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Casino boat investigation uncovers $1 million in illegal gambling

Casino boat investigation uncovers $1 million in illegal gambling

A joint-investigation of a Savannah River casino boat uncovered more than $1 million in illegal proceeds, authorities reported. The investigation, which involved federal and local law enforcement agencies, targeted gambling…

Hoboken accident

Hoboken accident

An Appling County vehicle was involved in an accident with a log truck early today but no injures were reported. Details were not available.…

Ronnie Milsap: A chance meeting led to music stardom

How a chance meeting with Charley Pride led to Ronnie Milsap’s star rising. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Douglas County still ranks 8th in the state for foreclosures Source: Douglas County Sentinel Moultrie civic…

Columbia County to seek hospital again

While the state’s Certificate of Need law has prevented the county from getting a hospital or even a free-standing Emergency Department in the past, County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said…

New Sustainabililty Center in Columbus officially opens

The new recycling center opened Wednesday to a crowd of over 100; Columbus recycles only about 5 percent of its solid waste, Public Works Director Pat Biegler said. If that…

Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up

Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up The Savannah-Chatham Public Schools’ 2013 graduation rate is 69.8 percent and appears to be bouncing back from 2011 when the state started…

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit to sell its fudge for the holidays

The Monastery’s gift shop in Conyers is the place to find four varieties of fudge. Source: Rockdale Citizen WOW! adding 120 jobs to Augusta call center The regional cable provider is…

Latest enrollment figures for Obamacare in Georgia, Alabama

In Georgia, about 61,000 applications for insurance were received through the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30; 6,800 people enrolled in a plan; and 10,925 were deemed…

Savannah man convicted of child pornography

Steve Lavon Biggins, 33, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted Tuesday by a federal jury after a 2-day trial before U. S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield for Transporting a…

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $400 million

Georgia Lottery officials say the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $400 million — which is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. Officials say one player who…

New system to be used to calculate teacher pay

Next year the new Teacher Keys evaluation system for public school teachers will base teacher pay on classroom observations and student outcomes on tests and other progress goals. But Savannah-Chatham…

AG opens probe into complaint of illegal closed sessions in Bacon

The Attorney General’s office has responded to a recent formal complaint of illegal closed-door meetings in Bacon County by opening an investigation. The complaint, filed Dec. 4, was prompted after…

Deadly Bacon jail escape plan foiled by staff

Bacon County Jail staff intercepted plans for what was intended to be a fatal attack and escape plan by inmates here last Friday, December 6. According to Bacon County Sheriff…

One dead, two injured in crash near Irwinville Tuesday

Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore says one person has been killed and two others injured in a crash on Hwy. 125 a little after 1 p.m. Tuesday about 3 miles…

Flu kills two in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced late Wednesday it has lab confirmation of two flu-related deaths in the state. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia this flu…

Parents of Valdosta teen found dead in mat want inquiry

Parents of Valdosta teen found dead in mat want inquiry

Lawyers for the parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat are calling on the governor to order a coroner’s inquest. The body…

Police seek two in Richmond Hill death

The Richmond Hill Police Department has secured warrants for the arrest of two individuals resulting from their investigation of the discovery of the body of Evans Patrick Fruitticher in the…

Pierce finally admits paying $100,000 to end lawsuit

Pierce County has agreed to pay former Emergency Medical Service Director Ken Justice $100,000 to settle his lawsuit. The settlement, dated Sept. 15, was finally released by the county last…

Superior Court: Allow Boatright to run for REMC board of Directors

A Tuesday, December 3, Superior State Court ruling demands Satilla Rural Electric Membership Cooperative issue a ballot for the Board of Directors to include Jerry E. Boatright as a candidate…

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’ – http://pulse.me/s/IHRh8…

Village in a window becomes Folkston Christmas tradition

Village in a window becomes Folkston Christmas tradition

Roger Giddens’ zeal for collecting may have become a Christmas tradition for Folkston. The 75 ceramic buildings, 200 trees, 150 people and a train outgrew the former display area in…

Man struck and killed while walking in highway near Waycross

A man was struck and killed Friday night as he was walking in a traffic lane of U.S. 82 near Waycross, the Georgia State Patrol said. Glenn Darrell Cooley, 46,…

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Atlanta’s school system is investigating allegations that Grady High School’s football team recruited about 20 athletes who faked their home addresses so they could play at the Midtown scho  www.ajc.com.…

Gasoline prices fall 1.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g yesterday. …

