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IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Marine Science Center

IKEA sponsors turtle at Tybee Island Marine Science Center Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday Zoo Atlanta’s pandas are not boys, but girls Genetic testing shows the three young pandas are actually girls. This isn’t the first case of mistaken gender for a panda born at Zoo Atlanta. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday/AP Annual bear hunt: Kills appear to be fewer […]

Wilcox County Schools: Staff wants to continue 4-day work week

According to a survey of teachers in the Wilcox County School System, 80% of the respondents said they prefer the four-day school week for the 2014-2015 year. Source: Cordele Dispatch   Dalton schools were already preparing when Newtown shootings took place Department spokesman Bruce Frazier said the police department’s policies and practices haven’t been significantly beefed […]

Officials say Sabal Trail gas pipeline is ‘quite a way off’

In Colquitt County about 90 percent of those whose land could lie in the path of the massive pipeline have either given permission or allowed workers onto their land without objection. For neighboring Mitchell County the figure is about 77 percent. Source: Moultrie Observer Winter crops in Thomas County area off to slow start Wheat is […]

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have a congressional hearing at the Charlie Norwood VA and hold accountable the personnel responsible for the clinic’s missteps. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Athens-area legislators hear from education advocates on Friday Three of the delegates, […]

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths

U.S. Sen. Isakson condemns VA center deaths Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have a congressional hearing at the Charlie Norwood VA and hold accountable the personnel responsible for the clinic’s missteps. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Athens-area legislators hear from education […]

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project

New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project The veterans group is making changes to its board of directors and executive leadership; W. Thomas Matthews, the former co-chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation, replaces former president Jim Hull, who will continue on the board as treasurer. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Atlanta Braves: Planned move highlights race, class […]

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

Waycross arson becomes murder of fireman

A City of Waycross Fire Department response turned into a Line of Duty Death Sunday, and that became a murder when the fire was ruled an arson which resulted in the death of Lt. David Jeff Little, 50. The fire Department responded to a structure fire around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday on the 1000 block of […]

Settlement in Douglas paving company lawsuits reaches $120,000

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reached a settlement in lawsuits filed by a south Georgia paving company. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday  that a $120,000 settlement was recently reached with Douglas Asphalt, which had claimed the department used faulty tests to discredit his work, cancel his paving contract and put the company out of […]

Land use committee recommends closing St. Marys Airport

The ongoing conflict between the U.S. Navy and the city of St Marys on the status  of the barely used St. Marys Airport may be drawing to a close.When the Camden County and Kings Bay Joint Land Use Study panel made its findings public Thursday night, it clearly called for shutting down the airport.The posters […]

Rockdale County Commissioners vote down extra holiday for employees

Rockdale County employees won’t have an additional holiday during Christmas week this year, following a vote by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. Source: Rockdale Citizen  Gwinnett County officials propose local-state partnership on juvenile detention facility Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Firing of Augusta City Manager may lead to firing of others Monday’s firing of City Administrator Fred […]

Wellness initiative in Savannah shows mixed results

The city of Savannah recently celebrated the efforts of more than 140 employees who participated in Healthy Savannah’s 10-week LEAN Challenge. Source: Savannah Morning News Athens medical professor learns power of an apology A 2010 study from researchers at the University of Michigan and Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed when doctors apologize for mistakes, it can […]

Bottlenose dolphin disease found in Georgia

A disease that has killed more than 800 bottlenose dolphins along mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. coasts since July 1 has been confirmed in Georgia.Source: Savannah Morning News

3D printers arrive at three Clarke County schools’ media centers

The 3D printer draws a string of polymer off a spool into a small chamber attached to a nozzle. The polymer is heated and melts, and the melted polymer squirts out of a tiny nozzle. As the polymer comes out, the nozzle moves quickly back and forth over a small, flat table, continuously depositing a […]

Georgia tax revenues up in November

 Net tax revenues were 3.6% higher in November compared with last November. Source: Albany Herald  Albany restaurant and bar owners say alcohol license fee increase is too steep Liquor-by-the-drink fees are set to go up by 64%. Source: Albany Herald  Camden County officials approve micro-distillery Business owner Ron Lewis said his Christmas Island Distillery will attract connoisseurs, […]

Another candidate announces

Ester Fleming, a life-long Covington resident and former Newton County Board of Commissioners member, is the second Republican candidate for the seat that Rep. Doug Holt will vacate. Source: Newton Citizen Gov. Deal speaks to Georgia farmers Gov. Nathan Deal praised farmers at the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation meeting Tuesday for producing products that help the […]

Opinion: New, pricey training facility unnecessary

How will Americans know if Congress and the administration of President Obama are sincere about reducing the nation’s soaring debt? By telling the U.S. State Department, in no uncertain terms, that it will not get $1 billion in tax-dollars for its own personal training facility. It can send its people to the Federal Law Enforcement […]

Casino boat investigation uncovers $1 million in illegal gambling

Casino boat investigation uncovers $1 million in illegal gambling

A joint-investigation of a Savannah River casino boat uncovered more than $1 million in illegal proceeds, authorities reported. The investigation, which involved federal and local law enforcement agencies, targeted gambling aboard the Diamond Casino Cruise. Three men were indicted by a federal grand jury and reportedly pleaded guilty to prohibition of illegal gambling businesses.   […]

Hoboken accident

Hoboken accident

An Appling County vehicle was involved in an accident with a log truck early today but no injures were reported. Details were not available.

