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Satilla’s redbreast back in a big way after flathead eradication

“Rooster” redbreast are back in the Satilla River in number and size. Locals describe them as being “as big as a dinner plate” and they’ve been in short supply for a few years as an invasive and voracious catfish took a literal bite out of the population of the sunfish. But a state Department of […]

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

Augusta’s 214-year-old Goodale House facing demolition

After a 214-year run as one of Georgia’s oldest surviving homes, Augusta’s Goodale House soon might be headed for the brickyard. Built in 1799 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the Federal-style building was deemed a “nuisance property” in Richmond County Magistrate Court this week and its owner, Wes Sims, […]

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Wal-Mart announces plans for Hazlehurst shoe plant

Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs in the state. The retailer on Thursday announced plans for the facility in Hazelhurst, a Jeff Davis County town about 100 miles west of Savannah. […]

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

Thousands of UGA students, fans on St. Simons for party

More than 1,000 University of Georgia students and fans hit the island’s beach Friday for the annual beach party before Saturday’s game in Jacksonville. And that was before the party, which continues all day, really got started. With that huge number already on the beach, the revelers kept streaming along the sand from the north […]

Charles Edward Hall, Sr., 55

October 28 –– Charles Edward “Ed” Hall, Sr., 55, of Thalmann, Ga. passed away Monday afternoon at his sister’s residence in Sardis following an extended illness. Visitation was held Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home. A Funeral Service was held Thursday afternoon Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. at Frye […]

Southeast forest preservation projects announced

A five year effort is being launched to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast. Source: South River Trail to connect monastery with Panola Mountain  Source: Rockdale Citizen Columbus’ new recycling center almost ready to open The $8.5 million facility will allow the city to handle many times the 2,800 tons of recyclables it currently […]

Student newspapers work to make ends meet

The University of Georgia’s Red and Black and the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily have recently cut back the number of days they publish print editions. Source: New York Times Hall County Schools considers adding Gaggle to keep tabs on electronic discussions The proposed program, Gaggle, would monitor, filter and archive those interactions, arguably offering more […]

Georgia pecan industry reeling from drop in production

Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to pecan scab disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year. Source: Albany Herald  Developer pulls out of downtown Canton building deal Westbridge Partners, based in Atlanta, and Cherokee County have agreed to cancel the $1.8 million transaction because of delays […]

Sen. Isakson teams up with Sen. Manchin on legislation to delay health care penalties

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, has teamed with Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, to draft legislation delaying until 2015 the imposition of penalties on those who fail to buy health insurance. Source: New York Times Today is the last day to vote early in Brunswick Source: Brunswick News • Today is last day for […]

Local charities prepare for cut to food stamp benefits

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires. Source: Fayette County passes resolution to ask Facebook to reverse teen user policy Facebook recently announced changes that would allow teens 13 to 17 to post […]

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Guy Heinze Jr. was sentenced Thursday to serve eight life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the brutal beating deaths of his father and seven others in 2009. Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett structured the sentences so that some of them will be served consecutively to others, meaning that should one or […]

Congress passing laws without thinking

If Congress and the federal bureaucracy in Washington really want to make a positive difference in the lives of Americans including the president, then they should carefully think through something before seeking to make it policy or the law of the land. This is always a prudent first step and one taken by most successful businesses, individuals and families.

Guy Heinze Jr. to be sentenced Thursday in murder of father, 7 others

After two excruciating weeks, a Glynn County jury found Heinze guilty Friday of eight counts of murder, attempted murder and two drug violations. After death was removed as an option, life is automatic. All the lawyers have left to argue before Judge Stephen Scarlett is whether it should be with or without parole. When the […]

Airport loses grant money for power line relocation

Airport projects will be set back nearly two years after an announcement at Tuesday’s airport authority meeting that the grant funding for a $600,000 power line relocation is now gone. Chairman Josh Cothren told the authority that the project had set in limbo for nearly a year – even before the current authority members took […]

School bullies rip scalp of 8-year-old Carroll County girl

The family of an 8-year-old Carroll County girl said she was bullied so severely she had to be taken to the emergency room. Dorris Bearden said her granddaughter’s hair was pulled so hard that her scalp ripped. “They kept pulling it and pulling it, especially on the playground,” said third-grader Aolani Dunbar. “Everybody got a […]

More cases to be connected to suspects in last week’s Bacon drug arrests

ALMA  — The Bacon County Sheriff’s Department is expected to connect at least two past drug investigations to  suspects arrested in the latest marijuana growth investigation last week. Investigators seized at least 75 plants, including some that were part of an indoor growing operation after three related search warrants were served on Radio Station Road, […]

Bacon Fire department’s future could be decided in Tuesday meeting

The decision as to which local government entity will take sole responsibility of the Alma/Bacon County Fire and EMS Departments could be final by the end of the week. Members of the Alma/Bacon County Fire Board met in a called session last Thursday, October 24, and announced the fire board will be abolished after city […]

Most in Wayne have no idea what ACA means if it does work

What do you do to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act ACA? How can you find out?Thousands of uninsured residents of Wayne County simply have no answer. The size and scope of the new health system can be intimidating, and as many businesses and individuals have found, up until now there has been […]

Blackshear man charged with soliciting, receiving child pornography

A 19-year-old Pierce County man remains jailed awaiting trial on charges that he solicited child pornography then received images from a man who was molesting a 7-year-old boy, court records show. A federal grand jury sitting in Savannah indicted Devin Spencer Williams Oct. 8. That was shortly after Peter J. Amodeo, a special agent with […]

