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Fort Stewart commander nominated to assist Hagel

The Army’s top general at Fort Stewart has been nominated for a promotion to senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The Defense Department announced Friday that Maj. Gen.…

Ludowici terrorist pleads guilty to murder

The leader of the “Forever Enduring, Always Ready” (FEAR) militia group pleaded guilty July 19 in Long County Superior Court to two counts of malice murder in the deaths of…

Wheat production up, and so are exports in Brunswick port

Georgia Ports Authority officials say a strong wheat crop has led to an increase in exports from the Port of Brunswick. Ports officials say the first export vessel of the…

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Movement Struggles To Find Focus

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Movement Struggles To Find Focus

In the two weeks since George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the same activists galvanized by his trial are finding it hard to focus the energy of the Trayvon Martin movement. via GPB.…

Synovus repays TARP

Synovus repays TARP

Synovus Financial Corp. on Friday officially paid back about $967.9 million it borrowed from regulators as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).   Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

CSX gives to OTC Foundation

CSX gives to OTC Foundation

Phil Logan, right, CSX Transportation terminal superintendent for the Waycross Rice Yard, and Jake Hunter, left, assistant terminal superintendent, recently met with Okefenokee Technical College President Glenn Deibert at OTC…

Valdosta transfers liability on 17 acres of buried garbage

The 17-acre tract was bought to offload management of groundwater and methane from a neighboring 74-acre parcel. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  Carrollton GreenBelt construction underway Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Filming concludes in Douglasville…

State’s Medicaid redesigns healthcare for foster children

State officials hope changes they’re initiating will bring wellness and health for 27,000 children in foster care, adoption assistance and select youth in the juvenile justice system in the upcoming…

State DNR offers boaters free fishing on birthday

Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish free on their birthday – and for two days afterward – as part of their boat registration fee,…

Adairsville Middle School unveils e-book program

This is the first school in Bartow County to give all students laptops they can take home with them. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Former president of Columbus College dies at…

Cabela’s to open store in Augusta

Cabela’s Inc. said Thursday that it will construct a 42,000-square-foot store near Costco at the Village at Riverwatch commercial development. Source: Augusta Chronicle • Cabela’s to open first Georgia stores Two stores…

Peake firm on decision to switch to nonpartisan elections

State Rep. Allen Peake said Thursday he knew there would be criticism from the community when he and other members of Bibb County’s legislative delegation changed partisan elections to nonpartisan…

Ware County commissioners OK $20.9 million budget

The Ware County board of commissioners Monday approved a $20.9 million 2014 general fund budget that reflects a decrease of $316,575 from the 2013 budget. Following a public hearing at…

Blackshear man charged with bilking RR retirement board

A Blackshear man was arrested Tuesday on felony theft by deception charges after it was determined he bilked the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board of more than $20,000 in unemployment benefits more than…

North Korea displays captured U.S. ship on which Waycrossan served

Wayne Anderson, a young seaman from Waycross, was among the crew of the USS Pueblo, a spy ship seized off North Korea’s east coast in the late 1960s, who spent…

Deal names property appraiser to replace Brunswick commissioner

Deal names property appraiser to replace Brunswick commissioner

RUNSWICK | Emmitt Nolan will be sworn into the City Commission and begin campaigning for his next term almost simultaneously.…