Ronnie Milsap: A chance meeting led to music stardom

How a chance meeting with Charley Pride led to Ronnie Milsap’s star rising. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Douglas County still ranks 8th in the state for foreclosures Source: Douglas County Sentinel Moultrie civic leader Doris George, 84, dies Doris Strong George, former owner of Strong Funeral Home and first president of the Colquitt County Chapter of the NAACP, […]

Columbia County to seek hospital again

While the state’s Certificate of Need law has prevented the county from getting a hospital or even a free-standing Emergency Department in the past, County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said there are a couple of exceptions written into the law that might be exploited. Source: Augusta Chronicle Big debate over e-cigarette benefits, risks As e-cigs grow […]

New Sustainabililty Center in Columbus officially opens

The new recycling center opened Wednesday to a crowd of over 100; Columbus recycles only about 5 percent of its solid waste, Public Works Director Pat Biegler said. If that can be raised to 40 percent, that would expend the life of the Pine Grove Landfill from its current 28 years to 60 years. Source: Columbus […]

Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up

Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up The Savannah-Chatham Public Schools’ 2013 graduation rate is 69.8 percent and appears to be bouncing back from 2011 when the state started using the more precise cohort method for calculating graduation rates. Source: Savannah Morning News   • Graduation rate in Newton County drops The Newton County School System […]

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit to sell its fudge for the holidays

The Monastery’s gift shop in Conyers is the place to find four varieties of fudge. Source: Rockdale Citizen WOW! adding 120 jobs to Augusta call center The regional cable provider is hiring 120 employees in residential and business sales, customer service and support, dispatch and supervisory roles at the Wheeler Road center. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia Artisan […]

Latest enrollment figures for Obamacare in Georgia, Alabama

In Georgia, about 61,000 applications for insurance were received through the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30; 6,800 people enrolled in a plan; and 10,925 were deemed eligible for Medicaid. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer • Number of Georgia Affordable Care Act exchange enrollment is up Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle  Subpoenas issued related to Gov. Deal’s ethics […]

Savannah man convicted of child pornography

Steve Lavon Biggins, 33, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted Tuesday by a federal jury after a 2-day trial before U. S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield for Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, Production of Child Pornography, and Transportation of Child Pornography. United States Attorney Edward Tarver said, “This […]

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $400 million

Georgia Lottery officials say the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $400 million — which is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. Officials say one player who purchased a $1 ticket in Gainesville won $10,000. Two winning tickets sold in Norcross Dec. 10 were worth $5,000 each, and another two sold in […]

New system to be used to calculate teacher pay

Next year the new Teacher Keys evaluation system for public school teachers will base teacher pay on classroom observations and student outcomes on tests and other progress goals. But Savannah-Chatham Superintendent Thomas Lockamy warns of “troubled waters ahead” because of major flaws in the evaluation process. savannahnow.com.

AG opens probe into complaint of illegal closed sessions in Bacon

The Attorney General’s office has responded to a recent formal complaint of illegal closed-door meetings in Bacon County by opening an investigation. The complaint, filed Dec. 4, was prompted after the Bacon County Fire Board met in closed session to discuss fire department pay policies Nov. 27. via The Alma Times

Deadly Bacon jail escape plan foiled by staff

Bacon County Jail staff intercepted plans for what was intended to be a fatal attack and escape plan by inmates here last Friday, December 6. According to Bacon County Sheriff Richard Foskey, at least three inmates planned to harm jail and E-911 staff and “walk out the front door.” via The Alma Times

One dead, two injured in crash near Irwinville Tuesday

Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore says one person has been killed and two others injured in a crash on Hwy. 125 a little after 1 p.m. Tuesday about 3 miles north of Irwinville. Witnesses at the scene said a minivan driven by 53 year old Brent Jacobs crossed the center line of the highway and […]

Flu kills two in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced late Wednesday it has lab confirmation of two flu-related deaths in the state. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia this flu season. Both of the deceased were adults. While the flu level is still considered minimal in Georgia, DPH is reporting increases in flu activity statewide, […]

Parents of Valdosta teen found dead in mat want inquiry

Parents of Valdosta teen found dead in mat want inquiry

Lawyers for the parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat are calling on the governor to order a coroner’s inquest. The body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found Jan. 11, and sheriff’s investigators concluded that he died in a freak accident. Johnson’s parents insist someone must have […]

Police seek two in Richmond Hill death

The Richmond Hill Police Department has secured warrants for the arrest of two individuals resulting from their investigation of the discovery of the body of Evans Patrick Fruitticher in the parking lot of a local restaurant Dec. 4. savannahnow.com.

Pierce finally admits paying $100,000 to end lawsuit

Pierce County has agreed to pay former Emergency Medical Service Director Ken Justice $100,000 to settle his lawsuit. The settlement, dated Sept. 15, was finally released by the county last Friday. According to documents filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the parties involved filed a joint dismissal resolving […]

Superior Court: Allow Boatright to run for REMC board of Directors

A Tuesday, December 3, Superior State Court ruling demands Satilla Rural Electric Membership Cooperative issue a ballot for the Board of Directors to include Jerry E. Boatright as a candidate for Bacon County within 60 days. via The Alma Times

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’ – http://pulse.me/s/IHRh8

Village in a window becomes Folkston Christmas tradition

Village in a window becomes Folkston Christmas tradition

Roger Giddens’ zeal for collecting may have become a Christmas tradition for Folkston. The 75 ceramic buildings, 200 trees, 150 people and a train outgrew the former display area in the office of Giddens’ wife, Elaine, so they moved it last year to a bigger and more visible spot, the big window at Whistlin’ Dixie, […]

Man struck and killed while walking in highway near Waycross

A man was struck and killed Friday night as he was walking in a traffic lane of U.S. 82 near Waycross, the Georgia State Patrol said. Glenn Darrell Cooley, 46, of Waycross was walking in the inside eastbound lane of an unlit section of the five-lane highway about 6:16 p.m. when he was struck by […]

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Atlanta’s school system is investigating allegations that Grady High School’s football team recruited about 20 athletes who faked their home addresses so they could play at the Midtown scho  www.ajc.com.

