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Murder suspect was Brantley high school grad

Murder suspect was Brantley high school grad

The suspect in the death of a Jacksonville man whose body was found in Camden County this week is a Brantley County High School graduate who listed Kingsland as his…

Man wanted in St. Johns County molestation case arrested

U.S. deputy marshals helped local law enforcement arrest a man Thursday in the 2013 molestation of a minor, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. jacksonville.com.…

Coroner: Two die on one victim’s birthday in Quitman house fire

Quitman County Coroner James Belflower tells News Leader 9 that two people have died in a house fire in Georgetown, Ga. According to Belflower, Jan. 31 was one of the…

Missing Florida man injured in Ware accident

An elderly man reported missing from his home in Williston, Fla., was injured Thursday when he tried to pass two vehicles on the Valdosta Highway and his car sideswiped an…

Senate resolution calls for annual dredging of Brunswick channel

A state Senate resolution encourages Congress to create an annual cycle of dredging at the port of Brunswick, which critics assert, is being shortchanged in the spending of federal fees…

Body found in Camden, Jax man charged

Body found in Camden, Jax man charged

After a hunter found the body of a missing 20-year-old man in the woods of Camden County on Thursday afternoon, a 34-year-old Jacksonville man was charged with murder. Jeremy Pittman…

State department finds no objections to pipeline

AP has just reported that the U.S. State Department has raised no major environmental objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.…

City of Nahunta releases agenda for Monday meeting

AGENDA CITY OF NAHUNTA COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 AT 7:30 PM COURTROOM AT CITY HALL 111 N. MAIN ST. CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   ITEM(S)…

Obama’s weaponization of government

When you analyze the public response to the State of the Union and the latest polling data, it’s clear that the President has lost a tremendous amount of credibility with…

Jekyll’s Barbecue Beach Bash final day Saturday

Saturday Barbecue Beach Bash final day, World Class Pro and Amateur Cook-off, Jekyll Island. Includes classic cars, games, live music and art vendors. (912) 258-6698 or jekyllbbq.com. Yard Sale, 8…

Girl suffers serious leg injury in car pileup

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An ice patch caused a pileup that left a young girl with serious injuries in Cobb County on Thursday.  www.wsbtv.com.…

Parvo at Macon-Bibb shelter leads to euthanization, quarantine

A parvo outbreak has put the Macon-Bibb County animal shelter under quarantine for 14 days, and it required 10 puppies to be euthanized Thursday. Macon.com.…

Toyota tells dealers to stop selling 6 models

DETROIT — Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn’t comply with U.S. safety codes and potentially could catch…

Even after snow melts, Atlanta traffic a disaster

Even after snow melts, Atlanta traffic a disaster

Ask any Augustan who has business in the capital city: You have to build in an hour or so of extra travel time just in case of a traffic jam,…

Governor Deal takes the blame for slow winter storm response

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the chaos that swept across the Atlanta area during and after a winter storm that blasted the South this week. 11alive.com.…

Georgia resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

Georgia resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

Georgia took the first step Friday in joining a number of other states calling for a federal constitutional convention when Senate Resolution 736 made it through the state Legislature’s Senate…

State eyes greater scrutiny of community hospitals’ finances

ATLANTA — A call for increased audits and greater transparency for community hospitals across the state — including the 15 or so in serious financial difficulties — is triggering controversy…

String of Strange Incidents Involving 9-Year-Old Indiana Boy Lead to Exorcism

Exorcisms were performed on an Indiana mother after a number of bizarre incidents were reported. Latoya Ammons claimed she and her three children were possessed. Fox News Insider.…

39 members of Congress leaving office before midterm elections

Thirty-nine U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 22 Republicans and 17 Democrats. via FACTBOX-Members of U.S. Congress who…

Space heater suspected in Savannah house fire that killed two children

SAVANNAH, Georgia — Savannah authorities say two children are dead after their home caught fire overnight and evidence points to a space heater being used in subfreezing temperatures. Savannah…

