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Parents ask to rescind GM settlement dea

During an unusual news conference in a Marietta law office Monday, attorneys watching from the back of the room remarked that they’d never seen this happen before: Plaintiffs trying to give back settlement money. Kenneth and Mary Melton, who settled a product liability lawsuit against General Motors last year, announced they have asked a judge […]

Allman drops lawsuit against film producers

Allman drops lawsuit against film producers

Gregg Allman agreed Tuesday drop his lawsuit against movie producers who were making a film about the singer’s life when a freight train plowed into their Georgia crew and killed a camera assistant.

Two suspects wanted in Homerville murder

One suspect is custody but two others are on the run, wanted for their connection in a south Georgia murder. Investigators in Clinch County are looking for 22-year old Trevor Denard Posley and 18-year old Dexter Jamal Freeney. Steven Monroe is in jail. GBI Agents say the shooting happened at the 912 Club in Homerville […]

Final defendant in Augusta sex trafficking ring pleads guilty

Five defendants have now pled guilty to charges arising out of Sex Trafficking of a Minor Investigation     AUGUSTA, GA – William Warren Hart, 35, of Hephzibah, Georgia, pled guilty last week before Senior United States District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen, Jr. for his role in a sex trafficking organization which operated in Augusta, […]

First loggerhead nest of the season found on Cumberland

First loggerhead nest of the season found on Cumberland

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the state’s first loggerhead nest of 2014 was found on Friday at Cumberland Island. Wildlife biologist Doug Hoffman of the National Park Service reported the nest, which was made during the day. Loggerheads, the state’s primary sea turtle species, usually lay their eggs at night. But night or […]

Teachers’ unions threaten Common Core implementation

TEA PARTY opposition to the new education standards in the Common Core is getting a lot of attention. Far more threatening is the less-noticed pushback from teachers’ unions. Even as union leaders profess support for rigorous standards, local and state affiliates are working to weaken, delay or undermine them. The Chicago Teachers Union, which represents […]

Hearing set in Allman lawsuit against filmmakers

Attorneys for Gregg Allman plan to make their first court appearance in a Savannah lawsuit against producers of a movie based on the Allman Brothers Band singer’s life story. The Daily Report.

Job hunter special

Job hunter special

Get ready to hit the bricks looking for that perfect job with this all-in-one deal. Perfect for spring. Blue silk tweed jacket (44S), blue striped dress shirt(17 32-33), blue, red and gold amoeba tie, and khaki pants (38-30). All for only $75! Contact: thenook

McIntosh judge candidate accuses opponent of election fraud

A candidate for McIntosh County State Court judge is seeking a warrant charging his opponent, who is the appointed State Court judge, and one of her campaign workers with election fraud and other charges in the marking of an absentee ballot. In a letter asking for the warrants, Adam S. Poppell III asserts that State […]

Georgia sees increase in heroin use

Heroin use is on the rise statewide, while many other drugs appear to be waning, according to an analysis of drug submissions to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab.

USDA writes new rules limiting junk food sales for school groups

It’s all part of the new Smart Snacks in Schools program, enacted by the United States Department of Agriculture. Source: Gainesville Times  Baldwin County would benefit from maintaining scholars after graduation This past weekend nearly 1,500 students and their families will celebrate the culmination of their hard work, focus and dedication during undergraduate commencement at Georgia […]

Conyers woman builds career as welder

Misty Whaley now works full-time as a welder for Perimeter Sheet Metal Company Inc. in Ellenwood. Source: Rockdale Citizen  Gainesville residents, tenants say they’ll fight Lanier Plaza shopping center redevelopment Source: Gainesville Times Sunday interview: Jacki Lowe, 40 years with Southern Company Lowe has seen the role of women in the workforce change from support jobs to […]

GPB to air Senate, Congressional candidates debates

The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will continue this week beginning with the Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th and 12th Districts and the Republicans running for U.S. Senate. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/weekend • Ga. GOP debate: Kingston, Perdue take flak David Perdue and Jack Kingston received attacks from each other and […]

Democratic Senate hopeful Nunn attacked in her only debate

Democratic Senate hopeful Nunn attacked in her only debate

Frontrunner Michelle Nunn took fire from all three of her Democratic opponents Sunday during the only forum she has joined them in. It was taped to be shown statewide this evening by Georgia Public Broadcasting and hosted by the Atlanta Press Club. Nunn has skipped all other forums and debates organized by the media, civic […]

Blackberry Playbook tablet

Blackberry Playbook tablet

The Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet 16GB. is packed with best-in-class features that work together to deliver a truly uncompromised tablet experience. With features like a 1GHz dual core processor, dual-facing cameras with HD video recording capability, and the new BlackBerry Tablet OS, all wrapped up in a stunning 7″, ultra portable design, the tablet is […]

JBL On Stage!

JBL On Stage!

JBL On Stage surround sound speaker. Made for iPhone but includes jack for other phones or tablets. Excellent condition. Includes original power supply. $30. Contact: thenook  



Remember to Nifty notebook? This one features a retro futuristic theme. It’s in very good condition and includes keychain tag. Collector’s item. $50.

Statewide opinions

The Obama administration — and likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton — keep wishing the Benghazi mess will vanish.

