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Dawson County man invited to White House

Charlie Auvermann, executive director of the Development Authority of Dawson County, has been invited to attend the White House Champions of Change. Source: Dawson News Gov. Deal suspends DeKalb CEO Burrell…

Murder charge dropped against St. Marys man in Yulee woman’s death

A felony murder charge has been dismissed against a St. Marys man in the February 2008 death of a Yulee woman for which former Fernandina Beach High football star Amos…

Waycross speeding ticket leads to felony drug trafficking arrest

A speeding ticket led to an arrest of a Waycross man for several drug violations as well. Samuel Jackson Evans, 27, of 2016 Ocean Breeze Circle was stopped by the…

West Nile virus detected in Chatham County

Chatham County Mosquito Control has confirmed that a sampling of mosquitoes collected in southwest Chatham County has tested positive for West Nile virus. This indicates the virus is actively circulating…

Wild Adventures closes after acid spill

Wild Adventures is closed for the day following a spill spill of hydrochloric acid at Splash Island Water Park, according to park spokeswoman Micha Hogan. The chemical is used to…

Body of teenage drowning victim recovered off St. Simons Island

A fisherman in a boat spotted the body of Treyus Coleman floating near Goulds Inlet on the north end of St. Simons Island’s beach, Capt. Jay Wiggins said. The area…

Waycross commissioners voice opposition to bypass plans

The Waycross City Commission is split on a Waycross-Blackshear bypass to take high-speed traffic off neighborhood streets along Morningside Drive and City Boulevard but members have plenty of time to…

Hundreds march in Atlanta over Zimmerman acquittal

Hundreds march in Atlanta over Zimmerman acquittal

ATLANTA — Hundreds of people in metro Atlanta marched in protest of George Zimmerman’s acquittal Monday night. www.wsbtv.com.…

Change of command: A tradition of renewal

“Last week, Moody Air Force Base experienced a change of command for the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base.” Source: Valdosta Daily Times Zimmerman verdict: Time for healing “The nationwide…

Columbus’ St. Francis and Safe Kids offer baby-sitting safety course

Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Heavy rains to bring more mosquitoes to state When the rain finally slows, health officials urge the public to take measures that will protect them from mosquito-borne diseases.…

Georgia EPD to conduct hearing on UGA’s pollution permit

The renewal application is routine, said Eric Cornwell, program manager for the EPD’s stationary source permitting program. EPD officials will make a presentation about the permit and then take questions.…

UGA’s graduate psychology programs named one of top three

UGA’s graduate psychology program is broken into three prospective majors — industrial and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and behavioral and brain sciences. Source: Red&Black.com Muscogee County School District won’t lay off…

Organizers seek speakers for January TEDx event planned for Augusta

Organizers are still seeking speakers for the event aimed at creative thinkers, innovators and those with ideas worth exploring. Source: Augusta Chronicle Augusta company gets approval on brain test for ADHD…

Gainesville says it will not negotiate with Latino group on voting system

GALEO plans to file a lawsuit by mid-September, the group’s officials announced last week, because they want the city to change its at-large voting system. It asserts the city’s election…

Search is on for armed robber of Alma store clerk

The Alma PD is on the lookout for a suspect in the armed robbery of a store clerk. The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday as the clerk was…

Wayne man gets life plus 10 years for killing pregnant wife

A Wayne County man was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life sentences plus 10 years after he pleaded guilty to shooting his pregnant wife to death last year, District Attorney…

Albert Sloan, 87

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hortense Church of God of Prophecy with the Revs. Robert Sloan and. Gene Sloan officiating.…

Jesup driver dies in crash when another swerves to miss deer

A state patrol Special Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a Friday accident in Wayne County in which a man died when his car was struck head-on by another whose driver…

Flood warning issued for Atkinson area

A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Satilla River at Atkinson until further notice. …

Brantley manager to meet with animal rescue group

Brantley County Manager Carl Rowland will meet with the Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition at its regular monthly meeting July 23 to discuss solutions to the county’s stray animal problem.  jacksonville.com.…

Tax-free weekend arriving later

The sales tax holiday is returning to Georgia for back-to-school shoppers, but the savings might be a bit too late for some people in Glynn and Brantley counties.…

