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Four arrested in Brunswick ‘knock-out game’

Four arrested in Brunswick ‘knock-out game’

Four Glynn County teens are in custody following an alleged attack similar to the “Knock Out Game.” Brandon Mikell Allen Jr., 18 was identified by police as the alleged attacker…

Canadian directors urge on-set safety after U.S. film worker’s death in Wayne

The tragic on-set train track death of Sarah Jones while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider has prompted the Directors Guild of Canada to call for restrictions on location…

Brunswick girl, 7, saves fellow student choking at lunch

Teachers and other pupils at Golden Isles Elementary School are calling Molli-Malone Wommack a hero. Molli was eating lunch Wednesday in the school cafeteria when she noticed a classmate clutching…

Executives responsible for Augusta VA delays avoid punishment

The senior-level executives responsible for delays in care at veterans affairs medical centers in Augusta and Columbia probably won’t face punishment because they retired before they could be disciplined, VA…

House panel OKs bill for Georgia-grown medical cannabis

A bill that would legalize access to a cannabis-derived medicine in Georgia passed its first vote Wednesday, with a new provision for sourcing the illegal plant: in-state cannabis cultivation. It…

Deal sees no problem with Confederate battle flag license plate

Deal sees no problem with Confederate battle flag license plate

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he takes no issue with the state providing a specialty license tag featuring the Confederate battle flag.When the newest version made national news last…

Georgia banks’ profit down 8.4% to $2 billion in 2013

Georgia’s banks weathered collectively an 8.4 percent decline in profitability in 2013, but saw a third consecutive year in the black, according to new Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. data. Georgia’s…

Woman hurt in harrowing Winokur Rock Road crash Friday

A Folkston woman was injured, but survived a harrowing crash Friday, after her vehicle overturned on a bridge guardrail.Sheryl Dianne Griffin, 67, was driving west on Winokur Rock Road around…

Georgia lawmaker exploits loophole in anti-lobbying law

Last year, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston R wrote an ethics reform law he claimed would completely ban lobbyist gifts to state legislators. But a 2013 fundraising letter…

Army study gives women taste of combat tasks

Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She…

House bill would force slow drivers to move out of fast lane

Drivers who refuse to pull out of the left lane for a faster car – even one that is speeding – could be charged with a misdemeanor under legislation the…

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

A Georgia prosecutor says he won’t bring criminal charges against two Waycross police officers who shot and killed a man inside his home after his fiance called 911 seeking help.…

AfterCredits tells you if movie has bonus scene

AfterCredits tells you if movie has bonus scene

Have you ever left a movie theater just as the credits start to roll, only to find out that there was a totally-amazing-oh-my-god-you-missed-the-best-part bonus scene tacked on to the end?…

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash off Highway 203 around mid-morning Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said details about the wreck and the deceased were not immediately available with…

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

A memorial service for a West Columbia camera operator who was killed while filming a movie in south Georgia is scheduled for Wednesday. The memorial for 27-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Jones…

Glynn commissioners won’t dissolve animal advisory board

During their regular meeting last Thursday night, the Glynn County Commission put to rest a rumor that they were going to “dissolve” their Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB). The source…

GOP candidates in Waycross share desire to impeach Obama

Holding in common basic values of freedom and a desire to impeach President Barack Obama, six Republicans who are vying to be the next First District Congressman participated in a spirited…

The big question

The big question

Two state representatives recently admitted that one of their  chief functions is to maintain a place at the table in Atlanta in case something comes up that might benefit residents…

Film crew had safety discussion before Wayne train accident

A colleague of a camera operator who was fatally struck by a train last week says the film crew had a discussion about safety before the accident.…

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

A South Georgia banker accused of embezzling millions from investors wrote a letter to his alleged victims from his jail cell. In the letter, Aubrey Lee Price pledged to help…

Manufacturer with 350 jobs considers Effingham location

A manufacturing company that would create 350 jobs and invest more than $7 million in capital improvements is considering a site in Effingham County, according to the CEO of the…

