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Southwest Airlines named official airline of College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta

Southwest is also to be official airline of the Atlanta Falcons. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Cash America buys 34 pawn lending locations in Georgia and North Carolina The deal includes 31…

Rep. Scot Turner spoke at UGA on Obamacare

Turner said, “That money has strings attached to it back to D.C. D.C. is pulling every string on every dollar, making your local government exactly what D.C. wants it to…

Former Prisoners of War to tell stories

National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day is Sept. 20. In honor of that day, the National Park Service, the Friends of Andersonville and Georgia Southwestern State University are…

None injured in car-versus-semi accident

None injured in car-versus-semi accident

An afternoon accident involving a semi truck and a car resulted in no major injuries according to first responders, Thursday.…

Half sister of slain toddler: Mother’s story didn’t add up

Half sister of slain toddler: Mother’s story didn’t add up

Lawyers representing a Brunswick man on trial in the shooting death of a toddler cannot introduce allegations that the slain child’s mother abused drugs, traded sex for drugs or mistreated…

Mother of toddler slain during robbery testifies

Mother of toddler slain during robbery testifies

Sherry West gave a tearful testimony Tuesday in the murder trial of the Brunswick man accused of shooting to death her baby in his stroller. She said two youths came…

Community must be cautious of rabid wildlife

Another fox - the second this month - has scratched or bitten a resident of the Golden Isles. Officials with the Coastal Health District suspect the animals were rabid, carriers…

ASPCA rescues 367 dogs from three-state dog fighting ring

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), at the request of the United States Attorney’s Office and…

To our readers…

The Brantley Enterprise is considering an increase in the price of the newspaper at newsstands and the cost of subscriptions. When corporations plan on making major changes they often clear…

‘Crazy Clown’ synthetic marijuana may have been made in Brunswick

So-called synthetic marijuana that has sickened at least 11 people in Glynn County since Friday may have been made locally, Police Chief Matt Doering said Monday.…

Pierce County favored in 1-AAA

Region 1-AAA was formed last season after the GHSA made a major realignment — and Pierce County took advantage of its new surroundings by rolling through region play with a…

Jekyll Island may lose its post office and zip code

The governing authority of this state-owned island is working on an agreement to save the number 31527. That’s the island’s zip code, and the Jekyll Island Authority wants to save…

Witness: Elkins hid a gun under neighbor’s sofa day baby was shot

Witness: Elkins hid a gun under neighbor’s sofa day baby was shot

A Brunswick teen accused of killing a 13-month-old hid a pistol that his mother later took to a pond where police found it, prosecution witnesses testified Monday. That testimony came…

Waycross College Foundation renamed to honor founding president Dr. James M. Dye

Waycross College Foundation renamed to honor founding president Dr. James M. Dye

    The Waycross College Foundation has changed its name to honor the founding president of the former Waycross College whose vision created the non-profit organization 37 years ago.  The…

AP Bulletin: Chemical weapons used in Syria

AP: Kerry says chemical weapons were used in Syria, accuses Assad of destroying evidence.…

Georgia Power warns of suspicious phone calls

More than 70 Georgia Power residential and business customers have reported to the company that they’re getting phone calls of threats to get their power turned off unless they pay…

Long County drowning victim, 11, identified

Fifteen feet of water may not sound that deep to an experienced swimmer, but it was apparently too much for an 11-year old Long County girl. Authorities say the child…

Boy loses fight against brain-eating parasite found in southeast

A Florida boy who contracted a rare, brain-eating amoeba lost his courageous battle Saturday. 12-year-old Zachary Reyna died at a hospital in Miami with his family by his side, exactly…

Albany gets new heart cath technology

Phoebe Putney Memorial now has a cutting-edge cardiovascular imaging system in its cath lab. Source: Albany Herald   North Georgia clinics offer drive-thru flu shots Source: Dalton Daily Citizen   Wayne Memorial…

McDonough: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary needs help

The sanctuary is home to more than 1,000 animals — lions, tigers and bears included — and needs to raise its current 8 foot fencing to 16 feet. Source: Henry Daily…

Former Dalton State professor talks about misconceptions re: the South

Larry Cooper, who has released a book titled “Lincoln’s Land,” on his genealogy and the Civil War’s impact on eastern Tennessee, talks about his family being Unionist, not Confederate. Source: Dalton…

Beretta Firearms considers move to Upson County

If the company chooses Upson County, it could mean 450 to 500 jobs for the area; Beretta Firearms dates back to 1526. Source: Thomaston Times Cotton farmers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about this…

