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Vidalia onion grower going to court over state-mandated shipping date

No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia’s premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste. But one of the state’s most prominent farmers is going to court to fight the new rules, claiming the […]

State extends tax-free holidays

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. “The sales tax holidays will allow Georgia’s families to save money on those necessary items for school and on appliances that will help conserve […]

Fugitive from Florida arrested here

Fugitive from Florida arrested here

Brantley deputies nabbed a fugitive from a Florida county last week.

Get ready for pollen explosion, Georgia experts say

Get ready for pollen explosion, Georgia experts say

Sunny spring days and rising temperatures come with a price – pollen. While weather experts might not have a clear idea on this season’s pollen counts, many should prepare for an onslaught of yellow powder that tends to blanket the region each year. And the levels Georgians will see this year depend on a battle […]

Illness causes 50 Effingham eighth-graders to miss schoo

An illness that causes vomiting and lasts from 24 to 48 hours caused 50 eighth graders to miss school yesterday at Ebenezer Middle School in Effingham County. Marsha Cornell, nursing coordinator for the school system, said today that it’s nothing unusual but that it is noticeable because it’s testing week and it’s toward the end […]

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges with innovation

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges with innovation

About 10 percent of the Augusta area’s manufacturing workforce is invested in making golf cars and other electric vehicles. Augusta is the corporate headquarters and primary manufacturing home for E-Z-GO and Club Car, the two leaders in golf car production. In the aftermath of the recession, both companies found ways to make money by making […]

Four years after buying Gilman property, St. Marys still looking for developer

Four years after buying Gilman property, St. Marys still looking for developer

Nearly four years after the city bought the Gilman Boathouse and its 2.8-acre lot on the downtown waterfront, city officials are still looking for someone to develop it. The property, now known as the Intracoastal Gateway Project, has sat empty since the city tore down the boathouse where the late Howard Gilman entertained guests. “It’s […]

Obamacare claims another victim

This week brought more revelations about the unfolding disaster that is Obamacare. First, we learned how weak the “enrollee” numbers the liberal media keep trumpeting really are. Then, after he allowed his chief Obamacare implementer Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to quit under fire, we finally saw how disappointed Obama himself must be with his healthcare takeover.

High-speed chase ends in crash in Darien

High-speed chase ends in crash in Darien

The Georgia State Patrol in Hinesville has confirmed that a high-speed chase ended Friday afternoon in Darien in a wreck at near mile marker 52 in Darien on Interstate 95. They said they believe three suspects from the car got out and ran into the woods. A search is underway for those suspects. It’s not yet […]

GSP investigates fatal crash on Hwy. 17 that killed teen

GSP investigates fatal crash on Hwy. 17 that killed teen

The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a wreck in Effingham County that left one teen dead and another hospitalized. Crews responded to the scene of a head-on crash on GA Hwy 17 at Roebling Road Thursday morning. Effingham County officials say initial reports suggest that 18-year-old Shelby Peacock, the driver of a Ford truck, […]

Charlton tax assessor’s office wants to ‘even the odds’ in court

When timber companies appeal their property tax assessments, they have high-powered attorneys to represent their interests in court. The Charlton County Tax Assessors board wants to level the playing field a little and hire special legal counsel of their own. Last week, Michael Crews, chairman of the tax assessors board, submitted a written request to […]

Trainwatchers flock to Folkston Saturday

Trainwatchers flock to Folkston Saturday

Around 1,000 trainwatchers flocked to Folkston over the weekend to take part in the annual Railwatch event held at the funnel and on the old depot grounds. The railfans enjoyed food, fun, fellowship and — of course — watching trains. But visitors weren’t the only ones come to town on Saturday. The Folkston Lions Club […]

Hutcherson arrested on marijuana charges

Hutcherson arrested on marijuana charges

Scotty Hutcherson, 23, was arrested Monday and charged with purchase, possession, manufacture marijuana.  Deputies responded to Rogers Lane in reference to an altercation.  While inside the residence with the victim deputies discovered a substance that was suspected to be marijuana.  Hutcherson was transported to the Brantley County Detention Center. In other activity: 04-07-2014 Deputies responded […]

Death of film worker in Wayne ‘senseless,’ father says

Less than two months after his daughter was killed on a film set in southeast Georgia, Richard Jones grapples with waves of unexpected grief, such as a day last week when a riverside walk at home in South Carolina took him past a railroad bridge. “The train came and I lost it,” Jones said, tearing […]

Reporters find more sewage spills in Valdosta

Wednesday afternoon, Times’ reporters went to a location off of Gil Harbin Industrial Boulevard searching for manholes in an area known for leaking. One manhole was repaired March 5, 2013, and another during the first week of April in 2014, and while the reporters were observing these manholes, they found another spill that the City […]

Steam problem triggers shutdown of Vogtle reactor

Plant Vogtle’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor shut down automatically Tuesday morning as a result of a loss of steam pressure, Southern Nuclear announced Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Southern Nuclear, the sister company of Georgia Power that operates Plant Vogtle, said there were no injuries or release of radioactive material. The plant’s Unit 1 was already […]

Governor Deal’s wounds are all self-inflicted

By Tom Crawford | Within minutes after a Fulton County jury returned a devastating verdict against the state ethics commission last week, Gov. Nathan Deal’s aides were already trying to put their own spin on the story. Deal wasn’t the one, they said, who had forced the ethics commission director out of her job while […]

Verdict against ethics panel is troubling signal

A Fulton County jury ruled Friday that Stacey Kalberman, former director of the state’s ethics commission, was subjected to retaliation for trying to investigate Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. She was awarded $700,000 plus attorney fees and back pay. Even the former chair of the ethics panel — formally, the Georgia Government Transparency and […]