Wayne woman shot and killed Friday night

A Jesup woman became the first homicide victim for Wayne County late Friday night. Lori Michelle Holland, 37, of 11 Angela Drive was shot while at her residence just before…

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media…

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for gov’s press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media…

Safe Harbor offers Brunswick kids fresh start

Safe Harbor offers Brunswick kids fresh start

A center for children in Brunswick helps abused, neglected or abandoned children and teens by giving them a fresh start and new hope. Before Matthew Thrift, 18, became a confident…

Folkston man sentenced to probation in fatal shooting of brother

A 19-year-old south Georgia man who fatally shot his 11-year-old brother has been sentenced to two years of probation. James Tyler Sweatt appeared in court on Monday and pleaded guilty…

GBI report clears Waycross police officers in shooting death

The two Waycross police officers who fired on and killed Jack Lamar Roberson Oct. 4 did so to protect themselves and other residents of the house where Roberson lived and…

Senate passes Ligon’s Common Core withdrawal bill

The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 167 today by a vote of 34-16. Sponsored by Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick), this legislation provides an approach for withdrawing from the…

Tip leads police to human remains beneath abandoned Savannah house in

Police in coastal Georgia say a Crimestoppers tip led authorities to a house where they discovered human remains. Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says police found human remains…

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce the birth of its 35th Reticulated Giraffe. Born February 13 at 12:30 a.m., the male calf weighed 119 pounds and measured five…

Charlton teacher admits sex with six students

Charlton teacher admits sex with six students

A former Charlton County High School teacher will serve 10 years in prison followed by 15 years on probation after she pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with…

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Multiple people were injured when a silver SUV and a gold minivan collided at the intersection of Ashley and Ann Street Tuesday morning. Jason Cooner works at Beds for Less Mattress Express on the corner of…

Care packages for troops stuck in DeKalb post office for months

Care packages for troops stuck in DeKalb post office for months

More than 100 care packages meant for troops serving in Afghanistan are just sitting at a postal office in DeKalb County. The packages were sent out months ago by the King’s…

Savannah electronics recycling event set for Saturday

On Sat., March 1, residents can recycle their old TVs, computers and other electronics and help clean up a neighborhood during the kick off to the four-month-long Great Savannah Cleanup.…

SCAD students add Sharpie murals at Newell Rubbermaid

SCAD students add Sharpie murals at Newell Rubbermaid

Student artists from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) welcomed Sharpie to its new Atlanta headquarters the only way they could — with art. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

GOP state lawmaker apologizes for controversial bill

A freshman state lawmaker from Cherokee County has apologized for introducing a bill that would have loosened restrictions on sex offender in Georgia. Republican Rep. Sam Moore, who took office…

Cyber growth at could offset Army cuts at Fort Gordon

The addition of nearly 4,000 cyber and intelligence jobs at Fort Gordon over the next five years should help insulate the post as the Army shrinks to its smallest size…

Golden Isles yard sale set for March 15

March 15 is the date for the next Great Golden Isles Yard Sale! Bigger than ever, over 100 booths! It’s what you get when a yard sale collides head on…

Bill to require drug test for food stamps clears committee

Some Georgia residents applying for food stamps and welfare benefits would have to pass a drug test under a House bill that cleared a committee on Monday, reports Georgia Health…

‘Midnight Rider’ train death investigation ongoing

Thursday’s shocking train collision that left camera assistant Sarah Jones dead and several others injured on the set of Open Road’s Midnight Rider is still under investigation in Jesup. According…

Georgia Senate considers making English official language

The Georgia state Senate panel approved Resolution 1031 on Monday, a proposal declaring English the official language of the state of Georgia. The S.R. 1031 would amend the state’s Constitution;…

House subcommittee OK’s giving cities same lawsuit protection as counties

House subcommittee OK’s giving cities same lawsuit protection as counties

Lawsuits stemming from a fatal plane crash in Thomson spurred a House subcommittee Monday to approve legislation giving cities the same protection from lawsuits as counties. The panel also OK’d…

