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GBI sends human skull to crime lab

GBI sends human skull to crime lab

UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports no new developments in the investigatiion of skeletal remains found near Atkinson. Click to read full story.…

Grandmother of teen charged in Brunswick baby’s shooting death says he’s innocent

Grandmother of teen charged in Brunswick baby’s shooting death says he’s innocent

The grandmother of the teenage boy accused of the brutal murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago says she just hopes her grandson gets a fair trial.   theGrio.…

Radio glitch causes lockdown at Brunswick federal courthouse

JACKSONVILLE — A radio glitch is to blame for a lockdown at the Federal Courthouse in Brunswick after members of the U.S. Marshals Service thought there may be an active…

Blackshear mayor won’t run again

Eight years is apparently enough for Blackshear Mayor Tom Davis. The 73-year-old semi-retired physician says he will likely pass on a third term. Voters will choose a successor in November.…

Arrest made in Brunswick barber shop attack

Arrest made in Brunswick barber shop attack

Police have arrested one suspect in connection with an attack at a church-run barbershop in southeast Georgia. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Crisp Regional Hospital designated a Level 4 trauma hospital

It’s one of only five trauma centers in South Georgia. Source: Cordele Dispatch  Grady Hospital gets top designation for stroke care Source: WABE.org Clinch County woman is state’s first victim of Eastern…

Columbia County: About 5,000 fish die in Betty’s Branch tributary of Savannah River

Low oxygen in the water is to blame.Source: Augusta Chronicle…

Cartersville City Schools to begin parent education courses

The program will focus on four categories: Parents as Advocates, Parents as Teachers, Parents as Learners and Parents as Leaders. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News  UGA’s chemistry department plagued by aberrant…

Hotels add libraries as amenity to keep guests inside

The Indigo Atlanta-Midtown hotel, for example, has a separate space in the lobby it calls the Library, with books, newspapers and coffee. Source: New York Times  Shaw Industries hiring yarn extrusion…

Stuart Rothenberg: Georgia Senate: Maybe, potentially, possibly….but not yet

“The recent entry of Michelle Nunn into the Georgia Senate race is good news for national and state Democrats who hope to swipe a normally Republican Senate seat in the…

19 arrested by FBI in child sex exploitation probe

11 of the arrested were from the Augusta area. Source: Augusta Chronicle Fort Gordon to expand All U.S. cyberspace training will be focused at a new center of excellence at Fort…

Brasiel charged with five counts of murder in deaths of Bobby Lee Jenks and Amber Whited

Brasiel charged with five counts of murder in deaths of Bobby Lee Jenks and Amber Whited

BRUNSWICK | Raymond Michael Brasiel has been indicted on five counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and other crimes in the deaths of Amber Whited July 16 and…

Flood advisory issued

A flood advisory has been issued for Brantley County until 7:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service.…

Robert Wilson, 55

Robert "Bobby" Lynwood Wilson, 55, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness Friday. …

Jesup man sentenced to 110 years for creating kiddie porn

Stephen A. Keating, 53, of Jesup was sentenced yesterday by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 110 years in prison for his sexual exploitation of minors…

Economy not on Organizing for Action’s ‘Action August’ agenda

Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization assembled from the remnants of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is pushing for the president’s second-term agenda during a month-long “Action August” of advocacy…

Manning acquitted

Manning acquitted

Army PFC Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy by giving secrets to WikiLeaks, according to the Associated Press.…

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AP: Court rules against NYC’s soda ban

The courts have ruled that New York City’s ban on sugary drinks is unconstitutional, according to the Associated Press.…

Coroners rule bizarre death of Georgia commissioner a suicide, raising more questions

Coroners rule bizarre death of Georgia commissioner a suicide, raising more questions

Tom Sublett, the quiet, well-respected county commissioner in the small Georgia town of St. Simons Island, Ga. who was found dead in December in a local marina with a bullet…

FBI conducts child prostitution raids across nation

The FBI said it rescued 105 children and arrested 150 people it described as “pimps” and others in a series of raids in 76 American cities – including Atlanta. The…

