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Mistreating marriage

If aliens from another galaxy are monitoring our news and entertainment media, then they probably think gay marriage is the norm and that man-woman relationships are a horrid idea. Augusta Chronicle.

Authorities investigate Effingham bank robbery

Rincon Police officers and Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies are at First Effingham Bank in Rincon investigating an apparent Monday afternoon bank robbery. According to authorities, around 2:15 p.m., a black male wearing an orange vest and a cowboy hat brandished a large, silver firearm and robbed the bank. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount […]

President of Georgia State Conference NAACP steps down

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Blackman charged with possession on school grounds

Gary Jonathan Blackman, 39, was arrested last week and charged with DUI, open container and possession of alcoholic beverages on public school grounds after deputies observed Blackman passed out in his vehicle in the driveway of the Brantley County Middle School. When Blackman saw deputies approaching the vehicle he tried to pull away, but was […]

Clyde Crews, 70

HOBOKEN — Clyde Crews, 70, of Hoboken passed away late Saturday evening (June 22, 2013) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a brief illness.

Suspect in Camden abduction arrested, boy safe

A woman wanted in the Saturday morning abduction of her 1-year-old son from a Camden County home was arrested Sunday in Dalton, Ga., and the boy was found safe, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said.

1-year-old taken from Kings Bay home

1-year-old taken from Kings Bay home

Georgia authorities are searching for a 1-year-old boy who was believed to be taken from a home on Kings Bay Naval Base on Saturday morning by his non-custodial mother. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Rylan Hamby,was abducted between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. from a home on Otter Court while the residents were […]

50 protest immigration amnesty at Glynn courthouse

50 protest immigration amnesty at Glynn courthouse

About 50 people gathered Thursday at the Glynn County Courthouse to protest amnesty for illegal immigrants. It was a smaller crowd than expected, but “We’ll take what we can get,’’ said Jeff Jones, chairman of the Glynn County Republican Party and an organizer of the event.

Body found at former industry, Brunswick police investigating

City police are at a former paint factory where a body was found Friday morning, Brunswick Police spokesman Todd Rhodes said.Someone found the body about 10:20 a.m. at the former Fuller O’Brien paint factory off Glynn Avenue, which is U.S. 17, Rhodes said.“It’s in the bushes. It may be partway inside the building. The detectives […]

DUI standard: None for the road

SO YOU’VE gone out to dinner at a fancy restaurant or watched a game at a sports bar. You had a great time with friends and family. Alongside your meal, you ordered one drink. A glass of wine or a single beer perhaps. You feel fine and you’re ready to hit the road and head […]

Lost dog near Hoboken

LOST: Bulldog mix, male, black with white markings, in Hoboken and Mt. Calvary area. If found call 670-0091.

Beach Week set to begin July 12

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches from Savannah to the Golden Isles are top destinations for visitors and residents. Beginning July 1, coastal visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the beach when Georgia’s Coastal Ark visits Georgia’s most popular beach destinations for the 8th annual “Beach Week” […]

Jesup will seek old state site as new agriculture market

The Jesup City Council unanimously approved the beginning steps to determine whether a regional farmers’ market can be established in Wayne County. Commissioner Nick Harris told the Council Tuesday night that he has spent several months doing background work to determine the potential for an agriculture market to go in the site of the old […]

Department of Labor vs. me

As a mother of three who has struggled to stick to a family budget, I know the frustration parents feel as they watch children grow out of brand new clothes seemingly overnight. That’s why in 1997, I started a kids’ clothing consignment business, a little like the ones that are everywhere now but also a little different.
What started as a small family business operating out of our home has grown to 22 states. Now, though, it might all turn out to be illegal, thanks to the bureaucratic thinking of the Department of Labor.

Douglas insurance agent charged with fraud, identity theft

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced today that his Fraud Investigation Unit has issued an arrest warrant for a South Georgia insurance agent on six counts of felony insurance fraud and seven counts of identity fraud charges. The arrest warrant, executed in cooperation with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, alleges that David Marcus Jones, Jr., 50, […]

Jesup woman arrested after drugs found in a car stopped on I-95

Jesup woman arrested after drugs found in a car stopped on I-95

A 25-year-old Jesup woman was arrested at midnight Tuesday after a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near Woodbine found marijuana, synthetic marijuana, three kinds of unidentified pills, a digital scale and $750 in currency in a car, according to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Mollicia Henrietta Fuller was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, […]

One suspect charged, one sought in May 27 Brunswick armed robbery

One suspect charged, one sought in May 27 Brunswick armed robbery

Glynn County police have arrested a Brunswick man in the May 27 robbery of a convenience store and are looking for a second suspect. A clerk at the Friendly Express at 3245 Cypress Mill Road in Brunswick reported that two black males wearing bandanas over their faces entered the store at 1:35 a.m. and robbed […]

Three Rivers Regional Library staff must leave Brunswick-Glynn library

A Superior Court judge has told the Three Rivers Regional Library System, which serves Brantley and other area libraries, that it must vacate its headquarters in the county library by the end of the month. Three Rivers, evicted from the county-owned building after the local libraries decided to pull out of the system, had asked […]

33 indicted in Savannah after drug and drug trafficking probe

Federal authorities in Savannah have charged 33 people as part of an undercover operation into gun and drug trafficking.A majority of those named in 17 federal indictments that were unsealed Wednesday are from Georgia and South Carolina. The investigation, dubbed Operation Pulaski, began in late 2011.Undercover federal agents infiltrated multiple regional and international criminal organizations. […]

