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Bobby Cox elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. by the shrine’s Veteran’s Committee. Cox enters the hall with fellow ex-managers Tony…

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Atlanta’s school system is investigating allegations that Grady High School’s football team recruited about 20 athletes who faked their home addresses so they could play at the Midtown scho  www.ajc.com.…

Opinion: Alternatives to Obamacare exist

For many of us, it’s that special time of the year- the time when you get notification for renewal from your healthcare insurance provider.…

Gasoline prices fall 1.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g yesterday. …

Nurse speaks out about trying to save teen’s life

A 16-year old teen died on a Seattle-to-Atlanta flight this weekend; it was his first flight and it’s possible he had birth defects that impacted him. Source: WSB-TV/weekend Two Gainesville men…

Mystery dust unsettles eastside Savannah residents

A gritty white dust has been falling for more than a year and its origin is a mystery. Source: Savannah Morning News/weekend  …

Chamber CEO to address UNG’s College of Business graduates

  Cumming-Forsyth Chamber CEO to address UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business graduates James McCoy, president and CEO of the chamber, says of graduation, “It’s the most exciting time of…

Sanderlin Green Houses in Appling County known for poinsettias

Nearly 5,000 poinsettias are grown in ten greenhouses at Sanderlin. Source: Columbia County News-Times Smoke shops fade as synthetic marijuana industry declines in Augusta area  Phone records show at least 20…

C-SPAN series to feature Rosalynn Carter tonight

The episode will focus on Carter’s work as a campaigner, mental health advocate and political advisor. Source: Americus Times-Recorder City Ink: Augusta budget is like a sandwich The subject this week…

Drones provide unique view of Jekyll

While big-name businesses are bringing the discussion on drones to the forefront, Jekyll Island already has them beat.…

Charlton realtor continues burn battle in Shands hospital

A popular realtor continues at Shands hospital in Gainesville nearly two months after a four-wheeler accident landed her in a bonfire. Pam Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and mother of…

Single car crash kills driver in Dougherty County

One person died in a fatal car crash along Harris Road Saturday night.Dougherty County Police say around 10 p.m., a driver was traveling east on Harris Road when the vehicle…

Peanut crop may reach 4,000 pounds pedr acre

Georgia’s peanut crop this year may not compare to 2012, but it’s still proving to be a good year. Some 430,000 acres were grown at what University of Georgia experts…

Police: Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger

A former Wendy’s employee gave the term “burger joint” a new meaning last month after allegedly dropping her marijuana in a hamburger. Police arrested 32-year-old Amy Seiber and charged her…

Police search for gunman in Columbus shooting

Columbus police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at an intersection. The Ledger-Inquirer reports that the apparent target, a 31-year-old man, was not injured in the attack Friday.…

Opinion: The South has indeed risen again and it’s called the Tea Party

Inspired by the values of the old South and fueled by corporate money, the Tea Party scorns compromise and leaves us again a house divided. The historian Jill Lepore wrote…

Grand prize winner

Grand prize winner

Little Memorial Baptist Church was the big winner in the annual Brantley County of Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, taking the grand champion title in stiff competition. (Photo by Ken…

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Opinion: Ligon has right string but wrong yoyo?

“You’ve got the right string baby, but the wrong yo-yo.” The words to that old Carl Perkins song kept popping into my head as I read about efforts of state…

Balfour’s argument: DA can’t prosecute me

State lawmakers who break the law while performing their official duties cannot be prosecuted, lawyers for Sen. Don Balfour asserted in court on Friday.That’s a theory Assistant Attorney General Gregory…

Ride ‘im cowboy

Ride ‘im cowboy

A young buckaroo tries his hand at the bull riding machine, one of many games for kids at the annual Christmas festival now underway on the courthouse grounds in Nahunta.…

Festival vendors setting up

Festival vendors setting up

Vendors already have begun setting up booths at the Brantley County Chamber of Commerce Christmas festival in preparation for a day full of fun and excitement.…

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

A major firearms manufacturer is considering Georgia for a possible relocation and state Sen. Burt Jones wants to bring it to Butts County or the surrounding area. Jones, R-Jackson, said…

Man shot to death at entrance to Brunswick waterfront park

A Glynn County man was shot to death just after midnight Friday at a waterfront park in the city, police said. jacksonville.com.…

