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Excursions set for Okefenokee, Cumberland Island

Federal agencies that oversee Cumberland Island and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia are planning weekend paddling excursions this fall for the public to explore their wildest corners. The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have scheduled the paddling trips the weekend of Sept. 13 through 15 and day trips […]

Three killed in head-on semi-car crash in Glynn

Three people died in a head-on collision on a heavily traveled Glynn County highway just after noon Wednesday. The accident, which involved a semi tractor-trailer and a passenger car, occurred near the entrance to the port facilities on U.S. 17 South, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. Brunswick residents Benjamin Nelson and Christopher Wiggins […]

Bail denied for Waycross woman charged in death of child

A Waycross woman has been denied bond after being charged with murder for the death of a 3-year-old boy on Saturday.Karena Warden, 42, of 600 Summit Street, initially was charged with cruelty to a child in the first degree after the unresponsive child, Maliachi J’Quavion Smith, was taken to the Mayo Clinic Waycross where doctors […]

Waycross woman charged with murder of 3-year-old

Waycross woman charged with murder of 3-year-old

A Waycross woman has been charged with murder after she allegedly punched and kicked a 3 year old boy to death. Police in Waycross responded to the Mayo Health Clinic Saturday after a 3 year old boy was brought in unresponsive.The child later died, according to a release from the WPD. An examination revealed the […]

Tax free weekend is almost here!

Just in time for school … Tax Free Weekend is August 1 & 2 in Georgia and August 1st – 3rd in South Carolina. Best Buy gives us insight on what the kids need. The weekend for tax-free shopping is coming up for Georgia and South Carolina. WJCL News.

Valdosta has urgent need for blood and platelet donations

Valdosta has urgent need for blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all types to help prevent a blood shortage. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion, and every day the Red Cross must collect 15,000 donations to meet the needs of patients. Over the past 11 week, donations […]

Brantley man arrested on multiple drug-related charges

Ronald Gallups (32) was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance/Drugs not in Original Container/Possession and use of Drug Related Items. He was also charged with Aggravated Assault/Terroristic Threats and Acts from a previous incident. Deputies received an anonymous call in reference to a suspicious person. The caller advised they had dropped Gallups off at the Flash Foods. Deputies located Gallups and as they approached he threw something down on the ground. Gallups was arrested for outstanding charges and searched. Deputies found prescription pills in the offender’s pants pocket and the item that was thrown down was a glass pipe. Gallups was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center.

Zep agrees to $905,000 EPA penalty

Zep agrees to $905,000 EPA penalty

Zep Inc. will pay a $905,000 civil penalty to resolve Environmental Protection Agency allegations its subsidiary sold an unregistered pesticide, sold a misbranded pesticide and submitted false compliance certification statements. Atlanta-based Zep (NYSE: ZEP) neither admitted nor denied the EPA’s allegations and legal conclusions. It said it agreed to a consent order to avoid the […]

Wayne tax assessor attorney denies open records request

An attorney for the Wayne County Board of Tax Assessors has refused a Georgia Open Record Acts request for the Board’s settlement with Rayonier Forest Resources regarding timberland taxes. As a result, on Friday The Press-Sentinel instructed Georgia Press Association attorney David Hudson to file a motion to overturn that portion of the settlement requiring […]

Foreign aquatic plants invade county lakes

Foreign aquatic plants invade county lakes

Bill Tyson plunged his hand into the water in a lake in southern Effingham County and pulled out what looked like seaweed. He stuck the aquatic plant into a Ziploc bag full of water and looked closely at the specimen, counting whorls of leaflets around the stem. After counting four leaflets, Tyson, who is the […]

Still Pond Winery returns to its roots

Still Pond Winery returns to its roots

After nearly a year of uncertainty, Still Pond Winery, which has been supplying Georgia wine lovers with a variety of homemade wines for the past decade, is now taking things back to the farm’s roots with the company’s new line of premium moonshine, top shelf vodka and aged brandy made in the new Still Pond […]

Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

One of the hottest viral videos over the July 4th weekend was taken by a camera-equipped drone that flew through exploding fireworks. Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that’s quickly changing — and not just because of cool fireworks videos. Businesses are eying civilian drones’ peaceful uses. And a […]

Dulany Industries to develop former Tronox site in Savannah

Savannah-based Dulany Industries Inc. is expected to announce Monday that it has reached an agreement with Greenfield Environmental Savannah Trust LLC to buy the 1,600-acre former site of Kerr McGee and Tronox off East President Street, with plans to turn the valuable waterfront tract into multi-use industrial complex. The property, to be called SeaPoint Industrial […]

New concept Walmart headed to Brunswick

New concept Walmart headed to Brunswick

About one-quarter the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter — a Neighborhood Market is moving into Brunswick, Georgia. Walmart Neighborhood Markets were designed as a smaller-footprint option for communities, offering a pharmacy, groceries and a smaller selection of household merchandise. Walmart currently operates more than 340 Neighborhood Markets nationwide. Jacksonville Business Journal.

Savannah officials bash new gun laws after shootings

Savannah officials bash new gun laws after shootings

Officials are pleading with the public to speak-up and do their part to help end a sudden explosion of gun violence in the last week. The mayor, police chief and city aldermen spoke in a press conference just after noon Monday after eight shootings in and around downtown Savannah since July 16. “We don’t deserve […]

Georgia’s watermelon crop producing sweet results

Good yields, reasonable prices early in the season and low disease pressure has Georgia’s watermelon crop producing sweet results, says one University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist. “Typically, for overhead irrigated growers in the Tifton area, we’re in the 40,000-50,000-pound range for watermelon yields, but I’ve heard a number of reports in the 60,000-pound range per […]

New disease hits Georgia Vidalia onion crop

Georgia is the only state that produces sweet Vidalia onions. It’s also the only state where onion farmers are tackling a new disease — yellow bud. Yellow bud (Allium Cepa) turns onion leaves yellow, similar to a ripe banana. The plant either dies or loses the yellow color in the leaves and greens back up. […]

