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County officials must help prevent train fires

County officials must help prevent train fires The Georgia Ports Authority and the Glynn County Commission would be wise to ask the railroad to find out why its trains are creating sparks that are igniting fires that are threatening port facilities on Colonel’s Island, as well as the homes and lives of residents in the […]

Detroit murder suspect arrested 21 years later in Camden

Detroit murder suspect arrested 21 years later in Camden

A longtime Detroit fugitive accused of shooting two people, killing one, in 1993 was arrested recently in Camden County through a local and federal fugitive apprehension team. Antonio Deshawn Daniels, 41, was living under the assumed name Martez Deshawn Barnes when he was found to be living near Savannah, Ga. He was tracked down within […]

Brantley deputies make several drug related arrests

Brantley deputies make several drug related arrests

On May 5, 2014 Billy Crews Jr. (40) was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance/Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance/Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce and Possession of Dangerous Drug that stemmed from a search warrant that was conducted at his residence in March 2014. Ben Guest (38) […]

Get Georgia moving again on transportation

Georgia’s economy is picking up, and with it the daily traffic congestion as growing numbers of commuters travel to jobs. Inertia followed the failure of the 2012 transportation sales tax (TSPLOST) in nine of 12 regions, but it’s time to move forward on transportation.

Obituary: William ‘Bogie’ Kyser, 89

Obituary: William ‘Bogie’ Kyser, 89

William “Bogie” Hanes Kyser, 89 of Nahunta, passed away Monday (May 5, 2014) at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick following an extended illness. Born in Raybon, GA. His parents were William Lafayette Kyser and Sofronnie Lyons Kyser. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Spivey Kyser; 4 sisters, Inez […]

Woman has home she doesn’t own partially demolished

Woman has home she doesn’t own partially demolished

A 62-year-old woman tried to have a home she didn’t own demolished because she doesn’t like the people who live there, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Ana Moreta Folch (pictured) is charged with felony property damage after she called a land-clearing company and told them she wanted an unoccupied mobile home she […]

Brunswick may fire firm that saved nearly $600,000 a year

Despite the cost savings and increased services, some city commissioners appear to be setting the stage for the city to push Waste Management aside. Brunswick residents will pay less to have their garbage picked up and hauled away next year. Finance Director Kathy Mills told the City Commission Wednesday that the fee, which is attached to […]

Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah gets $2 million donation

Savannah resident and heart attack survivor Judith Thomas has donated $2 million to Memorial University Medical Center to launch a fundraising campaign to expand the Heart & Vascular Institute at the medical center. Source: Savannah Morning News President of Association of Medical Colleges calls for more residencies Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the […]

Witness: Former UGA coach, family made $5 million in Ponzi scheme

Jim Donnan and family members gained more than $5 million from a West Virginia company prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme, a former FBI agent testified in the former University of Georgia football coach’s fraud trial Wednesday. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Carroll County educators have mixed reviews on new SAT The SAT college admission test will no […]

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall gets Spirit of Enterprise Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave him the award Tuesday. Source: Forsyth News 1st Congressional District candidate catches heat over terrorism comment Congressional hopeful Bob Johnson admits to a case of foot-in-mouth disease in the wake of comments he made in a video that surfaced recently. Source: Savannah Morning News Political Notebook, Gwinnett: John Linder endorses Jack […]

Brantley among those battling railroad fire in Glynn

In all there were eight Glynn County fire crews, one Georgia Pacific crew, one Brantley County crew, one Camden County crew and several crews from the forestry commission working to fight the fires that spread out along roughly five miles of track. Filling in for the Glynn County crews at the stations were Brunswick and McIntosh County fire departments.

Marvel fans assemble!

Marvel fans assemble!

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers – Iron Man, Hulk, and more, and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to […]

Boggs critic to chair Senate Confirmation Hearing

Georgia’s seven federal judicial nominees are set to appear Tuesday for a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, a committee member’s spokesman said. Even though the nominees are part of a package deal carved out between the White House and Georgia’s Republican senators, the hearing could prove especially challenging for one district court […]

Boaters urged to slow down, watch for manatees and Ssea turtles

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is warning boaters to look out for sea turtles and manatees while enjoying the Georgia coast this summer. The DNR says boat strikes are the leading cause of sea turtle strandings and manatee injuries and deaths. They also remind the public that manatees and all sea turtle species found […]

Brunswick, Glynn can work together on recreation

“The future of the Brunswick Recreation Department is still a question mark. City commissioners are entirely in their right to want to take back control of youth activities sponsored and managed by the department, but whether the Glynn County Commission will agree to relinquish more Local Option Sales Tax dollars remains to be seen, especially […]

APS cheating scandal teachers accuse judge of unethical conduct

APS cheating scandal teachers accuse judge of unethical conduct Former APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall and former APS Executive Director Tamara Cotman filed a motion requesting Judge Jerry Baxter recuse himself from the case. Source: CBS Atlanta Dalton schools, Whitfield and Murray counties show improvement on school scores Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Three shootings at Paine College may […]

One candidate running for Congress in four states

Allan Levene isn’t absolutely convinced of his chances in the GOP race for the congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta, so he’s also running in Michigan, Minnesota and Hawaii. Source: OutsideTheBeltway.com  Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle touts state’s investment in transportation Cagle, a Republican, spoke to the Rotary Club of Dalton Tuesday […]

Interesting twist on familiar old political story

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer There was a time (which clearly isn’t quite over) when being elected to political office in Georgia could amount to a lifetime sinecure for all but the most ineffective and unconnected officials. In fact, state law once allowed for an automatic lifetime pension for state workers who got laid off. “Years ago […]

