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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.…