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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…