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Port expansion bill heads to U.S. House

The bill authorizes the amount of money that can be spent on the project. But it will be the federal budget that will provide the main source of money. The state of Georgia has already set aside $231 million for the project, which is ready to be used once the bill is passed. Source: WTOC-TV Gov. […]

Canceled wedding turns into party for homeless in Atlanta

Willie and Carol Fowler of Roswell decided to donate their daughter’s wedding reception to 200 homeless people from Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless since it was already paid for; they plan to make the event an annual affair with varying degrees of food, education and opportunity. Source: WSB-TV State report says I-16, I-75 interchange can […]

Mamie Magnolia Mitchell, 58

September 23, 2013 – Mamie Magnolia Mitchell, 58, of 109 Hall St. in Nahunta passed Monday  at the residence embraced with the presence of her son and her sisters. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rainge Funeral Home in Blackshear. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in […]

BCHS student charged with threatening teacher

BCHS student charged with threatening teacher

Reports indicate Binkley was advised by school staff to comply with the school dress code and he responded by threatening the staff member in the presence of other staff members.

Savannah’s film office director suspended pending termination

Savannah Film Services Director Jay Self was suspended pending dismissal on Monday, according to a statement issued by city spokesman Bret Bell regarding the matter. Self is appealing the personnel action. As this is an ongoing personnel matter, the city officials will have no further comment at this time, Bell said Wednesday morning. Leisure Services […]

Chatham Area Transit to offer express shuttle to airport

Beginning Oct. 7, Chatham Area Transit riders will be able to catch a CAT to the airport. Source: Savannah Morning News Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster speaks about Vietnam War failures during Columbus lecture As an Army major, McMaster published “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led […]

Cost of deepening Savannah Port estimated at $625 million

Rep. Jack Kingston has planned a news conference for today at the Georgia Ports Authority headquarters with Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. Source: WMAZ-TV State lawmakers look at bill on medical malpractice reform The Medical Association of Georgia and State Bar of Georgia are against the plan to overhaul the medical malpractice system. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Kent […]

Carroll Meth Awareness Coalition to hold annual summit

This year’s summit, to be held Oct. 17 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton, will focus on the impact drug and alcohol abuse has on local families. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Flu confirmed early in Augusta University Hospital has had ten lab-confirmed cases of flu already. Source: Augusta Chronicle Cobb County Commission votes to spend $411,000 on county […]

Rabid fox attacks Ellabell resident

Cathy Riccio was attacked by a rabid fox after trying to get her dachshund mix, who was leashed to a run line, away from the sick animal; it returned the next day and was shot by her husband. Source: Statesboro Herald Albany’s MillerCoors is now landfill free Over 99% of MillerCoors waste is being recycled, which […]

Colquitt County BOE’s new school site still a hot issue

One person said the school plans are based on a site with a half-acre of wetlands, but actually, the land has two acres of wetlands, part of which is under where the cafeteria is planned. Source: Moultrie Observer Thomasville students create works for Thomasville Center of the Arts The exhibition “Let Your Little Light Shine” includes […]

World Technology Center to be launched in Stockbridge

The planned facility, from World Internet Group, will focus on start-up companies to launch new technology initiatives. Source: Henry Daily Herald PSC to hold hearing on Georgia Power rate proposal The Oct. 1 hearing will feature a public comment session on the utility’s plan to increase rates beginning in January 2014. Source: SEC charges Marietta-based Kirkland […]

Former growers of tobacco in Alma eye $58 billion Stevia market

Former growers of tobacco in Alma eye $58 billion Stevia market

The once-idled leaf-processing machines at a former tobacco trading house in Alma, are coming back to life. Except now the warehouse, which still smells like tobacco leaves and cigarette smoke, is becoming a hub for a sweeter crop: stevia. Approved for commercial use in the U.S. five years ago, stevia extracts are fast becoming the […]

Charlton hospital committee wants $50K study, but has no money

Charlton hospital committee wants $50K study, but has no money

They know what they want,  but they don’t know how to pay for it. The Charlton Medical Services Committee (CMSC) heard a presentation at their third meeting last Wednesday by Alan Richman of InnoVative Capital. His Pennsylvania-based company is a FHA mortgage lender, municipal advisor and USDA banker which helps find financing solutions and capital […]

Injuries mount for Eagles

It has nothing to do with being patriotic, although Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken joked about the red, white and blue jerseys at practice Monday as advance tribute to Military Appreciation Day. A red mesh shirt on a GSU player signifies no contact. Blue means limited contact. White, full go. It’s a colorful display with […]

ABAC welcomes fall with corn maze, pumpkin patch

ABAC welcomes fall with corn maze, pumpkin patch

A corn maze and a pumpkin patch – two staples of Autumn, are set to open to the public in Tifton. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will open its annual pumpkin patch and corn maze venues beginning October 5th. Visitors can pick out the perfect pumpkin or […]

St. Marys Railroad to begin passenger excursions

St. Marys Railroad to begin passenger excursions

As a child, Paul Pleasant used to wake up his parents early. He cried because he couldn’t see the L&N train rumble past their backyard in Milton, Fla. They moved his crib over to the window, and the problem was solved, he said. Now Pleasant, who left the Navy as a master chief, does more […]

Jekyll Island lawsuit can end state government’s lawsuit protection

One legal tool used by advocates for the environment, prisoners and other activist groups could disappear depending on the outcome of a case the Georgia Supreme Court heard Monday. The seven justices on the state’s highest court are considering whether anyone can sue the government to make it stop breaking its own laws. “This case […]

Southeast Georgia Health System to partner with Bacon County Hospital

Southeast Georgia Health System and Bacon County Hospital and Health System will collaborate to provide enhanced access to high-quality care and telemedicine and boost physician recruitment efforts. Source: Brunswick News/weekend Rural hospitals upset over federal Medicare report A new federal report recommends a cost-cutting reconsideration of the Medicare program, but rural hospitals say it’s a lifeline […]

