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Tucker stuns Ware 29-0 in blowout

Ware County High School came into Saturday’s contest in Tucker ranked No. 16 in Georgia, but was stunned by Tucker High School 29-0. Tucker was ranked at No. 20 in…

Okefenokee refuge holds tours of rebuilt boardwalk

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is offering weekend tours of its new Chesser Island boardwalk in December. The boardwalk, which stretches ¾ of a mile, just reopened in late November.…

Decision on legal organ must be made this week

The county’s constitutional officers must meet and agree to place a legal advertisement in this week’s issue of the Brantley Express in order for the Enterprise to be named the…

Family, friends remember victims killed by falling tree

Friends and family gathered this morning to set up a memorial for two girls killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on the car they were riding in. Friends and…

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will expand by more than 1,390 acres the already 4,800-acre Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Greene and Hancock counties. The agency…

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Family and friends of the two women killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on their car say the victims lived their lives together and, tragically, died together. Kaleigh Miller…

Former Pierce deputy pleads guilty to providing security for drug deals

A former Pierce County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing protection for what he thought was illegal methamphetamine deals. Randy Strickland, 55, told Senior U.S. District Judge William Moore…

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

A prison lieutenant says he caught four people from Atlanta flying contraband into a south Georgia prison. Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton said two men from Gwinnett County and two…

Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.0 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region increased to 9.0 percent in October, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6…

Douglas resident seeks representative seat

Small business owner, civic leader and lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia, Dominic LaRiccia (R-Coffee County), announced today that he will be running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 169…

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Two months ago, Skip Knowles and his girlfriend Kathy lost their dog Bogie, days after he was diagnosed with diabetes. They contacted Action News after hearing reports that the medication…

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

Since President Obama announced a compromise with Iran over its nuclear agenda, Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a key figure in the debate. Chambliss, the vice chairman of…

Latest plea for Pierce animal shelter names Spatola location

Could the old Spatola Shoe Factory building on U.S. Highway 84 in Blackshear be used as a possible joint Pierce County, Blackshear, Offerman and Patterson animal shelter? Resident Thomas Ammons…

Beware: Black Friday ‘discounts’ aren’t always what you think

Stores have thousands upon thousands of “discount” labels ready to be slapped on products when Black Friday sales begin. But just like the name “Black Friday” itself (since the sales…

Cox said to be mulling Time Warner Cable takeover: Bloomberg

Atlanta-based Cox Communications is considering a bid for Time Warner Cable, a person with knowledge of the deliberations said. Bloomberg’s Trish Regan reports. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

The technology team working to fix computers problems hobbling the federal insurance web site healthcare.gov may not have time for turkey this week. Federal officials set a Nov. 30 deadline…

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

The Obama administration is delaying yet again online signup for small businesses through the Affordable Care Act. The program was intended to make it easier for small employers to provide…

Camden County fugitive caught

Camden County fugitive caught

One of Camden County’s “Most Wanted” fugitives has been captured. Jarvis Alex Small, 27, was wanted for possession of cocaine, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving without a license, and…

Two women killed when tree falls onto car on Blythe Island

A pine tree fell onto a car on Blythe Island Wednesday morning, killing the two women who were riding in it, police said. The women, whose identities have not been…

Charlton commissioners ponder extra funding for library

Concerned the public library’s current financial crisis could be an ongoing problem, the Charlton County Commission is having a hard time deciding what to do about the situation. “They’re asking…

Altamaha Riverkeeper plans to sue Rayonier

Altamaha Riverkeeper plans to sue Rayonier

The Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) today gave notice to Rayonier Inc. of its intent to file suit against the company for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia…

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has doubled its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the Sept. 4 death of Emily Drury.…

After internal review on Benghazi report, CBS puts reporter, producer on leave

CBS has asked Lara Logan, the 60 Minutes correspondent whose recent story on a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to have multiple flaws,…

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Journey to the future Star Trek-style as Farragut Films hosts Farragut Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at its 10,000-sq.ft. film production studio at 516 W.…