Reconsidering SPLOST

“Reading about officials again discussing SPLOST will anger many people. After all, just last fall, voters rejected renewing the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The voters have spoken, some…

Protesters rally in Richmond County over maternal mortality rates

Protesters rally at Richmond County Health Department over maternal mortality rates The Augusta area has a high maternal mortality rate. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Whistleblower: Administrator says Columbus’ John B. Amos Cancer…

Newnan unveils cigarette litter prevention receptacles

Four ash receptacles for cigarette butts have been added in downtown Newnan as part of the city’s Keep Newnan Beautiful project. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Federal regulators adjust Ogeechee permit following public…

All Toombs County students will get free meals

The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 includes the implementation of CEO to insure that every student in low-income neighborhoods can participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)…

Industrial Developers Association celebrates 50 years of bringing jobs to the state

The organization has grown over the following 50 years, including absorbing 19 other similar trade groups, to become one of the premier job-recruitment outfits in the nation. Source: Southern Political Report…

Former congressman Bob Barr to be featured at Cartersville event

On Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at The Gate Cafe, 952 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville, resident Ricky Thomas will continue his interview series Covenant Conversations with former congressman Bob…

Search on for missing 16-year-old boy off St. Simons Island

Search on for missing 16-year-old boy off St. Simons Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – A search by boat and helicopter was underway Sunday night for a 16-year-old boy who disappeared beneath the ocean near the south end of the island,…

Rallies against Zimmerman verdict erupt across country

Rallies against Zimmerman verdict erupt across country

NEW YORK — From New York to California, demonstrators are rallying against a Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. savannahnow.com.…

Georgia’s largest private landowner eyes growing pine seedling market

Georgia’s largest private landowner eyes growing pine seedling market

GARDI | If you see pine trees growing in rows in Southeast Georgia and North Florida, there’s a good chance it started as a seedling on a reddish hill in…

Zimmerman found not guilty.

Zimmerman found not guilty.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin at 10 p.m. tonight after deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days. The jury returned the…

Flood advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Brantley County though 4 p.m.…

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Time was, it was golf and the beach that drew people to this barrier island. Friday morning, it was the prospect of seeing a couple of sea turtles leave the…

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Hundreds turn out to watch sea turtles return to the sea

Time was, it was golf and the beach that drew people to this barrier island. Friday morning, it was the prospect of seeing a couple of sea turtles leave the…

Leesburg girl to serve as Ronald McDonald House poster child

Leesburg girl to serve as Ronald McDonald House poster child

LEESBURG — Over the last few years, circumstances have resulted in Stephanie Oxley, as well as a few of her family members, making good use of the Ronald McDonald House…

Albany Herald | Farm bill has tough row to hoe

The Senate adopted farm legislation in June and sent it to the House. Among those in the Senate who endorsed the legislation in the 66-27 vote was Georgia’s senior Sen.…

Appeals court reverses summary judgment against Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment to Vincent and Patricia Croft in their action against Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (“GFB”) in which the…

Area officials say residents are used to rising rivers flooding roads

BRUNSWICK | Southeast Georgia’s rivers are high and getting higher to the point of flooding roads, but that is a common inconvenience for people living on the river, officials said.…

Does new evidence implicate parents in Brunswick baby death?

There’s potential new evidence in connection with the murder of a Brunswick baby. Georgia Bureau of Investigation test results show traces of gun residue on both parents of the murdered…

St. Simons island provides sanctuary for many species

BRUNSWICK, GA. — The 14-acre mesa of dredged sand piled high by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the middle of St. Simons Sound looks like nothing more than…

Georgia man convicted in murder of drug dealer in Jax

Georgia man convicted in murder of drug dealer in Jax

A Georgia man has been convicted of the second-degree murder of a 26-year-old Jacksonville man during a drug deal in April 2012. jacksonville.com.…

Wilmington man arrested in death of man whose body was found in 2002 near Screven

A Wilmington, N.C., man has been arrested in the death of a man whose nude and badly burned body was found near Screven, Ga. 11 years ago, police said. jacksonville.com.…

