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Missing bank director arrested in Brunswick

Missing bank director arrested in Brunswick

A south Georgia bank director accused of losing millions of investor dollars before vanishing last year has been arrested in Brunswick. The U.S. attorney’s office in Savannah says 47-year-old Aubrey…

Jesup Police, GBI offer reward in Christmas shootings

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

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

Coach Mike Smith took his first steps to help the Atlanta Falcons return to NFL relevance, firing defensive line coach Ray Hamilton and offensive line coaches Pat Hill and Paul…

State uncovers misuse of funds at Gateway

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

Flu widespread in 10 states, H1N1 dominates

Flu widespread in 10 states, H1N1 dominates

The new flu season is ramping up across the U.S. with growing reports of illness. For the first time since the 2009 influenza pandemic, H1N1 is the dominant circulating flu…

Ceylon cinnamon best for diabetics

Ceylon cinnamon best for diabetics

If I say cinnamon, you say … sugar? Its a popular combination, of course.But if youre interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about…

Boy, woman dead in head-on Florida crash

Boy, woman dead in head-on Florida crash

An 8-year-old boy and 65-year-old woman were killed Sunday morning in a head-on crash in Oviedo, in the area of S.R. 434 and the 417. WKMG-TV reports that while the…

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications…

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

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

Florida, New York compete for third largest popluation

New York, once the largest state in the Union, will soon fall to fourth-largest, demographers predict. Florida, with growing population hubs in Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County and Tampa, will likely overtake…

One dead, three shot in Jesup at Christmas time

One dead, three shot in Jesup at Christmas time

Law-enforcement agencies are continuing to maintain a tight lip following the discovery of a dead body Monday and a three-person shooting Christmas Eve. Jesup Police Chief Glenn Takaki said that…

Read comments about A&E’s decision to reinstate Phil Roberson

Breaking News: Hit TV show ‘Duck Dynasty’ will resume filming with Phil Robertson, A&E announces, after suspending him earlier in the month for his comments about homosexuality. via Fox News…

Report: UPS to offer refunds for late deliveries

Report: UPS to offer refunds for late deliveries

United Parcel Service is joining Amazon in offering refunds to customers who did not get packages promised by Christmas. Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) is offering refunds on shipping costs, while…

Eight tax breaks disappearing soon

Credits and deductions benefiting everyone from teachers and students to homeowners are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress extends them. Here are eight of the…

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

If you’re a Dish Network or DirecTV subscriber, be prepared for another round of price hikes. Following the trend from recent years, nearly every available package from the two satellite…

Pantone names official color of 2014

Pantone names official color of 2014

Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the color of the year for 2014. You’re looking at it. Dubbed Radiant Orchid—you can use…

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know…

U.S. exits GM stake, taxpayers lose $10.5 billion

The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares…

221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic pot linked to Brunswick

221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic pot linked to Brunswick

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

The amazing evolution of Politifact’s ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ rating

Politifact’s rating of the famous Obama promise “if you like your plan you can keep it” has gone through a heck of an evolution in the past five years. In…

Amazon is at war with monster erotica

Amazon is at war with monster erotica

According to a long-read at Business Insider, “cryptozoological erotica” readers and writers are in as precarious a situation as a college co-ed who finds herself trapped in ancient ruins with a libidinous Minotaur. Following…

Barbara Walters to Piers Morgan: ‘We thought that [Obama] was going to be the Next Messiah’

Barbara Walters to Piers Morgan: ‘We thought that [Obama] was going to be the Next Messiah’

“I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime,” Barbara Walters told Piers Morgan on his show Tuesday night. But despite her best judgment, she went on to say it – and it was…

Katie Couric’s talk show canceled after two seasons

Hours before Katie Couric hosted a holiday party for staffers of her syndicated show “Katie,” she broke the news to them that it won’t be back for a third season,…

Red Lobster to be thrown overboard by Darden

Red Lobster to be thrown overboard by Darden

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

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov

 AllThingsD.…

Florida school named for Ku Klux Klan leader to be renamed

A Florida high school that for 54 years has borne the name of a leader of the Ku Klux Klan is to be renamed, officials said. The Nathan Bedford Forrest…

Talk of an RSA boycott grows after reports it colluded with NSA

Talk of an RSA boycott grows after reports it colluded with NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that had been created by the U.S. National…

‘Consumer Reports’ picks worst new car values

‘Consumer Reports’ picks worst new car values

The Nissan Armada gets only 13 miles a gallon, has terrible scores on the reliability survey and costs $1.20 a mile to operate. It’s that record that earned the big…

AmEx to issue refunds for illegal card practices

Several American Express subsidiaries will refund at least $59.5 million to more than 335,000 consumers for illegal credit card practices, federal regulators said Tuesday. The affiliates also agreed to pay…

iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry: One chart tells story

iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry: One chart tells story

In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia and RIM Blackberry obviously dismissed it as a joke.…