Upcoming events

FRIDAY High School One-Act Play Festival, Friday-Saturday, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. Performances scheduled throughout the day with an awards ceremony Saturday. Free. (912) 927-5381. GnomeCon Convention, Friday-Sunday, Coastal Goergia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Includes a masquerade contest, comedian Phil Keeling, geek-centric activities, interactive panels, a dealer’s room […]

Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

Pinova asked Glynn County judge to get its name off permit for former Hercules chemical plant

A Glynn County judge will decide whether Pinova Inc.’s purchase of a portion of the Hercules Inc. chemical plant in 2007 came with the potential responsibility of cleaning up the former owner’s pollution. Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley heard arguments Tuesday from Pinova’s lawyer Charles A. Perry and from Senior Assistant Attorney General Timothy J. […]

Gangs have brought violence to Wayne County

Since December of last year, two people have been murdered. Four others were wounded in a Christmas Eve shooting that riddled a car with bullets in downtown Jesup. Last week another shootout occurred in broad daylight in a residential community. Even before these events, several other deaths were known to be connected to the same […]

Camden releases agenda for April 15 meeting

AGENDA  Camden County Board of Commissioners  Government Services Building, (Courthouse Square)  200 East 4thStreet, 2nd Floor, Room 252,  Commissioners’ Meeting Chambers  Woodbine, Georgia  Tuesday, April 15, 2014  Convene Regular Meeting at 6:00 PM  Opening Ceremonies    Invocation   Pledge   Roll Call  Agenda Amendments  Adoption of Agenda  Approval of Minutes    April 1, 2014 regular […]

Statewide classifieds

BUSINESS FOR SALE SUCCESSFUL CASH LAUNDROMAT – Positive Cashflow Business! Cleveland, Tennessee. Laundromat and commercial rental units combined. INTERESTED? Photos and more details at: www.clevelandlaundrybasket.com or call 423-595-4263. DRIVERS 25 New Driver Trainees Needed! Become a driver for TMC Transportation! Earn $750 per week! No CDL? No Problem! Local 15 day training! 1-877-648-2755. AVERITT APPROVED […]

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Vidalia: There’s trouble in the onion fields

Like the rush to be the first to get bottles of Beaujolais nouveau to Paris or an Alaska Copper River king salmon to Seattle, the pressure to sell the first Vidalia onions of spring is intense. The identity of this town rests on the squat, sweet onion. This time of year, just before the first […]

McCutcheon Supreme Court case a victory for free speech

In striking down the aggregate limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties challenged in McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court delivered a victory not only to political donors seeking to support more challenges to incumbents, but to everyone who is affected by American politics and law. The reason is a key and often forgotten point about the First Amendment: it protects speech, not speakers.

Whistleblower advocate for nation’s spies under attack?

The Pentagon’s inspector general is trying to suspend and possibly revoke the top secret access of the Defense Department’s former director of whistleblowing, triggering concerns in Congress that he’s being retaliated against for doing his job. If the recommendation is acted on, Daniel Meyer would no longer be able to work in his current job […]

State rail plan meetings set

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has initiated the development of its 2014 Statewide Rail Plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and provide comprehensive industry data. It will cover the time period from the present to year 2040 for integration with the Georgia Statewide Transportation Plan […]

Help wanted

Unison Behavioral Health seeks a full-time Behavioral Health Professional that will provide community support services in Brantley and Charlton counties.     $30,000/annually.  Excellent benefits available.  Applicant must have a Bachelors degree in one of the behavioral sciences or a related field and relevant experience.  All candidates are subject to drug screen, FBI criminal records […]

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

Dad charged with possession of firearm by felon after daughter accidentally shot to death

The father of a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot to death Friday has been charged in the illegal possession of the shotgun that killed her, the Ware County sheriff said Monday. Taylor Marie Jowers died at her home just after 1 p.m. Friday when she was struck in the chest by a blast from a shotgun […]

Volunteers, boats needed to remove damaging water hyacinth from Satilla River

The Satilla Riverkeeper is looking for volunteers and boats to help remove invasive water hyacinth from the river and its tributaries April 14 and 15. Native to South American, water hyacinth grows profusely in old rice canals, oxbow lakes, small tributaries, ponds and other places where the water moves slowly. It restricts light penetration, depletes […]

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

Easter weekend county park use permitted in spite of trouble

For over 40 years, the baseball game in The Sticks on Easter was a Charlton County tradition. That all changed in the early 2000s when local officials say the event got out of hand and a shooting occurred in what is now Chatman-Mobley Park. It’s been more than 10 years since the last Easter ballgame, […]

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island braces for unsanctioned ‘Orange Crush’ beach party

Tybee Island officials say they’re bringing in extra police officers from nearby communities for the expected spring gathering of young people known as “Orange Crush.” Authorities say they’ve learned from social media that Orange Crush will likely take place April 19, so the extra officers will be on the island during that day and into […]

Sheriff’s report

Sheriff’s report

04-03-2014 Deputies responded to Lynn Holly Lane in reference to a Structure Fire.  Complainant stated they heard a loud noise outside and when they went to look the trailer was on fire. A vehicle was also burned in the fire. Deputies responded to the 13000 block of Central Ave. in reference to a Theft by […]

High resolution images of coast available

The Coastal Resources Division(CRD) of the Georgia  Department Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with coastal counties and federal, state and local resource agencies recently acquired high resolution aerial images of coastal Georgia.  These images, commonly referred to as orthoimagery data, are highly accurate and are used in geographic information systems (GIS) by local, state, and […]

Yeomans graduates military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin E. Yeomans, the son of Tony and Suzanne Yeomans of Hoboken, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles […]

Gasoline prices up 7.7 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

WPS sets yard sale Saturday

Waynesville Primary School will hold a yard sale Saturday, April 12, from 7 am to1 pm at school  gymnasium.