Major manufacturing going on in northern Gwinnett County

“There’s more manufacturing going on in Gwinnett than you might realize, and has been for years. In fact, at one time the major large industry in Gwinnett was the various…

Traffic stop turns into wet manhunt

What started as a routine traffic stop on Hwy. 301 North Thursday quickly turned into a full-on manhunt. …

Brantley man robbed, left beside road

The Brantley County Sheriff's Office investigated a theft last week in which a Nahunta man was robbed of $140 then left on the side of the road just inside the…

New director of VA says changes are underway following audit

Director Leslie Wiggins met with reporters on Thursday to detail steps being taken at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Those steps include assigning VA-licensed social workers to contracted mental health…

Trees suffering with too much rain in Rome

To match all of last year’s rain total, only an additional 1.12 inches of rain is needed this year; the excessive rainfall has been bad news for Rome trees as…

New nutrition standards to hit schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released highlights of the new “Smart Snacks in School” standards that are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires to the…

AP reports Napolitano resigning

The Associated Press is reporting that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning from her post to take a senior post in the University of California system. Napolitano has held…

Henry Daily Herald now on SCB-TV

Henry Herald TODAY airs on SCB-TV Channel 15 several times each day for local cable subscribers. Source: Henry Daily Herald  A look at Georgia’s involvement with the film industry The economic…

Poll shows half of Republicans back Gov. Deal

The survey for Morris News and Fox 5 by InsiderAdvantage also showed that few Republicans think the tea party should devote energy to pushing solar power. Source: Athens Banner-Herald U.S. House…

Valdosta woman catches burglar in home

Valdosta woman catches burglar in home

A homeless man is in jail tonight after he was caught inside a woman’s home. The woman was home at the time, and her quick actions helped put him behind…

Column Commandos get inside info on Rogers radio gig

When I heard that former State Sen. Chip Rogers was to debut his much-anticipated radio show on Georgia Public Broadcasting, I was curious to know about any last-minute details as…

Students in limbo after loan interest rate talks stall

WASHINGTON / ATLANTA — Senate Democrats on Wednesday failed to restore lower interest rates on subsidized student loans, again coming up short and perhaps signaling that undergraduates might really face…

June rains soaked state but kept it cooler than normal

Georgia saw a soggy June, with almost all counties receiving more rain than normal and a few cities seeing record-breaking amounts. UGA.…

Georgia Power approved for solar expansion

ATLANTA — Georgia Power must purchase more solar power for its energy system under a plan approved Thursday by state utility regulators, a move sought by solar developers and renewable…

The last Titans of Tobacco

There was a time when the opening day of tobacco season in Pierce County was carnival-like. Folks who hardly ever left the farm would come to town to see the…

Okefenokee Swamp enjoying highest water in years

The weeks of heavy rain — with perhaps more on the way — has caused flooding and other troubles through much of the Southeast. jacksonville.com.…

Brantley man leads Wayne cops on 30-mile chase, bails at county line

A Brantley man who led officers on a 30-mile police chase from Odum to the Brantley line is still on the loose after he bailed from the car and left…

Mary Morgan, 75

Mary Joan White Morgan, 75, of Hortense passed away Thursday at her residence after an extended illness. Born in Woodbine, IL her parents were Walter and Gladys Hoppe White. Visitation…

Augusta closes parks, cancels events as Savannah River rises

A rapid, two-foot rise in an already rain-swollen Savannah River was forecast Wednesday as the Army Corps of Engineers released more floodwaters from Thurmond Lake and its sister reservoirs upstream.…

Fireworks in the rain

Fireworks in the rain

Though plagued by clouds and the occasional thunderstorm, the Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July celebration drew a sizeable crowd last week for lots of fun, food and entertainment and…

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

The dedicated deputy at the county courthouse that was a point of contention only two years before is needed elsewhere, Sheriff Jack Whisenant said at a Monday budget hearing where…

Sales tax holidays set for Aug. 9-10

With the advent of a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the “back to school” sales tax holiday will be Aug. 9-10.…

Widesread Google outage hits UGA, other spots in South

University of Georgia computer users had trouble on Wednesday using Google, but the problem extended far beyond the campus. Online Athens.…