Cell phone photo could be your driver’s license

ATLANTA — Soon, Georgia motorists could whip out a cellphone picture of their driver’s license when stopped by police instead of lugging around the plastic version. jacksonville.com.…

Police seek man who robbed Glynn County store

Police seek man who robbed Glynn County store

Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in Glynn County. The robbery happened at the Friendly Express Store on Highway 17 and McKay Drive Wednesday night.…

Southeast Georgia saw ice, sleet, some snow

Southeast Georgia saw ice, sleet, some snow

As winter storm moved to the southernmost coast of Georgia Wednesday, Georgia Department of Transportation crews moved with it spreading gravel on bridges in advance of dropping temperatures. The snow…

Charlton BOE concerned about declining SPLOST revenues

Charlton County Superintendent of Schools John Lairsey says the school system’s monthly Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenues are the lowest they’ve been since 2010. “I’m concerned and keeping…

‘Major fight’ disrupts Clinch vs. Charlton basketball game

Half the CCHS boys’ basketball team will be sitting out two each of the next four football games after “major fight” broke out at the Clinch County basketball game last…

Hyperlocal news website pioneer Patch hit with massive layoffs

The ax came down on a number of Patch employees today. TechCrunch has confirmed that a number of Patch employees were let go this morning with another round of layoffs…

Georgia bill would allow rooftop leasing for solar panels

Amid the falling snow blocking the sun Tuesday, Rep. Mike Dudgeon introduced legislation designed to bring solar power to more homes and small businesses. The professional electrical engineer acknowledges that…

DOT working bridges in Appling County after sleet

DOT working bridges in Appling County after sleet

Georgia Department of Transportation crews spread gravel on bridges and railroad overpasses on U.S. 341, U.S. 1 and Georgia 121 in Appling County Wednesday morning to provide traction for drivers…

Area schools to close due to winter storm

Area schools to close due to winter storm

Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne school systems will all be closed on Wednesday as a winter storm is expected to bring freezing rain and sleet to Southeast Georgia.…

Winter storm warning for Brantley

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 6 P.M. EST This Evening Main Impact…Freezing Rain And Sleet Will Produce Light Ice Accumulations Which Would Result In Dangerous Driving Conditions On…

Pierce roads, bridges clear in early morning, but officials caution against travel

Pierce County roads and bridges are reported to be clear as of 7:00 a.m. this morning but law enforcement warns drivers that temperatures are still dropping and conditions could change…

Gov declares state of emergency as storm covers most of state

As a winter storm gripped most of the state Tuesday and caused hundreds of traffic crashes, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Deal also…

South Georgia sees rare snow event

South Georgia sees rare snow event

Snow is falling in South Georgia and it will get heavier as the day goes on.The snow started falling in Terrell County just before eight Friday morning and is expected to…

Charges dismissed in Blackshear toddler death case

Charges against a Blackshear man in the death of a toddler last August have been dismissed.Pierce County Magistrate Judge Glenda Dowling dismissed the charges against John Henry Guess, 27, Friday…

Winter storm to roar from Texas to Virginia

Winter storm to roar from Texas to Virginia

Now it’s the South’s turn to get in on the snowy “fun.” A rare southern winter storm is forecast to bring ice and snow all the way from southern Texas…

Jesup native Tasha Cobbs wins first Grammy

Jesup native Tasha Cobbs wins first Grammy

Tasha Cobbs, a native of Jesup and a pastor of worship at the Dream Center Church in Atlanta, won her first-ever Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance for “Break Every…

CNN cuts more than 40 senior journalists

But the once-vaunted network just had its lowest rated week since Jeff Zucker took over, Deadline Hollywood noted. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Ligon wants permanent ban on pumping surface water into Floridan Aquifer

A moratorium on pumping surface water into the Floridan Aquifer that supplies most of the coast would become permanent under legislation filed Thursday. Senate Bill 306 by Sen. William Ligon,…