Woman with Brantley arrest warrant nabbed in Pierce

A woman with an outstanding arrest warrant in Brantley County has been charged with possession of cocaine and a schedule II controlled substance (methadone) as well as prescription drugs not in their original container by Pierce County officials. Casey Renee Butts, 30, was arrested after she was seen slumped over in a truck parked in […]

Retired chief deputy dies in fire

Retired chief deputy dies in fire

The Thomas County Sheriff R. Carlton Powell stood silent as he looked over the red house that belonged to his long time friend Walter Hadley. Hadley was a retired Chief Deputy for the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office when he died at the age of 85 from a house fire. He started working for the Thomas […]

Dot Ham

Dot Ham died around midnight Friday. Tentative plans released by the family are to meet at the residence Saturday afternoon and go to Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. for visitation and funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at Nahunta First Baptist Church with burial to follow at New Hope […]

Parents of Valdosta teen demand coroner’s inquest into death

Parents of Valdosta teen demand coroner’s inquest into death

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Valdosta teen found dead inside a rolled-up mat in his high school’s gym, have petitioned a judge to order a coroner’s inquest into the cause of death. “There are so many questionable circumstances in this case that beg to be examined,” Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Kenneth and Jacquelyn […]

Waycross woman dies in crash with farm tractor

A Waycross woman died Thursday night when her vehicle crashed into a farm tractor south of Alma, the Georgia State Patrol said. Merita Lanelle Hinnant, 48, was traveling south on U.S. 1 at 9:40 p.m. when her vehicle struck the left rear of a tractor from behind and overturned just south of Sweetgum Road, the […]

Wayne hospital has no idea how to operate with Obamacare changes

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and its implementation in Wayne County. The first installment deals with the effect on Wayne Memorial Hospital. Next week’s installment will discuss the plans available and the cost for those choosing to enroll.) ••• A funny […]

US House bill has key Savannah Harbor provision

US House bill has key Savannah Harbor provision

A bill that’s passed the U.S. Houseincludes a key provision for deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. The House voted a near-unanimous 417-3 Wednesday to approve $8.2 billion worth of plans for dams, harbors, river navigation and other water projects nationwide. The bill would clear a final bureaucratic hurdle to the long-sought […]

Navy: New submarine program still top priority

Navy officials call the replacement of Ohio-class submarines home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and at the Pacific base in Bangor, Washington, the services “top priority program.” And if it means scrapping air and land nuclear weapon delivery systems to replace the fleet, then so be it, according to a study by the Cato […]

Live Blog: Guy Heinze Jr. guilty on all counts

2:50 p.m. A Glynn County jury has found Guy Heinze Jr. guilty of eight counts of malice murder, one count of aggravated assault and two drug charges in the Aug. 29, 2009, beating deaths of his father and seven others. The jury, with an alternate replacing a member removed early Friday, deliberated four hours before […]

Juror excused in Guy Heinze Jr. death penalty murder trial, deliberations start over

A juror has been excused from the panel in Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder trial. Judge Stephen Scarlett put a woman alternate on the jury and ordered them to start anew. “Your deliberations must start anew and cover all 11 counts,” Scarlett said. That wipes out the verdict on two drug charges that the […]

After announcing deadlock, Heinze jury resumes deliberations Friday

Having announced a 9-3 deadlock Thursday on the murder charges against Guy Heinze Jr., the jury in his death penalty murder trial nonetheless will keep deliberating. The foreman of the eight-woman, four-man jury told Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett shortly after lunch they had reached a verdict on two drug charges but could not agree […]

Jury deadlocked on murder charges in Heinze death penalty trial

The jury in Guy Heinze Jr.s death penalty  murder trial told Judge Stephen Scarlett Thursday it is deadlocked 9-3 on the eight malice murder and one aggravated assault charges.The foreman of the eight-woman, four-man jury told Scarlett it had reached a verdict on the felony charge of violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and a […]

Some of world’s largest shipping cranes have new Savannah home

Some of world’s largest shipping cranes have new Savannah home

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on  the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which would authorize federal spending for water-related infrastructure projects nationwide. One of those projects includes deepening the Savannah harbor. Port officials are eager for the bill to become law. The Port of Savannah is already home to 27 cranes. […]

Brantley residents honored for heroism

Two men who risked their lives when they pulled a woman from a burning car this month have been honored by the Camden County Commission. Ronnie Moore  and Shannon Gibson of Brantley County were hailed as heroes at the ceremony Tuesday. Police said Deborah Annette Johns, 47, of Hortense was involved in a single-car accident […]

Lonnie ‘Cecil’ Harris, 71

NAHUNTA — Lonnie “Cecil” Harris, 71, of Nahunta passed away late Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following a sudden illness. A visitation will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Frye Funeral Home chapel with […]

House could vote today on water bill

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote today on a water authorization bill that, among other things, would move the Savannah Harbor deepening project closer to reality. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act calls for final feasibility studies on the project, which Georgia officials have been pushing for years. “Here in Gainesville-Hall County, it’s […]

Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweep Brantley in state playoffs

The first round of the state softball playoffs has come and gone with the Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweeping Brantley County at Tiger Field by scores of 8-0 and 9-6. The Tigers offense was in high gear as they pounded out 26 hits between the two games. Swainsboro (19-10) will travel this week to Pike County […]

Buzzard battle rages on in Homeland

A dead bird is the latest gambit in the war between the City of Homeland and the buzzards. At a recent meeting, Mayor Austin Hickox informed the city council he has been successfully using a vulture carcass to discourage other vultures from roosting on the city’s water tower. “I’ve had old buzzy hanging  from a […]