Gasoline prices fall 1.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g yesterday.

Nurse speaks out about trying to save teen’s life

A 16-year old teen died on a Seattle-to-Atlanta flight this weekend; it was his first flight and it’s possible he had birth defects that impacted him. Source: WSB-TV/weekend Two Gainesville men embark on symbolic 3,000 mile indoor cycling “trip” to raise awareness for organ donation Kelly Parham, 54, of Gainesville and Peter Kite, 45, of Dawsonville […]

Mystery dust unsettles eastside Savannah residents

A gritty white dust has been falling for more than a year and its origin is a mystery. Source: Savannah Morning News/weekend  

Chamber CEO to address UNG’s College of Business graduates

  Cumming-Forsyth Chamber CEO to address UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business graduates James McCoy, president and CEO of the chamber, says of graduation, “It’s the most exciting time of anyone’s life. There’s an awful lot of opportunity out there for smart, thoughtful people. And now that the door is open to them, and they’ve […]

Sanderlin Green Houses in Appling County known for poinsettias

Nearly 5,000 poinsettias are grown in ten greenhouses at Sanderlin. Source: Columbia County News-Times Smoke shops fade as synthetic marijuana industry declines in Augusta area  Phone records show at least 20 percent of Augusta’s 25 head shops have closed in the last three years since the products were banned by federal law. Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend Atlanta Braves […]

C-SPAN series to feature Rosalynn Carter tonight

The episode will focus on Carter’s work as a campaigner, mental health advocate and political advisor. Source: Americus Times-Recorder City Ink: Augusta budget is like a sandwich The subject this week is ham. In an effort to get Au­gusta Commission members to agree on balancing next year’s general fund/law enforcement budget, City Admin­istrator Fred Russell said, […]

Drones provide unique view of Jekyll

While big-name businesses are bringing the discussion on drones to the forefront, Jekyll Island already has them beat.

Charlton realtor continues burn battle in Shands hospital

A popular realtor continues at Shands hospital in Gainesville nearly two months after a four-wheeler accident landed her in a bonfire. Pam Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and mother of three, has had her ups and downs since being admitted to the hospital on October 15. According to the latest postings on the Prayers for […]

Peanut crop may reach 4,000 pounds pedr acre

Georgia’s peanut crop this year may not compare to 2012, but it’s still proving to be a good year. Some 430,000 acres were grown at what University of Georgia experts predict to be close to 4,000 pounds per acre. “My guess is the price situation will be near the same next year as it was […]

Opinion: Ligon has right string but wrong yoyo?

“You’ve got the right string baby, but the wrong yo-yo.” The words to that old Carl Perkins song kept popping into my head as I read about efforts of state Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to ban the Common Core State Standards in Georgia. He introduced Senate Bill 167 in the last days of this year’s […]

Man shot to death at entrance to Brunswick waterfront park

A Glynn County man was shot to death just after midnight Friday at a waterfront park in the city, police said. jacksonville.com.

BOE chair: No one was ejected or denied opportunity to speak

Brantley County Board of Education chair Dot Hickox told the Enterprise today that no one was ejected from the work session Thursday but some were cautioned that if they continued to speak out of turn they would be asked to leave.

BOE ejects bus drivers from planning session Thursday

The Brantley County Board of Education called law enforcement officials Thursday to control and remove about 30 bus drivers who showed up at a planning session to get answers about the resignation of former transportation department director Wiley Crews, who claims  school officials asked him to reinstate a driver he terminated for violating state laws. […]

County nixes yard sale permits

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners voted down a request from one of the organizers of the Big Z Warehouse Sale to charge county residents $50 for a permit to set up yard sales at the Schlatterville Recreation Center site — a common practice on the day of the Big Z sale. The decision came […]

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

Vietnam soldier’s dog tags find their way home

It is always nice when our belongings find their way back to us, but it’s almost miraculous when something finds its way back after we’ve given up or forgotten about it. Fallon Weyant of Jesup recently got to play a crucial part in bringing back something sentimental to a family. In June 2012, Fallon was […]

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick’s next mayor

City Commissioner Cornell Harvey will be Brunswick’s next mayor. Harvey, the longtime North Ward commissioner, easily defeated political newcomer Starling Sutton in a runoff of the Nov. 5 election in which Harvey finished first in a slate of five candidates but without the necessary majority. With all precincts counted Tuesday night, Harvey had 830 votes, […]

Alma Times to file complaint with AG over illegal closed sessions

The Bacon County Fire Board held what Bacon County’s legal organ, The Alma Times, has protested as an illegal closed session last Wednesday, November 20, and Times Editor Carol Lee Youngblood says enough is enough when it comes to governments here violating the Sunshine Law. “The fire board held a called meeting last Wednesday, immediately […]

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

Ware County escapee apprehended in Alma

A Ware County inmate is back in jail this week after the Alma Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshall’s Office and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office in his capture at a 15th Street residence here.The Ware County Sheriff’s Department reports Esquadrick Lamon Williams, 31, of Waycross escaped from custody while awaiting court proceedings at the […]

Folkston woman dies in Monday night crash

A Folkston woman was killed Monday night when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 1 six miles north of the city, the Georgia State Patrol said. The 2004 SUV was traveling south on U.S. 1 at 9:10 p.m. when it ran off the roadway into the median and overturned ejecting the 21-year-old driver, the state patrol […]

Rain, near-record warmth in the forecast

Drizzle and fog made for a dismal morning commute Tuesday, and forecasters are predicting more rain, along with near-record warmth, later in the week.Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton put the chance of rain at 40 percent Tuesday and 20 percent Wednesday, with the risk of rain climbing to 60 percent Thursday and 70 percent Friday.Check […]

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52

Michael Leslie Roberson, 52, of Waynesville died Saturday evening at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation was to be held Monday evening  at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta. A funeral service will be held Tuesday  at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with the Revs. Monroe Gill and Tommy Gill […]

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84

Mary Hooper Mizell, 84, of Hortense passed away Saturday evening at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta following an extended illness.  Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Newnan now the ‘city of roundabouts’?

