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Judge sets tentative date in baby killing trial

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

NY weekly publisher sues over Tea Party probe

The owner of a weekly Westchester County newspaper has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Internal Revenue Service and FBI began investigating him for potential tax violations because of his…

Georgia Democratic State Party chairman to step down

Georgia Democratic State Party Chairman Mike Berlon announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his leadership role in the party. In an email from the Georgia Democratic State Party,…

Georgia Blueberry Commission announces recipe contest

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

Georgia film alliance wants to attract movie makers

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

The IRS vs. Citizens United

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

US shale oil supply shock shifts global power balance

A steeper-than-expected rise in US shale oil reserves is about to change the global balance of power between new and existing producers, a report says. Over the next five years,…

In honor…

In honor…

The Brantley County High School Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps ceremony held Monday at the courthouse gave Brantley Countians a chance to pay their respects to those who…

Teen court program gives kids second chance

Twelve-year-old Keion Wilson is in trouble. He was suspended from school for fighting and is in court for that facing a misdemeanor charge that could follow him for a long…

Rome fifth-grader’s act of kindness comes back to her

After Lindsey Johnson watched a promotional video for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in class at Pepperell Elementary School, the 11-year-old went home in tears. “She had seen the video…

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Brantley County High School graduates toss their mortarboards into the air Friday night after ceremonies held at Heron Field. More coverage in this week’s graduation edition! (Photo by Ken Buchanan)…

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

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

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

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

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

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

Study shows Georgia university classrooms are underutilized

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

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

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

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

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

Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Bad Grammar

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

Legal woes piling up for leader of Georgia Democrats

Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia’s Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing…

DC federal Judge apologizes for lack of transparency in leak probe

The chief judge of the District’s federal court issued an unusual order Wednesday, apologizing to the public and the media for not making certain court documents widely available online. The…

Obama making Bush look like a model of restraint

To a person, probably, most of Barack Obama’s supporters believed — a belief the candidate encouraged — that, if elected, he would rein in “the worst excesses” of President George…

‘Straight line’ winds wreak havoc

‘Straight line’ winds wreak havoc

Brantley winds may not have brought the same damage found in the midwest earlier this week but Brantley did find itself the victim of strong damaging winds Sunday afternoon.…

County meeting erupts into shouting match

Longstanding tensions flared when commissioners brought their personal feelings to the table on issues of private property work at a called meeting last Thursday. Charlie Summerlin brought an item to…

St. Marys airport runway lights damaged by vandals

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

Bradskeez’s has grand opening

Bradskeez’s has grand opening

Bradskeez’s Restaurant held their grand opening and ribbon cutting last Saturday with family, friends, restaurant staff, patrons and Brantley Chamber of Commerce members participating in the event. The restaurant served…

McIntosh school board member charged with disorderly conduct

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

Office closed today, open Friday

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

Brantley gets first art association

Brantley gets first art association

New members gather in front of the newly formed Brantley Art Association sign, a historical first for Brantley. The first meeting was held last Wednesday at Sweet P’s Art Studio…

Tall ship Steelaway leaving St. Marys in frustration

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

Roommate speaks about activist’s arrest

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

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

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

Glynn Academy senior dies the day he was to graduate

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

Dark clouds over city

Dark clouds over city

Woman hit by stray bullet on Sea Island golf course

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

Columbus school system closing two schools

A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the Muscogee County School…

Rich plant in Waycross still shut down

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

Georgia Tea Party a victim of IRS runaround

Powder Springs resident Tom Maloy, who serves on the board of the Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party, said his group was among the conservative organizations targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.…

BOE recognizes retirees

BOE recognizes retirees

The Brantley County School Board and superintendent may soon be adding landlord to its existing duties after a decision at Monday night’s regular meeting to move forward with drawing up…

Area leaders get legislative update

Area leaders get legislative update

Members of Brantley County’s legislative delegation told those gathered at the post legislative breakfast sponsored last week by the Brantley County Chamber of Commerce that the legislature was able this…

Agency bias reinforces the case for limiting government

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

Former Atlanta city employee sues mayor and other city employees

A former city employee is suing Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other city officials, saying he was fired after raising concerns that a woman still had city equipment and access…

Two conservative Georgia groups say IRS targeted them

Leaders of two conservative political groups in Georgia say they say faced invasive questioning from the Internal Revenue Service. Nationwide, an investigation into the IRS’ targeting of conservative political groups…

Governor imposes restrictions on adoption of common core standards

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Wednesday putting in place restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state that have faced growing opposition in recent months…

Toothpick bridge wins third in nation

Toothpick bridge wins third in nation

Science skills are at work at  Brantley County Middle School this year as teachers were able to offer several applied learning connections classes this year.The results of this exploratory learning…

Good golly: DOT will relocate Little Richards boyhood home

The house is a sagging remnant of early 20th century Macon, in a neighborhood called Pleasant Hill. Reginald King rents the house now, making the 28 year old part of an…

Athens road lane closed due to sinkhole

Athens-Clarke County officials shut down a portion of Barnett Shoals Road on Tuesday due to a sinkhole. The county water and sewer department closed a southbound lane of Barnett Shoals…

CBS anchor scolds fellow journalists: ‘We’re getting big stories wrong, over and over again’

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley gave his fellow journalists a scolding this weekend while accepting an award from Quinnipiac University, urging his colleagues to quit worrying about being “first”…

When grades are inflated for HOPE, college performance deflates

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

Five arrested in Alma burglary ring

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

Online television service Aereo launches in Atlanta

Aereo, a New York-based startup that threatens to disrupt the network television industry, will launch service in Atlanta. For $8 to $12 a month, Aereo provides subscribers with a dime-sized…

