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Brunswick mayor wonders if barriers could stop suicide leaps

As residents debate installing barriers on an Oregon bridge to prevent suicides, a Georgia mayor wonders whether similar barriers should be installed on the Sidney Lanier Bridge near the Georgia…

Jesup area burglaries Jesup baffle police

The Jesup Police have been left scratching their heads as a result of a rash of daring daylight burglaries. The thief or thieves have particularly targeted one section of town…

Meth lab busted, 3 arrested near Camden County High School

State and local officers dismantled a methamphetamine lab in a house near Camden County High and arrested three people in its operation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers donned…

Meth lab busted, 3 arrested near Camden County High School

State and local officers dismantled a methamphetamine lab in a house near Camden County High and arrested three people in its operation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers donned…

Heat exhaustion symptoms

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion may develop suddenly, or over time, especially with prolonged periods of exercise. Possible heat exhaustion symptoms include: MayoClinic.com.…

Harris arrested for manufacturing marijuana

Ashley Lynn Harris , 21,  was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes after deputies located a marijuana plant growing…

Civil War re-enactors to observe 150th anniversary of Darien’s burning

McIntosh County Historic Preservation Board member Missy Brandt will don period clothing as she portrays Annie Shaw on Saturday in a 150th anniversary commemoration of the burning of Darien. Annie…

Film alliance on the hunt for extras

The Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is seeking extras for scenes of a movie that will be filmed at the former site of Durango-Georgia Paper Co. in St. Marys. Anyone familiar…

10 apply for Brunswick commissioner seat

The governor’s office is conducting interviews to find an interim replacement for suspended City Commissioner James Brooks. Stephanie Mayfield, spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, said in an email 10 candidates…

Probe of Camden teacher expands

Probe of Camden teacher expands

A teacher in St. Marys is facing charges of child molestation and sending obscene material to children. Last month, police started investigating a report of sexual activity between 34-year-old Amy…

With no room at the dock in St. Marys, Steelaway sails north

With no room at the dock in St. Marys, Steelaway sails north

After nearly four years on the St. Marys waterfront, the picturesque schooner Steel-away permanently departed over the weekend after its captain said she reached an impasse with the city. Capt.…

Camden alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation charges

Camden alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation charges

A Camden County alternative school teacher is in jail charged with child molestation and distributing obscene material to a minor, Sheriff’s Office records show. The St. Marys Police Department arrested…

State Rep. Jeff Chapman running for U.S. House

State Rep. Jeff Chapman of Brunswick confirmed Tuesday he is joining the already crowded race for the U.S. House seat that Republican Rep. Jack Kingston is vacating. Chapman said he…

River nearing flood stage again

River nearing flood stage again

The Satilla River was at 11 feet today, one foot below flood stage, and was forecasted to reach 12.3 feet by Saturday. Heavy rains over the past few days have…

Barnhill named acting DA

Barnhill named acting DA

George E. Barnhill has been sworn in by chief judge Dwayne H. Gillis as acting district attorney for the six counties of the Waycross Judicial Circuit and has assumed the day-to-day operation…

Brantley man unhurt in accident

A Brantley County man escaped injury when his SUV hydroplaned into the median of U.S. Highway 82 and overturned onto the passenger side. Gregory Leonard Jones, 32, was traveling west…

63 teams compete in Georgia State School Bus Roadeo

63 teams compete in Georgia State School Bus Roadeo

Sherry Harris of Fayette County Public Schools, located about 25 miles south of Atlanta, won the Georgia School Bus Driver Safety Competition. For the first time the event featured propane-autogas…

Phillip Cruce passes away at 74

Twin Rivers Community — Phillip Cruce, 74, of the Twin Rivers Community, passed away Friday morning (June 7, 2013) at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup following an extended illness. A…

Beatrice Lewis passes away at 74

Hoboken- Beatrice Mary Dryden Lewis, 74, of Hoboken died Thursday evening (June 6, 2013) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Sunday…

Brantley bus driver competes in Macon with propane school bus

Patricia Smith stood under a tent Thursday, her hair soaked and her eyes glued to a yellow school bus as it tried to parallel park. “It all comes down to…