Suspect requires treatment as Ware deputies raid suspected working meth lab

A suspect required treatment and two Ware County deputies were briefly overcome by chemical fumes Sunday when deputies raided what is believed to have been a working methamphetamine lab, the county sheriff said. After receiving a tip that methamphetamine production was under way at a Ware County residence, sheriff’s deputies traveled to 3143 Slash Pine […]

Brunswick pill mill doctor had criminal past

Brunswick pill mill doctor had criminal past

A doctor who had been acquitted of stealing a deceased patient’s Rolex watch in Stockton in 2010 now finds himself convicted in Georgia of running a pill mill. Cleveland J. Enmon Jr. has reportedly been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on 92 charges of distributing disproportionate amounts of narcotics to patients. The conviction […]

Brunswick police chief suspended pending investigation into online training program

The police chief for the city of Brunswick has been suspended amid an investigation into an online training program for officers. Chief Tobe  Green and another officer, Capt. Mike Melton, have been placed on administrative leave. City Manager Billy Weeks said Friday they will remain suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation requested by […]

Hoboken woman to serve four years, nine months in prison for embezzling

A Hoboken, Ga., woman was sentenced to four years, nine months in prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from the pediatric medical practice in Waycross where she worked as office manager.Angela Diane Griffis, 46, had pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood who sentenced her last week…. jacksonville.com.

SGHS wants to go private, lease Brunswick and St. Marys hospitals

Southeast Georgia Health System, which operates Georgia’s largest remaining public hospital, wants to restructure to become a private nonprofit corporation that would lease and operate the hospitals in Brunswick and St. Marys. The reorganization, culminated with the signing of a lease on the two hospitals, could become fully effective in December, and would result in […]

Manhunt on in Brunswick for Palatka murder suspect

Manhunt on in Brunswick for Palatka murder suspect

The Palatka Police Department has identified the person they said is responsible for a Tuesday morning homicide.  A nationwide warrant was issued for Kevin T. Daniels, 34, of Palatka, who is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated stalking, armed burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.PPD responded to a call […]

Two Waycross men indicted on federal charges of enticing girls for sex acts to produce pornography

Two Waycross men are charged in a 13-count federal indictment with enticing minor girls to engage in sexual acts so they could record the acts to produce child pornography. Janques Donte Taylor, 22, is charged with three counts of production of child pornography, one count of coercing and enticing a minor and two counts of […]

Elected officials can speak out on proceedings of closed sessions

Elected officials are free to speak about what goes on in executive sessions, according to a leading authority on the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

Jesup brother, sister charged with identity theft and tax fraud

Gregory Allen, 31, and Leisha Allen, 33, brother and sister from Jesup, GA, were arraigned last week on a federal indictment for their alleged roles in a stolen identity and tax fraud scheme operating in Wayne County. The federal indictment alleges that Leisha and Gregory Allen filed fraudulent tax returns in order to illegally obtain […]

Two Waycross men indicted for child pornography

JACQUES DONTE TAYLOR, 22, and DONNEL CORNELIUS SHAVERS, 22, both of Waycross, were indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah earlier this week on numerous counts of enticing minors to engage in sexual acts and with production of child pornography.  In part, the indictment alleges that from January through March of 2014 TAYLOR and […]

Bulloch County official arrested on theft, forgery charges

Bulloch County official arrested on theft, forgery charges

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Court’s office was arrested after a lengthy investigation that uncovered theft, forgery and other crimes, Tuesday, Bulloch officials announced Wednesday. According to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), the department received a call from Clerk of Court Heather Banks McNeal in late June regarding a discrepancy in monies collected […]

Creating an Islamic state in Syria and Iraq

Creating an Islamic state in Syria and Iraq

The sectarian nature of the struggle in Iraq may simply be the most convenient, available expression for social conflict.

Effingham County school leaders consider letting teachers carry guns

Drive by South Effingham High School and you can see the security features, but for some, the barb wire isn’t enough. A week after Georgia’s controversial gun law went into effect, Effingham County school board members are considering allowing teachers to bring guns. WJCL News.

Georgia to forcibly draw blood from drivers

Intoxicated drivers who are engaged by Metro and visiting law enforcement officers may find themselves without a defensive tactic others have been trying to use beginning tonight when police, prosecutors and a judge team up for “No Refusal” DUI testing. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office and Chatham County Recorder’s Court Judge […]

Blackshear man sentenced for distribution of child porn

Devin Spencer Williams, 19, of Blackshear, was sentenced last week by United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 17½ years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing child pornography. Williams pled guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography in January 2014. He will be required to register as […]

Savannah back in Hollywood spotlight with “Sinking Sand”

The citizens of Savannah are no strangers to movie cameras. From the famed “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” to the more recent Miley Cyrus flick, “The Last Song,” Savannah has put its stamp on Hollywood in one way or another. Now the city can add a new film to its growing résumé. […]

Three hospitals in Augusta explore new Columbia County locations

One is a heavily wooded lot, another a long patch of dirt right up against a competitor’s new building, while the third is off busy North Belair Road. Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend Albany’s Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s vaccination rate of newborns at 100% Several hospitals in Southwest Georgia, including Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, have been recognized by […]

UGA business school launches online degree program

UGA says the new Terry College of Business Online Bachelor of Business Administration Program is specifically aimed at adult learners and targets full-time employees, military personnel and others who want to upgrade their business skills. Source: Savannah Morning News/AP Georgia Forestry Foundation awards two students $35,000 for promoting forestry The Georgia Forestry Foundation, members of the […]

Blue Bird recalls school buses for steering issue

Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult. The company also is recalling a smaller number of school buses that may be prone to a propane fuel leak, according to paperwork filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Dot Foods’ expansion into Mexico means more jobs in Vidalia

The Vidalia DC is currently looking for 10 new drivers and 8 part time warehouse personnel. “On the local level, our employees are ready for this challenge. We are recruiting more warehouse personnel and drivers not just for this new venture, but also to prepare for fall volume,” said Vidalia General Manager Tim Truxel. “We’re […]