Easter Seals and Walgreens collaborate in job training efforts

Individuals are receiving job readiness training and job coaching opportunities through Easter Seals and Walgreens in Waycross. When Jessica Harrell was a junior in high school she was referred to Easter Seals by her Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Paige Carter, to receive job-readiness classes. Then in Jessica’s senior year of high school she was referred to […]

White House warns of climate change impacts in south Georgia

White House warns of climate change impacts in south Georgia

A new government report says Georgia’s agriculture industry will take a major hit from climate change and urgent action is needed. Tuesday, the Obama Administration released the third National Climate Assessment, calling it the most comprehensive scientific assessment of climate change and its impact. President Obama said, “We want to emphasize to the public, this is not […]

New gun laws in Georgia raise cost concerns for Brantley school districts

Georgia’s new gun law will now allow school districts to decide if they want to train school employees to be armed with guns. But some districts are on the fence about the issue. The Glynn County School District already has armed school police. Now many rural districts will have to make a decision on whether […]

Health-care-associated infections high at three local hospitals

When you walk into a hospital, you don’t expect to leave with an infection you did not have going in. But there are three hospitals in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia that rank worse than the national benchmark when it comes to hospital-associated infections. According to the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare those hospitals […]

Six in Evans charged in identity theft ring probe

Six Evans County residents were charged last week in a large scale joint federal and state investigation of identity theft and tax fraud. Initial court appearances were held last Thursday morning at the federal building in Statesboro before Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith. A total of 56 defendants (39 federal and 17 state) have been charged […]

DNR plans improvements at Blythe Island boat ramps

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources(GADNR)  has entered an intergovernmental agreement with Glynn County to increase available parking and to make other improvements at the public boat ramps located on Blythe Island in Glynn County. In 2003, GADNR installed a boating service dock at the facility which increased its popularity with boaters and fishermen. This […]

Rec league photo schedule released

Below you will find listed the Team Photo Schedule for the 2014 Brantley County Recreation Department. This is the assigned TEAM photo time and date. The  will be at the field from 445 until 745 pm each game day and is able to take individual photographs at any time. There will be registration forms and […]

Mark Murphy: Why ‘ghost’ at Sixpence Pub is smiling

Mark Murphy: Why ‘ghost’ at Sixpence Pub is smiling “And so, it seems, my father-in-law is a ghost. That’s what the Savannah ghost tours say, anyway — that Larry Dillon’s earthbound shade haunts the Sixpence Pub on Bull Street, a place he once owned years ago.” Source: Savannah Morning News Cartoon: Mark Streeter — What a […]

Panel in Rome to focus on children’s mental health issues

A variety of experts will talk about how to recognize and address problems young people have related to home, school and even work, during the gathering sponsored by the Northwest Georgia Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Source: Rome News-Tribune New substance abuse treatment center to open in Jasper Highland Rivers Health, which provides services […]

Political veteran faces newcomer for House seat

Political veteran Buddy Harden faces a challenge from newcomer Randy Head in the race to represent south Houston, Pulaski, Wilcox and Crisp counties in state House District 148 for the next two-year term.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Paine shooting suspect named

Shooting suspect at Paine College named Early this morning, the Richmond County jail confirmed that Xavier Cooper, of Augusta, was the suspect in Monday’s shooting at Paine College. Source: Augusta Chronicle Muscogee County School Board still affected by divisive 2012 vote Another election cycle has arrived, and two more bloc members are running. And that two-year-old […]

St. Marys hires new city manager

The St Marys City Council has hired John Holman, the sole remaining candidate, as its new city manager. The council voted Monday night to authorize Mayor John Morrissey to sign an employment agreement with Holman who was the only candidate remaining when the other two finalists withdrew last month. Holman is a retired Navy officer […]

Baxley man who said in 2013 that two home invaders killed his wife pleads guilty to her murder

A Baxley man who told police in January 2013 that two masked men had broken into his house, tied him up and killed his wife pleaded guilty Monday to murder in her strangulation. Jonathan Kyle Courson, 28, pleaded guilty before Chief Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III to felony murder, making a false statement and […]

21-year-old in custody after shooting at Paine College

Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Monica Belser said in a news release that a 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is being identified as a person of interest in Monday’s shooting, which prompted an hourslong lockdown at Paine College in Augusta. He has not been charged or identified. Lockdowns were also implemented at nearby […]

Gregg Allman sues to halt restart of film based on his life

Gregg Allman sues to halt restart of film based on his life

Member of move crew died Feb. 20 when train struck her and others on trestle outside Jesup

Four arrested in drug charges in Ware

Three major illegal drug cases were made over the last few days and four suspects have been jailed, according to Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal. Those arrested include: William Anthony Roberson Jr. Chelsea Alexandra Rice Vernon Marcus Sherrod James Farley Music On Saturday morning, Ware County deputies went to a mobile home at 2483 Wadley Road with a […]

Department of Agriculture issues stop sale order on packaged mulch

Department of Agriculture issues stop sale order on packaged mulch

The stop sale order includes Ace brand Mulch Pine Bark, Ace brand Cypress Mulch, Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brand Absolute Red #1922 and Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brand Red Mulch. Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the stop sale orderplaced on Ace and Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brands of packaged mulch that […]

Tom Barton: A $350 million case of cold feet

“School board member Connie Hall thinks that hiring a $77,000-a-year compliance officer will help the Savannah-Chatham County public school system clean up the mess in its $350-million school construction program.”