Glynn wants to charge out-of-towners for beach parking

Out-of-county residents are getting a “free lunch” when they park at state-owned beaches on St. Simons Island, members of the Glynn County Commission say, and they want to stop it. They want to a charge parking fee at the island’s two most popular beach access points, Massengale Park and the Old Coast Guard Station. But […]

Judge sets tentative date in baby-killing trial

A judge has set a tentative trial date for two teenagers facing charges in the killing of a baby near the Georgia coast.Brunswick Judicial Circuit Judge Stephen Kelley tentatively scheduled an Aug. 19 trial date in the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. The date was set during a status conference hearing Wednesday. DeMarquise Elkins and […]

Dog trained to find bodies found missing man alive

Dog trained to find bodies found missing man alive

Taza, a German shepherd trained to find cadavers, turned up the unexpected Sunday morning — a man missing for four days who was still alive, her owner said.After a brief search, Taza found Eddie Jones, 71, sitting slumped but alive in the corner of an old hog pen about 400 feet from his house, said […]

Missing Brantley man found alive

A Raybon man missing since Thursday has been found alive and well.

Pennsylvania company recalls 165,000 baby recliners

Pennsylvania company recalls 165,000 baby recliners

A children’s product maker is recalling about 165,000 baby recliners linked to at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children falling or hanging over the side of the seats. Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa., announced the recall of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners as part of a […]

Three Rivers Regional Library files suit as Glynn County’s split draws near

Glynn County’s two libraries are set to split from the seven-county Three Rivers Regional Library System July 1 and become a one-county system. That would mean the regional staff must vacate its offices at the Brunswick-Glynn County library. But unlike library etiquette, Three Rivers isn’t going quietly.

Camden program earns accolade again

Camden County’s employee health insurance program keeps racking up the awards. The National Association of Counties has announced that Camden will receive its National Achievement Award for Health Care Reform on July 21. Last month, the Association of County Commissioners Georgia gave similar recognition to the program. via Insurance News

Brunswick gun owner shoots robber in butt

A robber was shot in his butt earlier this week when he broke into the wrong home in Brunswick. According to Glynn County Police Department, the resident was alerted at about 11:00 p.m. to the sound of his doorbell. The homeowner did not see anybody outside, so he became suspicious when he heard the doorbell […]

Officers take down huge methamphetamine operation in Ware County

A Ware County man has been charged with the manufacture and possession of methamphetamine after investigators found an enormous production operation in a small house, Sheriff Randy Royal said. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation team from Savannah, Ware County deputies and others began dismantling the operation and collecting the dangerous ingredients Thursday afternoon and finished […]

Search on for missing man

Search on for missing man

A search is underway for a missing 71-year-old Brantley County man. Eddie Jones of Raybon was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and residents and law enforcement agencies have initiated a county-wide search. Residents are asked to look in out buildings on their property as Jones has gone missing in the past and was found […]

Two charged with marijuana sales

Two charged with marijuana sales

Roland Flemon Jones, 54, and Laura Jan Bazemore, 56, were arrested and charged with manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession and use of a drug related object and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes. Investigators and deputies executed […]

School boards to pay more for health insurance next month

Local school boards and public libraries will be paying more for the employer share of health insurance next month following the unanimous decision Thursday of the Community Health Board. The board will set the 2014 rates for employees during the August meeting. The biggest jump goes to school boards for their employees who are not […]

Brunswick mayor wonders if barriers could stop suicide leaps

As residents debate installing barriers on an Oregon bridge to prevent suicides, a Georgia mayor wonders whether similar barriers should be installed on the Sidney Lanier Bridge near the Georgia coast.

Jesup area burglaries Jesup baffle police

The Jesup Police have been left scratching their heads as a result of a rash of daring daylight burglaries. The thief or thieves have particularly targeted one section of town on the southeast side of Jesup over the past three months. Dozens of homes have been targeted, and despite stepped up patrols in the area, […]

Meth lab busted, 3 arrested near Camden County High School

State and local officers dismantled a methamphetamine lab in a house near Camden County High and arrested three people in its operation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers donned protective suits and face masks for the 7:30 a.m. raid and carried out the caustic and hazardous ingredients of meth production as firefighters stood by […]

Meth lab busted, 3 arrested near Camden County High School

State and local officers dismantled a methamphetamine lab in a house near Camden County High and arrested three people in its operation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers donned protective suits and face masks for the 7:30 a.m. raid and carried out the caustic and hazardous ingredients of meth production as firefighters stood by […]

Heat exhaustion symptoms

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion may develop suddenly, or over time, especially with prolonged periods of exercise. Possible heat exhaustion symptoms include:

Harris arrested for manufacturing marijuana

Ashley Lynn Harris , 21,  was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes after deputies located a marijuana plant growing outside the residence located in the 200 block of Mineral Springs Road. Harris was also in possession of firearms during the incident. The incident is […]

Civil War re-enactors to observe 150th anniversary of Darien’s burning

McIntosh County Historic Preservation Board member Missy Brandt will don period clothing as she portrays Annie Shaw on Saturday in a 150th anniversary commemoration of the burning of Darien. Annie Shaw was the wife of Robert Gould Shaw, the Union Army colonel who reluctantly burned the coastal town on June 11, 1863. He was well […]