Three roundabouts are currently in the works and, once completed, will bring the total number of roundabouts on public roads in Newnan to five. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hundreds pay their respects for three boys killed in Effingham County wreck Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday City of Savannah plans Internet expansion Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday Richmond County Sheriff’s Office to […]

Athens volunteer has spent 50 years recording books for disabled

For five decades, Ellen Hanna has been recording books for Learning Ally, a group which provides such books for print-disabled students such as the visually impaired or those with reading disabilities. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday Athens healthcare offices to offer free HIV/AIDS testing this week World Aids Day is December 1, but offices will provide free HIV/AIDS […]

Creeks in Brunswick threatened by dangerous chemicals

The problem is in the groundwater beneath and adjacent to Pinova, a company that produces ingredients used in food products. The problem was already there, however, when Pinova bought the former Hercules specialty-resins facility from Ashland Inc. in 2010. Source: Georgia Times-Union  

Chattahoochee tech college environmental program makes a splash Director Bejie Herrin said the implementation of a new lab and equipment will allow students to become more successful in the associates degree program, which is the only one of its kind offered in northwest Georgia. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News  Judge W. Homer Drake Jr. named lifetime […]

A look at Bartow County’s economic development director

Eric Strickland is acting head of the Development Authority of Bartow County. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Plumbers see increase in business with Thanksgiving clogs Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Georgia’s watermelon crop suffered from disease caused by mold Phytophthora fruit rot was a big problem this year, as continuous rainfall in June and July made it a bigger […]

Sen. Mike Dugan pre-files ‘Merry Christmas’ bill

State Sen. Mike Dugan has introduced legislation that would allow anyone in the state to wish another “Merry Christmas” without fear of legal retribution. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian North Georgia becomes key battleground in Senate GOP primary The 9th Congressional District and the nearby 14th district are considered the heart of the GOP in Georgia and will […]

Fewer people died over holiday weekend

As of Sunday evening, the Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that 12 people had died statewide in wrecks — eight of those worked by the GSP. Statewide last year, 21 people died. Source: Gainesville Times Georgia MADD gets highway safety grant The $126,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is for prevention and […]

Dangerous chemicals from former Hercules plant threaten creeks in Brunswick

A city with more than its share of Superfund sites will likely see another big cleanup, albeit this one guided by the state. The problem this time is in the groundwater beneath and adjacent to Pinova, a company that produces ingredients used in food products. The problem was already there, however, when Pinova bought the […]

Tucker stuns Ware 29-0 in blowout

Ware County High School came into Saturday’s contest in Tucker ranked No. 16 in Georgia, but was stunned by Tucker High School 29-0. Tucker was ranked at No. 20 in the MaxPreps Freeman Rankings for Georgia coming into the week. After taking the lead on a rushing touchdown in the first quarter, the Tigers were […]

Okefenokee refuge holds tours of rebuilt boardwalk

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is offering weekend tours of its new Chesser Island boardwalk in December. The boardwalk, which stretches ¾ of a mile, just reopened in late November. It had to be rebuilt after being destroyed by the Honey Prairie Fire, a vast wildfire that burned more than 430 square miles of the […]

Decision on legal organ must be made this week

The county’s constitutional officers must meet and agree to place a legal advertisement in this week’s issue of the Brantley Express in order for the Enterprise to be named the legal organ for 2014. So far we have not been informed even that a meeting has been scheduled. The clerk of superior court and the […]

Family, friends remember victims killed by falling tree

Friends and family gathered this morning to set up a memorial for two girls killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on the car they were riding in. Friends and family of Kaleigh Miller and Ashley Akra describe the memorial as simple, but meaningful. They planted two wooden crosses, one with a picture of each […]

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Women killed in ‘freak accident’ were best friends

Family and friends of the two women killed Wednesday morning when a tree fell on their car say the victims lived their lives together and, tragically, died together. Kaleigh Miller and Ashley Akra were killed when a tree fell on the car they were riding in on Blythe Island Highway.  The Georgia State Patrol called […]

Former Pierce deputy pleads guilty to providing security for drug deals

A former Pierce County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing protection for what he thought was illegal methamphetamine deals. Randy Strickland, 55, told Senior U.S. District Judge William Moore that he believed he was providing security for drug deals. When Moore asked for more details, Strickland said he knew the confidential informant who claimed […]

Southern Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.0 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region increased to 9.0 percent in October, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6 percent in September.

Douglas resident seeks representative seat

Small business owner, civic leader and lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia, Dominic LaRiccia (R-Coffee County), announced today that he will be running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 169 seat.

