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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;…