9-11 girder given bicycle honor escort through Blackshear

A team of New York City firefighters cycled through Pierce County Monday, along with a piece of rubble from the fallen World Trade Center. The group was taking the relic to a new home at the National Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. Six firefighters on bicycles, along with two escort vehicles, were nearing the end of […]

11-year-old Jacksonville boy killed in Savannah

11-year-old Jacksonville boy killed in Savannah

Family and friends of Montrez Borroughs are still coming to terms with what happened. “It really hasn’t hit me yet, but it hits the family.  But it’s like it’s not real,” said Borroughs’ cousin, Denisha Coppock. Friday night, Savannah police say Borroughs, 11, was shot and killed by his 12-year-old nephew.  They say the boys […]

Man killed at Brunswick mobile home park Thursday

Man killed at Brunswick mobile home park Thursday

A man found armed with a shotgun was arrested and charged with murder Thursday night near a mobile home where officers found a man lying dead in the yard, police said. Glynn County police responding to a 9 p.m. call of a shooting found Antonio Miguel Capers lying in the front yard of a home […]

Waycross teen unloading shotgun accidentally shoots 10-year-old girl to death, sheriff says

A 10-year-old Waycross girl who died Friday from a shotgun blast was struck as a teenage relative was unloading the gun, Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said.The 10-year-old girl and a 15-year-old male relative were at a home in 4000 block of Jana Road north of Waycross when the fatal shooting occurred about 1:01 p.m., […]

Mail carrier pleads guilty to taking parcel containing veteran’s drugs

A Ludowici rural mail carrier pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of stealing a parcel that contained prescription drugs mailed to a veteran. Tasha Marie Keithley, 35, entered her plea before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood under an agreement in which the government agrees to dismiss three other identical charges of theft […]

Man wanted on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Brunswick

Man wanted on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Brunswick

A manhunt is underway for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend. Glynn County Police issued an alert for 37-year-old Jermaine Thomas. Investigators say Thomas shot and killed Casey Mitchell early Wednesday morning at a home on Blythe Island Drive. Police say Thomas may be armed with a 9 mm handgun and may be traveling […]

Authorities say Waycross man killed in South Carolina shootings

Bamberg County officials say a Georgia man died during a shoot-out in South Carolina last weekend.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported http://bit.ly/1gXCZsi that Coroner Billy Duncan said 20-year-old William Pearson of Waycross, Georgia, died in the shooting near Denmark on Saturday afternoon.Sheriff Ed Darnell said he has turned the case over to the State […]

Wayne tourism audit shows sloppy books but no smoking gun

The third of three audits of the Wayne County Board of Tourism has been completed after months of delay. Like the first two, the audit of the final year of the previous Tourism Board reveals no smoking gun. After coming under criticism by some of the Wayne County commissioners the Tourism Board was dissolved in […]

Puppy abandoned in Nahunta

Puppy abandoned in Nahunta

This little tyke apparently was abandoned in Nahunta and is in need of a temporary foster home. The Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition  will  pay for food and help to find a new home. Call 904-304-8311 or send email sosfordogs@gmail.com for more information.

Blackshear City Councilman Jeffrey Parr to resign

Blackshear City Councilman Jeffrey Parr has announced he will step down due to a scheduling hardship with his job. The District 5 councilman,  who works as a trainer and gym operator at Anytime Fitness, submitted a letter to the city this week. His resignation is effective April 1. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve our […]

Waynesville grave marking set for Saturday

What: Grave Marking Ceremony for Jacob HIGHSMITH When: March, 22, 2014 @ 3 PM Where: Highsmith Cemetery in Waynesville, GA Joint effort between Georgia Altamaha Chapter and Marshes of Glynn Chapter and Gainesville, FL Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution. Incidentally I was elected 2nd VP of My Chapter in February. The Veterans […]

Gas prices increase slightly

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch County

Team makes several drug arrests in Bulloch County

A Statesboro man was arrested on several drug charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team carried out a search warrant at an apartment on Lanier Drive. The investigation was prompted by sales of marijuana from that apartment. The operation aimed to stop drug buys from the apartment and to send a message those who […]

McIntosh middle school band director arrested

McIntosh middle school band director arrested

A middle school band director has been arrested on child molestation charges, and police are investigating whether there are more potential victims. James Ray Clark Jr. is being held at the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office on charges of aggravated child molestation and criminal attempt to commit statutory rape after two people claim he sexually assaulted […]

Coffee varsity, JV tennis teams go 20-0 In total sweep of Brantley

The Coffee High School varsity and junior varsity tennis teams were in action earlier this week against Brantley County, and the teams combined to go 20-0 for the total sweep. The Trojans moved to 6-0 this season with their 5-0 win over Brantley, and winners were: Ing Anusaksathien, 6-0, 6-0; Nick Duncan, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1; […]

Two men charged with murder in Jesup shooting

Two men have been arrested and charged in the Feb. 21 shooting death of 37-year-old Lori Michelle Holland. Wayne County Sheriff John Carter said that Rajiv Robert Laurent, 23, was arrested by U.S. marshals in Tampa, Fla., at the end of last week but has just been returned to Wayne County. He is said to […]

Brunswick teen seeks juvenile trial in baby killing

A teenager charged as an accomplice in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller wants his trial moved to juvenile court so he can avoid being prosecuted for murder — a legal move the slain baby’s mother said Tuesday she opposes. Dominique Lang, 16, faces life in prison if he is tried […]

Convicted Brunswick baby killer’s mom to be sentenced today

Convicted Brunswick baby killer’s mom to be sentenced today

The mother of DeMarquise Elkins will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon for her role in the killing of baby Antonio Santiago. Last August, a jury convicted Karimah Elkins of tampering with evidence but acquitted her on the charge of making a false statement. Authorities said the woman tried to hide the gun used to kill the 13-month-old […]