Spring tweed

Spring tweed

A nice light tweed jacket suitable for spring and summer wear. Grey with thin orange window pane design. Look sharp for less. 42R. $50. Contact: thenook

Monster joystick

Monster joystick

Monster Macally iStick USB joystick for Mac (but probably works on PCs too) Advanced flight control featurs for flight simulation games, precision slide throttle provides accurate game control, view finder hat switch, high efficiency rapid fire trigger, easy to install plug-and-play operation, excellent feel and shape. Includes CDs. Like new in box. Contact: thenook

Mikasa vase

Mikasa vase

Mikasa Bella Rosa Pink Frost 9.5-inch vase. $15.00. Contact: thenook

Even in face of lawsuit, Rayonier brags about community support

Even in face of lawsuit, Rayonier brags about community support

Even as the Altamaha Riverkeeper is bringing legal action against Rayonier for befouling the river with his contaminants, Jesup plant manager Jack Perrett was bragging about the good the organization does for the community during a grant breakfast Tuesday. “Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all ways you can […]

Nortel office phone

Nortel office phone

Nortel two-line office telephone with hands-free speaker phone

iPhone 4

iPhone 4

Like new iPhone 4  with box, earbuds, and USB power cord. All white. Made for AT&T. $100. Contact: thenook

Washburn bass guitar, amp

Washburn bass guitar, amp

This is a Lyon (by Washburn) Prowler series LB40 basss guitar with Washburn Bad Dog BD30B bass amplifier. Like new. Hardly ever played. Also throwing in a Danelectro battery operated T-Bone distortion fillter. $150 for all three. Contact: thenook

Political wind blowing from the right?

Is there a political change blowing in the wind in Georgia? We won’t know until November, though some say yes. Somehow, we doubt that Georgians will vote for wholesale political change in their leadership this year. Yet talking with people throughout the state, you get two feelings: 1. Many are not at all happy with […]

Port of Savannah expansion nears as Congress strikes water bill deal

Congressional leaders in both parties and chambers are set to move forward next week on a bill to authorize water projects across the nation — including the Port of Savannah deepening. After nearly seven months of wrangling, the House-Senate negotiators announced Thursday night that they had agreed on a conference committee report which will be […]

County officials must help prevent train fires

County officials must help prevent train fires The Georgia Ports Authority and the Glynn County Commission would be wise to ask the railroad to find out why its trains are creating sparks that are igniting fires that are threatening port facilities on Colonel’s Island, as well as the homes and lives of residents in the […]

Detroit murder suspect arrested 21 years later in Camden

Detroit murder suspect arrested 21 years later in Camden

A longtime Detroit fugitive accused of shooting two people, killing one, in 1993 was arrested recently in Camden County through a local and federal fugitive apprehension team. Antonio Deshawn Daniels, 41, was living under the assumed name Martez Deshawn Barnes when he was found to be living near Savannah, Ga. He was tracked down within […]

Brantley deputies make several drug related arrests

Brantley deputies make several drug related arrests

On May 5, 2014 Billy Crews Jr. (40) was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance/Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance/Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce and Possession of Dangerous Drug that stemmed from a search warrant that was conducted at his residence in March 2014. Ben Guest (38) […]

Get Georgia moving again on transportation

Georgia’s economy is picking up, and with it the daily traffic congestion as growing numbers of commuters travel to jobs. Inertia followed the failure of the 2012 transportation sales tax (TSPLOST) in nine of 12 regions, but it’s time to move forward on transportation.

Obituary: William ‘Bogie’ Kyser, 89

Obituary: William ‘Bogie’ Kyser, 89

William “Bogie” Hanes Kyser, 89 of Nahunta, passed away Monday (May 5, 2014) at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick following an extended illness. Born in Raybon, GA. His parents were William Lafayette Kyser and Sofronnie Lyons Kyser. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Spivey Kyser; 4 sisters, Inez […]

Woman has home she doesn’t own partially demolished

Woman has home she doesn’t own partially demolished

A 62-year-old woman tried to have a home she didn’t own demolished because she doesn’t like the people who live there, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Ana Moreta Folch (pictured) is charged with felony property damage after she called a land-clearing company and told them she wanted an unoccupied mobile home she […]

Brunswick may fire firm that saved nearly $600,000 a year

Despite the cost savings and increased services, some city commissioners appear to be setting the stage for the city to push Waste Management aside. Brunswick residents will pay less to have their garbage picked up and hauled away next year. Finance Director Kathy Mills told the City Commission Wednesday that the fee, which is attached to […]

Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah gets $2 million donation

Savannah resident and heart attack survivor Judith Thomas has donated $2 million to Memorial University Medical Center to launch a fundraising campaign to expand the Heart & Vascular Institute at the medical center. Source: Savannah Morning News President of Association of Medical Colleges calls for more residencies Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the […]

Witness: Former UGA coach, family made $5 million in Ponzi scheme

Jim Donnan and family members gained more than $5 million from a West Virginia company prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme, a former FBI agent testified in the former University of Georgia football coach’s fraud trial Wednesday. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Carroll County educators have mixed reviews on new SAT The SAT college admission test will no […]

Work disrupted at Gainesville plant due to ammonia leak

Source: Gainesville Times Plant Vogtle water plan opposed Siphoning water from the Savannah River to operate cooling towers for two new reactors at Plant Vogtle has drawn stiff opposition from at least 10 environmental protection groups. Source: Augusta Chronicle Future of coal looks dim as power companies lobby Flint Energies CEO Bob Ray said he has about […]

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall gets Spirit of Enterprise Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave him the award Tuesday. Source: Forsyth News 1st Congressional District candidate catches heat over terrorism comment Congressional hopeful Bob Johnson admits to a case of foot-in-mouth disease in the wake of comments he made in a video that surfaced recently. Source: Savannah Morning News Political Notebook, Gwinnett: John Linder endorses Jack […]

Brantley among those battling railroad fire in Glynn

In all there were eight Glynn County fire crews, one Georgia Pacific crew, one Brantley County crew, one Camden County crew and several crews from the forestry commission working to fight the fires that spread out along roughly five miles of track. Filling in for the Glynn County crews at the stations were Brunswick and McIntosh County fire departments.