Georgia bill: Ban driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

Georgia bill: Ban driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

Georgia’s Republican-controlled Legislature is diving back into the contentious debate over illegal immigration with a new initiative that would expand the state’s crackdown. Co-sponsored by a dozen Republican lawmakers, Senate…

Bacon commissioners puzzled by request for legislation

Local legislation has been introduced in Atlanta affecting the Bacon County commission and some of the commissioners say they know nothing about it. At a recent county work session, State…

Car buyers can opt into new ad valorem tax plan

The Georgia Department of Revenue reminds those who purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, they have the opportunity to opt…

New technology, outsourcing rob party power

New technology, outsourcing rob party power

This is the dawn of the outsourced campaign. For decades, elections have been the business of candidates and political parties and the professionals they employed. People with names on the…

Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville

Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville

The world’s population is expected to grow from about 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. That’s means we’re going to need more food. A lot more food. To…

Ford to drop Microsoft for BlackBerry in its car technology system

Ford Motor Co. (F), struggling with in-car technology flaws, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)’s QNX and no longer use Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.’s Windows, according to…

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

A blue rubber glove and a blood stain on the yellowed grass of Tom Fountaine Field marked Sunday where the body of a 16-year-old was found after he was shot…

Paula Deen says she’s ‘back in the saddle’

Paula Deen says she’s ‘back in the saddle’

Paula Deen continued maneuvering for a comeback Sunday, turning a beachside cooking demonstration into a public apology for the racist comments that decimated her career last year. The former Food…

PETA wants to ground Kennesaw State’s live owl mascot

A local university’s use of a live predatory bird as a mascot has garnered negative attention from a national activist group. After sending repeated requests to Kennesaw State University, People…

Low Country Moonshine now legal beverage

Hooch, White Lightning, Hillbilly Pop, Radiator Whiskey and Mule Kick are just a few nicknames for moonshine, an illegal spirit distilled in the backwoods of Appalachia since the 1800s. Moonshine…

Analysis: GOP rushes to prevent freshman’s bills from becoming campaign fodder

A small-town newspaper’s story about a freshman legislator prompted the most unusual display of political damage control seen in two decades at the Georgia House of Representatives. A strident libertarian…

St. Marys prepares for Mardi Gras

St. Marys prepares for Mardi Gras

Every year, millions across the country don masks, feather boas and strands of cheap beads to celebrate Mardi Gras, the traditional last day and night of reverie before people make…

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Concerned the city may be planning to limit their ability to enjoy riding their ATVs, a number of citizens showed up at the Homeland council meeting last week.The dozen or…

At half way point, GA medical marijuana bill in trouble

Just over a month ago, State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) admitted he knew next to nothing about medical marijuana. But when he met families of several young children whose life-threatening…

Wayne woman found shot dead in driveway

A woman was found shot to death Saturday morning in Wayne County. WTOC has confirmed that a woman was found shot to death early Saturday morning in her own driveway…

St. Simons woman detailed murder-for-hire, police say

A St. Simons Island woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot told an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her brother in a way there could be…

Bacon losing up to $14,000 per month on trash collection service

Most of us pay our garbage bills every quarter, but did you know you’re also paying for some of your neighbors? At last week’s Bacon County commission work session, Commissioner…

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

Glynn County police have arrested a man who they say was waiting inside a woman’s home when she arrived home and attempted to sexually assault her. Police issued a warrant…

Operation ‘Clean Sweep’ nets several drug arrests

While most of Pierce County was sleeping in the wee hours of Saturday morning, nearly 40 law enforcement officers were not. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett, Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright, their…

Endangered whale freed from fishing gear

Endangered whale freed from fishing gear

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging. Bainbridge News.…

Strong storms whip up winds, damage homes and bring down trees in north and central Georgia

Strong storms whip up winds, damage homes and bring down trees in north and central Georgia

A fast-moving line of thunderstorms with strong winds sent trees toppling into several homes, including one where an 11-year-old boy was injured early Friday when a pine smashed into his…

How dogs read our moods: Emotion detector found In Fido’s brain

How dogs read our moods: Emotion detector found In Fido’s brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap. Dogs always seem to know when you’re upset and need extra love,…