UW seals the deal with Wayne County duo

UW seals the deal with Wayne County duo

Wayne County head coach Jody Grooms describes the recent recruitment of his two star players – three-star wide receiver Krenwick Sanders and three-star defensive tackle Jeremy Patterson – as riding…

Georgia urged to better market, promote its music

Georgia urged to better market, promote its music

A committee from the Georgia House of Representatives released a report Jan. 22 which urges the aggressive promotion of the state’s music talent, business, education and tourism, as well as…

Police probing death of Savannah teen

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police say the body of William Elijah Norman was found in front of a house in West Savannah Wednesday morning. SFGate.…

Manuel’s Tavern builds chicken coop atop roof for eggs

The popular restaurant and bar on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta is offering organic eggs courtesy of the restaurant’s coop with a view, reports WABE. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Chatham County woman dies of flu

The victim, who was identified only as an adult woman and not elderly, died in Chatham County, the Coastal Health District said. jacksonville.com.…

State lawmaker tries again to overhaul Georgia forfeiture laws

Rep. Wendell Willard, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he’s hopeful the bill will proceed and plans to bring it up in committee soon. Under the revised bill,…

Waycross physician convicted of 51 counts in operation of Garden City pill mill

A Waycross physician who was named in a lawsuit in which Satilla Health Services paid the federal government an $840,000 settlement has been convicted of 51 felony charges in the…

Gulfstream adding 100 jobs in Brunswick expansion

Corporate jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is expanding its service center in Brunswick, a move that’s expected to bring 100 new jobs to the coastal Georgia city. ActionNewsJax.com.…

Enterprise suspends publication

Enterprise suspends publication

The Brantley Enterprise has suspended publication indefinitely after county officials bungled the transfer of the legal organ from the Express, marking the sixth year the newspaper has gone without the…

J.C. Penney settles Brunswick discrimination suit

J.C. Penney Co. is coughing up $40,000 in order to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged the Plano, Texas-based retailer (NYSE: JCP) of denying a…

Almost 20,000 join Darden Restaurants employee lawsuit

Almost 20,000 former and current Darden Restaurants workers have opted to join a federal lawsuit that alleges the company underpaid them. That’s a little less than 10 percent of the…

Springfield fire chief placed on leave after DUI charge

A southeast Georgia fire chief has been placed on leave after being charged with driving under the influence. jacksonville.com.…

Insurance protest in Georgia draws 9,000 friends for teacher

In 15 days, Ashley Cline has suddenly acquired nearly 9,000 new friends because of one thing they have in common. While none of these new Facebook friends is likely to…

Georgia men convicted of ricin plot against government

A federal jury has convicted two alleged members of a Georgia militia group with conspiring to produce the deadly toxin ricin to poison government officials, reports Reuters. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will join Tennessee Titans’ staff

Former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will join Tennessee Titans’ staff

According to multiple reports, former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will be joining the Tennessee Titans’ staff. …

Former Georgia bank executives guilty of fraud

BRUNSWICK, GA. — Four former First National Bank executives have pleaded guilty to using manipulated loans to defraud the bank out of millions of dollars. Macon.com.…

Georgia House OKs new election dates

The Georgia House of Representatives gave final approval Friday to a new 2014 election schedule resulting from a federal court order. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Edenfield only finalist for interim Wayne superintendent

Brenda Edenfield seems to have a lock on the Wayne County School Superintendent’s Office. She was the only finalist named for interim superintendent Thursday night. But under state law the Wayne County…

Officer who accused former Savannah-Chatham chief of harassment suspended

Officer who accused former Savannah-Chatham chief of harassment suspended

A Savannah-Chatham police officer whose alleged affair with the department’s former chief was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint filed against the chief and a captain in the department…