Gov. Deal vetos ten bills

Gov. Deal vetos ten bills A look at the ten bills that were vetoed. Source: AccessNorthGa.com Gov. Deal vetoes private-probation and teacher benefits bill Legislation that would have broadened the powers of private probation companies fell subject to Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto pen on Tuesday. Other bills hitting the same brick wall would have required more […]

Zell Miller Grant bill signed into law

 Zell Miller Grant bill signed into law The Zell Miller Grant bill, which provides full tuition coverage for HOPE Grant-eligible technical college students who maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a scale of 4.0, was signed into law Tuesday. Source: Albany Herald  Moultrie Tech, Thomas University sign Memorandum of Understanding The Memorandum of […]

Gas prices fall 2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

12 area men charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

12 area men charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

A federal indictment was unsealed earlier this month which charges 12 defendants with conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs in Appling, Bacon, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Telfair, and Wayne Counties. The charges resulted from a joint investigation by the DEA, the GBI, the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office, the Jeff Davis […]

Columbia County ex-magistrate’s woes a headache for Augusta lawyer with same name

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Douglas G. Nelson stepped down Thursday after a local TV station aired a report in which several women accused him of improper conduct as a court-appointed guardian ad litem. But Augusta attorney Douglas M. Nelson worries that the ex-magistrate’s sullied reputation and resignation will hurt his practice, as even more people […]

Valdosta shooting victim dies; suspect caught in Florida

Valdosta shooting victim dies; suspect caught in Florida

A shooting incident Saturday left a man dead and police seeking a murder warrant against a suspect being held in Florida, according to the police chief. Brian Levon Charlton-Simmons, 18, of Valdosta, was apprehended by the Hamilton County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office and was being held in Hamilton County Saturday evening following an afternoon shooting in […]

Feeling the squeeze: Savannah bars, restaurants hit by lime shortage

Feeling the squeeze: Savannah bars, restaurants hit by lime shortage

From its freshly squeezed margaritas to tableside guacamole to tart ceviche, the menu at Tequila’s Town on Whitaker Street relies heavily on the humble lime — and that’s a problem. A nationwide shortage of limes, the majority of which are grown in Mexico, is putting the squeeze on restaurants and bars across the country, including […]

Fire closes Savannah’s Betty Bombers, American Legion on Bull Street

An early morning kitchen fire Saturday has forced a popular watering hole and restaurant in Savannah’s Victorian districts to temporarily close. A fire broke out about 5:30 a.m. at Betty Bombers All-American Eatery, located inside the American Legion Post 135 on Bull Street just south of Forsyth Park, said Daniel Mulder, the building’s manager. The […]

Red Lobster/Olive Garden closes in Thomasville

Red Lobster/Olive Garden closes in Thomasville

Red Lobster/Olive Garden’s 17-month-old Thomasville stint ended Saturday.

Effignham officials uncover four meth labs

Effignham officials uncover four meth labs

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office recovered four methamphetamine labs and arrested eight people on meth charges over a 10-day span ending Wednesday. The ECSO Drug Suppression Unit recovered the labs as well as methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine and other items used to manufacture meth. The labs were found “mostly in the Springfield and Guyton areas” and were […]

FEAR militia member gets life in Ludowici mursers

FEAR militia member gets life in Ludowici mursers

Former Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia member Anthony Peden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19. Peden, 28, and his co-defendant, Christopher Salmon, 27, pleaded guilty to the murders last month in Long County court. They […]

Richmond Hill woman sentenced to seven years

Richmond Hill woman  sentenced to seven years

In the end, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said he couldn’t understand what led former Richmond Hill High School honor student and HOPE scholar Patricia Ann Collins to get behind the wheel on June 15, 2012, after drinking heavily at bars in Savannah. “I just don’t get it. It just doesn’t make sense […]

Moving sale cancelled

Moving sale cancelled

The moving sale set for today has been cancelled. Those who are interested in specific items may call 912-208-0083 to set up an appointment to see the items. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jacksonville man gets 12 years in prison for drug related shooting when robbery attempt backfired

A Jacksonville man will spend a dozen years in prison for a drug-related shooting. Darren Jamal Jackson, 22, pleaded guilty earlier this week to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Circuit Judge James Daniels and will get credit for the 870 days he’s already been in jail. […]

Three SGSC students named to academic team

Three SGSC students named to academic team

Three South Georgia State College students have been named to the All-Georgia Academic Team for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Michael D’Ambrosio of Blackshear, Ga., Paige Smith of Nicholls, Ga., and Nicole Spivey of Pearson, Ga., recently attended a luncheon in Atlanta where they were recognized for their selections. “It is always a great day for […]

Pierce schools top average on state report card

Pierce County got B’s across the board and scored better than the region and the state in this year’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI is a 100 point scale used to determine how well Georgia’s schools are educating students. The index replaces Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). Local educators are generally pleased […]

Army sergeant gets life in Ludowici slayings of 17-year-old girl and her boyfriend

Saying his mind was scarred by combat and numbed by heroin, an Army soldier told a southeast Georgia judge Thursday that he shot a teenage girl twice in the head because he thought he saw “the glint of a gun” as she opened her car door. Sgt. Anthony Peden, 28, was sentenced to life in […]

Columbia County judge resigns over misconduct allegations

A Columbia County magistrate judge resigned his office Thursday amid allegations that he had behaved inappropriately toward women he had encountered as a guardian ad litem, officials said. Doug Nelson, who had been a magistrate judge since 2007, submitted his resignation at the Evans courthouse, said Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Jason Troiano. It was […]

Coyote MFG adding 100 jobs in Nashville, Ga.