St. Marys man gets 15 years in child molestation, DA says

A 52-year-old St. Marys man will spend 15 years in prison and 15 years on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of child molestation and reckless conduct, District Attorney…

Health Department finds no links in Ware, Pierce children cancers

The Southeast Health District has announced that the preliminary results of an investigation by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) began in February concluded that there is not an…

Road closures listed

The Brantley County Emergency Management Agency has released a list of road closures so far  in the county as a result of heavy rainfall preceding tropical storm Andrea. The following…

Disaster safety checklist

Disaster safety checklist

Tropical storm prompts disaster safety prep checklist for seniors As Tropical Storm Andrea approaches, older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when severe weather strikes. That’s we provide…

Weather Alert

Flood Advisory for Brantley from 1:46 PM Thu until 4:45 PM Thu (EDT)…

Brunswick, Waycross, Valdosta under tropical storm warning as Andrea heads north

South Georgians were bracing for heavy rains Thursday that could lead to flooding as Tropical Storm Andrea gained strength during its approach to the state.Brunswick, Savannah, Valdosta and Waycross were…

AT&T to hire 1,000 workers across state

Gov. Nathan Deal and AT&T Georgia President Sylvia Russell today announced that AT&T will hire workers for more than for 1,000 positions throughout Georgia, including nearly 600 new jobs. AT&T…

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia will stop in Douglas, Waycross, Brunswick and St. Marys this week

Some roadsides in Southeast Georgia will be a little crowded this week as the 34th Bicycle Ride Across Georgia heads toward the state’s southeastern corner. The ride started Monday morning…

Coastal Film Alliance broadens range

The Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is based in Camden County, but its reach is growing. Alliance members have announced a partnership, including Liberty, McIntosh and Charlton counties, they believe will…

Report: IRS spent $210,000 for two meetings at St. Simons Island hotels

A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels on St. Simons Island and in…

Booker charged with assault, trespass

Booker charged with assault, trespass

Tracy Fleming Booker, 35, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Criminal Trespass after deputies were called to the area of the 100 block of Woods Road in reference…

Tornado watch

Weather Alert Tornado Watch for Brantley from 10:45 AM Thu until 10:00 PM Thu (EDT)…

Mary Dixon Davis passes away at 82

Mary Dixon Davis, 82, of Nahunta passed away Wednesday morning (June 5, 2013) at Satilla Hospice in Waycross. A visitation will be held Friday, June 7, from 6-9 p.m. at…

Flood advisory extended for Brantley

The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Brantley County until 9:30 p.m.…

Tractor trailer, cargo train headed to Waycross collide outside Baltimore

A tractor trailer and a CSX cargo train headed to Waycross collided Tuesday afternoon, derailing about 15 train cars, rocking the Baltimore region with a huge explosion and sending a…

Three Rivers library system fights eviction from Glynn

The Three Rivers Regional Library System is asking a county court to let it stay in Brunswick.Either that or make Glynn County compensate it for having to move to a…

Flathead catfish removal still working on Satilla River

The Satilla River’s invasive flathead catfish are showing signs of resilience, but Tim Bonvechio’s state Department of Natural Resources crews continue to hammer away at the population.Based in Waycross, Bonvechio…

Blackshear and Nahunta men die in single vehicle crashes

A Blackshear man died early Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on a country road, the Georgia State Patrol said.It was the second fatal crash in a three-day period…

Judge sets tentative date in baby killing trial

A judge has set a tentative trial date for two teenagers facing charges in the killing of a baby near the Georgia coast. Brunswick Judicial Circuit Judge Stephen Kelley tentatively…

Georgia Blueberry Commission announces recipe contest

The Georgia Blueberry Commission will host its first-ever “Sweet Georgia Blues Recipe Contest” throughout the month of June in celebration of Georgia Blueberry Month.Georgia Blueberry fans are invited to create…

Georgia film alliance wants to attract movie makers

Three Georgia counties have joined a growing partnership that officials in southeast Georgia say will attract more film and television projects to the region. The Brunwsick News (http://bit.ly/18unqRs) reports that…