BOE chair: No one was ejected or denied opportunity to speak

Brantley County Board of Education chair Dot Hickox told the Enterprise today that no one was ejected from the work session Thursday but some were cautioned that if they continued…

Christmas season gets under way

Christmas season gets under way

The Christmas season was officially kicked off Thursday in Nahunta with the annual lighting of the tree on the courthouse lawn…

BOE ejects bus drivers from planning session Thursday

The Brantley County Board of Education called law enforcement officials Thursday to control and remove about 30 bus drivers who showed up at a planning session to get answers about…

County nixes yard sale permits

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners voted down a request from one of the organizers of the Big Z Warehouse Sale to charge county residents $50 for a permit to…

NSA tracking cell phone location data worldwide

The U.S. National Security Agency collects five billion records every day tracking cell phone movements around the world, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In terms…

GBI: Hortense UGA student committed suicide

GBI: Hortense UGA student committed suicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Wednesday that state chief medical examiner Dr. Kris Sperry determined Rebecca Greene intentionally consumed "very large quantities" of diphenhydramine, the main…

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should…

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

It is always nice when our belongings find their way back to us, but it’s almost miraculous when something finds its way back after we’ve given up or forgotten about…

Delta to Supreme Court: It’s our right to mistreat loyal customers

A Twin Cities rabbi and Delta Air Lines Inc. squared off before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing about who abused whom in a frequent-flier relationship gone bad. Rabbi S.…

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Fifty years after Ford first unveiled the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair, the American automaker is betting a total redesign can make the vehicle appeal to drivers around…

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

City Commissioner Cornell Harvey will be Brunswick’s next mayor. Harvey, the longtime North Ward commissioner, easily defeated political newcomer Starling Sutton in a runoff of the Nov. 5 election in…

Alma Times to file complaint with AG over illegal closed sessions

The Bacon County Fire Board held what Bacon County’s legal organ, The Alma Times, has protested as an illegal closed session last Wednesday, November 20, and Times Editor Carol Lee…

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

A Ware County inmate is back in jail this week after the Alma Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshall’s Office and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office in his capture at…

Folkston woman dies in Monday night crash

A Folkston woman was killed Monday night when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 1 six miles north of the city, the Georgia State Patrol said. The 2004 SUV was traveling…

Rain, near-record warmth in the forecast

Drizzle and fog made for a dismal morning commute Tuesday, and forecasters are predicting more rain, along with near-record warmth, later in the week.Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton put the…

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52, of Waynesville died Saturday evening at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation was to be held Monday evening  at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in…

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84, of Hortense passed away Saturday evening at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta following an extended illness.  Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service will be held…

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

The fiasco with the $600 million federal health insurance website wasn’t all bureaucratic. Forcing slow and disparate databases run by government and insurance companies to work together in real time—and…

Newnan now the ‘city of roundabouts’?

Three roundabouts are currently in the works and, once completed, will bring the total number of roundabouts on public roads in Newnan to five. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hundreds pay their respects…

Athens volunteer has spent 50 years recording books for disabled

For five decades, Ellen Hanna has been recording books for Learning Ally, a group which provides such books for print-disabled students such as the visually impaired or those with reading…

Creeks in Brunswick threatened by dangerous chemicals

The problem is in the groundwater beneath and adjacent to Pinova, a company that produces ingredients used in food products. The problem was already there, however, when Pinova bought the…

Chattahoochee tech college environmental program makes a splash Director Bejie Herrin said the implementation of a new lab and equipment will allow students to become more successful in the associates…

A look at Bartow County’s economic development director

Eric Strickland is acting head of the Development Authority of Bartow County. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Plumbers see increase in business with Thanksgiving clogs Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Georgia’s watermelon crop suffered…

Sen. Mike Dugan pre-files ‘Merry Christmas’ bill

State Sen. Mike Dugan has introduced legislation that would allow anyone in the state to wish another “Merry Christmas” without fear of legal retribution. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian North Georgia becomes key…

Fewer people died over holiday weekend

As of Sunday evening, the Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that 12 people had died statewide in wrecks — eight of those worked by the GSP. Statewide last year,…

Dangerous chemicals from former Hercules plant threaten creeks in Brunswick

A city with more than its share of Superfund sites will likely see another big cleanup, albeit this one guided by the state. The problem this time is in the…