Jekyll Island Authority considers big change to conservation law

The authority plans to ask the Georgia Legislature to do away with the 1971 law restricting development of hotels, golf courses and other amenities to 35 percent of the island’s land area. Source: Savannah Morning News Forsyth County residents near Lake Lanier want runoff remedy A study shows commercial development from 1992 to 2010 grew from […]

Former POW talks to GSW students, faculty

In observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is observed the third Friday of September, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held the 8th Annual POW Convocation program in Jackson Hall Wednesday. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Dooly County BOE sets millage rate at 16.942 mills Source: Cordele Dispatch TSYS vital to success of Downtown Elementary Magnet School in Columbus […]

Sabal Trail Transmission to run pipeline from Alabama to Florida

The pipeline will cut through the southwest part of Lowndes County. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  Southwire to buy Sony DADC plant in Carrollton Southwire intends to purchase the 635,000 sq.ft. complex on 111 acres before the end of the year and adapt the facility to fit its electrical manufacturing needs. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Starland Studios in Bogart […]

State Rep. Matt Ramsey named House GOP whip

Rep. Ramsey said maintaining the flow of information, and making sure legislators get to have critical questions answered before a bill comes up for a vote, is a key part of the process. Source: Fayette Citizen News Head of Ga. Ethics Commission got pay increases despite agency cutting costs The head of Georgia’s Ethics Commission, who […]

State changes investment rules for water projects

The new guidelines put forward by Gov. Nathan Deal’s water supply program govern how state government allocates investment money to water supply projects proposed by local governments or agencies. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday Second church votes to accept offer for land, making way for Falcons stadium Friendship Baptist Church members voted Sunday to accept a $19.5 million […]

Plan allows more state spending on designated freight corridors

Car drivers will enjoy safer, less-congested highways, and goods will be delivered promptly and efficiently if a plan recently approved by the State Transportation Board works as designed. Well, the roads probably won’t be less congested than they are now. But they aren’t likely to be as congested as they could become without the plan. […]

Donna Jean Strickland, 64

September 20 2013 – Donna Jean Morgan Strickland, 64, of Waynesville died early Friday morning at her residence after a brief illness. Visitation will be held Monday evening, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. A funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the […]

ASU alumni from Waycross celebrates 101st birthday

ASU alumni from Waycross celebrates 101st birthday

Waycross native Clano Stephens is living the good life as evidenced by the accomplishment of a milestone, his 101st birthday.

Body found in burned-out SUV in Brunswick

Body found in burned-out SUV in Brunswick

Glynn County Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man’s death in North Brunswick.

Blackshear Rite Aid evacuated after bomb threat Wednesday

Blackshear Rite Aid evacuated after bomb threat Wednesday

Rite Aid in Blackshear was evacuated just before noon Wednesday after employees reported receiving a bomb threat.

Rescued sea turtles return to ocean at Jekyll

Rescued sea turtles return to ocean at Jekyll

Coastal Georgia’s hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is returning another batch of its recovered patients to their ocean home. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center was scheduled to release five turtles Saturday at Great Dunes Park on the beach at Jekyll Island. Four of the turtles came to the center for treatment over the […]

Rayonier completes upgrade at Jesup mill

Rayonier completes upgrade at Jesup mill

Construction on Rayonier’s Cellulose Specialties Expansion (CSE) project is complete at its Jesup mill, company officials have announced.

Missing Christian author found in Tifton

A Christian author missing from his metro Atlanta home has been found safe in south Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports that 78-year-old Henry Thomas Blackaby was located Friday night in Tifton. The author of “Experiencing God” and other Christian books has health issues. He’s being checked by doctors. Tifton is about 170 miles […]

UPDATE: Witness Talks about Fatal Savannah State Shooting

UPDATE: Witness Talks about Fatal Savannah State Shooting

Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Savannah State’s campus. A 20-year old man was shot in his back. A mother of one of the students was there, just minutes after the shooting and tells Larry Spruill more about the man’s final moments. Blue lights, crime scene tape and police from three different departments, blocked […]

Former Brunswick councilman Brooks to stand trial Dec. 16

It’s now official: The voters will get their say on former Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. before 12 Camden County jurors sit in judgement. Superior Court Judge H. Ronnie Rahn, who was appointed to the case, issued an order this week setting Dec. 16 for Brooks trial on racketeering and influence peddling charges. […]

Labor department also finds in favor of former E-911 center employee

A wrongful termination and family and medical leave suit filed against the county recently may  have actually gained even more ground earlier this year when not only the district attorney’s office but also the department of labor found in favor of a former 911 dispatcher. The Enterprise reported last week that former 911 dispatcher, Brittany […]

Teen Maze: Collaboration hopes to show local kids where behavioral choices take them

Seeing is believing and that’s what a group of local collaboratives hope to accomplish  April 28-30 of the upcoming year. The Board of Education recently approved the Teen Maze program for Brantley County High School ninth and 11th graders to participate with area community leaders, agencies organizations and businesses contributing to the unique educational opportunity. […]

Brantley deputy involved in Ware tussle

  An off-the-clock dispute between a Brantley deputy and a Waycross man ended with a report filed late last month when the Ware County law enforcement was called in to investigate. According to a report filed with the Ware County Sheriff’s Office by Lieutenant Travis McNease on Aug. 28, Carl Jay Moore of Waycross came […]

Brantley jail suffers more from lack of state court than cutbacks

Sheriff Jack Whisenant told the Enterprise this week that Brantley isn’t feeling the strain of new state cuts like other jails in the region, but other issues, such as a back-log of superior court cases and the lack of a state court are causing some issues. The 2012 criminal justice reform law reduced the amount […]