Brunswick man killed in target shooting accident

A Brunswick man was killed Monday as he and a friend were target shooting north of Brunswick, police said. Gary Drury ,65, of Brunswick told police he and his friend William Joseph Crooms went to 44 Camp Road to target practice, Glynn County Police Capt. Marissa Tindale said in a release. Drury said he began […]

Obituary: Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98

Obituary: Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98

Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins of Waycross, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South Carolina. Born September 6, 1915, in Waycross she graduated from Waycross High School . She was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. […]

NES students take honors at science fair

Several Nahunta Elementary School students took honors in the South Georgia State College regional science fair held in Douglas recently. Will Gibson, James Thomas, and Trace Martin won second place in the junior physical category Second Place for their project entitled “Up, Up, & Away.” Fellow student Kylie Sirmons also received an invitation to the […]

New security measures at federal courthouse in Brunswick will close street, shift post office parking

Parking at Brunswick’s main post office would be reconfigured under a General Services Administration plan to enhance security at the Frank M. Scarlett Federal Building, which also houses the federal court. A 360-foot section of Egmont Street on the east side of the building would be closed, an addition constructed for secure prisoner movement and […]

Porsche’s hybrid sports car arrives via Brunswick port

Porsche’s hybrid sports car arrives via Brunswick port

Porsche’s new hybrid sports cars are arriving aboard ships docking at the Port of Brunswick. The Georgia Ports Authority says the first shipment of the Porsche 918 Spyder arrived Tuesday. The German-manufactured cars, which retail at prices starting at $845,000, are headed to U.S. markets across the Southeast.The Spyder is billed as a plug-in hybrid […]

Without Port of Savannah cash, bipartisanship turns to bi-paranoia

For four years, Republicans and Democrats in Georgia have politely held hands when it came to courting Washington and its money to help pay for the deepening the Port of Savannah. Our efforts at kumbay’all were written up in international journals. Doctoral theses presented the Great Georgia Peace as an alternative to both Washington gridlock […]

Presidential snub: Fibber in chief

LAST SEPTEMBER, Vice President Joe Biden visited Savannah’s port and pledged that harbor deepening will occur “come hell or high water.” Someone on the White House staff forgot to inform Uncle Joe that President Obama doesn’t keep certain promises. In a stunning and disappointing development that reeks of partisan politics, Mr. Obama essentially stiffed Savannah […]

Sailor on cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 sailors were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick. Dr. Diane Weems, district health director of the Coastal Health District, says a sailor aboard the Mv Star Isfjord cargo ship had active pulmonary Tuberculosis, a contagious form of […]

Winners and losers in the ad valorem tax increase

One of the most confusing tax increases the Georgia General Assembly has foisted on the public is the TAVT, the Title Ad Valorem Tax. The annual birthday tax that rolls around for our vehicles is no more, replaced by the 2012 law that gathers all that tax money up front at a rate that started […]

Barton: Which is smarter, the school board or a box of rocks?

By Tom Barton Which is smarter — the Savannah-Chatham County school board or a box of rocks? Be careful before you answer. That’s because the school system is in the process of hiring a contract compliance officer, a full-time employee whose job is to make sure that some of the $350 million spent on school […]

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen, both agreed to resign Tuesday.   The Board of Commissioners announced the Allens’ resignations after a closed executive session with attorneys at the end of Tuesday’s meeting. Augusta attorney Jack Long arrived with a sheaf of settlement agreements already signed by […]

CDC warning: Students smoking unsafe e-cigarettes in school

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Channel 2 Action News experimental use of nicotine-fueled electronic cigarettes has doubled among middle and high school students. At the same time, some are smoking the devices in school hallways and classrooms “We do have reports, including from the Atlanta area, of kids in public high schools […]

State issues new immunization requirements for students

The Georgia Department of Public Health has revised school immunization requirements for rising seventh-graders, meaning that students in the Newton County School System must receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines before the next school year. In a letter to state Superintendent John Barge, Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald said that as of July […]

MOX facility at Savannah River Site placed on standby while alternatives assessed

MOX facility at Savannah River Site placed on standby while alternatives assessed

The National Nuclear Security Administration will begin shutting down Savannah River Site’s mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility while it assesses alternative ways to dispose of plutonium. The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has cost taxpayers $3.9 billion, according the National Nuclear Security Administration. It is about 60 percent complete. In recent years, the […]

Georgia’s senators lambast Obama for broken promise to fund Savannah harbor deepening

Georgia’s two U.S. senators Tuesday blasted the Obama administration for failing to recommend funding to start the long-sought $652 million deepening of Savannah’s busy shipping channel just six months after Vice President Joe Biden stood on the docks and promised the project would get done “come hell or high water.” jacksonville.com.

Sailor on Brunswick cargo ship diagnosed with tuberculosis

Health officials on Georgia’s coast say more than 20 sailors were quarantined amid fears of tuberculosis on a cargo ship arriving at the Port of Brunswick. Dr. Diane Weems, district health director of the Coastal Health District, says a sailor aboard the Mv Star Isfjord cargo ship had active pulmonary Tuberculosis, a contagious form of […]

Chris Buchanan’s resume

Former Brantley Enterprise editor Chris Buchanan is exploring new career opportunities. He’s especially interested in public relations, photography and reporting. His resume is here.

