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Taylor secures Laura Bush Foundation Grant for AES

Taylor secures Laura Bush Foundation Grant for AES

Thanks to Connie Taylor,  the Atkinson Elementary School (AES) library was recently awarded $5,000 to spend on a selection of literature that includes books, e-books and magazines. Taylor recently applied…

E911 dispatcher claims wrongful termination; harrassment in suit against county

Vindication in the form of a letter from the district attorney wasn’t enough to get a former 911 dispatcher her job back recently and the resulting lawsuit has expanded now…

Cemetery crasher: graveyard caretakers perturbed by vandals

Cemetery crasher: graveyard caretakers perturbed by vandals

What started as an attempt to keep one of Brantley County’s oldest cemeteries and churches in pristine condition has turned into an all out war with unknown entities. Smyrna Cemetery…

School board OKs dentistry services for grades 7-12

Dentistry services once only offered to elementary school students will be expanded through a completely separate service after a vote and some discussion by the Brantley County Board of Education…

Vets carry flag coast to coast

Vets carry flag coast to coast

One step at a time from San Diego to the Georgia coast two veterans have joined forces for the last five months to remind passersby that the rights Americans have…

GBI says ‘Crazy Clown’ now considered a controlled substance

GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang says officials had a strain of synthetic marijuana named “Crazy Clown” tested at its crime lab in Savannah and found a new synthetic cannabinoid.Source: Athens Banner-Herald…

Georgia Regents University gets $1.4 million for autoimmune disease research

A protein called STING can help treat, or even avoid, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, Georgia Regents University researchers report. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Emory…

State Botanical Garden to hold Insect-ival! Family Festival on September 21

The Athens event will feature discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and lots of live insects. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Zoo Atlanta to hold sweepstakes to meet…

UGA’s notetaker service lacks proper oversight

UGA’s Disability Resource Center is supposed to help disabled students with note-taking during class, but there’s no oversight and some say it’s being abused. Source: Red&Black.com UGA approves three new members…

Piggly Wiggly grocery stores to become Bi-Los in Savannah area

Bi-Lo purchased 22 Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in South Carolina and Georgia. Source: WTOC-TV A look at Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua Fuqua has been developing properties in Atlanta for 25 years,…

EyeNetra aims to shake up optometry with DIY kit

EyeNetra aims to shake up optometry with DIY kit

Vitor Pamplona isn’t a doctor. He’s not even an optician. He can’t write you a prescription for glasses, or sell you a pair. Still, he’s pretty sure he’s going to…

Two Georgia senators back legislation to prevent favoritism to unions in Obamacare

Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson are co-sponsoring the Union Bailout Prevention Act, a response to reports that the Obama administration is working to assuage union criticism of the…

State Attorney General talks in SW Georgia about pill mills, sex trafficking

Olens says the state’s efforts include working with state and federal agencies to knock out sex trafficking operations, as well as enforcement of legislation aimed at moving “pill mills” out…