Two Glynn men charged with selling synthetic drugs

Two Glynn men charged with selling synthetic drugs

The Glynn County Police Department has arrested two men for selling synthetic drugs. The  department arrested 21-year-old Jake Ryan Edwards and 34-year-old Jose R. Pereyra on Thursday. Both are accused…

Reports: White House caught lying again on ObamaCare

New reports reveal that the White House may have misled the public on ObamaCare enrollment numbers. On Jan. 2, White House Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas said there were “more…

The Brantley Enterprise announced today that well-known Waynesville attorney Joseph Segui will represent the newspaper in its lawsuit against the county after officials bungled the appointment of the legal organ…

Scathing report reveals Benghazi bungling

Scathing report reveals Benghazi bungling

UP UNTIL now, critics of the Obama administration’s mishandling of the events leading up to the murders of four Americans in Benghazi in 2012 were lambasted by the president’s defenders…

Former inmates sue Cobb sheriff for $15 million over sex scandal

Channel 2 Action News has learned the Cobb County sheriff is facing a multimillion dollar federal lawsuit stemming from a sex scandal inside his jail. wsbtv.com.…

Grand jury re-indicts DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

Grand jury re-indicts DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis

A DeKalb County grand jury hit suspended CEO Burrell Ellis with a new indictment on Thursday, the same day Ellis posted a video in which he professed his innocence and…

One killed in Army helicopter ‘hard landing’ in Georgia | Online Athens

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to…

Smallern hospitals could get state bailout

ATLANTA — Local charity hospitals in Georgia like St. Mary’s in Athens, Grady in Atlanta and Memorial in Savannah could get a state bailout to replace all or part of…

Georgia Power canceling Albany biomass project

Georgia Power canceling Albany biomass project

Georgia Power Co. is abandoning a plan to convert a coal-fired power plant south of Albany, Ga., to biomass, citing several factors including stricter environmental regulations.    Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Georgia Power canceling Albany biomass project

Georgia Power Co. is abandoning a plan to convert a coal-fired power plant south of Albany, Ga., to biomass, citing several factors including stricter environmental regulations. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

AP Source: NSA phone data control to come to end

AP Source: NSA phone data control to come to end

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government’s control of phone data from millions of Americans, but will not offer a plan for where the…

World less friendly to those of faith

A new study by the Pew Research Center has some sobering numbers for religious individuals. Social hostilities involving religion reached its highest point in six years in 2012. Albany Herald.…

Marvel Comics Ant-Man to be first Pinewood Atlanta film, UK trade pub says

A London-based film and TV production guide publisher, KFTV.com, is reporting Jan. 15 that Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man will be the much anticipated blockbuster movie to start filming in May at…

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA has punished 525 people since the transit system began its “Ride with Respect” campaign in November, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Kia parts supplier seeks 190 workers for West Point plant

Kia auto supplier Hyundai Dymos is looking to fill 190 positions for its new plant now under construction in West Point, Ga. Columbus Ledger Enquirer.…

Peanut Farm Show begins Thursday in Tifton

The Georgia Peanut Farm Show kicks off Thursday at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the event, where more than 95…

Deal proposes $547 increase in education spending

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal says he will propose a $547 million increase in state education spending, calling it the “largest single year increase in K-12 spending in seven years.”…

AT&T withdraws as ‘Idol’ sponsor, Coke scales way back

AT&T will stop sponsoring Fox’s “American Idol” and Coke is scaling way back in its support – a sign the singing-competition show is losing ground with advertisers as its audience…

Enterprise to sue county officials over legals

Enterprise to sue county officials over legals

The Brantley Enterprise has notified three Brantley County constitutional officers of its intent to bring legal action against them for negligence after they botched an attempt to change the legal…

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

As Middle Georgia braces for another bout of winter cold, some people are only beginning to realize the extent of damage from last week’s deep freeze. Two buildings at the…

State school superintendent blasts education funding

GEORGIA SCHOOL Superintendent John Barge may go down in flames by trying to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal, a fellow Republican, in this year’s elections. But anyone who cares about the…