The IRS vs. Citizens United

Congressional Democrats continued with a common theme focusing on whether 501(c)(4) organizations, which do not have to disclose donors publicly, should be allowed to engage in any political activity at…

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — The medical examiner in Glynn County says the autopsy results on a Georgia teenager came back inconclusive. Dalton Collins, 18, died during a party at a…

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

A Tyrone tax preparer is in jail, accused of cheating the state out of at least $100,000. Channel 2′s Amy Napier Viteri was the only reporter with state investigators and…

Study shows Georgia university classrooms are underutilized

ATLANTA | A two-year study by the University System of Georgia shows classrooms are empty during most of the week. It was at a 2011 meeting that Chancellor Hank Huckaby…

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Ashby Nix is moving inland from her job on Sapelo Island to become the new Satilla riverkeeper. Nix, 29, holds a master’s degree in environmental science and wetland studies from…

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Marcus Lee Dreggors, 22, was arrested in the 1900 block of Saddle Club Road and charged with theft by taking as a result of the investigation of several thefts  in…

Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Bad Grammar

For all the considerable resources that go into marketing Hollywood movies, it would seem that scant attention is paid to checking the grammar and punctuation of film titles. Case in…

St. Marys airport runway lights damaged by vandals

Vandalism at the airport becomes an expensive fix. The St. Marys Police Department is investigating after 21 runway lights were damaged at the St. Marys airport on May 7. According…

McIntosh school board member charged with disorderly conduct

McIntosh County school board member Dwight E. Jordan was arrested Wednesday night on a disorderly conduct charge in the disruption of a Board of Education meeting a month earlier, police…

Office closed today, open Friday

The Brantley Enterprise staff will be out of the office today. We will return Friday. Please use our dropbox if you have something to place in next week’s newspaper. Or…

Tall ship Steelaway leaving St. Marys in frustration

The owners of the picturesque, three-masted Schooner Steelaway that has been a part of the downtown St. Marys waterfront for over three years are bidding a frustrated goodbye to the…

Roommate speaks about activist’s arrest

Outspoken New Black Party Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad gained national attention last year when he offered a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman’s capture, putting Zimmerman’s face in the crosshairs. According…

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleads not guilty to federal mail and wire fraud charges

Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to federal charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. Brooks entered the plea on his 30-count…

Glynn Academy senior dies the day he was to graduate

A Glynn Academy senior due to graduate Wednesday night died that morning at a “senior house” on St. Simons Island where police found alcoholic beverages. Twelve underage people were charged…

Dark clouds over city

Dark clouds over city

Woman hit by stray bullet on Sea Island golf course

A man shooting squirrels at exclusive Ocean Forest on Sea Island with a .22-caliber rifle shot a woman on a golf course Sunday morning. The victim was in stable condition…

Rich plant in Waycross still shut down

The Rich Products facility in Waycross has not manufactured any products since March, when it was linked to a national E. coli outbreak. When asked whether the facility may close…

Agency bias reinforces the case for limiting government

This Foundation's weekly commentaries usually focus on Georgia-specific issues, but May has been a month for wake-up calls from Washington to all liberty-minded Americans. …

When grades are inflated for HOPE, college performance deflates

This is a brief story about one student at one of Georgia’s public colleges. For all I know, she may be what researchers refer to as a statistical deviation, one…

Five arrested in Alma burglary ring

The Alma Police Department has arrested five suspects, including four juveniles, on charges associated with a string of recent business and residential burglaries here over the last two weeks. via…

Cancer Walk fundraiser rescheduled for May 31 at Blackshear City Park

The Southeast Cancer Unit’s annual Cancer Walk fundraiser has been rescheduled for Friday, May 31 at Blackshear City Park. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a luminary service…

Jekyll Island task force questions just how big island is

A decades-old state law passed to protect Jekyll Island’s unspoiled beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests seems simple enough, limiting development of hotels, golf courses and other amenities to just…

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

Just when it appeared Washington, D.C. had become impervious to a full-blown political scandal, along comes a seismic revelation jarring Americans of all ideological moorings – one that’s placed one…

Facebook demonstrates new features for its home app

A month after the release of Home, Facebook is working to answer criticisms with improvements.  MIT Technology Review.…