Mobley qualifies to seek post on board of commissioners

Mobley qualifies to seek post on board of commissioners

Jesse Mobley has qualified to run for Brantley County Commission Post #5 and his name will be on the Republican ballot for the May 20 primary election. “It is my hope that being elected to a seat on the commission will help further my efforts to improve our county and communities with projects such as […]

Solar farm may be coming to west Bibb County

The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority on Monday agreed to grant an option to buy property to an Atlanta-based company for a possible solar farm. A six-month option was granted to Maryst Land Holding LLC for 8 to 30 acres at 4280 Fulton Mill Road adjacent to the planned Bibb County animal shelter. The company is […]

Great white sharks tracked off coast of southeast Georgia

Two great white sharks surfaced in the waters off the coasts of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia on Sunday. According to great white shark research group Ocearch, Katharine – a 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark – and    Mary Lee – a 16-foot, 3,456-pound shark – were tracked in the Atlantic’s waters via “pings” set off by tracking […]

Execs get $10,000 pay hikes as lottery flounders

Georgia Lottery sales fell drastically along with the rest of the economy after 2008. HOPE scholarship funds had to be cut, and six years later Georgia officials are still trying to find ways to put money back into the education programs the lottery was created to fund. But if the economy has taken a bite […]

Kingsland man dies when his motorcycle hits truck

A Kingsland man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck the back of a pickup truck south of Woodbine, the Georgia State Patrol said. About 9:30 p.m., Mark Coulombe, 48, of Kingsland was riding his 2003 Harley-Davidson south on U.S. 17 behind a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck that Woodbine resident Allison Elise Waye, 25, was […]

CNN had plenty of reasons to fire Piers

Plenty of blame will rightly be heaped on Piers Morgan for the fiery failure of his prime-time show on CNN, now canceled. If you believe reports from insiders, the show’s karma likely ran over its dogma: Newsday reports that the British tabloid talker was a belligerent old soul, especially to the “little” people behind the […]

Commentary: Asset forfeiture Georgia’s dirty secret:

There’s no doubt that Georgia’s law enforcement officials dislike strings that restrict civil asset forfeiture, which is the power of law enforcement to seize and keep property suspected of being involved in criminal activity. They’ve told state legislators that, time and again. For the rest of Georgia, however, it’s a problem. Unlike with criminal asset […]

Movie crew didn’t have permission to film on Wayne tracks?

Movie crew didn’t have permission to film on Wayne tracks?

THE SENSELESS tragedy in rural southeast Georgia that killed a young movie crew worker and injured seven others last week sent a shock wave through the local film community and all the way to Hollywood. Federal and state authorities will eventually report all grim details of what exactly happened, who was responsible and how such […]

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

Logan Collier started smoking when he turned 18, a habit he picked up bumming Marlboro Reds and Camel Filters from friends in Augusta. He continued for about a year, but not long after his freshman year in college, he tried an electronic cigarette, or e-cig, in search of a less dirty way to satisfy his […]

Four commissioners absent from Augusta tax vote

Suppose you called a meeting to plot the course of Augusta’s future and only six of the 10 members of the governing board showed up? via 4 commissioners absent from tax vote

New car tax system still a concern for counties

One year after the abolition of the “birthday tax” — the annual ad valorem tax on cars — the switch to a one-time sales tax on vehicles has proved a bit of a windfall for some midstate counties and a bust for others. Houston County, its cities and the school system are the biggest losers, […]

Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will not include Brunswick

Peaches to the Beaches yard sale will not include Brunswick

Georgia’s longest yard sale will be about 40 miles shorter this year, at least officially.The Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale that stretched from northwest of Perry to Glynn County along U.S. 341 will end in Jesup when it opens for business March 14 and 15. jacksonville.com.

Dallemand left financial mess in Rochester

Romain Dallemand served as Rochester superintendent for three-and-half years before leaving in 2011 for Bibb County, Ga.There, a recent audit revealed that Dallemand repeatedly violated Bibb County School Board policy by ordering more than $26 million in technology equipment and services without approval from the school board, according to the Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Ga. […]

Canadian directors urge on-set safety after U.S. film worker’s death in Wayne

The tragic on-set train track death of Sarah Jones while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider has prompted the Directors Guild of Canada to call for restrictions on location shooting over reckless disregard for worker safety. The Hollywood Reporter.

Brunswick girl, 7, saves fellow student choking at lunch

Teachers and other pupils at Golden Isles Elementary School are calling Molli-Malone Wommack a hero. Molli was eating lunch Wednesday in the school cafeteria when she noticed a classmate clutching her throat and her face turning purple.While other children sitting at the table ran to get a teacher, the 7-year-old second-grader knew exactly what was […]

Woman hurt in harrowing Winokur Rock Road crash Friday

A Folkston woman was injured, but survived a harrowing crash Friday, after her vehicle overturned on a bridge guardrail.Sheryl Dianne Griffin, 67, was driving west on Winokur Rock Road around 1 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle rounding a curve, according to a Georgia State Patrol report. The 1999 Toyota Camry went off […]

Georgia lawmaker exploits loophole in anti-lobbying law

Last year, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston R wrote an ethics reform law he claimed would completely ban lobbyist gifts to state legislators. But a 2013 fundraising letter he authored took advantage of a loophole by asking for businesses and lobbyists to contribute to a “scholarship fund” to pay expenses for legislators to […]

Army study gives women taste of combat tasks

Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She stands on her tip-toes to wrestle open the 300-pound top hatch. “I have to step on the seat to get the missile into the launcher,” […]

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

No charges against police who shot Waycross man

A Georgia prosecutor says he won’t bring criminal charges against two Waycross police officers who shot and killed a man inside his home after his fiance called 911 seeking help. Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bradley Collins said in a statement Wednesday that officers were justified in killing 45-year-old Jack Lamar Roberson in October based […]

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

Fatality reported in Wednesday morning crash in Pierce

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash off Highway 203 around mid-morning Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said details about the wreck and the deceased were not immediately available with the investigation ongoing and notification of kin pending. Review of the scene appeared to show a car had been traveling northwest on the highway when […]