Marvel fans assemble!

Marvel fans assemble!

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers – Iron Man, Hulk, and more, and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to […]

Boggs critic to chair Senate Confirmation Hearing

Georgia’s seven federal judicial nominees are set to appear Tuesday for a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, a committee member’s spokesman said. Even though the nominees are part of a package deal carved out between the White House and Georgia’s Republican senators, the hearing could prove especially challenging for one district court […]

Boaters urged to slow down, watch for manatees and Ssea turtles

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is warning boaters to look out for sea turtles and manatees while enjoying the Georgia coast this summer. The DNR says boat strikes are the leading cause of sea turtle strandings and manatee injuries and deaths. They also remind the public that manatees and all sea turtle species found […]

Brunswick, Glynn can work together on recreation

“The future of the Brunswick Recreation Department is still a question mark. City commissioners are entirely in their right to want to take back control of youth activities sponsored and managed by the department, but whether the Glynn County Commission will agree to relinquish more Local Option Sales Tax dollars remains to be seen, especially […]

APS cheating scandal teachers accuse judge of unethical conduct

APS cheating scandal teachers accuse judge of unethical conduct Former APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall and former APS Executive Director Tamara Cotman filed a motion requesting Judge Jerry Baxter recuse himself from the case. Source: CBS Atlanta Dalton schools, Whitfield and Murray counties show improvement on school scores Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Three shootings at Paine College may […]

Few empty storefronts in Villa Rica

There are only five buildings available in all of downtown Villa Rica, according to Ada Large, a Realtor who runs the downtown leasing office. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  RoseMott Vineyards at Gin Creek plans open house Saturday in Moultrie The Winery at Gin Creek will open to the public Saturday, May 10, in a tasting room housed […]

One candidate running for Congress in four states

Allan Levene isn’t absolutely convinced of his chances in the GOP race for the congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta, so he’s also running in Michigan, Minnesota and Hawaii. Source:  Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle touts state’s investment in transportation Cagle, a Republican, spoke to the Rotary Club of Dalton Tuesday […]

Interesting twist on familiar old political story

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer There was a time (which clearly isn’t quite over) when being elected to political office in Georgia could amount to a lifetime sinecure for all but the most ineffective and unconnected officials. In fact, state law once allowed for an automatic lifetime pension for state workers who got laid off. “Years ago […]

Easter Seals and Walgreens collaborate in job training efforts

Individuals are receiving job readiness training and job coaching opportunities through Easter Seals and Walgreens in Waycross. When Jessica Harrell was a junior in high school she was referred to Easter Seals by her Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Paige Carter, to receive job-readiness classes. Then in Jessica’s senior year of high school she was referred to […]

White House warns of climate change impacts in south Georgia

White House warns of climate change impacts in south Georgia

A new government report says Georgia’s agriculture industry will take a major hit from climate change and urgent action is needed. Tuesday, the Obama Administration released the third National Climate Assessment, calling it the most comprehensive scientific assessment of climate change and its impact. President Obama said, “We want to emphasize to the public, this is not […]

New gun laws in Georgia raise cost concerns for Brantley school districts

Georgia’s new gun law will now allow school districts to decide if they want to train school employees to be armed with guns. But some districts are on the fence about the issue. The Glynn County School District already has armed school police. Now many rural districts will have to make a decision on whether […]

Health-care-associated infections high at three local hospitals

When you walk into a hospital, you don’t expect to leave with an infection you did not have going in. But there are three hospitals in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia that rank worse than the national benchmark when it comes to hospital-associated infections. According to the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare those hospitals […]

Six in Evans charged in identity theft ring probe

Six Evans County residents were charged last week in a large scale joint federal and state investigation of identity theft and tax fraud. Initial court appearances were held last Thursday morning at the federal building in Statesboro before Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith. A total of 56 defendants (39 federal and 17 state) have been charged […]

DNR plans improvements at Blythe Island boat ramps

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources(GADNR)  has entered an intergovernmental agreement with Glynn County to increase available parking and to make other improvements at the public boat ramps located on Blythe Island in Glynn County. In 2003, GADNR installed a boating service dock at the facility which increased its popularity with boaters and fishermen. This […]

Rec league photo schedule released

Below you will find listed the Team Photo Schedule for the 2014 Brantley County Recreation Department. This is the assigned TEAM photo time and date. The  will be at the field from 445 until 745 pm each game day and is able to take individual photographs at any time. There will be registration forms and […]

Mark Murphy: Why ‘ghost’ at Sixpence Pub is smiling

Mark Murphy: Why ‘ghost’ at Sixpence Pub is smiling “And so, it seems, my father-in-law is a ghost. That’s what the Savannah ghost tours say, anyway — that Larry Dillon’s earthbound shade haunts the Sixpence Pub on Bull Street, a place he once owned years ago.” Source: Savannah Morning News Cartoon: Mark Streeter — What a […]

Panel in Rome to focus on children’s mental health issues

A variety of experts will talk about how to recognize and address problems young people have related to home, school and even work, during the gathering sponsored by the Northwest Georgia Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Source: Rome News-Tribune New substance abuse treatment center to open in Jasper Highland Rivers Health, which provides services […]

Political veteran faces newcomer for House seat

Political veteran Buddy Harden faces a challenge from newcomer Randy Head in the race to represent south Houston, Pulaski, Wilcox and Crisp counties in state House District 148 for the next two-year term.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Carmike Cinemas reports higher revenue

But they also reported a $3.1 million net loss.