Governor’s budget leaves out $16 million for Camden technical college

Increased spending for teachers, job training, harbor deepening and crime reduction topped Gov. Nathan Deal’s agenda laid out Wednesday in his election-year edition of the State of the State Address.…

UGA police withhold name of student found dead in dorm Tuesday

University of Georgia police are investigating the death of a student whose body was found in his dormitory room. Authorities say the student was found dead in his fifth-floor room…

Wayne school board chair ‘cautiously” optimistic

Wayne school board chair ‘cautiously” optimistic

Wayne County Board of Education chairman was “cautiously” optimistic in a meeting with retired  educators Monday. “We’re in better shape than we have been for the past eight years,” he…

Southern Ionics groundwork beginning in Offerman

Groundwork for a new Southern Ionics mineral sand separation plant in Offerman will begin this month, with hiring to potentially begin later this year. Initial development stages will begin next…

Body of Charlton man reported missing found near home

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office says Terrell Moore,  51, who was reported missing and endangered earlier this week, has been found dead near his home. For more on this case,…

Historical Society to meet Friday

The Brantley County Historical Society’s regular meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Nahunta Library. Dues are $15 annually and many are due this month…

Streeter cartoon

Streeter cartoon

  savannahnow.com.…

Merger of St. Marys police with Camden Sheriff’s Office too costly, task force says

A task force on consolidating St. Marys police with the county Sheriff’s Office has concluded the costs would far outweigh the benefits. The St. Marys Police Consolidation Task Force’s job…

Truck carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken overturns on I-285 ramp

Truck carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken overturns on I-285 ramp

An overturned tractor-trailer full of chicken shut down an Interstate 285 ramp Tuesday morning. The crash happened at the I-285 south ramp onto Interstate 20 east in DeKalb County. The…

32 arrested in two-day Savannah-Chatham police operation

32 arrested in two-day Savannah-Chatham police operation

Robert Douglas Morgan chose the wrong night to try to run from the law. The 29-year-old passenger in a battered, blue-gray Oldsmobile ignored a police officer’s demand he stay in…

Georgia pecan industry targets India

Georgia pecan industry targets India

Georgia pecan grower Randy Hudson and his fellow farmers are on a mission to bring the American treat to the world. It’s an effort that’s paid off in places like…

Jim Beam maker acquired by Japanese firm

The maker of classic American whiskeys Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark has agreed to be acquired by a Japanese company in a $13.62 billion deal that would create the third…

Georgia legislature kicks off 2014 session

Georgia legislature kicks off 2014 session

The 40-day legislative session kicked off Monday with replacement lawmakers getting sworn in, committees beginning to work, and a warning to tone down the politics. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle welcomed…

Capitol comes back to life with start of new session

Most of the year, the oil paintings and statues in the state Capitol stare at little but shifting shadows in a vast building as quiet as an elementary school in…

County folds on legal organ issue?

County folds on legal organ issue?

The Brantley Enterprise will not publish an issue this week for only the second time in the past century due to financial concerns brought about by uncertainty surrounding the naming…

Camden deputies find cocaine in detergent boxes

A Miami man was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies found 6.5 pounds of cocaine concealed inside laundry detergent boxes in the car he was driving on Interstate 95, the Camden…

Coffee County woman dies of flu-releated illness, health officials say

A Coffee County woman died this week of the flu, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.The woman, who died while hospitalized, was older, and hers was among 20 flu-related…

Cracking the door on medicinal marijuana in Georgia

Another counterculture taboo has just begun to wobble. Two states – Colorado and Washington — now allow recreational use of marijuana. More importantly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week took a…

Georgia friends vanish following Jan. 1 fishing trip

David Wood and Mason Cox vanished early Jan. 2, leaving behind many of their belongings. ‘It’s like they just disappeared into thin air,’ one of their desperate parents said. NY…

