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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.…