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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…