Georgia Sea Turtle Center to release two turtles Friday

Two sea turtles will swim to freedom about 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Dunes Park on Jekyll Island, and the public is invited to watch, the Jekyll Island Authority said.…

Director documents ghost stories of St. Marys

Ghost stories abound in St. Marys. There’s the headless pirate who roams the waterfront looking for his stolen gold (and his head), and the little girl who is often seen…

The South is winning the new Civil War

“There’s a new civil war of sorts — a bloodless one — going on. And the South is winning. This time no shots are being fired and free men of…

Columbia County tops Georgia in physical activity

The county ranks highest in life expectancy. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia improves infant mortality rates, but maternal mortality rates are up Georgia’s rate dropped from 8.4 infant deaths per 1,000 live…

Corps of Engineers tells Augusta to expect rapidly rising river

More floodwaters from Thurmond Lake and its reservoirs have been released and the Savannah River is expected to rise rapidly by two feet. Source: Augusta Chronicle More rain on the way…

Savannah-Chatham County superintendent’s contract renewed

Thomas Lockamy received an excellent evaluation as the school board extended his contract through 2016, awarded his $42,000 annuity and increased his pay.…

Mongolian stir-fry chain to open restaurant in Augusta

Genghis Grill, a Texas-based chain, will fill a vacant, 4,200-square-foot building at 250 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway that was formerly occupied by Souper Salad. Source: Augusta Chronicle Synovus to consolidate…

Bibb County Democratic Party chairman steps down

After party Chairman Fred Swann resigned from the party’s executive committee earlier this week, the party chose Vice Chairwoman Sandy Powell to replace him. Swann had served as chairman since…

Insurance commissioner, two staffers took expensive gifts from lobbyists, disclosures show

ATLANTA | Georgia’s top insurance regulator and two senior staffers accepted $100 a head meals and, in one case, a round of golf last month funded by the industry they…

Isakson, Chambliss, and 44 others call for Obamacare delay

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., along with all 44 of their Republican colleagues, sent a letter today to President Obama urging him to permanently delay the…

Spin cycle always backfires

“Spin doesn’t work. Spin is less than honest. Spinning in one direction usually causes things to turn in the opposite direction. Spin is what you call it when elected officials,…

PharmaCentra doubling staff in Americus

PharmaCentra announced the hiring of 40 to 60 part-time and full-time positions in its Quality Assurance Division in the Americus operations center. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Georgia could follow S.C. in freeing…

Hartwell’s floodgates opened to release excess water

Hartwell’s releases flow through Lake Russell into Thurmond Lake, which is also releasing larger volumes of water into an already swollen Savannah River. Source: Augusta Chronicle With heavy rains, more West…

Lanier Tech’s first director dies

John H. Lloyd Jr. was the first leader of what is now Lanier Technical College. Source: Gainesville Times  Lanier Technical College signs dual enrollment agreement with Lumpkin County Dual enrollment is…

Shop Waldo Local underway in Thomasville

26 downtown businesses are participating in Shop Waldo Local in a project designed to promote small businesses and encourage the community to support local shops, especially during the usually-slow month…

Dalton mayor announces plan to run for governor

In the hours since Dalton Mayor David Pennington unveiled plans to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary next year, plenty of intriguing questions have emerged. Source: Dalton…

Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, gets ticket

Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, gets ticket

An aide to Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers got off with a warning after illegally bringing a gun into a public building.   The Daily Caller.…

Death of Atlanta police officer ruled homicide

Authorities say a suburban Atlanta police officer who was found dead in her house was killed by a gunshot wound to her head. NorthJersey.com.…

Billy Thrift, 78

Billy Othell Thrift, 78, of Folkston passed away Tuesday at the Hospice House in Waycross following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Wednesday  at 6 p.m., at Riverside Chapel…

Florida accidentally bans smartphones and computers

As the story goes, Florida recently passed a law banning Internet cafes that offer slot machine-like games. “The Legislature and governor acted with dizzying speed, leaving many questions as to…

Three Brooks football players killed in wreck

Three high school football players are dead and one person has been air-lifted after a vehicle crashed in Brooks County Tuesday morning around 9:30 a.m. via WALB.com.…