AP interview: David Perdue, Jack Kingston talk taxes

AP interview: David Perdue, Jack Kingston talk taxes

Kingston and Perdue will be in a July 22 runoff for the GOP Senate race. Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend In other news: • U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston speaks in McDonough over weekend Kingston addressed gas price increases that have occurred over the last five years. Source: Henry Daily Herald  • AP interview: David Perdue, Jack Kingston talk Common Core A […]

‘Cocaine Annie’ caught green-handed in Clyo pot bust

‘Cocaine Annie’ caught green-handed in Clyo pot bust

A Clyo woman is in the Effingham County Jail facing drug and weapons charges Thursday after members of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) Drug Suppression Unit executed a search warrant on Reedsville Road. And if the name was any indication, deputies may have been a bit surprised at what illegal activities she was said […]

CSX holds ribbon-cutting for $3 million paint facility in Waycross

CSX holds ribbon-cutting for $3 million paint facility in Waycross

The CSX mechanics department in Waycross held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for a $3 million investment in a new painting facility that also resulted in the hiring of additional employees at the headquarters. Construction on the new structure started about a year ago. The building opened with a lot of fanfare as officials said the new facility means better […]

   

   

Good riddance to Chatham jail inmate

IN THE eyes of the law, 46-year-old Matthew Coniglio died an innocent man when he was found dead on April 20, Easter Sunday, hanging from a cord tied to a vent just above his sink in his cell at the Chatham County jail. But in the eyes of FBI Special Agent William Kirkconnell, the traveling […]

Waycross to look elsewhere for property tax collections

The July 1 deadline that Ware County Tax Commissioner Roger Collins imposed on an agreement to collect Waycross city taxes passed without a deal, and the city is now studying alternatives, officials said. Citing increasing office expenses, Collins had told the city he wanted a 2.5 percent commission on the city taxes he collects, but […]

McIntosh school superintedent pleads not guilty to failing to report child abuse

McIntosh County School Superintendent Tina Kirby pleaded not guilty Thursday to failure to report child abuse and obstruction of an officer. Kirby’s lawyer, Keith Higgins, entered her plea in McIntosh County Superior Court during an arraignment and was given 30 days to file motions in her defense. She, Assistant Superintendent Larry Day and McIntosh County […]

Police looking for drunk drivers on roadways during holiday

With more vehicles hitting the highways for the Fourth of July holiday, Columbus police and other law enforcement agencies will be busy keeping impaired drivers off the roadways. “We will be out there in force enforcing the laws and ordinances,” said Police Sgt. Bill Gasaway of the Motor Squad Division at the Columbus Police Department. […]

Deputies busy with drug, alcohol arrests

Deputies busy with drug, alcohol arrests

Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Hwy 121 S in reference to Theft by Taking.  Complainant stated an unknown subject stole their tile saw. Steven Newman (47) was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.  Deputies were called to the residence in reference to a dispute.  Mr. Newman made threats and was throwing items around […]

Valdosta police seeking public’s help finding jewelry theives

The Valdosta Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects in a burglary at a local Valdosta business. Early Thursday morning, at approximately 12:00 a.m., a burglary occurred at Steele’s Jewelry, 3338 Country Club Road, Valdosta, according to reports. Unknown offenders entered the business by breaking the glass on the front […]

Work on ‘haunted’ Savannah home underway

Crews are hard at work fixing up a Savannah home with ties to the early 1900s. The house at 12 West Oglethorpe Avenue has been vacant for years and was hit by a fire a few years back. But now a Savannah businessman is spending more than a million dollars to fix it up. “It’s fantastic […]

Ware County sheriff arrests three with $8,360 in phony bills

Ware County sheriff arrests three with $8,360 in phony bills

Three people from the Atlanta area were arrested north of Waycross late Tuesday after detectives found envelopes containing $8,360 in counterfeit bills, Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said. After a Sheriff’s Office detective received information that someone driving a white car had left Waycross with about $10,000 in phony money, a lookout was issued for […]

FBI seeking more victims of Pooler serial child molester

FBI seeking more victims of Pooler serial child molester

The FBI hopes to identify potential victims of a traveling salesman accused of videotaping himself raping girls. Matthew Coniglio, 46, was arrested April 10 at his Pooler home on a child pornography charge. His house held a hoard of child pornography, including more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and […]

Nesting slows for Georgia’s sea turtles

Nesting slows for Georgia’s sea turtles

At the midpoint in their nesting season, Georgia’s loggerhead sea turtles are posting an average year. As of June 20, 465 nests had been recorded on barrier island beaches. That’s only about half as many as the same point last year, but 2013 was a record breaker, as were each of the three prior years. […]

Agency that disciplines educators opens investigation of McIntosh school administrators

The state agency that reviews ethics complaints against educators and hands out discipline has an open investigation of three McIntosh County educators who face misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse. Paul Shaw, ethics director for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, confirmed Tuesday that the agency has conducted an investigation of McIntosh County schools […]

Domtar Personal Care to invest millions in Wayne County facility, create 25 jobs

Domtar Personal Care to invest millions in Wayne County facility, create 25 jobs

Domtar Personal Care, a division of Domtar Corp., will create 25 jobs by investing millions into the expansion of its existing EAM facility in Wayne County, Ga. The Domtar facility manufactures composite products for personal care use. The expansion will increase the current EAM facility by 25 percent. Domtar’s facility in Wayne County currently exports […]

David Ralston must choose between being lawyer and speaker of the House

As the speaker of the Georgia House, David Ralston is one of the most powerful men at the state capitol. Only Gov. Nathan Deal has more political clout. He is in serious danger of losing that power, however, because of recent events. Ralston is an attorney in Blue Ridge. The conflicts between his roles as speaker […]

Limited harvest of red snapper allowed in July

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. Anglers can harvest red snapper during the following three weekends: July 11-13 (Friday through Sunday), July 18-20 (Friday through Sunday), and July 25 & 26 (Friday and Saturday). Each angler is allowed one red snapper per day with no size restriction.