Charlton County going to grow $$$ on trees

After reaping the rewards of a recent timber harvest on county land, the Charlton board of commissioners is ready to replant and do it over again. At last week’s regular meeting, the commissioners voted unanimously to buy over 200,000 bare root slash pine seedlings from Plum Creek Nursery at a cost of $10,000. They also […]

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

A Folkston woman is in critical condition after a freak accident here last week. Pam Nettles Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and local realtor, was severely burned when a four-wheeler she was driving overturned into a fire pit at her home. The 51 year old mother of three and soon to be grandmother was transported  […]

Port Wentworth police bust 10 in underage alcohol sales operation

The Crime Impact Unit of the Port Wentworth Police Department conducted an undercover operation on Friday to target the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.“The department received several complaints about businesses selling alcohol to underage customers. We turned the complaints over to our Crime Impact Unit and they developed an operation to combat the problem” […]

Prosecution rests in Brunswick mobile home slayings trial

Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a coastal Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven others in the mobile home they shared. The Florida Times-Union reports ( witness Ronald Parker testified Monday he heard Guy Heinze Jr. once say of his father and the other victims: “I’m going to kill […]

Brunswick murder suspect said ‘I’m gonna kill ‘em all,’ witness says

Brunswick murder suspect said ‘I’m gonna kill ‘em all,’ witness says

Prosecutors on Monday rested their case in the trial of a Georgia man, charged with killing his father and seven other people in the mobile home they shared — amid testimony that claimed he previously talked about murdering them. The Florida Times-Union reports witness Ronald Parker testified Monday he heard Guy Heinze Jr. once say […]

Wife files suit against officers involved in husband’s death

A wife whose husband was shot and killed by police says he didn’t deserve to die. Tenisha Felio has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers involved in the death of her husband, James, 27, whom she said was the love of her life. “He was an awesome father. Oh my God. The best father, […]

Memorial Health and Novant join with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville

The move is expected to reduce expenses and improve patient care. Source: Savannah Morning News Georgia Regents University research targets difficult breast cancer Some researchers at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center are zeroing in on triple-negative breast cancer because of the lack of good therapies and the higher prevalence in the Augusta area. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday Columbus […]

Houston County landfill wins national award

The Solid Waste Association of North America presented the county Tuesday with the Silver Excellence Award for landfill management. Source: Macon Telegraph   “Very good fall color” expected this year Source: Dalton Daily Citizen  

UGA out of top 25 list in football rankings

Georgia geared up to make a national title run this season after coming up five yards short from the championship game a year ago.  Source: Athens Banner-Herald Savannah officials call for expansion of early childhood education opportunities Savannah-Chatham public schools Superintendent Thomas Lockamy has said increasing preschool enrollment, particularly among children of poverty, is the best […]

Former Coca-Cola president and wife give $30 million to Notre Dame

The money will be used for the construction of a new building for the international institutes. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Asama Coldwater Manufacturing Inc. to expand Warrenton plant The automotive brake drum manufacturing operation will be expanded. Source: Augusta Chronicle Old Fourth Distillery to launch kickstarter campaign Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle   Collector opens ‘unique’ business in Newnan […]

Video: Rep. Kingston speaks on Affordable Care Act

Kingston spoke about the work that still needs to be done in Washington. The debt ceiling has been postponed, but lawmakers have two dates looming over their heads to take care of the debt ceiling: Jan. 15 and Feb. 7.  Source: WJCL-TV State House Democrats host health care meeting in Savannah The Saturday meeting was hosted […]

Veterans fight child predators in new program

The inaugural class of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Child Rescue Corps has been sworn in; members are former Marine Corps intelligence specialist who will use their skills to help Homeland Security Investigations. Source: Savannah Morning News Gas prices up Source: Georgia DOT seeks public comment on STIP for Northeast Georgia The pending Statewide Transportation Improvement […]

Pierce deputy arrested for assisting meth trafficking, denied bond

Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Strickland, 55, was arrested on federal charges Friday for his role in the trafficking of methamphetamine. Strickland had his initial appearance in federal court in Brunswick before United States Magistrate Judge James E. Graham, where he was ordered detained without a bond. According to papers filed with the District Court, […]

SEB welcomes Brantley County

SEB welcomes Brantley County

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets spent the first half of the season proving to everyone that they know how to win. This week, fans will get a chance to see how well they can rebound from a loss. SEB (4-1-1, 2-1 Region 1-AAA) dropped its first contest of the season last week, falling to Pierce County […]

Kingston leads money race for Georgia Senate seat

In the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat, the fierce competition for donors is underway and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston continues to dominate when it comes to raising money among Republican candidates. Over the past three months, Kingston has received more than $800,000 in contributions and has about $2.9 million in cash. It’s his […]

Former Bacon fire chief to fight termination

Former Alma/Bacon County Fire Chief Paul Taylor says he will fight his firing by the Alma/Bacon County Fire Board in a meeting which lasted only about 15 minutes. “I was not given due process,” says Taylor. “I deserve to know why I’m being terminated, and my attorney (Adam Ferrell of Blackshear) will be issuing a […]

Lawyer for family of Waycross man shot to death by police says officers used excessive force

Officers responding to a 911 call used excessive force when they shot a south Georgia man to death inside his home, a lawyer for the man’s family said Wednesday. Jack Lamar Roberson’s family has said the 45-year-old was unarmed and wasn’t warned by police before officers fired at him, said lawyer Christopher Chestnut. Waycross police […]

Jurors see grisly photos of beating deaths as Guy Heinze Jr.’s trial opens

Jurors see grisly photos of beating deaths as Guy Heinze Jr.’s trial opens

Jurors saw photos and a videotape of blood-splattered walls, a pool of blood on a bed and bludgeoned victims Tuesday as Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder trial opened. The 10-woman, six-man jury, four of whom are alternates, had taken their oaths about two hours before Glynn County police Lt. Keith Stalvey testified to finding […]

