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Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

The body of a 35-year-old Columbia man who died near the finish of Saturday’s Savannah marathon road race was released Sunday evening and was to be transported to South Carolina,…

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday is Georgia Gives Day, a statewide day to support nonprofits. The goal of the day, the second annual, is to raise as much money as possible for Georgia organizations…

Artist builds home from shipping containers

Artist builds home from shipping containers

Julio Garcia, an artist, architect and designer famous for his mixed media prints built for himself a home and studio from shipping containers in Savannah. In creating his home, he…

Woman pays high price for hospital shutdown

.At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four…

Charlton voters approve SPLOST, Gowan wins

Unofficial election results for the countywide SPLOST referendum show 80% of the voters were in favor of the penny sales tax. The measure passed 893 yes, 231 no. In Folkston,…

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

Local voters approved the renewal of Wayne County’s E-SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax for education) by a margin of 2,501 (69 percent) to 1,122 (31 percent) in a…

Pierce voters approve SPLOST; Larson, Johnson win in Blackshear; Denison, Leggett and Smith win in Patterson

Only about one in five registered Pierce County voters went to the polls Tuesday, but those who did overwelming voted – by a 4-to-1 margin – to approve a 1%…

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth. The European…

Cow dump for dollars

Cow dump for dollars

As people gathered around the field at BCMS the question on everyone's mind was the same. Where would Ms. Scarlet — the cow in the picture — make her "movement."…

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

Employees at the Family Practice Clinic are the latest to feel the impact of Charlton Memorial Hospital’s ongoing financial woes. Hospital CEO H.D. Cannington confirmed Friday evening that clinic staff…

Unpaid clinic workers: ‘We love our jobs, but can’t afford to work without pay’

Employees at the hospital’s Family Practice Clinic found out last week withdrawals from their paychecks for health insurance have not been paid to Blue Cross/Blue Shield. A little more than…

Charlton County burn victim paid painful price for hospital closing

At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four…

Gloves are off in Bacon fire department/EMS negotiations

City and county officials fail to agree on which government will take over daily operations of Fire/EMS  — and under what terms — after tensions flare at joint Tuesday meeting…

Search on for suspects in Bacon shooting of Waycross man

A Waycross man is expected to recover after becoming the victim of a shooting in Southwest Bacon County last Saturday, November 2. Emergency responders were called to the scene on…

Snake eyes Big Z

Snake eyes Big Z

Kids get up close to one of several python snakes on display at this year's Big Z Warehouse sale at Twin Oaks Park. (Photo by Chris Buchanan)…

Brunswick man one of eight indicted on child pornography charges in New Orleans

A Brunswick man was one of eight men were indicted Friday on charges involving the sexual exploitation and victimization of children, the New Orleans U.S. attorneys office announced. Those indicted…

House arrest recommended for Georgian in Misissippi bribery case – SFGate

Federal prosecutors are recommending house arrest for a Georgia woman charged with bribing a Mississippi school superintendent in a district that spent $1.4 million to use her reading program for…

Driver critical after train versus vehicle accident

A Waycross woman is in critical condition after an accident involving a train off of Knight Avenue in Waycross, Thursday night. According to a report filed by Trooper First Class…

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

A couple having sex in a Georgia Waffle House parking lot was busted on Sunday, according to police. But that isnt even the weird part.Loganville authorities said the woman was…

Jason Carter to Run for Ga. Governor

Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats…

CCHS teacher suspended

Charlton County Superintendent of Schools John Lairsey confirmed today that CCHS teacher and coach Jimmy Harris has been suspended for “inappropriate conduct pending further investigation”. “There are a lot of…

Georgia man flicked lighter near gas tank, setting wife ablaze, officials say

A Georgia man was arrested after he flicked his cigarette lighter near the gas tank of his truck and touched off an explosion and fire that left his wife with…

Satilla’s redbreast back in a big way after flathead eradication

“Rooster” redbreast are back in the Satilla River in number and size. Locals describe them as being “as big as a dinner plate” and they’ve been in short supply for…

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

After a 214-year run as one of Georgia’s oldest surviving homes, Augusta’s Goodale House soon might be headed for the brickyard. Built in 1799 and added to the National Register…

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Over the past week, two floating structures on opposite sides of the country have provoked a lot of speculation: Early on, the Internet settled on Google as a likely culprit.…

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs…

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

More than 1,000 University of Georgia students and fans hit the island’s beach Friday for the annual beach party before Saturday’s game in Jacksonville. And that was before the party,…

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

A 23-year-old mayor was shot and his mother tied up during an attempted robbery at their Georgia home last night. Dawson mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times in the…