Coyote MFG Co. will create 100 jobs over the next two years and invest $2.5 million into a manufacturing facility in Nashville, Ga. The company will open a 109,000-square-foot facility that will make steel and aluminum boat trailers, arches, leaning posts and T-tops. Hiring has begun and operations began on April 28. Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Daytime curfew aimed at children, parents

Daytime curfew aimed at children, parents

Children not in school during school hours have to answer to police about their activities. So do their parents. A City of Thomasville daytime curfew applies to youngsters ages 7 to 15 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some youngsters roam city streets during school hours, with parents not accountable and not knowing where their […]

Watermelon crop faces plummeting prices

Watermelon crop faces plummeting prices

An abundance of rainfall hurt last year’s watermelon crop in Georgia.  This year, late cold snaps stunted the growth of early-planted melons and may cause prices to plummet, say University of Georgia Extension experts. Plants that have been in the ground since late March have felt a barrage of weather conditions: hot, sunny days; cold, […]

Wording mistake derails Effingham school board pay bill

Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed 10 bills this week and one of them concerns Effingham County. He vetoed House Bill 1146, which would have increased the pay of school board members from $100 per meeting to $200 for board members and $250 for the chairman. Deal said he vetoed the bill “because state appropriations are not […]

Okefenokee Fire recognized for commitment

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is often noted for being at the center of large and complex wildfires.  This spring, the Okefenokee Fire Program is being recognized and awarded for the hard work and dedication in particular of two of the refuge personnel. In late March, at the monthly Charlton County Fire Board Meeting, Terri Jenkins, […]

Georgia happenings

FRIDAY Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., Main Street shops, galleries and restaurants, downtown Brunswick. Includes art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net. “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, presented by The Armstrong Masquers, 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10; discounts available to […]

One charged in theft of railroad property in Brantley

One charged in theft of railroad property in Brantley

4-28-14 Deputies responded to Eliza Nesby St. in reference to Theft by Taking.  Complainant stated someone stole a cell phone from their residence.  Keith Bishop (32) was arrested and charged with Theft by Taking/Intruding on Railroad Property.  Deputies were called to Taylor Bay Rd at Break Rd in reference to suspicious people. Upon arrival they observed […]

CCG sets art exhibit for May 9

The College of Coastal Georgia 2014 Student Art Exhibit will close Friday, May 9, with a reception from 4-7 p.m. in the atrium of the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Students whose works will be exhibited include Caroline Brownlee, Natalie Brownlee, DeLinlee Rouse, Stephanie Adams, […]

Time to restructure testing?

Time to Restructure Testing? By Kelly McCutchen Across Georgia, tension is in the air as 1.6 million students endure the annual ritual of end-of-year testing. Nervous students, parents and teachers feel the pressure: The efforts of an entire year hinge upon the performance at this one point in time. Without a doubt, testing has a […]

Sumpter schools show improvement

Sumter County Schools improved its CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) in 2013 compared to the system’s scores from the previous year, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Thomas University’s commencement moves indoors due to weather threat More than 290 students will receive associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees […]

Dems out pace GOP in early voting

Democrats outpace Republicans in early voting ballots in Rockdale County Source: Rockdale Citizen Gov. Deal hits Obamacare twice on last day of bill signing On Tuesday’s legal deadline for the governor to sign bills passed during this year’s General Assembly session, Deal put his signature on legislation that will make it more difficult for Georgia to […]

Mammogram screening offered in area

Mammogram screening offered in area

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of May. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify. •              Monday-Tuesday, May 5-6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Glynn County Health […]

Okefenokee NWR announces events for May

Okefenokee NWR announces events for May

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be offering an array of activities for families to enjoy throughout the month of May.

DNR offering boater education classes in Brantley, Camden, Glynn

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will teach boater education classes in Glynn, Camden and Brantley counties through early October. Georgia law has changed and anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, is required to take the class to operate a boat in state waters. Each of the classes lasts eight hours. In Glynn County, the […]

Homerville girl one of two to earn spot in Georgia All-College Band

Homerville girl one of two to earn spot in Georgia All-College Band

Shorter University’s instrumental program celebrates the success of two students who have been selected to join the Georgia All-College Band, which is made up of college students throughout Georgia. Rising junior Christina Henderson, of Homerville, Ga., made fifth chair in clarinet, and rising senior Smokey Rowell, of Rome, was selected as third chair saxophone. To […]

Were Feds involved with insider trading at GM?

The final numbers are in, and according to Reuters, we, the taxpayers, lost $11.2 billion on the General Motors bailout.

Port of Brunswick wins Honda import deal

Port of Brunswick wins Honda import deal

The Georgia Ports Authority has won new import business from Honda. The 2015 Honda Fit, built at the carmaker’s new plant in Celaya, Mexico, is moving into the U.S. through the Port of Brunswick. International Auto Processing (IAP) will handle the cars upon arrival. “Highlighting the truly global nature of auto manufacturing, a Japanese company […]

Waycross native Tommy L. Everett dies at 65

Tommy L. Everett, 65, of Quincy, FL, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Tallahassee. He was born in Waycross, Georgia, and had lived in Quincy the past 25 years. He was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Quincy where he was very active and served as a Deacon. He was retired from […]

7 Reasons Not to Use Internet Explorer ever, ever again

Since the recent security lockdown of Internet Explorer (IE) yesterday (read more here) I figured I should write a post to all those people who still may actually be using IE Drum roll please… Reason #1 – IE is broken beyond repair. Literally there is no solution. “We are currently unaware of a practical solution […]

Augusta woman sentenced to 280 months in fraud scheme

Regina M. Preetorius, 47, of Augusta was sentenced yesterday to 280 months in prison by U. S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million dollar investor fraud scheme.  After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013, Preetorius was convicted of eight counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, […]

Office sale Saturday

We’ll be having another big sale at the former office of the Brantley Enterprise Saturday. Everything’s on the inside so it’s rain or shine. Inventory Canon copy machine (Needs new drum unit @ $200). $900 Two iMac computers with Intel chip. $500 each 8-foot conference table $200 Four big conference table chairs $100 each Three […]

Body found ‘under suspicious circumstances’ in Ware

Ware County Sheriff’s deputies responded Sunday at 7:02 a.m. to the report of a body lying on the ground at the intersection of East Maple Drive and Hampton Road.