‘It’s even worse than we thought’: IRS places lien on Charlton hospital

‘It’s even worse than we thought’: IRS places lien on Charlton hospital

The IRS has placed a lien against the Charlton Memorial Hospital building and property for the failure of the medical facility to pay at least $500,000 in payroll taxes going back to 2011. Hospital CEO H.D. Cannington told members of the Charlton Medical Services Committee (CMSC) last week the actual amount is owed is about […]

Ninth graders asked to choose career paths

Students in Brantley will soon be making career decisions as soon as they step on to the high school campus – as per state mandate – but fears that the county’s young adults are being locked in too early are misplaced for the most part school system officials said this week. Starting this year, high […]

UGA study shows mental illness prescriptions increase during recession

However, public health overall sees improvements during recessions, according to the World Health Organization. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Grant to Georgia Regents University to fund study of sickle cell disease Exactly how sickle cell disease causes damage in the lungs and kidneys and creates pain crises is the subject of an $8.8 million, five-year grant to researchers […]

Largest mushroom species in Western Hemisphere found in Georgia

The gigantic fungus Macrocybe titans has been spotted in Athens — its caps can grow as large as trashcan lids. Source: Athens Banner-Herald   Emerald ash borer now found in Fulton and DeKalb counties Source: Red& Study to look at Savannah River management The next phase of a study was approved by the U.S. Army Corps of […]

Valdosta State kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

A number of events are planned throughout the year. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  Animal spotted at Covington area schools was coyote, not fox Source: Rockdale Citizen  Retired New Zealand physicist teaches UGA students how to ‘fire walk’ John Campbell, a retired physics research associate from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, taught 180 students how to […]

Peanut tour makes annual stop in Tifton

Approximately 150 peanut scientists, producers and industry experts were in Moultrie and Tifton on Wednesday to talk about the latest news and research being conducted within Georgia’s $2 billion industry. Source: Tifton Gazette 16 former Security Bank officers sued for $21.76 million in Macon On July 24, 2009, Macon-based Security Bank and its six banks were […]

GOP gubernatorial candidate Pennington delivers campaign speech in Carrollton

Dalton Mayor David Pennington brought his Georgia gubernatorial campaign message of limited government and limited spending to Carrollton Thursday night, but he got to deliver his speech only to a limited audience, likely due to the popular Taste of Carrollton event taking place downtown. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Whitfield County GOP plans downtown Dalton festival On Saturday, […]

Church congregation votes to make way for Falcons stadium

The congregation of Mount Vernon Baptist Church voted 116 to 16 on Thursday night to accept a $14.5 million offer for its property and move to make way for the new $1 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle • Church members vote to sell land for Atlanta Falcons stadium A second church will vote on […]

Enova Energy to purchase Nahunta pellet plant

Enova Energy Group said it will purchase Southeast Georgia Biofuels, a wood pellet plant located in Nahunta, Ga. According to USDA, the plant was formerly known as Biomass Innovations LLC, a briquetting  manufacturing plant that began operations in 2009.  It ceased operations in 2011 and was later purchased by SEGA for conversion to a wood […]

Chef Henry’s Liverversary to be held in Acworth

Five years ago, Henry’s Louisiana Grill owner Henry Chandler was dying of liver cancer; after chemotherapy and a liver transplant, he’s thriving and plans a fundraiser for the Ga. Transplant Foundation. Source: Marietta Daily Journal Colquitt regional Medical Center has more than $149 million impact on Moultrie Source: Moultrie Observer  Memorial Hospital Authority buys medical building for […]

Carlton couple trying to find their big pet tortoise

Zip, an African Spur Thigh tortoise, forced his way out of a backyard fence Friday night and possibly wandered off into the 1,000-acre tract of woods behind the home of his owners Susan and Kerry Fisher. Source: Athens Banner-Herald New lawsuits target alleged contaminants near Monroe County’s Plant Scherer The lawsuits claim it and the plant’s […]

UGA ranked 6th in top 17 universities with best professors s a website powered by mtvU that allows students to review faculty. The website based the best professors rankings on overall average professor ratings. Source: Red& West Georgia Technical College to hold ribbon-cutting Friday of Coweta campus Source: Newnan Times-Herald Bibb County BOE to consider two new charter schools Source: Macon Telegraph Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks of […]

300 Boeing jobs in Macon threatened by end of C-17

Nearly 3,000 employees work on the C-17 military cargo plane at the Macon plant and three other locations; production will end in two years. Source: WMAZ-TV  Cinnabon’s new president is 35 Kat Cole is president of Atlanta-based Cinnabon; a look at her career path. Source: WXIA-TV Former Martinez businesswoman’s investors tell tales of shell game As Regina […]

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun again on ‘most corrupt’ list

Broun was named to the annual list, put together by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, for the second consecutive time. The CREW report notes his ‘failure to disclose the true source and terms of his campaign loans.’ Source: Athens Banner-Herald Gov. Deal discusses crime legislation changes while in LaGrange Source: LaGrange Daily News  Rep. Sanford […]

Human trafficking notices debut in Augusta and across the state

Bars, airports and hospitals are posting notices in an effort to reduce the number of people in Georgia who are forced into commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. Source: Augusta Chronicle Today is International ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ day Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Abducted 14-year old found alive in Conyers Two men are in custody. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • 14-year […]

Backup musicians to be center stage at Guitar Pull in Waycross

The three headliners for the 16th annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival have stood in the dim light, right on the edge of the spotlight, during their musical careers.Each of the three, who have connections to some of the biggest stars of country-rock music, will be center-stage at the three-day festival, which runs […]

Minor injuries reported in westside accident

Minor injuries reported in westside accident

Two foot injuries were the extent of injuries reported after a car struck a semi-truck in Schlatterville on Tuesday. Sheriff Jack Whisenant, who was on-scene after the accident, told the Enterprise that an occupant of the car received a foot injury  as did the driver of the semi truck but  other injuries were not initially […]

Harry L. Pearson, 80

September 16, 2013 — Harry L. Pearson, 80, of Hortense passed away Monday at his residence. A visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Lane Cemetery with the Rev. R.C. Mathis officiating.