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

Film industry honors assistant killed on Wayne railroad

A memorial service for a West Columbia camera operator who was killed while filming a movie in south Georgia is scheduled for Wednesday. The memorial for 27-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Jones is planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ashland United Methodist Church in Columbia, followed by a celebration of her life at 5 p.m. at Saluda […]

Glynn commissioners won’t dissolve animal advisory board

During their regular meeting last Thursday night, the Glynn County Commission put to rest a rumor that they were going to “dissolve” their Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB). The source of the rumor was an email that was distributed among ASAB members that stated, “Tonight, we (Glynn County Animal Services Advisory Board members) were made […]

GOP candidates in Waycross share desire to impeach Obama

Holding in common basic values of freedom and a desire to impeach President Barack Obama, six Republicans who are vying to be the next First District Congressman participated in a spirited debate in the auditorium of South Georgia State College here Tuesday. Earl Martin, of Blackshear, Darwin Carter, of Alma, John McCallum, of St. Simons, Bob Johnson, […]

Film crew had safety discussion before Wayne train accident

A colleague of a camera operator who was fatally struck by a train last week says the film crew had a discussion about safety before the accident.

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

Jailed banker writes letter to embezzled investors

A South Georgia banker accused of embezzling millions from investors wrote a letter to his alleged victims from his jail cell. In the letter, Aubrey Lee Price pledged to help make restitution to his alleged victims but it could get him into more hot water. Two Atlanta area investors confirmed they received the letter from […]

Manufacturer with 350 jobs considers Effingham location

A manufacturing company that would create 350 jobs and invest more than $7 million in capital improvements is considering a site in Effingham County, according to the CEO of the Industrial Development Authority. John Henry said at a Feb. 20 IDA meeting that representatives of the company recently visited the Governor Treutlen site in the […]

Wayne woman shot and killed Friday night

A Jesup woman became the first homicide victim for Wayne County late Friday night. Lori Michelle Holland, 37, of 11 Angela Drive was shot while at her residence just before midnight Friday. According to an incident report from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the responding deputy found Holland lying on the ground near her vehicle. […]

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for Deal’s PR press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media with him to Augusta in a separate helicopter to survey ice damage, according to government documents obtained by The Augusta Chronicle. The Augusta Chronicle.

Taxpayers billed $12,000 for gov’s press flight to Augusta

Two weeks after he was widely criticized for failing to prepare Atlanta for snow, Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer money to fly members of the media with him to Augusta in a separate helicopter to survey ice damage, according to government documents obtained by The Augusta Chronicle. The Augusta Chronicle.

Folkston man sentenced to probation in fatal shooting of brother

A 19-year-old south Georgia man who fatally shot his 11-year-old brother has been sentenced to two years of probation. James Tyler Sweatt appeared in court on Monday and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Sweatt was 15-years old when he pulled the trigger of a shotgun he thought was unloaded at his family’s house in 2009. […]

GBI report clears Waycross police officers in shooting death

The two Waycross police officers who fired on and killed Jack Lamar Roberson Oct. 4 did so to protect themselves and other residents of the house where Roberson lived and will not be prosecuted, Ware County District Attorney Brad Collins said. Officer Casey Caswell and Lt. Scott Rowell were dispatched to a home on Reed […]

Senate passes Ligon’s Common Core withdrawal bill

The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 167 today by a vote of 34-16. Sponsored by Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick), this legislation provides an approach for withdrawing from the national education standards known as “Common Core” and specifies new protections for student privacy. “Passage of this bill today represents the hard work of many […]

Tip leads police to human remains beneath abandoned Savannah house in

Police in coastal Georgia say a Crimestoppers tip led authorities to a house where they discovered human remains. Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says police found human remains beneath an abandoned house in Savannah on Tuesday. Miller says the remains may have been beneath the house for years. Details on the person’s identity […]

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jax zoo announces giraffe birthday

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce the birth of its 35th Reticulated Giraffe. Born February 13 at 12:30 a.m., the male calf weighed 119 pounds and measured five feet four inches tall at birth. This was mother Zawadi’s eighth offspring and Duke’s, the calf’s father, 11th since he arrived at the Jacksonville Zoo […]

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Several injured in Valdosta accident

Multiple people were injured when a silver SUV and a gold minivan collided at the intersection of Ashley and Ann Street Tuesday morning. Jason Cooner works at Beds for Less Mattress Express on the corner of Ashley and Ann Street and saw the whole thing. “The silver [SUV] made a left turn, the gold van smashed into it,” he said. Cooner said […]

Savannah electronics recycling event set for Saturday

On Sat., March 1, residents can recycle their old TVs, computers and other electronics and help clean up a neighborhood during the kick off to the four-month-long Great Savannah Cleanup.  savannahnow.com.

Cyber growth at could offset Army cuts at Fort Gordon

The addition of nearly 4,000 cyber and intelligence jobs at Fort Gordon over the next five years should help insulate the post as the Army shrinks to its smallest size since before the buildup for World War II, one community leader said Monday. The latest Defense Department budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, released Monday, […]

Golden Isles yard sale set for March 15

March 15 is the date for the next Great Golden Isles Yard Sale! Bigger than ever, over 100 booths! It’s what you get when a yard sale collides head on with a festival! New & used household goods, baby items, furniture. Local entertainment, rides, inflatables and concession food available! TRACKLESS TRAIN TAKES YOU TO YOUR […]

‘Midnight Rider’ train death investigation ongoing

Thursday’s shocking train collision that left camera assistant Sarah Jones dead and several others injured on the set of Open Road’s Midnight Rider is still under investigation in Jesup. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s department, the collision site on the Doctortown train trestle is being treated as a crime scene and an autopsy on […]