Democrat opposes party’s new director because she’s white

Rebecca DeHart has accepted the position as executive director of the Georgia Democratic Party, but because both she and the chairman are white, state Sen. Vincent Fort is expressing his…

Old Savannah vaults didn’t house slaves, researchers find

Old Savannah vaults didn’t house slaves, researchers find

The uses of the historic vaults along Factors Walk remains a mystery after the completion of an archaeological study last year. Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives Director Luciana Spracher…

Cox arrested on multiple drug related charges

Cox arrested on multiple drug related charges

Christian Seth Cox, 38, has been charged with several drug related crimes after he attempted to run from Brantley County deputies attempting to serve outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and…

Opinion: Could Georgia become police state?

Let’s be abundantly clear. What we’re talking about here today is not — again, is not — a piece of proposed legislation up for consideration by the Georgia General Assembly.…

Suicidal teen’s crash kills one, seriously injures another

Suicidal teen’s crash kills one, seriously injures another

Georgia State Patrol said Sunday a teenager contemplating suicide crashed his vehicle into another car causing a chain reaction. That crash killed Renee Dowdy and left her husband, Dwayne Dowdy,…

Loehmann’s to close all stores, including 2 in Atlanta

Loehmann’s to close all stores, including 2 in Atlanta

Loehmann’s says it will begin closing all 39 of its stores immediately, including two stores in the Atlanta area – at 2480 Briarcliff Road and at 120 Perimeter Center in…

Vibrations cause I-95 lane to buckle; repairs take hours

A 6- to 7-inch crack opened up early Thursday morning in one lane of Interstate 95 northbound near downtown, forcing police to close two entrance ramps and backing up traffic…

Rodman apologizes for drunken rant during interview

Rodman apologizes for drunken rant during interview

Saying that “I had been drinking,” former NBA player Dennis Rodman has had his publicist issue an apology for the obscenity-laced rant he went on earlier this week during an…

30,000 comic books stolen in Augusta

An Augusta man told police that someone burglarized his storage unit and stole his collection of nearly 30,000 comic books. The Augusta Chronicle reports a 46-year-old man told police he…

Marshall Strickland, 88

The Rev. Marshall Brugler Strickland, 88, of Nahunta died Tuesday morning  at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Friday  from 6-8 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church…

County decision on legal organ challenged by Vaughan, Express

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that Brantley Express publisher Mittie Vaughan has hired a Blackshear attorney to challenge the county's selection of the Brantley Enterprise as the county's legal organ.…

Woman killed in Sunday crash in Glynn was considered family by many

The death of a woman killed in a Sunday morning crash has sent shock waves of grief and sadness through many Glynn County residents who counted the woman who lovingly…

State to audit Wayne timberland tax program

The Georgia Department of Revenue plans to audit the Wayne County Tax Assessors Office’s use of a state property-tax program to promote timberland conservation. The announcement accompanied findings in a…

Snowday in Hoboken

Snowday in Hoboken

It snowed Tuesday in Hoboken — at least at the home of Ray and Robin Helmuth — for the third year, according to children Raygen and Carter. Conditions were just right…

More plead guilty in Atlanta schools test cheating scandal

Six more indicted Atlanta Public Schools educators have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a standardized test-cheating conspiracy. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that former Parks Middle School Teacher, Starlette…

Cold closes some area school systems

With overnight temperatures expected in the teens, several Southeast Georgia school systems canceled Tuesday classes and others were considering it. Coffee County and Pierce County will delay resuming classes after…

Tips for cold weather, fire safety, and pets

With bitter cold weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips. – When temperatures drop…

Homeowner policies may help in aftermath of major freeze

With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are…

Publishers Clearing House talks Georgia Lottery on Facebook

Publishers Clearing House asked their fans what they know about the Georgia Lottery in a Dec. 29 post on their PCHlotto Facebook page. And they shared what they knew about…