Nurse speaks out about trying to save teen’s life

A 16-year old teen died on a Seattle-to-Atlanta flight this weekend; it was his first flight and it’s possible he had birth defects that impacted him. Source: WSB-TV/weekend Two Gainesville men…

Mystery dust unsettles eastside Savannah residents

A gritty white dust has been falling for more than a year and its origin is a mystery. Source: Savannah Morning News/weekend  …

Chamber CEO to address UNG’s College of Business graduates

  Cumming-Forsyth Chamber CEO to address UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business graduates James McCoy, president and CEO of the chamber, says of graduation, “It’s the most exciting time of…

Sanderlin Green Houses in Appling County known for poinsettias

Nearly 5,000 poinsettias are grown in ten greenhouses at Sanderlin. Source: Columbia County News-Times Smoke shops fade as synthetic marijuana industry declines in Augusta area  Phone records show at least 20…

C-SPAN series to feature Rosalynn Carter tonight

The episode will focus on Carter’s work as a campaigner, mental health advocate and political advisor. Source: Americus Times-Recorder City Ink: Augusta budget is like a sandwich The subject this week…

Drones provide unique view of Jekyll

While big-name businesses are bringing the discussion on drones to the forefront, Jekyll Island already has them beat.…

Charlton realtor continues burn battle in Shands hospital

A popular realtor continues at Shands hospital in Gainesville nearly two months after a four-wheeler accident landed her in a bonfire. Pam Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and mother of…

Peanut crop may reach 4,000 pounds pedr acre

Georgia’s peanut crop this year may not compare to 2012, but it’s still proving to be a good year. Some 430,000 acres were grown at what University of Georgia experts…

Opinion: Ligon has right string but wrong yoyo?

“You’ve got the right string baby, but the wrong yo-yo.” The words to that old Carl Perkins song kept popping into my head as I read about efforts of state…

Man shot to death at entrance to Brunswick waterfront park

A Glynn County man was shot to death just after midnight Friday at a waterfront park in the city, police said. jacksonville.com.…

BOE chair: No one was ejected or denied opportunity to speak

Brantley County Board of Education chair Dot Hickox told the Enterprise today that no one was ejected from the work session Thursday but some were cautioned that if they continued…

BOE ejects bus drivers from planning session Thursday

The Brantley County Board of Education called law enforcement officials Thursday to control and remove about 30 bus drivers who showed up at a planning session to get answers about…

County nixes yard sale permits

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners voted down a request from one of the organizers of the Big Z Warehouse Sale to charge county residents $50 for a permit to…

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

It is always nice when our belongings find their way back to us, but it’s almost miraculous when something finds its way back after we’ve given up or forgotten about…

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

City Commissioner Cornell Harvey will be Brunswick’s next mayor. Harvey, the longtime North Ward commissioner, easily defeated political newcomer Starling Sutton in a runoff of the Nov. 5 election in…

Alma Times to file complaint with AG over illegal closed sessions

The Bacon County Fire Board held what Bacon County’s legal organ, The Alma Times, has protested as an illegal closed session last Wednesday, November 20, and Times Editor Carol Lee…

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

A Ware County inmate is back in jail this week after the Alma Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshall’s Office and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office in his capture at…

Folkston woman dies in Monday night crash

A Folkston woman was killed Monday night when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 1 six miles north of the city, the Georgia State Patrol said. The 2004 SUV was traveling…

Rain, near-record warmth in the forecast

Drizzle and fog made for a dismal morning commute Tuesday, and forecasters are predicting more rain, along with near-record warmth, later in the week.Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton put the…

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52, of Waynesville died Saturday evening at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation was to be held Monday evening  at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in…

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84, of Hortense passed away Saturday evening at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta following an extended illness.  Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service will be held…

Newnan now the ‘city of roundabouts’?

Three roundabouts are currently in the works and, once completed, will bring the total number of roundabouts on public roads in Newnan to five. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hundreds pay their respects…

Athens volunteer has spent 50 years recording books for disabled

For five decades, Ellen Hanna has been recording books for Learning Ally, a group which provides such books for print-disabled students such as the visually impaired or those with reading…

Creeks in Brunswick threatened by dangerous chemicals

The problem is in the groundwater beneath and adjacent to Pinova, a company that produces ingredients used in food products. The problem was already there, however, when Pinova bought the…

Chattahoochee tech college environmental program makes a splash Director Bejie Herrin said the implementation of a new lab and equipment will allow students to become more successful in the associates…

