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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…