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

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

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

Henry ‘Tommy’ Tucker, 69

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

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

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

Georgia Southern warns students about HIV-positive man

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

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

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

Albany Tech and GSW sign agreements

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

Drones could be used by farmers to fight weeds and diseases

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

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

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

Updated version of New Georgia Encyclopedia is online

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

Barney Butler, 88

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

Unemployment still in double digits in much of southeast Georgia

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

Smithsonian traveling roots music exhibit opens Saturday in Waycross

Smithsonian traveling roots music exhibit opens Saturday in Waycross

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

Wayne rains flood homes, close schools, wash away roadways

Wayne rains flood homes, close schools, wash away roadways

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

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

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

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

Former Long County Correctional Officer pleads guilty to murder

Former Long County Correctional Officer pleads guilty to murder

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

Deputies arrest two on burglary charges

Deputies arrest two on burglary charges

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

Vidalia hospital’s cath lab Wi-Fi saving lives

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

New GreenBelt section to open in Carrollton

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

Dalton State president hopes to grow college

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

Statesboro’s first restaurant with a microbrewery begins

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

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

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

Georgia’s road construction to be based on congestion relief

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

Juveniles safe after Satilla excursion goes awry

A boat ride down the Satilla turned into a perilous journey when four young boating enthusiasts lost their way on the Satilla, Sunday, but officials told the Enterprise Monday that…

GIAHA awards scholarship to McKenna

GIAHA awards scholarship to McKenna

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

Southeast Health District gets unspecified grant

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

Pamela Warren, 57

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

Kevin McNie Mathie, 55

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

High school football player dies after scrimmage in Fulton County

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

Honeysuckle an invasive plant species in Georgia

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

University of North Georgia begins first full year as consolidated university

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

John Deere recalls 7,000 tractors made in Grovetown

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

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

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

DOT commissioner says changes likely to proposed I-75 connector

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

Atlanta company places solar power panel field in Homerville

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

Ware takes Valdosta 6-0 in scrimmage

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

Wayne County school board reduces taxes, furlough days

The Wayne County Board of Education feels better about its financial situation this year. It feels so much better, in fact, that Tuesday night it reduced both taxes and furlough…

Brunswick man bitten by rabid fox

A man in Brunswick is undergoing treatment for rabies after getting bitten and scratched by a fox. The incident happened at a house on Dolphin Street in Brunswick Thursday night.…

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

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

Reginald ‘Reggie’ Herrin, 78

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

Darlene Snowden, 51

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

Inez Popwell, 95

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

Adult obesity very high in 13 states, says CDC study

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

Cave-ins reported after near record rainfall Wednesday in Columbus

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

Douglas County school buses to get stop-arm cameras

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

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

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

Rep. Austin Scott speaks in Tift County

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

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

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

Dorothy O’Quinn Daniels, 77

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

John Glen Daniels, 51

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

Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78

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

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

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

Charlton County residents can pay taxes in their pajamas

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

St. George faces possible closure of post office

St. George faces possible closure of post office

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

Breaking: Possible tornado spotted by resident; significant weather advisory

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

Two doctors leave medical practice in Statesboro

 For more than a week, about 3,000 patients of a family physician’s practice have had no office to visit, as Drs. John and Angela Gerguis have split from Health Management…

Construction moving along at Smithgall Woodland Garden in Gainesville

The garden includes construction of a wooded entry road, a visitor center, a 2,000-seat amphitheater, about 5 acres of display gardens, an interactive children’s garden, a native plant conservation nursery…

USPS to revamp priority mail program

The agency is now offering free online tracking for priority mail shipments, free insurance and date-specific delivery so customers know whether a package will arrive in one, two or three…

Rep. Phil Gingrey visits Milledgeville

Rep. Gingrey said his bus tour remains focused on repealing Obamacare and replacing it with health care reform initiatives that lower costs and protect the physician-patient relationship. Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder  …

Water wars: Gov. Deal says let’s return to table, not to court

“Gov. Scott’s threat to sue my state in the U.S. Supreme Court greatly disappoints me after I negotiated in good faith for two years,” Deal said. “More than a year…

Chemical explosion in Valdosta injures three, officials say

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

Atkinson County may clean moldy health department and move it downtown

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

Two arrested for crystal meth possession, intent to distribute

Two arrested for crystal meth possession, intent to distribute

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Curtis and Lonnie Wood located on High Tower Road on the morning of Aug. 9. The two…

Teen girl faces manslaughter charge in arson that killed two children

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

Bodies of mother and son found in van on east side identified

UPDATE: The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office has identified the mother and son found dead in a van as Dorothy Daniels and John Glenn Daniels. They were discovered in a van…

Edward Blackman Sr., 77

ATKINSON — Edward “Stanley” Blackman Sr., 77, of Atkinson passed away Monday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness. A visitation will be held Wednesday at…

Glynn faces $162,000 upcharge in murder trial relocation

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

Former Waycross preacher indicted in April abduction of teenage wife

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

Nicholls woman dies in Monday night crash near Alma

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

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

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

Albany experts continue battle against childhood obesity

Experts in Albany are still seeing a consistent rate for children struggling with obesity. Source: WALB-TV Fort Benning hospital pharmacy to remain closed on Saturdays because of budget cuts Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer…

