Weather

Mostly Cloudy with Heavy Thunderstorms Likely

Connect with us!

RSS Feed
Home » Archives by category » BREAKING NEWS (Page 2)

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

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.…

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.…

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.”…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jesup Police, GBI offer reward in Christmas shootings

The Jesup Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of offenders involved in Christmas Eve events…

State uncovers misuse of funds at Gateway

When the state took over Gateway Behavioral Health Services in July, it showed Glynn County that deep seeded problems of misuse of state funds and conflicts of interest can find…

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.…

221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic pot linked to Brunswick

221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic pot linked to Brunswick

Synthetic marijuana  believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year may b linked to a strain found in Brunswick, according to a federal report…

Red Lobster to be thrown overboard by Darden

Red Lobster to be thrown overboard by Darden

Darden Restaurants is planning to spinoff its Red Lobster unit, making the restaurant chain the latest to bow to the demands of activist shareholders. Darden, the company behind Olive Garden,…

Georgia cheeses recalled for potential health risk

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of Flat Creek Farm & Dairy’s Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheeses, sold in Georgia and Florida, because the…

Savannah bike share program set to begin in January

Savannah bike share program set to begin in January

No, those bike racks that have suddenly popped up in downtown Savannah aren’t meters for bicycles. Beginning in January, Chatham Area Transit will launch its pilot bike-share program that will…

Savannah-Chatham cop resigns in wake of misconduct claims

Savannah-Chatham cop resigns in wake of misconduct claims

A Savannah-Chatham police sergeant has resigned in the wake of renewed allegations of wrongdoing reported as the result of an independent probe into misconduct in the department. “Due to recent…

Buzzard protection focus of Savannah River Ecology Lab study

Buzzard protection focus of Savannah River Ecology Lab study

Birds that get their sustenance from eating dead animals are the focus of a local study aimed at keeping them alive. Amanda Holland, a University of Georgia Warnell School of…

Season’s first whale calf sighted off Sapelo Island

Season’s first whale calf sighted off Sapelo Island

Talk about a big baby. This one is more than 10 feet long and weighs more than a ton. It’s the first right whale calf of the season, spotted Friday…

GSU coaching search underway

GSU coaching search underway

Within a matter of hours after the United States Military Academy announced that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken is going to be the next coach at Army, GSU…

Liquor stores prepare to open Sundays in city

Regardless of how they felt about the issue as it neared a vote in November, most liquor store owners in the city are indicating they will be open for business…

Stamp price to increase in January

Stamp price to increase in January

The price to mail a first-class letter and most other mail will rise by 3 cents on January 26, the largest rate hike in 11 years, the commission that oversees…

Three arrested in Coffee County home invasion

Three arrested in Coffee County home invasion

Three people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery/home invasion that occurred on Baker Farm Road on October 30, 2013. Christopher Channing Coleman, 20, Zachary Drew Watson, 21,…

Funny money is serious crime this time of year

Funny money is serious crime this time of year

’Tis the season. And if you are not careful, it could also be a time when you get stuck with a counterfeit bill. And don’t expect Uncle Sam to tell…

Photographer uses eye in the sky to capture Jekyll’s beauty

Photographer uses eye in the sky to capture Jekyll’s beauty

Promotional images that capture sweeping, aerial views of Jekyll Island’s main resort and unspoiled beaches were captured by a photographer and his remote-controlled assistant — a mini-drone carrying a mounted…

Augusta veterans hospital bans religious Christmas carols

Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is taking a stricter stance on its policy banning carolers from singing religious Christmas music in public patient areas, reports The Augusta Chronicle. The…

Atlanta civil rights leaders blast Obama’s picks for judgeships

Atlanta civil rights leaders are blasting the Obama administration’s selections for federal district court judgeships in north Georgia. Three of four nominees are white men, and critics say they all…

Unusual nativity scene

Unusual nativity scene

Wayne superintendent resigns from school system

Wayne superintendent resigns from school system

Wayne County School Superintendent Daryl Fineran resigned Tuesday night. The resignation will not be effective, though, for eight months. The Wayne County Board of Education accepted Fineran’s resignation in a…

Waycross Middle School gets $40,000 Dollar General donation

Dollar General came to Waycross Middle School this week bearing a gift. Principal David Hitt simply called it incredible. Hitt knew Dollar General had a “Reading Revolution” program and figured…

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested Thursday in a joint state-federal investigation on a charge of stealing a car from a deceased man or his family. District Attorney Ashley…

University Hospital to pursue building a hospital in Evans

Columbia County has also talked with Doctors Hospital about submitting a proposal and officials are “relatively sure” they will. Source: Augusta Chronicle Gwinnett Medical Center gets $1 million donation from Gwinnett…

Tybee Island beach renourishment plans move forward

The project is estimated to cost from $15 million to $19.2 million, said Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman. Tybee expects the federal government to cover 60.5 percent of the cost. The…

Army Cyber Command will be based in Augusta

The Army announced today that its Cyber Command will be headquartered at Fort Gordon in Augusta, bringing 700 new people to the base and a three-star commander. Georgia U.S. Sen.…

Georgia State ‘won’t be welcomed back’ to Arabia Mountain High School

Georgia State officials offered a football player a ‘grayshirt offer” on Thursday, less than six weeks from national signing day. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Carroll County Schools survey results released Nearly 15,000…

TSYS says it’s not involved in data breach at Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has long been a client of TSYS, issuing its store-brand and other credit cards with the red target logo, processing transactions, and completing the billing and statement…