Rep. John Barrow talks about Obamacare, fiscal crisis, port

Rep. John Barrow expressed his frustration with Congress when talking with editors at the Statesboro Herald. Source: Statesboro Herald Obamacare: Part-time teachers won’t be covered Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday   • Health care reform…

State’s freight corridor network includes I-985

The official network is intended as “a cohesive and complete map of the state’s priority of roads for freight movements,” according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Source: Gainesville Times Study…

Three more treated in Brunswick Sunday for smoking ‘spice’

The owner of a Brunswick smoke shop surrendered his entire inventory of “spice” after three people were taken to the hospital Sunday with reactions to smoking it, Glynn County Police…

Synthetic marijuana warning issued after 8 hospitalized

Synthetic marijuana warning issued after 8 hospitalized – http://pulse.me/s/pAfWp…

Volunteer uses social media to find homes for animals

Volunteer uses social media to find homes for animals

A Waycross woman is using Facebook and YouTube to find friends for dogs. As often as she can, Charlotte de la Vergne takes her video and still cameras to the Okefenokee…

Brantley road closures continue

Extreme weather and flooding continued to plague Brantley County this week leading to the closing of school on Friday and a growing list of impassable roads. The list of roads…

Charlton Memorial Hospital will suspend operations Friday

Charlton Memorial Hospital will suspend operations Friday

Financially-burdened Charlton Memorial Hospital will halt operations indefinitely next Friday, according to a statement released Friday by the hospital. The move comes in wake of the hospital’s past requests for…

Nahunta resident turns 100 Aug. 30

Myrtle Rowell, a resident of Nahunta, will turn 100 years of age on Aug. 30. The Southern Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging and the Georgia Department of Human…

Eight hospitalized in Brunswick from reaction to smoking incense

Eight people were hospitalized Thursday night for severe reactions to smoking a form of incense or “spice,’’ Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. One of the smokers was reported…

Fort Hood killer guilty on all counts

The Associated Press has just reported that  Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan has been was found guilty on all counts in the Fort Hood massacre.…

Future of rural hospitals in question

Neil Ginty, campus administrator for Louis Smith Hospital in Lakeland and Berrien County hospital in Nashville, said a study by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the…

Georgia Sea Turtle Center to release two more turtles

  Two rehabilitated turtles, Cinnamon and Ebb, will be released today. Source: WALB-TV Audio: Georgia Tech’s Judith Curry on climate change Curry is a of the School of Earth and Atmospheric…

Two key leadership positions filled at Paine College

Edward Patrick, former controller for Clark Atlanta University, is now the vice president of administrative and fiscal affairs and Sam Sullivan will become provost and vice president of academic affairs,…

Aldi’s opens in LaGrange

Aldi’s opens in LaGrange The store has few frills, but it is designed that way to keep the costs down. The store features a warehouse-style layout without shelving. Source: LaGrange Daily…

Dalton Mayor Pennington raising funds for gubernatorial run

Pennington is challenging Gov. Deal for the GOP nomination for governor. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen State Sen. David Lucas denies he choked 14-year old autistic boy The incident allegedly happened during…

Thomasville church to commemorate fiftieth anniversary of King speech

First Missionary Baptist Church will hold the event at 4 p.m. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise 300 soldiers return to Hunter Army Airfield Source: Savannah Morning News Four key commands could be impacted at…

Savannah ordered to pay woman $12M over tree limb injury

A Savannah woman has been awarded $12 million against the city of Savannah for injuries suffered when a tree limb fell on her, reports Morris News Service. A jury on…

Cities cut hours over Obamacare

Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce…

U.S. Marshals capture Waycross fugitive on Tybee Island

U.S. Marshals Thursday captured a fugitive wanted in Waycross on Tybee Island. Mark Ashley Griffin, 37, was wanted on a 2006 warrant for failure to surrender to serve a sentence…

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

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

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

Henry ‘Tommy’ Tucker, 69

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

Georgia most expensive state to operate an automobile

Georgia is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Oregon is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Bankrate factored in the costs of gasoline, insurance,…

Video purports to show dozens of dead children after chemical attack

There are reports of new attacks in the Damascus suburbs just one day after an alleged chemical attack against innocent Syrian civilians killed dozens of children. United Nations teams are…

