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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…