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Bodies of mother and son found in van on east side identified

UPDATE: The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office has identified the mother and son found dead in a van as Dorothy Daniels and John Glenn Daniels. They were discovered in a van…

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state is going to sue the state of Georgia over its increased consumption of water that is limiting flow to the Apalachicola River. Scott…

Covington school officials: Student’s ‘God is Dead’ art will remain on display

Administrators at a Georgia high school say there are no plans to remove student artwork with the proclamation that “God is Dead!” despite complaints from at least one parent. Crystal…

Edward Blackman Sr., 77

ATKINSON — Edward “Stanley” Blackman Sr., 77, of Atkinson passed away Monday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness. A visitation will be held Wednesday at…

Glynn faces $162,000 upcharge in murder trial relocation

The Glynn County Board of  Commissioners is expected to approve the re-appropriation of $162,000 from the general fund  balance to the  Superior Court’s ‘Felony Murder Case’ budget for the trial of 17-year-old De’Marquis…

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

The mother of a man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a life-long Braves fan. Connie Homer of Conyers,…

Former Waycross preacher indicted in April abduction of teenage wife

An indictment unsealed last week in Ware County Superior Court charges a former preacher with kidnapping his estranged teenage wife, whom he and his former wife had taken in as…

Nicholls woman dies in Monday night crash near Alma

A Nicholls woman was killed Monday night in the crash of her pickup truck near Alma, the Georgia state patrol said. Gidget Tanner, 41, was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger…

Big rig wrecks close I-95 SB in St. Augustine

Interstate 95 southbound at State Road 206 south of St. Augustine was closed Tuesday morning due to fuel spill and debris left from two separate crashes involving tractor-trailers.…

Albany experts continue battle against childhood obesity

Experts in Albany are still seeing a consistent rate for children struggling with obesity. Source: WALB-TV Fort Benning hospital pharmacy to remain closed on Saturdays because of budget cuts Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer…

Monday was Savannah’s hottest day so far this year

Temperatures hit 97 degrees on Monday. Source: Savannah Morning News Georgia’s squirrel hunting season begins this week Squirrel season begins Thursday and runs through the end of February. Cummings says hunters…

Carrollton City Schools consider plan for CES addition

Carrollton City Schools is moving forward with plans to add a new wing designed for the system’s youngest learners at Carrollton Elementary School. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Carroll County Schools add to…

Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council seeks executive director

The salary for the position may increase. Source: Rockdale Citizen  Peanuts survive heavy rains, for the most part Crops of peanuts have not experienced the disease pressure often associated with weather…

Bartow County’s Democratic Party chairman is ‘right where he wants to be’

Dr. J.M. “Joe” Prince has been chairman of the Democratic Party in Bartow County since 2004. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News New chief justice named for Georgia State Supreme Court Judge…

123 soldiers return to Hunter Army Airfield

Nicknamed the Workhorse Battalion, the soldiers had been serving for the last nine months in Afghanistan. Source: WSAV-TV U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary urges Medicaid expansion in Georgia Secretary Kathleen…

Lawmakers move toward earlier 2014 primary date

There is growing support among leading politicians to move next year’s primary vote to the earliest date in Georgia history, a move some Republicans hope could prevent the contest for…

Race discrimination claims against Deen thrown out

A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big…

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

A North Georgia judge revealed this morning that FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman, former head of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, faces a criminal investigation in connection…

St. Marys police rounding up suspects in Sunday shooting death

The St. Marys police have identified several people they want to speak with about the weekend shooting death of a Camden County man at an apartment complex, Lt. Johnny Guy…

Body found in Ogeechee River identified

One person is dead after drowning in the Ogeechee River on Sunday. David Ehsanipoor with the Effingham County Sheriff Department said the body of 33-year-old William Young, of Springfield, was…

St. Marys family left homeless by fire last week

A St. Marys family of five was left homeless after a fire struck their Park Street home last week. The St. Marys Fire Department said the fire apparently originated in…

Glynn water, sewer board to let director’s contract expire

The Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission has voted to let the contract of director Keith Morgan expire on Dec. 31. The decision came on a split vote with…

Glynn OKs 5.673 millage rate, same since 2009

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners have approved a millage rate of 5.673 for the current fiscal year. The millage rate has not changed since 2009 when it dropped slightly…