National Weather Service watch warning advisory summary

National Weather Service watch warning advisory summary

Tropical storm Arthur, located  off the east central Florida coast, will track north remaining offshore of the local coastline today and tonight. Fringe affects from the storm will affect the coast. Sustained tropical storm force winds are expected over portions of the adjacent coastal waters today through early thursday morning. National Weather Service

Brunswick artist Gene Threats work on display though July

Brunswick artist Gene Threats work on display though July

Local artist Gene Threats will share his love of the individual faces and lives of the people he sees in a new exhibit, It’s About People – Artwork of Gene Threats.  Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will host the exhibit in the Ritz Theatre Gallery during the month of July.    Art has always been […]

VA whistleblowers allege retaliation in 4 state cases

Federal authorities say they are looking into four retaliation cases in Georgia, in which whistleblowers within the Department of Veterans Affairs say they’ve been punished for reporting concerns in VA facilities. The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1mDlF8T) that the four Georgia cases being handled by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel come after workers say authorities […]

Multi-county chase ends in Long County wreck

Multi-county chase ends in Long County wreck

The condition of a man that led police on a high speed chase across multiple counties Tuesday morning is in the hospital after the chase ended in a wreck. According to Wayne County Chief Deputy Curtis Hand, the chase stemmed from two burglaries which occurred in Odum, Ga., Tuesday morning – later tied to Matthew […]

Tech schools merger official

It’s out with the old and in with the new for Altamaha Technical College and Okefenokee Technical College, which officially merge today to become Coastal Pines Technical College. Staff across the seven instructional sites – in Alma, Baxley, Brunswick, Hazlehurst, Jesup, Kingsland and Waycross – will don the new navy and green colors of the […]

Vacationing 17-year-old boy dies in crash on I-95 near Brunswick

A member of a vacationing South Carolina family was killed and five others injured late Monday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 95 just north of Glynn-Camden county line, the Georgia State Patrol said. Lyndon Anderson, 47, of Duncan, S.C., was driving a 2004 Ford Expedition south on I-95 just before 6 p.m. when […]

‘A victory for freedom’

If you like your religious freedoms, you can keep them. For now. The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled Monday that business owners with religious objections can’t be forced to pay for women’s birth control under the Obamacare law.  The Augusta Chronicle.

Churches, bars and schools: New law expands gun rights

Churches, bars and schools: New law expands gun rights

A law allowing guns in previously barred locations goes into effect today and residents are speaking out about it. The law, known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act” is a piece of legislation which expands gun rights throughout Georgia. WJCL News.

Cordele man found shot in the chest

The GBI is investigating a shooting that took place in Cordele, sending one man to the hospital. According to WALB, Around 2:30 Tuesday morning police were called to a home in the 600 block of North Bay Street where a man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. Valdosta Today

Savannah man sets swordfish record

Savannah man sets swordfish record

Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Record holder after landing a 205 pound 8 ounce swordfish while fishing offshore on May 31, 2014. Page’s fish bested the previous men’s record held by W.H. Lippitt since 1980 by almost 20 pounds. Page was aboard the vessel “SLO-N-EZ” captained by Kent Phillips when […]

   

Savannah back in the Hollywood spotlight

Savannah back in the Hollywood spotlight

The citizens of Savannah are no strangers to movie cameras. From the famed “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” to the more recent Miley Cyrus flick, “The Last Song,” Savannah has put its stamp on Hollywood in one way or another. Now the city can add a new film to its growing résumé. […]

Census: Minorities now the majority in Chatham County

Census: Minorities now the majority in Chatham County

Chatham County is now majority-minority, according to the latest estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. While the county’s non-Hispanic white population grew 0.3 percent to 139,121 from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, the number of racial and ethnic minorities grew by nearly three times that rate at 0.8 percent during the same period. […]

NWS: Disturbance off Ga. coast could become tropical storm

The National Weather Service (NWS) is watching an area off the Georgia coast which it says could become a tropical storm. Forecasters expect a gradual development of the system over the next few days as the low pressure area “meanders offshore.” They add the system could impact “local” coastal areas “toward mid-week” but there is […]

July Fourth fires up highest gas prices since ’08

The recent run-up in gasoline prices will make the Fourth of July weekend the costliest for motorists since 2008. Prices will average about $3.68 a gallon for regular grade gas, up 17 cents from last year but well below the all-time $4.11 record set just after July 4, 2008. Rising crude oil prices have been […]

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church holds homecoming Sunday

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Hoboken, Ga will hold homecoming service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. E.C. Crews will be the guest speaker and charter members will be honored and will have a covered dish lunch following the service. For more information please call the church at 912-458-2640.

New laws take effect on July 1

During the most recent legislative session, lawmakers proposed 615 pieces of legislation. Of those, 305 bills passed with Gov. Nathan Deal signing the vast majority of them into law. Some became law upon the governor’s signature, while a large number take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Of those set […]

18-year-old man dies in crash near Brunswick

A Townsend man died Saturday morning in the crash of a pickup truck near the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, the Georgia State Patrol said. Joseph Glisson, 18, was driving a 1995 GMC Sierra north on Harry Driggers Boulevard just before 1 a.m. when it left the pavement as the roadway curved to the left, the […]

Armstrong State University drops Atlantic from name

After nearly 80 years in the education business Armstrong drops “Atlantic” from its title starting July 1st. The schools website already reflects the change. In the section about its history the site says, “Armstrong State University was founded in 1935 with 175 students as Armstrong Junior College to enhance higher educational opportunities in the community. […]

Deputies make three arrests

Deputies make three arrests

Deputies responded to the 11000 block of Raybon Rd West in reference to Terroristic Threats and Acts.  Complainant stated that the offender had been to their property and threatened bodily harm to them as well as yelling and cursing at them.  Threatening text messages had also been sent to the complainant.  Deputies responded to Ponderosa […]