Train cars derail near Burke County line

Train cars derail near Burke County line

A train derailed Tuesday near the Burke County line on Mike Padgett Highway after being hit by a tractor-trailer. The train was westbound near the county about noon when the northbound tractor-trailer was unable to stop, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Ramone Lamkin. The driver jumped out of the truck’s cab and the semi […]

Audio: WellStar plans $5.6 million renovation of Cobb County hospital in Austell

Under the renovation, all four floors of the women’s center would receive an upgrade.Source:

Jekyll Island Authority adopts master plan that makes island larger than 20 years ago

The Jekyll Island Authority board adopted a draft master plan Monday that increased the island’s size by 1,340 acres since the 1992 master plan; This will likely set off a public relations battle with conservationists. Source: Georgia Times-Union Tropical Storm Humberto moving in the Atlantic Source: WTOC-TV Orangutan born at Zoo Atlanta is healthy Source: Anderson Independent-Mail/AP  

UGA graduate makes top ten in Miss America competition

Recent UGA graduate Carly Mathis is the first Miss Georgia contestant to advance to the Miss America Top 15 since 2009. Source: Red&  Students and faculty debate hot topics at University of North Georgia University of North Georgia’s Politically Incorrect Club held its “Constitution Day” debate. Source: Gainesville Times  Construction of the archway at Brenau Downtown Center […]

Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery sees second consecutive year of growth

The Bulloch County winery creates wines from Muscadine grapes. Source: Statesboro Herald  New bracelet from Bionym could make passwords a thing of the past Derek Benfield, the manager at Radio Shack in Columbus, said “It picks up off of your heartbeat. It registers your pulse. There are several devices out there on the market that are […]

Gov. Deal to speak at Vietnam War commemoration event

Gov. Deal to speak at Vietnam War commemoration event

Governor Nathan Deal is expected to attend a ceremony at the State Capitol Thursday celebrating the partnership between Georgia and the U.S. Department of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder  Tom Baxter: What the Savannah River dredging project and the Medicaid expansion say about our priorities “For a vivid […]

14-year old girl kidnapped from Clayton County home

According to the Levi’s Call alert, Ayvani Hope Perez was kidnapped by two armed men during a home invasion in the 3800 block of Brookgate Drive around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Athens mayor declares Thursday ‘Don’t text and drive day’ Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson proclaimed Thursday as Don’t Text and Drive Day […]

Judicial Council says Waycross Circuit needs fourth Superior Court judge

The Judicial Council of Georgia has recommended that a fourth Superior Court judgeship be established for the six-county Waycross Judicial Circuit. The recommendation for the judgeship and another in the Coweta circuit was based on caseload data and forwarded to Gov. Nathan Deal and the General Assembly for possible action in the 2014 legislative session. […]

Arbery may face 15-year term in federal prison

Cortez Arbery, 25, of Brunswick pled guilty earlier this month before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  If Arbery is determined to be an “armed career criminal,” he faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison.  During the guilty plea hearing, the […]

Airport confirms Jet Blue is coming to Savannah

JetBlue Airways will begin flights into and out of the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport starting next February. The airport’s Executive Director Greg Kelly confirmed the information early Monday morning. JetBlue will begin with two flights daily to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport starting Feb. 13, 2014, wrote Lori Lynah, director of the airport’s marketing […]

Eddie Dorsey Roberson, 69

September 12, 2013 – Eddie Dorsey Roberson, 69, died Thursday night  at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m.  Sunday, Sept. 15, at Hosanna Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Burial will be in Swamp Road Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will be receiving […]

John William Sharpe, 73

September 13, 2013 —, 73, of Hickox passed away Friday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home chapel . Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Wainright officiating. Burial will follow in […]

Significant weather advisory issued

A significant weather advisory has been issued for southern Wayne and northeastern Brantley counties for strong winds, small hail and excessive lightning valid until 4 p.m. At 3:16 the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms centered 7 miles east of Hortense moving west at 10 mph. These strong thunderstorms will also affect areas […]

Court refuses to delay new Wayne tax bills

All of Wayne County’s property-tax bills are about to go out. Superior Court Judge Ronnie Rahn has refused to issue an injunction against sending out large-acreage tax bills, as requested by Rayonier Forest Resources. In a hearing on Rayonier’s motion for a temporary restraining order Wednesday, though, Rahn did order that Rayonier’s new bill for […]

Taylor secures Laura Bush Foundation Grant for AES

Taylor secures Laura Bush Foundation Grant for AES

Thanks to Connie Taylor,  the Atkinson Elementary School (AES) library was recently awarded $5,000 to spend on a selection of literature that includes books, e-books and magazines. Taylor recently applied for The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Awards and was recently notified that the school library was one of 212 school libraries across the […]

E911 dispatcher claims wrongful termination; harrassment in suit against county

Vindication in the form of a letter from the district attorney wasn’t enough to get a former 911 dispatcher her job back recently and the resulting lawsuit has expanded now that her husband has been fired from the sheriff’s office as well for joining his wife in the original suit. Now both have filed grievances […]

Cemetery crasher: graveyard caretakers perturbed by vandals

Cemetery crasher: graveyard caretakers perturbed by vandals

What started as an attempt to keep one of Brantley County’s oldest cemeteries and churches in pristine condition has turned into an all out war with unknown entities. Smyrna Cemetery Committee President C.R. Lynn told the Enterprise in an interview this week that he hopes to get the community’s help in catching those who continue […]

School board OKs dentistry services for grades 7-12

Dentistry services once only offered to elementary school students will be expanded through a completely separate service after a vote and some discussion by the Brantley County Board of Education at Monday’s regular meeting. The board approved the “Help a Child Smile” program for middle and high school students – a separate entity from the […]