Jacksonville men arrested in Nassau after armed robbery in Charlton

Nassau County deputies arrested four Jacksonville men entering the county Wednesday night from Georgia where they are suspected in an armed robbery the same day. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office…

Airport authority chair resigns at county meeting

The airport authority will again be looking for a new chairman after long-time member Billy Lee announced his decision to step down from the position at Thursday night’s regular meeting…

BlackBerry CEO questions future of tablets

Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said the popularity of tablet computers may wane, an indication the company may shelve a follow-up to its ill- fated PlayBook device. Bloomberg.…

Veggies can be planted in small spaces

Often people with limited or no acreage forgo planting a vegetable garden. This need not be the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Using proper…

Vidalia onion season hurt by seed stem

Georgia’s wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year’s first four months played havoc on the state’s signature onion crop. While farmers were expecting a banner year for onion yields, a warm…

The wait for new Bacon school superintendent is over

After a lengthy search which began in January, the Bacon County Board of Education has named Dr. Laine Reichert as the finalist for Superintendent of Schools. The announcement was made…

Darien insurance agent arrested for fraud

A Darien insurance agent with an office in Ludowici is behind bars after being arrested for insurance fraud after providing bogus certificates of insurance to clients. via The Coastal Source.…

Camden deputies seized $18,000 worth of clothing with theft prevention devices attached

Three Tampa residents stopped by a Camden County deputy have been sent on their way without most of the clothes they were carrying. Three occupants of a 2008 Jeep stopped…

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

April Nicole Raulerson, left, 26, and Jerry Rich Raulerson, 34, were arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear and simple battery (domestic violence) after deputies responded to the area…

Nahunta Primary School leads county in CCRPI scores

Brantley County Primary School led the county in results of the 2012 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) tests with a 96.9 overall score, according to results provided by…

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Tosha Nicole Dean, 27, was arrested and charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and Toni Lynn Dean, 26, was arrested on outstanding probation warrants in the…

Education accountability should be local issue

Education accountability should be local issue

Perhaps never before in American history has K-12 education experienced such a huge shift from local to federal educational control with less involvement of elected legislators. …

Microsoft closing Hotmail, but you can still use your address

Microsoft announced earlier this week that it is closing Hotmail and moving the “hundreds of millions” still using it to Outlook.com by this summer. The move isn’t unexpected, but perhaps…

First District GOP seeks ballot ‘paper trail’

The First Congressional District’s Republican Party wants the Georgia Secretary of State’s office to make the state’s voting process “more secure.” The district’s GOP unanimously passed a resolution to “Secure…

Agenda for BOC 5-7-13

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners has released the agenda for the work session set for Tuesday.…

Missing Waycross man winds up in Pennsylvania

MCADOO – A Georgia man reported missing was flown to a hospital after he drove off Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Pa., Thursday night, state police at Frackville said Saturday.…

Transportation director: Brantley will have school Monday

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews says school will not be closed Monday despite steady and sometimes heavy rains over the past few days that have left many…

BCHS tennis team to host Final Four Monday

The Brantley County High School boys tennis team will host the Final Four — just one match away from the state championship — facing St. Pius Monday at 10 a.m.…

SECU cancels cancer walk due to rain, meeting set for Tuesday

The Southeast Cancer Unit Cancer Walk at the Ware County Middle School track — originally scheduled for last Friday — has been cancelled due to rain. Fundraiser teams who planned…

Jury in second day of deliberations on murder of Glynn County man

The jury in the trial of two Glynn County residents charged with murder in the death of another Glynn County person in Brantley County continued deliberations today after being charged…

Jack Kingston launches U.S. Senate campaign

Georgia’s longest-serving Republican congressman says his campaign for the U.S. Senate will focus on “common sense” ideas and not “laugh lines for Jay Leno.” That’s the closest U.S. Rep. Jack…

Pot found in suspicious package at Homerville post office

A suspicious package delivered to the Homerville Post Office ended up being five pounds of marijuana.According to Homerville Police Chief Mark Register, post office officials reported a suspicious package to…