Obituary: Donald Fountain

Donald J. Fountain, 65 of Hortense died Sunday, April 27, 2014, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

Prosecutors consider criminal charges in case of film worker’s death in Jesup

Prosecutors consider criminal charges in case of film worker’s death in Jesup

In coastal Georgia, prosecutors are weighing criminal charges in the death of a 27-year-old Atlanta woman struck by a train while filming a Greg Allman biopic in February. The tragedy on a narrow trestle in rural Wayne County has prompted hand wringing in the entertainment community about movie set safety. It’s also exposed weaknesses in […]

Veterans deserve the care promised them

Americans are by now tired of hearing horror stories of how certain supervisors and employees with the Department of Veterans Affairs are failing miserably at their jobs. The men and women entrusted to their care, the nation’s protectors, deserve everything and anything the country has to offer to help them get back on their feet. […]

Gas prices up 4.8 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

Two killed, 1 injured in Baxley auto accident

Authorities are investigating a crash in southeastern Georgia that killed two people and left two others injured. Appling County sheriff Benny Deloach tells WTOC-TV 23-year-old Ana Arredondo and 20-year-old Rolando Arredondo were killed when the sedan they were riding in was in an accident with a pickup truck late Friday night in Baxley. A third […]

Could Savannah Harbor project get green light?

Could Savannah Harbor project get green light?

There’s a straw in the wind, or maybe more appropriately, a sail on the horizon, which might mean Congress will take some action this week on legislation allowing the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to begin. You’ll recall this $652 million project, the single most significant one to Georgia’s economy at present, is backed by both […]

Overturned truck dumps thousands of Little Debbies on I-75

Overturned truck dumps thousands of Little Debbies on I-75

Drivers are urged to avoid I-75 north in Bartow County, south of exit 283, where an overturned tractor-trailer dumped its cargo of 70,000 pounds of Little Debbie boxes. The accident happened around 3 a.m. Friday. Multiple vehicles were involved, GDOT officials said. Nine people were injured, including the driver of a Honda Accord who was […]

After Glynn County gets Brunswick’s rec facilities and programs in order, the city wants them back

The city recreation department is better managed, better maintained and more heavily used since Glynn County took charge last year, city residents and officials admit. Still, they say they want it back. “The county does well, but I feel we can do just as well and maybe better,” Mayor Cornell Harvey said during a town […]

Deputies make arrests

Lance Waters (23) was arrested Wednesday and charged with Driving while License Suspended.  Deputies made a traffic stop on Waters’ vehicle.  When they asked for his license he stated he did not have one.  Waters was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center. Steven P. Caperton (34) was arrested on an outstanding Probation Warrant.  Angela Caperton […]

AT&T finds new use for the landline in Augusta

As people continue to cut the cord on the landline phone in homes, what is a company to do with all that wiring? Find something else to stream down the wire to customers. In the last three years, AT&T has spent $100 million on upgrades in the Augusta area, primarily to transition over to IP-based […]

DA seeking more info in Doctortown trestle death

The investigation continues into the death of Sarah Jones, who was killed while working on a film shoot here in Wayne County. Jones was struck and killed by a CSX train Feb. 20 on the Doctortown trestle as she worked on the movie Midnight Rider, a biopic of Georgia musician Gregg Allman. Amidst calls for […]

Youth rally set for May 9

The BCHS Oasis, FCA, and AFJROTC will host the first ever Impact Youth Rally Friday May 9 at 6 p.m. at Heron Field.

William Hurt drops out of ‘Midnight Rider’ after Jesup death

William Hurt is dropping out of Midnight Rider, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actor was starring as Gregg Allman in the movie, which had been looking to gear up again after the on-set death of camera assistant Sarah Jones on Feb. 20 due to a train accident. Director Randall Miller had been trying to restart […]

Twelve charged in six-county drug trafficking case

A federal indictment was unsealed earlier this month which charges 12 defendants with conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs in Appling, Bacon, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Telfair, and Wayne counties.  The charges resulted from a joint investigation by the DEA, the GBI, the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office, the Jeff Davis […]

Glynn commissioner concerned about high school senior party houses

Glynn County Commissioner Clyde Taylor asked his fellow commissioners to support a resolution last week expressing the commission’s concern about the renting of houses for the use of graduating seniors during ‘Senior Week.’ Taylor asked that the resolution be placed on the agenda of the commission’s April 17 meeting. “What can we do? We are not […]

Charlton commissioner defends county spending

In recent weeks, many in the community have been questioning expenditures made by the county commission and Commissioner Jesse Crews isn’t any too happy about it. “There’s been lots of comments about the SPLOST,” he said at last week’s county commission meeting. ‘“That’s because a lot of people don’t understand and they don’t ask questions.” […]

Vidalia Onion Festival underway through Sunday

Vidalia Onion Festival underway through Sunday

A sweet time is underway in Vidalia. The 37th annual Vidalia Onion Festival is now underway through Sunday. Finishing touches were put on the amusement rides for the event’s carnival earlier Wednesday at the Vidalia Airport. In addition to the daily carnival, there will be cooking contests and musical performances from acts like Uncle Kracker […]

State junks the science, weakens marshland protection

The head of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division is right about one thing when it comes to protecting the public’s salt marshes. The best line of defense is a state law. It’s not a bureaucrat’s memo — especially like the flimsy one issued in Atlanta this week. On Tuesday, EPD Director Judson Turner sounded retreat by […]