Postage stamp increase to 49 cents approved

The U.S. Postal Service’s regulator approved price increases amounting to 6 percent on most mail, a step the service’s board called a “last resort” forced by Congress’s failure to pass…

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

McDonald’s doesn’t think its employees should eat the food they serve. The fast food giant has advised employees to avoid meals with burgers and fries and to eat healthier options…

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts. Some of the biggest value gaps…

Egypt’s interim Cabinet labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s interim Cabinet labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s interim government officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, blamed it for a bombing this week that killed 16 people, and announced that anyone who is…

Kick, Bama, kick: Auburn stuns Alabama to win Iron Bowl

Knotted at 28-all with arch-rival Alabama on Saturday night and only one second remaining on the clock, Gus Malzahn felt confident the game was headed to overtime, especially given the…

Georgia cheeses recalled for potential health risk

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

Opinion: Finding another way

In blatant disregard of the free market, Georgia’s Certificate of Need requirement (coincidentally abbreviated as CON) allows the state Department of Community Health to imperiously decide where certain medical facilities…

Savannah bike share program set to begin in January

Savannah bike share program set to begin in January

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

Savannah-Chatham cop resigns in wake of misconduct claims

Savannah-Chatham cop resigns in wake of misconduct claims

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

Buzzard protection focus of Savannah River Ecology Lab study

Buzzard protection focus of Savannah River Ecology Lab study

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

Season’s first whale calf sighted off Sapelo Island

Season’s first whale calf sighted off Sapelo Island

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

GSU coaching search underway

GSU coaching search underway

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

Liquor stores prepare to open Sundays in city

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

Rainbow cookies at the end of the rainbow

Rainbow cookies at the end of the rainbow

What’s at the end of the rainbow? A plate full of colorful, easy-to-make, cake-like cookies! Our scrumptious Rainbow Cookies fit any entertaining from the holidays to a special occasion. mrfood.com.…

Stamp price to increase in January

Stamp price to increase in January

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

Three arrested in Coffee County home invasion

Three arrested in Coffee County home invasion

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

State Sen. Balfour likely to be suspended

A Georgia state senator who was indicted and charged with fiddling his expense accounts and theft will likely be suspended while he awaits his trial, Governor Nathan Deal said to…

Thirty arrested during Falcons game with 49ers

Thirty people were arrested during the Falcons game with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday at Candlestick Park, in what was likely the last regular season football game at the…

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia and RIM Blackberry obviously dismissed it as a joke.…

Funny money is serious crime this time of year

Funny money is serious crime this time of year

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

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Athens police want to know who stole a large Georgia bulldog statue from outside an Atlanta Highway business. Channel 2′s Diana Davis met with the business owner, who says she…

Feds: Atlanta BBQ joint masked huge drug ring

Feds: Atlanta BBQ joint masked huge drug ring

An Atlanta couple that ran a Sandy Springs barbecue joint was really cooking up a giant drug running and money laundering business. The large scale drug trafficking and money laundering…

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

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

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

Augusta veterans hospital bans religious Christmas carols

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

Atlanta civil rights leaders blast Obama’s picks for judgeships

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

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller has cut ties with the A&E Television Networks after it suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson for anti-gay comments in a GQ Magazine article. The…

Unusual nativity scene

Unusual nativity scene

Praying Santa brings hope in chance encounter

Praying Santa brings hope in chance encounter

Benson and Bryson Foster meet Santa for the first time at the Mall at Waycross. Below is true story from a young Patterson family who had just brought their twin…

Smith resigns BCHS principal’s post

Smith resigns BCHS principal’s post

The Enterprise has learned that the principal of Brantley County High School has resigned his position.…

Wayne superintendent resigns from school system

Wayne superintendent resigns from school system

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

There may not be a Duck Dynasty to watch on A&E

“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know…

Opinion: Don’t yank the pitbull’s chain

SORRY TO SPOIL THE HOLIDAYS, but when they are over the General Assembly will come back with its usual bag full of lumps of coal for Georgians who, as a…

Atlanta transit ranked one of world’s worst, just above Baghdad and Hanoi

Atlanta’s public transportation is often derided as insufficient to serve its metro populace; chronically late to the people who do use it; and underfunded (thanks in part to the economic…

DHS removed only 368K immigrants this year

The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the…

Waycross Middle School gets $40,000 Dollar General donation

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

Atlanta official’s Braves comments spark ire with Cobb County leaders

Remarks made by a high-ranking member of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration calling the Atlanta Braves the “Cobb Crackers” and the “Smyrna (expletive)” are not sitting well with county leaders.…

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

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

University Hospital to pursue building a hospital in Evans

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

Tybee Island beach renourishment plans move forward

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

Army Cyber Command will be based in Augusta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlanta transit ranked one of the world’s worst systems