Jury orders Newegg to pay $2.3 million in ‘patent troll’ case

The online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on web encryption, after a Texas jury rejected its argument that a claim from the company TQP Development was invalid.…

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV again, this time to fix oil and fuel leaks that could cause engine fires.The hot-selling SUV has been recalled seven times since it…

Bacon head coach says goodbye after one season

Coaching sports at any level is hard and can be cruel because there are no guarantees for job security. Bacon County head coach Hildrick Garrison, who went 4-6 in his…

Bacon sheriff: Inmate’s recent jail escape was ‘definitely preventable’

Sheriff Richard Foskey says he wants other officials here to take the escape of female inmate Krystal Crapps to heart. “I’ve been asking for a cover over the exercise yard…

Barbara Phillips, 77

NOV 25 2013 — Mrs. Barbara Ann Lewis Phillips, 77, of Waynesville went home to be with The Lord Friday at Hospice of The Golden Isles in Brunswick. Barbara was…

Harvey Johns, 72

NOV. 25, 2013 — Harvey Elmer Johns, 72, of Kingsland passed away Friday afternoon at his residence, following an extended illness. Born in Nahunta,  his parents were the late Perry…

Removal of DeKalb school board members constitutional

Georgia’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law the governor used earlier this year to remove six members of the DeKalb County is constitutional. The 47-page opinion released Monday states…

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Pam Renshaw had just crashed her four-wheeler into a bonfire in rural Folkston, Georgia, and her skin was getting seared in the flames. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, pulled her away…

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Tyler Harris wants to follow in Blake Bortles' footsteps as the next great quarterback to come out of UCF.…

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a drug suspect. Jarvis Alex Small is 27 years old and wanted on failure to appear, possession…

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

 Its handling of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is just the latest controversy to hit the Tallahassee Police Department. A handful of grand juries recently have…

Hortense soldier among 89 returning home

Hortense soldier among 89 returning home

Spc. Britton Williams of Hortense kisses his little girl, Aubreigh, at the Brunswick airport Saturday on his return from Afghanistan along with 89 other members of the 848th Engineer Co.…

Sheriff confirms Waynesville death, but name, cause not released

UPDATE: Brantley County Sheriff Jack Whisenant has confirmed that a death occurred in Waynesville Saturday but has not confirmed the identity of the victim or the cause of death. The Enterprise…

Former Brunswick police officer indicted in hidden camera case

A former Brunswick city police officer was indicted Friday by a Glynn County grand jury on charges of using a hidden camera to spy on a minor girl in her…

PJ’s spotted at Brantley library

PJ’s spotted at Brantley library

What do you wear to a Pajama Reading Party? Well, PJ’s of course! …

Busload of soldiers to pass through Brantley Saturday

A bus carrying soldiers on their way home from Afghanistan — including one from Brantley — is expected to pass through Nahunta about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The soldiers will land…

Microsoft opens store at St. Johns Town Center

People were lined up for blocks this morning outside a Microsoft retail store that will open its doors for the first time today at the St. Johns Town Center. The…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A Gainesville, Ga., man has been arrested for stealing an alligator from the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, reports the Albany Herald. According to an Albany Police Department report, aquarium employee…

Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge cane-grinding set for Saturday

It will be sticky and sweet in the syrup shed on Chesser Island Saturday when the refuge holds its annual sugar cane boil. Visitors to the ONWR will be able…

Cost of living is going up in Homeland

It’s a familiar lament — “prices go up every year” — and one that will hold true for homeowners in Homeland next year. At their regular meeting last week, the…

VA officials admit hospital botched gastrointestinal program

Health care administrators at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital botched its gastrointestinal program so badly that it had to re-engineer its floor plan…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A homeless man has been charged with stealing the alligator, which has been returned to the Flint RiverQuarium. Source: Albany Herald  …