Two Savannah men charged with passing counterfeit $50 bills

Henry Grady Wall, 35, and James Wesley Kelly, 55, both from Savannah, Georgia, were indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah earlier this month for allegedly conspiring to deal in counterfeit $50 bills.  The indictment alleges that both Wall and Kelly knowingly used counterfeit notes to purchase money orders at a grocery store […]

Jobless rate unchanged at 8 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region remained unchanged at 8.0 percent from February to March, but it was down from 9.1 percent from a year ago. While the March rate was unchanged, there were 1,512 new claims for unemployment insurance filed in March, an increase […]

Lee, Griffin reunions set for April 28

The annual Lee reunion will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the residence of the late Carlton Lee in Hoboken. John Lee was born in 1859, married Emily Thornton at age 17 and they had six children. He and his second wife, Eugenia Green had ten children. He died in 1912 on Billy’s Island. […]

Jazz in the Park kicks off May 25

Jazz in the Park kicks off May 25

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the high-tide event that is a Golden Isles tradition – Jazz in the Park.

The Brantley Cunty Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving several church burglaries in the Brantley County area. Anyone who has information in reference to these burglaries is asked to contact Chief Investigator John Simpson at the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office at 912-462-6142. In other activity: 04-21-2014 Deputies responded to the Raybon […]

Georgia environmental agency eases marsh protection rule

A memo issued by state Environmental Protection Division Director Judson Turner on Tuesday — Earth Day — effectively removed the requirement for a protective 25-foot buffer on many marshfront properties. The two-page memo instructs local authorities on how to enforce the Erosion & Sedimentation Act, which requires a vegetated buffer along the banks of all […]

A trap for probationers

There are a few bills from the 2014 Georgia General Assembly that Gov. Nathan Deal should refuse to sign. House Bill 837 should be at the top of the list. This bill, intended to reform Georgia’s thinly regulated private probation industry, does the opposite by giving the for-profit companies more authority and allowing them to […]

Renovation of Altamaha Tech Camden campus begins

State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) commented today on upcoming renovation plans for the Altamaha Technical College (ATC) campus in Camden County. Last year, the General Assembly appropriated $1 million in the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) State Budget to renovate unused space at the College of Coastal Georgia Camden campus. According to a recent Board of […]

Woodbine Crawfish Festival still going after 29 years

Woodbine Crawfish Festival still going after 29 years

After 20 years of boiling crawfish at the Woodbine Crawfish Festival, Royce Proctor gave it up four years ago. “You’ve heard people say, ‘out of the pot and into the fire?’ Well, that’s what I did,” Proctor said of exchanging his fireside duties for the job of festival organizer. Proctor is in his fourth year […]

Camden Relay team will sell dogs and burgers Thursday

Camden TEAM HOPE will be at the Camden County Recreation Department (PSA) tomorrow, Thursday, April 24th at 5:30 PM selling hamburger and hotdog dinners for RELAY FOR LIFE. Come and pick up dinner on your way home. Cost is $5 per dinner. If you wish to preorder dinner call Brianna Turner at 510-5100, Deborah Crosby […]

Six private St. Simons Island gardens on display Saturday

Six private St. Simons Island gardens on display Saturday

For the eighth straight year, some island residents will welcome complete strangers into their back yards.

Jesup Labor Department office is closing in June

Jesup Labor Department office is closing in June

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Jesup Career Center will soon be closed. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler confirmed Friday that the Labor Department office in Jesup will be shutting its doors in mid-June. The current lease extends through the end of June. “The decision’s made based purely on budget necessities,” Butler said. He said that […]

Rising St. Marys River forces property owners to pack up

Rising St. Marys River forces property owners to pack up

Libby Carter has lived in Charlton County for more than twenty years. She owns a lot off St. Marys Bluff Road, a road that’s now more like a river. “Last night you could see road all back there and there is no road no more,” said Carter. We were able to hop in a neighbors […]

Developer announces plans for three hotels with 535 rooms on Jekyll Island oceanfront

Developer announces plans for three hotels with 535 rooms on Jekyll Island oceanfront

A developer that rode out a depressed financial market since 2006 announced Monday it will spend $88 million on Jekyll Island to build three oceanfront hotels. Bob Abberger Sr., managing director of Trammell Crow, said the company will split the grounds of the former Buccaneer and Georgia Coast Inn hotels on the island into three […]

Murray charged with drug related objects

Murray charged with drug related objects

Nathan C. Murray, 32, was arrested and charged with possession and use of drug related objects.  Deputies performed a traffic stop on Murray’s vehicle for an equipment violation and Murray gave consent to a search the vehicle.  Deputies found a used syringe on Murray and he was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center. In […]

First SRK fishing tourney set for May 10

Satilla fishing tourney offers more than $1,000 in cash to top anglers

Impact Youth Rally set for May 9

The BCHS Oasis and FCA teams will host the first ever Impact Youth Ralley on the BCHS football field on May 9. It is open to anyone for fun and fellowship of Jesus Christ and will feature many speakers, as well as a performance by the Whosoever Band.