Tucker stuns Ware 29-0 in blowout

Ware County High School came into Saturday’s contest in Tucker ranked No. 16 in Georgia, but was stunned by Tucker High School 29-0. Tucker was ranked at No. 20 in…

Okefenokee refuge holds tours of rebuilt boardwalk

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is offering weekend tours of its new Chesser Island boardwalk in December. The boardwalk, which stretches ¾ of a mile, just reopened in late November.…

Decision on legal organ must be made this week

The county’s constitutional officers must meet and agree to place a legal advertisement in this week’s issue of the Brantley Express in order for the Enterprise to be named the…

Family, friends remember victims killed by falling tree

Friends and family gathered this morning to set up a memorial for two girls killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on the car they were riding in. Friends and…

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will expand by more than 1,390 acres the already 4,800-acre Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Greene and Hancock counties. The agency…

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Family and friends of the two women killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on their car say the victims lived their lives together and, tragically, died together. Kaleigh Miller…

Former Pierce deputy pleads guilty to providing security for drug deals

A former Pierce County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing protection for what he thought was illegal methamphetamine deals. Randy Strickland, 55, told Senior U.S. District Judge William Moore…

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

A prison lieutenant says he caught four people from Atlanta flying contraband into a south Georgia prison. Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton said two men from Gwinnett County and two…

Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.0 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region increased to 9.0 percent in October, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6…

Douglas resident seeks representative seat

Small business owner, civic leader and lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia, Dominic LaRiccia (R-Coffee County), announced today that he will be running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 169…

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Two months ago, Skip Knowles and his girlfriend Kathy lost their dog Bogie, days after he was diagnosed with diabetes. They contacted Action News after hearing reports that the medication…

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

Since President Obama announced a compromise with Iran over its nuclear agenda, Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a key figure in the debate. Chambliss, the vice chairman of…

Latest plea for Pierce animal shelter names Spatola location

Could the old Spatola Shoe Factory building on U.S. Highway 84 in Blackshear be used as a possible joint Pierce County, Blackshear, Offerman and Patterson animal shelter? Resident Thomas Ammons…

Beware: Black Friday ‘discounts’ aren’t always what you think

Stores have thousands upon thousands of “discount” labels ready to be slapped on products when Black Friday sales begin. But just like the name “Black Friday” itself (since the sales…

Cox said to be mulling Time Warner Cable takeover: Bloomberg

Atlanta-based Cox Communications is considering a bid for Time Warner Cable, a person with knowledge of the deliberations said. Bloomberg’s Trish Regan reports. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

The technology team working to fix computers problems hobbling the federal insurance web site healthcare.gov may not have time for turkey this week. Federal officials set a Nov. 30 deadline…

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

The Obama administration is delaying yet again online signup for small businesses through the Affordable Care Act. The program was intended to make it easier for small employers to provide…

Camden County fugitive caught

Camden County fugitive caught

One of Camden County’s “Most Wanted” fugitives has been captured. Jarvis Alex Small, 27, was wanted for possession of cocaine, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving without a license, and…

Two women killed when tree falls onto car on Blythe Island

A pine tree fell onto a car on Blythe Island Wednesday morning, killing the two women who were riding in it, police said. The women, whose identities have not been…

Charlton commissioners ponder extra funding for library

Concerned the public library’s current financial crisis could be an ongoing problem, the Charlton County Commission is having a hard time deciding what to do about the situation. “They’re asking…

Altamaha Riverkeeper plans to sue Rayonier

Altamaha Riverkeeper plans to sue Rayonier

The Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) today gave notice to Rayonier Inc. of its intent to file suit against the company for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia…

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has doubled its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the Sept. 4 death of Emily Drury.…

After internal review on Benghazi report, CBS puts reporter, producer on leave

CBS has asked Lara Logan, the 60 Minutes correspondent whose recent story on a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to have multiple flaws,…

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Journey to the future Star Trek-style as Farragut Films hosts Farragut Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at its 10,000-sq.ft. film production studio at 516 W.…

Jury orders Newegg to pay $2.3 million in ‘patent troll’ case

The online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on web encryption, after a Texas jury rejected its argument that a claim from the company TQP Development was invalid.…

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV again, this time to fix oil and fuel leaks that could cause engine fires.The hot-selling SUV has been recalled seven times since it…

