for Monday

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the autopsy for the man reportedly shot and killed by Waycross Police officers is scheduled for Monday morning at the GBI crime lab in…

Autopsy to be conducted on body of Waycross man killed in police-involved shooting

An autopsy will be conducted early this week on the body of a Waycross man killed at his home Friday in a police-involved shooting, said Russell Mansfield, special agent in…

Police arrest man in fatal Brunswick shooting

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse. Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25,…

GBI investigating police-involved shooting death in Waycross

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing a fatal shooting in Waycross that involved city police officers and a male victim, said Russell Mansfield, special agent in charge of the…

Police arrest man in fatal shooting in Brunswick

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse. Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25,…

Doctors find way to treat serious gut infections

Canadian researchers have used ‘fecal transplants’ on patients to cure them of C. diff infections after strong antibiotics failed to help. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP Alzheimer’s Radiothon to be held in Rome…

Coastal Georgia butterflies being tagged

The tagging is part of a parasite and migration study. Source: Savannah Morning News Leake Mounds Interpretive Trail opens in Bartow County The 1.5-mile walking trail was developed on Bartow County…

Board of Regents cited for breeding mosquitoes at golf hall of fame site

The governing board was cited for an environmental health violation for standing water at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens site. What were once raised, brick fountains…

Mannington Mills to expand Morgan County plant

More than 200 new jobs will be created at the plant in Madison, which manufactures vinyl, rubber and porcelain tile, hardwood, laminate, carpet and more. Source: Athens Banner-Herald No sales tax…

Four debates to be held by GOP candidates for John Barrow’s seat

Business Rick Allen and former congressional aide John Stone have agreed to four primary debates. Source: Statesboro Herald  Polk County senior citizen centers to take major hit if shutdown continues If…

Group asks Florida governor to delay lawsuit against Georgia over water

The ACF Stakeholders’ governing board, taking the action at the end of a two-day meeting at Unicoi State Park, asked for the delay until it “has published its recommendations for…

License plates for bikes? Three lawmakers say it’s time

License plates for bikes? Three lawmakers say it’s time

A bill supported by three Georgia lawmakers calls for requiring owners of bicycles used on roads to register with the state and obtain a license plate, or face a $100…

Primitive weapons deer hunting season begins Oct. 12

Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season.   During last…

Avoiding computer meltdowns

When a computer goes haywire and it threatens to destroy all of the files on it  most people panic. Knowing some basic computer care can save your computer from being…

Fire destroys city of Savannah vehicle on eastside

A city of Savannah VAC truck was completely destroyed when it caught fire just off a set of railroad tracks on the city’s eastside. Savannah Fire & Emergency Services firefighters…

St. Marys police investigating threats against three students walking to middle school

Police are investigating a report that a man threatened to hurt three St. Marys Middle School students as they walked to school Thursday morning, Camden County School Superintendent Will Hardin…

Record 14-foot alligator hauled from Lake Seminole

Record 14-foot alligator hauled from Lake Seminole

Most hunters need some good luck to be drawn for Georgia’s annual alligator hunt. Hunter Jim Overman, age 43, of Bainbridge was even luckier as he harvested a new state…

Georgia Ports Authority puts up $3 million for Brunswick dredging

Georgia Ports Authority puts up $3 million for Brunswick dredging

  The Georgia Ports Authority board, meeting Monday in Brunswick, voted unanimously to allocate up to $3 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Brunswick Harbor…

Okefenokee Festival not canceled by shutdown

Contrary to the rumors swirling around Charlton County, the OKEFENOKEE FESTIVAL HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED because of the federal shutdown. The festival has no connection to, and is not funded…

Alma’s new ‘doctor’ investigated by state medical board

Doug Sturlingh of Clearwater, Florida recently relocated to Alma to offer his services as a ”holistic healer”. The Brooklyn native has been busy drumming up business, even advertising in another…

Where did all the Charlton hospital money go?

The recent disclosure that Charlton Memorial Hospital failed to pay over $600,000 in payroll taxes has led to more scrutiny on the medical facility’s other finances — including over $2.6…

Love to write?