City of Carrollton goes after blighted properties

The demolition requires about two to three hours and costs the city about $300-$400 in actual expenses to tear a small house down. It then costs another $2,000-$3,000 in tipping fees at the landfill. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  The Great Bull Run gets permits from Department of Agriculture The event is planned for Saturday at Conyers’ Georgia […]

Black women more at risk of poor outcomes from breast cancer

Research has previously shown that African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer had worse outcomes than other women, but recent data showed just how much more at risk they are. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise St. Francis Hospital dedicates new Women’s Hospital and Butler Pavilion in Columbus Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer New testing technology unveiled for syntheic drugs One device on […]

Gwinnett County officials approve fertilizer project at water plant

Gwinnett’s sewage treatment process will soon include a step that will make one byproduct of wastewater into a high-quality fertilizer.Source: Gwinnett Daily Post  

Valdosta State University gets Christa McAuliffe Award

The Christa McAuliffe award is given to institutions that are able to show their effectiveness in producing Pre-K through twelfth grade learning outcomes; it’s the second time in ten years that VSU has won the award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award program. Source: Valdosta Daily […]

Mannington Mills to add 200 jobs with $50 million investment

Mannington Mills to add 200+ jobs with $50 million investment Mannington Mills is expanding its Madison operation. Source: Morgan County Citizen India-based manufacturer to build plant in Sylvania The Shrivallabh Pittie Group will build its first U.S. textile plant in Screven County, investing $70 million and creating 250 jobs. Source: Savannah Morning News • Shrivallabh Pittie Group to […]

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville A bigger issue than the government shutdown is a lack of leadership in the nation’s capital, said Karen Handel to the Thomas County GOP. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Government shutdown: Army Corps of Engineers closes regulatory offices 33 employees are furloughed for now. Source: Savannah Morning News • About a dozen people […]

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

Former Heron football player Dalton M. Chesser , 17, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he was   involved in a fight at the Brantley County High School. The incident is still under investigation. Chesser was kicked off the football team after he assaulted the quarterback of another team during a recent game. […]

Move underway to make Glynn Commission chairmanship full-time elected position

Glynn County residents don’t want to pay for a full-time County Commission chairman, but they still might get the chance to elect the chairman rather than have the other commissioners fill the post. At the urging of Chairwoman Mary Hunt, the commission is going through a process that could change the way the county is […]

Fort Stewart to hold drive-thru flu clinic beginning Wednesday

The event will be held October 16-17. Source: WTOC-TV Cartersville Medical Center prepares to open new patient floor The orthopedic floor will have a low-key grand opening Oct. 17 for CMC employees and other invited guests, with the floor opening to patients on October 21. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Columbus Regional hosting blanket drive until November […]

Fish plentiful in Ogeechee River, but fishermen wary

The fishkill of 2011 has fishermen wary of the quality of the fish for consumption. Source: Savannah Morning News/Sunday Canada goose hunting season began October 12 The season runs through October 27. Source:  

Ga. Tech-Savannah offers veterans training and transition program

The program takes place today on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Source: WTOC-TV Moultrie Tech gets $3 million grant from U.S. Department of Labor The money will be used to train workers to respond to breakdowns in business systems. Source: Moultrie Observer  Thomasville BOE addresses superintendent violations The Thomasville City Board of […]

Sunbelt Ag Expo begins Tuesday

The 36th annual edition of Expo, known as the largest North American farm show that features a field exhibition area, opens on Tuesday and ends Thursday. Source: Moultrie Observer  BioLab to be sold to Canada-based KIK Custom Products The purchase price was reported at $315 million. Source: Rockdale Citizen Gov. Deal praises state’s life sciences industry The […]

Former President Carter says Habitat could give D.C. a lesson

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday that if Washington leaders really want to work together, they could take a page from Habitat for Humanity. Source: Wall Street Journal Government shutdown: SRS Wackenhut to furlough 270 on Monday Wackenhut employees needed to protect security interests and operations at the nuclear site will not be furloughed, officials said. […]

Audio: 15 years later, where did all the cigarette settlement money go?

So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement. Source: Things Considered W.W. Law board agrees to move collection to Georgia Historical Society The agreement ends a stalemate that has kept the collection in the locked foundation office. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday EBT card […]

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Firefighters battled a blaze at Colonial Homes apartments on Keller Street just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. The unit’s tenants made it out safely, according to emergency personnel. The fire began in one apartment and spread across the top of a four-apartment unit, according to preliminary reports at the scene. Cause of the fire is still […]

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

 Channel 2 Action News has learned a state ethics scandal with alleged ties to Gov. Nathan Deal’s office is now under federal investigation. An attorney, who represents current ethics commission staff attorney Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, said she has already spoken with FBI agents. Brian Sutherland would not disclose the nature of the questions agents asked his […]

228 pounds of marijuana found inside van on I-95 near Kingsland

The traffic stop of a fan on Interstate 95 in Kingsland yielded nearly 230 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a Miami man, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said. Sgt. Cedric Brown of the Sheriff’s Office stopped a black Dodge Caravan about 3 p.m. Thursday that had made an improper lane change as it […]

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

An emergency evacuation helicopter landed on the 45-yard line at the Glynn County stadium Friday night to transport an injured Coffee County player to the hospital. Coffee County player Jalen Wilkerson suffered a neck injury in the third quarter in the game against Brunswick High School. Wilkerson, who suffered a jammed neck a few years […]

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

One of Georgia’s largest job creators has had some good news. A rebound in the auto industry propelled the Port of Brunswick to another record year. The port has surpassed New York as the nation’s top auto importer. The Georgia Ports Authority says it handled about 12% more auto and machinery units in the last […]

It’s Oke Fest time!