Man found shot beside the road Monday life-flighted for treatment

A man shot several times on a Glynn County road Monday night was life-flighted to another hospital for further treatment, Glynn County Police Capt. Marissa Tindale said.  jacksonville.com.…

Passenger charged with multiple offenses after high-speed chase

Passenger charged with multiple offenses after high-speed chase

Charles Riley “Chuck” Thrift, 33, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested and charged with drug and weapons violations.…

Fort Gordon would be center of military cyber efforts

Military officials say they’re moving forward with a plan that will consolidate U.S. cyberspace training into a new center of excellence at Fort Gordon in east Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle…

Georgia lawsuit targets payday lenders

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing two payday lenders to stop doing business in the Peach State. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Study: Online sales taxes would boost economies in Georgia and Florida

ATLANTA | Retailers across Georgia and in neighboring states are hopeful that a report issued by a well-known conservative economist will bring needed support in Congress for legislation to tax…

Wade Lee, 63

Wade Lee, 63

James Wade Lee, 63, of Hoboken died Sunday morning at Mayo Clinic Health Systems of Waycross after a short illness.…

Officers search for bank robbery suspect near Glynn Place Mall

Officers search for bank robbery suspect near Glynn Place Mall

Glynn County police and other officers were searching the area around Glynn Place Mall Monday afternoon for a suspect in the 2:20 p.m. robbery of The Heritage Bank. jacksonville.com.…

Threat of strike hurt business at Georgia port last year, officials say

Cargo traffic at Savannah’s busy seaport fell just shy of a milestone 3 million containers for a third straight year, according to performance numbers released Monday by port officials, who…

Clinch County woman first victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in state

A 70-year-old Clinch County woman who was hospitalized in June is Georgia’s first and the nation’s third reported victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis this year, the Southeast Health District reported.…

Currie quits in protest of DA appointment

Currie quits in protest of DA appointment

George Barnhill, right, was recommended by resigning DA Rck Currie to take over the DA post, but the governor chose someone else with less experience — a lot less, according…

Metro Brunswick unemployment rate rises to 10.3 percent in June

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Brunswick’s unemployment rate increased to 10.3 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in…

Waffle House patron opens fire on would-be robber, wounding him

UNION CITY  — Authorities say a customer at a Waffle House outside Atlanta shot and wounded a suspect who was trying to rob the restaurant. via Daily Reporter.…

South Georgia coastline an aerospace supplier hot spot

SAVANNAH, GA. | The south Georgia coastline has become as popular with aircraft manufacturers as sunbathers and retirees. jacksonville.com.…

South Georgia jobless rate up to 10.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region increased to 10.5 percent in June, up nine-tenths of a percentage point, from…

Another Georgia family stars in reality show: ‘Hollywood Hillbillies’

Honey Boo Boo is getting some competition. Another family from rural Georgia is coming to reality television, with “Hollywood Hillbillies” set to debut in January on ReelzChannel. The show follows…

Ronald Day, 55

WAYNESVILLE — Ronald Scott Day, 55, of Waynesville died suddenly Saturday at his residence after a brief illness.…

Linda Durden, 50

OFFERMAN — Linda Sue Godfrey Hawkins Durden, 50, of Offerman died Saturday at her sister’s residence after an extended illness.…

Heavy rains cause septic tank problems for some

Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems. Saturated soils aren’t able to take up additional water from drainfield lines. Georgia FACES.…

Unisex uniforms debut as Army opens units to women

FORD GORDON, Ga.  — A new combat uniform with special consideration to the female body is now available at Fort Gordon, almost a month after the Army announced plans to…

Fort Stewart commander nominated to assist Hagel

The Army’s top general at Fort Stewart has been nominated for a promotion to senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The Defense Department announced Friday that Maj. Gen.…

Ludowici terrorist pleads guilty to murder

The leader of the “Forever Enduring, Always Ready” (FEAR) militia group pleaded guilty July 19 in Long County Superior Court to two counts of malice murder in the deaths of…

Wheat production up, and so are exports in Brunswick port

Georgia Ports Authority officials say a strong wheat crop has led to an increase in exports from the Port of Brunswick. Ports officials say the first export vessel of the…

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Movement Struggles To Find Focus