Feds bust alleged militiamen in Rome

Brian Cannon and Cory Williamson of Rome, Ga. appeared in federal court today for preliminary and bond hearings on federal charges of conspiring to receive and possess unregistered destructive devices,…

First flu death reported in Glynn County

The first flu-related death has been reported in Glynn County this year. The Georgia Department of Health said a man from Glynn County died from the flu, the third death…

Local attorney arrested by Nahunta cop

Local attorney arrested by Nahunta cop

Nahunta attorney Earl Dan Smith was arrested Friday for obstructing a police officer making a traffic stop in his private parking lot but his release has been ordered by magistrate…

Hortense man dies when car hits tree in west Glynn County

Jack Henry Hodge, 34, of Hortense was driving west on Georgia 32 about 10 p.m. when his 2003 Hyundai Tiburon veered off the opposite side of the roadway a mile…

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a donated barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles…

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

The Altamaha Riverkeeper and the Center for a Sustainable Coast  filed a challenge today to the Glynn County Islands Planning Commission’s (IPC) procedurally flawed approval of zoning ordinance amendments that…

St. Marys looking to replace city managerSteve Crowell

The city is beginning a search for a new city manager to replace Steven Crowell Jr. who leaves office Friday after nearly three years on the job. Crowell has accepted…

Savannah City Council settles police discrimination suit for $200,000

Savannah City Council settles police discrimination suit for $200,000

The Savannah City Council on Thursday agreed to a $200,000 settlement to resolve a discrimination lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Savannah-Chatham Police Capt. Charles Hall. Hall’s suit came…

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Wildlife experts cut away more than 280 feet of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, though some of the heavy rope had…

Key figure in APS test-cheating scandal to plead guilty

One of the key figures in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating scandal is scheduled to plead guilty Friday and begin cooperating with prosecutors, say individuals closely familiar with ongoing plea…

Solar panel bill out of steam in Georgia

Solar panel bill out of steam in Georgia

Legislation allowing Georgia property owners to contract directly with solar energy installers to finance the installation of solar panels is essentially dead for the year. State Rep. Mike Dudgeon, R-Johns…

Bill would allow sex offenders at schools

Bill would allow sex offenders at schools

Brand new state Rep. Sam Moore (R-Macedonia) is pushing a sweeping law that would allow registered sex offenders to go anywhere they want — even to schools. Moore, in his…

Hightower bill aims to ‘put faith back in our schools’

State Rep. Dusty Hightower’s “Georgia Student Religious Liberties Act of 2014” is working its way through the process to passage in the Georgia House of Representatives. The bill, HB 861,…

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Some observant citizens helped Sheriff Richard Foskey put a stop to a flow of contraband coming into the Bacon County Jail. The lawman said jail officers confiscated a large stash…

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

A car fire led to a woman’s arrest in Camden County. Fire crews put out flames coming from a Honda inside the Ingleside Apartments in Kingsland. Police say Kimberly Pollock…

Marijuana seized from six sites in central Georgia raid

Marijuana seized from six sites in central Georgia raid

Authorities say they have arrested four people and seized more than $4 million dollars’ worth of marijuana in central Georgia raid. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that officers…

Homerville restaurant makes list of 35 finalists in Flavor of Georgia

Judges have selected 35 products to compete in the final round of the 2014 University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 17-18 at the Georgia Railroad…

More than $4 million in pot seized in Warner Robins bust

More than $4 million in pot seized in Warner Robins bust

Four people are in jail after authorities seized more than 386 marijuana plants valued at $3.86 million at Middle Georgia “grow houses.” An additional 86.5 pounds of marijuana packaged for…

‘Midnight Rider’ staffer killed by train in Wayne

‘Midnight Rider’ staffer killed by train in Wayne

A  camera assistant was killed in Wayne County Thursday afternoon when a freight train struck and killed her on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider,” sources confirm…

White House silent on appointee Michael Boggs’s anti-gay record

White House silent on appointee Michael Boggs’s anti-gay record

Under questioning from The Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery, Earnest professed to have no knowledge of calls to remove Michael Boggs, whom President Obama tapped in December for a seat on…

Cold front coming this way

Cold front coming this way

A cold front will move across the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia late tonight and into southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River Valley of northeast Florida during the morning hours…

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

A coalition of groups from the Atlanta Tea Party to the ACLU is calling on state lawmakers to reform Georgia’s civil forfeiture law. Lee McGrath with the Institute for Justice…

Introducing: Etceterati!