It’s Oke Fest time!

Charlton Countians and thousands of visitors will be partying — swamp style — in Folkston this Saturday at the 2013 Okefenokee Festival. Unfortunately, the Pioneer Day Celebration activities  and Chesser Island Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge have been cancelled this year due to the federal government shutdown. “It is our […]

Firearms deer season begins October 19

The wait is almost over for hunters as firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday, Oct. 19 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2014 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern Zone, through Jan. 15, 2014.  “Regulated hunting is the most cost effective and efficient means of managing the deer herd,” says John W. Bowers, chief […]

Federal government drama hits Blackshear area

The most visible impact of the shutdown may be at the U.S. Department of Agriculture offices at the Pierce County Ag Building on Hendry Street. Normally a hub of activity for farmers, the USDA offices housing branches for Rural Development, Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service were shuttered last Tuesday. Source: Blackshear Times  

Kudzu bugs plaguing soybean farmers

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent.Source: Moultrie Observer

Gov. Deal tours West Georgia Technical College

“Even though the facility itself is rather old, they are making great use of it,” Deal said. “The programs that are being offered here are truly the kinds we need to provide the work force we know we already have the demand for, as well as those we’re trying to attract to come to Georgia.” […]

Japanese auto supplier to build plant in Carrollton

Yachiyo of America Inc. will build a 130,000 sq.ft. facility and employ 200. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • Yachiyo of America to build Carrollton plant Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Corrections health care company buys old prison for $50,000CorrectHealth GDC will set up a $6.9 million, 280-bed skilled nursing facility at the old Bostick State Prison in Hardwick.Source: Macon Telegraph Poultry producers […]

Government shutdown: Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB closed

All museums operated by the Department of Defense were ordered closed Thursday. Source: Macon Telegraph • Video: Inmates paid, guards unpaid during shutdown Correctional officers at the U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta said that while they are not receiving a paycheck during the partial government shutdown, inmates they supervise are being compensated for chores and prison industry work. Source: WSB-TV  […]

Tallapoosa to be only Georgia stop on veterans’ Defend Freedom tour

Concerned Veterans for America, a nationwide, non-profit organization, will bring its multi-state Defend Freedom bus tour to Helton-Howland Park at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Critics speak out over PSC’s proposal to charge $5 phone fee to Georgia poor Members of the GOP-led Public Service Commission have proposed charging people $5 a month […]

Georgia Supreme Court: Part of LOST law unconstitutional

The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously reversed in part and vacated in part the state’s local option sales tax law, saying that the procedure used to settle differences violates the separation of powers doctrine and declaring it unconstitutional. Writing for the court, Justice Benham gave an extensive history of the LOST statute and then turned […]

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

Police have released the 911 calls from the night of a police shooting in Waycross. The female caller told police she needed an ambulance at 1013 Reid Street because her fiance took a couple handfuls of pills. She said the pills were his diabetic medicine. She also said he had been drinking alcohol. Officers responded […]

Waycross officer says man lunged with meat fork

Jack Lamar Roberson, who was shot to death by Waycross police officers Friday, was lying face down in his home with a meat fork and another black-handled utensil beside him, a city police officer said in a report. Also, the Waycross Police Department released a recording of a call to Ware County 911 in which […]

Child hit by truck in Coffee County dies

The child who was hit by a pickup truck in Coffee County has died, according to authorities. Georgia State Patrol troopers say one year old Ke’asia Jackson died at Coffee Regional Medical Center late Tuesday afternoon. GSP says 68 year-old Charles Lee Pure was leaving an apartment complex off Green Oak Street in Douglas in […]

Ware jail officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

Javier Moreno, 25, was arrested and fired Monday on charges of sexual assault against a person in custody and making false statements and writings.

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police now say the man officers killed Friday was threatening police with a weapon. Jack Lamer Roberson, 43, was shot to death by police officers who were responding to an emergency call at his house on Reed Street in Waycross on Friday afternoon. Roberson lived there with his fiancée, daughter and mother. Family members […]

Brunswick leaders seek ideas for Mary Ross Waterfront Park

Community leaders and business owners with an interest in the future of Brunswick’s Mary Ross Waterfront Park met Tuesday to start talking about a new plan for the city-owned site. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Brunswick a grant Oct. 1 to study the park’s potential. The study will analyze the site’s structural integrity, […]

Jekyll Island master plan available for review

The Jekyll Island Authority is currently updating its Master Plan, the agency’s guiding document for overall management of the state-owned island known as Jekyll Island, Georgia. The Jekyll Island Master Plan is a critical tool for managing the balance of limited commercial and residential development, the conservation of the island’s pristine and delicate ecosystem, and […]

Medical Center moving to start graduate medical program in 2014

“Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is taking another step to inaugurate a Graduate Medical Education Program. The Center is hiring Dr. Kevin Johnson as the director of family medicine residency for the program. Dr. Johnson’s primary role is to develop the residency teaching program which will transform physicians who have graduated from medical school into board […]

Kudzu bugs a problem for farmers in Georgia

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent. Source: Thomasville Times Enterprise  Atlanta Regional Commission earmarks $250,000 for Rockdale County trail Source: Rockdale Citizen Rare bird spotted at State Botanical Garden of Georgia A tropical kingbird was […]

