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Boy Scouts delay gay admission decision

The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the…

Coffee County woman wins $3M in lottery

Coffee County woman wins $3M in lottery

Vickie Gasque, of Coffee County, won $3 million Saturday playing the instant game “100 Times The Money.” Gasque purchased her lucky ticket Saturday at Baker Express, located at 1436 Baker…

Nine students arrested after Henry County food fight

Nine students were arrested following a food fight at a Henry County high school, and more students could face charges, the school district said Monday. Administrators at Ola High School…

BCMS tennis sweeps Bacon in opener

BCMS tennis sweeps Bacon in opener

The Brantley County Middle School Tennis Teams kicked off the season with two 5-0 sweeps of Bacon County Middle.…

Early Pierce surge keeps Brantley off balance

An early burst by the Lady Bears kept the Brantley County High School Lady Herons off balance and unable to make up lost points in Last Tuesday’s game in Pierce…

Heron fans cry foul over bad call in Pierce

Heron fans cry foul over bad call in Pierce

An early lead against a division cross-river rival wasn’t enough for the win, last week,  when Brantley took on the Bears away in Pierce County but some fans are crying…

Buck Belue named to state sports hall of fame

Buck Belue named to state sports hall of fame

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine Buck Belue, Skip Caray, J.B. Hawkins, Heather Stepp McCormick, and Reggie Wilkes as the newest members of the Hall of Fame On…

New college chooses new mascot

The students of South Georgia State College have selected the Hawk as the new mascot for the institution. The selection resulted from an online vote Jan. 21-25 in which students…

Norovirus pops up in Brantley

Less than a month after the influenza season peaked in Georgia, a new strain of an old winter virus is beginning to make its rounds in the region. …

Gasoline prices up 14 cents in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 14.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.…

In rem tax sale

In rem tax sale

The county was the primary bidder on 316 different parcels in the former Satilla Plantation Subdivision during the in rem delinquent tax property sale held from 10 a.m. to about…

Sheriff says he’ll stand with Constitution

Sheriff says he’ll stand with Constitution

Brantley County sheriff Jack Whisenant has announced he will stand with the state sheriffs’ association’s decision to support the Constitution and defend the Second Amendment. “In light of the recent…

County may join Charlton extension office

County Commissioners may soon be looking at consolidating the county extension service with Charlton County per advice from the county extension service coordinator out of Waycross to Brantley’s county manager.…

Katlyn takes Supreme on Toddlers & Tairas

Katlyn takes Supreme on Toddlers & Tairas

On any given day you will find 6-year old Katlyn Smith at home playing dress up or practicing her pageant walk. “She has such a passion for pageants and practices…

Nahunta moves to online banking

Nahunta will be moving to the use of online banking after a unanimous vote by the city council at Monday’s regular meeting. Mayor Jeffrey Lee said that the service is…

TSPLOST penalty top legislative issue

A state senate bill proposing the removal of a large penalty against regions that didn’t pass the recent Transportation SPLOST is just one of many that could have an impact…

Republicans sweep special elections for seats in Georgia legislature

Republicans were victorious in all three special elections for seats in the state House and Senate. In the 11th state Senate district — spanning areas of southwest Georgia — Republican…

County releases agenda for Feb. 7 meeting

BRANTLEY COUNTY COMMISSION Regular Meeting-6:00 PM February 7, 2013-Commission Office Call Meeting to Order Invocation & Pledge to Flag Changes to Agenda Public Participation Approval of Minutes-January, 2013 CONSENT AGENDA…

Post office to end Saturday mail delivery Aug. 1

The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting Aug. 1 — but will continue delivering packages. Unless forbidden to do…