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Movement Struggles To Find Focus

In the two weeks since George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the same activists galvanized by his trial are finding it hard to focus the energy of the Trayvon Martin movement. via GPB.…

Synovus repays TARP

Synovus repays TARP

Synovus Financial Corp. on Friday officially paid back about $967.9 million it borrowed from regulators as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).   Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

CSX gives to OTC Foundation

CSX gives to OTC Foundation

Phil Logan, right, CSX Transportation terminal superintendent for the Waycross Rice Yard, and Jake Hunter, left, assistant terminal superintendent, recently met with Okefenokee Technical College President Glenn Deibert at OTC…

Valdosta transfers liability on 17 acres of buried garbage

The 17-acre tract was bought to offload management of groundwater and methane from a neighboring 74-acre parcel. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  Carrollton GreenBelt construction underway Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Filming concludes in Douglasville…

State’s Medicaid redesigns healthcare for foster children

State officials hope changes they’re initiating will bring wellness and health for 27,000 children in foster care, adoption assistance and select youth in the juvenile justice system in the upcoming…

State DNR offers boaters free fishing on birthday

Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish free on their birthday – and for two days afterward – as part of their boat registration fee,…

Adairsville Middle School unveils e-book program

This is the first school in Bartow County to give all students laptops they can take home with them. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Former president of Columbus College dies at…

Cabela’s to open store in Augusta

Cabela’s Inc. said Thursday that it will construct a 42,000-square-foot store near Costco at the Village at Riverwatch commercial development. Source: Augusta Chronicle • Cabela’s to open first Georgia stores Two stores…

Peake firm on decision to switch to nonpartisan elections

State Rep. Allen Peake said Thursday he knew there would be criticism from the community when he and other members of Bibb County’s legislative delegation changed partisan elections to nonpartisan…

Ware County commissioners OK $20.9 million budget

The Ware County board of commissioners Monday approved a $20.9 million 2014 general fund budget that reflects a decrease of $316,575 from the 2013 budget. Following a public hearing at…

Blackshear man charged with bilking RR retirement board

A Blackshear man was arrested Tuesday on felony theft by deception charges after it was determined he bilked the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board of more than $20,000 in unemployment benefits more than…

North Korea displays captured U.S. ship on which Waycrossan served

Wayne Anderson, a young seaman from Waycross, was among the crew of the USS Pueblo, a spy ship seized off North Korea’s east coast in the late 1960s, who spent…

Deal names property appraiser to replace Brunswick commissioner

Deal names property appraiser to replace Brunswick commissioner

RUNSWICK | Emmitt Nolan will be sworn into the City Commission and begin campaigning for his next term almost simultaneously.…

Former Superior Court Judge Brooks E. Blitch III reinstated to bar

The Georgia Supreme Court has vacated its Feb. 28, 2011, decision to disbar former Clinch County Superior Court Judge Brooks E. Blitch III. jacksonville.com.…

Sharon Ferguson, 62

Brunswick — Sharon L. Ferguson, 62, of Brunswick passed away today at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following a sudden illness. Born in Brunswick, her parents were Gordon Keith…

Deal appoints Collins to DA post

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Assistant District Attorney Bradley Collins as the new Waycross Judicial Circuit district attorney, but it may be a while before he can take office. Collins…

Johnson speaks out in Blackshear visit

Dr. Bob Johnson is forthright about his lack of prior political office. It’s that perspective away from Washington, D.C., however, along with his own experience from 26 years in the…

Residents asking for space in aftermath of murder

As area residents continue to try and cope with the slaying of their neighbor less than a week ago, some are saying that the influx of curious onlookers is making…

HIV/AIDS patients may forego planned Athens health network

AIDS Athens, which gets about 45 new clients each month, currently offers clients the chance to see a visiting doctor for free once a month. They can also receive free…

UGA economic development office director named

Sean McMillan has been named director of economic development for the Atlanta office of UGA. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Clarke County schools opt out of free school lunch program Clarke County administrators…

Bass Pro Shops plans new Augusta store

Company officials announced Wednesday that it will build a 50,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outpost on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway near the intersection of Interstate 20 and Flowing Wells Road. Source: Augusta…

Barrow gets support to prevent further furloughs

Barrow gained the support he needed Wednesday to try to keep Fort Gordon’s civilian workforce from facing a furlough during fiscal year 2014 that would cut employee pay by 5…

Postal service considers change to mail delivery

Curbside delivery, which includes deliveries to mailboxes at the end of driveways, and cluster box delivery would replace front-door boxes. Source: Augusta Chronicle U.S. 27 in Randolph County to be widened…

Could door-to-door Postal Service delivery end soon?