Georgia’s new license plate ranks ninth in nation

Georgia’s new license plate ranks ninth in nation

In a just released survey from CarInsurance.com,  Georgia’s new license plate was ranked as the ninth favorite in the nation. Wyoming’s license plate, with its emblematic bucking horse and rider…

Mrs. Ollie Hickox Crews,90

Folkston — Mrs. Ollie Hickox Crews, 90, of Folkston died Saturday afternoon at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Crews will be held today at 2…

Carl Richard Harris, 63

Carl Richard Harris, 63, of Nahunta died Friday from injuries received in a house fire at his residence.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in The…

Arctic cold front charging into Brantley area

Arctic cold front charging into Brantley area

An arctic cold front is charging eastward through southeast Georgia and the Suwannee Valley early this morning. This front will blast through the rest of our area this morning, accompanied…

Prepare for temps to fall below 20 degrees Tuesday morning

The Weather Authority says temperatures could dip in the teens by Tuesday morning so before the cold weather sets in, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. Chris Trad from…

Enterprise became legal organ Jan. 1

The Brantley Enterprise became the legal organ of Brantley County on Jan. 1, contrary to information published in another local newspaper. According to officials the change must still be published…

Names released of four victims in Jesup car shooting

All four occupants of a car riddled with bullets in a Jesup shooting on Christmas Eve were from Jesup, according to the Jesup Police Department. Police Chief Glenn Takaki released…

Man’s body found near Jacksonville middle school

Man’s body found near Jacksonville middle school

A mans body was found in Mayport Saturday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office.The death is currently being investigated as a homicide, according to JSO.Sometime before 10:00 a.m. Saturday…

Cougar urine may be the answer to turning back wild hogs at Georgia historic site

The solution to rooting out rooting wild hogs at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site sounds like the name of a strong craft beer. Panther Pee is a home-brewed beer but…

Pot plants, pit bulls found at fugitive banker’s home

Pot plants, pit bulls found at fugitive banker’s home

The run-away banker and investor from South Georgia, who was the subject of a federal man hunt, may now face serious drug charges in Ocala, Florida. Aubrey Lee Price is…

One confirmed flu-related death in South Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed one flu-related death in South Georgia. This is the first confirmed flu-related death in South Georgia this flu season; however, there…

Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations

Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling about 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets because the chairs can unexpectedly collapse, posing a fall hazard or potential finger injury. The Consumer…

Atlanta man attempts to defraud IRS of nearly $12 million

An Atlanta man used information from prisoners across the country in an attempt to defraud the IRS of more than $12 million, according to the US Department of Justice. Qadir…

Naked 1-year-old found walking Athens road New Year’s Eve

A 1-year-old boy was found walking naked on a road in west Athens after a baby-sitter abandoned him and his infant twin sisters on New Year’s Eve, according to an…

Louise Locklear Melton, 86

Louise Locklear Melton, 86, of Waycross passed away Wednesday at Sears Manor in Brunswick following an extended illness. Born in Argyle, her parents were George W. and Willie Howell Locklear.…

Ligon plans to revive legislation

State Sen. William Ligon, R-St. Simons Island, has some unfinished business to take care of during the upcoming session of the state Legislature. In 2013, Ligon set in motion a…

Bill aims to increase funds for HOPE Grant

The HOPE Grant for technical college students in Georgia could once again cover full tuition if the latest proposed legislation is approved in the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session, which…

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Lobbying limits, other Georgia laws take affect Jan. 1

After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The ethics laws are among a small number of major…

Atkinson health department moves back into building it left because of mold and mildew

The Atkinson County Health Department will reopen in January in the facility it left in August because of mold and mildew, officials said. The health department had operated temporarily from…

Stolen hot dog wagon leads to search for repeat auto thief

Lawmen are looking for a man suspected in a series of vehicle thefts in Pierce County and twice eluding capture. Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright says 38-year-old Steven Plyler is…