Film alliance on the hunt for extras

The Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is seeking extras for scenes of a movie that will be filmed at the former site of Durango-Georgia Paper Co. in St. Marys. Anyone familiar with the site will understand why producers of “Preserve” chose it. The movie is described as an apocalyptic story that takes place 170 years after […]

10 apply for Brunswick commissioner seat

The governor’s office is conducting interviews to find an interim replacement for suspended City Commissioner James Brooks. Stephanie Mayfield, spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, said in an email 10 candidates are vying for the seat. They include Susan Bates, Brad Brown, Christa McDowell Davis, Sandy Dean, Burnette “Bernie” Fulton, Felicia M. Harris, Robert Emmitt Nolan […]

Probe of Camden teacher expands

Probe of Camden teacher expands

A teacher in St. Marys is facing charges of child molestation and sending obscene material to children. Last month, police started investigating a report of sexual activity between 34-year-old Amy Lee Cassada and a 15-year-old student at the St. Marys Ombudsman School. Police said the report was made due to suspicious behavior between the teacher and […]

With no room at the dock in St. Marys, Steelaway sails north

With no room at the dock in St. Marys, Steelaway sails north

After nearly four years on the St. Marys waterfront, the picturesque schooner Steel-away permanently departed over the weekend after its captain said she reached an impasse with the city. Capt. Anne Stone said the three-masted ship will dock in Darien on Wednesday or Thursday and will be there during Saturday’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary […]

Camden alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation charges

Camden alternative school teacher arrested on obscenity, child molestation charges

A Camden County alternative school teacher is in jail charged with child molestation and distributing obscene material to a minor, Sheriff’s Office records show. The St. Marys Police Department arrested Amy Lee Cassada, 34, at 5:18 p.m. Monday and booked her into the Camden County jail, the Sheriff’s Office said. via Alternaive school teacher arrested […]

State Rep. Jeff Chapman running for U.S. House

State Rep. Jeff Chapman of Brunswick confirmed Tuesday he is joining the already crowded race for the U.S. House seat that Republican Rep. Jack Kingston is vacating. Chapman said he did a lot of homework before getting into the GOP primary race for the 1st Congressional District that already had four candidates. Kingston has decided […]

River nearing flood stage again

River nearing flood stage again

The Satilla River was at 11 feet today, one foot below flood stage, and was forecasted to reach 12.3 feet by Saturday. Heavy rains over the past few days have lifted river levels rapidly and area residents are warned to be prepared for flooding within the next seven days.

Barnhill named acting DA

Barnhill named acting DA

George E. Barnhill has been sworn in by chief judge Dwayne H. Gillis as acting district attorney for the six counties of the Waycross Judicial Circuit and has assumed the day-to-day operation of the office. He replaces Rick Currie, who retired from the position May 31.. Barnhill has been the Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Waycross […]

Brantley man unhurt in accident

A Brantley County man escaped injury when his SUV hydroplaned into the median of U.S. Highway 82 and overturned onto the passenger side. Gregory Leonard Jones, 32, was traveling west on U.S. 82 in his 2003 Ford Explorer when the accident occurred near Blue Jay Road. No injuries were reported in the incident. In other […]

63 teams compete in Georgia State School Bus Roadeo

63 teams compete in Georgia State School Bus Roadeo

Sherry Harris of Fayette County Public Schools, located about 25 miles south of Atlanta, won the Georgia School Bus Driver Safety Competition. For the first time the event featured propane-autogas buses. School transportation news

Phillip Cruce passes away at 74

Twin Rivers Community — Phillip Cruce, 74, of the Twin Rivers Community, passed away Friday morning (June 7, 2013) at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup following an extended illness. A visitation will be held Saturday evening (June 8, 2013) at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon […]

Beatrice Lewis passes away at 74

Hoboken- Beatrice Mary Dryden Lewis, 74, of Hoboken died Thursday evening (June 6, 2013) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Sunday evening (June 10, 2013) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. A funeral service will be held Monday afternoon (June 11, 2013) at 2PM […]

Brantley bus driver competes in Macon with propane school bus

Patricia Smith stood under a tent Thursday, her hair soaked and her eyes glued to a yellow school bus as it tried to parallel park. “It all comes down to the driving,” said Smith, a bus driver from Brantley County. Smith was one of more than 60 school bus drivers who participated in a statewide […]

St. Marys man gets 15 years in child molestation, DA says

A 52-year-old St. Marys man will spend 15 years in prison and 15 years on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of child molestation and reckless conduct, District Attorney Jackie Johnson said.Freddie Lewis Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Stephen D. Kelley who accepted the plea and sentenced him. Lewis must also […]

Health Department finds no links in Ware, Pierce children cancers

The Southeast Health District has announced that the preliminary results of an investigation by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) began in February concluded that there is not an apparent connection between the cancers that have been diagnosed in nine Pierce and Ware County children, from 2011-2013. It is not clear why Brantley was […]

Road closures listed

The Brantley County Emergency Management Agency has released a list of road closures so far  in the county as a result of heavy rainfall preceding tropical storm Andrea. The following roads have been closed: Rio Lobo Road Sante Fe Road El Dorado Hondo Road Chilsholm Road Rio Bravo Road Mars Hill Road From Central Ave […]