Cancer Walk fundraiser rescheduled for May 31 at Blackshear City Park

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

Jekyll Island task force questions just how big island is

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

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

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

Senate race without Barrow bodes ill for Democrats

U.S. Rep. John Barrow’s announcement this week that he won’t run for the retiring Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat is seen pretty much everywhere as an enormous setback for Georgia Democrats.…

Facebook demonstrates new features for its home app

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

Local residents go gold for cancer patient

Local residents go gold for cancer patient

Gold is an important color to 4-year-old Silas Edenfield in many ways.  He knows it’s the color of childhood cancer awareness — something with which he’s become very familiar having…

County may clamp down on off-road park

Brantley County may soon be looking at ways to recoup losses, fix traffic problems and better enforce the law governing major county events after an agenda item regarding East Coast…

Nahunta Primary School leads county on CCRPI

Nahunta Primary School leads county on CCRPI

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

Rain turns fertilizer into fly spawning ground

Hoboken experienced a population boom in the last week in the hundreds of thousands, but the new residents are anything but human. Hoboken City Clerk Linda Henderson said that last…

Jacksonville men arrested in Nassau after armed robbery in Charlton

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

Airport authority chair resigns at county meeting

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

Mableton man, 78, reported missing found dead in truck Tuesday

Police say a 78-year-old man who had been reported missing was found dead inside his truck outside Atlanta, and his grandson and the suspect’s girlfriend now face charges in connection…

BlackBerry CEO questions future of tablets

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

Veggies can be planted in small spaces

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

Vidalia onion season hurt by seed stem

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

The wait for new Bacon school superintendent is over

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

More charges for Tifton shooting suspect

More charges for Tifton shooting suspect

A Tifton man is facing more charges in a shooting at a shopping complex two weeks ago. 29-year old LaCharles Dennard Miller was charged with aggravated assault after several businesses…

Darien insurance agent arrested for fraud

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

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

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

Georgia home brewers can legally make more, transport it

Amateur brew masters no longer have to break the law to compete with the signing Monday of legislation that doubles their limit and allows them to transport their beer for…

Georgia Senate 2014: John Barrow ducks race, costing Dems top recruit

One of Democrats’ two top recruits for the Georgia Senate seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) bowed out of consideration Tuesday, potentially clearing the field for Michelle Nunn, the…

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

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

Gov. Deal signs Fulton tax freeze

Gov. Nathan Deal signed controversial legislation Monday freezing property taxes in Fulton County for the next two years. House Bill 604 is one of a series of bills introduced in…

Two men found shot to death inside south Georgia residence

A house along the 5000 block of River Road in Seminole County is now the center of a double homicide investigation. Deputies with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office say they…

Nahunta Primary School leads county in CCRPI scores

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

Parents magazine names Amelia Island 6th best beach town

Parents magazine on Monday named Amelia Island the sixth best beach town for day trips and vacations nationwide. The Nassau County hot spot was listed among America’s 10 Best Beach…

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

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

Georgia immigrants can now get temporary licenses

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two bills into law making it easier for certain noncitizens to get Georgia driver’s licenses. Deal signed House Bill 475 at the Kia Motors plant…

Gov. Deal signs new house bill dealing with tourism

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 318, which changes the procedures of the Georgia Tourism Development Act. Rashelle Beasley with the Albany Convention and Visitor’s Bureau says this bill…

Education accountability should be local issue

Education accountability should be local issue

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

Microsoft closing Hotmail, but you can still use your address

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

First District GOP seeks ballot ‘paper trail’

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

Agenda for BOC 5-7-13

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

$284,000 in work done on Georgia Regents University president’s house without approval

A spokesman for the Georgia Board of Regents says the board has not approved any renovation work done at the president’s home at Georgia Regents University in several years. The…

Missing Waycross man winds up in Pennsylvania

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

Police: Baby slaying suspect had bullets in pocket

Police warrants say a teenager charged with fatally shooting a baby in the face in on a Brunswick street had bullets in his pants pocket when he was arrested the…

Man facing charges linked to computer virus

An Algerian man is set to appear in court on charges he created and marketed a computer program that drained millions of dollars from bank accounts around the world. U.S.…

Band of US Air Force Reserve plays swan song

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Robins Air Force Base has played its final public performance. Band members performed with the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra at Mercer…

Transportation director: Brantley will have school Monday

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

Mangram guilty on all counts in murder

Mangram guilty on all counts in murder

A Glynn County man was sentenced to two life sentences after he was found guilty in the May 29 murder of Ultavious Gillard in Brantley County. …

BCHS tennis team to host Final Four Monday

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

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

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

First Lady visits WPS students

First Lady visits WPS students

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal reads to students at Waynesville Primary School on Monday as part of a statewide reading initiative.…

Strangeness prevails at Okefenokee event

Strangeness prevails at Okefenokee event

Patrons of the Okefenokee Swamp Park enjoyed a night of sight-seeing, local cuisine and swamp education as they took to the many trails of the park, which held special full…

BOE fires teacher on alcohol related charges

BOE fires teacher on alcohol related charges

The Brantley County Board of Education terminated a teacher employed at Hoboken Elementary School Monday after testimony in a day-long hearing indicated she had provided alcohol for her own 15-year-old…

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

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

Jack Kingston launches U.S. Senate campaign

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

Pot found in suspicious package at Homerville post office

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

Three on trial for Brantley County murder of Glynn County man

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

Clinch Count deputy shoots man to death, GBI investigating

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