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Dog owners worried about drug that’s making pets sick

Two months ago, Skip Knowles and his girlfriend Kathy lost their dog Bogie, days after he was diagnosed with diabetes. They contacted Action News after hearing reports that the medication Trifexis, which Bogie had been taking for five months, was being blamed by other pet owners for serious medical conditions in their pets. Recently, more […]

Latest plea for Pierce animal shelter names Spatola location

Could the old Spatola Shoe Factory building on U.S. Highway 84 in Blackshear be used as a possible joint Pierce County, Blackshear, Offerman and Patterson animal shelter? Resident Thomas Ammons made that suggestion during the county’s work session last week, but commissioners took no official action on the request. Commissioners have heard numerous pleas to […]

Camden County fugitive caught

Camden County fugitive caught

One of Camden County’s “Most Wanted” fugitives has been captured. Jarvis Alex Small, 27, was wanted for possession of cocaine, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving without a license, and failure to appear. ActionNewsJax.com.

Two women killed when tree falls onto car on Blythe Island

A pine tree fell onto a car on Blythe Island Wednesday morning, killing the two women who were riding in it, police said. The women, whose identities have not been released, were traveling north on Georgia 303 just before 11 a.m. when the dead pine fell from the edge of woods off the eastern shoulder […]

Charlton commissioners ponder extra funding for library

Concerned the public library’s current financial crisis could be an ongoing problem, the Charlton County Commission is having a hard time deciding what to do about the situation. “They’re asking us for an additional $18,000 in 2014,” said Commissioner John Meyer, who has been preparing a report on the library for the rest of the […]

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

Reward now $10,000 in slaying of Woodbine woman

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has doubled its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the Sept. 4 death of Emily Drury. Deputies who were asked to check on Drury’s welfare found her lying dead on the floor of her residence at 3668 McKinnon Road in the […]

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Farragut Fest beams down to Kingsland Dec. 7 with open house

Journey to the future Star Trek-style as Farragut Films hosts Farragut Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at its 10,000-sq.ft. film production studio at 516 W. William Ave. in Kingsland, the largest display of freestanding “Star Trek” sets in the U.S. The open house includes the detailed sets built by fans […]

Bacon head coach says goodbye after one season

Coaching sports at any level is hard and can be cruel because there are no guarantees for job security. Bacon County head coach Hildrick Garrison, who went 4-6 in his first year on the job, found that out. He was notified by the Bacon County Board of Education that his contract was not going to […]

Bacon sheriff: Inmate’s recent jail escape was ‘definitely preventable’

Sheriff Richard Foskey says he wants other officials here to take the escape of female inmate Krystal Crapps to heart. “I’ve been asking for a cover over the exercise yard for years to help prevent not only escapes, but also the introduction of contraband,” says Foskey, “and while there’s been a lot of talk by […]

Barbara Phillips, 77

NOV 25 2013 — Mrs. Barbara Ann Lewis Phillips, 77, of Waynesville went home to be with The Lord Friday at Hospice of The Golden Isles in Brunswick. Barbara was born to Ennis and Mildred Lewis at Lottsburg, Virginia. Visitation will be held  Monday evening at The Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta. Funeral services will […]

Harvey Johns, 72

NOV. 25, 2013 — Harvey Elmer Johns, 72, of Kingsland passed away Friday afternoon at his residence, following an extended illness. Born in Nahunta,  his parents were the late Perry Johns Sr. and Mattie Moore Johns. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, Horace, Jerry, and Earl Johns; and one sister, Remonia Johns. […]

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Obamacare cutbacks blamed for Charlton hospital closing?

Pam Renshaw had just crashed her four-wheeler into a bonfire in rural Folkston, Georgia, and her skin was getting seared in the flames. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, pulled her away and struggled to dial 911 before driving her to the nearest place he could think of for medical attention: an ambulance station more than 20 […]

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Former Pierce QB aims to lead UCF team

Tyler Harris wants to follow in Blake Bortles’ footsteps as the next great quarterback to come out of UCF.

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

Camden County looking for most wanted suspect

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a drug suspect. Jarvis Alex Small is 27 years old and wanted on failure to appear, possession of cocaine, fleeing and attempting to elude, and driving without a license. He is 145 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. His last […]

Sheriff confirms Waynesville death, but name, cause not released

UPDATE: Brantley County Sheriff Jack Whisenant has confirmed that a death occurred in Waynesville Saturday but has not confirmed the identity of the victim or the cause of death. The Enterprise is investigating unconfirmed reports based on radio traffic that a 16-year-old was shot and killed on Petty Avenue in the Waynesville area. A member of […]

Former Brunswick police officer indicted in hidden camera case

A former Brunswick city police officer was indicted Friday by a Glynn County grand jury on charges of using a hidden camera to spy on a minor girl in her bedroom. Kirk Murdock, according to the indictment, faces two counts, invasion of privacy and second degree cruelty to children.The indictment says Murdock placed a pinhole […]

Busload of soldiers to pass through Brantley Saturday

A bus carrying soldiers on their way home from Afghanistan — including one from Brantley — is expected to pass through Nahunta about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The soldiers will land at the Brunswick airport earlier and take the bus from there to Douglas. Brantley residents are asked to line U.S. Highway 82 to welcome them […]

Microsoft opens store at St. Johns Town Center

People were lined up for blocks this morning outside a Microsoft retail store that will open its doors for the first time today at the St. Johns Town Center. The grand opening ceremony was expected to  begin at 10:30 a.m. The first customers will receive prizes and free tickets to see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis […]

Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge cane-grinding set for Saturday

It will be sticky and sweet in the syrup shed on Chesser Island Saturday when the refuge holds its annual sugar cane boil. Visitors to the ONWR will be able to grind sugar cane using a traditional mule-operated grinder and watch as volunteers boil down a vat of sweet cane juice to produce old-fashioned cane […]