Bacon County robber finally captured in Columbia County

Bacon County officials finally have their hands on a man who stole several thousands of dollars worth of firearms and electronics in a January burglary and a February robbery. Kenneth…

Bacon governmental agencies try to hold millage rate line

Two of three governmental bodies plan to hold the line on taxes in Bacon County. The Bacon County Board of Commissioners will hold the millage rate at 13.98 — the…

Georgia now tracking drugs to address abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a “huge” problem that Georgia is only now implementing a system to monitor and curb, the second-to-last state to do so, an official said. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday…

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful seeks more volunteers

The group needs more participants in the Adopt-A-Mile program. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen   Chatham County to address overgrown grass and litter problems Tall grass and an overgrowth of weeds along…

Columbus: Meet the Namans — one family, six Ivy Leaguers

A look at how one family put emphasis on education and successfully got all four children into Ivy League colleges. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday Clarke County BOE and AT&T move closer to…

Rayonier asks for refund of $1.5 million in local taxes

The money represents the difference between what Rayonier has paid in property taxes on its timberland (excluding the timber) for the past five years and what it would have paid…

Rep. Jack Kingston says national security is his top priority

Kingston spoke Saturday at the Coweta County Republican Party meeting. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Augusta businessman challenges Rep. Barrow on Obamacare Augusta businessman Rick Allen made his second campaign visit in two…

Audio: Sequestration has Warner Robins on edge

Warner Robins, Ga., is a booming community that is entirely dependent on civilian Defense Department employment. The local Air Force Base is massive, but because it’s mostly a logistics depot,…

Labor commissioner shares good, bad news

In recent years, there’s been good news and bad news about Georgia’s job market. #State Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler shared a bit of both when he spoke at…

New hunting regulations available

The 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.    This guide provides important…

APS takes action on mold issue at high school

APS takes action on mold issue at high school

Atlanta Public School district leaders say they are taking aggressive action after parents complained of mold at a local high school. Parents at Booker T. Washington High School in southwest…

Sen. Fort, alumni say ‘scandalous’ stadium dealings are threat to Morris Brown

State Sen. Vincent Fort and a group of Morris Brown College alumni on Friday criticized recent negotiations surrounding the future site of a new $1 billion stadium for the Atlanta…

Swimmer reported missing on the Ogeechee in Effingham

A swimmer has been reported missing on the Ogeechee River. The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources are searching near Steel Bridge, located at the Bulloch…

Man shot to death at St. Marys apartment complex

St. Marys police are investigating the shooting death of a man at an apartment complex, officials said Sunday. The body of Jepaul M. Mainor, 22, was lying between two buildings…

BARC plans major fundraiser

BARC, Brantley Animal Rescue Coalitiion, is teaming up with Natural Life Teen Clothing and Accessories to sponsor a major fundraiser at the Denny’s parking area located off the I-95 exit…

Opinion: Georgia should avoid tax proposal

icture this: It’s April 2016. Your income tax return is due. While you still have to pay the federal income tax, there is no longer a state income tax. Sounds…

Rayonier asks for $1.5 million refund of Wayne property taxes

Rayonier Forest Resources is asking for $1.487 million in refunds from Wayne County property taxes. The money represents the difference between what Rayonier has paid in property taxes on its…

GE Appliances expands cooking appliance plant in LaFayette

A ribbon cutting was held on August 9 on a new expansion of GE Appliances cooking products plant in LaFayette. The expansion will include a new 1,100-ton power press (pictured),…

Arnie Morgan, 69

NAHUNTA – Arnie Lavell Morgan, 69, of Nahunta died Saturday morning at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Sunday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral…

Report: Amazon.com to collect sales tax in Georgia beginning in September

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1. The newspaper reported Friday that a company spokesman confirmed the move, which was hailed…

Friendly Express launches digital programs with OpenStore

Georgia convenience store chain  Friendly Express Inc. teamed up with OpenStore by GasBuddy to introduce several digital programs to its customers, including a branded mobile application (app). The app features…

School board upholds coach’s termination amid inappropriate touching allegations

School board upholds coach’s termination amid inappropriate touching allegations

The Brantley County Board of Education upheld the termination of baseball coach Keith Mobley late Thursday night after a nearly 12 hour hearing into allegations that he inappropriately touched a…