Disaster safety checklist

Disaster safety checklist

Tropical storm prompts disaster safety prep checklist for seniors As Tropical Storm Andrea approaches, older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when severe weather strikes. That’s we provide this disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare seniors for the possibility of natural disasters throughout the upcoming hurricane season. Disaster prep checklist for seniors: […]

Weather Alert

Flood Advisory for Brantley from 1:46 PM Thu until 4:45 PM Thu (EDT)

Brunswick, Waycross, Valdosta under tropical storm warning as Andrea heads north

South Georgians were bracing for heavy rains Thursday that could lead to flooding as Tropical Storm Andrea gained strength during its approach to the state.Brunswick, Savannah, Valdosta and Waycross were under a tropical storm warning Thursday morning. The storm was expected to track northeast over the area through Thursday night.Forecasters at the National Weather Service […]

AT&T to hire 1,000 workers across state

Gov. Nathan Deal and AT&T Georgia President Sylvia Russell today announced that AT&T will hire workers for more than for 1,000 positions throughout Georgia, including nearly 600 new jobs. AT&T is hiring full- and part-time employees in network construction and maintenance, customer support, retail and other positions. The company plans to begin filling these positions […]

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia will stop in Douglas, Waycross, Brunswick and St. Marys this week

Some roadsides in Southeast Georgia will be a little crowded this week as the 34th Bicycle Ride Across Georgia heads toward the state’s southeastern corner. The ride started Monday morning at Crisp County High School in Cordele and stopped overnight in Tifton. The riders — estimated from 800 to 1,000 — arrived at South Georgia […]

Coastal Film Alliance broadens range

The Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is based in Camden County, but its reach is growing. Alliance members have announced a partnership, including Liberty, McIntosh and Charlton counties, they believe will help attract more movie makers to the region. “We want to make sure that filmmakers are aware of assets and resources from our entire region,” […]

Report: IRS spent $210,000 for two meetings at St. Simons Island hotels

A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels on St. Simons Island and in downtown Atlanta.

Booker charged with assault, trespass

Booker charged with assault, trespass

Tracy Fleming Booker, 35, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Criminal Trespass after deputies were called to the area of the 100 block of Woods Road in reference to a domestic dispute. Booker, who was drinking, had kicked in the door of the residence and had drawn his fist back as if he […]

Tornado watch

Weather Alert Tornado Watch for Brantley from 10:45 AM Thu until 10:00 PM Thu (EDT)

Mary Dixon Davis passes away at 82

Mary Dixon Davis, 82, of Nahunta passed away Wednesday morning (June 5, 2013) at Satilla Hospice in Waycross. A visitation will be held Friday, June 7, from 6-9 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon (June 8, 2013) at 3 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Aldridge […]

Flood advisory extended for Brantley

The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Brantley County until 9:30 p.m.

Tractor trailer, cargo train headed to Waycross collide outside Baltimore

A tractor trailer and a CSX cargo train headed to Waycross collided Tuesday afternoon, derailing about 15 train cars, rocking the Baltimore region with a huge explosion and sending a plume of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles, CBS News affiliate WJZ reports. CBS News.

Three Rivers library system fights eviction from Glynn

The Three Rivers Regional Library System is asking a county court to let it stay in Brunswick.Either that or make Glynn County compensate it for having to move to a new home.Its demands are outlined in a lawsuit filed against Glynn County following a notice of eviction from the Brunswick-Glynn County Library on Gloucester Street […]

Flathead catfish removal still working on Satilla River

The Satilla River’s invasive flathead catfish are showing signs of resilience, but Tim Bonvechio’s state Department of Natural Resources crews continue to hammer away at the population.Based in Waycross, Bonvechio has headed up the flathead eradication project since its inception in 2007. Using electro-fishing equipment, his crews stun flatheads, then scoop them up as they […]

Blackshear and Nahunta men die in single vehicle crashes

A Blackshear man died early Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on a country road, the Georgia State Patrol said.It was the second fatal crash in a three-day period in which the victim was not wearing a safety belt, the state patrol said.Michael Collins, 45, was traveling east on Tuten Road west of Blackshear […]

Judge sets tentative date in baby killing trial

A judge has set a tentative trial date for two teenagers facing charges in the killing of a baby near the Georgia coast. Brunswick Judicial Circuit Judge Stephen Kelley tentatively scheduled an Aug. 19 trial date in the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago.

Georgia Blueberry Commission announces recipe contest

The Georgia Blueberry Commission will host its first-ever “Sweet Georgia Blues Recipe Contest” throughout the month of June in celebration of Georgia Blueberry Month.Georgia Blueberry fans are invited to create and photograph an original recipe using Georgia Blueberries. Submissions will be posted on the Georgia Blueberry Commissions website and Facebook page for voting.Contestants are encouraged […]

Georgia film alliance wants to attract movie makers

Three Georgia counties have joined a growing partnership that officials in southeast Georgia say will attract more film and television projects to the region. The Brunwsick News ( reports that Libert, McInstosh and Charlton counties will join the Coastal Georgia Film Alliance. They will join Camden and Glynn counties in the partnership.