Glynn BOE to vote on solar farm near Brantley

The Glynn County Commission Thursday signed off on an agreement that could bring a “golden” development opportunity to the area. The intergovernmental payment in lieu of tax agreement, approved by the commission, now needs the OK of the Glynn County Board of Education to bring a 3,660-acre solar farm to Thalmann, near the Brantley County […]

Victim identified in fatal pedestrian wreck in Jesup

A man is dead after being hit by a cement truck in downtown Jesup about 5:30 p.m. Thursday  at the intersection of Georgia 27 and North 3rd Street. Georgia State Patrol identified the victim as Brandon Hill, 27, of Jesup. Hill had been involved in an altercation with a group of individuals and had thrown a bottle at […]

Enterprise sets moving sale

The Brantley Enterprise will have a moving sale Saturday featuring lots of office furniture and equipment, including a desk, several assorted office chairs, a few computers, some printers, a conference table, a laser copy machine, a couple of cameras, a TV, some video cameras, and more. Doors open at the Enterprise office at 84 Satilla […]

What I learned about business as a south Georgia bottom fisher

By Cliff Oxford • When I tell people the first business lesson I ever learned was with Louisiana Pinks, they often think I was in the nail polish or lipstick businesses, or maybe rose bushes. Sorry, not at the age of 15 living in rural southern Georgia. I was in none of those businesses. I […]

Georgia governor signs bills limiting development on Jekyll Island to 1,675 acres

Gov. Nathan Deal signed two legislative bills Monday that ended decades of wrangling over development on the state-owned barrier island. House Bill 715 and Senate Bill 296 did the same thing, they capped development on the island at 1,675 acres superseding an old state law that limited development to 35 percent of the high ground […]

Vidalia onion grower going to court over state-mandated shipping date

No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia’s premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste. But one of the state’s most prominent farmers is going to court to fight the new rules, claiming the […]

State extends tax-free holidays

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. “The sales tax holidays will allow Georgia’s families to save money on those necessary items for school and on appliances that will help conserve […]

Fugitive from Florida arrested here

Fugitive from Florida arrested here

Brantley deputies nabbed a fugitive from a Florida county last week.

Get ready for pollen explosion, Georgia experts say

Get ready for pollen explosion, Georgia experts say

Sunny spring days and rising temperatures come with a price – pollen. While weather experts might not have a clear idea on this season’s pollen counts, many should prepare for an onslaught of yellow powder that tends to blanket the region each year. And the levels Georgians will see this year depend on a battle […]

Illness causes 50 Effingham eighth-graders to miss schoo

An illness that causes vomiting and lasts from 24 to 48 hours caused 50 eighth graders to miss school yesterday at Ebenezer Middle School in Effingham County. Marsha Cornell, nursing coordinator for the school system, said today that it’s nothing unusual but that it is noticeable because it’s testing week and it’s toward the end […]

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges with innovation

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges with innovation

About 10 percent of the Augusta area’s manufacturing workforce is invested in making golf cars and other electric vehicles. Augusta is the corporate headquarters and primary manufacturing home for E-Z-GO and Club Car, the two leaders in golf car production. In the aftermath of the recession, both companies found ways to make money by making […]

Four years after buying Gilman property, St. Marys still looking for developer

Four years after buying Gilman property, St. Marys still looking for developer

Nearly four years after the city bought the Gilman Boathouse and its 2.8-acre lot on the downtown waterfront, city officials are still looking for someone to develop it. The property, now known as the Intracoastal Gateway Project, has sat empty since the city tore down the boathouse where the late Howard Gilman entertained guests. “It’s […]

Obamacare claims another victim

This week brought more revelations about the unfolding disaster that is Obamacare. First, we learned how weak the “enrollee” numbers the liberal media keep trumpeting really are. Then, after he allowed his chief Obamacare implementer Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to quit under fire, we finally saw how disappointed Obama himself must be with his healthcare takeover.

High-speed chase ends in crash in Darien

High-speed chase ends in crash in Darien

The Georgia State Patrol in Hinesville has confirmed that a high-speed chase ended Friday afternoon in Darien in a wreck at near mile marker 52 in Darien on Interstate 95. They said they believe three suspects from the car got out and ran into the woods. A search is underway for those suspects. It’s not yet […]

GSP investigates fatal crash on Hwy. 17 that killed teen

GSP investigates fatal crash on Hwy. 17 that killed teen

The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a wreck in Effingham County that left one teen dead and another hospitalized. Crews responded to the scene of a head-on crash on GA Hwy 17 at Roebling Road Thursday morning. Effingham County officials say initial reports suggest that 18-year-old Shelby Peacock, the driver of a Ford truck, […]

Charlton tax assessor’s office wants to ‘even the odds’ in court

When timber companies appeal their property tax assessments, they have high-powered attorneys to represent their interests in court. The Charlton County Tax Assessors board wants to level the playing field a little and hire special legal counsel of their own. Last week, Michael Crews, chairman of the tax assessors board, submitted a written request to […]

Trainwatchers flock to Folkston Saturday

Trainwatchers flock to Folkston Saturday

Around 1,000 trainwatchers flocked to Folkston over the weekend to take part in the annual Railwatch event held at the funnel and on the old depot grounds. The railfans enjoyed food, fun, fellowship and — of course — watching trains. But visitors weren’t the only ones come to town on Saturday. The Folkston Lions Club […]

Hutcherson arrested on marijuana charges

Hutcherson arrested on marijuana charges

Scotty Hutcherson, 23, was arrested Monday and charged with purchase, possession, manufacture marijuana.  Deputies responded to Rogers Lane in reference to an altercation.  While inside the residence with the victim deputies discovered a substance that was suspected to be marijuana.  Hutcherson was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center. In other activity: 04-07-2014 Deputies responded […]

Death of film worker in Wayne ‘senseless,’ father says

Less than two months after his daughter was killed on a film set in southeast Georgia, Richard Jones grapples with waves of unexpected grief, such as a day last week when a riverside walk at home in South Carolina took him past a railroad bridge. “The train came and I lost it,” Jones said, tearing […]

