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Total of six West Nile cases found In Valdosta area

Total of six West Nile cases found In Valdosta area

VALDOSTA — The recent rain may have led to two new cases of the West Nile virus being reported Monday in the Valdosta area. There have been a total of…

Policy changes should not affect wood-pellet plans at Wilmington port

Energy policy changes across the Atlantic could affect how long the boom in the U.S. wood pellet industry will last, forestry experts and industry opponents say. StarNewsOnline.com.…

GOP to donors: Democratic Senate majority is in serious trouble

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is making the case to top donors and senators in a new memo obtained by NBC News that a GOP majority is within their grasp.…

Flowers Foods completes Hostess bread buyout

Flowers Foods Inc. has completed its $355 million acquisition of several breads, bakeries and other assets from the company previously known as Hostess Brands. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Georgia sticking with nationwide Common Core curriculum but will write own exams, governor says

ATLANTA | Georgia won’t be part of a multi-state testing plan that was part of the controversial Common Core curriculum agreement, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. jacksonville.com.…

Severe weather alert

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Brantley until 3:30 p.m.…

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service, says the nuisance mosquitoes are expected to be particularly bad in coming weeks. Home.…

Corson charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

Corson charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

Justin Evan Corson,18, was arrested and charged July 17 with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs, weaving over the roadway and headlight requirements…

Tybee sewage: The straight flush

Sometimes, starting from scratch is the best and only option. In the case of Tybee Island’s antiquated sewer lines, city officials rightly agree. Island residents should, too. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday…

Columbus Regional to delay capital campaign

A lawsuit has been filed against the John B. Amos Cancer Center alleging billing fraud. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday Athens group considers adopting Nevada program to offer health care to uninsured The…

Lightning damages Pickens County airport runway

The lightning damage covered a 12-feet-long area and was near the edge of the runway, so planes were still able to land and takeoff on Thursday. Source: Pickens County Progress Sugar…

Richmond County schools prep for new accountability measure

Superintendent Frank Roberson’s cabinet has developed a plan to better monitor student achievement data and work with principals on a consistent leadership protocol for their schools. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Split between…

Free I.T. Athens and Economic Justice Center to lose workspaces

The groups had been leasing property and, when they tried to renew the lease, could not find the landlord and found out later that the property was seized by a…

Augusta Commission members love to travel at taxpayers’ expense

“Augusta Commission members’ love of learning is exceeded only by their love to travel. For the third time in as many months, they’re at a conference. Five of them anyway.…

State gasoline prices up 3.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…