In an effort designed to cut costs at the cash-strapped agency by up to $4.5 billion a year, Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is proposing the U.S Postal Service phase out…

102-year old woman still active in Quitman

Kay Roberts spends almost every day helping out at the First Baptist Church in Quitman. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  Carrollton to host “Champagne Jam” Saturday The Atlanta Rhythm Section will perform…

Nurse practitioners fill in healthcare gap

Nurse practitioners fill in healthcare gap Nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice registered nurses who have earned a postgraduate nursing degree that prepares them to practice at a more advanced…

Coyotes in Cobb County

The DNR does not provide trapping services, though if the animal wanders onto private property, there is no law against trapping or shooting it if local ordinances allow for the…

Mixed reaction to Georgia’s withdrawal from Common Core test

Carroll County Schools Superintendent Scott Cowart said it’s too early to call the state’s withdrawal a benefit or a detriment, but said consistency is the long-term goal. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian New…

Rockwood Pigments underway near Augusta airport

The plant will make synthetic pigments used in construction, coatings, concrete and plastics. The facility, which will hire 80 to 100 employees, is the first of its kind built in…

Camilla native nominated to be #2 official at USDA

Krysta Harden has gained endorsements from Georgia both Democratic and Republican congressmen. Source: Albany Herald Michelle Nunn now running for seat of retiring Saxby Chambliss Source: Savannah Morning News • Michelle Nunn to…

SGSC names interim VP

South Georgia State College has announced that Dr. Patricia (Pat) Brown of Sylva, N.C., has been named Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. She will temporarily fill the position vacated…

SGSC announces new fall fee payment deadline

  Students who have registered for fall semester at South Georgia State College are reminded that the fee payment deadline has been extended to Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 11…

Wayne hospital auxiliary holds annual banquet

The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held their Annual Awards Banquet at Unity Church of God. Approximately 100 volunteers, guest and hospital officials were in attendance. Unity hosted the event, providing…

Saturday Night Fever leads GIAHA summer movies

Break out the polyester and polish your disco dance moves! Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents the dance movie that defined a generation, Saturday Night Fever (1977), for the fourth…

Brunswick community raising money for Amber Whiteds funeral

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Georgia community is mourning the loss of a young mother, and theyre banding together to help her family. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Brasiel ‘family’ facing felony drug charges

Brasiel ‘family’ facing felony drug charges

Four members of the Waynesville household where accused murderer Raymond Michael Brasiel lived have been arrested on felony drug charges.…

Bacon preparing for ‘the next big thing’ — pomegranates?

Look out, blueberries! Pomegranates could very well be Bacon County’s next big crop.…

1,100 signatures don’t convince Charlton to save hospital

1,100 signatures don’t convince Charlton to save hospital

The Citizens to Save Charlton Memorial will regroup this week after the county commission took no action on their request to give financial assistance to the ailing hospital. via Charlton…

State jobless rate up to 8.6 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June. The rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from…

TRRLS hands over funds to court

In an ongoing dispute between the Three Rivers Regional Library System and two Glynn County libraries that recently quit the organization, the TRRLS has agreed to hand over $546,000 in…

Jones to Glynn BOE: Go back to drawing board

The Board of Education meeting room held a capacity crowd for the second of the three public hearings scheduled on the 2013-2014 school system millage rate increase. Public speakers were…

Brunswick eyes ordinance for filling vacancies

The Brunswick City Commission continues to refine a draft ordinance that outlines a procedure for filling commission vacancies. The new ordinance defines how the commission will select a mayor or…

Proposed arena: Council must be transparent

Proposed arena: Council must be transparent “Let’s hope the city of Savannah does a better job with an upcoming study of proposed sites for a new arena than it did…