Bacon head coach says goodbye after one season

Coaching sports at any level is hard and can be cruel because there are no guarantees for job security. Bacon County head coach Hildrick Garrison, who went 4-6 in his…

Bacon sheriff: Inmate’s recent jail escape was ‘definitely preventable’

Sheriff Richard Foskey says he wants other officials here to take the escape of female inmate Krystal Crapps to heart. “I’ve been asking for a cover over the exercise yard…

Barbara Phillips, 77

NOV 25 2013 — Mrs. Barbara Ann Lewis Phillips, 77, of Waynesville went home to be with The Lord Friday at Hospice of The Golden Isles in Brunswick. Barbara was…

Harvey Johns, 72

NOV. 25, 2013 — Harvey Elmer Johns, 72, of Kingsland passed away Friday afternoon at his residence, following an extended illness. Born in Nahunta,  his parents were the late Perry…

Removal of DeKalb school board members constitutional

Georgia’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law the governor used earlier this year to remove six members of the DeKalb County is constitutional. The 47-page opinion released Monday states…

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Pam Renshaw had just crashed her four-wheeler into a bonfire in rural Folkston, Georgia, and her skin was getting seared in the flames. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, pulled her away…

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Tyler Harris wants to follow in Blake Bortles' footsteps as the next great quarterback to come out of UCF.…

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a drug suspect. Jarvis Alex Small is 27 years old and wanted on failure to appear, possession…

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

 Its handling of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is just the latest controversy to hit the Tallahassee Police Department. A handful of grand juries recently have…

Hortense soldier among 89 returning home

Hortense soldier among 89 returning home

Spc. Britton Williams of Hortense kisses his little girl, Aubreigh, at the Brunswick airport Saturday on his return from Afghanistan along with 89 other members of the 848th Engineer Co.…

Sheriff confirms Waynesville death, but name, cause not released

UPDATE: Brantley County Sheriff Jack Whisenant has confirmed that a death occurred in Waynesville Saturday but has not confirmed the identity of the victim or the cause of death. The Enterprise…

Former Brunswick police officer indicted in hidden camera case

A former Brunswick city police officer was indicted Friday by a Glynn County grand jury on charges of using a hidden camera to spy on a minor girl in her…

PJ’s spotted at Brantley library

PJ’s spotted at Brantley library

What do you wear to a Pajama Reading Party? Well, PJ’s of course! …

Busload of soldiers to pass through Brantley Saturday

A bus carrying soldiers on their way home from Afghanistan — including one from Brantley — is expected to pass through Nahunta about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The soldiers will land…

Microsoft opens store at St. Johns Town Center

People were lined up for blocks this morning outside a Microsoft retail store that will open its doors for the first time today at the St. Johns Town Center. The…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A Gainesville, Ga., man has been arrested for stealing an alligator from the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, reports the Albany Herald. According to an Albany Police Department report, aquarium employee…

Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge cane-grinding set for Saturday

It will be sticky and sweet in the syrup shed on Chesser Island Saturday when the refuge holds its annual sugar cane boil. Visitors to the ONWR will be able…

Cost of living is going up in Homeland

It’s a familiar lament — “prices go up every year” — and one that will hold true for homeowners in Homeland next year. At their regular meeting last week, the…

VA officials admit hospital botched gastrointestinal program

Health care administrators at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital botched its gastrointestinal program so badly that it had to re-engineer its floor plan…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A homeless man has been charged with stealing the alligator, which has been returned to the Flint RiverQuarium. Source: Albany Herald  …

Protests over GRU dog experiments schedule for today

Two protests have been scheduled in response to a Humane Society investigation that found questionable practices in a Georgia Regents University dental implant experiment on dogs. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia Apply…

Aldi submits plans for Rome grocery store

The documents indicate the new store will be located where the Village Theaters now sits. Source: Rome News-Tribune Manhattan developer wants to build skyscrapers in Atlanta Developers are pitching three towers…

John McCallum joins race for 1st Congressional District seat

McCallum is a resident of St. Simons Island and former Newt Gingrich aide; he’s the sixth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jack Kingston’s House District seat. Source: Savannah Morning News…

Fatal tanker truck crash closes parts of Ga. 17 until Monday

The tanker carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline exploded in the accident and the ensuing fire has damaged parts of the highway. Source: Savannah Morning News JFK assassination: A look at…