Protests over GRU dog experiments schedule for today

Two protests have been scheduled in response to a Humane Society investigation that found questionable practices in a Georgia Regents University dental implant experiment on dogs. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia Apply…

Aldi submits plans for Rome grocery store

The documents indicate the new store will be located where the Village Theaters now sits. Source: Rome News-Tribune Manhattan developer wants to build skyscrapers in Atlanta Developers are pitching three towers…

John McCallum joins race for 1st Congressional District seat

McCallum is a resident of St. Simons Island and former Newt Gingrich aide; he’s the sixth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jack Kingston’s House District seat. Source: Savannah Morning News…

Fatal tanker truck crash closes parts of Ga. 17 until Monday

The tanker carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline exploded in the accident and the ensuing fire has damaged parts of the highway. Source: Savannah Morning News JFK assassination: A look at…

Faye Richardson, 73

Nov. 21 — Faye Wyonell Marshall Richardson, 73, of Nahunta passed away Wednesdayat Altamaha Healthcare in Jesup following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.…

Holiday Happening is Thursday evening

he annual Okefenokee Chamber Holiday Happening will be held this Thursday, November 21, beginnging at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall at Folkston Baptist church. The event features gift displays…

Fire damages old Pic’s garage

Fire damages old Pic’s garage

State unemployment down .2 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September.…

Wayne County teacher remembers UGA student from Hortense as involved

A community in Georgia is still reeling from the death of a University of Georgia student. Rebecca Greene was from Hortense in Brantley County, west of Brunswick. She went to…

Brunswick businesswoman convicted in $4 million Medicaid fraud, identity theft scheme

Federal prosecutors say a coastal Georgia woman has been convicted in a $4 million Medicaid fraud and identity theft scheme. Authorities said Wednesday that 47-year-old Schella Logan Hope, of Brunswick,…

Ware man murdered in mobile home park

The Ware County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in finding out who shot to death a resident of mobile home park on Carswell Avenue late Monday. Billy Gene Wallace, 40,…

Meth lab thought to be cause of mobile home fire

A call to a mobile home fire became a crime scene Monday, where lawmen suspect a methamphetamine lab exploded, seriously injuring a Blackshear man inside. Stephen P. Gill, 44, was…

Camden delays action on micro brewery request

WOODBINE —The Camden County Board of Commissioners this week delayed the approval of request by Ronald and Catherine Lewis to locate a micro brewery at 4457 Dover Bluff Road in…

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent Mike Long has been named to the State Board of Education.Long learned Monday afternoon that he will be sworn in Dec. 2, kicking off four days of…

Three suspects arrested in Brunswick robbery

Three men have been charged in the November 5 armed robbery at Dona Vita Store located in the 1900 block of Norwich Street. The three suspects entered the store with…

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC – located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw…

Body of missing Hortense UGA student found

Body of missing Hortense UGA student found

Authorities on have located the body of a University of Georgia student from Hortense who was reported missing earlier in the day by her boyfriend.…

Charles Johnson, 82

Nov. 18 — Riverside Community- Charles Ashley Johnson, 82, of the Riverside Community passed away Sunday  his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.,at…

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop and chase Monday morning leads to the arrest of a 42-year-old man. At about 8:15 a.m., deputies with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office spotted a possible stolen…

Brunswick Police Department arrest suspect in attempted rape case

A 33-year-old man is arrested in connection with a November 6 assault and attempted rape at Howard Coffin Park, authorities say. Police say Detective Carla Futch with the Brunswick Police…

Touch DNA from pistol grip used to convict Waycross man of murder

A Ware County, Ga., jury convicted a Waycross man Friday of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a drug dealer in what investigators believe began as robbery,…

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Clayton County will lose about 100 jobs February 1, when the Target in Morrow closes after about 18 years of business, a city official told Clayton Daily News. The store…

Restaurant owner fined for flying too many flags

A McDonough business owner who was fined for flying patriotic flags above his restaurant may get to keep the flags after all, reports Fox 5 Atlanta. The business owner told…