Moultrie Teen Maze shows students consequences of actions

About 270 volunteers took time from their professional and personal lives to give a healthy amount of one-on-one attention to nearly 650 ninth graders during the two-day event. Source: Moultrie Observer  Valdosta State to host discussion on campus weapons bill Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Georgia Tech investigating frat’s email “Georgia Tech is investigating reports that a fraternity member […]

Jekyll Island’s Oceanside Inn & Suites to be revamped as resort

The hotel will become a Holiday Inn Resort in late spring. Source: Brunswick News Piggly Wiggly in Albany to close its doors Friday 40 employees will be out of work once it closes. Source: Albany Herald  Seven Walmart employees suspected of more than $50,000 in fraudulent refunds “These employees would take the cash or credit (from) Walmart […]

U.S. Rep. John Barrow says Congress will pass a budget resolution if allowed to vote

Barrow said that enough Republican support was there to end the standoff if House Speaker John Boehner will allow a vote that did not include defunding the Affordable Care Act. Source: Augusta Chronicle Karen Handel says nation is heading toward possible ‘financial Armageddon’ Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Government shutdown: Fort Benning recalls 1,000 civilian workers 1,000 of […]

Albany and Dougherty County among those in limbo after LOST decision

As many as 21 Georgia counties and the municipalities located within their boundaries face an uncertain economic future after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts cannot settle disputes over the distribution of local-option sales tax revenues collected in the counties. Source: Albany Herald  Man arrested for threatening to blow up U.S., Atlanta Lyle Devenpeck, […]

One year child hit by a car in Coffee County

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified girl was playing out front of a small apartment complex on Georgia Highway 135 near the Oak Park Community. An elderly man was leaving the apartments about 2:00PM and is said to have warned the kids to move out of the way. The man’s car backed over […]

Reward offered for information in Camden murder case

A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the murder of Emily Drury. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office press release, the reward is at $5,000. On September 4 , Deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3600 block of McKinnon Road in White […]

Folkston’s Okefenokee Festival will go on Saturday without the swamp

Saturday’s Okefenokee Festival will be held Saturday without the customary admission to the celebration’s namesake swamp. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge announced Monday the government shutdown has compelled it to cancel its two events, Pioneer Days at the Chesser Island homestead and a ribbon-cutting for the reopening of the island’s boardwalk that was destroyed by […]

DA’s office and juvenile court evacuated in Waycross

Office employees stood on the sidewalk as the area was cordoned off while officers investigated the contents of the package

Waycross paper retracts headline on Saturday’s front page

Written by a member of the Journal-Herald staff, the erroneous headline appeared atop a bylined news story prepared by Journal-Herald Editor Jack Williams III.

Waycross man advanced with ’2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, chief says

Waycross man advanced with ’2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, chief says

City police officers who shot a man to death Friday fired after the man refused to drop two weapons he brandished and advanced on them with one weapon raised, Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner said Monday. The officers were en route about 4:30 p.m. to 1013 Reed St. to a suicide threat when they were […]

GBI: Autopsy for Waycross man killed in police shooting scheduled for Monday

GBI: Autopsy for Waycross man killed in police shooting scheduled for Monday

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the autopsy for the man reportedly shot and killed by Waycross Police officers is scheduled for Monday morning at the GBI crime lab in Savannah. Special Agent in Charge Russell Mansfield says the GBI cannot release any further information until the investigation is complete, but confirms the investigation includes […]

Autopsy to be conducted on body of Waycross man killed in police-involved shooting

An autopsy will be conducted early this week on the body of a Waycross man killed at his home Friday in a police-involved shooting, said Russell Mansfield, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Douglas office. “The body is on the way to a crime lab or will be soon,’’ Mansfield said. […]

Police arrest man in fatal Brunswick shooting

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse. Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25, at 8:40 Friday night on a murder charge, Capt. Kevin Jones said. Officers who responded to a 2:10 a.m. call of shots fired arrived in […]

GBI investigating police-involved shooting death in Waycross

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing a fatal shooting in Waycross that involved city police officers and a male victim, said Russell Mansfield, special agent in charge of the agency’s Douglas office. The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. inside a mobile home on Reed Street, Mansfield said. He declined to provide the name of […]

Police arrest man in fatal shooting in Brunswick

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse. Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25, at 8:40 Friday night on a murder charge, Capt. Kevin Jones said. Officers who responded to a 2:10 a.m. call of shots fired arrived in […]

Doctors find way to treat serious gut infections

Canadian researchers have used ‘fecal transplants’ on patients to cure them of C. diff infections after strong antibiotics failed to help. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP Alzheimer’s Radiothon to be held in Rome today Source: Rome News-Tribune

Coastal Georgia butterflies being tagged

The tagging is part of a parasite and migration study. Source: Savannah Morning News Leake Mounds Interpretive Trail opens in Bartow County The 1.5-mile walking trail was developed on Bartow County greenspace property and contains more than 15 information panels. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News  Flat Rock Trail opens at Chattahoochee Bend State Park Source: Newnan Times-Herald Public […]

Board of Regents cited for breeding mosquitoes at golf hall of fame site

The governing board was cited for an environmental health violation for standing water at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens site. What were once raised, brick fountains and a cascading, stone waterfall were collecting green and slimy rain water. Source: Augusta Chronicle Thomas University to offer Mandarin classes Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise ROTC program at […]

Mannington Mills to expand Morgan County plant

More than 200 new jobs will be created at the plant in Madison, which manufactures vinyl, rubber and porcelain tile, hardwood, laminate, carpet and more. Source: Athens Banner-Herald No sales tax on energy efficient products this weekend No sales tax will be charged for qualifying purchases of energy-efficient and water-efficient products from Oct. 4-6. Source: Macon Telegraph […]