Cost of living is going up in Homeland

It’s a familiar lament — “prices go up every year” — and one that will hold true for homeowners in Homeland next year. At their regular meeting last week, the Homeland city council began discussing just how much the price of water and garbage service will go up. “Garbage is $75 a year now,” Mayor […]

VA officials admit hospital botched gastrointestinal program

Health care administrators at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital botched its gastrointestinal program so badly that it had to re-engineer its floor plan and bring in extra personnel and equipment to handle a consultation case­load that topped 5,100 unresolved diagnostic screenings last year. Source: Augusta Chronicle New website to […]

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A homeless man has been charged with stealing the alligator, which has been returned to the Flint RiverQuarium. Source: Albany Herald  

Protests over GRU dog experiments schedule for today

Two protests have been scheduled in response to a Humane Society investigation that found questionable practices in a Georgia Regents University dental implant experiment on dogs. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia Apply to College Month encourages high school students Organizers of the program expect more than 200 high schools have participated this year. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer UGA provost […]

Aldi submits plans for Rome grocery store

The documents indicate the new store will be located where the Village Theaters now sits. Source: Rome News-Tribune Manhattan developer wants to build skyscrapers in Atlanta Developers are pitching three towers for the property — one of which would soar to 56 stories. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle UPS to raise rates in 2014 Prices will go up […]

John McCallum joins race for 1st Congressional District seat

McCallum is a resident of St. Simons Island and former Newt Gingrich aide; he’s the sixth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jack Kingston’s House District seat. Source: Savannah Morning News Thousands arrive in Columbus for SOA Watch protest It’s the 23rd annual School of the Americas Watch protest against the Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation […]

Fatal tanker truck crash closes parts of Ga. 17 until Monday

The tanker carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline exploded in the accident and the ensuing fire has damaged parts of the highway. Source: Savannah Morning News JFK assassination: A look at Columbus Enquirer’s coverage from 50 years ago The Columbus Enquirer banner headline told the horrific story — “Assassin Is Charged In President’s Death.” Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer […]

Faye Richardson, 73

Nov. 21 — Faye Wyonell Marshall Richardson, 73, of Nahunta passed away Wednesdayat Altamaha Healthcare in Jesup following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Thomas Cemetery with the Rev. Hilton Morgan officiating. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service.

Holiday Happening is Thursday evening

he annual Okefenokee Chamber Holiday Happening will be held this Thursday, November 21, beginnging at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall at Folkston Baptist church. The event features gift displays by local merchants, holiday cooking and craft demonstrations,entertainment, and a Christmas buffet. For more information, call 496-2536. via Charlton County Herald

State unemployment down .2 percent in October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than 8.8 percent in October a year ago. Because of the federal government shutdown, no states […]

Wayne County teacher remembers UGA student from Hortense as involved

A community in Georgia is still reeling from the death of a University of Georgia student. Rebecca Greene was from Hortense in Brantley County, west of Brunswick. She went to Wayne County High School in Jesup, about 20 miles north of her hometown. Because of faculty turnover at Wayne County High, not many teachers remember […]

Brunswick businesswoman convicted in $4 million Medicaid fraud, identity theft scheme

Federal prosecutors say a coastal Georgia woman has been convicted in a $4 million Medicaid fraud and identity theft scheme. Authorities said Wednesday that 47-year-old Schella Logan Hope, of Brunswick, has been convicted of money laundering, aggravated identity theft and health care fraud. Prosecutors say Hope was a dietician who ran a coastal Georgia business […]

Ware man murdered in mobile home park

The Ware County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in finding out who shot to death a resident of mobile home park on Carswell Avenue late Monday. Billy Gene Wallace, 40, was shot after he told others in his home that he was stepping out for a moment, but they soon heard multiple gunshots and officials […]

Meth lab thought to be cause of mobile home fire

A call to a mobile home fire became a crime scene Monday, where lawmen suspect a methamphetamine lab exploded, seriously injuring a Blackshear man inside. Stephen P. Gill, 44, was transported by medical helicopter to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta for treatment of severe burns. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett said […]

Camden delays action on micro brewery request

WOODBINE —The Camden County Board of Commissioners this week delayed the approval of request by Ronald and Catherine Lewis to locate a micro brewery at 4457 Dover Bluff Road in the county until the Dec. 10 regular meeting pending a report from planning director John Peterson. The decision followed a public hearing in which one […]

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent named to state school board

Jesup insurance agent Mike Long has been named to the State Board of Education.Long learned Monday afternoon that he will be sworn in Dec. 2, kicking off four days of training. His first Board meeting will be Dec. 4.“I hope to be the spokesperson of the majority of the people in our area on educational […]

Three suspects arrested in Brunswick robbery

Three men have been charged in the November 5 armed robbery at Dona Vita Store located in the 1900 block of Norwich Street. The three suspects entered the store with handguns at about 7 p.m. and allegedly took an uncertain amount of cash. No one was reported injured in the incident. The Brunswick Police Department […]

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

DNR drops barge load of chicken cages to artificial reef

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC – located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island. DNR staff coordinated the sinking of a 254-ft hopper barge loaded with 330 metal chicken transport cages at the popular reef site. The Coastal […]

Charles Johnson, 82

Nov. 18 — Riverside Community- Charles Ashley Johnson, 82, of the Riverside Community passed away Sunday  his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.,at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Wainright and […]

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

Suspect in theft of Folkston car arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop and chase Monday morning leads to the arrest of a 42-year-old man. At about 8:15 a.m., deputies with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office spotted a possible stolen 2001 Dodge van from Folkston near the Pine Terrace Apartments in Callahan. The deputies noticed the van had a Florida tag that was reported stolen […]