Three on trial for Brantley County murder of Glynn County man

Buzzards circling over a wooded area near the Glynn County line led hunters to a dead body and that led to murder charges against three Glynn County residents whose trial…

Clinch Count deputy shoots man to death, GBI investigating

A Clinch County deputy shot a man to death Tuesday night on Tomlinson Road about 10 miles northwest of Homerville, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Vernon McCoy Mathis, 59,…

Brunswick city commissioner suspended by governor

Brunswick city commissioner suspended by governor

The City Commission will meet Wednesday with an empty seat after Gov. Nathan Deal suspended Commissioner James Brooks. Brooks is awaiting trial on charges of violating his oath and racketeering.…

Brantley school board fires teacher in alcohol-related case

Brantley school board fires teacher in alcohol-related case

The Brantley County Board of Education has terminated a Hoboken Elementary School teacher after testimony in a hearing Monday indicated she provided beer to her own 15-year-old daughter and allowed…

Panel recommends governor suspend Brunswick commissioner

Panel recommends governor suspend Brunswick commissioner

A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal told him Monday to suspend James Brooks from serving on the Brunswick City Commission until charges of influence peddling against him are resolved.…

Obama’s Muslim coverup

Let’s recap so-called “American” President Barack Hussein Obama’s Muslim roots and sympathies. Barack Hussein Obama’s Kenyan father was a Muslim, and it is well-known that young Barack idolized his father.…

Charlton, Camden men charged with Folkston murder

Charlton, Camden men charged with Folkston murder

A Charlton County man and a Camden County man were arrested last week for the March 3 murder of Frank “Dillie” Neely in Folkston. Sheriff Dobie Conner told the Herald…

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention of those looking for fresh online playgrounds. As…

Country singer charged with threatening Savannah boat captain

Country singer charged with threatening Savannah boat captain

Country singer Billy Currington has been indicted on felony charges in Georgia after a 70-year-old tour boat captain says he was chased by the “People Are Crazy” singer from a…

Fort King George presents program on historic weapons

There’s a gun show in Darien Saturday where magazine size won’t be an issue. Fort King George State Historic Site is hosting its second annual “Weapons that Made America” program…

Brantley fugitive nabbed by Glynn County officials

Brantley fugitive nabbed by Glynn County officials

The Brant­ley Enter­prise has learned that a Brant­ley County fugi­tive wanted on sev­eral war­rants who escaped an exten­sive man­hunt in south­west Glynn County by local and state police on the…

Armenian pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

Avetik Moskovian, 46, an Armenian National, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to his role in a conspiracy launder approximately $1.5 million in…

George Jones dead at 81

George Jones dead at 81

Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He…

Brantley fugitive escapes Glynn manhunt

Brantley fugitive escapes Glynn manhunt

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that a Brantley County fugitive wanted on several warrants escaped an extensive manhunt in southwest Glynn County by local and state police on the ground…

Yet another case of vets subjected to gross neglect

A just-released audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that many of the 4,000 patients the Atlanta VA Medical Center referred to an independent contractor apparently “fell through the…

Glynn manhunt confirmed

The Brantley Enterprise has received confirmation from the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office that Glynn County law enforcement officials were involved in a manhunt Monday. BCSO spokesman Craig Pittman provided no…

St. Marys merchants join partnership to attract filmmakers

Camden County isn’t Tinseltown on the Atlantic, but it’s gaining status among filmmakers and more and more production companies found St. Marys and other areas appealing locations. jacksonville.com.…

BCHS student arrested

BCHS student arrested

Dewayne Eikleigh Everett Jr., 20, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce after school administrators found Everett to be in possession of a small amount…

Two teens plead not guilty in baby murder

Two Georgia teenagers pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering a baby who was shot in the face during what authorities described as an attempted street robbery. savannahnow.com.…

Severe thunderstorm watch

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch from 2:40 to 10 p.m. today…

Wayne County touched by marathon bombings

After twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, the reverberations—through family ties—were felt as far away as Wayne County. In fact, one Boston Marathon runner—St.…

Finalists named for Clinch school board super

The Clinch County Board of Education has narrowed the search to replace the retiring Dr. Gayle Hughes as superintendent to two candidates – both from outside the local system. At…