Four debates to be held by GOP candidates for John Barrow’s seat

Business Rick Allen and former congressional aide John Stone have agreed to four primary debates. Source: Statesboro Herald  Polk County senior citizen centers to take major hit if shutdown continues If the federal de-funding continues past October 15, senior citizen locations will be impacted. Source: The Polk Fish-Wrap Government shutdown: Furloughed civilian workers eligible for unemployment checks […]

Group asks Florida governor to delay lawsuit against Georgia over water

The ACF Stakeholders’ governing board, taking the action at the end of a two-day meeting at Unicoi State Park, asked for the delay until it “has published its recommendations for a sustainable water management plan.” Source: Gainesville Times  Audio: Conversation with BCBS of Ga. president Morgan Kendrick Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia is the biggest of […]

License plates for bikes? Three lawmakers say it’s time

License plates for bikes? Three lawmakers say it’s time

A bill supported by three Georgia lawmakers calls for requiring owners of bicycles used on roads to register with the state and obtain a license plate, or face a $100 fine. Georgia House Bill 689 also says groups of bicycle riders would have to stay in single-file lines, no more than four cyclists per line, […]

Primitive weapons deer hunting season begins Oct. 12

Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season.   During last year’s primitive weapons season, more than 45,000 hunters took home more than 10,500 deer representing about three percent of Georgia’s total deer harvest. “The primitive […]

Avoiding computer meltdowns

When a computer goes haywire and it threatens to destroy all of the files on it  most people panic. Knowing some basic computer care can save your computer from being Control-Alt-Deleted. To keep a computer up to speed, Steve Oldaker, organizer of the Southeast Coastal Georgia Computer Club, says users should have the latest updates […]

Fire destroys city of Savannah vehicle on eastside

A city of Savannah VAC truck was completely destroyed when it caught fire just off a set of railroad tracks on the city’s eastside. Savannah Fire & Emergency Services firefighters were able to halt the blaze that erupted just before 7 p.m. Thursday near the railroad tracks that cross East Gwinnett between East Broad and […]

St. Marys police investigating threats against three students walking to middle school

Police are investigating a report that a man threatened to hurt three St. Marys Middle School students as they walked to school Thursday morning, Camden County School Superintendent Will Hardin said. The boys told Principal Michael Wooden the man, who they described as a young adult, approached them as they walked between Pines apartments and […]

Record 14-foot alligator hauled from Lake Seminole

Record 14-foot alligator hauled from Lake Seminole

Most hunters need some good luck to be drawn for Georgia’s annual alligator hunt. Hunter Jim Overman, age 43, of Bainbridge was even luckier as he harvested a new state record alligator at Lake Seminole at approximately 10 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2013. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, the […]

Georgia Ports Authority puts up $3 million for Brunswick dredging

Georgia Ports Authority puts up $3 million for Brunswick dredging

  The Georgia Ports Authority board, meeting Monday in Brunswick, voted unanimously to allocate up to $3 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Brunswick Harbor to its approved 36-foot depth. The Corps deepened the harbor to 36 feet in 2007, but since then harbor maintenance has been underfunded, resulting in […]

Okefenokee Festival not canceled by shutdown

Contrary to the rumors swirling around Charlton County, the OKEFENOKEE FESTIVAL HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED because of the federal shutdown. The festival has no connection to, and is not funded by the federal government. That said, the Pioneer Day Celebration at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge — held on the same day as the festival […]

Alma’s new ‘doctor’ investigated by state medical board

Doug Sturlingh of Clearwater, Florida recently relocated to Alma to offer his services as a ”holistic healer”. The Brooklyn native has been busy drumming up business, even advertising in another local publication which was quick to introduce him as the “new doctor in town.” Trouble is, Sturlingh is not a doctor. In fact, the 58-year-old […]

Where did all the Charlton hospital money go?

The recent disclosure that Charlton Memorial Hospital failed to pay over $600,000 in payroll taxes has led to more scrutiny on the medical facility’s other finances — including over $2.6 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds. Charlton County voters approved a SPLOST referendum in 1992 to raise not more than $2 million […]

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Folkston businessman charged with insurance fraud

A Folkston businessman has been charged with insurance fraud after filing claims in the name of unsuspecting policy holders. An investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division led to the arrest of William David Rodeffer III, aka W.D. Rodeffer, according to a release from the Georgia State Board of Workers’ […]

Slave descendants fighting tax hikes on Georgia coast

Residents of one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee communities on the Southeast coast opened new appeals Monday against soaring property values that brought them big tax hikes, fearful they could be forced off lands their families have owned since their ancestors were freed from slavery. The African-American residents of the tiny Hog Hammock community on […]

Margie Lou Guy, 66

September 29, 2013 — Margie Lou  Guy, 66, passed away at her home in Waycross Sunday after a long illness. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday (October 1, 2013) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday […]

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

In this June 28, 2012, file photo Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick protests against President Barack Obama’s health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington.

Brantley one of 79 counties designated disaster areas by USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 79 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to excessive rains that began April 1. “Our hearts go out to those Georgia farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains […]

Man killed in accident at Big Nasty ATV Park

A man was killed in a dirt bike accident at the Big Nasty ATV Park on Godley Road in Bloomingdale. Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said deputies and emergency crews responded to the park about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. […]

Jekyll to resume alligator classes

Jekyll Island officials say they plan to bring back free educational classes on alligators next year after a trial run this summer drew nearly 400 tourists. The island state park held 13 weekly classes during the summer season to teach visitors about the habits of alligators on the island and how to safely observe them […]

South Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 9.3 percent in August

The unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region decreased to 9.3 percent in August, down nine-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in July.