GBI says ‘Crazy Clown’ now considered a controlled substance

GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang says officials had a strain of synthetic marijuana named “Crazy Clown” tested at its crime lab in Savannah and found a new synthetic cannabinoid.Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Regents University gets $1.4 million for autoimmune disease research

A protein called STING can help treat, or even avoid, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, Georgia Regents University researchers report. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Emory University gets $500,000 federal grant The grant will establish the Emory Center for Public Health Training in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Female inmates […]

State Botanical Garden to hold Insect-ival! Family Festival on September 21

The Athens event will feature discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and lots of live insects. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Zoo Atlanta to hold sweepstakes to meet pandas Source: WXIA-TV   Hall County’s recycling sites could go ‘pink’ Pink recycling bins are being proposed as a way to elevate awareness of recycling. Source:

UGA’s notetaker service lacks proper oversight

UGA’s Disability Resource Center is supposed to help disabled students with note-taking during class, but there’s no oversight and some say it’s being abused. Source: Red& UGA approves three new members for Peabody Awards board Joining other distinguished experts who select the electronic media prize are John Huey of Charleston, S.C., Henry Jenkins of Los Angeles, […]

Piggly Wiggly grocery stores to become Bi-Los in Savannah area

Bi-Lo purchased 22 Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in South Carolina and Georgia. Source: WTOC-TV A look at Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua Fuqua has been developing properties in Atlanta for 25 years, with 8 million sq.ft. completed. Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta   Video: Georgia Ports director presents annual State of the Port address Executive director Curtis Foltz said […]

Two Georgia senators back legislation to prevent favoritism to unions in Obamacare

Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson are co-sponsoring the Union Bailout Prevention Act, a response to reports that the Obama administration is working to assuage union criticism of the Affordable Care Act. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Karen Handel blasts Michelle Nunn on Syria Republican Handel is blasting Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn for saying she’d have […]

State Attorney General talks in SW Georgia about pill mills, sex trafficking

Olens says the state’s efforts include working with state and federal agencies to knock out sex trafficking operations, as well as enforcement of legislation aimed at moving “pill mills” out of Georgia. Source: Albany Herald Activists criticize Georgia Insurance Commissioner Hudgens The activists and several of their Democratic allies in the General Assembly criticized Hudgens, a […]

Effingham sheriff’s office looking for theft suspect

Effingham sheriff’s office looking for theft suspect

The Effingham County and Bulloch County Sheriff’s Offices are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect  in several thefts. Deputies are looking for Sylve Edwards, 38, of Ellabel. Edwards is suspected of taking gold and silver items from residences where she was working for a cleaning company, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor […]

GBI: Brunswick narcotic never seen before

GBI: Brunswick narcotic never seen before

Authorities in Georgia say the herbal incense or spice that sent dozens to the hospital is an illegal narcotic never seen before. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation analyzed the herbal incense labeled “Crazy Clown.” The analysis showed the presence of as a new synthetic cannabinoid called ADB-PINACA. The GBI says it’s the first known instance […]

18-year-old killer of Brunswick toddler gets life without parole

18-year-old killer of Brunswick toddler gets life without parole

An 18-year-old Brunswick man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole plus 105 years for murdering a 13-month-old baby, wounding the toddler’s mother in a failed robbery and shooting a preacher in another attempted robbery. Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley imposed a sentence on De’Marquise Elkins 10 years longer than the district attorney […]

William ‘Earl’ Copeland

September 11, 2013 — William “Earl” Copeland, 62, of Waynesville passed away Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at his residence located at 142 Cherokee Hill Road in Waynesville. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Waynesville Baptist Church with the […]

Police raid Brunswick smoke shop, arrest four for synthetic marijuana production

Four people have been arrested on drug charges Wednesday in the wake of raids the day before at a Brunswick smoke shop, a duplex and several homes, police said. In executing four search warrants beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, police discovered evidence at a duplex on 4th Avenue in Brunswick that they believe shows that […]

Matt Laughridge announces candidacy for Senate District 14

Laughridge, vice president of Terry Reid Kia, is running for the state Senate seat. Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Consolidation of cyberspace training at Fort Gordon up to Congress The decision to consolidate all U.S. cyberspace training into a new center of excellence at Fort Gordon rests in the hands of Congress, the Army post’s commanding […]

State Supreme Court hears arguments on Bibb-Monroe border war

The border dispute has dragged on for years and affects where children go to school and where taxes are paid on millions of dollars worth of property. Source: Macon Telegraph  

Louise Mae Knox

September 10, 2013 — Louise Mae “Granny” Rouse Knox, 99 of Nahunta, passed away early Tuesday morning at Bayview Nursing Home following a short illness. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorialization will be by cremation.

State workers to see changes in health insurance

“The main message that we want to convey – and we’re trying to convey – is for most members the premiums will stay the same or go down,” said Pam Keene, a spokeswoman for the Department of Community Health, which oversees the State Health Benefit Plan. Source: Augusta Chronicle VA clinic opens in Oakwood The new […]

Deer hunting season opens on Saturday

Officials say deer hunting season officially begins Sept. 14. Department spokeswoman Melissa Cumming says last year, more than 113,500 archers harvested nearly 60,200 deer. The hunting season ends in January. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Sweetwater Brewing Co. raises $42,000 for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper The End of Summer BBQ event raised $42,000 for the Save Our Water campaign; Sweetwater […]

State’s ninth-graders will have to pick career paths

Hoping to address a dismal graduation rate and prepare students for the workforce, the state is requiring ninth graders to pick one of 17 broad career “clusters,” such as finance or health sciences. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Lanier Technical College’s Dawson County campus hits record enrollment A record 213 students enrolled this fall. Source:  Two Darton College […]

Charges dropped against former CEO of Cobb EMC

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of one criminal indictment against the former chief executive officer of Cobb EMC, even though he still faces charges in another indictment. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Panasonic to add 150 more jobs at Peachtree City facility The company has already added 100 jobs in the past year. Source: Fayette […]