Brunswick Police Department arrest suspect in attempted rape case

A 33-year-old man is arrested in connection with a November 6 assault and attempted rape at Howard Coffin Park, authorities say. Police say Detective Carla Futch with the Brunswick Police Department arrested Gabriel Cash on Monday at 12:55 p.m. on aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit rape charges. According to police, the victim of the attack […]

Touch DNA from pistol grip used to convict Waycross man of murder

A Ware County, Ga., jury convicted a Waycross man Friday of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a drug dealer in what investigators believe began as robbery, the Ware County District Attorney’s Office said. The jury deliberated about 1 1/2 hours before finding Steven “Little Steve” Jamel Jones, 22, guilty of two […]

Alma City Council says no to fire department takeover

Members of the Alma City Council rejected the Bacon County Board of Commissioners’ recent decision to forfeit their stake in the Alma/Bacon County Fire Department. “I think we should leave it like it is but with some changes as to how time is kept,” said Councilman Glover Scott when the council met in regular session […]

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

FBI nabs three on firearms charges in Alma

ALMA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested three suspects at a local motel Sunday, November 3, on federal firearms charges. In federal custody are 55-year-old James Joseph Seyfried and 56-year-old Finlandia Pineda, both of Florida, and Elaine Brantley Taylor, 61, of Alma. via The Alma Times

Crisp Regional Hospital gets ‘top performer’ status

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognized Crisp Regional. Source: Cordele Dispatch Technology advances could lead to improved patient care Through technology and other changes “we’re going to have better health care and lower costs,” Dennis White, president and CEO of Alliant Health Solutions, told an audience at the Health […]

Two giant pandas’ shipment to China delayed

The zoo says both pandas are healthy, but delaying their departure will allow them to develop sufficient reserves for their long journey and transition period in their new home. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday St. Marys officials meet with experts to discuss possible rising sea waters The research, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will help […]

President of West Georgia Technical College to leave

Dr. Skip Sullivan will leave West Georgia Technical College to become president at Alfred State College in New York. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian GRU president clarifies statement on population decline in Augusta President Ricardo Azziz said he was referring to the decline in population of young people in Augusta and not total residents when he made a […]

Briggs Equipment to bring 100 jobs to Fulton County

Briggs Equipment is opening its new 120,000 sq.ft. operations center today. Source: Clayton News Daily Regency Mall in Augusta up for lease again The owners of the defunct Regency Mall are once again trying to resurrect business activity in the vacant site. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday Traveling artists transform Augusta’s James Brown Arena parking lot into campsite The […]

National Infantry Foundation ranks #1 in donations

The National Infantry Foundation raised $51,507 during the 24-hour “flash mob” of giving. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday • Georgia Gives: Our area both gives, receives “Georgia charitable and nonprofit organizations statewide were hoping for an even more lucrative Georgia Gives Day than last year’s inaugural event. Organizers had set a goal of $1 million, which they had surpassed […]

Hospital closings devastate rural counties in Georgia

What happens when a rural community loses a hospital? Jobs disappear. Hopes for economic development fade. Residents look for a new route to the nearest hospital. Georgia has seen three rural hospitals close this year: Charlton Memorial Hospital in Folkston; Stewart-Webster Hospital in Richland; and Calhoun Memorial in Arlington. A fourth, Flint River Hospital in […]

Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Glynn County

A Griffin bicyclist was killed while riding in an annual fundraising ride through four counties bordering the Altamaha River, the Georgia State Patrol said. Walter Berg, 47, was riding north on U.S. 341 at the Glynn-Wayne county line at 10:50 a.m. Saturday when he was struck from behind by a northbound van, Senior Trooper Robbie […]

Camden deputy sheriff dressed as black jail inmate

A Camden County deputy sheriff has been suspended without pay after photos surfaced of him dressed in blackface as a jail inmate for a Halloween party. WSAV-TV (http://bit.ly/1a2OVDP) reported Wednesday that Sheriff Jim Proctor suspended Deputy Sheriff Chad Palmer and said while Palmer’s costume was “extremely insensitive,” he doesn’t believe that Palmer is racist. Proctor […]

Rayonier asking Wayne for $1.5 million in tax refunds

Rayonier Forest Resources still wants $1.5 million in past property-tax payments refunded. And the Wayne County Board of Tax Assessors still wants Rayonier to wait for a revaluation of its timberland to be completed. Todd Carter, representing the Board of Assessors in Wayne Superior Court Tuesday morning, said that the revaluation is on track to […]

Man charged in Pierce County church cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has charged 23-year-old Justin Clay Walker of a Blue Lake Circle address in the crime. The incident was discovered and reported to lawmen before 8 a.m. Wednesday […]

School transportation director resigns following board decision

School transportation director resigns following board decision

Brantley County School System transportation director Wiley Crews announced his resignation at the end of the regular Monday meeting of the board of education, after the board failed to take recommended action against an bus driver — a decision he says undermined his authority. Crews handed the letter of resignation to the board just before […]

Camden eyes craft beer permit request

WOODBINE — The Camden County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to locate a micro or craft beer distillery at its regular meeting Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Ronald and Catherine Lewis have have requested special-use approval for the distillery at 4457 Dover Bluff Road. The board also will hear the send reading of […]

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

Update: Charlton coach and teacher resigns after misconduct allegations

A Bethune Middle School teacher and Charlton County High School  assistant football coach resigned last week after being suspended from his job for “inappropriate conduct.” Jimmy Harris was suspended by the Charlton County Board of Education on Tuesday after rumors began circulating he had been taking inappropriate photographs of female students at the schools. Superintendent […]

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Pierce lawmen investigating mass cemetery vandalism