The Brantley Enterprise seeks talented feature writers who can also take interesting photographs to accompany their stories. If you’re creative and love to write but disciplined enough to meet deadlines…

Folkston businessman charged with insurance fraud

A Folkston businessman has been charged with insurance fraud after filing claims in the name of unsuspecting policy holders. An investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s…

Slave descendants fighting tax hikes on Georgia coast

Residents of one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee communities on the Southeast coast opened new appeals Monday against soaring property values that brought them big tax hikes, fearful they could…

Margie Lou Guy, 66

September 29, 2013 — Margie Lou  Guy, 66, passed away at her home in Waycross Sunday after a long illness. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday (October…

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

In this June 28, 2012, file photo Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick protests against President Barack Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington.…

Brantley one of 79 counties designated disaster areas by USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 79 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to excessive rains that began April 1. “Our hearts go out to those…

Man killed in accident at Big Nasty ATV Park

A man was killed in a dirt bike accident at the Big Nasty ATV Park on Godley Road in Bloomingdale. Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said deputies and…

Jekyll to resume alligator classes

Jekyll Island officials say they plan to bring back free educational classes on alligators next year after a trial run this summer drew nearly 400 tourists. The island state park…

South Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 9.3 percent in August

The unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region decreased to 9.3 percent in August, down nine-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in July. …

Friday night scores

Here are scores from Friday football games across the state:…

Savannah chief retires amid sexual harassment allegations

Retirement comes amid allegations of sexual harassment of officer savannahnow.com.…

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer Billy Currington pleaded no contest Friday to a charge stemming from a run-in with a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past his $3.5 million waterfront home. Currington,…

Brantley man charged with theft of three tractors from Sylvania

A Brantley County resident has been charged with theft by receiving after  three tractors stolen from Screven county were recovered here. The tractors, stolen from two Pine Grove Inn Road…

David Brantley Carter, 78

September 26, 2013 – David Brantley Carter, 78 of Hilliard, passed away Thursday afternoon at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, following an extended illness. A visitation will be held Saturday evening,…

Central Georgia Health System lays off 50 employees

The layoffs are part of a plan to reduce the system’s fiscal 2014 budget to account for potential loss of reimbursements due to health care reform. Source: Macon Telegraph Crisp County…

25th Lake Lanier Shore Sweep to be held Saturday

In the past, 1,000 volunteers have gathered to pick up trash around the lake. Source: Gainesville Times Hunters kill feral pig in Lithonia neighborhood Source: WSB-TV  …

UGA ranked 17th for graduates of ‘Teach for America’ program

UGA ranked No. 17 among large schools in the recent ranking of colleges sending alumni to the organization’s teaching corps. Source: Red&Black.com  LaGrange College names gymnasium for Lee Richter The bronze…

Industry plans $34 million investment and 230 jobs in Carrollton

The prospective company hasn’t been named. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Ground broken on Mattex Group plant outside of Eton The Murray County plant will employ 160; Mattex Group is a Dubai-based company…

Challenges filed against three Senate District 14 candidates

Matt Laughridge of Cartersville, Christopher Nesmith of Adairsville and Dean Sheridan of Woodstock all qualified earlier this month to run in the Nov. 5 special election, but challenges have been…

Evelyn Lowery, wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery, dies at 88

Evelyn Lowery, the founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference/WOMEN (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), suffered a stroke Sept. 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Pierce won’t save former church annex building

The county commission will not save the old Strickland Avenue Courthouse Annex old First Baptist Church and will seek bids to investigate demolishing the building. County manager Paul Christian reported…

Savannah police chief accused of sexual harassment of fellow cop

Savannah police chief accused of sexual harassment of fellow cop

Allegations of sexual harassment by Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Willie Lovett have been made by a departmen t police officer and are being investigated by an outside law firm, City Manager…

County gives bank one more chance to sell foreclosed on property

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners decided at a called meeting Tuesday to allow the bank which owns several foreclosed properties near Atkinson one more chance to sell the plots,…

Memorial University Medical Center sues Savannah, Chatham County over unpaid bills