The IRS vs. Citizens United

Congressional Democrats continued with a common theme focusing on whether 501(c)(4) organizations, which do not have to disclose donors publicly, should be allowed to engage in any political activity at a May 22 House oversight hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of tea party and other groups. Over and over, Democrats have repeatedly […]

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

Autopsy inconclusive on Glynn teen who died at house party

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — The medical examiner in Glynn County says the autopsy results on a Georgia teenager came back inconclusive. Dalton Collins, 18, died during a party at a home that he and his friends rented out to celebrate graduation. Police said he may have had too much alcohol. A friend told Action News […]

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

Tax preparer charged with stealing $200K from state

A Tyrone tax preparer is in jail, accused of cheating the state out of at least $100,000. Channel 2′s Amy Napier Viteri was the only reporter with state investigators and the Fayette County DA’s Office as they pulled boxes of documents, computers and confiscated cars from the woman’s home Friday. Investigators at the Department of […]

Study shows Georgia university classrooms are underutilized

ATLANTA | A two-year study by the University System of Georgia shows classrooms are empty during most of the week. It was at a 2011 meeting that Chancellor Hank Huckaby told the board his reasons for launching the analysis as a way to cope with economic realities. “In this new environment, the major challenge is […]

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Satilla gets fourth river keeper in a year

Ashby Nix is moving inland from her job on Sapelo Island to become the new Satilla riverkeeper. Nix, 29, holds a master’s degree in environmental science and wetland studies from LSU. She has worked for a year on Sapelo with Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTR. She takes up her new job on Tuesday and is eager […]

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Dreggors charged in Saddle Club Road area thefts

Marcus Lee Dreggors, 22, was arrested in the 1900 block of Saddle Club Road and charged with theft by taking as a result of the investigation of several thefts  in the Saddle Club Road area. Dreggors was found to be in possession of stolen ATVs and an outboard boat motor.  More arrests are pending in […]

Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Bad Grammar

For all the considerable resources that go into marketing Hollywood movies, it would seem that scant attention is paid to checking the grammar and punctuation of film titles. Case in point, the new Star Trek, whose title omits a punctuation mark that not-so-subtly changes the meaning of the words. TIME copy chief Danial Adkison and copy editor Douglas […]

St. Marys airport runway lights damaged by vandals

Vandalism at the airport becomes an expensive fix. The St. Marys Police Department is investigating after 21 runway lights were damaged at the St. Marys airport on May 7. According to police, the damage is significant and will be very costly for the city to repair.

McIntosh school board member charged with disorderly conduct

McIntosh County school board member Dwight E. Jordan was arrested Wednesday night on a disorderly conduct charge in the disruption of a Board of Education meeting a month earlier, police say. After an investigation, Darien police officers sought an arrest warrant that State Court Judge C. Jean Bolin signed after a hearing Wednesday, Darien police […]

Office closed today, open Friday

The Brantley Enterprise staff will be out of the office today. We will return Friday. Please use our dropbox if you have something to place in next week’s newspaper. Or you can send items to (Yes,our email is working properly now.) Please excuse any inconvenience.

Tall ship Steelaway leaving St. Marys in frustration

The owners of the picturesque, three-masted Schooner Steelaway that has been a part of the downtown St. Marys waterfront for over three years are bidding a frustrated goodbye to the community. Capt. Anne Stone told the City Council Monday that the decision to leave was inevitable because of an unnamed “special interest group” working against […]

Roommate speaks about activist’s arrest

Outspoken New Black Party Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad gained national attention last year when he offered a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman’s capture, putting Zimmerman’s face in the crosshairs. According to police, it was Muhammad’s treatment of his own wife inside his Northside home that has landed himself in jail. via News – Home.

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleads not guilty to federal mail and wire fraud charges

Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to federal charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. Brooks entered the plea on his 30-count indictment before federal Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman. Baverman set a $25,000 unsecured bond for Brooks and ordered him to surrender his passport and to limit […]

Glynn Academy senior dies the day he was to graduate

A Glynn Academy senior due to graduate Wednesday night died that morning at a “senior house” on St. Simons Island where police found alcoholic beverages. Twelve underage people were charged with possession of alcohol, officials said. William Dalton Collins, 18, was pronounced dead about 5 a.m. at Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, County Coroner […]

Dark clouds over city

Dark clouds over city

Woman hit by stray bullet on Sea Island golf course

A man shooting squirrels at exclusive Ocean Forest on Sea Island with a .22-caliber rifle shot a woman on a golf course Sunday morning. The victim was in stable condition Monday in intensive care after surgery, authorities said.

Rich plant in Waycross still shut down

The Rich Products facility in Waycross has not manufactured any products since March, when it was linked to a national E. coli outbreak. When asked whether the facility may close permanently, company spokesman Dwight M. Gram said it was “too early to speculate” on when, or if, the plant might reopen. “We’re doing everything we […]

Agency bias reinforces the case for limiting government

This Foundation’s weekly commentaries usually focus on Georgia-specific issues, but May has been a month for wake-up calls from Washington to all liberty-minded Americans.

When grades are inflated for HOPE, college performance deflates

This is a brief story about one student at one of Georgia’s public colleges. For all I know, she may be what researchers refer to as a statistical deviation, one of those results that the data simply don’t account for entirely. On the other hand, she may be exactly what she appears to be: a […]

Five arrested in Alma burglary ring

The Alma Police Department has arrested five suspects, including four juveniles, on charges associated with a string of recent business and residential burglaries here over the last two weeks. via The Alma Times

Cancer Walk fundraiser rescheduled for May 31 at Blackshear City Park

The Southeast Cancer Unit’s annual Cancer Walk fundraiser has been rescheduled for Friday, May 31 at Blackshear City Park. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a luminary service at 9 p.m. The Cancer Walk will include a Duck Dynasty look-alike contest, inviting participants to dress up like their favorite character from the hit […]

Jekyll Island task force questions just how big island is

A decades-old state law passed to protect Jekyll Island’s unspoiled beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests seems simple enough, limiting development of hotels, golf courses and other amenities to just 35 percent of the island’s land area. But a task force assigned to make recommendations about the coastal state park’s future has raised questions the […]

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

The IRS Tea Party scrutiny was no random error

Just when it appeared Washington, D.C. had become impervious to a full-blown political scandal, along comes a seismic revelation jarring Americans of all ideological moorings – one that’s placed one of the most feared and fastest-growing “independent” government agencies squarely on the hot seat.   Forbes.