Paine shooting suspect named

Shooting suspect at Paine College named Early this morning, the Richmond County jail confirmed that Xavier Cooper, of Augusta, was the suspect in Monday’s shooting at Paine College. Source: Augusta Chronicle Muscogee County School Board still affected by divisive 2012 vote Another election cycle has arrived, and two more bloc members are running. And that two-year-old […]

St. Marys hires new city manager

The St Marys City Council has hired John Holman, the sole remaining candidate, as its new city manager. The council voted Monday night to authorize Mayor John Morrissey to sign an employment agreement with Holman who was the only candidate remaining when the other two finalists withdrew last month. Holman is a retired Navy officer […]

Baxley man who said in 2013 that two home invaders killed his wife pleads guilty to her murder

A Baxley man who told police in January 2013 that two masked men had broken into his house, tied him up and killed his wife pleaded guilty Monday to murder in her strangulation. Jonathan Kyle Courson, 28, pleaded guilty before Chief Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III to felony murder, making a false statement and […]

21-year-old in custody after shooting at Paine College

Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Monica Belser said in a news release that a 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is being identified as a person of interest in Monday’s shooting, which prompted an hourslong lockdown at Paine College in Augusta. He has not been charged or identified. Lockdowns were also implemented at nearby […]

Gregg Allman sues to halt restart of film based on his life

Gregg Allman sues to halt restart of film based on his life

Member of move crew died Feb. 20 when train struck her and others on trestle outside Jesup

Four arrested in drug charges in Ware

Three major illegal drug cases were made over the last few days and four suspects have been jailed, according to Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal. Those arrested include: William Anthony Roberson Jr. Chelsea Alexandra Rice Vernon Marcus Sherrod James Farley Music On Saturday morning, Ware County deputies went to a mobile home at 2483 Wadley Road with a […]

Department of Agriculture issues stop sale order on packaged mulch

Department of Agriculture issues stop sale order on packaged mulch

The stop sale order includes Ace brand Mulch Pine Bark, Ace brand Cypress Mulch, Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brand Absolute Red #1922 and Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brand Red Mulch. Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the stop sale orderplaced on Ace and Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brands of packaged mulch that […]

Tom Barton: A $350 million case of cold feet

“School board member Connie Hall thinks that hiring a $77,000-a-year compliance officer will help the Savannah-Chatham County public school system clean up the mess in its $350-million school construction program.”

Gov. Deal vetos ten bills

Gov. Deal vetos ten bills A look at the ten bills that were vetoed. Source: Gov. Deal vetoes private-probation and teacher benefits bill Legislation that would have broadened the powers of private probation companies fell subject to Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto pen on Tuesday. Other bills hitting the same brick wall would have required more […]

Zell Miller Grant bill signed into law

 Zell Miller Grant bill signed into law The Zell Miller Grant bill, which provides full tuition coverage for HOPE Grant-eligible technical college students who maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a scale of 4.0, was signed into law Tuesday. Source: Albany Herald  Moultrie Tech, Thomas University sign Memorandum of Understanding The Memorandum of […]

Former GM plant in Doraville to be developed by Egbert Perry

The plant — which shut down several years ago – is now poised to become a historic redevelopment.

Gas prices fall 2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website […]

12 area men charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

12 area men charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

A federal indictment was unsealed earlier this month which charges 12 defendants with conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs in Appling, Bacon, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Telfair, and Wayne Counties. The charges resulted from a joint investigation by the DEA, the GBI, the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office, the Jeff Davis […]

Columbia County ex-magistrate’s woes a headache for Augusta lawyer with same name

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Douglas G. Nelson stepped down Thursday after a local TV station aired a report in which several women accused him of improper conduct as a court-appointed guardian ad litem. But Augusta attorney Douglas M. Nelson worries that the ex-magistrate’s sullied reputation and resignation will hurt his practice, as even more people […]

Valdosta shooting victim dies; suspect caught in Florida

Valdosta shooting victim dies; suspect caught in Florida

A shooting incident Saturday left a man dead and police seeking a murder warrant against a suspect being held in Florida, according to the police chief. Brian Levon Charlton-Simmons, 18, of Valdosta, was apprehended by the Hamilton County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office and was being held in Hamilton County Saturday evening following an afternoon shooting in […]

Feeling the squeeze: Savannah bars, restaurants hit by lime shortage

Feeling the squeeze: Savannah bars, restaurants hit by lime shortage

From its freshly squeezed margaritas to tableside guacamole to tart ceviche, the menu at Tequila’s Town on Whitaker Street relies heavily on the humble lime — and that’s a problem. A nationwide shortage of limes, the majority of which are grown in Mexico, is putting the squeeze on restaurants and bars across the country, including […]

Fire closes Savannah’s Betty Bombers, American Legion on Bull Street

An early morning kitchen fire Saturday has forced a popular watering hole and restaurant in Savannah’s Victorian districts to temporarily close. A fire broke out about 5:30 a.m. at Betty Bombers All-American Eatery, located inside the American Legion Post 135 on Bull Street just south of Forsyth Park, said Daniel Mulder, the building’s manager. The […]

Red Lobster/Olive Garden closes in Thomasville

Red Lobster/Olive Garden closes in Thomasville

Red Lobster/Olive Garden’s 17-month-old Thomasville stint ended Saturday.