A look at Bartow County’s economic development director

Eric Strickland is acting head of the Development Authority of Bartow County. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Plumbers see increase in business with Thanksgiving clogs Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Georgia’s watermelon crop suffered…

Sen. Mike Dugan pre-files ‘Merry Christmas’ bill

State Sen. Mike Dugan has introduced legislation that would allow anyone in the state to wish another “Merry Christmas” without fear of legal retribution. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian North Georgia becomes key…

Fewer people died over holiday weekend

As of Sunday evening, the Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that 12 people had died statewide in wrecks — eight of those worked by the GSP. Statewide last year,…

Dangerous chemicals from former Hercules plant threaten creeks in Brunswick

A city with more than its share of Superfund sites will likely see another big cleanup, albeit this one guided by the state. The problem this time is in the…

Tucker stuns Ware 29-0 in blowout

Ware County High School came into Saturday’s contest in Tucker ranked No. 16 in Georgia, but was stunned by Tucker High School 29-0. Tucker was ranked at No. 20 in…

Okefenokee refuge holds tours of rebuilt boardwalk

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is offering weekend tours of its new Chesser Island boardwalk in December. The boardwalk, which stretches ¾ of a mile, just reopened in late November.…

Decision on legal organ must be made this week

The county’s constitutional officers must meet and agree to place a legal advertisement in this week’s issue of the Brantley Express in order for the Enterprise to be named the…

Family, friends remember victims killed by falling tree

Friends and family gathered this morning to set up a memorial for two girls killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on the car they were riding in. Friends and…

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Family and friends of the two women killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on their car say the victims lived their lives together and, tragically, died together. Kaleigh Miller…

Former Pierce deputy pleads guilty to providing security for drug deals

A former Pierce County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing protection for what he thought was illegal methamphetamine deals. Randy Strickland, 55, told Senior U.S. District Judge William Moore…

Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.0 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region increased to 9.0 percent in October, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6…

Douglas resident seeks representative seat

Small business owner, civic leader and lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia, Dominic LaRiccia (R-Coffee County), announced today that he will be running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 169…

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Two months ago, Skip Knowles and his girlfriend Kathy lost their dog Bogie, days after he was diagnosed with diabetes. They contacted Action News after hearing reports that the medication…

Latest plea for Pierce animal shelter names Spatola location

Could the old Spatola Shoe Factory building on U.S. Highway 84 in Blackshear be used as a possible joint Pierce County, Blackshear, Offerman and Patterson animal shelter? Resident Thomas Ammons…

Camden County fugitive caught

Camden County fugitive caught

One of Camden County’s “Most Wanted” fugitives has been captured. Jarvis Alex Small, 27, was wanted for possession of cocaine, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving without a license, and…

Two women killed when tree falls onto car on Blythe Island

A pine tree fell onto a car on Blythe Island Wednesday morning, killing the two women who were riding in it, police said. The women, whose identities have not been…

Charlton commissioners ponder extra funding for library

Concerned the public library’s current financial crisis could be an ongoing problem, the Charlton County Commission is having a hard time deciding what to do about the situation. “They’re asking…

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has doubled its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the Sept. 4 death of Emily Drury.…

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Journey to the future Star Trek-style as Farragut Films hosts Farragut Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at its 10,000-sq.ft. film production studio at 516 W.…

Bacon head coach says goodbye after one season

Coaching sports at any level is hard and can be cruel because there are no guarantees for job security. Bacon County head coach Hildrick Garrison, who went 4-6 in his…

Bacon sheriff: Inmate’s recent jail escape was ‘definitely preventable’

Sheriff Richard Foskey says he wants other officials here to take the escape of female inmate Krystal Crapps to heart. “I’ve been asking for a cover over the exercise yard…

Barbara Phillips, 77

NOV 25 2013 — Mrs. Barbara Ann Lewis Phillips, 77, of Waynesville went home to be with The Lord Friday at Hospice of The Golden Isles in Brunswick. Barbara was…

Harvey Johns, 72

NOV. 25, 2013 — Harvey Elmer Johns, 72, of Kingsland passed away Friday afternoon at his residence, following an extended illness. Born in Nahunta,  his parents were the late Perry…

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Pam Renshaw had just crashed her four-wheeler into a bonfire in rural Folkston, Georgia, and her skin was getting seared in the flames. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, pulled her away…

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Tyler Harris wants to follow in Blake Bortles' footsteps as the next great quarterback to come out of UCF.…

