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South Georgia legislator arrested for DUI again

DOUGLAS, GA — According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Representative Chuck Sims (R-Ambrose) has been arrested and charged with DUI for a second time in 2013. via MySouthwestGA.com.…

Brasiel charged in murder

Brasiel charged in murder

A 20-year-old Waynesville man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death of a 55-year-old Ternest Lane man and stabbing of a 50-year-old woman, also a…

Murder, stabbing victims identified

Murder, stabbing victims identified

(Update: Unconfirmed reports indicate that a suspect  has been arrested in the investigation, and while a name has been mentioned, we won’t post it till we’re sure of it.) The…

Family: National Guard to join search for missing Brunswick mother

Family: National Guard to join search for missing Brunswick mother

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The National Guard will join the search for a missing mother in Brunswick.…

Georgia congressman calls for VA secretary to resign

Georgia congressman calls for VA secretary to resign

A Georgia congressman is calling for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to step down over concerns with oversight at Atlanta’s VA Medical Center. AccessNorthGa.…

Opinion: Take government out of public education

There is another major reduction Congress can make to the federal budget to spare taxpayers billions of dollars annually. It can do what Republicans set out to do prior to…

Georgia Democrats blame their numbers on gerrymandering

This week, Georgia’s revered civil rights icon and congressman U.S. Rep. John Lewis testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the first congressional hearing after the Supreme Court’s decision last…

Despite rains, no blueberry blues for Georgia

In the wake of a cold spring and more than 35 inches of rain, Georgia’s blueberry crop has prevailed. UGA.…

Thomaston Ritz Theatre featured in music video by T Hardy Morris

Thomaston Ritz Theatre featured in music video by T Hardy Morris

ATLANTA – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce Georgia’s “Places in Peril” will be featured in a series of music videos for “Audition Tapes,” the debut…

Heinze polygraph examiner under investigation for untruths

BRUNSWICK | A polygraph examiner who testified on Thursday in Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder case is himself the subject of a perjury investigation, an official said. jacksonville.com.…

Guyton man arrested on child porn charges

A Guyton man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ronald Mullins, 50, was arrested Thursday afternoon following a search of a residence on Barrister Circle, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office…

Elliott Brack: Think low-tech when battling the mosquito this summer

“All the rain that has poured down on us in the Atlanta area this year may produce something besides greenery. We may see one of the worst mosquito seasons in…

‘Golden years’ shorter and sicker in Southern states

The figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate life expectancy for people 65 years old, and what portion will be free of the illnesses and…

Celebration of Literacy held in Dalton

The year-old effort offers reading programs inside local schools, churches, doctors’ offices, the Dalton-Whitfield County Library and the community center, among other places, to make sure local children are getting…

Winn-Dixie begins ‘backpack’ fundraising effort for food banks

Proceeds from the Summer Hunger Relief Backpack Program will help food banks fill backpacks for children with nutritious, fresh foods to give them “healthy foundations for the school weeks ahead,”…

Macon-Bibb County mayoral candidates face off

All six candidates were in attendance at the event hosted by the NAACP. Source: WMAZ-TV Political Insider: Jack Kingston becomes defense industry’s candidate of choice “In nearly every public appearance on…

Search for missing mother continues on daughter’s first birthday

Search for missing mother continues on daughter’s first birthday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Dozens of volunteers are canvassing Brunswick neighborhoods and businesses in a desperate search for 22-year-old Amber Whited. The search for the mother of two has renewed meaning. It is her…