Effignham officials uncover four meth labs

Effignham officials uncover four meth labs

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office recovered four methamphetamine labs and arrested eight people on meth charges over a 10-day span ending Wednesday. The ECSO Drug Suppression Unit recovered the labs as well as methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine and other items used to manufacture meth. The labs were found “mostly in the Springfield and Guyton areas” and were […]

FEAR militia member gets life in Ludowici mursers

FEAR militia member gets life in Ludowici mursers

Former Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia member Anthony Peden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19. Peden, 28, and his co-defendant, Christopher Salmon, 27, pleaded guilty to the murders last month in Long County court. They […]

Richmond Hill woman sentenced to seven years

Richmond Hill woman  sentenced to seven years

In the end, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said he couldn’t understand what led former Richmond Hill High School honor student and HOPE scholar Patricia Ann Collins to get behind the wheel on June 15, 2012, after drinking heavily at bars in Savannah. “I just don’t get it. It just doesn’t make sense […]

Moving sale cancelled

Moving sale cancelled

The moving sale set for today has been cancelled. Those who are interested in specific items may call 912-208-0083 to set up an appointment to see the items. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jacksonville man gets 12 years in prison for drug related shooting when robbery attempt backfired

A Jacksonville man will spend a dozen years in prison for a drug-related shooting. Darren Jamal Jackson, 22, pleaded guilty earlier this week to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Circuit Judge James Daniels and will get credit for the 870 days he’s already been in jail. […]

Three SGSC students named to academic team

Three SGSC students named to academic team

Three South Georgia State College students have been named to the All-Georgia Academic Team for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Michael D’Ambrosio of Blackshear, Ga., Paige Smith of Nicholls, Ga., and Nicole Spivey of Pearson, Ga., recently attended a luncheon in Atlanta where they were recognized for their selections. “It is always a great day for […]

Pierce schools top average on state report card

Pierce County got B’s across the board and scored better than the region and the state in this year’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI is a 100 point scale used to determine how well Georgia’s schools are educating students. The index replaces Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). Local educators are generally pleased […]

Army sergeant gets life in Ludowici slayings of 17-year-old girl and her boyfriend

Saying his mind was scarred by combat and numbed by heroin, an Army soldier told a southeast Georgia judge Thursday that he shot a teenage girl twice in the head because he thought he saw “the glint of a gun” as she opened her car door. Sgt. Anthony Peden, 28, was sentenced to life in […]

Columbia County judge resigns over misconduct allegations

A Columbia County magistrate judge resigned his office Thursday amid allegations that he had behaved inappropriately toward women he had encountered as a guardian ad litem, officials said. Doug Nelson, who had been a magistrate judge since 2007, submitted his resignation at the Evans courthouse, said Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Jason Troiano. It was […]

Coyote MFG adding 100 jobs in Nashville, Ga.

Coyote MFG Co. will create 100 jobs over the next two years and invest $2.5 million into a manufacturing facility in Nashville, Ga. The company will open a 109,000-square-foot facility that will make steel and aluminum boat trailers, arches, leaning posts and T-tops. Hiring has begun and operations began on April 28. Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Daytime curfew aimed at children, parents

Daytime curfew aimed at children, parents

Children not in school during school hours have to answer to police about their activities. So do their parents. A City of Thomasville daytime curfew applies to youngsters ages 7 to 15 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some youngsters roam city streets during school hours, with parents not accountable and not knowing where their […]

Downtown’s Polaris to rotate once again

Downtown’s Polaris to rotate once again

Polaris, the revolving restaurant atop Atlanta’s second-largest hotel, is set to reopen in June after closing a decade ago. Downtown’s Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Thursday announced an official opening is planned for June 10. That day the hotel says it will relight its blue-domed restaurant, which has undergone an extensive renovation led by Atlanta’s The […]

Watermelon crop faces plummeting prices

Watermelon crop faces plummeting prices

An abundance of rainfall hurt last year’s watermelon crop in Georgia.  This year, late cold snaps stunted the growth of early-planted melons and may cause prices to plummet, say University of Georgia Extension experts. Plants that have been in the ground since late March have felt a barrage of weather conditions: hot, sunny days; cold, […]

Wording mistake derails Effingham school board pay bill

Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed 10 bills this week and one of them concerns Effingham County. He vetoed House Bill 1146, which would have increased the pay of school board members from $100 per meeting to $200 for board members and $250 for the chairman. Deal said he vetoed the bill “because state appropriations are not […]

Okefenokee Fire recognized for commitment

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is often noted for being at the center of large and complex wildfires.  This spring, the Okefenokee Fire Program is being recognized and awarded for the hard work and dedication in particular of two of the refuge personnel. In late March, at the monthly Charlton County Fire Board Meeting, Terri Jenkins, […]

Georgia happenings

FRIDAY Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., Main Street shops, galleries and restaurants, downtown Brunswick. Includes art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. (912) 265-4032 or “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, presented by The Armstrong Masquers, 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10; discounts available to […]

One charged in theft of railroad property in Brantley

One charged in theft of railroad property in Brantley

4-28-14 Deputies responded to Eliza Nesby St. in reference to Theft by Taking.  Complainant stated someone stole a cell phone from their residence.  Keith Bishop (32) was arrested and charged with Theft by Taking/Intruding on Railroad Property.  Deputies were called to Taylor Bay Rd at Break Rd in reference to suspicious people. Upon arrival they observed […]

CCG sets art exhibit for May 9

The College of Coastal Georgia 2014 Student Art Exhibit will close Friday, May 9, with a reception from 4-7 p.m. in the atrium of the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Students whose works will be exhibited include Caroline Brownlee, Natalie Brownlee, DeLinlee Rouse, Stephanie Adams, […]

Time to restructure testing?