Brantley man faces 21 years 
for drug trafficking, insurance fraud

Gerald Roberson, 46, of Nahunta, Georgia, was sentenced today by United States Chief District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 262 months in prison for his roles in a drug trafficking…

Raindrops keep fallin’ on our heads

Wayne County is wet. The county received 9.72 inches of rain in June, compared with an average of 5.53 inches, according to accuweather.com. via The Press-Sentinel…

Charlton sheriff’s office makes meth, coke busts

Charlton sheriff’s office makes meth, coke busts

A Folkston man and Florida couple were arrested in Charlton County last week for possession of drugs and other charges. via Charlton County Herald…

Conservative groups want no legalization for those in country illegally

ATLANTA | A coalition of groups in Georgia is urging the state’s members of Congress to vote against any immigration reform bill that includes a path to legalization for people…

One grower’s grapes of wrath

One grower’s grapes of wrath

KERMAN, Calif. — In the world of dried fruit, America has no greater outlaw than Marvin Horne, 68.   The Washington Post.…

Savannah museum woldn’t allow girl’s wheelchair inside, family says

A Charlotte, N.C. couple said their 11-year-old daughter was told she couldn’t use her wheelchair at a Savannah museum because it would get the carpet dirty. jacksonville.com.…

Tournament continues fight against cancer

“Battling cancer seems a never-ending war. Yet, for anyone who has ever had cancer, for anyone who has a friend or relative who has struggled against cancer, it is a…

CEO of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center to retire

Keith Peterson has been CEO of the hospital for the past four years; he’s retiring from a 47 year healthcare career. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Tenants with bed bugs may be on…

Forsyth County family visits 36 parks in one day

The Kellogg family set out to visit every public park in Forsyth County in one day, taking part in a ropes course, playing on the playground, and more. Source: Forsyth News…

Newton County students can exercise school choice with transfers

The Newton County School System recently announced that seven of its schools may be able to receive students who wish to exercise school choice under House Bill 251. Source: Newton Citizen…

GIW Industries of Grovetown to be fined again by EPD

For the second time in eight months, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is preparing to fine GIW Industries of Grovetown for not submitting paperwork required by its air-emissions permit. Source: Augusta…

Dalton Mayor David Pennington files to run for governor

Under state law, Pennington will have to step down as mayor to run, but he says he does not plan to step down before the qualifying date in April 2014.…

Augusta hospital, oncology center to pay $1 million fine

Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC, which is owned and operated by the for-profit hospital chain, HCA Inc., and Radiation Oncology Associates, LLP, of Augusta, Georgia, have agreed to pay the…

Funeral notice: Lettie Lee, 80

Lettie Gertrude “Gertie” Warner Lee, 80, of Winokur passed away Saturday at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening (July 9, 2013) at 6…

Satilla exceeds flood stage; expected to hit 14.9 feet

Satilla exceeds flood stage; expected to hit 14.9 feet

Brantley resident tests positive for West Nile

Brantley resident tests positive for West Nile

A Brantley County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), according to officials with the Southeast Health District (SEHD). This is the first positive case of WNV in…

State gas prices fall 1.5 cents per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

Woman’s body dumped at Jax cemetery

A woman’s body was found Sunday on the north side of Jacksonville at Restlawn Cemetery. News – Home.…

Athens police department adds hybrids to its fleet

ATHENS, Ga. AP –The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has added 18 hybrid cars to its patrol fleet. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Georgia’s per capita income ranking continues to tumble

ATLANTA | Georgia has slipped toward the lower rankings of states in per capita income during the last decade. jacksonville.com.…

Waycross murder suspect was known to be felon with gun

A Waycross man arrested Tuesday on a weapons charge was charged Friday with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of two Donalsonville residents, officials said.  jacksonville.com.…

Two shot after July 4 party near Brunswick

Two men were shot early Friday in a conference center parking lot after the end of a July 4 party, police said. jacksonville.com.…

Funeral notice: Blake Loyd, 57

Blake Austin Loyd, 57, of Nahunta died suddenly Thursday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. Visitation will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday followed by funeral service at 3…