Budget cutbacks could cut Savannah area military

The Army says in a new report that future automatic budget cuts in Washington could cost Georgia thousands of additional military jobs. The Army’s numbers are hypothetical, worst-case predictions. They show up to 16,000 soldiers and civilians lost at Fort Stewart near Savannah, as many as 10,800 jobs cut at Fort Benning in Columbus and […]

Wayne school board has to repay $680,000 in property taxes

The Wayne County Board of Education is preparing to pay a tax refund of nearly $700,000. The preparations follow last week’s announcement of a settlement between Rayonier Forest Resources and the Wayne County Board of Tax Assessors over the disputed 2008 valuation of Rayonier timberland in Wayne County. The school board, meeting Tuesday night, passed […]

Developer confirms plans for downtown Savannah

Developer confirms plans for downtown Savannah

Officials have confirmed big news for a section of downtown Savannah that will mean millions of dollars and several new retail stores and restaurants. The work will continue over the coming months to the tune of 200,000 square feet and $75 million. WJCL News.

Statesboro authorities searching for missing woman

Statesboro authorities searching for missing woman

Statesboro Police Department (SPD) officials are searching for a missing woman who was last seen Thursday afternoon. Dianne Hires, 56, is described as a white female and about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 190 pounds. She has grayish blonde hair and green eyes. WJCL News.

Mershon woman wins $1.5million on lucky scratch

A Mershon woman has become an instant millionaire playing a $10 Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks — Anniversary Edition. Retired nurse Greta Taylor, 80, was presented an oversized check for $1.5 million last Thursday from the Georgia Lottery Corporation at Three Dees convenience store in Alma, which sold the winning ticket. She was […]

Jordan McRae drafted by World Champion Spurs, traded to Philadelphia

Hours after the 2014 NBA Draft got underway, Jordan McRae got the call he was waiting for. The former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee standout was taken by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the NBA Draft.  McRae was the 58th overall player taken in the draft.  But, he […]

19-month-old girl found in Glynn dog kennel

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Police are investigating how a 19-month-old girl ended up in a dog kennel, down the street from her house. Maintenance workers discovered the girl Wednesday afternoon in the backyard of a home on Promise Lane in the Caleb’s Crossing subdivision. They immediately called police. actionnewsjax.com.

Jesup girl first runner-up in Miss Georgia Pageant

Jesup girl first runner-up in Miss Georgia Pageant

Taylor Voyles’ first thought when she learned that she was the first runner-up in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus Saturday night was not what you might have expected. Voyles—like the other two Miss Georgia contestants from Wayne County, Adeline Kenerly and Hilary Pulos—had previously been announced as being in the top 10, and Voyles was […]

Savannah River ranked third most polluted in nation

Savannah River ranked third most polluted in nation

Pollution of the Savannah River is getting worse and worse. A new study done by Environment Georgia ranks the river as the third most polluted river in the country.  WJCL News.

Statesboro police seek murder suspect

Statesboro police seek murder suspect

The Statesboro Police Department (SPD) is looking for the suspect in a murder that occurred at Morris Heights Apartments, Wednesday night. The SPD received a call of gunshots fired at the Morris Street apartment at approximately 7:45 p.m.  When officers arrived, the victim, Gabriel Henderson, 38, was located with multiple gun shot wounds.  Henderson was immediately […]

4th of July calendar

SATURDAY America’s Birthday Express, 10 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m., Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street, St. Marys. Features historical characters and live entertainment with the train ride through scenic woodlands and marshlands. Includes an attempt at a Guinness World Record for most people singing on a train with “America the Beautiful.” […]

Tax commissioner asks Waycross for commission it’s already paying

Tax commissioner asks Waycross for commission it’s already paying

Ware County Tax Commissioner Roger E. Collins sent a letter in May asking the city of Waycross for a 2 percent commission on any taxes he collects for the city. The city already pays the tax commissioner a $10,200 supplement, but Collins said his commission was needed to offset increased office expenses. But acting City […]

One killed in Long County accident Wednesday

One killed in Long County accident Wednesday

Georgia State Patrol officials have confirmed that a man was killed Wednesday afternoon in Long County when his vehicle collided head-on with another driven by a U.S. Army recruiter. Trooper William Bowman said the accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on Georgia Highway 196 near Flowers Road.  According to the trooper, Jesse Parker, 35 was traveling eastbound in […]

Former Georgia correctional officers convicted of beating inmates and ensuing cover-up

Former Georgia correctional officers convicted of beating inmates and ensuing cover-up

The Justice Department announced that Christopher Hall, a former sergeant for the Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Macon State Prison (MSP) in Oglethorpe, Georgia, and two former CERT officers, Ronald Lach and Delton Rushin, were convicted on Friday night by a federal jury on federal offenses related to the beating of an MSP inmate […]

International Auto Processing to create 30 jobs in Glynn

Gov. Nathan Deal announced yesterday that International Auto Processing (IAP) will expand in St. Simons Island, creating 30 jobs and investing $3 million into the project. “It’s a great day when a Georgia-based company announces it is expanding its current operations to meet the demand of our growing automotive industry,” said Deal. “Our comprehensive network […]

McIntosh County school principal enters not guilty plea

McIntosh County school principal enters not guilty plea

The second of three McIntosh County School Officials made their appearance in court today. Terrance Haywood went before a judge in a McIntosh courtroom with his attorney to formally plea not guilty to charges of failure to report child abuse and making false statements. Haywood is principal of McIntosh Academy. He is one of three […]

Brantley deputies make drug, DUI and shoplifting arrests

Brantley deputies make drug, DUI and shoplifting arrests

Deputies responded to Old Herrin Lake Road in reference to Vandalism.  Complainant stated an unknown subject came to their property and broke light bulbs, busted windows, and broke several other items.  The offenders also tried to gain access to the camper but were unsuccessful.  Deputies responded to the 7000 block of Central Ave (Pleasant Valley […]