Charles Edward Hall, Sr., 55

October 28 –– Charles Edward “Ed” Hall, Sr., 55, of Thalmann, Ga. passed away Monday afternoon at his sister’s residence in Sardis following an extended illness. Visitation was held Wednesday…

Food stamp cuts to take effect Friday

Americans on food stamps will see a reduction in benefits starting Friday. For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits, that’s $36 less per month for food on…

Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids

Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending…

Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots fired

A “ground stop” has been issued for planes scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. A ground stop means flights destined for the…

‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Ender’s Game’ make headlines around state

Filming in Georgia: ‘Dumb and Dumber To” shoots at Gwinnett Center Source: Gwinnett Daily Post • “The Walking Dead” starts filming today in Griffin Source: Griffin Daily News  • “The Walking Dead” convention to…

Federal prosecutors reopen probe into Lowndes County student’s death

Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists someone must have killed him. Source: Macon Telegraph • U.S. Department of Justice opens formal review…

Southeast forest preservation projects announced

A five year effort is being launched to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast. Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP South River Trail to connect monastery with Panola Mountain  Source: Rockdale Citizen Columbus’ new…

Student newspapers work to make ends meet

The University of Georgia’s Red and Black and the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily have recently cut back the number of days they publish print editions. Source: New York Times Hall…

Georgia pecan industry reeling from drop in production

Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to pecan scab disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year. Source: Albany Herald  Developer pulls…

Sen. Isakson teams up with Sen. Manchin on legislation to delay health care penalties

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, has teamed with Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, to draft legislation delaying until 2015 the imposition of penalties on those who…

Local charities prepare for cut to food stamp benefits

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires. Source: NPR.org…

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Guy Heinze Jr. was sentenced Thursday to serve eight life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the brutal beating deaths of his father and seven others in…

Congress passing laws without thinking

If Congress and the federal bureaucracy in Washington really want to make a positive difference in the lives of Americans including the president, then they should carefully think through something…

Norton named 2013 homecoming queen

Norton named 2013 homecoming queen

Read more in this week's issue of the Enterprise, your favorite newspaper since 1920!…

Guy Heinze Jr. to be sentenced Thursday in murder of father, 7 others

After two excruciating weeks, a Glynn County jury found Heinze guilty Friday of eight counts of murder, attempted murder and two drug violations. After death was removed as an option,…

Airport loses grant money for power line relocation

Airport projects will be set back nearly two years after an announcement at Tuesday’s airport authority meeting that the grant funding for a $600,000 power line relocation is now gone.…

School bullies rip scalp of 8-year-old Carroll County girl

The family of an 8-year-old Carroll County girl said she was bullied so severely she had to be taken to the emergency room. Dorris Bearden said her granddaughter’s hair was…

More cases to be connected to suspects in last week’s Bacon drug arrests

ALMA  — The Bacon County Sheriff’s Department is expected to connect at least two past drug investigations to  suspects arrested in the latest marijuana growth investigation last week. Investigators seized…

Bacon Fire department’s future could be decided in Tuesday meeting

The decision as to which local government entity will take sole responsibility of the Alma/Bacon County Fire and EMS Departments could be final by the end of the week. Members…

Government document: Health site posed ‘high’ security risk

An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a “high” security risk for President Barack Obama’s new health…

Joe Klein: With Obama, the buck stops nowhere

Still, I expected more from Obama. I expected more at the Veterans Administration, since the President said that making sure that our veterans received the best treatment really mattered to…

Most in Wayne have no idea what ACA means if it does work

What do you do to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act ACA? How can you find out?Thousands of uninsured residents of Wayne County simply have no answer. The…

Blackshear man charged with soliciting, receiving child pornography

A 19-year-old Pierce County man remains jailed awaiting trial on charges that he solicited child pornography then received images from a man who was molesting a 7-year-old boy, court records…

The new secession movement

There’s a big race right now to become the 51st state. Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create…

Woman with Brantley arrest warrant nabbed in Pierce

A woman with an outstanding arrest warrant in Brantley County has been charged with possession of cocaine and a schedule II controlled substance (methadone) as well as prescription drugs not…

Retired chief deputy dies in fire

Retired chief deputy dies in fire

The Thomas County Sheriff R. Carlton Powell stood silent as he looked over the red house that belonged to his long time friend Walter Hadley. Hadley was a retired Chief…

Dot Ham

Dot Ham died around midnight Friday. Tentative plans released by the family are to meet at the residence Saturday afternoon and go to Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta Sunday from…