Judge: Baby murder defendant’s sister Sabrina will not be tried in Marietta with him and their mother

De’Marquise Elkins, 18, and his mother, Karimah, are the only ones of four family members who will be tried in Marietta beginning Aug. 19 in the March 21 shooting death…

Falcon fans not thrilled with the new NFL bag policy

Clear plastic, vinyl and PVC bags in sizes up to 12-by-6-by-12 are the new requirement. Fans can still carry items in their pockets and small clutch purses are allowed, but…

Senate control hinges on southern Democrats

The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trending Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, the ability of the 71-year-old GOP leader to hold his Kentucky seat and the eventual outcome of a…

Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk in development

Placing an educational spin on physical activity, the Community Health Network is creating the Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk in partnership with Bartow History Museum and Cartersville Downtown Development Authority.…

Dolphin family saved in Wilmington River

A dolphin was entangled in a blue crab-pot buoy and her calf, swimming nearby, would have died as well if she hadn’t been rescued by a number of people. Source: Savannah…

UGA Department of Chemistry employee faces 34 counts of felony computer trespass

Rebecca Jane Pruett, an administrative assistant in the DoC, trespassed into the Gmail accounts of two chemistry department employees; Pruett is the daughter of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry’s…

Man faces 42 charges in connection with setting up fake newspaper in Gainesville

Joshua Brian Randolph is believed to have started a fraudulent newspaper, the Gainesville Observer. Source: Gainesville Times Marietta Daily Journal launches upgrade to website Source: Marietta Daily Journal Rome stores expecting increase…

Rep. Jack Kingston says his extensive knowledge of the military will help his campaign

Kingston spoke at the Thomasville Rotary Club on Thursday about his views on matters of defense. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Thomasville native Todd Robinson to run for U.S. Senate Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Martin…

All jail visitations in Troup County now video chat

Face-to-face visitation is no longer at the Troup County Jail and instead, visitors will go to a Visitation Center building in the front parking lot at the Troup County Sheriff’s…

Georgia to limit abortion coverage in employee plan

Georgia will join seven other states that ban coverage of abortions in nearly all instances for those enrolled in the state employee health insurance plan. The decision Thursday by the…

BCHS baseball coach’s termination for touching upheld by school board

The Brantley County Board of Education upheld the termination of baseball coach Keith Mobley late Thursday night after a day long hearing into allegations that he inappropriately touched a female…

St. Augustine teen dies in Charlton car crash

St. Augustine teen dies in Charlton car crash

Garrett Jones, 13, was a sweet person with a big smile. He loved to hunt and fish and play video games. And he was smart; the kind of kid who…

Georgia’s food stamp numbers are troubling economic indicator

Georgia legislators have a pressing issue to tackle when they convene for the 2014 session of the General Assembly in January. They must focus on the reason or reasons for…

Source of Braves’ hot streak might be waffles

Behold, the power of the waffle. The Atlanta Braves are the hottest team in baseball, having won 13 straight games. But that run might not be due to solid pitching…

Will Pierce settle lawsuit with former EMS director?

Will the county settle out of court with former Pierce County Emergency Medical Service and Emergency Management Agency director and fire coordinator Ken Justice? County attorney Willis Blacknall III indicated…

Mold, mildew prompts Atkinson County Health Department closure

Mold and mildew in the Atkinson County Health Department in Pearson has prompted the closure of the relatively new building as public health officials look for a temporary location to…

Obama plugs Jacksonville, Brunswick port deepening projects on Leno

President Barack Obama used his televised interview with Jay Leno to slip in a plug for three Southeastern states seeking federal funds to deepen the waterways cargo ships navigate to…

CDC says first national sign of drop in childhood obesity

The biggest declines were in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey and South Dakota. Each saw their obesity numbers fall at least 1 percentage point. Source: Athens Banner-Herald New poll shows most…

Peachtree City residents find dirty water flowing from faucets again

Manganese is the main ingredient in the brown water flowing from faucets; mud is also a factor. Source: Fayette Citizen News Georgia Aquarium denied permit to import 18 beluga whales The…

$147 million school opens in Atlanta

North Atlanta High has opened in an old IBM building and stands at 11 stories tall and has a 900-car parking deck; about 1,400 students will attend classes there. Source: New…

Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy wins another award for cheese

Sweet Grass Dairy won third-place for its Green Hill in the Soft-Ripened category at the American Cheese Society Annual Conference and Competition in Madison, Wisc. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Elmet Technologies is…

Dalton Mayor Pennington sees Barge as ‘another political insider’

Pennington, who is running for governor, says State Schools Superintendent John Barge, who announced his intent to run for governor, is just another political insider. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Hall County…

Atlanta mayor says Atlanta has partial deal for new Falcons stadium

The agreement to buy Friendship Baptist Church amounts to a partial victory for stadium supporters. To complete the deal, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority would still need to reach…

Gwinnett grandma chases, rams van into fleeing burglars

Gwinnett grandma chases, rams van into fleeing burglars

A Gwinnett County grandmother chased burglars from her home and rammed their car twice with her minivan to get them to stop. via ActionNewsJax.com.…

Report: Reducing, eliminating state income tax brings problems

A report released this morning highlights the political challenges to Republican proposals to reduce or eliminate the state income tax. The Augusta Chronicle.…

Two killed in Bacon County small plane crash

Bacon County Coroner Vic Peacock says a man and woman from the metro Atlanta area have been killed in a small plane crash. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Atlanta immigration activist ‘polite but uncompromising’

He says the United States is filling up with immigrants who do not respect the law or the American way of life. He refers to Latino groups as “the tribalists,”…

Waycross woman flooded out of house waits for officials to determine who’s at fault

Waycross woman flooded out of house waits for officials to determine who’s at fault

City and county officials have visited the house but neither have claimed responsibility and no one has let her know if she’ll get any help via MORE  …

Police release IDs of seven arrested in Savannah sting last week

Police release IDs of seven arrested in Savannah sting last week

Police on Monday released the identities of seven people charged in a sting Friday in Savannah that resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons. savannahnow.com.…

Lilburn teenager charged in fake emergency calls to Pittsburgh 911

A 17-year-old Georgia teen has been charged with posing as a 13-year-old girl whose mother had been shot during a domestic abuse incident in Westmoreland County, leading to the deployment…

State schools superintendent may run for governor

State schools superintendent may run for governor

Georgia state schools Superintendent John Barge says he’s considering challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in next year’s Republican primary. WALB.com…

Missing Springfield woman found

Missing Springfield woman found

SPRINGFIELD, GA – The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office has found a woman reported missing earlier.  …

Teens hospitalized after homeowner opens fire during attempted burglary

DeKalb County police say two teens accused of breaking into a house were shot by the homeowner and have been hospitalized.  The Republic…

Long County OKs home burial for soldier

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County. via Coastal Courier…

Suspended and indicted Brunswick commissioner will seek re-election

Suspended and indicted Brunswick commissioner will seek re-election

Suspended City Commissioner James Brooks must clear a pair of daunting hurdles if he’s to return to office in 2014. First, he has to convince a Camden County jury that…

Woodbine businessman Stan Smith pleads guilty to drug charge

Woodbine businessman Phillip Stanley “Stan” Smith will serve five years in jail and five more on probation after he pleaded guilty Monday to possession of marijuana with the intent to…

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Washington Post to be sold to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, the company announced in…

Victims of fraud case get $27 million back

United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced today the payment of over $27 million in restitution to the victims of the largest fraud case ever prosecuted in the Southern District…

Georgia gasoline prices up 1 cent

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

A-Rod sole holdout on MLB suspensions

A-Rod sole holdout on MLB suspensions

Alex Rodriguez remained the lone holdout while All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were among 12 players who accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball on Monday as…

Chattanooga newspaper fires editor for headline critical of Obama

The opinion page editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press has been fired over a headline of an editorial that was highly critical of President Barack Obama’s new “jobs plan.” Editor &…

Failing Newsweek sold to IBT

Newsweek, the iconic newsmagazine brand, has been acquired by IBT Media, which publishes the news website International Business Times. Editor & Publisher…

Maher: Comparing Islam to Christianity just wrong

On HBO’s “Real Time” on Friday night, host Bill Maher entertained CSU-San Bernardino professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism, who maintained that despite…