Health care for uninsured in Athens: Innovations to reduce costs

A local coalition of health care providers called the Athens Health Network is seeking relief by looking to a program in Reno, Nevada. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • Steering patients away from needless…

Sharp rise in snakebites in Georgia

The Georgia Poison Center has had over 200 calls about snake bites since January. Source: WSB-TV Red snapper season to open in August The red snapper season has not been open…

Augusta’s Teleperformance to add 130 jobs to customer service center

Teleperformance is an international customer service contractor. Source: Augusta Chronicle Synovus to sell $130 million in preferred stock The funds raised will repay the U.S. Treasury under the Troubled Asset Relief…

Michelle Nunn enters U.S. Senate race

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia and CEO of one of the nation’s largest volunteer organizations, has announced her intent to run for the…

Total of six West Nile cases found In Valdosta area

Total of six West Nile cases found In Valdosta area

VALDOSTA — The recent rain may have led to two new cases of the West Nile virus being reported Monday in the Valdosta area. There have been a total of…

Policy changes should not affect wood-pellet plans at Wilmington port

Energy policy changes across the Atlantic could affect how long the boom in the U.S. wood pellet industry will last, forestry experts and industry opponents say. StarNewsOnline.com.…

GOP to donors: Democratic Senate majority is in serious trouble

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is making the case to top donors and senators in a new memo obtained by NBC News that a GOP majority is within their grasp.…

Flowers Foods completes Hostess bread buyout

Flowers Foods Inc. has completed its $355 million acquisition of several breads, bakeries and other assets from the company previously known as Hostess Brands. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Georgia sticking with nationwide Common Core curriculum but will write own exams, governor says

ATLANTA | Georgia won’t be part of a multi-state testing plan that was part of the controversial Common Core curriculum agreement, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. jacksonville.com.…

Severe weather alert

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Brantley until 3:30 p.m.…

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service, says the nuisance mosquitoes are expected to be particularly bad in coming weeks. Home.…

Corson charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

Corson charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

Justin Evan Corson,18, was arrested and charged July 17 with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs, weaving over the roadway and headlight requirements…

Tybee sewage: The straight flush

Sometimes, starting from scratch is the best and only option. In the case of Tybee Island’s antiquated sewer lines, city officials rightly agree. Island residents should, too. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday…

Columbus Regional to delay capital campaign

A lawsuit has been filed against the John B. Amos Cancer Center alleging billing fraud. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday Athens group considers adopting Nevada program to offer health care to uninsured The…

Lightning damages Pickens County airport runway

The lightning damage covered a 12-feet-long area and was near the edge of the runway, so planes were still able to land and takeoff on Thursday. Source: Pickens County Progress Sugar…

Richmond County schools prep for new accountability measure

Superintendent Frank Roberson’s cabinet has developed a plan to better monitor student achievement data and work with principals on a consistent leadership protocol for their schools. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Split between…

Free I.T. Athens and Economic Justice Center to lose workspaces

The groups had been leasing property and, when they tried to renew the lease, could not find the landlord and found out later that the property was seized by a…

Augusta Commission members love to travel at taxpayers’ expense

“Augusta Commission members’ love of learning is exceeded only by their love to travel. For the third time in as many months, they’re at a conference. Five of them anyway.…

State gasoline prices up 3.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

Stabbing suspect charged with Whited death

Stabbing suspect charged with Whited death

A man charged with the murder of one and the stabbing of another Friday has now also been charged in the death of a missing Sterling mother of two Amber…

Missing mom’s body may have been found

Missing mom’s body may have been found

The Glynn County Police Department has reported that investigators located the body of a deceased female in a wooded area off of Bladen Road at Highway 99 tentatively identified as…

DJJ completes internal investigation

Today Commissioner Avery D. Niles announced the conclusion of the state Department of Juvenile Justice’s month-long internal investigation to determine causes behind department deficiencies that prevented the completion of DJJ…

Barr leads candidates in race for House seat

Barr leads candidates in race for House seat

MARIETTA — Campaign filings in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey for Georgia’s 11th District show former Congressman Bob Barr in the lead, although Cobb GOP Chairman Joe…