Introducing: Etceterati!

Etceterati is made up of the same people who brought you The Brantley Enterprise for the last 20 years. Now we're putting the design expertise to work for you. Find…

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

This warming trend is just what those of us with cabin fever needed! Ponds and lakes are on fire right now, especially for crappie and bass. Last quarter moon is…

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

The state of Georgia has released a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear…

OSHA cites Homerville plant for 22 violations

OSHA cites Homerville plant for 22 violations

The plant is one of the largest producers of pine posts and pine perfect posts in the Southeastern United States.…

Georgia Cop Kills Teen Holding Up Wii Controller

A 17-year-old Georgia JROTC student was fatally shot in his home last Friday by a law enforcement officer who mistook his Nintendo video game controller for a weapon, according to…

The talk on Twitter: 10,000 racist slurs a day

The talk on Twitter: 10,000 racist slurs a day

Roughly 10,000 racist slurs are posted daily on Twitter, according to a U.K. group that sees value in analyzing the multitudinous chatter on social media.Based on a nine-day survey of…

Dunn guilty of attempted murder; hung jury on murder of Jordan Davis

Dunn guilty of attempted murder; hung jury on murder of Jordan Davis

A two-week trial of a Brevard County man ended Saturday night with a verdict that appeared to please no one. Jurors deadlocked on whether Michael David Dunn, 47, murdered 17-year-old…

High expectations surround Jacket baseball

The Wayne County High diamond Jackets put their Region 3-AAAA title on the line when their season opens Wednesday at home against Brantley County High. via The Press-Sentinel…

Brunswick shooting that prompted search, lockdown was self-inflicted

BRUNSWICK, GA. — A morning shooting at a motel that triggered a massive search and the lockdown of nearby businesses was accidental and self-inflicted, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering…

BREAKING: Earthquake strikes parts of Georgia; Carolinas

United States Geological Survey equipment in South Carolina has confirmed that the shakes felt in the last hour were an earthquake – or at least an event that caused significant…

Georgia Power loses power, running on emergency generation

Georgia Power loses power, running on emergency generation

“How ironic is it for the company to be named Georgia Power and then have this building lose power?,” Truitt Eavenson, East Region VP of Georgia Power, said. “We’re on…

Brantley County man killed when truck overturns on county road

NAHUNTA | A Waynesville man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck ran off a county road and overturned, the Georgia State Patrol said. jacksonville.com.…

Patterson police led on foot chase after traffic stop

A traffic stop on Patterson’s west side Friday night resulted in a foot chase and a drug arrest. Everett Jernigan, 45, of Patterson, has been charged with possession of cocaine,…

Waycross city commissioners must stay 10 feet apart after one accuses the other of sexual battery

WAYCROSS — A magistrate ordered City Commissioners Normal Davis Sr. and Marian Solomon-Gaines to stay at least 10 feet away from each other at meetings and 50 feet from each…

Brantley County man killed Thursday when truck overturns on county road

A Waynesville man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck ran off a county road and overturned, the Georgia State Patrol said. Paul T. Henderson, 36, was driving a…

Hercules warns Brunswick neighbors of groundwater contamination

BRUNSWICK, GA. | Hercules is contacting 13 property owners to advise them that organic compounds found in the shallow aquifer at its former manufacturing facility in Brunswick has or may…

Jefferson High School wins AFJROTC MLK Invitational at BCHS

The Dragon Group took both the Armed and Unarmed Divisions leading to the Overall Championship.“We took 2 teams into each category of competition except in the Exhibition Categories and had…

Lori update

Surgeon removed 18-pound mass from ovary. Indications are that it is not cancer. Everything else looked great.…