Gun purchases in Newtown nearly double since Sandy Hook

Gun purchases in Newtown nearly double since Sandy Hook

According to a Wall Street Journal report, applications for permits to purchase guns (for the record, it’s ridiculous to need a permit just to purchase a gun), have nearly doubled year…

Tips lead to Port Wentworth auto thief’s arrest

Tips lead to Port Wentworth auto thief’s arrest

According to the Port Wentworth Police, the suspected auto thief who eluded police at Wal-Mart in Pooler Monday morning is now in custody.   The Coastal Source.…

Opinion: GOP consulting class not in touch anymore

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan criticized Republican consultants and their inability to connect with the conservative base on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, while Dan Balz of The Washington Post…

Editorial: Official Washington vs. The People

President Obama and Harry Reid have worked out a deal to exempt Congressional employees  including members of Congress from being treated like everyone else, and having to help pay the…

Gilmer County calls for cleaning supply donations

Donated goods will be received at the Gilmer County Emergency Operations Center (formerly the Goodwill) at 1123 Progress Road, Elijay, Ga. Please call 706-635-3424 to arrange a delivery. …

College withdrawal leaves Glynn science fair in peril

The opportunity for Glynn County students to participate in regional, state, and national science and engineering fairs is in peril. The situation is that since the pullout of the College…

Richard ‘Fat’ Boatwright, 81

Richard James “Fat” Boatwright, 81, of Hortense passed away Saturday at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be Sunday starting at 6 p.m. at The Hortense Church of…

Source: MLB tells Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended

Source: MLB tells Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended

NEW YORK | Major League Baseball told the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday for his links to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs…

Atlanta to host ‘The Great Bull Run’ in October

The Great Bull Run is a new event planned for several U.S. cities that will unleash bulls through fenced-in courses and chase people; The Atlanta event is planned for the…

Back to school, a change in mornings

“In a couple of days, it will be time to wake up early. It will be time to wait on the arrival of school buses. It will be time for…

Illegal buttocks injections kill and maim

Deaths from black market buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York. Source: Wall Street Journal/AP CEO of clinics accused of fraud speaks out Ed…

Hard Labor Creek State Park to offer kayak tours for meteor shower viewing

The park is holding its first annual Paddle Under the Perseids program in which visitors travel in two-person kayaks out to the center of the lake for a good vantage…

UGA’s Morehead speaks to graduates at his first ceremony

“Be of good service,” Morehead said, pointing out to the graduates that they are now ambassadors for the university. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday Warner Robins police donate patrol cars to Central Georgia…

Buffalo Creek Technology Park is close to its first tenant

The $8 million, 115 acre park opened May 11, 2012. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Pooler officials visit Jacksonville for ideas on new outlet mall Three council members and five other officials rented…

Rep. Murphy of Augusta dies after battle with cancer

Murphy, a state representative for 11 years, was 60. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Rep. Paul Broun to host town hall meeting in Crawford on August 12 Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday • Rep. Westmoreland to hold…

I-95 crash kills 24-year-old Savannah woman

A Savannah woman was killed early Sunday when she lost control of her car on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville and struck a median concrete barrier, the Florida Highway Patrol said.…

Georgia becomes the center of the political storm over Obamacare

ATLANTA — For three days last week, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens put Georgia into the center of the political storm over Obamacare, and as is usually the case with politics,…

WaPo’s Klein discovers Obama economy stinks

The Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein has made a startling discovery courtesy of the far left Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the actual employment rate, has stunk since Obama…

UGA workshops aimed at home-based businesses

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and Small Business Development Centers are collaborating to offer workshops across the state to help individuals think through the decision to start a home-based…

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Companies that provide horse-drawn carriage tours of Savannah say they’re working together to flag messes caused by the animals and keep the downtown area clean.   ActionNewsJax.com.…

Judge: Incriminating statement by baby murder suspect may be used in trial

Judge: Incriminating statement by baby murder suspect may be used in trial

A judge ruled Friday that profane and possibly incriminating statements De’Marquise Elkins made to police can be used when he is tried for murder in the March death of a…

Controversial inscription removed from MLK memorial in Washington

Plans call for sculptor Lei Yixin to carve grooves over the former words to match existing horizontal “striation” marks in the memorial. Lei said he is working to deepen all…