State Superintendent John Barge blames Gov. Deal for cuts to public education

Barge spoke in Toombs County, commenting on an increase in school tax bills that will be felt by Toombs County residents. Source: Southeast Georgia Today   Tom Baxter: Shortened calendar for 2014 races has time for surprises “Generally speaking, shortening the calendar would be viewed as a way to make a race more interesting. The Republican […]

Gov. Deal says nuclear ‘skittishness’ overseas helps Georgia

Georgia is positioned to capitalize on the abandonment of nuclear power by two of its largest trading partners following the 2011 accident at a Japanese nuclear plant, Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Former Pres. Carter to write book on treatment of women According to a book proposal that has circulated among several […]

Metro officers sue city and police chief for discrimination

Two metro police officers are suing Savannah Metro’s top brass and the city of Savannah for racial discrimination.  Both officers claim Chief Willie Lovett said they need not apply for a promotion because the position was reserved for a white applicant. Attorneys for Police Captain Dean Fagerstrom tell WJCL News the Metro Police Department is […]

Bicycle advocates want family trail in St. Marys

A proposal has been submitted to create an 11-mile trail from Crooked River State Park to downtown St. Marys Source: Georgia Times-Union

Plan to call downtown Augusta area a ‘slum’ draws criticism

  City Administrator Fred Russell said Friday that it was unfortunate that Georgia legislators do require the characterization of a “slum” for an area to receive special benefits but that suffering through the designation will be useful to continue downtown revitalization. Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday • City Ink, Augusta: Commission members say ‘slum’ is not an indictment for […]

Tattoo parties on the rise

A tattoo artist, who might not be licensed, provides body art without regulation and sanitary supervision at parties that often occur inside homes or hotel rooms. The parties are illegal. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday $5,000 grant to help Macon’s mental patients get needed medication The $5,000 grant will last a year. The money comes from the Healthcare […]

Mosaiculture exhibit featured at Atlanta Botanical Garden

19 sculptures are featured in the “Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life” exhibit. Source: Rockdale Citizen Sea turtle nesting up for fourth straight year At least 2,284 nests were dug this year. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday Scientists experiment with ultrasound to save fish Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Southwestern State’s police chief dies unexpectedly

Oris Bryant died unexpectedly; he served Georgia Southwestern for 18 years. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Superintendent of Harris County Schools to retire Harris County Superintendent Craig Dowling will retire effective Jan. 1, the school board announced Friday. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday UGA’s Red & Black named finalist for newspaper award University of Georgia student newspaper Red & Black was […]

Contractor gets award for Columbus textile mill project

Brasfield & Gorrie submitted their work on the Eagle & Phenix textile mills to an annual contest and have won Engineering News-Record recognition. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park to open in Rockdale County in 2015 Source: Rockdale Citizen New owner of Georgia Square Mall says changes will be customer-driven No major changes will be […]

Legislators to look at payments to tax commissioners

Under an agreement between Villa Rica and the county, $1 of the city taxes on each parcel goes directly into the pocket of Carroll County Tax Commissioner Vickie Bearden. Not paid to the county, but to the commissioner, in addition to her county salary. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Rep. Austin Scott speaks in Thomasville Scott, a first-term […]

State parks to be free on September 28

Saturday, September 28 will be “Your State Parks Day.” Source: Dalton Daily Citizen 3rd ID soldiers arrive at Hunter Army Airfield The last flight of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers to leave Afghanistan returned to the Savannah Army post Saturday evening carrying the unit’s final 40 deployed soldiers. Source: Savannah Morning News/Sunday Lawsuit filed over broken prison […]

Jekyll Island prepares for Shrimp & Grits Festival

Amateur cooks and professional chefs will soon be squaring off on the Georgia coast to see who makes the tastiest shrimp and grits. The 8th annual Shrimp & Grits festival opens Sept. 20 on Jekyll Island. The three-day, weekend event features cooking contests for its namesake dish plus craft beers and a country music concert. […]

Football scores from Friday night

Here’s a list of football game scores from across the state.

Waycross residents meet about cancer cluster

Residents of Waycross believe an old industrial waste water processor is to blame for a cancer cluster in the community. Residents had a meeting and will be going out into Waycross and surrounding areas to survey families to find just how many people are sick.

Emily Drusilla Drury, 49

September 4, 2013 — Emily Drusilla Head Drury, 49, of White Oak died suddenly Wednesday at her residence. Visitation will be held Sunday evening Sept. 8 starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral  Home, Nahunta . A funeral service will be held Monday morning Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Way of the Cross Church […]

Study shows children’s use of e-cigarettes is increasing

The new study suggests many kids are now getting a first taste of nicotine through e-cigarettes and then moving on to regular tobacco products. Source: Anti-underage drinking ads to be shown in Georgia theatres The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is using movie theaters to share its stance on underage drinking. Source: […]

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove seeks $500,000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines require the sanctuary to raise its current eight-foot fencing to 16 feet, according to Noah’s Ark personnel — and there’s 40 acres to cover. Source: Henry Daily Herald Augusta Canal trail to be extended 700 feet A new trail between the Augusta Canal and the Savannah River could extend more […]

Former ASU Foundation employees indicted

Two former employees of Albany State University Foundation, Inc. have been indicted by a Dougherty County grand jury on charges of racketeering. Source: Albany Herald Dougherty County School System won’t budge on position on proposed charter school A Monday meeting will be held with the State Charter School Commission, the Dougherty County School System, and officials […]

Farmers Home Furniture expanding in Dublin

    The company is planning a $4 million expansion and will add 62 jobs over the next decade. Source: Macon Telegraph Award-winning Sweet Grass Dairy to offer cheesemaking classes Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise 400 employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield to relocate to Muscogee Technology Park Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Kumho Tire North America president speaks on new tire […]