Facebook demonstrates new features for its home app

A month after the release of Home, Facebook is working to answer criticisms with improvements.  MIT Technology Review.

Jacksonville men arrested in Nassau after armed robbery in Charlton

Nassau County deputies arrested four Jacksonville men entering the county Wednesday night from Georgia where they are suspected in an armed robbery the same day. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office said it was notified of a robbery to a few individuals at a Dairy Queen in Charlton County about 10:30 p.m. Deputies were told four […]

Airport authority chair resigns at county meeting

The airport authority will again be looking for a new chairman after long-time member Billy Lee announced his decision to step down from the position at Thursday night’s regular meeting of the Brantley County Board of Commissioners. In a letter that Lee presented to commission chair Charlie Summerlin, he said that he wanted to take […]

BlackBerry CEO questions future of tablets

Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said the popularity of tablet computers may wane, an indication the company may shelve a follow-up to its ill- fated PlayBook device. Bloomberg.

Veggies can be planted in small spaces

Often people with limited or no acreage forgo planting a vegetable garden. This need not be the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Using proper cultural practices can also reduce the amount of space you need to grow your own vegetables. Georgia FACES | UGA.

Vidalia onion season hurt by seed stem

Georgia’s wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year’s first four months played havoc on the state’s signature onion crop. While farmers were expecting a banner year for onion yields, a warm January and February followed by a chilly March and April caused widespread cases of seed stem in the 12,000 acres of Vidalia onion fields. Georgia […]

The wait for new Bacon school superintendent is over

After a lengthy search which began in January, the Bacon County Board of Education has named Dr. Laine Reichert as the finalist for Superintendent of Schools. The announcement was made when the board met in a called meeting last night, Monday, May 6. via The Alma Times

Darien insurance agent arrested for fraud

A Darien insurance agent with an office in Ludowici is behind bars after being arrested for insurance fraud after providing bogus certificates of insurance to clients. via The Coastal Source.

Camden deputies seized $18,000 worth of clothing with theft prevention devices attached

Three Tampa residents stopped by a Camden County deputy have been sent on their way without most of the clothes they were carrying. Three occupants of a 2008 Jeep stopped on Interstate 95 Sunday could not provide any verifiable information on how they came into the possession of $18,000 worth of clothes with the price […]

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

Three arrested after domestic abuse call

April Nicole Raulerson, left, 26, and Jerry Rich Raulerson, 34, were arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear and simple battery (domestic violence) after deputies responded to the area of the 11000 block of Trudie Road to a domestic dispute.  Wendy Marie Moody, 20, right, was also arrested in the altercation and charged with […]

Nahunta Primary School leads county in CCRPI scores

Brantley County Primary School led the county in results of the 2012 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) tests with a 96.9 overall score, according to results provided by the Georgia Department of Education Tuesday. Among elementary schools, Hoboken Elementary School was second with a 92.8 score, Nahunta Elementary School was third with 89.4, […]

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Outstanding warrant leads to two arrests

Tosha Nicole Dean, 27, was arrested and charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and Toni Lynn Dean, 26, was arrested on outstanding probation warrants in the area of Smyrna Church Road and U.S. Highway 82. Brantley County Sheriff’s Office deputies learned the whereabouts of Toni Dean and, when the vehicle the […]

Education accountability should be local issue

Education accountability should be local issue

Perhaps never before in American history has K-12 education experienced such a huge shift from local to federal educational control with less involvement of elected legislators.

Microsoft closing Hotmail, but you can still use your address

Microsoft announced earlier this week that it is closing Hotmail and moving the “hundreds of millions” still using it to by this summer. The move isn’t unexpected, but perhaps more sudden than some anticipated. Hotmail users, once they move (or are moved) will get’s clean, Metro-Style interface for their mail — and ultimately, […]

First District GOP seeks ballot ‘paper trail’

The First Congressional District’s Republican Party wants the Georgia Secretary of State’s office to make the state’s voting process “more secure.” The district’s GOP unanimously passed a resolution to “Secure the Vote” when they convened here for their 2013 convention Saturday, April 20. via The Alma Times

Agenda for BOC 5-7-13

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners has released the agenda for the work session set for Tuesday.

Missing Waycross man winds up in Pennsylvania

MCADOO – A Georgia man reported missing was flown to a hospital after he drove off Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Pa., Thursday night, state police at Frackville said Saturday. Eugene C. Davis, 73, of Waycross was discharged Friday from Lehigh Valley Medical Center-Cedar Crest, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday. Davis was driving a 2008 […]

Transportation director: Brantley will have school Monday

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews says school will not be closed Monday despite steady and sometimes heavy rains over the past few days that have left many of the county’s dirt roads barely passable if at all.