Bacon commissioners puzzled by request for legislation

Local legislation has been introduced in Atlanta affecting the Bacon County commission and some of the commissioners say they know nothing about it. At a recent county work session, State Rep. Chuck Sims told the commissioners he needed clarification on the legislation he introduced this year which would effectively void previous legislation restricting the membership […]

Car buyers can opt into new ad valorem tax plan

The Georgia Department of Revenue reminds those who purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, they have the opportunity to opt in to the new Title Ad Valorem Tax. However this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014. The opt-in period provides an […]

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

A blue rubber glove and a blood stain on the yellowed grass of Tom Fountaine Field marked Sunday where the body of a 16-year-old was found after he was shot multiple times the previous night. Torn, yellow crime scene tape rippled in the breeze at each of the gated field entrances. The field is located […]

Analysis: GOP rushes to prevent freshman’s bills from becoming campaign fodder

A small-town newspaper’s story about a freshman legislator prompted the most unusual display of political damage control seen in two decades at the Georgia House of Representatives. A strident libertarian in office less than two weeks who has introduced a handful of nonconventional bills received a serial lecture Friday morning from a parade of Republican […]

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Concerned the city may be planning to limit their ability to enjoy riding their ATVs, a number of citizens showed up at the Homeland council meeting last week.The dozen or so residents, mostly from the east side of Homeland, questioned the council about their intentions, wanting to know if riding four-wheelers on private property would […]

Wayne woman found shot dead in driveway

A woman was found shot to death Saturday morning in Wayne County. WTOC has confirmed that a woman was found shot to death early Saturday morning in her own driveway off Doctortown Road, in Wayne County. WTOC is working to try and confirm the name. It is unsure if the shooting happened Friday night or early […]

St. Simons woman detailed murder-for-hire, police say

A St. Simons Island woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot told an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her brother in a way there could be an open-casket funeral, a Glynn County police captain testified Friday. Capt. Tommy Tindale said at a preliminary hearing in Glynn County Magistrate Court that Karen […]

Bacon losing up to $14,000 per month on trash collection service

Most of us pay our garbage bills every quarter, but did you know you’re also paying for some of your neighbors? At last week’s Bacon County commission work session, Commissioner Roy Newberry said the county is paying $80,000 to $160,000 more to Southland Waste than it is collecting each year. That money comes out of […]

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

St. Simons Island sex crime suspect arrested

Glynn County police have arrested a man who they say was waiting inside a woman’s home when she arrived home and attempted to sexually assault her. Police issued a warrant Saturday for the arrest of Dene Stephens, 29,  They said he fled the woman’s St. Simons Island house on foot. Police announced early Sunday morning […]

Operation ‘Clean Sweep’ nets several drug arrests

While most of Pierce County was sleeping in the wee hours of Saturday morning, nearly 40 law enforcement officers were not. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett, Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright, their officers, and a cadre of personnel swept across the county, starting at 4:37 a.m., to execute “Operation Spring Cleaning.” With a half-dozen “no knock” warrants […]

First flu death reported in Glynn County

The first flu-related death has been reported in Glynn County this year. The Georgia Department of Health said a man from Glynn County died from the flu, the third death in the Coastal Health District. The other two flu-related deaths occurred in Chatham County. There have been 50 flu-related deaths in Georgia this year. Flu […]

Local attorney arrested by Nahunta cop

Local attorney arrested by Nahunta cop

Nahunta attorney Earl Dan Smith was arrested Friday for obstructing a police officer making a traffic stop in his private parking lot but his release has been ordered by magistrate judge Jeff Thomas before he got to the jail, accruing to police reports. According to police reports, Nahunta City Police officer Kevin Yarbrough initiated a […]

Hortense man dies when car hits tree in west Glynn County

Jack Henry Hodge, 34, of Hortense was driving west on Georgia 32 about 10 p.m. when his 2003 Hyundai Tiburon veered off the opposite side of the roadway a mile east of the Brantley County line, traveled about 275 feet and struck a tree, the state patrol said. jacksonville.com.

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

Donated barge joins others in artificial reef

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a donated barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island. The 110-feet-long, 209 ton steel barge was donated by Myrick Marine Contracting Corporation of Savannah. Using funds provided by the Georgia […]

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

Coastal groups challenge Sea Island Spit development

The Altamaha Riverkeeper and the Center for a Sustainable Coast  filed a challenge today to the Glynn County Islands Planning Commission’s (IPC) procedurally flawed approval of zoning ordinance amendments that allow construction of a dangerous and ill-advised subdivision on the southern end of Sea Island, also known as the “Spit.”  The environmental protection groups are […]

St. Marys looking to replace city managerSteve Crowell

The city is beginning a search for a new city manager to replace Steven Crowell Jr. who leaves office Friday after nearly three years on the job. Crowell has accepted an offer to serve as city manager of Jefferson City, Mo., and will move there with his family in the coming weeks. jacksonville.com.

Savannah City Council settles police discrimination suit for $200,000

Savannah City Council settles police discrimination suit for $200,000

The Savannah City Council on Thursday agreed to a $200,000 settlement to resolve a discrimination lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Savannah-Chatham Police Capt. Charles Hall. Hall’s suit came after the April 2012 promotions of white officers Larry Branson and Richard Zapal to the rank of major. The suit contended that former Police Chief […]

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Team cuts lines from entangled right whale off Georgia coast

Wildlife experts cut away more than 280 feet of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, though some of the heavy rope had to be left tangled in the whale’s mouth, officials said Thursday…. jacksonville.com.