Alma City Council says no to fire department takeover

Members of the Alma City Council rejected the Bacon County Board of Commissioners’ recent decision to forfeit their stake in the Alma/Bacon County Fire Department. “I think we should leave…

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

ALMA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested three suspects at a local motel Sunday, November 3, on federal firearms charges. In federal custody are 55-year-old James Joseph Seyfried and…

Crisp Regional Hospital gets ‘top performer’ status

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognized Crisp Regional. Source: Cordele Dispatch Technology advances could lead to improved patient care Through technology and other changes…

Two giant pandas’ shipment to China delayed

The zoo says both pandas are healthy, but delaying their departure will allow them to develop sufficient reserves for their long journey and transition period in their new home. Source: Athens…

President of West Georgia Technical College to leave

Dr. Skip Sullivan will leave West Georgia Technical College to become president at Alfred State College in New York. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian GRU president clarifies statement on population decline in Augusta…

Briggs Equipment to bring 100 jobs to Fulton County

Briggs Equipment is opening its new 120,000 sq.ft. operations center today. Source: Clayton News Daily Regency Mall in Augusta up for lease again The owners of the defunct Regency Mall are…

National Infantry Foundation ranks #1 in donations

The National Infantry Foundation raised $51,507 during the 24-hour “flash mob” of giving. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday • Georgia Gives: Our area both gives, receives “Georgia charitable and nonprofit organizations statewide were hoping…

Hospital closings devastate rural counties in Georgia

What happens when a rural community loses a hospital? Jobs disappear. Hopes for economic development fade. Residents look for a new route to the nearest hospital. Georgia has seen three…

Georgia lawmaker pushes for elected local superintendents

A Georgia lawmaker is traveling the state trying to build support for his constitutional amendment to allow local school districts to elect their superintendent instead of a board appointment. Rep.…

Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Glynn County

A Griffin bicyclist was killed while riding in an annual fundraising ride through four counties bordering the Altamaha River, the Georgia State Patrol said. Walter Berg, 47, was riding north…

Investigators at Cole Ridge after death reported

Investigators at Cole Ridge after death reported

The Brantley Enterprise has confirmed reports of a  death — perhaps a homicide — in Waynesville which occurred early Friday or late Thursday. Information so far indicates that Tomeshia Nycole…

Opinion: Obamacare total is a pitiful number

No wonder why President Obama didn’t want to tell Americans how many people have enrolled in Obamacare through its troubled website, which opened for business Oct. 1. According to The…

After the Obamacare train wreck

Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it. The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly…

Camden deputy sheriff dressed as black jail inmate

A Camden County deputy sheriff has been suspended without pay after photos surfaced of him dressed in blackface as a jail inmate for a Halloween party. WSAV-TV (http://bit.ly/1a2OVDP) reported Wednesday…

Rayonier asking Wayne for $1.5 million in tax refunds

Rayonier Forest Resources still wants $1.5 million in past property-tax payments refunded. And the Wayne County Board of Tax Assessors still wants Rayonier to wait for a revaluation of its…

Man charged in Pierce County church cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has charged…

School transportation director resigns following board decision

School transportation director resigns following board decision

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews announced his resignation at the end of the regular Monday meeting of the board of education, after the board failed to take…

Camden eyes craft beer permit request

WOODBINE — The Camden County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to locate a micro or craft beer distillery at its regular meeting Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Ronald…

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

A Bethune Middle School teacher and Charlton County High School  assistant football coach resigned last week after being suspended from his job for “inappropriate conduct.” Jimmy Harris was suspended by…

Disabled CSX train blocks Nahunta crossings

Disabled CSX train blocks Nahunta crossings

Law enforcement officers were called to direct traffic today as a disabled CSX train blocked several streets in Nahunta.  …

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett tells The Times investigators…

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

The pastor of a church in Macon apparently shot himself fatally after returning to his home from Sunday services, authorities said. The Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., pastor of Bibb Mount…