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a drug suspect. Jarvis Alex Small is 27 years old and wanted on failure to appear, possession…

Sheriff confirms Waynesville death, but name, cause not released

UPDATE: Brantley County Sheriff Jack Whisenant has confirmed that a death occurred in Waynesville Saturday but has not confirmed the identity of the victim or the cause of death. The Enterprise…

Former Brunswick police officer indicted in hidden camera case

A former Brunswick city police officer was indicted Friday by a Glynn County grand jury on charges of using a hidden camera to spy on a minor girl in her…

Busload of soldiers to pass through Brantley Saturday

A bus carrying soldiers on their way home from Afghanistan — including one from Brantley — is expected to pass through Nahunta about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The soldiers will land…

Microsoft opens store at St. Johns Town Center

People were lined up for blocks this morning outside a Microsoft retail store that will open its doors for the first time today at the St. Johns Town Center. The…

Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge cane-grinding set for Saturday

It will be sticky and sweet in the syrup shed on Chesser Island Saturday when the refuge holds its annual sugar cane boil. Visitors to the ONWR will be able…

Cost of living is going up in Homeland

It’s a familiar lament — “prices go up every year” — and one that will hold true for homeowners in Homeland next year. At their regular meeting last week, the…

VA officials admit hospital botched gastrointestinal program

Health care administrators at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital botched its gastrointestinal program so badly that it had to re-engineer its floor plan…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A homeless man has been charged with stealing the alligator, which has been returned to the Flint RiverQuarium. Source: Albany Herald  …

Protests over GRU dog experiments schedule for today

Two protests have been scheduled in response to a Humane Society investigation that found questionable practices in a Georgia Regents University dental implant experiment on dogs. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia Apply…

Aldi submits plans for Rome grocery store

The documents indicate the new store will be located where the Village Theaters now sits. Source: Rome News-Tribune Manhattan developer wants to build skyscrapers in Atlanta Developers are pitching three towers…

John McCallum joins race for 1st Congressional District seat

McCallum is a resident of St. Simons Island and former Newt Gingrich aide; he’s the sixth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jack Kingston’s House District seat. Source: Savannah Morning News…

Fatal tanker truck crash closes parts of Ga. 17 until Monday

The tanker carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline exploded in the accident and the ensuing fire has damaged parts of the highway. Source: Savannah Morning News JFK assassination: A look at…

Faye Richardson, 73

Nov. 21 — Faye Wyonell Marshall Richardson, 73, of Nahunta passed away Wednesdayat Altamaha Healthcare in Jesup following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.…

Holiday Happening is Thursday evening

he annual Okefenokee Chamber Holiday Happening will be held this Thursday, November 21, beginnging at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall at Folkston Baptist church. The event features gift displays…

State unemployment down .2 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September.…

Wayne County teacher remembers UGA student from Hortense as involved

A community in Georgia is still reeling from the death of a University of Georgia student. Rebecca Greene was from Hortense in Brantley County, west of Brunswick. She went to…

Brunswick businesswoman convicted in $4 million Medicaid fraud, identity theft scheme

Federal prosecutors say a coastal Georgia woman has been convicted in a $4 million Medicaid fraud and identity theft scheme. Authorities said Wednesday that 47-year-old Schella Logan Hope, of Brunswick,…

Ware man murdered in mobile home park

The Ware County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in finding out who shot to death a resident of mobile home park on Carswell Avenue late Monday. Billy Gene Wallace, 40,…

Meth lab thought to be cause of mobile home fire

A call to a mobile home fire became a crime scene Monday, where lawmen suspect a methamphetamine lab exploded, seriously injuring a Blackshear man inside. Stephen P. Gill, 44, was…

Camden delays action on micro brewery request

WOODBINE —The Camden County Board of Commissioners this week delayed the approval of request by Ronald and Catherine Lewis to locate a micro brewery at 4457 Dover Bluff Road in…

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent Mike Long has been named to the State Board of Education.Long learned Monday afternoon that he will be sworn in Dec. 2, kicking off four days of…

Three suspects arrested in Brunswick robbery

Three men have been charged in the November 5 armed robbery at Dona Vita Store located in the 1900 block of Norwich Street. The three suspects entered the store with…

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC – located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw…

Charles Johnson, 82

Nov. 18 — Riverside Community- Charles Ashley Johnson, 82, of the Riverside Community passed away Sunday  his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.,at…

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop and chase Monday morning leads to the arrest of a 42-year-old man. At about 8:15 a.m., deputies with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office spotted a possible stolen…