Waycross man charged with double homicide in Donalsonville

Waycross man charged with double homicide in Donalsonville

47-year old DanTony Swinson of Waycross is charged with double homicide.…

Sea Island celebration underway

Sea Island Celebration, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, The Cloister and Beach Club. Includes bike tours, contests, games and nightly movies. Features Stars and Stripes Junior Tennis…

Man wanted on multiple sex offenses on child in Jacksonville caught in Savannah

Man wanted on multiple sex offenses on child in Jacksonville caught in Savannah

A man wanted by Jacksonville police on multiple sex-offense charges involving a child was arrested Wednesday in Savannah, Ga. jacksonville.com.…

School lunch choices

Last August, Georgia students returned to school and found some familiar friends missing from their cafeterias — sodium, fat and sugar. This school year, processed grains continue their exit. UGA.…

How craft breweries have transformed six cities

As the breweries churned out beer, they drew visitors and eventually new, young residents – and more small businesses. Source: Macon Telegraph  Piggly Wiggly to close in Tifton Source: Tifton Gazette  Once-stalled…

The promise of independence

“In retrospect, it is easy to forget that the approval of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, was a revolutionary act. As Americans, we have celebrated the Fourth…

UGA study shows community adversity a big factor in obesity

The study looked at community on a larger scale than just household environments. It takes into account unemployment rates, poverty, the types of restaurants in an area and other aspects…

Lake McIntosh in Fayette County now officially open

 Lake McIntosh in Fayette County now officially open The 650-acre lake is situated along portions of the west side of Peachtree City and straddles the Fayette-Coweta County line. Source: Fayette Citizen…

Former Richmond County superintendent resigns in Texas

Some board members in Texas blamed Dana Bedden for overspending, low morale, and dissatisfaction with his expansion of the Spanish instruction and overall curriculum. Source: Augusta Chronicle Muscogee County BOE to…

NAACP wants special Fayette County election

The NAACP wants new elections for the board seats associated with the majority-minority fifth district that it has created on maps proposed to the court. Source: Fayette Citizen News  Tough choices…

Two jailed for posting ‘Townies Go Home’ stickers at Jax beach

Two men were arrested overnight after police said they were placing stickers around Jacksonville Beach that read “Townies Go Home.” News – Home.…

Heavy rain impacts crops for South Georgia farmers

Heavy rain impacts crops for South Georgia farmers

South Georgia farmers are struggling to maintain their crops after an unusually wet June. ActionNewsJax.com.…

July: It’s all about agriculture

“The Times’ weekly It’s All About You feature turns toward agriculture for the month of July. Farming is sometimes referred to as the region’s past, but a short drive proves…

Assisted living center in Commerce raided and 21 workers arrested

Charges filed against the 21 employees include cruelty to people 65 or older and involve accusations of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • Three month investigation led to arrests…

Downtown LaGrange flooded after heavy downpour

About 4.8 inches of rain fell over two hours in LaGrange. Source: LaGrange Daily News  Excessive rainfall threatens crops in Statesboro Cotton is one crop that is facing peril; as water…

Troy University’s Brunswick site to add management degree programs

Troy University’s Brunswick site to add management degree programs Beginning this fall, students will be able to obtain a bachelor of science degree in the three areas of concentration –…

Cordele watermelon packing house scores 100% on food safety audit

Specializing in packing, repacking and distributing watermelons in the Southeastern United States, Danny’s Melon Shed is among those who uphold the highest standards of food safety in the watermelon market.…

Sen. Isakson says Congress will act on immigration and student loans

Sen. Isakson said he expects the House to pass a law that requires that the border with Mexico be secured before any of the immigration reforms take place. Source: Dalton Daily…

Supporters of Egyptian president say military coup is underway

CAIRO — Armored cars, tanks and troops deployed in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday, and advisers said they had lost contact with President Mohammed Morsi in what they described as…

Brunswick author’s book released nationwide

Brunswick resident and author Joann Newbern this week celebrates the nationwide release of her new romance novel, “A Place for Me.” The story introduces readers to Lacy Wise, a journalist…

Funeral notice: Jerome Griffin, 67

Racepond — Jerome Dale Griffin, 67, of Racepond, passed away Monday  at his residence after a short illness. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Frye…

