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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,…