Time to Restructure Testing? By Kelly McCutchen Across Georgia, tension is in the air as 1.6 million students endure the annual ritual of end-of-year testing. Nervous students, parents and teachers feel the pressure: The efforts of an entire year hinge upon the performance at this one point in time. Without a doubt, testing has a […]

Sumpter schools show improvement

Sumter County Schools improved its CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) in 2013 compared to the system’s scores from the previous year, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Thomas University’s commencement moves indoors due to weather threat More than 290 students will receive associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees […]

Carrolton restaurants to feature local goat cheese

Several Villa Rica restaurants to feature local goat cheese Gabe’s, Uncorked on Main and Southern Table restaurants will soon be featuring Capra Gia Cheese Co.’s goat cheese made the old-fashioned way. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Trinity Rail plant to return to Cartersville A little more than five years after Trinity Rail announced layoffs at its Cartersville facility, […]

Dems out pace GOP in early voting

Democrats outpace Republicans in early voting ballots in Rockdale County Source: Rockdale Citizen Gov. Deal hits Obamacare twice on last day of bill signing On Tuesday’s legal deadline for the governor to sign bills passed during this year’s General Assembly session, Deal put his signature on legislation that will make it more difficult for Georgia to […]

Mammogram screening offered in area

Mammogram screening offered in area

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of May. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify. •              Monday-Tuesday, May 5-6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Glynn County Health […]

Okefenokee NWR announces events for May

Okefenokee NWR announces events for May

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be offering an array of activities for families to enjoy throughout the month of May.

DNR offering boater education classes in Brantley, Camden, Glynn

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will teach boater education classes in Glynn, Camden and Brantley counties through early October. Georgia law has changed and anyone born after Jan. 1, 1998, is required to take the class to operate a boat in state waters. Each of the classes lasts eight hours. In Glynn County, the […]

Homerville girl one of two to earn spot in Georgia All-College Band

Homerville girl one of two to earn spot in Georgia All-College Band

Shorter University’s instrumental program celebrates the success of two students who have been selected to join the Georgia All-College Band, which is made up of college students throughout Georgia. Rising junior Christina Henderson, of Homerville, Ga., made fifth chair in clarinet, and rising senior Smokey Rowell, of Rome, was selected as third chair saxophone. To […]

Were Feds involved with insider trading at GM?

The final numbers are in, and according to Reuters, we, the taxpayers, lost $11.2 billion on the General Motors bailout.

Port of Brunswick wins Honda import deal

Port of Brunswick wins Honda import deal

The Georgia Ports Authority has won new import business from Honda. The 2015 Honda Fit, built at the carmaker’s new plant in Celaya, Mexico, is moving into the U.S. through the Port of Brunswick. International Auto Processing (IAP) will handle the cars upon arrival. “Highlighting the truly global nature of auto manufacturing, a Japanese company […]

Waycross native Tommy L. Everett dies at 65

Tommy L. Everett, 65, of Quincy, FL, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Tallahassee. He was born in Waycross, Georgia, and had lived in Quincy the past 25 years. He was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Quincy where he was very active and served as a Deacon. He was retired from […]



7 Reasons Not to Use Internet Explorer ever, ever again

Since the recent security lockdown of Internet Explorer (IE) yesterday (read more here) I figured I should write a post to all those people who still may actually be using IE Drum roll please… Reason #1 – IE is broken beyond repair. Literally there is no solution. “We are currently unaware of a practical solution […]

Augusta woman sentenced to 280 months in fraud scheme

Regina M. Preetorius, 47, of Augusta was sentenced yesterday to 280 months in prison by U. S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million dollar investor fraud scheme.  After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013, Preetorius was convicted of eight counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, […]

Office sale Saturday

We’ll be having another big sale at the former office of the Brantley Enterprise Saturday. Everything’s on the inside so it’s rain or shine. Inventory Canon copy machine (Needs new drum unit @ $200). $900 Two iMac computers with Intel chip. $500 each 8-foot conference table $200 Four big conference table chairs $100 each Three […]

Body found ‘under suspicious circumstances’ in Ware

Ware County Sheriff’s deputies responded Sunday at 7:02 a.m. to the report of a body lying on the ground at the intersection of East Maple Drive and Hampton Road.

Obituary: Donald Fountain

Donald J. Fountain, 65 of Hortense died Sunday, April 27, 2014, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

Prosecutors consider criminal charges in case of film worker’s death in Jesup

Prosecutors consider criminal charges in case of film worker’s death in Jesup

In coastal Georgia, prosecutors are weighing criminal charges in the death of a 27-year-old Atlanta woman struck by a train while filming a Greg Allman biopic in February. The tragedy on a narrow trestle in rural Wayne County has prompted hand wringing in the entertainment community about movie set safety. It’s also exposed weaknesses in […]

Veterans deserve the care promised them

Americans are by now tired of hearing horror stories of how certain supervisors and employees with the Department of Veterans Affairs are failing miserably at their jobs. The men and women entrusted to their care, the nation’s protectors, deserve everything and anything the country has to offer to help them get back on their feet. […]

Gas prices up 4.8 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website […]

Two killed, 1 injured in Baxley auto accident

Authorities are investigating a crash in southeastern Georgia that killed two people and left two others injured. Appling County sheriff Benny Deloach tells WTOC-TV 23-year-old Ana Arredondo and 20-year-old Rolando Arredondo were killed when the sedan they were riding in was in an accident with a pickup truck late Friday night in Baxley. A third […]

Could Savannah Harbor project get green light?