More infuriating details emerge in VA health mess

Outrageous reports continue to seep out of the VA medical care scandal, providing further evidence that American veterans at the mercy of this system have been victims of far worse than just incompetence. Two recent items, one of them from just down the road, are separate parts of the same ugly story. One is about […]

Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council fires city manager Frank Parker

Statesboro City Council on Tuesday fired City Manager Frank Parker after he said, during a staff meeting last week, that he sometimes met in private with a quorum of council members — a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act. The vote was 3-2, with Mayor Pro Tem Will Britt and Councilman Gary Lewis opposed. […]

Group home deaths shocking

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom is that people with developmental disabilities get better treatment in community settings than in a state hospital. That’s because hospitals are sometimes viewed as stark warehouses, while group homes aren’t as large, are less formal and are considered more homey. But smaller isn’t always better. In fact, it may be worse. According […]

Vidalia onion farmer settles suit filed by workers

Vidalia onion farmer settles suit filed by workers

One of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions has agreed to pay nearly $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of farmworkers. A judge on Monday approved the agreement between the group of American farmworkers and Stanley Farms LLC and its managers. The workers had claimed they were paid less than minimum wage […]

International Auto Processing adding space, jobs in BWK

International Auto Processing adding space, jobs in BWK

International Auto Processing will spend $3 million on an expansion at its facility on St. Simons Island, Ga., creating 30 jobs. IAP will expand its facility by 8,488 square feet, creating a new headquarters for International Auto Logistics. Completion of the class-A offices is expected in fall 2014. “International Auto Processing was founded 28 years […]

Early voting under way across Southeast Georgia

It’s been a long wait, but early voting begins Monday across Georgia to settle some runoffs left over from the May 20 party primaries. Normally, there is a three-week lapse between the primary and the runoff, but a federal suit over overseas ballots resulted in early primaries – they’re usually in July – and a […]

Runaway Lowndes inmate found in Brunswick

Runaway Lowndes inmate found in Brunswick

An inmate that walked out of the Valdosta Transitional Center has been found. Marvin Smith, an inmate at the Valdosta Transitional Center, failed to return to the facility shortly after midnight on June 12. Smith was incarcerated for a motor vehicle conviction in Glynn County. The night of Smith’s disappearance, a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee […]

Charlton gets $289K EMS training grant

For the second time in less than a month, the Charlton County learned it will be the recipient of a quarter-of-a-million-dollar grant. At last week’s regular county meeting in St. George, EMA/EMS Director Bruce Young told the commissioners his department will receive a $289,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), obtained with the […]

Feral hogs present problems for farmers

Feral hogs present problems for farmers

Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential profits. Jay Porter, the University of Georgia Extension agent in Dooly County, says feral hogs cause about $1 million in agricultural loss each year. A 2011 […]

Baker named dean of ABAC School of Agriculture

Baker named dean of ABAC School of Agriculture

Dr. Jerome F. Baker will serve as the dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College beginning July 1, according to an announcement today by ABAC President David Bridges. “Jerry not only brings many academic credentials to his new position of Dean, but he also brings a wealth of […]

Two on sinking boat rescued in Brunswick

Two on sinking boat rescued in Brunswick

Brunswick resident David Herman and fellow members of the RMR Performance Car Club got a rare opportunity to see local rescue workers in action Sunday. They were holding their regular meeting at the base of the Sidney Lanier Bridge when first responders began rushing to the waterfront. A few minutes later, the Coast Guard pulled […]

Brunswick man dies while swimming with friends

Brunswick man dies while swimming with friends

Friends and familysay they are devastated by the loss of a young man they loved. Jordan Perkins, 20, of Brunswick drowned in a pond near Georgia Highway 99 on Sunday afternoon. The pond is tucked away in the woods. Frank Lee and his wife lived near Jordan for about 13 years and watched Perkins grow up. “Quiet, […]

Homerville’s Johnson commits to USC

USC gained its second commitment of the day Monday night from ATH Octavis Johnson (6-0 183) of Homerville  who revealed his commitment on Twitter joining DB Jaire Alexander of Charlotte as new Gamecock commitments Monday. And he could eventually join Alexander in the Gamecock secondary. The Gamecocks now have 19 commitments for their class, 18 […]

Hazlehurst solar plant to power 3,000 homes

Hazlehurst solar plant to power 3,000 homes

Green Power EMC, who supplies energy for 28 Georgia electric membership corporations, will buy all the electricity produced by a solar project to be built near Hazlehurst in southeast Georgia. The new solar generating plant will cover 135 acres with solar panels and will generate 43,000 megawatts of electricity annually, which could power about 3,000 […]

Jekyll Island looking for restaurant operator

Jekyll Island looking for restaurant operator

There’s a beachfront restaurant sitting empty on this state-owned barrier island, and the governing authority wants — actually needs — for it to be open and serving diners. The College of Coastal Georgia was supposed to be operating the facility, Fins, as a teaching restaurant but advised the authority about two weeks ago that it […]

New benchmark test may stump struggling students

New benchmark test may stump struggling students

By Jenel Few Next year, Georgia education officials will abandon two tests that have been the standard for measuring how well public schools are performing in favor of one designed to provide a more realistic picture of academic progress. Savannahians may not like what they see. Gone will be the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test — CRCT […]

Georgia Power studying possible wind turbines off Tybee’s shore

Tybee Island earlier this year decided to pass on wind energy for the beach community, but the potential for wind turbines on the island or a few miles off its coast in the future still exists. About five months after Tybee elected to forgo a controversial wind turbine an unnamed corporation offered to provide mostly […]

Gun law allowing open carry in county buildings takes effect July 1

A new state law expected to make it harder for local governments to limit public venues where guns can be carried might make things easier for those with carry permits. Georgia House Bill 60 becomes law July 1. It requires governments to enact security measures before banning weapons in public buildings, but critics say it […]