Monday was Savannah’s hottest day so far this year

Temperatures hit 97 degrees on Monday. Source: Savannah Morning News Georgia’s squirrel hunting season begins this week Squirrel season begins Thursday and runs through the end of February. Cummings says hunters…

Carrollton City Schools consider plan for CES addition

Carrollton City Schools is moving forward with plans to add a new wing designed for the system’s youngest learners at Carrollton Elementary School. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Carroll County Schools add to…

Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council seeks executive director

The salary for the position may increase. Source: Rockdale Citizen  Peanuts survive heavy rains, for the most part Crops of peanuts have not experienced the disease pressure often associated with weather…

Bartow County’s Democratic Party chairman is ‘right where he wants to be’

Dr. J.M. “Joe” Prince has been chairman of the Democratic Party in Bartow County since 2004. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News New chief justice named for Georgia State Supreme Court Judge…

123 soldiers return to Hunter Army Airfield

Nicknamed the Workhorse Battalion, the soldiers had been serving for the last nine months in Afghanistan. Source: WSAV-TV U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary urges Medicaid expansion in Georgia Secretary Kathleen…

St. Marys police rounding up suspects in Sunday shooting death

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

Body found in Ogeechee River identified

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

St. Marys family left homeless by fire last week

A St. Marys family of five was left homeless after a fire struck their Park Street home last week. The St. Marys Fire Department said the fire apparently originated in…

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

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

Glynn OKs 5.673 millage rate, same since 2009

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

Bacon County robber finally captured in Columbia County

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

Bacon governmental agencies try to hold millage rate line

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

Georgia now tracking drugs to address abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a “huge” problem that Georgia is only now implementing a system to monitor and curb, the second-to-last state to do so, an official said. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday…

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful seeks more volunteers

The group needs more participants in the Adopt-A-Mile program. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen   Chatham County to address overgrown grass and litter problems Tall grass and an overgrowth of weeds along…

Columbus: Meet the Namans — one family, six Ivy Leaguers

A look at how one family put emphasis on education and successfully got all four children into Ivy League colleges. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday Clarke County BOE and AT&T move closer to…

Rayonier asks for refund of $1.5 million in local taxes

The money represents the difference between what Rayonier has paid in property taxes on its timberland (excluding the timber) for the past five years and what it would have paid…

Rep. Jack Kingston says national security is his top priority

Kingston spoke Saturday at the Coweta County Republican Party meeting. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Augusta businessman challenges Rep. Barrow on Obamacare Augusta businessman Rick Allen made his second campaign visit in two…

Audio: Sequestration has Warner Robins on edge

Warner Robins, Ga., is a booming community that is entirely dependent on civilian Defense Department employment. The local Air Force Base is massive, but because it’s mostly a logistics depot,…

New hunting regulations available

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

Swimmer reported missing on the Ogeechee in Effingham

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

Man shot to death at St. Marys apartment complex

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

BARC plans major fundraiser

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

Opinion: Georgia should avoid tax proposal

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

Rayonier asks for $1.5 million refund of Wayne property taxes

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

Arnie Morgan, 69

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

Friendly Express launches digital programs with OpenStore

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

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

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

Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk in development

Placing an educational spin on physical activity, the Community Health Network is creating the Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk in partnership with Bartow History Museum and Cartersville Downtown Development Authority.…

Dolphin family saved in Wilmington River

A dolphin was entangled in a blue crab-pot buoy and her calf, swimming nearby, would have died as well if she hadn’t been rescued by a number of people. Source: Savannah…

UGA Department of Chemistry employee faces 34 counts of felony computer trespass

Rebecca Jane Pruett, an administrative assistant in the DoC, trespassed into the Gmail accounts of two chemistry department employees; Pruett is the daughter of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry’s…

Man faces 42 charges in connection with setting up fake newspaper in Gainesville

Joshua Brian Randolph is believed to have started a fraudulent newspaper, the Gainesville Observer. Source: Gainesville Times Marietta Daily Journal launches upgrade to website Source: Marietta Daily Journal Rome stores expecting increase…

Rep. Jack Kingston says his extensive knowledge of the military will help his campaign

Kingston spoke at the Thomasville Rotary Club on Thursday about his views on matters of defense. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Thomasville native Todd Robinson to run for U.S. Senate Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Martin…

All jail visitations in Troup County now video chat

Face-to-face visitation is no longer at the Troup County Jail and instead, visitors will go to a Visitation Center building in the front parking lot at the Troup County Sheriff’s…

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

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

St. Augustine teen dies in Charlton car crash

St. Augustine teen dies in Charlton car crash

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

Will Pierce settle lawsuit with former EMS director?