Former Waycrossan Hayne ‘Mac’ McCondichie dies at 84 |

Hayne “Mac” McCondichie, 84, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died recently after a brief illness. Hayne was born in Waycross, Ga., on February 19, 1929. He graduated from the Georgia…

Jesup man killed, passenger injured in pickup crash, GSP says

An Odum man killed in a Sunday night crash and his passenger who was injured were not wearing seat belts, the Georgia state patrol said. J. Steve Beverly, 50, was…

Waycross mom: Adults bullied baby

Waycross mom: Adults bullied baby

Some are calling them “mean moms.” They are mothers making fun of other people’s children on social media. First Coast News spoke to a local woman who said her “miracle…

Former NY Times journalist: Newspaper is now the President’s ‘propaganda arm’

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin used to work for The New York Times, but he claims they were a different newspaper back then. “The Times that…

Braves to relocate to Cobb County in 2017

The Atlanta Braves are relocating to Cobb County at the intersection of I-75 and I-285. “We are excited to announce plans to build a world-class stadium, which will open in…

Amazon taps post office for Sunday deliveries

Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing most notably, delivering…

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House, one of America’s favorite breakfast franchises for nearly 50 years, has inked deals in the past 30 days to open eight new restaurants in three different states. The…

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White…

Four suspects detained after gunman opens fire at Kennesaw Waffle House

Police have detained four suspects after someone fired at a Waffle House in Cobb County. The shooting happened Friday. Police said there was a disturbance in the early morning, causing…

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

The body of a 35-year-old Columbia man who died near the finish of Saturday’s Savannah marathon road race was released Sunday evening and was to be transported to South Carolina,…

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday is Georgia Gives Day, a statewide day to support nonprofits. The goal of the day, the second annual, is to raise as much money as possible for Georgia organizations…

Artist builds home from shipping containers

Artist builds home from shipping containers

Julio Garcia, an artist, architect and designer famous for his mixed media prints built for himself a home and studio from shipping containers in Savannah. In creating his home, he…

Woman pays high price for hospital shutdown

.At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four…

Charlton voters approve SPLOST, Gowan wins

Unofficial election results for the countywide SPLOST referendum show 80% of the voters were in favor of the penny sales tax. The measure passed 893 yes, 231 no. In Folkston,…

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

Local voters approved the renewal of Wayne County’s E-SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax for education) by a margin of 2,501 (69 percent) to 1,122 (31 percent) in a…

Pierce voters approve SPLOST; Larson, Johnson win in Blackshear; Denison, Leggett and Smith win in Patterson

Only about one in five registered Pierce County voters went to the polls Tuesday, but those who did overwelming voted – by a 4-to-1 margin – to approve a 1%…

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth. The European…

Cow dump for dollars

Cow dump for dollars

As people gathered around the field at BCMS the question on everyone's mind was the same. Where would Ms. Scarlet — the cow in the picture — make her "movement."…

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

Employees at the Family Practice Clinic are the latest to feel the impact of Charlton Memorial Hospital’s ongoing financial woes. Hospital CEO H.D. Cannington confirmed Friday evening that clinic staff…

Unpaid clinic workers: ‘We love our jobs, but can’t afford to work without pay’

Employees at the hospital’s Family Practice Clinic found out last week withdrawals from their paychecks for health insurance have not been paid to Blue Cross/Blue Shield. A little more than…

Charlton County burn victim paid painful price for hospital closing

At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four…

Gloves are off in Bacon fire department/EMS negotiations

City and county officials fail to agree on which government will take over daily operations of Fire/EMS  — and under what terms — after tensions flare at joint Tuesday meeting…

Search on for suspects in Bacon shooting of Waycross man

A Waycross man is expected to recover after becoming the victim of a shooting in Southwest Bacon County last Saturday, November 2. Emergency responders were called to the scene on…

Snake eyes Big Z

Snake eyes Big Z

Kids get up close to one of several python snakes on display at this year's Big Z Warehouse sale at Twin Oaks Park. (Photo by Chris Buchanan)…