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

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

Georgia Southern warns students about HIV-positive man

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

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

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

Albany Tech and GSW sign agreements

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

Drones could be used by farmers to fight weeds and diseases

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

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

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

Updated version of New Georgia Encyclopedia is online

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

Barney Butler, 88

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

BULLETIN: Nasdaq halts trading

The AP has announced that Nasdaq has halted trading in Nasdaq-listed stocks and options due to a technical issue.…

Unemployment still in double digits in much of southeast Georgia

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

Smithsonian traveling roots music exhibit opens Saturday in Waycross

Smithsonian traveling roots music exhibit opens Saturday in Waycross

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

Wayne rains flood homes, close schools, wash away roadways

Wayne rains flood homes, close schools, wash away roadways

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

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

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

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

Drowning victim identified

Drowning victim identified

Emergency crews and a dive team were dispatched to the scene in an effort to find Gregory Wallace, 51, who did not resurface while swimming at the pond at about…

Former Long County Correctional Officer pleads guilty to murder

Former Long County Correctional Officer pleads guilty to murder

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

Deputies arrest two on burglary charges

Deputies arrest two on burglary charges

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

Vidalia hospital’s cath lab Wi-Fi saving lives

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

New GreenBelt section to open in Carrollton

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

Dalton State president hopes to grow college

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

Statesboro’s first restaurant with a microbrewery begins

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

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

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

Georgia’s road construction to be based on congestion relief

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

Juveniles safe after Satilla excursion goes awry

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

EMA to residents: Prepare for more flooding

EMA to residents: Prepare for more flooding

The Brantley County Emergency Management Agency is cautioning the public to prepare for yet another Satilla River flood this week as waters cross flood stage on Tuesday and surpass several…

Forever 21 reducing work hours due to ObamaCare

Forever 21 reducing work hours due to ObamaCare

Forever 21 Inc. is the latest national company to cut employee hours to counter the impact of ObamaCare. Policymic.com reported Forever 21 will limit non-management workers’ hours to 29.5 a…

GIAHA awards scholarship to McKenna

GIAHA awards scholarship to McKenna

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

Southeast Health District gets unspecified grant

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

NPR CEO Gary Knell announces he’s leaving for Nat Geo

NPR CEO Gary Knell announces he’s leaving for Nat Geo

After fewer than 21 months on the job, NPR CEO Gary Knell announced at mid-day Monday that he’s leaving the organization to become president and CEO at the National Geographic…

Woman killed as boat collides with Ogeechee train trestle

Authorities say a 25-year-old woman died Sunday after a boating accident on the Ogeechee River in the Savannah area. The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/18FkmBG) that police and paramedics responded…

Pamela Warren, 57

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

OPINION | The Water Wars: Deal right to fight if necessary

Welcome back to “the water wars.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared on Tuesday that he will file suit against Georgia for its “unchecked and growing consumption of water, which is…

Kevin McNie Mathie, 55

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

High school football player dies after scrimmage in Fulton County

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

Honeysuckle an invasive plant species in Georgia

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

University of North Georgia begins first full year as consolidated university

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

John Deere recalls 7,000 tractors made in Grovetown

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

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

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

DOT commissioner says changes likely to proposed I-75 connector

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

Georgia jobless rate up to 8.8 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the…

BCDA member in Atlanta as house burns

BCDA member in Atlanta as house burns

Firefighters were called to the residence of former Brantley County Board of Education and current Development Authority member Linda Marion today about 3 p.m. when her residence burst into flames.…

Atlanta company places solar power panel field in Homerville

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

Ware takes Valdosta 6-0 in scrimmage

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

Bacon defeats Brantley in Saturday scrimmage

Bacon defeats Brantley in Saturday scrimmage

Stopping power was on the Herons' side Saturday, but speed was not when they took on the Bacon County Raiders in a pre-season scrimmage that led to a 39-28 Raider…

Study: Electrified water kills pathogens in beef

University of Georgia researchers have used electrolyzed oxidizing water to sanitize poultry, kill funguses on nursery-grown plants and remove pathogens from produce. Now they’re using it to reduce shiga toxin-producing…

Bainbridge Manufacturing expected to spur job, economic growth

Bainbridge Manufacturing expected to spur job, economic growth

A new company is coming to south Georgia and is expected to bring about 250 jobs with it. The city of Bainbridge bought an empty 180-thousand square foot facility for…

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Jurors on Thursday acquitted Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill of 27 felony charges including theft and giving false statements, clearing the way for him to resume his law enforcement career…