Tybee Island family home safe after Boston bombing

A Georgia family is back home on Tybee Island after witnessing the bomb explosions at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. Tim Seyden says his wife had just finished the race when he…

20 pounds of pot sent to Camden County home

20 pounds of pot sent to Camden County home

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office seized nearly a half-dozen metal cans filled with marijuana. The sheriff’s office said someone sent 20 pounds of pot by Priority Mail to a home…

Ware County school system changing 24,000 lights to LED

School Superintendent Joseph C. Barrow signed a contract Tuesday morning with IP UtiliNET, an Atlanta company, to replace all the existing lights with LED fixtures at a cost of $3.145…

Glynn to pull $1.3 million out of surplus to meet shortfall

Glynn County will come up more than $1 million short of its projected $51.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, preliminary budget figures show. jacksonville.com.…

Robert Sweatt Jr. wins Camden probate judge runoff

Lawyer Robert “Bo” Sweatt Jr. defeated Martin A. Turner, the co-owner of a heating and air-conditioning business, in a runoff for Camden County probate judge. jacksonville.com.…

GSP: Driver who died in crash into Waycross house had drugs in system

A woman who died Jan. 26 when the car she was driving crashed into an assisted living home in Waycross had prescription drugs in her system, the Georgia State Patrol…

Orange Park man dies in Pierce County crash

An Orange Park man was killed Tuesday morning in a crash in Pierce County, Ga., the Georgia State Patrol said.Christopher Tiedemann Jr., 33, was driving a GMC T6500 box truck…

Website may be down while being moved to new server

The Brantley Enterprise website is in the process of moving to a new server which we hope will speed up our site and improve the website overall, but the site…

Atkinson County jail unfit for humans, grand jury says

Atkinson County grand juries have said since 2006 that the county needs a new jail. The current grand jury is the first to say the jail is unfit for human…

Tybee police make 42 arrests, seize 5 guns at Orange Crush

Police on Tybee Island say they made 42 arrests during the “Orange Crush” gathering over the weekend. The Savannah Morning News reports that the annual unofficial event organized via social…

Biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time is this guy

Biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time is this guy

Thirty years ago, a frizzy-haired accordion player wormed his way onto the American music scene, playing goofy parodies of other people’s hits. Look who’s laughing now. Quite a few of…

Savannah couple pleads guilty to theft from Army

Bo Dukes, 29, and Emily Dukes, 29, husband and wife from Savannah have pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to conspiring to steal over…

Challenger wins Long commission seat

Challenger wins Long commission seat

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday’s runoff race for the District 3 seat on the Long County Commission. According to Long County Board of Elections member Patricia…

Family wanted death penalty in Pizza Hut murder

Jeff Pennington worked a Brunswick Pizza Hut. He was closing up after work one night in 2009, when he was shot and killed in a robbery attempt. Police caught his…

Long County deputy charged with cruelty to children

A Long County, Ga., deputy sheriff was arrested Thursday in Darien on three felony counts of cruelty to children and one count of violation of his oath as a public…

St. Marys hospital authority’s use of funds laudable, but not be legal?

The bulk of funding for St. Marys’ popular senior center might disappear if one legislator’s investigation shows the city hospital authority provides its funding illegally. State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine,…

Two Brunswick brothers charged in the thefts of 11 weapons

Two Brunswick brothers have been arrested in the possession of eight weapons taken in burglaries, Capt. Marissa Tindale of Glynn County police said. jacksonville.com.…

Congress foils plan to stop Saturday postal delivery

Congress foiled the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail when it passed legislation on Thursday requiring six-day delivery. The Postal Service, which lost…

Richard Petty to visit new Pilot Travel Center in St. Marys Tuesday

Richard Petty, still known as “The King” in NASCAR circles – or ovals – will be in St. Marys 3-4 p.m. Tuesday for the opening of the new Pilot Travel…

A Fox News reporter could be jailed for protecting her sources, and nobody seems to care

A Fox News reporter is facing jail time over her refusal to reveal a source she used in a story, an episode receiving remarkably little attention in the mainstream press…