Reporters find more sewage spills in Valdosta

Wednesday afternoon, Times’ reporters went to a location off of Gil Harbin Industrial Boulevard searching for manholes in an area known for leaking. One manhole was repaired March 5, 2013, and another during the first week of April in 2014, and while the reporters were observing these manholes, they found another spill that the City […]

Steam problem triggers shutdown of Vogtle reactor

Plant Vogtle’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor shut down automatically Tuesday morning as a result of a loss of steam pressure, Southern Nuclear announced Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Southern Nuclear, the sister company of Georgia Power that operates Plant Vogtle, said there were no injuries or release of radioactive material. The plant’s Unit 1 was already […]

Governor Deal’s wounds are all self-inflicted

By Tom Crawford | Within minutes after a Fulton County jury returned a devastating verdict against the state ethics commission last week, Gov. Nathan Deal’s aides were already trying to put their own spin on the story. Deal wasn’t the one, they said, who had forced the ethics commission director out of her job while […]

Verdict against ethics panel is troubling signal

A Fulton County jury ruled Friday that Stacey Kalberman, former director of the state’s ethics commission, was subjected to retaliation for trying to investigate Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. She was awarded $700,000 plus attorney fees and back pay. Even the former chair of the ethics panel — formally, the Georgia Government Transparency and […]

Upcoming events

FRIDAY High School One-Act Play Festival, Friday-Saturday, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. Performances scheduled throughout the day with an awards ceremony Saturday. Free. (912) 927-5381. GnomeCon Convention, Friday-Sunday, Coastal Goergia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Includes a masquerade contest, comedian Phil Keeling, geek-centric activities, interactive panels, a dealer’s room […]

Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

A Glynn County judge will decide whether Pinova Inc.’s purchase of a portion of the Hercules Inc. chemical plant in 2007 came with the potential responsibility of cleaning up the former owner’s pollution. Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley heard arguments Tuesday from Pinova’s lawyer Charles A. Perry and from Senior Assistant Attorney General Timothy J. […]

Gangs have brought violence to Wayne County

Since December of last year, two people have been murdered. Four others were wounded in a Christmas Eve shooting that riddled a car with bullets in downtown Jesup. Last week another shootout occurred in broad daylight in a residential community. Even before these events, several other deaths were known to be connected to the same […]

Camden releases agenda for April 15 meeting

AGENDA  Camden County Board of Commissioners  Government Services Building, (Courthouse Square)  200 East 4thStreet, 2nd Floor, Room 252,  Commissioners’ Meeting Chambers  Woodbine, Georgia  Tuesday, April 15, 2014  Convene Regular Meeting at 6:00 PM  Opening Ceremonies    Invocation   Pledge   Roll Call  Agenda Amendments  Adoption of Agenda  Approval of Minutes    April 1, 2014 regular […]

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Like the rush to be the first to get bottles of Beaujolais nouveau to Paris or an Alaska Copper River king salmon to Seattle, the pressure to sell the first Vidalia onions of spring is intense. The identity of this town rests on the squat, sweet onion. This time of year, just before the first […]

McCutcheon Supreme Court case a victory for free speech

In striking down the aggregate limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties challenged in McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court delivered a victory not only to political donors seeking to support more challenges to incumbents, but to everyone who is affected by American politics and law. The reason is a key and often forgotten point about the First Amendment: it protects speech, not speakers.

Whistleblower advocate for nation’s spies under attack?

The Pentagon’s inspector general is trying to suspend and possibly revoke the top secret access of the Defense Department’s former director of whistleblowing, triggering concerns in Congress that he’s being retaliated against for doing his job. If the recommendation is acted on, Daniel Meyer would no longer be able to work in his current job […]

State rail plan meetings set

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has initiated the development of its 2014 Statewide Rail Plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and provide comprehensive industry data. It will cover the time period from the present to year 2040 for integration with the Georgia Statewide Transportation Plan […]

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

The father of a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot to death Friday has been charged in the illegal possession of the shotgun that killed her, the Ware County sheriff said Monday. Taylor Marie Jowers died at her home just after 1 p.m. Friday when she was struck in the chest by a blast from a shotgun […]

Volunteers, boats needed to remove damaging water hyacinth from Satilla River

The Satilla Riverkeeper is looking for volunteers and boats to help remove invasive water hyacinth from the river and its tributaries April 14 and 15. Native to South American, water hyacinth grows profusely in old rice canals, oxbow lakes, small tributaries, ponds and other places where the water moves slowly. It restricts light penetration, depletes […]

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

For over 40 years, the baseball game in The Sticks on Easter was a Charlton County tradition. That all changed in the early 2000s when local officials say the event got out of hand and a shooting occurred in what is now Chatman-Mobley Park. It’s been more than 10 years since the last Easter ballgame, […]

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island officials say they’re bringing in extra police officers from nearby communities for the expected spring gathering of young people known as “Orange Crush.” Authorities say they’ve learned from social media that Orange Crush will likely take place April 19, so the extra officers will be on the island during that day and into […]

Sheriff’s report

Sheriff’s report

04-03-2014 Deputies responded to Lynn Holly Lane in reference to a Structure Fire.  Complainant stated they heard a loud noise outside and when they went to look the trailer was on fire. A vehicle was also burned in the fire. Deputies responded to the 13000 block of Central Ave. in reference to a Theft by […]

High resolution images of coast available

The Coastal Resources Division(CRD) of the Georgia  Department Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with coastal counties and federal, state and local resource agencies recently acquired high resolution aerial images of coastal Georgia.  These images, commonly referred to as orthoimagery data, are highly accurate and are used in geographic information systems (GIS) by local, state, and […]

Yeomans graduates military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin E. Yeomans, the son of Tony and Suzanne Yeomans of Hoboken, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles […]

Gasoline prices up 7.7 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]