Georgia man killed In Florida panhandle crash

A Georgia driver was killed and his passenger suffered serious injuries in a Friday night traffic crash in Gulf County. WMBB…

Alabama burglary results in chase through Georgia, Tennessee

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a burglary in northeast Alabama sparked a police chase that crossed into Georgia before ending in Tennessee.  WSFA.com…

Venerable peach gives way to brash upstart blueberry

Venerable peach gives way to brash upstart blueberry

In a little-noticed development, the value of blueberry production in Georgia beat the peach crop in 2005 — and the gap has grown even bigger since then, according to U.S.…

Richmond County treats pools with tiny fish that eat mosquitos

AUGUSTA, Ga. AP — Tiny, mosquito-eating fish could be a big solution for abandoned swimming pools that have turned into breeding grounds for the pesky insects.  ActionNewsJax.com.…

HLN’s Nancy Grace looks into case of missing BWK woman

HLN’s Nancy Grace looks into case of missing BWK woman

22-year-old mother of two Amber Whited left work at Golden Isles Harley-Davidson in Brunswick, Georgia around 11 a.m. on Tuesday to go to lunch. She never came back.   HLNtv.com.…

South Georgia legislator arrested for DUI again

DOUGLAS, GA — According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Representative Chuck Sims (R-Ambrose) has been arrested and charged with DUI for a second time in 2013. via MySouthwestGA.com.…

Brasiel charged in murder

Brasiel charged in murder

A 20-year-old Waynesville man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death of a 55-year-old Ternest Lane man and stabbing of a 50-year-old woman, also a…

Murder, stabbing victims identified

Murder, stabbing victims identified

(Update: Unconfirmed reports indicate that a suspect  has been arrested in the investigation, and while a name has been mentioned, we won’t post it till we’re sure of it.) The…

Family: National Guard to join search for missing Brunswick mother

Family: National Guard to join search for missing Brunswick mother

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The National Guard will join the search for a missing mother in Brunswick.…

Georgia congressman calls for VA secretary to resign

Georgia congressman calls for VA secretary to resign

A Georgia congressman is calling for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to step down over concerns with oversight at Atlanta’s VA Medical Center. AccessNorthGa.…

Opinion: Take government out of public education

There is another major reduction Congress can make to the federal budget to spare taxpayers billions of dollars annually. It can do what Republicans set out to do prior to…

Georgia Democrats blame their numbers on gerrymandering

This week, Georgia’s revered civil rights icon and congressman U.S. Rep. John Lewis testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the first congressional hearing after the Supreme Court’s decision last…

Despite rains, no blueberry blues for Georgia

In the wake of a cold spring and more than 35 inches of rain, Georgia’s blueberry crop has prevailed. UGA.…

Thomaston Ritz Theatre featured in music video by T Hardy Morris

Thomaston Ritz Theatre featured in music video by T Hardy Morris

ATLANTA – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce Georgia’s “Places in Peril” will be featured in a series of music videos for “Audition Tapes,” the debut…

Heinze polygraph examiner under investigation for untruths

BRUNSWICK | A polygraph examiner who testified on Thursday in Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder case is himself the subject of a perjury investigation, an official said. jacksonville.com.…

Guyton man arrested on child porn charges

A Guyton man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ronald Mullins, 50, was arrested Thursday afternoon following a search of a residence on Barrister Circle, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office…

Elliott Brack: Think low-tech when battling the mosquito this summer

“All the rain that has poured down on us in the Atlanta area this year may produce something besides greenery. We may see one of the worst mosquito seasons in…

‘Golden years’ shorter and sicker in Southern states

The figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate life expectancy for people 65 years old, and what portion will be free of the illnesses and…

Celebration of Literacy held in Dalton

The year-old effort offers reading programs inside local schools, churches, doctors’ offices, the Dalton-Whitfield County Library and the community center, among other places, to make sure local children are getting…

Winn-Dixie begins ‘backpack’ fundraising effort for food banks

Proceeds from the Summer Hunger Relief Backpack Program will help food banks fill backpacks for children with nutritious, fresh foods to give them “healthy foundations for the school weeks ahead,”…