Could Savannah Harbor project get green light?

There’s a straw in the wind, or maybe more appropriately, a sail on the horizon, which might mean Congress will take some action this week on legislation allowing the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to begin. You’ll recall this $652 million project, the single most significant one to Georgia’s economy at present, is backed by both […]

Overturned truck dumps thousands of Little Debbies on I-75

Overturned truck dumps thousands of Little Debbies on I-75

Drivers are urged to avoid I-75 north in Bartow County, south of exit 283, where an overturned tractor-trailer dumped its cargo of 70,000 pounds of Little Debbie boxes. The accident happened around 3 a.m. Friday. Multiple vehicles were involved, GDOT officials said. Nine people were injured, including the driver of a Honda Accord who was […]

After Glynn County gets Brunswick’s rec facilities and programs in order, the city wants them back

The city recreation department is better managed, better maintained and more heavily used since Glynn County took charge last year, city residents and officials admit. Still, they say they want it back. “The county does well, but I feel we can do just as well and maybe better,” Mayor Cornell Harvey said during a town […]

Deputies make arrests

Lance Waters (23) was arrested Wednesday and charged with Driving while License Suspended.  Deputies made a traffic stop on Waters’ vehicle.  When they asked for his license he stated he did not have one.  Waters was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center. Steven P. Caperton (34) was arrested on an outstanding Probation Warrant.  Angela Caperton […]

AT&T finds new use for the landline in Augusta

As people continue to cut the cord on the landline phone in homes, what is a company to do with all that wiring? Find something else to stream down the wire to customers. In the last three years, AT&T has spent $100 million on upgrades in the Augusta area, primarily to transition over to IP-based […]

DA seeking more info in Doctortown trestle death

The investigation continues into the death of Sarah Jones, who was killed while working on a film shoot here in Wayne County. Jones was struck and killed by a CSX train Feb. 20 on the Doctortown trestle as she worked on the movie Midnight Rider, a biopic of Georgia musician Gregg Allman. Amidst calls for […]

Youth rally set for May 9

The BCHS Oasis, FCA, and AFJROTC will host the first ever Impact Youth Rally Friday May 9 at 6 p.m. at Heron Field.

William Hurt drops out of ‘Midnight Rider’ after Jesup death

William Hurt is dropping out of Midnight Rider, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actor was starring as Gregg Allman in the movie, which had been looking to gear up again after the on-set death of camera assistant Sarah Jones on Feb. 20 due to a train accident. Director Randall Miller had been trying to restart […]

Twelve charged in six-county drug trafficking case

A federal indictment was unsealed earlier this month which charges 12 defendants with conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs in Appling, Bacon, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Telfair, and Wayne counties.  The charges resulted from a joint investigation by the DEA, the GBI, the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office, the Jeff Davis […]

Glynn commissioner concerned about high school senior party houses

Glynn County Commissioner Clyde Taylor asked his fellow commissioners to support a resolution last week expressing the commission’s concern about the renting of houses for the use of graduating seniors during ‘Senior Week.’ Taylor asked that the resolution be placed on the agenda of the commission’s April 17 meeting. “What can we do? We are not […]

Charlton commissioner defends county spending

In recent weeks, many in the community have been questioning expenditures made by the county commission and Commissioner Jesse Crews isn’t any too happy about it. “There’s been lots of comments about the SPLOST,” he said at last week’s county commission meeting. ‘“That’s because a lot of people don’t understand and they don’t ask questions.” […]

Vidalia Onion Festival underway through Sunday

Vidalia Onion Festival underway through Sunday

A sweet time is underway in Vidalia. The 37th annual Vidalia Onion Festival is now underway through Sunday. Finishing touches were put on the amusement rides for the event’s carnival earlier Wednesday at the Vidalia Airport. In addition to the daily carnival, there will be cooking contests and musical performances from acts like Uncle Kracker […]

State junks the science, weakens marshland protection

The head of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division is right about one thing when it comes to protecting the public’s salt marshes. The best line of defense is a state law. It’s not a bureaucrat’s memo — especially like the flimsy one issued in Atlanta this week. On Tuesday, EPD Director Judson Turner sounded retreat by […]

Two Savannah men charged with passing counterfeit $50 bills

Henry Grady Wall, 35, and James Wesley Kelly, 55, both from Savannah, Georgia, were indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah earlier this month for allegedly conspiring to deal in counterfeit $50 bills.  The indictment alleges that both Wall and Kelly knowingly used counterfeit notes to purchase money orders at a grocery store […]

Jobless rate unchanged at 8 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region remained unchanged at 8.0 percent from February to March, but it was down from 9.1 percent from a year ago. While the March rate was unchanged, there were 1,512 new claims for unemployment insurance filed in March, an increase […]

Lee, Griffin reunions set for April 28

The annual Lee reunion will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the residence of the late Carlton Lee in Hoboken. John Lee was born in 1859, married Emily Thornton at age 17 and they had six children. He and his second wife, Eugenia Green had ten children. He died in 1912 on Billy’s Island. […]

Jazz in the Park kicks off May 25

Jazz in the Park kicks off May 25

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the high-tide event that is a Golden Isles tradition – Jazz in the Park.

