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Brasiel ‘family’ facing felony drug charges

Brasiel ‘family’ facing felony drug charges

Four members of the Waynesville household where accused murderer Raymond Michael Brasiel lived have been arrested on felony drug charges.…

Bacon preparing for ‘the next big thing’ — pomegranates?

Look out, blueberries! Pomegranates could very well be Bacon County’s next big crop.…

1,100 signatures don’t convince Charlton to save hospital

1,100 signatures don’t convince Charlton to save hospital

The Citizens to Save Charlton Memorial will regroup this week after the county commission took no action on their request to give financial assistance to the ailing hospital. via Charlton…

State jobless rate up to 8.6 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June. The rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from…

TRRLS hands over funds to court

In an ongoing dispute between the Three Rivers Regional Library System and two Glynn County libraries that recently quit the organization, the TRRLS has agreed to hand over $546,000 in…

Jones to Glynn BOE: Go back to drawing board

The Board of Education meeting room held a capacity crowd for the second of the three public hearings scheduled on the 2013-2014 school system millage rate increase. Public speakers were…

Brunswick eyes ordinance for filling vacancies

The Brunswick City Commission continues to refine a draft ordinance that outlines a procedure for filling commission vacancies. The new ordinance defines how the commission will select a mayor or…

Proposed arena: Council must be transparent

Proposed arena: Council must be transparent “Let’s hope the city of Savannah does a better job with an upcoming study of proposed sites for a new arena than it did…

Health care for uninsured in Athens: Innovations to reduce costs

A local coalition of health care providers called the Athens Health Network is seeking relief by looking to a program in Reno, Nevada. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • Steering patients away from needless…

Sharp rise in snakebites in Georgia

The Georgia Poison Center has had over 200 calls about snake bites since January. Source: WSB-TV Red snapper season to open in August The red snapper season has not been open…

Augusta’s Teleperformance to add 130 jobs to customer service center

Teleperformance is an international customer service contractor. Source: Augusta Chronicle Synovus to sell $130 million in preferred stock The funds raised will repay the U.S. Treasury under the Troubled Asset Relief…

Michelle Nunn enters U.S. Senate race

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia and CEO of one of the nation’s largest volunteer organizations, has announced her intent to run for the…