Macon-Bibb County mayoral candidates face off

All six candidates were in attendance at the event hosted by the NAACP. Source: WMAZ-TV Political Insider: Jack Kingston becomes defense industry’s candidate of choice “In nearly every public appearance on…

Search for missing mother continues on daughter’s first birthday

Search for missing mother continues on daughter’s first birthday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Dozens of volunteers are canvassing Brunswick neighborhoods and businesses in a desperate search for 22-year-old Amber Whited. The search for the mother of two has renewed meaning. It is her…

Georgia unemployment rate rises to 8.6% in June

Georgia’s unemployment rate went up again in June as education workers are generally unemployed during the summer and new college graduates are unemployed until they find a job, Georgia Department…

Detroit becomes the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. savannahnow.com.…

Helen Williams, 76

Hortense — Helen Lavada Loper Williams, 76, of Hortense passed away Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness. She was Born on October 2, 1936…

Immigration Reform: Pathway to citizenship?

Immigration reform appears to have hit a roadblock in Congress. Some Democrat and Republican representatives are at odds over whether a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million illegal immigrants should…

Two charged in Valdosta murder

Valdosta detectives arrested and charged two people Wednesday night near Savannah in connection with the death of Robert Pett. Michael Pindling, 22, and Deron Wallace, 21, both face murder charges…

Blackshear’s Hanging Jail closer to reprieve

The Blackshear City Council approved an agreement last Tuesday with Valdosta architectural firm Ellis, Ricket & Associates. Terms include a project cap of $250,000 to limit total costs, including fees,…

Fired staffers need steeper consequences

“The Georgia Department of Corrections should not end its investigation of the state’s Youth Detention Center in DeKalb County simply with the dismissal of the juvenile facility’s night staff. Three…

Polk Street Beach on Tybee Island under health advisory

A high level of enterococci bacteria was detected in the water, which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers. Source: Savannah Morning News Analysis shows cancer and heart disease shorten…

Official says mosquito population hinges on action

Mosquitoes only need half an inch of water to breed, so removing standing water can help decrease the incidence. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Hall County confirms eighth case of rabies…

Wilcox BOE to provide online option for all students

Should a student choose to complete his course work at any grade level through UMA, he could work at home or wherever he had internet access, still be counted as…

Employee at Georgia Industries for the Blind nominated for award

Employee at Georgia Industries for the Blind Griffin plant nominated for national award David Iddins has been nominated for the prestigious Peter J. Salmon employee of the year Award by…

Carter denounces Supreme Court ruling on political contributions

“It’s accepted fact,” Carter said during a speech in Atlanta. “It’s legal bribery of candidates. And that repayment may be in the form of an ambassadorship to someone who has…

Foul play suspected in Glynn woman’s disappearance

Foul play suspected in Glynn woman’s disappearance

Police in Glynn County suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 25-year-old mother of two who was last seen at 11 a.m. Tuesday. WAWS   …

Woman arrested for DUI dies after booking into Oconee County jail

A Madison County woman arrested Tuesday evening on a DUI charge died shortly after she was booked into the Oconee County Jail, authorities said Wednesday. jacksonville.com.…

That ain’t country

I laugh at people like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (not to his face, of course), the beardy guy on “Duck Dynasty,” Honey Boo Boo and about half of the singers…

You would think GOP should be in driver’s seat, but maybe not

“You would think with the Democrats having eight years in the presidency, that by the time the 2016 election came around, the Republicans might be in good shape. After all,…

Yargo hosts camp for young burn victims

Camp Oo-U-La is held for a week each summer at Fort Yargo. Source: Barrow County News Athens Regional Medical Center ranked 8th best hospital in Georgia The hospital ranks 4th best…

Carroll County Schools hosts safety summit

Carroll County Schools hosts safety summit

Carroll County Schools hosts safety summit The summit, set fur July 30, will bring together the safety teams from the system’s two-dozen elementary, middle and high schools with first responders…

Carrollton postal annex to close next month

Mail volume has shrunk and the extra space is not needed anymore. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Jason Moss: Manufacturing expo a big success; next is planned for June “Most of the dust…

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