Members of St. Johns United Methodist Church discovered approximately two dozen grave sites and their church social hall and classrooms vandalized early Wednesday. Sheriff Ramsey Bennett tells The Times investigators have arrested a suspect. A name was not immediately available at the time of this report. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office investigators cordoned off the area […]

Former Waycrossan Hayne ‘Mac’ McCondichie dies at 84 |

Hayne “Mac” McCondichie, 84, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died recently after a brief illness. Hayne was born in Waycross, Ga., on February 19, 1929. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and in 1953 with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. On […]

Jesup man killed, passenger injured in pickup crash, GSP says

An Odum man killed in a Sunday night crash and his passenger who was injured were not wearing seat belts, the Georgia state patrol said. J. Steve Beverly, 50, was driving east on K-ville Road west of Jesup when his Chevrolet S10 pickup truck left the roadway in a curve, crossed into the opposite lane, […]

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

Body of Columbia runner who died in Savannah returns to SC

The body of a 35-year-old Columbia man who died near the finish of Saturday’s Savannah marathon road race was released Sunday evening and was to be transported to South Carolina, Richland County coroner Gary Watts said Sunday. “Pressure” from South Carolinians got Georgia authorities to move up the date they had originally planned for an […]

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday statewide day to donate to nonprofits

Wednesday is Georgia Gives Day, a statewide day to support nonprofits. The goal of the day, the second annual, is to raise as much money as possible for Georgia organizations in 24 hours. Everyone is encouraged to go to the Georgia Gives Day website, gagivesday.org, and ‘click if you care.’ You can donate to nearly […]

Woman pays high price for hospital shutdown

.At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four wheeler and landed in a bonfire. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, found her and, in his words, “put her out.” Chavis says he cannot remember with […]

Charlton voters approve SPLOST, Gowan wins

Unofficial election results for the countywide SPLOST referendum show 80% of the voters were in favor of the penny sales tax. The measure passed 893 yes, 231 no. In Folkston, Lee Gowen won 62% of the vote, defeating incumbent Melad Smith 332 to 201. Read more about the election in next week’s Herald. via Charlton […]

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

E-SPLOST approved decisively in Wayne

Local voters approved the renewal of Wayne County’s E-SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax for education) by a margin of 2,501 (69 percent) to 1,122 (31 percent) in a countywide referendum Tuesday. The turnout of the county’s 13,294 registered voters—the number on election day, according to the official election results—was 27.3 percent (16.4 percent […]

Pierce voters approve SPLOST; Larson, Johnson win in Blackshear; Denison, Leggett and Smith win in Patterson

Only about one in five registered Pierce County voters went to the polls Tuesday, but those who did overwelming voted – by a 4-to-1 margin – to approve a 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to begin early next year. In other contested results, Dick Larson was elected Blackshear’s new mayor. He took […]

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

No pay today: Clinic workers hit by Charlton hospital shutdown

Employees at the Family Practice Clinic are the latest to feel the impact of Charlton Memorial Hospital’s ongoing financial woes. Hospital CEO H.D. Cannington confirmed Friday evening that clinic staff did not receive paychecks that day. “Yes, we were not able to meet payroll today,” he told the Herald. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to pay […]

Unpaid clinic workers: ‘We love our jobs, but can’t afford to work without pay’

Employees at the hospital’s Family Practice Clinic found out last week withdrawals from their paychecks for health insurance have not been paid to Blue Cross/Blue Shield. A little more than a month after it came out that Charlton Memorial Hospital had been withholding federal payroll taxes from their employees’ checks but not paying the IRS […]

Charlton County burn victim paid painful price for hospital closing

At the end of August, Charlton County closed its debt-ridden hospital. Pam Renshaw has paid a painful price for the closing. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Renshaw rolled her four wheeler and landed in a bonfire. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, found her and, in his words, “put her out.” Chavis says he cannot remember with […]

Gloves are off in Bacon fire department/EMS negotiations

City and county officials fail to agree on which government will take over daily operations of Fire/EMS  — and under what terms — after tensions flare at joint Tuesday meeting The Bacon County Board of Commissioners held a called meeting just an hour prior to the called joint city/county meeting last Tuesday, October  29, and […]

Search on for suspects in Bacon shooting of Waycross man

A Waycross man is expected to recover after becoming the victim of a shooting in Southwest Bacon County last Saturday, November 2. Emergency responders were called to the scene on Chestnut Road around 4:30 p.m. and discovered 43-year-old Jake Anthony Lankford of Waycross shot twice by an unknown caliber handgun. via The Alma Times

Brunswick man one of eight indicted on child pornography charges in New Orleans

A Brunswick man was one of eight men were indicted Friday on charges involving the sexual exploitation and victimization of children, the New Orleans U.S. attorneys office announced. Those indicted were Daniel Nolan Devor, 39, of Brunswick; John C. Foster, 44, of Tipp City, Ohio; Aung Gaw, 25, of Fremont, California; Sean Jabbar, 32, of […]

Driver critical after train versus vehicle accident

A Waycross woman is in critical condition after an accident involving a train off of Knight Avenue in Waycross, Thursday night. According to a report filed by Trooper First Class Greg Stone, Lindsay Annett Joyce, 34, was traveling northbound on division road – a small connector road between Knight Avenue and Hwy. 82 – in […]

CCHS teacher suspended

Charlton County Superintendent of Schools John Lairsey confirmed today that CCHS teacher and coach Jimmy Harris has been suspended for “inappropriate conduct pending further investigation”. “There are a lot of rumors going around,” Dr. Lairsey told the Herald. “The rumors about Harris taking pictures of students have nothing to do with what we are investigating. […]