Faye Richardson, 73

Nov. 21 — Faye Wyonell Marshall Richardson, 73, of Nahunta passed away Wednesdayat Altamaha Healthcare in Jesup following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.…

Holiday Happening is Thursday evening

he annual Okefenokee Chamber Holiday Happening will be held this Thursday, November 21, beginnging at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall at Folkston Baptist church. The event features gift displays…

Fire damages old Pic’s garage

Fire damages old Pic’s garage

State unemployment down .2 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September.…

Wayne County teacher remembers UGA student from Hortense as involved

A community in Georgia is still reeling from the death of a University of Georgia student. Rebecca Greene was from Hortense in Brantley County, west of Brunswick. She went to…

Brunswick businesswoman convicted in $4 million Medicaid fraud, identity theft scheme

Federal prosecutors say a coastal Georgia woman has been convicted in a $4 million Medicaid fraud and identity theft scheme. Authorities said Wednesday that 47-year-old Schella Logan Hope, of Brunswick,…

Ware man murdered in mobile home park

The Ware County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in finding out who shot to death a resident of mobile home park on Carswell Avenue late Monday. Billy Gene Wallace, 40,…

Meth lab thought to be cause of mobile home fire

A call to a mobile home fire became a crime scene Monday, where lawmen suspect a methamphetamine lab exploded, seriously injuring a Blackshear man inside. Stephen P. Gill, 44, was…

Camden delays action on micro brewery request

WOODBINE —The Camden County Board of Commissioners this week delayed the approval of request by Ronald and Catherine Lewis to locate a micro brewery at 4457 Dover Bluff Road in…

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent Mike Long has been named to the State Board of Education.Long learned Monday afternoon that he will be sworn in Dec. 2, kicking off four days of…

Three suspects arrested in Brunswick robbery

Three men have been charged in the November 5 armed robbery at Dona Vita Store located in the 1900 block of Norwich Street. The three suspects entered the store with…

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC – located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw…

Body of missing Hortense UGA student found

Body of missing Hortense UGA student found

Authorities on have located the body of a University of Georgia student from Hortense who was reported missing earlier in the day by her boyfriend.…

Charles Johnson, 82

Nov. 18 — Riverside Community- Charles Ashley Johnson, 82, of the Riverside Community passed away Sunday  his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.,at…

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop and chase Monday morning leads to the arrest of a 42-year-old man. At about 8:15 a.m., deputies with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office spotted a possible stolen…

Brunswick Police Department arrest suspect in attempted rape case

A 33-year-old man is arrested in connection with a November 6 assault and attempted rape at Howard Coffin Park, authorities say. Police say Detective Carla Futch with the Brunswick Police…

Touch DNA from pistol grip used to convict Waycross man of murder

A Ware County, Ga., jury convicted a Waycross man Friday of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a drug dealer in what investigators believe began as robbery,…

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Clayton County will lose about 100 jobs February 1, when the Target in Morrow closes after about 18 years of business, a city official told Clayton Daily News. The store…

Restaurant owner fined for flying too many flags

A McDonough business owner who was fined for flying patriotic flags above his restaurant may get to keep the flags after all, reports Fox 5 Atlanta. The business owner told…

Alma City Council says no to fire department takeover

Members of the Alma City Council rejected the Bacon County Board of Commissioners’ recent decision to forfeit their stake in the Alma/Bacon County Fire Department. “I think we should leave…

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

ALMA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested three suspects at a local motel Sunday, November 3, on federal firearms charges. In federal custody are 55-year-old James Joseph Seyfried and…

Crisp Regional Hospital gets ‘top performer’ status

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognized Crisp Regional. Source: Cordele Dispatch Technology advances could lead to improved patient care Through technology and other changes…

Two giant pandas’ shipment to China delayed

The zoo says both pandas are healthy, but delaying their departure will allow them to develop sufficient reserves for their long journey and transition period in their new home. Source: Athens…

President of West Georgia Technical College to leave

Dr. Skip Sullivan will leave West Georgia Technical College to become president at Alfred State College in New York. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian GRU president clarifies statement on population decline in Augusta…

Briggs Equipment to bring 100 jobs to Fulton County

Briggs Equipment is opening its new 120,000 sq.ft. operations center today. Source: Clayton News Daily Regency Mall in Augusta up for lease again The owners of the defunct Regency Mall are…