Piedmont Newnan Hospital president and CEO to retire August 31

The news of G. Michael Bass’ abrupt retirement shocked the community. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hospitals work to keep out pests Two Augusta exterminators work at the Georgia Regents Medical Center to…

UGA marine scientist on site after natural gas well blows up in Gulf

Joye organized the first rapid response research cruise four days following the Hercules natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place July 22.  Source: Athens Banner-Herald Heavy…

Retaining wall cracking at new Muscogee County’s Carver High

The retaining wall is no small deal — it’s five stories high and about two football fields long — keeping the Delmar Apartments 30 feet away safe from an avalanche.…

Augusta-area DISH customers blocked from Fox channel

Augusta is one of 36 markets where broadcast channels owned by Raycom Media have been blocked on DISH until the company agrees to pay a “massive price increase,” according to…

Georgia included in national ground beef recall

Supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are two of the stores recalling the ground beef. Source: WJCL-TV GWCC Authority officially breaks negotiations with church over new Falcons stadium The state offered Mt.…

Meet Nathan Deal, Georgia’s food stamp governor

Remember when Newt Gingrich cynically slapped the “food stamp president” label on Barack Obama? Obama didn’t deserve it. When he made his racially-tinged crack, the ex-speaker hoped you’d forgotten that…

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former state Sen. Robert J. Mellow has been transferred to a federal prison in Georgia. Mellow, 70, of Archbald, was serving his 16-month prison sentence at a minimum security camp at…

GBI says Brantley skeleton was young woman

A skeleton found in Brantley County Tuesday afternoon is thought to be the remains of a white female between 14 and 26 years old, officials said.  jacksonville.com.…

Mary Johnson, 76

Mary Cloette Johnson, age 76, of Hortense died at the Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick Wednesday after an extended illness…

Deibert to lead combined colleges

Deibert to lead combined colleges

The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has approved Commissioner Ron Jackson’s recommendation of Dr. Glenn Deibert to be president of the new consolidated college…

Savannah police seek suspect in teens’ murderer

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 21-year-old man they have charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shootings of three teenagers Tuesday night.…

OTC, ATC to merge in July 2014

OTC, ATC to merge in July 2014

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has given unanimous approval for TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson to initiate the process to merge Altamaha Technical College (ATC) and…

Rome police motorcycle officer hit by car

Rome police motorcycle officer hit by car

A Rome Police Department motorcycle officer was struck from behind this morning by the driver of a car on Riverside Parkway behind Applebee’s. RN-T.com.…

Study says living in cities is safer than suburbs

Study says living in cities is safer than suburbs

The study published by Annals of Emergency Medicine says that larger cities are actually safer to live in than rural areas. Source: WALB-TV Atlanta Falcons say proposed South stadium site is…

Elberton Star files open records request to hospital authority board

At issue is information related to the board’s selection of a new board member last week. Source: Elberton Star Three Georgia hospitals launch veterans health partnership The Dwight D. Eisenhower Army…

Police chief of Nelson warns of black bears

There are reports of missing cats and kittens around towns. Source: Cherokee Tribune Newborn Zoo Atlanta giant panda babies gaining weight rapidly It’s another encouraging sign for their development. Source: WXIA-TV Former…

Hall County and Gainesville school systems keep eye on class sizes

Both Hall County and Gainesville school systems have had increases, though Gainesville has not increased class size since 2010. Source: Gainesville Times  One World Academy in south Forsyth County folds, leaving…

Maria Saporta: We must invest in all transportation modes to compete

  “At the September 2011 meeting of the Georgia Research Alliance, Gov. Nathan Deal told the prestigious group of business leaders and university presidents that he had just returned from…

Tom Baxter: Georgia for Dean vets celebrate the dawn of digital politics

“They still remember that brief and glorious moment when everything clicked. The campaign they worked on didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to in the end, but a…

McCarty up to task of 4-H resurrection

McCarty up to task of 4-H resurrection

Resurrecting the long-dormant 4-H program is a tall order for one person, but longtime resident and extension office resource manager turned 4-H director Alana McCarty is up to the task.…

Lawyer: No gunshot residue on baby murder suspect

Lawyer: No gunshot residue on baby murder suspect

The lawyer for one of the two teens charged in the shooting death of a south Georgia toddler says investigators found no gunshot residue on his client. via News –…

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