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Bacon discovers secret stash in jail cell ceilings

Some observant citizens helped Sheriff Richard Foskey put a stop to a flow of contraband coming into the Bacon County Jail. The lawman said jail officers confiscated a large stash of contraband last week after passersby reported seeing someone on the roof of the jail. A quick check of the roof revealed a hole, which […]

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

Camden woman charged with insurance fraud after car fire

A car fire led to a woman’s arrest in Camden County. Fire crews put out flames coming from a Honda inside the Ingleside Apartments in Kingsland. Police say Kimberly Pollock set the fire on purpose. She is now charged with arson and insurance fraud. ActionNewsJax.com.

Homerville restaurant makes list of 35 finalists in Flavor of Georgia

Judges have selected 35 products to compete in the final round of the 2014 University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 17-18 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. Richard’s of Homerville made whe cut with its Richard’s South Georgia Style Mustard BBQ Sauce. The Flavor of Georgia contest is a […]

More than $4 million in pot seized in Warner Robins bust

More than $4 million in pot seized in Warner Robins bust

Four people are in jail after authorities seized more than 386 marijuana plants valued at $3.86 million at Middle Georgia “grow houses.” An additional 86.5 pounds of marijuana packaged for resale and valued at $432,500 was also seized in the Feb. 11 bust announced Thursday by authorities. The drug bust may be one for the […]

White House silent on appointee Michael Boggs’s anti-gay record

White House silent on appointee Michael Boggs’s anti-gay record

Under questioning from The Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery, Earnest professed to have no knowledge of calls to remove Michael Boggs, whom President Obama tapped in December for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Washington Blade

Cold front coming this way

Cold front coming this way

A cold front will move across the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia late tonight and into southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River Valley of northeast Florida during the morning hours on Friday, then spread over the remainder of northeast Florida and the coastal waters during the afternoon into the evening hours. Potential Impacts: Very warm […]

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

Groups demand changes to Georgia’s civil forfeiture law

A coalition of groups from the Atlanta Tea Party to the ACLU is calling on state lawmakers to reform Georgia’s civil forfeiture law. Lee McGrath with the Institute for Justice says Georgia’s law allows police and prosecutors to seize and keep 100 percent of the property they seize, even if a person is found innocent […]

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

Southeast Georgia weather creates great fishing

This warming trend is just what those of us with cabin fever needed! Ponds and lakes are on fire right now, especially for crappie and bass. Last quarter moon is Feb. 22. To monitor all the Georgia river levels, visit the USGS website. Altamaha River – The flush of water from upcountry has arrived, and you […]

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

Confederate license plate brings skirmishes

The state of Georgia has released a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear on state-issued materials. The new specialty tag has stirred a clash between those who believe the battle flag honors Confederate heritage and those, particularly African-Americans, […]

Dunn guilty of attempted murder; hung jury on murder of Jordan Davis

Dunn guilty of attempted murder; hung jury on murder of Jordan Davis

A two-week trial of a Brevard County man ended Saturday night with a verdict that appeared to please no one. Jurors deadlocked on whether Michael David Dunn, 47, murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis or shot him in self-defense. Jurors did convict Dunn of the second-degree attempted murders of Tevin Thompson, Leland Brunson and Tommie Stornes, and […]

High expectations surround Jacket baseball

The Wayne County High diamond Jackets put their Region 3-AAAA title on the line when their season opens Wednesday at home against Brantley County High. via The Press-Sentinel

Brunswick shooting that prompted search, lockdown was self-inflicted

BRUNSWICK, GA. — A morning shooting at a motel that triggered a massive search and the lockdown of nearby businesses was accidental and self-inflicted, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. Acting on statements made by the victim and at least one other man, police searched for hours for a gunman who did not exist. […]

BREAKING: Earthquake strikes parts of Georgia; Carolinas

United States Geological Survey equipment in South Carolina has confirmed that the shakes felt in the last hour were an earthquake – or at least an event that caused significant seismic activity. The 4.4 quake which seismographs are showing was centered about 20 miles east of Augusta in Edgefield South Carolina has been felt as […]

Brantley County man killed when truck overturns on county road

NAHUNTA | A Waynesville man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck ran off a county road and overturned, the Georgia State Patrol said. jacksonville.com.

Patterson police led on foot chase after traffic stop

A traffic stop on Patterson’s west side Friday night resulted in a foot chase and a drug arrest. Everett Jernigan, 45, of Patterson, has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and felony obstruction of officers in connection with the case. According to Patterson Police Chief […]

Waycross city commissioners must stay 10 feet apart after one accuses the other of sexual battery

WAYCROSS — A magistrate ordered City Commissioners Normal Davis Sr. and Marian Solomon-Gaines to stay at least 10 feet away from each other at meetings and 50 feet from each other outside City Hall less than a week after Glynn County police charged Davis with sexual battery against Solomon-Gaines. jacksonville.com.

Brantley County man killed Thursday when truck overturns on county road

A Waynesville man was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck ran off a county road and overturned, the Georgia State Patrol said. Paul T. Henderson, 36, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado north on Airport Road east of Nahunta about 3:10 p.m. when he tried to negotiate a curve too fast, Cpl. A.H. Williford […]

Hercules warns Brunswick neighbors of groundwater contamination

BRUNSWICK, GA. | Hercules is contacting 13 property owners to advise them that organic compounds found in the shallow aquifer at its former manufacturing facility in Brunswick has or may migrated into the groundwater under neighboring properties, said Tim Hassett, remediation project manager for the company. jacksonville.com.

Jefferson High School wins AFJROTC MLK Invitational at BCHS

The Dragon Group took both the Armed and Unarmed Divisions leading to the Overall Championship.“We took 2 teams into each category of competition except in the Exhibition Categories and had “Top 5” finishes from them,” stated Major Bryan Watson. “All the teams were focused and made us proud of what they done.”In the Unarmed Division, […]

Lori update

Surgeon removed 18-pound mass from ovary. Indications are that it is not cancer. Everything else looked great.

Lori update

Lori is now in surgery. Updates to come.