National Infantry Foundation ranks #1 in donations

The National Infantry Foundation raised $51,507 during the 24-hour “flash mob” of giving. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday • Georgia Gives: Our area both gives, receives “Georgia charitable and nonprofit organizations statewide were hoping…

Hospital closings devastate rural counties in Georgia

What happens when a rural community loses a hospital? Jobs disappear. Hopes for economic development fade. Residents look for a new route to the nearest hospital. Georgia has seen three…

Georgia lawmaker pushes for elected local superintendents

A Georgia lawmaker is traveling the state trying to build support for his constitutional amendment to allow local school districts to elect their superintendent instead of a board appointment. Rep.…

Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Glynn County

A Griffin bicyclist was killed while riding in an annual fundraising ride through four counties bordering the Altamaha River, the Georgia State Patrol said. Walter Berg, 47, was riding north…

Investigators at Cole Ridge after death reported

Investigators at Cole Ridge after death reported

The Brantley Enterprise has confirmed reports of a  death — perhaps a homicide — in Waynesville which occurred early Friday or late Thursday. Information so far indicates that Tomeshia Nycole…

Opinion: Obamacare total is a pitiful number

No wonder why President Obama didn’t want to tell Americans how many people have enrolled in Obamacare through its troubled website, which opened for business Oct. 1. According to The…

After the Obamacare train wreck

Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it. The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly…

Camden deputy sheriff dressed as black jail inmate

A Camden County deputy sheriff has been suspended without pay after photos surfaced of him dressed in blackface as a jail inmate for a Halloween party. WSAV-TV (http://bit.ly/1a2OVDP) reported Wednesday…

Rayonier asking Wayne for $1.5 million in tax refunds

Rayonier Forest Resources still wants $1.5 million in past property-tax payments refunded. And the Wayne County Board of Tax Assessors still wants Rayonier to wait for a revaluation of its…

Man charged in Pierce County church cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has charged…

School transportation director resigns following board decision

School transportation director resigns following board decision

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews announced his resignation at the end of the regular Monday meeting of the board of education, after the board failed to take…

Camden eyes craft beer permit request

WOODBINE — The Camden County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to locate a micro or craft beer distillery at its regular meeting Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Ronald…

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

A Bethune Middle School teacher and Charlton County High School  assistant football coach resigned last week after being suspended from his job for “inappropriate conduct.” Jimmy Harris was suspended by…

Disabled CSX train blocks Nahunta crossings

Disabled CSX train blocks Nahunta crossings

Law enforcement officers were called to direct traffic today as a disabled CSX train blocked several streets in Nahunta.  …

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett tells The Times investigators…

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

The pastor of a church in Macon apparently shot himself fatally after returning to his home from Sunday services, authorities said. The Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., pastor of Bibb Mount…

Former Waycrossan Hayne ‘Mac’ McCondichie dies at 84 |

Hayne “Mac” McCondichie, 84, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died recently after a brief illness. Hayne was born in Waycross, Ga., on February 19, 1929. He graduated from the Georgia…

Jesup man killed, passenger injured in pickup crash, GSP says

An Odum man killed in a Sunday night crash and his passenger who was injured were not wearing seat belts, the Georgia state patrol said. J. Steve Beverly, 50, was…

Waycross mom: Adults bullied baby

Waycross mom: Adults bullied baby

Some are calling them “mean moms.” They are mothers making fun of other people’s children on social media. First Coast News spoke to a local woman who said her “miracle…

Former NY Times journalist: Newspaper is now the President’s ‘propaganda arm’

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin used to work for The New York Times, but he claims they were a different newspaper back then. “The Times that…

Braves to relocate to Cobb County in 2017

The Atlanta Braves are relocating to Cobb County at the intersection of I-75 and I-285. “We are excited to announce plans to build a world-class stadium, which will open in…

Amazon taps post office for Sunday deliveries

Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing most notably, delivering…

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House, one of America’s favorite breakfast franchises for nearly 50 years, has inked deals in the past 30 days to open eight new restaurants in three different states. The…

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White…

Four suspects detained after gunman opens fire at Kennesaw Waffle House

Police have detained four suspects after someone fired at a Waffle House in Cobb County. The shooting happened Friday. Police said there was a disturbance in the early morning, causing…