Unpaid medical claims for police detainees at the hospital total $443,714.94 for medical treatment from July 31, 2010 through September 20. Source: Savannah Morning News Bartow County to offer free flu…

LaGrange couple farms vertically

Terry Luebbers and his wife, Sarah Hensley set out to create a new growing system that makes food production more efficient. Working in their greenhouse and using methods borrowed from…

East Georgia State College’s fifth president to be invested Friday

Robert “Bob” Boehmer’s investiture will be held Friday morning. Source: Statesboro Herald Ogeechee Technical College shows slight enrollment increase Source: Statesboro Herald  Brewton-Parker president to retire December 31 Dr. Mike Simoneaux was…

Little Vine Vineyards in Carroll County has first grape harvest

It’s the county’s first harvest in nearly 100 years. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  International agriculture event highlights Claxton Fruitcake business Source: Statesboro Herald Fresh Frozen Foods LLC of Jefferson to be sold for…

Port expansion bill heads to U.S. House

The bill authorizes the amount of money that can be spent on the project. But it will be the federal budget that will provide the main source of money. The…

Canceled wedding turns into party for homeless in Atlanta

Willie and Carol Fowler of Roswell decided to donate their daughter’s wedding reception to 200 homeless people from Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless since it was already paid for;…

Mamie Magnolia Mitchell, 58

September 23, 2013 – Mamie Magnolia Mitchell, 58, of 109 Hall St. in Nahunta passed Monday  at the residence embraced with the presence of her son and her sisters. Visitation…

BCHS student charged with threatening teacher

BCHS student charged with threatening teacher

Reports indicate Binkley was advised by school staff to comply with the school dress code and he responded by threatening the staff member in the presence of other staff members.…

Savannah’s film office director suspended pending termination

Savannah Film Services Director Jay Self was suspended pending dismissal on Monday, according to a statement issued by city spokesman Bret Bell regarding the matter. Self is appealing the personnel…

Chatham Area Transit to offer express shuttle to airport

Beginning Oct. 7, Chatham Area Transit riders will be able to catch a CAT to the airport. Source: Savannah Morning News Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster speaks about Vietnam War failures during…

Cost of deepening Savannah Port estimated at $625 million

Rep. Jack Kingston has planned a news conference for today at the Georgia Ports Authority headquarters with Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. Source: WMAZ-TV State lawmakers look at bill on medical…

Carroll Meth Awareness Coalition to hold annual summit

This year’s summit, to be held Oct. 17 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton, will focus on the impact drug and alcohol abuse has on local families. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Flu…

Rabid fox attacks Ellabell resident

Cathy Riccio was attacked by a rabid fox after trying to get her dachshund mix, who was leashed to a run line, away from the sick animal; it returned the…

Colquitt County BOE’s new school site still a hot issue

One person said the school plans are based on a site with a half-acre of wetlands, but actually, the land has two acres of wetlands, part of which is under…

World Technology Center to be launched in Stockbridge

The planned facility, from World Internet Group, will focus on start-up companies to launch new technology initiatives. Source: Henry Daily Herald PSC to hold hearing on Georgia Power rate proposal The…

Former growers of tobacco in Alma eye $58 billion Stevia market

Former growers of tobacco in Alma eye $58 billion Stevia market

The once-idled leaf-processing machines at a former tobacco trading house in Alma, are coming back to life. Except now the warehouse, which still smells like tobacco leaves and cigarette smoke,…

Charlton hospital committee wants $50K study, but has no money

Charlton hospital committee wants $50K study, but has no money

They know what they want,  but they don’t know how to pay for it. The Charlton Medical Services Committee (CMSC) heard a presentation at their third meeting last Wednesday by…

Injuries mount for Eagles

It has nothing to do with being patriotic, although Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken joked about the red, white and blue jerseys at practice Monday as advance tribute to Military…

ABAC welcomes fall with corn maze, pumpkin patch

ABAC welcomes fall with corn maze, pumpkin patch

A corn maze and a pumpkin patch – two staples of Autumn, are set to open to the public in Tifton. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at…