Parents of Valdosta teen demand coroner’s inquest into death

Parents of Valdosta teen demand coroner’s inquest into death

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Valdosta teen found dead inside a rolled-up mat in his high school’s gym, have petitioned a judge to order a coroner’s inquest into the…

Jax aviation authority security chief’s resignation near

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s director of security is on paid leave while his bosses seek his resignation, though the official reason remains a mystery. Sources familiar with Wednesday’s action against…

Waycross woman dies in crash with farm tractor

A Waycross woman died Thursday night when her vehicle crashed into a farm tractor south of Alma, the Georgia State Patrol said. Merita Lanelle Hinnant, 48, was traveling south on…

Wayne hospital has no idea how to operate with Obamacare changes

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and its implementation in Wayne County. The first installment deals with…

Gingrey calls for Sebelius’ resignation

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) called yesterday for resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the failure of healthcare.gov, federal website where Americans are supposed to…

US House bill has key Savannah Harbor provision

US House bill has key Savannah Harbor provision

A bill that’s passed the U.S. Houseincludes a key provision for deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. The House voted a near-unanimous 417-3 Wednesday to approve $8.2…

Navy: New submarine program still top priority

Navy officials call the replacement of Ohio-class submarines home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and at the Pacific base in Bangor, Washington, the services “top priority program.” And if…

Live Blog: Guy Heinze Jr. guilty on all counts

2:50 p.m. A Glynn County jury has found Guy Heinze Jr. guilty of eight counts of malice murder, one count of aggravated assault and two drug charges in the Aug.…

Juror excused in Guy Heinze Jr. death penalty murder trial, deliberations start over

A juror has been excused from the panel in Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder trial. Judge Stephen Scarlett put a woman alternate on the jury and ordered them to…

After announcing deadlock, Heinze jury resumes deliberations Friday

Having announced a 9-3 deadlock Thursday on the murder charges against Guy Heinze Jr., the jury in his death penalty murder trial nonetheless will keep deliberating. The foreman of the…

Jury deadlocked on murder charges in Heinze death penalty trial

The jury in Guy Heinze Jr.s death penalty  murder trial told Judge Stephen Scarlett Thursday it is deadlocked 9-3 on the eight malice murder and one aggravated assault charges.The foreman…

Some of world’s largest shipping cranes have new Savannah home

Some of world’s largest shipping cranes have new Savannah home

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on  the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which would authorize federal spending for water-related infrastructure projects nationwide. One of those projects…

Brantley residents honored for heroism

Two men who risked their lives when they pulled a woman from a burning car this month have been honored by the Camden County Commission. Ronnie Moore  and Shannon Gibson…

Lonnie ‘Cecil’ Harris, 71

NAHUNTA — Lonnie “Cecil” Harris, 71, of Nahunta passed away late Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following a sudden illness. A visitation will be held Thursday at…

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

“That’s a Confederate soldier,” Tommy Benton says, pointing to a new bronze statue on the square in his hometown. Three years ago, the GOP state representative helped raise $50,000 to…

House could vote today on water bill

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote today on a water authorization bill that, among other things, would move the Savannah Harbor deepening project closer to reality. The Water Resources…

Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweep Brantley in state playoffs

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

Buzzard battle rages on in Homeland

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

Charlton County going to grow $$$ on trees

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

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

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

Port Wentworth police bust 10 in underage alcohol sales operation

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

Prosecution rests in Brunswick mobile home slayings trial

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

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

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

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

Iraq veterans SpongeBob gravestone removed

An Iraq war veterans towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds.…

Criminal probe launched after students fight in Bacon County

An off-campus fight between high school students last week is now a criminal investigation with the Bacon County Sheriffs Office. WTOC received a video of the fight. Superintendent Dr. Laine…

Wife files suit against officers involved in husband’s death

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

OPINION: Putting more bite into ethics law long overdue

“It’s possible, if not probable, that Georgia could put teeth into its notoriously gummy ethics oversight system early next year. And under the right (or wrong, depending on one’s perspective)…

Georgia officials to revisit interbasin water transfers

For the first time, the state will have a way to transfer water from reservoirs on one stream and move it to another that is depleted by drought. Environmental organizations…

Spongebob movies wraps up filming in downtown Savannah

The big movie shoot came to end Friday in downtown Savannah. Cars packed up, signs taken down and roads re-opened. For a week and a half Broughton Street was transformed…

‘The Walking Dead’ inspires new convention in Atlanta

Cable TV’s “The Walking Dead” has inspired a new convention, a podcast, and a one-man play. The podcast and Atlanta-based convention are the creations of Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier,…