Rep. Austin Scott outlines upcoming legislative session at Valdosta event

  Speaking at a Rotary Club luncheon Wednesday, Congressional Representative Austin Scott outlined his priorities for Congress’ upcoming session, starting with the corporate tax rate, which Scott argues should be abolished. Source: Valdosta Daily Times • Rep. Scott faces questions at town hall meeting in Thomasville Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Temporary Ga. Supreme Court Judge named Coweta County Superior […]

No Georgia law prohibits leaving a child in a running car

A Columbus man left a 1-year old in a running car at a convenience store; he can be charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer State aims to help young offenders enter workforce “The Department of Juvenile Justice is teaming up with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development for the Re-Entry Skills Preparation and […]

DOL accidentally emails Social Security numbers of thousands

The Georgia Department of Labor is warning thousands of people who filed for unemployment that their secure information has been breached and emailed to 1,000 people. The information the DOL sent out to some of its customers contains a spread sheet with names, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers and email addresses of 4,457 customers. People […]

Daryl Joseph Bell, 70

September 4, 2013 — Daryl Joseph Bell, 70, of Raybon died  Wednesday at the Satilla Hospice House in Waycross after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Saturday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Frye chapel with the Revs. Wilbur Dean and […]

UPDATED: Significant weather advisory issued for Brantley

Update: The significant weather advisory has been extended to 6 p.m. and includes Waynesville, Raybon, Nahunta, Hortense, Atkinson and Hickox. A significant weather advisory has been issued for southeastern Wayne, northeastern Brantley and western Glynn counties for strong winds and excessive lightning valid until 6:00 p.m. At 4:23 p.m., the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated strong […]

OPINION: Drug epidemic: Killer ‘Clown’

“It’s called Crazy Clown. Or Herbal Madness Incense. Or Black Lion. Or Spice. Or another name meant to entice. All are forms of synthetic marijuana, a scourge that’s putting young people in hospitals as surely as a killer with a pistol.” Source: Savannah Morning News

School of Health opens in Milledgeville

  The new allied health career college is administered by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder   Piedmont Henry Hospital plans to improve quality of health in Henry County Piedmont Henry Hospital recently completed a community health needs assessment and developed implementation plans for the Henry County community. Source: Henry Daily Herald […]

UGA research looks at aging and death in plants

UGA ecologist Richard Shefferson explored aging and death of plants in a special issue of the Journal of Ecology, which he co-edited. Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Douglas County student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

A 15-year-old Alexander High School student has been arrested after a school resource officer found a loaded gun in his backpack Wednesday afternoon. Source: Douglas County Sentinel Class-action lawsuit filed against Newton County school system over bus wreck The January accident involved two Newton County school buses and sent 40 children to the hospital. Source: Newton Citizen […]

Small Cakes opens in Thomasville with help of Food Network star

Gus and Beth Walters recently opened a cupcakery franchise created by Jeff Martin, Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” competitor for three seasons. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Audio: New carpet factories in Dalton help cushion recession losses Engineered Floors is investing $450 million in two new manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the area. The Dalton expansion is […]

Audio: A talk with Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Syria vote

Chambliss, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks about the upcoming Senate vote. Source: Audio: Rep. Austin Scott is tired of U.S. getting involved in world disputes Rep. Austin Scott held a town hall meeting in Thomasville on Wednesday. Source: Edition Newt Gingrich urges Congress to vote no on Syria NewsMax reports Newt Gingrich […]

Staff Sgt. Michael R. Guza awarded Purple Heart in Fort Benning ceremony

Guza was wounded Sept. 16, 2011, in Afghanistan during a command-detonated improvised explosive device attack. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Georgia PSC may give $10,000 to anti-abortion group Two elected Georgia regulators have proposed giving a $10,000 fine from a telephone company to an anti-abortion charity that the officials have connections to; Attorney General Sam Olens said in […]

Report: Blow to neck killed Valdosta teen found in gym

The parents of a south Georgia teenager found in dead his school gymnasium are asking federal authorities to investigate after a new autopsy concluded the boy died from a blow to the neck. Lowndes County sheriff’s detectives closed their investigation months ago into the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found Jan. 11 […]

Parents of Valdosta boy found dead in wrestling mat want case reopened

The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared an accident, the family’s attorney said Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators had decided after months of investigation that 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson died in a freak accident after […]

Atlanta Motor Speedway to be smoke-free in seating areas

The new policy will start in January and will be in effect at all speedway events including the annual NASCAR Labor Day race weekend. Source: CDC says black men at 80% higher risk of preventable death Lack of access to health insurance and preventable care is a likely cause. Source: Augusta Chronicle Flint River Hospital to […]

People urged not to feed alligators

With the recent fascination and focus on alligators, people have been feeding them marshmallows, chicken nuggets and french fries, resulting in alligators seeking out people, leading to their euthanization if over 6 feet long. Source: Savannah Morning News Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to get new passenger tram The tram is intended to allow seniors, small […]

Georgia school system considers putting rifles in schools

The Gainesville City School system is considering putting guns, locked inside safes, in three of its schools. Source: Gainesville Times  Dean at ABAC says jobs still available in health care profession “Jobs in the health care profession appear to be recession proof,” said Troy Spicer, the interim dean of the ABAC School of Nursing and Health […]

Proposed Hyundai plant in LaGrange could mean 300 jobs to area

Tuesday, the Troup County Commission approved a memorandum of understanding for the proposed Hyundai plant in West Point. It is the first step in making the plant official. Source: State Attorney General Olens says water lawyers wanted Olens says he is seeking lawyers interested in representing Georgia in a lawsuit that Florida Gov. Rick Scott […]

Two veterans walk through Tifton on their way to D.C.