Duluth’s Huntzinger wins Georgia Junior Championship in Brunswick

Duluth’s Huntzinger wins Georgia Junior Championship in Brunswick

Charles Huntzinger of Duluth fired a 7-under-par 65 in the final round to win the Georgia Junior Championship with a total score of 10-under-par 206 (69-72-65). Tye Waller of Griffin earned runner-up honors at 9-under-par 207 (72-69-66), one stroke back. The 49th annual competition took place at Brunswick Country Club, June 16-18.  Mark David Johnson […]

Rayonier, Wayne settle in timberland value dispute

Rayonier and Wayne County have reached a settlement in their dispute over the valuation of the company’s timberland. No one is saying, though, what the settlement is. In a joint press release released late Thursday afternoon, Rayonier and the county government announced “agreement on a settlement to their ongoing dispute regarding valuations of Rayonier-owned Wayne […]

Jax TV station shows pic of wrong Tim Deegan as human trafficker

Jax TV station shows pic of wrong Tim Deegan as human trafficker

One Tim Deegan is a meteorologist for Jacksonville NBC and ABC affiliate WJXX-WTLV. The other is awaiting arraignment on charges of human trafficking after police say he kept three women trapped as sex slaves. When CBS and FOX affiliate WTEV-WAWS reported the story about the Timothy Deegan in jail, it showed a picture of Tim […]

Camden jury acquits karate instructor of child molestation

A Camden County jury found a Kingsland karate school instructor not guilty of two child molestation charges but failed to reach a verdict on three others Thursday night. Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane declared a mistrial on those three charges. A Camden County grand jury indicted Thomas Ary, 59, on five counts of child […]

Wildflowers add to landscape, feed beneficial pollinators

Wildflowers add to landscape, feed beneficial pollinators

Whether you plant wildflowers in huge swaths along roadsides or in tiny pocket gardens in the backyard, the vibrant colors and rich mixtures these hardy plants bring are sure to please any flower-lover’s eye and attract beneficial pollinating insects. But don’t let the word wild make you think wildflowers require no maintenance. As with any […]

CAGLE APPOINTS LIGON TO COURT STUDY PANEL

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has selected Sen. William Ligon (R- Brunswick) to serve on the Senate Unified Courts Technology Study Committee and the Senate Long-Term Aquifer Storage Senate Study Committee. “I am pleased to be appointed to serve on these important study committees by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle,” said Sen. Ligon. “I look forward to […]

Waycross great-grandfather of 4 wins sweet $1M prize

A Waycross great-grandfather of four collected a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery Monday. Ronald Dixon, 65, won his $1 million top prize playing the instant game $1,000,000 Gold Rush.  Dixon claimed his prize at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton. Discount Convenience, located at 1967 State Street in Waycross, sold the winning ticket, and […]

GSP: Appling jailer crashes two sheriff’s vehicles in six months

GSP: Appling jailer crashes two sheriff’s vehicles in six months

WJCL News has learned Appling County jailer Brandon Carver, 20, wrecked another Appling County Sheriff’s car Dec. 20 in Bacon County. The report from the Georgia State Patrol shows the accidents happened on Georgia Highway 32 at Douglas Chapel Road around 2:15 a.m. Carver was driving an Appling County patrol car. The report said Carver swerved […]

Brunswick man escapes Lowndes jail

Brunswick man escapes Lowndes jail

Deputies and investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are working with the Georgia Department of Corrections to locate Marvin Smith, an inmate at the Valdosta Transitional Center who left the facility shortly after midnight on June 12 and failed to return. Smith was incarcerated following a motor vehicle theft conviction in Glynn County. Marvin Smith is […]

Stopping elderly abuse

Greedy sleazeballs who exploit disabled and elderly adults in Georgia don’t belong in prison. They belong under the prison. That’s the best way to send the message such atrocities won’t be tolerated. Sadly, a 70-year-old former hairdresser in Garden City who suffered horrendous deprivation and physical abuse at the hands of her daughter and the […]

US, SunTrust announce nearly $1B settlement

US, SunTrust announce nearly $1B settlement

SunTrust has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to resolve allegations that it underwrote and endorsed faulty mortgage loans, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The $968 million settlement, reached with the Justice Department and other government agencies, will include money for homeowner relief and a requirement that the company improve its handling of mortgage loans […]

How an Obama nominee can still stall out in the Senate

It’s been months since the Obama administration nominated Michael Boggs to serve on Georgia’s U.S. District Court, and nearly a month since he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. And he still hasn’t gotten a vote. While Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has moved ahead the other nominations for Georgia’s courts, Boggs’s has been […]

Life a daily struggle for homeless in Glynn

Daily struggle is a constant for Jeff Harris. He struggles with depression after the loss of his fiancee several years ago to a heart attack, just days before the couple was to be married in Waycross. He struggles with police and store owners who do not want him panhandling for money. “I’ve been banned from […]

Blackshear officers find injured baby at motel after dispute

Blackshear police say officers responding to an alleged domestic dispute at a motel Friday found a 3-month-old boy with numerous injuries, including a fractured skull. Lawmen arrived at the Oak Plaza Motel around 7:30 p.m. to investigate an incident involving Brandon Eugene Knowles, 32, of Blackshear and his live-in girlfriend, says Police Chief Chris Wright. […]

Convicted Baxley wife killer wants to change plea

A month after pleading guilty to murdering his wife and apologizing to her family, a south Georgia man wants to withdraw the plea asserting he took the blame because the real killers threatened to hurt his family. Jonathan Kyle Courson, 28, of Baxley, sent a letter to Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III saying his […]

Charlton gets $300,000 to protect firefighters

Charlton gets $300,000 to protect firefighters

Charlton County is going to use over $300,000 in FEMA grant funds to purchase what could be life-saving equipment for its volunteer firefighters. At last week’s regular county commission meeting, the board voted unanimously to accept the $319,000 grant which was applied for by Assistant Fire Chief for the South County C.L. Lewis. The county […]