The Brantley Cunty Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving several church burglaries in the Brantley County area. Anyone who has information in reference to these burglaries is asked to contact Chief Investigator John Simpson at the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office at 912-462-6142. In other activity: 04-21-2014 Deputies responded to the Raybon […]

Georgia environmental agency eases marsh protection rule

A memo issued by state Environmental Protection Division Director Judson Turner on Tuesday — Earth Day — effectively removed the requirement for a protective 25-foot buffer on many marshfront properties. The two-page memo instructs local authorities on how to enforce the Erosion & Sedimentation Act, which requires a vegetated buffer along the banks of all […]

A trap for probationers

There are a few bills from the 2014 Georgia General Assembly that Gov. Nathan Deal should refuse to sign. House Bill 837 should be at the top of the list. This bill, intended to reform Georgia’s thinly regulated private probation industry, does the opposite by giving the for-profit companies more authority and allowing them to […]

Renovation of Altamaha Tech Camden campus begins

State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) commented today on upcoming renovation plans for the Altamaha Technical College (ATC) campus in Camden County. Last year, the General Assembly appropriated $1 million in the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) State Budget to renovate unused space at the College of Coastal Georgia Camden campus. According to a recent Board of […]

Woodbine Crawfish Festival still going after 29 years

Woodbine Crawfish Festival still going after 29 years

After 20 years of boiling crawfish at the Woodbine Crawfish Festival, Royce Proctor gave it up four years ago. “You’ve heard people say, ‘out of the pot and into the fire?’ Well, that’s what I did,” Proctor said of exchanging his fireside duties for the job of festival organizer. Proctor is in his fourth year […]

Camden Relay team will sell dogs and burgers Thursday

Camden TEAM HOPE will be at the Camden County Recreation Department (PSA) tomorrow, Thursday, April 24th at 5:30 PM selling hamburger and hotdog dinners for RELAY FOR LIFE. Come and pick up dinner on your way home. Cost is $5 per dinner. If you wish to preorder dinner call Brianna Turner at 510-5100, Deborah Crosby […]

Six private St. Simons Island gardens on display Saturday

Six private St. Simons Island gardens on display Saturday

For the eighth straight year, some island residents will welcome complete strangers into their back yards.

Jesup Labor Department office is closing in June

Jesup Labor Department office is closing in June

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Jesup Career Center will soon be closed. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler confirmed Friday that the Labor Department office in Jesup will be shutting its doors in mid-June. The current lease extends through the end of June. “The decision’s made based purely on budget necessities,” Butler said. He said that […]

Rising St. Marys River forces property owners to pack up

Rising St. Marys River forces property owners to pack up

Libby Carter has lived in Charlton County for more than twenty years. She owns a lot off St. Marys Bluff Road, a road that’s now more like a river. “Last night you could see road all back there and there is no road no more,” said Carter. We were able to hop in a neighbors […]

Developer announces plans for three hotels with 535 rooms on Jekyll Island oceanfront

Developer announces plans for three hotels with 535 rooms on Jekyll Island oceanfront

A developer that rode out a depressed financial market since 2006 announced Monday it will spend $88 million on Jekyll Island to build three oceanfront hotels. Bob Abberger Sr., managing director of Trammell Crow, said the company will split the grounds of the former Buccaneer and Georgia Coast Inn hotels on the island into three […]

Murray charged with drug related objects

Murray charged with drug related objects

Nathan C. Murray, 32, was arrested and charged with possession and use of drug related objects.  Deputies performed a traffic stop on Murray’s vehicle for an equipment violation and Murray gave consent to a search the vehicle.  Deputies found a used syringe on Murray and he was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center. In […]

First SRK fishing tourney set for May 10

Satilla fishing tourney offers more than $1,000 in cash to top anglers

Impact Youth Rally set for May 9

The BCHS Oasis and FCA teams will host the first ever Impact Youth Ralley on the BCHS football field on May 9. It is open to anyone for fun and fellowship of Jesus Christ and will feature many speakers, as well as a performance by the Whosoever Band.

Glynn BOE to vote on solar farm near Brantley

The Glynn County Commission Thursday signed off on an agreement that could bring a “golden” development opportunity to the area. The intergovernmental payment in lieu of tax agreement, approved by the commission, now needs the OK of the Glynn County Board of Education to bring a 3,660-acre solar farm to Thalmann, near the Brantley County […]

Victim identified in fatal pedestrian wreck in Jesup

A man is dead after being hit by a cement truck in downtown Jesup about 5:30 p.m. Thursday  at the intersection of Georgia 27 and North 3rd Street. Georgia State Patrol identified the victim as Brandon Hill, 27, of Jesup. Hill had been involved in an altercation with a group of individuals and had thrown a bottle at […]

Enterprise sets moving sale

The Brantley Enterprise will have a moving sale Saturday featuring lots of office furniture and equipment, including a desk, several assorted office chairs, a few computers, some printers, a conference table, a laser copy machine, a couple of cameras, a TV, some video cameras, and more. Doors open at the Enterprise office at 84 Satilla […]

What I learned about business as a south Georgia bottom fisher

By Cliff Oxford • When I tell people the first business lesson I ever learned was with Louisiana Pinks, they often think I was in the nail polish or lipstick businesses, or maybe rose bushes. Sorry, not at the age of 15 living in rural southern Georgia. I was in none of those businesses. I […]

Georgia governor signs bills limiting development on Jekyll Island to 1,675 acres

Gov. Nathan Deal signed two legislative bills Monday that ended decades of wrangling over development on the state-owned barrier island. House Bill 715 and Senate Bill 296 did the same thing, they capped development on the island at 1,675 acres superseding an old state law that limited development to 35 percent of the high ground […]