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Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Jurors on Thursday acquitted Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill of 27 felony charges including theft and giving false statements, clearing the way for him to resume his law enforcement career…

Wayne County school board reduces taxes, furlough days

The Wayne County Board of Education feels better about its financial situation this year. It feels so much better, in fact, that Tuesday night it reduced both taxes and furlough…

Brunswick man bitten by rabid fox

A man in Brunswick is undergoing treatment for rabies after getting bitten and scratched by a fox. The incident happened at a house on Dolphin Street in Brunswick Thursday night.…

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

Tonight’s game delayed to Saturday

The scrimmage scheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m. has been postponed to Saturday at 10 a.m. by lightning that accompanied heavy rains which also  left the field soggy and the…

Reginald ‘Reggie’ Herrin, 78

Aug. 16, 2013 — Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78, of Folkston passed away Wednesday in Hospice of the Golden isles in Brunswick.   The family was to receive friends at Shepard…

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

A south Georgia woman has been arrested after a raid on a Thomasville home. Earnistine Yates was arrested August 15 after a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomasville…

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, the former state highway director who helped Jimmy Carter climb to the presidency and then joined his White House administration, died Thursday evening. He was 82. State Sen.…

Darlene Snowden, 51

AUG. 16, 2013  — Darlene Snowden, 51, of Shreveport, La., passed away Wednesday.  Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday  at 2 p.m. at Mooringsport Memorial Gardens Cemetery in…

Inez Popwell, 95

Aug. 16, 2013 — A Funeral Service will be held for Inez Lee Strickland Popwell Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Harris and Bishop…

Adult obesity very high in 13 states, says CDC study

At least 30 percent of adults were obese in 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Source: Athens Banner-Herald UGA…

Cave-ins reported after near record rainfall Wednesday in Columbus

Heavy rains will continue through the weekend according to the National Weather Service. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Flash flood watch posted for Central Georgia through Saturday morning Source: Macon Telegraph Tropical Storm Erin…

Douglas County school buses to get stop-arm cameras

It’s not unusual for every bus running in the county to experience at least one driver illegally passing a stopped bus a day, amounting to over 200 violations a day.…

Conference to be held in Valdosta on growing satsumas as alternative crop

Conference to be held in Valdosta on growing satsumas as alternative crop Satsumas are mandarin oranges that most resemble tangerines; they’re currently grown in California, Alabama and Louisiana but not…

Rep. Austin Scott speaks in Tift County

Scott spoke out on Benghazi and the farm bill at a Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday. Source: Tifton Gazette Dalton Mayor Pennington not threatened by Gov. Deal’s fundraiser in…

Georgia DNR won’t undo June vote creating Law Enforcement Division

The DNR’s vote in June started a process of the Wildlife Resources Division’s 204 conservation rangers, popularly known as game wardens, becoming part of the new Law Enforcement Division. Source: Gainesville…

Dorothy O’Quinn Daniels, 77

AUG. 16, 2013 – Dorothy Mae O’Quinn Daniels, 77, of Hortense died Tuesday. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Palmetto Pentecostal Church with the Rev. David Inman…

John Glen Daniels, 51

HORTENSE – John Glen Daniels, 51, of Hortense died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Hortense. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at Palmetto Pentecostal Church…

Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78

FOLKSTON — Reginald Dempsey Herrin, 78 of Folkston passed away Aug. 14, 2013, in Hospice of the Golden isles, Brunswick, Ga. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 16 at Shepard…

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

Jax forecaster calls for heavy rain, flash floods this weekend

From FIRST COAST NEWS meteorologist Steve Smith: A wet weekend is shaping up with a flash flood watch to start at noon and run through Saturday evening. Erin is still…