Brunswick man one of eight indicted on child pornography charges in New Orleans

A Brunswick man was one of eight men were indicted Friday on charges involving the sexual exploitation and victimization of children, the New Orleans U.S. attorneys office announced. Those indicted…

House arrest recommended for Georgian in Misissippi bribery case – SFGate

Federal prosecutors are recommending house arrest for a Georgia woman charged with bribing a Mississippi school superintendent in a district that spent $1.4 million to use her reading program for…

Driver critical after train versus vehicle accident

A Waycross woman is in critical condition after an accident involving a train off of Knight Avenue in Waycross, Thursday night. According to a report filed by Trooper First Class…

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

A couple having sex in a Georgia Waffle House parking lot was busted on Sunday, according to police. But that isnt even the weird part.Loganville authorities said the woman was…

Jason Carter to Run for Ga. Governor

Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats…

CCHS teacher suspended

Charlton County Superintendent of Schools John Lairsey confirmed today that CCHS teacher and coach Jimmy Harris has been suspended for “inappropriate conduct pending further investigation”. “There are a lot of…

Georgia man flicked lighter near gas tank, setting wife ablaze, officials say

A Georgia man was arrested after he flicked his cigarette lighter near the gas tank of his truck and touched off an explosion and fire that left his wife with…

Satilla’s redbreast back in a big way after flathead eradication

“Rooster” redbreast are back in the Satilla River in number and size. Locals describe them as being “as big as a dinner plate” and they’ve been in short supply for…

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

After a 214-year run as one of Georgia’s oldest surviving homes, Augusta’s Goodale House soon might be headed for the brickyard. Built in 1799 and added to the National Register…

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Over the past week, two floating structures on opposite sides of the country have provoked a lot of speculation: Early on, the Internet settled on Google as a likely culprit.…

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs…

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

More than 1,000 University of Georgia students and fans hit the island’s beach Friday for the annual beach party before Saturday’s game in Jacksonville. And that was before the party,…

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

A 23-year-old mayor was shot and his mother tied up during an attempted robbery at their Georgia home last night. Dawson mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times in the…

Charles Edward Hall, Sr., 55

October 28 –– Charles Edward “Ed” Hall, Sr., 55, of Thalmann, Ga. passed away Monday afternoon at his sister’s residence in Sardis following an extended illness. Visitation was held Wednesday…

Food stamp cuts to take effect Friday

Americans on food stamps will see a reduction in benefits starting Friday. For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits, that’s $36 less per month for food on…

Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids

Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending…

Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots fired

A “ground stop” has been issued for planes scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. A ground stop means flights destined for the…

‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Ender’s Game’ make headlines around state

Filming in Georgia: ‘Dumb and Dumber To” shoots at Gwinnett Center Source: Gwinnett Daily Post • “The Walking Dead” starts filming today in Griffin Source: Griffin Daily News  • “The Walking Dead” convention to…

Federal prosecutors reopen probe into Lowndes County student’s death

Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists someone must have killed him. Source: Macon Telegraph • U.S. Department of Justice opens formal review…

Southeast forest preservation projects announced

A five year effort is being launched to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast. Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP South River Trail to connect monastery with Panola Mountain  Source: Rockdale Citizen Columbus’ new…

Student newspapers work to make ends meet

The University of Georgia’s Red and Black and the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily have recently cut back the number of days they publish print editions. Source: New York Times Hall…

Georgia pecan industry reeling from drop in production

Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to pecan scab disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year. Source: Albany Herald  Developer pulls…

Sen. Isakson teams up with Sen. Manchin on legislation to delay health care penalties

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, has teamed with Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, to draft legislation delaying until 2015 the imposition of penalties on those who…

Local charities prepare for cut to food stamp benefits

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires. Source: NPR.org…

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Guy Heinze Jr. was sentenced Thursday to serve eight life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the brutal beating deaths of his father and seven others in…