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

Mold, mildew prompts Atkinson County Health Department closure

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

Obama plugs Jacksonville, Brunswick port deepening projects on Leno

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

CDC says first national sign of drop in childhood obesity

The biggest declines were in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey and South Dakota. Each saw their obesity numbers fall at least 1 percentage point. Source: Athens Banner-Herald New poll shows most…

Peachtree City residents find dirty water flowing from faucets again

Manganese is the main ingredient in the brown water flowing from faucets; mud is also a factor. Source: Fayette Citizen News Georgia Aquarium denied permit to import 18 beluga whales The…

$147 million school opens in Atlanta

North Atlanta High has opened in an old IBM building and stands at 11 stories tall and has a 900-car parking deck; about 1,400 students will attend classes there. Source: New…

Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy wins another award for cheese

Sweet Grass Dairy won third-place for its Green Hill in the Soft-Ripened category at the American Cheese Society Annual Conference and Competition in Madison, Wisc. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Elmet Technologies is…

Dalton Mayor Pennington sees Barge as ‘another political insider’

Pennington, who is running for governor, says State Schools Superintendent John Barge, who announced his intent to run for governor, is just another political insider. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Hall County…

Atlanta mayor says Atlanta has partial deal for new Falcons stadium

The agreement to buy Friendship Baptist Church amounts to a partial victory for stadium supporters. To complete the deal, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority would still need to reach…

Report: Reducing, eliminating state income tax brings problems

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

Two killed in Bacon County small plane crash

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

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

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

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

Police release IDs of seven arrested in Savannah sting last week

Police release IDs of seven arrested in Savannah sting last week

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

Missing Springfield woman found

Missing Springfield woman found

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

Long County OKs home burial for soldier

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

Suspended and indicted Brunswick commissioner will seek re-election

Suspended and indicted Brunswick commissioner will seek re-election

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

Woodbine businessman Stan Smith pleads guilty to drug charge

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

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Victims of fraud case get $27 million back

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

Georgia gasoline prices up 1 cent

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

Tips lead to Port Wentworth auto thief’s arrest

Tips lead to Port Wentworth auto thief’s arrest

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

Opinion: GOP consulting class not in touch anymore

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

Editorial: Official Washington vs. The People

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

Gilmer County calls for cleaning supply donations

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

College withdrawal leaves Glynn science fair in peril

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

Richard ‘Fat’ Boatwright, 81

Richard James “Fat” Boatwright, 81, of Hortense passed away Saturday at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be Sunday starting at 6 p.m. at The Hortense Church of…

Atlanta to host ‘The Great Bull Run’ in October

The Great Bull Run is a new event planned for several U.S. cities that will unleash bulls through fenced-in courses and chase people; The Atlanta event is planned for the…

Back to school, a change in mornings

“In a couple of days, it will be time to wake up early. It will be time to wait on the arrival of school buses. It will be time for…

Illegal buttocks injections kill and maim

Deaths from black market buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York. Source: Wall Street Journal/AP CEO of clinics accused of fraud speaks out Ed…

Hard Labor Creek State Park to offer kayak tours for meteor shower viewing

The park is holding its first annual Paddle Under the Perseids program in which visitors travel in two-person kayaks out to the center of the lake for a good vantage…

UGA’s Morehead speaks to graduates at his first ceremony

“Be of good service,” Morehead said, pointing out to the graduates that they are now ambassadors for the university. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday Warner Robins police donate patrol cars to Central Georgia…

Buffalo Creek Technology Park is close to its first tenant

The $8 million, 115 acre park opened May 11, 2012. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Pooler officials visit Jacksonville for ideas on new outlet mall Three council members and five other officials rented…

Rep. Murphy of Augusta dies after battle with cancer

Murphy, a state representative for 11 years, was 60. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Rep. Paul Broun to host town hall meeting in Crawford on August 12 Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday • Rep. Westmoreland to hold…

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

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

WaPo’s Klein discovers Obama economy stinks

The Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein has made a startling discovery courtesy of the far left Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the actual employment rate, has stunk since Obama…

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

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

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

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

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

Controversial inscription removed from MLK memorial in Washington

Plans call for sculptor Lei Yixin to carve grooves over the former words to match existing horizontal “striation” marks in the memorial. Lei said he is working to deepen all…

Piedmont Newnan Hospital president and CEO to retire August 31

The news of G. Michael Bass’ abrupt retirement shocked the community. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hospitals work to keep out pests Two Augusta exterminators work at the Georgia Regents Medical Center to…

UGA marine scientist on site after natural gas well blows up in Gulf

Joye organized the first rapid response research cruise four days following the Hercules natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place July 22.  Source: Athens Banner-Herald Heavy…

Retaining wall cracking at new Muscogee County’s Carver High

The retaining wall is no small deal — it’s five stories high and about two football fields long — keeping the Delmar Apartments 30 feet away safe from an avalanche.…

Augusta-area DISH customers blocked from Fox channel

Augusta is one of 36 markets where broadcast channels owned by Raycom Media have been blocked on DISH until the company agrees to pay a “massive price increase,” according to…

Georgia included in national ground beef recall

Supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are two of the stores recalling the ground beef. Source: WJCL-TV GWCC Authority officially breaks negotiations with church over new Falcons stadium The state offered Mt.…

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

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

GBI says Brantley skeleton was young woman

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