Brunswick Police Department arrest suspect in attempted rape case

A 33-year-old man is arrested in connection with a November 6 assault and attempted rape at Howard Coffin Park, authorities say. Police say Detective Carla Futch with the Brunswick Police…

Touch DNA from pistol grip used to convict Waycross man of murder

A Ware County, Ga., jury convicted a Waycross man Friday of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a drug dealer in what investigators believe began as robbery,…

Alma City Council says no to fire department takeover

Members of the Alma City Council rejected the Bacon County Board of Commissioners’ recent decision to forfeit their stake in the Alma/Bacon County Fire Department. “I think we should leave…

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

ALMA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested three suspects at a local motel Sunday, November 3, on federal firearms charges. In federal custody are 55-year-old James Joseph Seyfried and…

Crisp Regional Hospital gets ‘top performer’ status

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognized Crisp Regional. Source: Cordele Dispatch Technology advances could lead to improved patient care Through technology and other changes…

Two giant pandas’ shipment to China delayed

The zoo says both pandas are healthy, but delaying their departure will allow them to develop sufficient reserves for their long journey and transition period in their new home. Source: Athens…

President of West Georgia Technical College to leave

Dr. Skip Sullivan will leave West Georgia Technical College to become president at Alfred State College in New York. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian GRU president clarifies statement on population decline in Augusta…

Briggs Equipment to bring 100 jobs to Fulton County

Briggs Equipment is opening its new 120,000 sq.ft. operations center today. Source: Clayton News Daily Regency Mall in Augusta up for lease again The owners of the defunct Regency Mall are…

National Infantry Foundation ranks #1 in donations

The National Infantry Foundation raised $51,507 during the 24-hour “flash mob” of giving. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday • Georgia Gives: Our area both gives, receives “Georgia charitable and nonprofit organizations statewide were hoping…

Hospital closings devastate rural counties in Georgia

What happens when a rural community loses a hospital? Jobs disappear. Hopes for economic development fade. Residents look for a new route to the nearest hospital. Georgia has seen three…

Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Glynn County

A Griffin bicyclist was killed while riding in an annual fundraising ride through four counties bordering the Altamaha River, the Georgia State Patrol said. Walter Berg, 47, was riding north…

Camden deputy sheriff dressed as black jail inmate

A Camden County deputy sheriff has been suspended without pay after photos surfaced of him dressed in blackface as a jail inmate for a Halloween party. WSAV-TV (http://bit.ly/1a2OVDP) reported Wednesday…

Rayonier asking Wayne for $1.5 million in tax refunds

Rayonier Forest Resources still wants $1.5 million in past property-tax payments refunded. And the Wayne County Board of Tax Assessors still wants Rayonier to wait for a revaluation of its…

Man charged in Pierce County church cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has charged…

School transportation director resigns following board decision

School transportation director resigns following board decision

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews announced his resignation at the end of the regular Monday meeting of the board of education, after the board failed to take…

Camden eyes craft beer permit request

WOODBINE — The Camden County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to locate a micro or craft beer distillery at its regular meeting Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Ronald…

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

A Bethune Middle School teacher and Charlton County High School  assistant football coach resigned last week after being suspended from his job for “inappropriate conduct.” Jimmy Harris was suspended by…

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett tells The Times investigators…

Former Waycrossan Hayne ‘Mac’ McCondichie dies at 84 |

Hayne “Mac” McCondichie, 84, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died recently after a brief illness. Hayne was born in Waycross, Ga., on February 19, 1929. He graduated from the Georgia…

Jesup man killed, passenger injured in pickup crash, GSP says

An Odum man killed in a Sunday night crash and his passenger who was injured were not wearing seat belts, the Georgia state patrol said. J. Steve Beverly, 50, was…

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

The body of a 35-year-old Columbia man who died near the finish of Saturday’s Savannah marathon road race was released Sunday evening and was to be transported to South Carolina,…

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday is Georgia Gives Day, a statewide day to support nonprofits. The goal of the day, the second annual, is to raise as much money as possible for Georgia organizations…

Woman pays high price for hospital shutdown

.At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four…

Charlton voters approve SPLOST, Gowan wins

Unofficial election results for the countywide SPLOST referendum show 80% of the voters were in favor of the penny sales tax. The measure passed 893 yes, 231 no. In Folkston,…

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

Local voters approved the renewal of Wayne County’s E-SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax for education) by a margin of 2,501 (69 percent) to 1,122 (31 percent) in a…