BCHS tennis team to host Final Four Monday

The Brantley County High School boys tennis team will host the Final Four — just one match away from the state championship — facing St. Pius Monday at 10 a.m. Coach Matt Thrift said this is the deepest playoff game Brantley has ever hosted. The girls team has also advanced to the playoffs, and was […]

SECU cancels cancer walk due to rain, meeting set for Tuesday

The Southeast Cancer Unit Cancer Walk at the Ware County Middle School track — originally scheduled for last Friday — has been cancelled due to rain. Fundraiser teams who planned to participate in the event are asked to attend a special meeting Tuesday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Waycross to […]

Jury in second day of deliberations on murder of Glynn County man

The jury in the trial of two Glynn County residents charged with murder in the death of another Glynn County person in Brantley County continued deliberations today after being charged Thursday at about 4 p.m. Dayquan Marquez Mangram, 18, and Rena Lang sat in the courtroom of the Brantley County courthouse late yesterday and returned […]

Jack Kingston launches U.S. Senate campaign

Georgia’s longest-serving Republican congressman says his campaign for the U.S. Senate will focus on “common sense” ideas and not “laugh lines for Jay Leno.” That’s the closest U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah came Thursday to taking jabs at fellow GOP Reps. Paul Broun of Athens and Phil Gingrey of Marietta, who are now his […]

Pot found in suspicious package at Homerville post office

A suspicious package delivered to the Homerville Post Office ended up being five pounds of marijuana.According to Homerville Police Chief Mark Register, post office officials reported a suspicious package to law enforcement on Wednesday, April 10. The K-9 unit was brought in, and the dog “hit” on the suspicious package several times, according to Register.The […]

Three on trial for Brantley County murder of Glynn County man

Buzzards circling over a wooded area near the Glynn County line led hunters to a dead body and that led to murder charges against three Glynn County residents whose trial began Tuesday in Brantley County Superior Court. Dayquan Marquez Mangram, 18, Rena Lang, 33, and Shaquilla Janna White, 22, were charged with felony murder, malice […]

Clinch Count deputy shoots man to death, GBI investigating

A Clinch County deputy shot a man to death Tuesday night on Tomlinson Road about 10 miles northwest of Homerville, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Vernon McCoy Mathis, 59, of Clinch County, was killed about 9:45 p.m., and the GBI is investigating at the request of Sheriff Winston Peterson, GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said. […]

Brunswick city commissioner suspended by governor

Brunswick city commissioner suspended by governor

The City Commission will meet Wednesday with an empty seat after Gov. Nathan Deal suspended Commissioner James Brooks. Brooks is awaiting trial on charges of violating his oath and racketeering. He also was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and witness tampering during the investigation into the murder of a 13-month-old boy last […]

Brantley school board fires teacher in alcohol-related case

Brantley school board fires teacher in alcohol-related case

The Brantley County Board of Education has terminated a Hoboken Elementary School teacher after testimony in a hearing Monday indicated she provided beer to her own 15-year-old daughter and allowed other underaged Brantley County High School students to play beer pong in her condo. The hearing also painted a picture of high school kids gone […]

Panel recommends governor suspend Brunswick commissioner

Panel recommends governor suspend Brunswick commissioner

A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal told him Monday to suspend James Brooks from serving on the Brunswick City Commission until charges of influence peddling against him are resolved.

Obama’s Muslim coverup

Let’s recap so-called “American” President Barack Hussein Obama’s Muslim roots and sympathies. Barack Hussein Obama’s Kenyan father was a Muslim, and it is well-known that young Barack idolized his father. That notwithstanding, under Shariah law, the young Barack is a full-fledged Muslim. Indeed, during the 2008 elections, Obama instinctively referred to his “Muslim faith” during […]

Charlton, Camden men charged with Folkston murder

Charlton, Camden men charged with Folkston murder

A Charlton County man and a Camden County man were arrested last week for the March 3 murder of Frank “Dillie” Neely in Folkston. Sheriff Dobie Conner told the Herald Jarvis Devon Blackshear, 31, of Frances Williams Road, Folkston, and Omar Frederick Lambert, 34, of Sweet Gum Street, Kingsland, “got into a fight over a […]

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention of those looking for fresh online playgrounds. As Facebook prepares to update investors on its performance in the first three months of the year, with analysts forecasting revenues up 36% on last year, […]

Country singer charged with threatening Savannah boat captain

Country singer charged with threatening Savannah boat captain

Country singer Billy Currington has been indicted on felony charges in Georgia after a 70-year-old tour boat captain says he was chased by the “People Are Crazy” singer from a waterfront home to a dock where Currington threatened him while shouting profanities.Authorities said a judge was issuing a warrant for Currington’s arrest. A Chatham County […]

Fort King George presents program on historic weapons

There’s a gun show in Darien Saturday where magazine size won’t be an issue. Fort King George State Historic Site is hosting its second annual “Weapons that Made America” program from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Many of the historic guns that will be displayed were loaded one shot at a time and tamped down […]

Brantley fugitive nabbed by Glynn County officials

Brantley fugitive nabbed by Glynn County officials

The Brant­ley Enter­prise has learned that a Brant­ley County fugi­tive wanted on sev­eral war­rants who escaped an exten­sive man­hunt in south­west Glynn County by local and state police on the ground and in the air Monday, has been captured by Glynn officials. The search, which began after 5 p.m. and went on well past 9 […]