Friday night scores

Here are scores from Friday football games across the state:

Savannah chief retires amid sexual harassment allegations

Retirement comes amid allegations of sexual harassment of officer

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer Billy Currington pleaded no contest Friday to a charge stemming from a run-in with a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past his $3.5 million waterfront home. Currington, 39, pleaded no contest to a charge of abuse of an elderly person and was sentenced to five years of probation and a $1,000 fine. […]

Brantley man charged with theft of three tractors from Sylvania

A Brantley County resident has been charged with theft by receiving after  three tractors stolen from Screven county were recovered here. The tractors, stolen from two Pine Grove Inn Road farms, were originally reported missing June 15, 2012, and valued at more than $150,000, in one of the largest reported equipment thefts in Screven history. […]

David Brantley Carter, 78

September 26, 2013 – David Brantley Carter, 78 of Hilliard, passed away Thursday afternoon at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, following an extended illness. A visitation will be held Saturday evening, Sept. 28, 2013, starting at 6 p.m., at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2013, at  3 […]

Central Georgia Health System lays off 50 employees

The layoffs are part of a plan to reduce the system’s fiscal 2014 budget to account for potential loss of reimbursements due to health care reform. Source: Macon Telegraph Crisp County Extension Service promoting “Walk Georgia” program The 12-week, statewide program’s registration is underway and closes October 9. Source: Cordele Dispatch  Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe […]

25th Lake Lanier Shore Sweep to be held Saturday

In the past, 1,000 volunteers have gathered to pick up trash around the lake. Source: Gainesville Times Hunters kill feral pig in Lithonia neighborhood Source: WSB-TV  

UGA ranked 17th for graduates of ‘Teach for America’ program

UGA ranked No. 17 among large schools in the recent ranking of colleges sending alumni to the organization’s teaching corps. Source: Red&  LaGrange College names gymnasium for Lee Richter The bronze plaque installed at the gym reads “Lee Richter Gymnasium. In recognition of his philanthropy and twenty years of service to LaGrange College. Lee Richter spent […]

Industry plans $34 million investment and 230 jobs in Carrollton

The prospective company hasn’t been named. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Ground broken on Mattex Group plant outside of Eton The Murray County plant will employ 160; Mattex Group is a Dubai-based company that makes polyolefin-based textiles and carpet and artificial grass backings. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen  Piggly Wiggly to close in Griffin in two weeks Source: Griffin Daily News […]

Challenges filed against three Senate District 14 candidates

Matt Laughridge of Cartersville, Christopher Nesmith of Adairsville and Dean Sheridan of Woodstock all qualified earlier this month to run in the Nov. 5 special election, but challenges have been filed against all three. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News  Audio: Sen. Johnny Isakson on government spending In a conversation with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer, Georgia Republican Senator […]

Evelyn Lowery, wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery, dies at 88

Evelyn Lowery, the founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference/WOMEN (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), suffered a stroke Sept. 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Service set for October 2 for Evelyn Lowery The funeral for Mrs. Lowery will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King […]

Pierce won’t save former church annex building

The county commission will not save the old Strickland Avenue Courthouse Annex old First Baptist Church and will seek bids to investigate demolishing the building. County manager Paul Christian reported to the board about a recent structural and architectural review of the building. Christian said he asked architect Doug Neal of St. Simons to do […]

Savannah police chief accused of sexual harassment of fellow cop

Savannah police chief accused of sexual harassment of fellow cop

Allegations of sexual harassment by Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Willie Lovett have been made by a departmen t police officer and are being investigated by an outside law firm, City Manager Stephanie Cutter has notified Savannah’s mayor and council. The memo, dated Sept. 20, stated that Lovett has been notified of the allegations and investigation and […]

County gives bank one more chance to sell foreclosed on property

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners decided at a called meeting Tuesday to allow the bank which owns several foreclosed properties near Atkinson one more chance to sell the plots, but not without a requirement that the county will receive full unpaid taxes, interests and penalties from the sale. At the same time, the commissioners […]

Memorial University Medical Center sues Savannah, Chatham County over unpaid bills

Unpaid medical claims for police detainees at the hospital total $443,714.94 for medical treatment from July 31, 2010 through September 20. Source: Savannah Morning News Bartow County to offer free flu shots Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Report of flu cases in Augusta prompts shots Source: Augusta Chronicle Albany Town Hall meeting to focus on diabetes Source: Albany Herald […]

LaGrange couple farms vertically

Terry Luebbers and his wife, Sarah Hensley set out to create a new growing system that makes food production more efficient. Working in their greenhouse and using methods borrowed from hydroponic growing, they created a vertical aeroponic growing system for which they have just received a patent from the U.S. Patent Office last month. Source: LaGrange […]

East Georgia State College’s fifth president to be invested Friday

Robert “Bob” Boehmer’s investiture will be held Friday morning. Source: Statesboro Herald Ogeechee Technical College shows slight enrollment increase Source: Statesboro Herald  Brewton-Parker president to retire December 31 Dr. Mike Simoneaux was appointed president in August of 2011. Source: Southeast Georgia Today Richmond County students show improvement in SAT scores The district’s average score was 1343 out of […]

Little Vine Vineyards in Carroll County has first grape harvest

It’s the county’s first harvest in nearly 100 years. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  International agriculture event highlights Claxton Fruitcake business Source: Statesboro Herald Fresh Frozen Foods LLC of Jefferson to be sold for $38 million Inventure Foods Inc. of Phoenix will buy the processor and supplier of frozen vegetables and fruits. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Northeast Georgia’s unemployment rate […]