Pierce voters approve SPLOST; Larson, Johnson win in Blackshear; Denison, Leggett and Smith win in Patterson

Only about one in five registered Pierce County voters went to the polls Tuesday, but those who did overwelming voted – by a 4-to-1 margin – to approve a 1%…

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

Employees at the Family Practice Clinic are the latest to feel the impact of Charlton Memorial Hospital’s ongoing financial woes. Hospital CEO H.D. Cannington confirmed Friday evening that clinic staff…

Unpaid clinic workers: ‘We love our jobs, but can’t afford to work without pay’

Employees at the hospital’s Family Practice Clinic found out last week withdrawals from their paychecks for health insurance have not been paid to Blue Cross/Blue Shield. A little more than…

Charlton County burn victim paid painful price for hospital closing

At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four…

Gloves are off in Bacon fire department/EMS negotiations

City and county officials fail to agree on which government will take over daily operations of Fire/EMS  — and under what terms — after tensions flare at joint Tuesday meeting…

Search on for suspects in Bacon shooting of Waycross man

A Waycross man is expected to recover after becoming the victim of a shooting in Southwest Bacon County last Saturday, November 2. Emergency responders were called to the scene on…

Brunswick man one of eight indicted on child pornography charges in New Orleans

A Brunswick man was one of eight men were indicted Friday on charges involving the sexual exploitation and victimization of children, the New Orleans U.S. attorneys office announced. Those indicted…

Driver critical after train versus vehicle accident

A Waycross woman is in critical condition after an accident involving a train off of Knight Avenue in Waycross, Thursday night. According to a report filed by Trooper First Class…

CCHS teacher suspended

Charlton County Superintendent of Schools John Lairsey confirmed today that CCHS teacher and coach Jimmy Harris has been suspended for “inappropriate conduct pending further investigation”. “There are a lot of…

Satilla’s redbreast back in a big way after flathead eradication

“Rooster” redbreast are back in the Satilla River in number and size. Locals describe them as being “as big as a dinner plate” and they’ve been in short supply for…

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

After a 214-year run as one of Georgia’s oldest surviving homes, Augusta’s Goodale House soon might be headed for the brickyard. Built in 1799 and added to the National Register…

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs…

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

More than 1,000 University of Georgia students and fans hit the island’s beach Friday for the annual beach party before Saturday’s game in Jacksonville. And that was before the party,…

Charles Edward Hall, Sr., 55

October 28 –– Charles Edward “Ed” Hall, Sr., 55, of Thalmann, Ga. passed away Monday afternoon at his sister’s residence in Sardis following an extended illness. Visitation was held Wednesday…

Southeast forest preservation projects announced

A five year effort is being launched to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast. Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP South River Trail to connect monastery with Panola Mountain  Source: Rockdale Citizen Columbus’ new…

Student newspapers work to make ends meet

The University of Georgia’s Red and Black and the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily have recently cut back the number of days they publish print editions. Source: New York Times Hall…

Georgia pecan industry reeling from drop in production

Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to pecan scab disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year. Source: Albany Herald  Developer pulls…

Sen. Isakson teams up with Sen. Manchin on legislation to delay health care penalties

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, has teamed with Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, to draft legislation delaying until 2015 the imposition of penalties on those who…

Local charities prepare for cut to food stamp benefits

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires. Source: NPR.org…

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Guy Heinze Jr. was sentenced Thursday to serve eight life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the brutal beating deaths of his father and seven others in…

Congress passing laws without thinking

If Congress and the federal bureaucracy in Washington really want to make a positive difference in the lives of Americans including the president, then they should carefully think through something…

Guy Heinze Jr. to be sentenced Thursday in murder of father, 7 others

After two excruciating weeks, a Glynn County jury found Heinze guilty Friday of eight counts of murder, attempted murder and two drug violations. After death was removed as an option,…

Airport loses grant money for power line relocation

Airport projects will be set back nearly two years after an announcement at Tuesday’s airport authority meeting that the grant funding for a $600,000 power line relocation is now gone.…

School bullies rip scalp of 8-year-old Carroll County girl

The family of an 8-year-old Carroll County girl said she was bullied so severely she had to be taken to the emergency room. Dorris Bearden said her granddaughter’s hair was…

More cases to be connected to suspects in last week’s Bacon drug arrests

ALMA  — The Bacon County Sheriff’s Department is expected to connect at least two past drug investigations to  suspects arrested in the latest marijuana growth investigation last week. Investigators seized…