Lori update

Lori is now in surgery. Updates to come.…

NWS predicts very cold weather tonight

NWS predicts very cold weather tonight

A frontal boundary will become stationary across the region later today and tonight.  A low pressure system will move east along this boundary on Wednesday. As this Low moves through our…

Molenn selected for medical leader program

Brooke Molenn, a 10th grader at BCHS, has been chosen to represent her school and the state of Georgia in Washington DC at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Feb.…

GEMA activates State Operations Center

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) elevated the State Operations Center (SOC) to full activation Tuesday following Governor Nathan Deal’s state of emergency declaration for 45 counties in response to…

Iron Chef Challenge returns to Southern Women’s Show

The Southern Women’s Show, an annual action-packed weekend extravaganza for women of all ages, is pleased to announce the exciting lineup of local chefs for the Iron Chef Challenge on…

Water plan first step in stealing your water for Atlanta

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts — or in this case, of “environmental” legislation the dubious benefits of which look less environmental than political and financial.A bill has resurfaced in the…

Original Waffle House not in top 21 Buzzfeed rankings

Original Waffle House not in top 21 Buzzfeed rankings

Athens’ Waffle Houses didn’t make the cut on Buzzfeed’s recent ranking of the 21 most popular Waffle Houses in America . Emily Hennen, writer of the Buzzfeed article said the…

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was…

Atlanta braces for winter storm sequel

Atlanta braces for winter storm sequel

Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse…

Wayne ordinance aims to curb sale of stolen items at pawn shops

A discussion that started in December on how to decrease the number of stolen items being sold to local businesses took up an hour-and-a-half work session and part of Tuesday…

Waynesville man who helped brother flee Woodbine murder scene pleads guilty, goes free

The brother and co-defendant of a man sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a Woodbine man pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday and was released…

Georgia schools junking junk food

Georgia schools junking junk food

Little Debbie is on her way out of schools during the day.Area schools must soon limit selling food items for fundraisers and through vending machines thanks to a new federal…

Buchanan scheduled for surgery Wednesday

Lori Buchanan will go to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Monday for a preoperative examination at 6 a.m. She is expected to return Wednesday for surgery to remove  a  growth found…

Murder suspect caught after search in Camden

Murder suspect caught after search in Camden

A massive manhunt through Georgia woods and marsh ended with the capture of a man wanted for murder Friday. The long day for Camden County Sheriff’s Office Dep. James Thames…

Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

Nearly seven years after government-funded dredging added 6 feet of depth to the waterway connecting the Port of Brunswick to the Atlantic Ocean, much of that extra room for cargo…

Wayne’s Sanders chooses Florida after UGA offer cools

One of the wilder scenarios this past cycle occurred in Jesup. Four-star wide receiver Krenwick Sanders committed to Georgia on Nov. 29, 2012. Georgia reached out to Wayne County coach…

Camden Auburn signee arrested on felony marijuana charges

Camden County defensive back and Times-Union Super 24 selection Kalvaraz Bessent was arrested on Friday night in Nassau County and charged with two felonies related to marijuana possession. jacksonville.com.…

Man kills himself near Glynn courthouse

Man kills himself near Glynn courthouse

The street between the Glynn County courthouse and jail was shut down Thursday afternoon after a man shot himself in a parked car.…

UGA ag economists note farm bill affects on Georgians

Due to the new federal farm bill, which passed the Senate last week, the farm subsidies issued annually to producers around the country were eliminated, including counter-cyclical payments. Both were…

As illegal ‘pill mills’ fall, addicts resorting to robbery for drugs

Pharmacy officials say such robberies are occurring with greater frequency in Georgia. Ironically, the officials link the increase to the state’s recent success in cracking down on the scourge of…

Trial of fired ethics commission employee’s lawsuit delayed

The upcoming trial in the lawsuit of a former state ethics commission employee who alleges retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal has been delayed for several weeks. jacksonville.com.…

Former UGa registrar’s office worker charged with using students’ info to obtain credit cards

ATHENS, GA. | Police say a former employee in the registrar’s office at the University of Georgia is accused of using students’ personal information to obtain credit cards. jacksonville.com.…