Armenian pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

Avetik Moskovian, 46, an Armenian National, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to his role in a conspiracy launder approximately $1.5 million in funds defrauded from Medicare through a phony medical business in Brunswick.. Moskovian, who resided in Los Angeles until the time of his arrest and was […]

George Jones dead at 81

George Jones dead at 81

Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure. Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among the most important and influential singers in […]

Brantley fugitive escapes Glynn manhunt

Brantley fugitive escapes Glynn manhunt

The Brantley Enterprise has learned that a Brantley County fugitive wanted on several warrants escaped an extensive manhunt in southwest Glynn County by local and state police on the ground and in the air Monday. The search, which began after 5 p.m. and went on well past 9 p.m., commenced when two suspects fled a […]

Yet another case of vets subjected to gross neglect

A just-released audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that many of the 4,000 patients the Atlanta VA Medical Center referred to an independent contractor apparently “fell through the cracks.” The tragic and eminently avoidable fates of three vets in the system are ample reason to suspect some of these cracks are yawning chasms. […]

Glynn manhunt confirmed

The Brantley Enterprise has received confirmation from the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office that Glynn County law enforcement officials were involved in a manhunt Monday. BCSO spokesman Craig Pittman provided no details about the hunt to the Enterprise today. We’ll have more in this week’s paper.

St. Marys merchants join partnership to attract filmmakers

Camden County isn’t Tinseltown on the Atlantic, but it’s gaining status among filmmakers and more and more production companies found St. Marys and other areas appealing locations.

BCHS student arrested

BCHS student arrested

Dewayne Eikleigh Everett Jr., 20, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce after school administrators found Everett to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana at the Brantley County High School, according to the Brantley County Sheriff’s Department.

Two teens plead not guilty in baby murder

Two Georgia teenagers pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering a baby who was shot in the face during what authorities described as an attempted street robbery.

Severe thunderstorm watch

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch from 2:40 to 10 p.m. today

Wayne County touched by marathon bombings

After twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, the reverberations—through family ties—were felt as far away as Wayne County. In fact, one Boston Marathon runner—St. Simons attorney Laura Peel Roberts, daughter of Gary and Jan Peel of Jesup—grew up here and is still remembered for breaking distance-running records at Wayne […]

Finalists named for Clinch school board super

The Clinch County Board of Education has narrowed the search to replace the retiring Dr. Gayle Hughes as superintendent to two candidates – both from outside the local system. At Thursday’s regular monthly school board meeting, Pansy Corbett, an associate superintendent with the Bleckley County School System, and Dr. Donna Ryan, an assistant superintendent with […]

Tybee Island family home safe after Boston bombing

A Georgia family is back home on Tybee Island after witnessing the bomb explosions at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. Tim Seyden says his wife had just finished the race when he saw the first bomb explode. He and his three boys were at the finish line, about 100 yards from the blast. Seyden says he knew […]

20 pounds of pot sent to Camden County home

20 pounds of pot sent to Camden County home

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office seized nearly a half-dozen metal cans filled with marijuana. The sheriff’s office said someone sent 20 pounds of pot by Priority Mail to a home in Camden County. Authorities have not made any arrests, yet. via

Ware County school system changing 24,000 lights to LED

School Superintendent Joseph C. Barrow signed a contract Tuesday morning with IP UtiliNET, an Atlanta company, to replace all the existing lights with LED fixtures at a cost of $3.145 million, system spokeswoman Theresa Martin said.

Glynn to pull $1.3 million out of surplus to meet shortfall

Glynn County will come up more than $1 million short of its projected $51.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, preliminary budget figures show.

Robert Sweatt Jr. wins Camden probate judge runoff

Lawyer Robert “Bo” Sweatt Jr. defeated Martin A. Turner, the co-owner of a heating and air-conditioning business, in a runoff for Camden County probate judge.

GSP: Driver who died in crash into Waycross house had drugs in system

A woman who died Jan. 26 when the car she was driving crashed into an assisted living home in Waycross had prescription drugs in her system, the Georgia State Patrol said. Farisa Betrice Patterson, 25, was driving a Buick LeSabre on Tebeau Street near the Mayo Clinic in Waycross when the car took an unexplained […]

Orange Park man dies in Pierce County crash

An Orange Park man was killed Tuesday morning in a crash in Pierce County, Ga., the Georgia State Patrol said.Christopher Tiedemann Jr., 33, was driving a GMC T6500 box truck north on Georgia 15 about 9:30 a.m. when it collided with a 2008 Dodge Charger at the intersection of Riggins Road about four miles south […]

Website may be down while being moved to new server

The Brantley Enterprise website is in the process of moving to a new server which we hope will speed up our site and improve the website overall, but the site may experience outages during the transfer period, which could take from five to seven days. Please be patient as we work to better your instant […]

Atkinson County jail unfit for humans, grand jury says

Atkinson County grand juries have said since 2006 that the county needs a new jail. The current grand jury is the first to say the jail is unfit for human habitation and call for its demolition. “That’s the first time they’ve put it so bluntly,” Sheriff David Moore said. The Augusta Chronicle.

Tybee police make 42 arrests, seize 5 guns at Orange Crush

Police on Tybee Island say they made 42 arrests during the “Orange Crush” gathering over the weekend. The Savannah Morning News reports that the annual unofficial event organized via social media drew thousands of young people to the beach Saturday. Tybee Island Police Chief Bob Bryson says the crowd was larger than last year’s, with […]