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Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer Billy Currington pleaded no contest Friday to a charge stemming from a run-in with a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past his $3.5 million waterfront home. Currington,…

Brantley man charged with theft of three tractors from Sylvania

A Brantley County resident has been charged with theft by receiving after  three tractors stolen from Screven county were recovered here. The tractors, stolen from two Pine Grove Inn Road…

State Sen. Don Balfour indicted on 18 counts

State Sen. Don Balfour indicted on 18 counts

A grand jury has indicted state Sen. Don Balfour on 18 counts, Channel 2 Action News has learned. The indictment includes 16 counts of making a false certificate, one count…

600,000 Georgians make too little for new health care subsidy

600,000 Georgians make too little for new health care subsidy

Open enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday but hundreds of thousands Georgians don’t qualify for federal subsidies to buy health insurance because they make too little. More…

David Brantley Carter, 78

September 26, 2013 – David Brantley Carter, 78 of Hilliard, passed away Thursday afternoon at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, following an extended illness. A visitation will be held Saturday evening,…

Welcome to the ‘Cyber Swamp’

Welcome to the ‘Cyber Swamp’

The park will finally realize a long-term goal of feeding fiber optics to the Waycross entrance of the park allowing the group to stream its many classes around the world…

Central Georgia Health System lays off 50 employees

The layoffs are part of a plan to reduce the system’s fiscal 2014 budget to account for potential loss of reimbursements due to health care reform. Source: Macon Telegraph Crisp County…

25th Lake Lanier Shore Sweep to be held Saturday

In the past, 1,000 volunteers have gathered to pick up trash around the lake. Source: Gainesville Times Hunters kill feral pig in Lithonia neighborhood Source: WSB-TV  …

UGA ranked 17th for graduates of ‘Teach for America’ program

UGA ranked No. 17 among large schools in the recent ranking of colleges sending alumni to the organization’s teaching corps. Source: Red&Black.com  LaGrange College names gymnasium for Lee Richter The bronze…

Industry plans $34 million investment and 230 jobs in Carrollton

The prospective company hasn’t been named. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Ground broken on Mattex Group plant outside of Eton The Murray County plant will employ 160; Mattex Group is a Dubai-based company…

Challenges filed against three Senate District 14 candidates

Matt Laughridge of Cartersville, Christopher Nesmith of Adairsville and Dean Sheridan of Woodstock all qualified earlier this month to run in the Nov. 5 special election, but challenges have been…

Evelyn Lowery, wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery, dies at 88

Evelyn Lowery, the founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference/WOMEN (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), suffered a stroke Sept. 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Why PopSci is shutting off comments from readers

Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at PopularScience.com, we’re shutting them off. It wasn’t a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science…

Pierce won’t save former church annex building

The county commission will not save the old Strickland Avenue Courthouse Annex old First Baptist Church and will seek bids to investigate demolishing the building. County manager Paul Christian reported…