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

Jury acquits Georgia state lawmaker of all charges

A jury has acquitted a state lawmaker accused of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement from the state. The Fulton County jury on Thursday found Sen. Don Balfour not guilty…

Pecan crop worse than expected

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

Train carrying liquor derails in Ware

Train carrying liquor derails in Ware

A 40-car train headed from Memphis to Savannah derailed near Beach Highway in Ware County, northwest of Waycross, Thursday about 5 p.m.. Three containers carrying Seagrams liquor were reported damaged…

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

Saying that his mission “is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women…

Trash rates going up in Homeland

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

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, is $318 million richer (before taxes) – one of two winning tickets for Tuesday night’s jackpot was sold in Buckhead. The ticket was sold at…

Federal extended unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28

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

State jobless down to lowest rate since 2008

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

Brantley man killed in US 301 wreck in Florida

Brantley man killed in US 301 wreck in Florida

A Brantley County man was reported killed Wednesday in a crash involving three log trucks, a flatbed tractor-trailer and three passenger vehicles on U.S. Highway 301 in Nassau County, according…

Three fatalities identified in Tuesday crash

Three fatalities identified in Tuesday crash

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

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

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

Michael Baxley, 24

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

American Midstream closes buy of Blackwater Midstream

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

Two charged with arson and murder in Waycross fire

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

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

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

Representatives see hope in Convention of States

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, is where lawmakers from Virginia and Maryland met in 1785 to discuss issues of mutual concern. That gathering put the ball in motion…

Judge finds NSA bulk data collection unconstitutional

A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly…

Judge Jeanine: How did Secret Service let fake interpreter near the President?

In her Opening Statement Saturday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro took on signs of incompetence in the Obama White House after the shocking revelations about the man who faked sign language…

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

The iconic spaceship-like building visible from Interstate 85 and off Monroe Drive that has housed Piebar, Eros Tapas Bar and other short-lived concepts, will become a seafood and daiquiri spot…

Georgia ports continue record pace in October

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

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

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

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

Enforcement difficult against designer drug creators

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

IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Marine Science Center

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

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

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

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

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project

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

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

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

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

President Obama’s repeated insistence that people could keep their healthcare plans once Obamacare kicked in was named Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” — the fourth time in five years the “Lie…

Pregnant woman, unborn baby killed in Gwinnett crash

Gwinnett County police say a pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died in a car crash. Department spokeswoman Michele Pihera told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 19-year-old Katerin Metina was killed…

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

A second teacher has pleaded guilty in the Atlanta test cheating case, receiving one year of probation through a deal with prosecutors. The plea agreement for former Humphries Elementary teacher…

Settlement in Douglas paving company lawsuits reaches $120,000

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

Hoboken parade postponed by weather

Hoboken parade postponed by weather

The City of Hoboken Christmas parade has been cancelled by rain. The event has been rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m., according to city officials. Floats should assemble at the…

Opinion: Alternative bulbs another phony market propped up by government

Entrepreneurs in industries tied to the energy efficiency gambit, justified by the climate change House of Cards, all have the same false bravado…

Land use committee recommends closing St. Marys Airport

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

Rockdale County Commissioners vote down extra holiday for employees

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

Wellness initiative in Savannah shows mixed results

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

Bottlenose dolphin disease found in Georgia

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

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

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

Georgia tax revenues up in November

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

Another candidate announces

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

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $400 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s drawing jumped to $400 million after no players matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night. Five players, two in Ohio and one each in…

Opinion: New, pricey training facility unnecessary

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

New film studio to open in Fayette County

A huge new movie studio is just weeks away from opening in Fayette County. Construction on Pinewood Studios began earlier this year. In addition to film production, Channel 2′s Diana…

Bus accident may have injured one student

Bus accident may have injured one student

Witnesses say one student was taken away by a ambulance after one Brantley County school bus struck another near a railroad track on U.S. Highway 82 in Nahunta today as…

BOE blasted by public at Monday meeting

BOE blasted by public at Monday meeting

The Brantley County Board of Education took it on the chin during its regular meeting Monday as bus drivers, parents and students complained about the loss of transportation department director…

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…

Opinion: Obama’s Orwellian image control

THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the…

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.…

BOE blasted by public at meeting Monday

BOE blasted by public at meeting Monday

The Brantley County Board of Education took it on the chin during its regular meeting Monday as bus drivers, parents and students complained about the loss of transportation department director…

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…

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

The Vatican on Wednesday responded to TIME naming Pope Francis as Person of the Year for 2013 by saying the Holy See doesn’t seek “fame,” but that it’s a “positive…

Fraud allegations pointed at 20 Grady High football players

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said they received a tip Nov. 7 that several players did not live within the school boundaries and they were recruited to play for…

Snow tires?

Snow tires?

Marion Strickland and Joe Corbitt of 82 Tire and Lube stand in front of Nahunta's only tire snow man. …

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’

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

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail – http://pulse.me/s/Jbm6U…

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,…

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