St. Marys Railroad to begin passenger excursions

St. Marys Railroad to begin passenger excursions

As a child, Paul Pleasant used to wake up his parents early. He cried because he couldn’t see the L&N train rumble past their backyard in Milton, Fla. They moved…

Jekyll Island lawsuit can end state government’s lawsuit protection

One legal tool used by advocates for the environment, prisoners and other activist groups could disappear depending on the outcome of a case the Georgia Supreme Court heard Monday. The…

Southeast Georgia Health System to partner with Bacon County Hospital

Southeast Georgia Health System and Bacon County Hospital and Health System will collaborate to provide enhanced access to high-quality care and telemedicine and boost physician recruitment efforts. Source: Brunswick News/weekend Rural…

Jekyll Island Authority considers big change to conservation law

The authority plans to ask the Georgia Legislature to do away with the 1971 law restricting development of hotels, golf courses and other amenities to 35 percent of the island’s…

Former POW talks to GSW students, faculty

In observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is observed the third Friday of September, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held the 8th Annual POW Convocation program in Jackson Hall…

Sabal Trail Transmission to run pipeline from Alabama to Florida

The pipeline will cut through the southwest part of Lowndes County. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  Southwire to buy Sony DADC plant in Carrollton Southwire intends to purchase the 635,000 sq.ft. complex…

State Rep. Matt Ramsey named House GOP whip

Rep. Ramsey said maintaining the flow of information, and making sure legislators get to have critical questions answered before a bill comes up for a vote, is a key part…

State changes investment rules for water projects

The new guidelines put forward by Gov. Nathan Deal’s water supply program govern how state government allocates investment money to water supply projects proposed by local governments or agencies. Source: Athens…

Plan allows more state spending on designated freight corridors

Car drivers will enjoy safer, less-congested highways, and goods will be delivered promptly and efficiently if a plan recently approved by the State Transportation Board works as designed. Well, the…

Donna Jean Strickland, 64

September 20 2013 – Donna Jean Morgan Strickland, 64, of Waynesville died early Friday morning at her residence after a brief illness. Visitation will be held Monday evening, Sept. 23,…

ASU alumni from Waycross celebrates 101st birthday

ASU alumni from Waycross celebrates 101st birthday

Waycross native Clano Stephens is living the good life as evidenced by the accomplishment of a milestone, his 101st birthday.…

Body found in burned-out SUV in Brunswick

Body found in burned-out SUV in Brunswick

Glynn County Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man's death in North Brunswick.…

Blackshear Rite Aid evacuated after bomb threat Wednesday

Blackshear Rite Aid evacuated after bomb threat Wednesday

Rite Aid in Blackshear was evacuated just before noon Wednesday after employees reported receiving a bomb threat.…

Rescued sea turtles return to ocean at Jekyll

Rescued sea turtles return to ocean at Jekyll

Coastal Georgia’s hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is returning another batch of its recovered patients to their ocean home. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center was scheduled to release…

Rayonier completes upgrade at Jesup mill

Rayonier completes upgrade at Jesup mill

Construction on Rayonier’s Cellulose Specialties Expansion (CSE) project is complete at its Jesup mill, company officials have announced.…

Missing Christian author found in Tifton

A Christian author missing from his metro Atlanta home has been found safe in south Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/16vUztf ) reports that 78-year-old Henry Thomas Blackaby was located Friday…

UPDATE: Witness Talks about Fatal Savannah State Shooting

UPDATE: Witness Talks about Fatal Savannah State Shooting

Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Savannah State’s campus. A 20-year old man was shot in his back. A mother of one of the students was there, just minutes…

Former Brunswick councilman Brooks to stand trial Dec. 16

It’s now official: The voters will get their say on former Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. before 12 Camden County jurors sit in judgement. Superior Court Judge H.…

Labor department also finds in favor of former E-911 center employee

A wrongful termination and family and medical leave suit filed against the county recently may  have actually gained even more ground earlier this year when not only the district attorney’s…

Teen Maze: Collaboration hopes to show local kids where behavioral choices take them

Seeing is believing and that’s what a group of local collaboratives hope to accomplish  April 28-30 of the upcoming year. The Board of Education recently approved the Teen Maze program…