Telegraph reporter runs with the bulls near Atlanta

It’s over, and I’m dripping red. I’m bruised and throbbing. It feels like someone kicked me in the ribs and punched me in the jaw. People have asked me why…

Cain to local church: U.S. is troubled

Black, white, young and old crowded into the Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs on Sunday to listen to former presidential candidate, the Rev. Herman Cain, speak of…

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

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

Houston County landfill wins national award

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

UGA out of top 25 list in football rankings

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

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

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

Video: Rep. Kingston speaks on Affordable Care Act

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

Veterans fight child predators in new program

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

Pierce deputy arrested for assisting meth trafficking, denied bond

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

SEB welcomes Brantley County

SEB welcomes Brantley County

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

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

A Treasure Valley woman bought a home in Nampa, only to find out later that she only owns half of it. She owns the front half of the property, while…

Kingston leads money race for Georgia Senate seat

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

Report: Health-care exchange website woes widen

Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is making it difficult to handle even a trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a…

Former Bacon fire chief to fight termination

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

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students in suburban Atlanta school say a dare prompted two students to perform a sex act in a high school cafeteria. A student at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga.,…

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

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

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

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

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

City of Carrollton goes after blighted properties

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

Black women more at risk of poor outcomes from breast cancer

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

Gwinnett County officials approve fertilizer project at water plant

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

Valdosta State University gets Christa McAuliffe Award

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

Mannington Mills to add 200 jobs with $50 million investment

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

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville

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

Early County suspects hiding out after attempted home burglary

Three men are still on the run Monday night after a long manhunt Sunday night. The men shot a man’s dog during the attempted burglary attempt at the Early County…

GOP comes to Deal’s defense on ethics

In politics, one of the most important rules is never miss an opportunity to take a shot at the other side. Last month, Georgia’s Democratic and Republican parties attacked each…

BOE attorney takes state post in Atlanta

BOE attorney takes state post in Atlanta

Tracy Altman represents the school board at a recent legal matter. (Photo by Ken Buchanan)…

CoastFest

CoastFest

Face painting was just one small part of the CoastFest experience this year where education and fun were all part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ event held this…

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

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

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

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

Filming in Georgia: SpongeBob cart crash ends with restaurant damage

A member of the film crew for the “SpongeBob Squarepants 2” movie caused an accident Wednesday morning that sent a woman to the hospital and damaged a downtown building, according…

Fort Stewart to hold drive-thru flu clinic beginning Wednesday

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

Fish plentiful in Ogeechee River, but fishermen wary

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

Ga. Tech-Savannah offers veterans training and transition program

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

Sunbelt Ag Expo begins Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

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

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

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

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

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

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

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

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

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

It’s Oke Fest time!

It’s Oke Fest time!

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

Strange happenings: 7-foot fork found in Statesboro

A huge metal fork reported stolen earlier this year was found propped against a utility pole along a busy highway Wednesday. Statesboro Police Advanced Patrol Officer Justin Samples, the public…

Firearms deer season begins October 19

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

Coca-Cola vending machine adjusts price of beverage depending on temperature outside

The Coca-Cola Spain vending machines at water and amusement parks charged three different prices for the product, Limon & Nada, depending on the temperature. For temperatures above 86 degrees, the…

Federal government drama hits Blackshear area

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

Parents of Valdosta teen upset over missing organs

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said Thursday that they have a new reason to suspect signs of foul…

Kudzu bugs plaguing soybean farmers

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

Gov. Deal tours West Georgia Technical College

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

Japanese auto supplier to build plant in Carrollton

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

Government shutdown: Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB closed

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

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

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

Georgia Supreme Court: Part of LOST law unconstitutional

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

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

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

Waycross officer says man lunged with meat fork

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

Child hit by truck in Coffee County dies

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

Ohio school fined nearly $100,000 for displaying Jesus painting

An Ohio school was forced to pay a $95,000 fine for displaying a painting of Jesus in its hallway. The case against the Jackson City School District was brought by…

Ware jail officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

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

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

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

Brunswick leaders seek ideas for Mary Ross Waterfront Park

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

Michelle Nunn raises $1.7 million

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn raised more than $1.7 million between July and September, her Senate campaign said Tuesday, a fast start for the first-time candidate. Nunn, who announced her campaign…

Jekyll Island master plan available for review

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

Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined

A new study shows that deaths from prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled during the past decade, suggesting that a stronger response is needed. More people are dying in the US from prescription…

Medical Center moving to start graduate medical program in 2014

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

Kudzu bugs a problem for farmers in Georgia

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