Wayne County school board reduces taxes, furlough days

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

Brunswick man bitten by rabid fox

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

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

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

Reginald ‘Reggie’ Herrin, 78

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

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

A south Georgia woman has been arrested after a raid on a Thomasville home. Earnistine Yates was arrested August 15 after a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomasville…

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, the former state highway director who helped Jimmy Carter climb to the presidency and then joined his White House administration, died Thursday evening. He was 82. State Sen.…

Darlene Snowden, 51

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

Inez Popwell, 95

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

Adult obesity very high in 13 states, says CDC study

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

Cave-ins reported after near record rainfall Wednesday in Columbus

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

Douglas County school buses to get stop-arm cameras

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

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

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

Rep. Austin Scott speaks in Tift County

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

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

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

Dorothy O’Quinn Daniels, 77

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

John Glen Daniels, 51

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

Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78

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

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

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

Charlton County residents can pay taxes in their pajamas

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

St. George faces possible closure of post office

St. George faces possible closure of post office

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

Breaking: Possible tornado spotted by resident; significant weather advisory

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

Two doctors leave medical practice in Statesboro

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

Construction moving along at Smithgall Woodland Garden in Gainesville

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

USPS to revamp priority mail program

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

Rep. Phil Gingrey visits Milledgeville

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

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

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

State troopers, other officers idled over certification problems

Authorities say more than 10 percent of the sworn officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety are off the job until administrative glitches involving their certification can be worked…

Chemical explosion in Valdosta injures three, officials say

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

Power knocked out on Calvary Church Road

Power knocked out on Calvary Church Road

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that power has been knocked out by a county garbage truck which struck a power pole along Calvary Church Road this morning.…

Atkinson County may clean moldy health department and move it downtown

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

Two arrested for crystal meth possession, intent to distribute

Two arrested for crystal meth possession, intent to distribute

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

Teen girl faces manslaughter charge in arson that killed two children

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

Waynesville residents call for traffic light

Waynesville residents call for traffic light

Jesse Mobley told the Enterprise this week that he hopes to grow a strong community base for the project so when the time to sign petitions and other items comes…

Canine ‘Jerry Lee’ introduced to deputies

Canine ‘Jerry Lee’ introduced to deputies

At 91 pounds, Jerry Lee will be the smallest officer in the history of the force when he joins the Brantley County Sheriff's Office later this year.…

Slight millage rate reduction may be costly for BOE

A slight dip in the board of education millage this year may not save tax payers a huge amount of money for the coming year, but it will likely cost…

County OK’s slight reduction in tax millage rate

The regular monthly Brantley County Board of Commissioners meeting began Thursday with a called meeting to reconsider the 2014 budget and proposed millage rate, followed by a public hearing for…

Signs call for ‘Justice for Edith’

Signs posted along Brantley roads with an eye-catching tiffany blue ribbon garner attention from passersby begging the question "Justice for Edith?"…

Postal Service may withdraw from federal health benefits program

The United States Postal Service is expecting to run out of cash again – real soon.After the loss of another $740 million in the past quarter, and $3.9 billion over…

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

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

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state is going to sue the state of Georgia over its increased consumption of water that is limiting flow to the Apalachicola River. Scott…

Covington school officials: Student’s ‘God is Dead’ art will remain on display

Administrators at a Georgia high school say there are no plans to remove student artwork with the proclamation that “God is Dead!” despite complaints from at least one parent. Crystal…

Edward Blackman Sr., 77

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

Glynn faces $162,000 upcharge in murder trial relocation

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

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

The mother of a man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a life-long Braves fan. Connie Homer of Conyers,…

Former Waycross preacher indicted in April abduction of teenage wife

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

Nicholls woman dies in Monday night crash near Alma

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

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

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

Albany experts continue battle against childhood obesity

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

Monday was Savannah’s hottest day so far this year

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

Carrollton City Schools consider plan for CES addition

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

Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council seeks executive director

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

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

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

123 soldiers return to Hunter Army Airfield

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

Lawmakers move toward earlier 2014 primary date

There is growing support among leading politicians to move next year’s primary vote to the earliest date in Georgia history, a move some Republicans hope could prevent the contest for…

Race discrimination claims against Deen thrown out

A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big…

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

A North Georgia judge revealed this morning that FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman, former head of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, faces a criminal investigation in connection…

St. Marys police rounding up suspects in Sunday shooting death

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

Body found in Ogeechee River identified

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

St. Marys family left homeless by fire last week

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