Researchers tout progress in glioblastoma fight

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered a molecular pathway involved in the deadly spread of the most lethal kind of brain cancer. Their findings, which appear in the advanced…

Obamacare employer mandate implementation postponed

Businesses won’t be fined for not providing health insurance to their employees for one more year, the Obama administration said Tuesday evening, announcing that they would delay the implementation of…

Lake Seminole shooting victims identified

Two people were found dead inside a South Georgia home Monday morning. The house is in the 8000 block of Northwood Drive in Donalsonville  and was roped off with crime…

Florida misspelled twice on interstate sign

Florida misspelled twice on interstate sign

The Florida Department of Transportation had some explaining to do when Florida was misspelled on an Interstate 95 exit sign in Jacksonville. News – Home.…

Georgians advised to show caution with fireworks

Most fireworks are illegal in Georgia, but that won’t stop people from experiencing the rush of nearly blowing their hand off. The Red and Black…

Brunswick library has rough start after split

Brunswick library has rough start after split

The first day of the Marshes of Glynn Library System in Brunswick didn’t run smoothly, mainly because computers weren’t running at all. With no Internet or library database available, the…

River headed to flood stage again

River headed to flood stage again

The Satilla River is headed towards flood stage again. The river currently stands at just under 11 feet, considered the “action stage” by NOAA, and is expected to rise to…

Severe weather

Severe weather

A significant weather advisory has been issued for southeastern Wayne, eastern Brantley, northwestern Camden and western Glynn counties for strong winds and excessive lightning until 6:15 p.m. At 5:38 p.m.…

Group now has 700+ signatures to save Charlton hospital

Group now has 700+ signatures to save Charlton hospital

Citizens to Save Charlton Memorial organizer Lawanda Jones was thrilled to count over 700 signatures obtained for their petition to ask the county commission to help keep the hospital open.…

Congressman: Gerrymandering bad for majority

“If I had to put my finger on one thing [that’s wrong with Congress today], it would be … gerrymandering,” U.S. Rep. John Barrow said to an audience in Jesup…

Richmond Hill man named PTA national president

One of Richmond Hill’s own has taken the reins of the National Parent Teacher Association and has made history in the process. via Coastal Courier…

Brunswick library has rough start since split

The first day of the Marshes of Glynn Library System in Brunswick didn’t run smoothly, mainly because computers weren’t running at all. With no Internet or library database available, the…

Egypt’s crisis signals the unraveling of yet another Arab nation-state

When British and French diplomats sat down to draw the boundaries of the modern Middle East, one country required no ruler and compass to define it.   People lived in Egypt…

21 charged in cruelty to Alzheimer’s sufferers

COMMERCE | Nearly two-dozen former employees of a Georgia center for people with Alzheimer’s disease are facing more than 70 charges amid allegations of cruel treatment of patients.  jacksonville.com.…

County libraries need right resources to thrive

As of today, Brunswick and the Golden Isles are no longer part of the now six-county Three Rivers Regional Library System, Glynn County. Its two public libraries, one in the…

‘Your Carbon Footprint’ event to be held in Cartersville July 11

Ed Bostwick, a retired biology and geology professor at Kennesaw State University, will share his research concerning personal stewardship of the Earth, dwindling fossil fuel reserves, climate change and what…

‘Superstar’ UGA engineering dean retires

Dale Threadgill has retired after 38 years at UGA. Source: Red&Black.com New provost named at Georgia College Dr. Kelli Brown has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs. Source: Milledgeville…

C.M. Tanner Grocery Co. celebrates 120 years in Carrollton

The wholesale company is now run by Tanner’s great-grandson, John Tanner III, whom everyone calls Johnny.…

Chambliss, Isakson send letter to HHS secretary Sebelius

The letter repeats an earlier demand for answers on why Kathleen Sebelius has solicited money from regulated health care companies to help the private, non-profit group that is enrolling Americans…

Zornes charged with battery in domestic violence case

Zornes charged with battery in domestic violence case

The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old Boots Harrison Road man on charges of domestic violence this week. Merriell Zornes was arrested and charged with battery after deputies were…

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