Georgians should be disgusted by latest ethics payout

Georgians have long paid a political price for a state ethics commission that was more lapdog than watchdog. Now, they’re paying through the nose financially — and they should be outraged and disgusted. Last week, the public board that’s charged with policing Georgia’s elected officials agreed to pay $1.8 million to three of its former […]

Two arrested on drug charges

Two arrested on drug charges

Rita Snead (49) was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession and use of Drug Related Objects, Possession of Marijuana less than Ounce, and Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance.  Thomas Cox (28) was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession and use of Drug Related Objects, Possession of Marijuana less than […]

Pedestrian hit, killed on I-95 north in Brunswick

Pedestrian hit, killed on I-95 north in Brunswick

A man was killed on I-95 north in Brunswick while walking to get gas. The Georgia State Patrol and Glynn County Police Department responded to the scene early Monday morning. According to troopers at the scene, two men were traveling to Ohio from Daytona, Fla. when the vehicle ran out of gas. The men were […]

24-month-old drowns in Long County

Long County Sheriff Graig Nobles has confirmed a 23-month-old girl has been pronounced dead as a result of an afternoon drowning.  The death is under investigation and no further details have been released.. WJCL News.

Sheriff’s report

Sheriff’s report

Deputies responded to the 6700 block of Hwy 110 East in reference to Criminal Trespass.  Complainant stated the offenders have been coming onto their property without permission.  The complainant also stated someone had cut their pool liner and flattened a tire on their vehicle. Deputies spoke with complainant at the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office in […]

GBI investigating former Darien police officer

Lt. Nick Roundtree had investigated the tip that led to child molestation charges against a middle school band director A city police officer has resigned and is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, officials said. At the onset of the investigation, Darien police Lt. Nick Roundtree resigned, City Manager Brett Cook said. “He’s […]

Ludowici militia case stalls after attorney quits

Heather Salmon sat alone inside a Long County courtroom Thursday. She’s accused of participating in the 2011 death of Michael Roark and Tiffany York. The murder suspect was represented by Charles Nester, but he wasn’t there. Judge Robert Russell told the courtroom nester asked to leave the case because he says Salmon’s mother threatened him. […]

McIntosh school official pleads not guilty to failure to report abuse

McIntosh school official pleads not guilty to failure to report abuse

Larry Day, an assistant superintendent of McIntosh County schools and former Brantley County football coach and administrator, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse. Day’s appearance before Chief Judge David L. Cavendar lasted less than five minutes as he waived formal arraignment on the charge contained in an […]

Effingham man arrested for child porn possession

Effingham man arrested for child porn possession

An Effingham County man is behind bars tonight after being arrested on charges for possessing child porn. According to Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman David Ehsanipoor, the ECSO executed a search warrant at David May’s residence in the Pecan Grove Subdivision.  WJCL News.

GPB: Medient Studios in Effingham ousts founder

GPB: Medient Studios in Effingham ousts founder

The founder of a local movie studio has been ousted according to a report from Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) that came late Wednesday night. According to GPB, Manu Kumara, founder and chief executive officer of Medient Studios – the company building a multimillion dollar facility in Effingham County – was relieved of the position. WJCL News.

Last of FEAR militia facing double homicide charges in Long

Last of FEAR militia facing double homicide charges in Long

A final member of the FEAR militia accused of a double homicide is in limbo after losing her attorney allegedly due to the actions of her mother.

Brunswick Fourth of July celebration set

Bring the kids, tell your friends and neighbors, sharpen up your old-timey game skills!  It’s time once again for the entire community to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of fun, fanfare, and fireworks.  Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7:00 p.m. on […]

McIntosh math teacher charged with fourth sexual offense

Lori Quigley, a former McIntosh County Academy math teacher who was arrested in March on three counts of sexual assault upon two of her former students, was arrested on May 30 on charge of criminal attempt to commit sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority. The warrant issued on May 28 stated […]

Brunswick judge absolves old hotel owner of $20,000 in fines

A St. Simons Island businessman will not have to pay some $20,000 in fines levied by the city on a dilapidated property on U.S. 17 just inside the city’s northern limit. John Dow, principal in the limited liability company that owns the property, said he felt vindicated after Municipal Court Judge Lakin Andrew let him […]

Embattled nominee Michael Boggs held up as other judicial candidates move forward

The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a batch of federal judicial candidates for Georgia this week, but one name will be noticeably absent: beleaguered nominee Michael Boggs. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the committee, announced Wednesday that he is adding six of the seven pending nominees for federal court seats in Georgia […]

Ludowici gambling operator says he paid former Savannah chief to keep cops away

Randall Roach, 63 of Ludowici, had nothing to say Wednesday as he walked out of a federal courthouse in Savannah. The Long County man pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal gambling and conspiracy. But just hours later, Roach returned and changed his plea to guilty. As part of the agreement, Roach pleaded guilty to […]

Effingham standoff ends in suicide

Effingham standoff ends in suicide

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office officials are reporting that a standoff has ended in a suicide at the Cobbleton Subdivision in the county. A suspect is dead after deputies and U.S Marshals attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Cobbleton Drive,” an ECSO official said. “[It] appears the suspect shot himself.” WJCL News.

What Cantor’s primary loss means in Georgia

The unexpected shellacking of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., by tea party forces has plenty of Georgia tendrils. We’ll begin with this from the New York Times: Mr. Cantor’s defeat will embolden conservatives like Representative Tom Price of Georgia, who has openly complained that the leadership positions are occupied by swing-state Republicans. Candidates to […]

Thieves get away with $400,000 tractor, planter in K’Ville

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office  says someone stole a John Deere tractor and planters from a farm in K’Ville, in the northwestern part of the county, last week and caused extensive damage to the equipment after driving it through a growth of large pine trees. Police said the tractor and attachments are worth about $400,000. Anyone […]

Longtime Kingsland staffer Lee Spell named city manager

The Kingsland City Council decided to hire someone they knew well as the new city manager. After a lengthy executive session during their Monday night meeting, council members appointed Human Resources Director Lee Spell to the position he already was filling temporarily. jacksonville.com.

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