Pierce superintendent announces sudden change in elementary school principal

Dr. Tammy Theologus, long-time principal at Blackshear Elementary School, has been moved to a new position at the school system’s central office. Tonya Johnson, who has served as system curriculum…

Massive Ga. blaze is contained but still burning

Firefighters battled a giant blaze fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber Saturday at the Port of Savannah, where a towering column of black smoke could be seen from miles away.…

New York Times reports fall in ad revenue and circulation

The company has become more reliant on readers than on advertisers for annual revenue, and chief executive Mark Thompson is working to lure more subscribers by creating packages of news…

Former Enterprise managing editor hospitalized in Waycross

Former Brantley Enterprise managing editor Lori Buchanan has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a abnormality in her colon Monday. She was placed in room 268 at Mayo Clinic Health System…

FDIC files suit against former Oglethorpe Bank of Brunswick

FDIC files suit against former Oglethorpe Bank of Brunswick

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is seeking through a federal civil lawsuit to be repaid $9.8 million it claims it could not recover in its takeover of a failed Glynn…

Senate Democrats Call for More ‘Independent’ Weather Task Force | WABE 90.1 FM

Senate Democrats Call for More ‘Independent’ Weather Task Force | WABE 90.1 FM

Following a snowstorm last week, which stranded large numbers of motorists and a number of school children, Gov. Deal announced Monday he will create a more than 25-person task force…

Jekyll’s “Turtle Crawl” registration open

Registration is now open for one of Jekyll Island’s most-popular traditions, the annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest celebrating athleticism and ecology on this beautiful barrier island.  It’s the perfect…

Caney Bay Road closed next week for bridge replacement

In conjunction with the $1 million bridge replacement project on Caney Bay Road in Brantley County, a contractor for the Georgia DOT has scheduled closure starting on Feb. 10 of…

Georgia asks Supreme Court to reject Florida water suit

Attorneys for the state of Georgia are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the latest legal battle in a long fight over water rights with Florida. WALB.com…

Deal catches heat for photos shot just before big freeze

Deal catches heat for photos shot just before big freeze

Gov. Nathan Deal is catching heat for what he was doing hours before the city-paralyzing winter storm moved in on Tuesday. Deal spent Tuesday morning in photo-ops at the Capitol,…

A little track in Waynesville drawing fans for some big races

BRUNSWICK | The Golden Isles Speedway’s Super Bowl of Racing hints at the biggest pro football game of the year. But it bears closer ties to stock car racing’s biggest…

Golden Isles looks to improve beach safety

Just 60 miles south of Glynn County, the lively community of Fernandina Beach, Florida, relies heavily on tourists – just like the Golden Isles. But unlike the Golden Isles, Fernandina…

New Dollar General may give boost to Brunswick revitalization efforts

Another day, another Dollar General seems like a play on the old adage. The discount chain’s ambitious expansion plans included a store that could play a role — even it…

Atlanta mayor defends using emergency lanes during traffic woes

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor is defending his use of emergency lanes at the height of Tuesday’s icy traffic jam so he could do an interview at The Weather Channel’s studios.…

Armed robbery suspect arrested at Glynn County school

Armed robbery suspect arrested at Glynn County school

A suspect in the armed robbery of a convenience store was arrested last week at a Glynn County school, Glynn County Police Capt. Marissa Tindale said. jacksonville.com.…

Springfield  fire chief will keep job after drunken driving arrest

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer will keep his job after a drunken driving arrest. savannahnow.com.…

Legislation would scrap 42-year-old Jekyll Island development agreement

A 42-year-old policy governing development on Jekyll Island would be scrapped under legislation the Georgia House of Representatives passed overwhelmingly Friday. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

UCF brings in QB from Blackshear as possible replacement for Blake Bortles

UCF brings in QB from Blackshear as possible replacement for Blake Bortles

The Golden Knights have 16 commitments for the 2014 class led by Tyler Harris, a 6-4 pocket passer from Blackshear. It seems unlikely Harris will be the immediate replacement for…