U.S. Rep. Kingston criticized for statement on school lunch

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is coming under criticism for comments suggesting that poor students who are part of the nation’s school lunch program should sweep cafeteria floors. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Political…

Atlanta transit ranked one of the world’s worst systems

The index only includes 84 major cities, which means Atlanta (about 32 points) only ranked higher than Baghdad (which, you’ll remember, is a major city in a country that has…

Pecan crop worse than expected

The quality and quantity of Georgia’s 2013 pecan crop is in worse shape than originally feared.Due in large part to pecan scab, a fungal disease that thrives in wet conditions,…

Trash rates going up in Homeland

Reluctant to overburden their citizens in a sluggish economy, the Homeland City Council nevertheless agreed to increase their garbage collection fees in 2014. “I don’t think this will hurt them…

Federal extended unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28

ATLANTA – Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers is set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia. EUC is a federally funded…

State jobless down to lowest rate since 2008

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest point since November 2008, when it was 7.6 percent.…

Three fatalities identified in Tuesday crash

Three fatalities identified in Tuesday crash

By Michael Hall A seven car pile-up crash on I-95 Tuesday afternoon involving three tractor-trailers, a pickup truck towing a fifth-wheel camper and three other cars claimed the lives of…

At least 3 dead in pileup of seven vehicles on I-95 near Brunswick

At least three people were killed Tuesday in a seven-vehicle chain reaction crash at 3 p.m. on the Interstate 95 overpass over U.S. 17 as traffic was moving slowly, the…

Michael Baxley, 24

Funeral services will be held for Devon Michael Baxley at Hanley-Shelton Funeral Home, 473 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA on Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 PM.  A reception/wake will follow at a…

American Midstream closes buy of Blackwater Midstream

American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Blackwater Midstream Holdings, LLC (“Blackwater”), a developer and operator of terminal storage facilities including one…

Two charged with arson and murder in Waycross fire

The Waycross Police Dept. has announced two arrests in the arson that claimed the life of Lt. Jeff Little of the Waycross Fire Dept. Investigators received a tip from the…

Use of force justified for officer who threw St. Simons woman to pavement during DUI arrest

Brunswick police say an officer’s use of force in pushing a 70-year-old woman to the ground during a DUI arrest was justified. Police Chief Matt Doering released report on a…

Georgia ports continue record pace in October

Georgia’s ports moved a record 2.54 million tons of cargo during October — up 22 percent, Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday. The Colonel’s Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick…

Dowdy, three other BCHS students, charged in theft of golf cart

Dowdy, three other BCHS students, charged in theft of golf cart

Ben D. Dowdy, 18, and three  juvenile males were charged with theft by taking and obstruction of law enforcement officers when the four left Brantley County High School and stole…

Enforcement difficult against designer drug creators

Synthetic marijuana can lead to paranoia or hallucinations and even suicide; Since 2010, the Georgia Legislature has passed bills that are aimed at combating the drugs and ‘bath salts,’ but…

IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Marine Science Center

IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Island Marine Science Center Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday Zoo Atlanta’s pandas are not boys, but girls Genetic testing shows the three young pandas are actually girls.…

Wilcox County Schools: Staff wants to continue 4-day work week

According to a survey of teachers in the Wilcox County School System, 80% of the respondents said they prefer the four-day school week for the 2014-2015 year. Source: Cordele Dispatch  …

Officials say Sabal Trail gas pipeline is ‘quite a way off’

In Colquitt County about 90 percent of those whose land could lie in the path of the massive pipeline have either given permission or allowed workers onto their land without…

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have a congressional hearing at the Charlie Norwood…

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have…

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project The veterans group is making changes to its board of directors and executive leadership; W. Thomas Matthews, the former co-chairman of the Medal…

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

A City of Waycross Fire Department response turned into a Line of Duty Death Sunday, and that became a murder when the fire was ruled an arson which resulted in…

Settlement in Douglas paving company lawsuits reaches $120,000

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reached a settlement in lawsuits filed by a south Georgia paving company. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday  that a $120,000 settlement was recently reached…

Land use committee recommends closing St. Marys Airport

The ongoing conflict between the U.S. Navy and the city of St Marys on the status  of the barely used St. Marys Airport may be drawing to a close.When the…

Rockdale County Commissioners vote down extra holiday for employees

Rockdale County employees won’t have an additional holiday during Christmas week this year, following a vote by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. Source: Rockdale Citizen  Gwinnett County officials propose local-state…

Wellness initiative in Savannah shows mixed results

The city of Savannah recently celebrated the efforts of more than 140 employees who participated in Healthy Savannah’s 10-week LEAN Challenge. Source: Savannah Morning News Athens medical professor learns power of…

Bottlenose dolphin disease found in Georgia

A disease that has killed more than 800 bottlenose dolphins along mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. coasts since July 1 has been confirmed in Georgia.Source: Savannah Morning News…

3D printers arrive at three Clarke County schools’ media centers

The 3D printer draws a string of polymer off a spool into a small chamber attached to a nozzle. The polymer is heated and melts, and the melted polymer squirts…

Georgia tax revenues up in November

 Net tax revenues were 3.6% higher in November compared with last November. Source: Albany Herald  Albany restaurant and bar owners say alcohol license fee increase is too steep Liquor-by-the-drink fees are…

Another candidate announces

Ester Fleming, a life-long Covington resident and former Newton County Board of Commissioners member, is the second Republican candidate for the seat that Rep. Doug Holt will vacate. Source: Newton Citizen…

Opinion: New, pricey training facility unnecessary

How will Americans know if Congress and the administration of President Obama are sincere about reducing the nation’s soaring debt? By telling the U.S. State Department, in no uncertain terms,…