Why government wants you to take out loans you can’t afford

On April 2, the Washington Post published an article entitled, "Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit." The report cites a recent speech made…

River could provide for ecotourism attraction

What would it take to make Wayne County a major draw for ecotourism?That was the subject presented to the Community Advisory Council of Rayonier by former congressman Lindsay Thomas as…

St. Marys River Bridge repairs now pushed back to April 15

Repairs that will shut the St. Mary’s River Bridge on U.S. 17 for about a year are now slated to start on Monday, April 15, according to  jacksonville.com.…

District attorney to retire May 31

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that District Attorney Rick Currie plans to retire May 31. The district attorney made the announcement in an email to the Enterprise Friday. The full…

On Lady Gaga, Karl Rove, Buzzfeed, and Fracking

Establishment Republicans are in the midst of what can only be described as an intellectual meltdown. They must be.…

Farm Rich recall products listed

Rich Products of Buffalo, N.Y., is expanding its previously announced recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products to include all products produced at its Waycross, Ga., plant with…

Waycross plant recalls all products as CDC reports 24 E.coli cases

Due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. Coli O121”), Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, NY, has expanded its voluntary recall to include all products from its Waycross…

South Georgia’s ‘Office Creeper’ arrested in North Carolina

The man dubbed the “Office Creeper” has been arrested in North Carolina. 54-year-old Antonio Hornsby is accused throughout the state of posing as an air condition repairman then stealing money from wallets…

Waycross man arrested in 19-year-old’s shooting death

Waycross police arrested a man Wednesday shortly after finding a 19-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound in a house, city police Chief Tony Tanner said in a release. Police…

County releases agenda for tonight’s meeting

BRANTLEY COUNTY COMMISSION Regular Meeting April 4, 2013 Call Meeting to Order Invocation and Pledge to Flag Public Participation Approval of Minutes-March, 2013 CONSENT AGENDA Approve Appointment of Clay Lee…

Ludowici soldier charged in killing of pregnant wife

A Georgia soldier accused of plotting attacks as leader of an anti-government militia group was charged with murder by the Army on Wednesday in the 2011 death of his pregnant…

Tax Freedom Day comes later for Georgia in 2013

Tax Freedom Day comes later for Georgia in 2013

Georgians will work almost a week longer this year just to get Uncle Sam off their backs, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation’s annual “Tax Freedom Day” report. Tax Freedom…

Charlton Memorial keeps up struggle to pay its debts

Cash continues to be a struggle for the hospital as more vendors demand “higher and higher” payments on old debt before they will ship supplies or continue services. CEO H.D.…

Drew Sauls named principal at SGES

There will soon be a familiar face at St. George Elementary School — if not for the students, then at least for faculty and staff. Dr. Drew Sauls, former SGES…

All aboard for Railwatch 2013 Saturday

Railwatch 2013 will have plenty of activities for train fanciers and Charlton Countians, alike. Saturday’s event will feature a lot more than just watching trains, including a pancake breakfast,  and…

A city in debt: A look at Valdosta’s GEFA loans

The City of Valdosta currently has seven loans from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, with an eighth loan already approved. According to Mark Barber, assistant city manager and finance department…

Highway 110 rail crossing closure set

Highway 110 rail crossing closure set

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

Agreement reached to restore Glynn wetlands

Authorities say a Glynn County landowner has agreed to restore 700 acres of wetlands damaged in the construction of two-and-a-half miles of roads and ditches near the Georgia coast. Macon.com.…

Brantley unit joins fire Wayne forest fire fight

The Georgia Forestry Commission and volunteer firefighters battled a forest fire Monday in strong winds off U.S. 341 about eight miles south of Jesup. Two Forestry Commission tractor-plow units from…

Kingston considering options: U.S. Senate bid in his future?

Kingston considering options: U.S. Senate bid in his future?

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston made a swing through Valdosta Thursday, following a tour of the Southwest region of the state to meet with farmers, business owners, and elected officials to…

Pierce County recreation director resigns

Recreation director Jordan Sasser has submitted his resignation, effective April 11. “I am thankful for my three and a half years in Pierce County. The people here have been a…