Two veterans are walking more than 3,000 miles to ultimately reach Washington, D.C. by Veterans Day on Nov. 11 in support of the U.S. Constitution. Source: Tifton Gazette Audio: A talk with new Georgia Democratic Party Chairman DuBose Porter Source: CSRA Peace Alliance members in Augusta protest military action against Syria Source: Augusta Chronicle • Former Fort Benning […]

State’s utility regulators approve deal to put off decision on Georgia Power budget

The agreement means the debate over the rising cost of building two reactors at Plant Vogtle will be delayed for years, putting off a decision on whether Georgia Power can raise its budget for building two reactors until the first is finished. Source: Augusta Chronicle “Happiest cities” survey lists Atlanta at #4 The new Harris Poll […]

1-year-old Blackshear boy killed while playing on city street

A 1-year-old Blackshear boy was killed Friday night when he was struck by a truck on the edge of a city street, the Georgia State Patrol said.John Guess, 27, who had backed his 1992 truck into a driveway, drove forward and turned left onto Peachtree Street where the bumper struck Christian Warren and the truck […]

Charlie Elden Crews, 89

August 28, 2013 — Charlie Elden Crews, 89, of Hoboken died Wednesday morning at his residence after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5–9 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist […]

Francis Roberson, 80

September 2, 2013 — Francis Jerome Roberson, 80, of Waynesville passed away Sunday after a brief illness. A visitation will be held Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at at the funeral home with the Revs. Daryl Davison, Owen “Bud” […]

Thomas Sarro, 46

Sept. 1 2013 — Thomas Joseph Sarro, 46, of Nahunta died Friday in Shand’s of Jacksonville from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta followed by a memorial at 6 p.m. Friday evening in the chapel with the […]

Jekyll Island 4H Center to be torn down, replaced

Jekyll Island 4H Center to be torn down, replaced

As Roosevelt Turner brushed fresh paint on bare and soiled spots on the Jekyll Island 4H Center walls, director Donna Stewart said she’ll be glad when the replacement is built.But she’ll also be sad to see the old one go. “I lived here three years, right there in that end room,’’ she said, pointing toward […]

Camden faces property values decline

As property values continue to decline in Camden County, local governments are trying to provide the same level of service with less revenue.

Outburst on field ends Heron game in Folkston

Lightning delayed the start of the Heron game against Charlton County Friday and the game ended on a sour note.

De’Marquise Elkins guilty of murder of baby Antonio Santiago

De’Marquise Elkins guilty of murder of baby Antonio Santiago

A jury has convicted De’Marquise Elkins guilty in the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Elkins, 18, now faces life in prison for shooting and killing a Brunswick baby while trying to rob the baby’s mother. Elkins’ mother, Karimah, is charged with hiding the suspected murder weapon. She faces 15 years in prison.

Trial of baby murder suspect goes to jury

A defense attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller said the investigation was flawed and police ignored other leads and suspects, while the prosecution said witnesses may have had shifting stories but video and other evidence doesn’t lie. The closing arguments Friday in the trial of De’Marquise Elkins gave […]

Audio: Millions have trouble sleeping

According to a first-of-its-kind study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine million Americans are using sleeping pills to help them sleep. Source: Albany Veterans Affairs Clinic to move to MCLB-Albany Source: Albany Herald Health care consultant speaks in Columbus, says system is broken “There are no good guys or bad guys, only winners […]

Hickory Horned Devil caterpillars spotted in LaGrange

Hickory Horned Devil caterpillars spotted in LaGrange

                  The caterpillars can grow up to 5.5 inches long. Source: LaGrange Daily News  

Former Clayton County Superintendent gets job in Bermuda

  Former Superintendent Edmond Heatley will become the island territory’s new commissioner of education beginning September 11. Source: Clayton News Daily Investigation into One World Academy reopened by Department of Early Care and Learning Source: Forsyth News All Baldwin County public school students eligible for free meals Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder Charlie Harper: Why Common Core’s collapse hurts Georgia’s […]

Douglas County may get Westin Resort

The 350-room Westin Hotel and Conference Center would be built on the grounds of the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in southern Douglas County. Source: Douglas County Sentinel 27th annual Georgia Peanut Tour set for September 17-19 Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise NFL’s concussion settlement reached Mary Ann Easterling, the widow of the former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, […]

Rep. John Barrow tours U.S. Energy Sciences in Vidalia

  U.S. Energy Sciences is involved in lighting technology. Source: Southeast Georgia Today   Vice President Joe Biden to visit Savannah’s port Source: Savannah Morning News • Biden to visit Savannah, Charleston in mid September Vice President Biden will visit both seaports before a trip to the Panama Canal; both ports are seeking federal funds to deepen their […]

Audio: New online magazine features stories about ‘the other South’

“The Bitter Southerner” is a website from Chuck Reece. Source: What’s open, what’s closed for Labor Day Source: Macon Telegraph MARTA considers major expansion along Ga. 400 corridor MARTA is focusing on an alignment that would run heavy rail, light rail or bus rapid transit within existing right-of-way for 11.9 miles from the North Springs MARTA […]

Kingston rep. to meet Brantley residents next week

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Brantley County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming Congressional Day Office to be held at the county commission office on Sept. 4 officials told the Enterprise this week. “We hold these throughout the First District to make it more […]

Kilo of bath salts off the streets in Savannah

A huge load of bath salts is off the street following a Savannah drug bust.Investigators say both the seller and the buyer originally thought the drugs were molly, an extremely pure form of ecstasy.That confusion over what the drugs were is one of the scariest parts of this story, but agents say it’s pretty common.Savannah […]

Medient Studios breaks ground in Effingham

Medient Studios breaks ground in Effingham

Medient Studios was negotiating for a site in New York State to build its movie production studios and entertainment complex when someone mentioned Georgia. “I hope Georgia is not on your list,” Manu Kumaran, Medient CEO, quoted a New York economic development official as saying. “Now it is,” was the reply. During groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday, […]

Nashville, Georgia man contracts malaria and dengue fever at same time

Tony Kincaid was treated for two tropical diseases at South Georgia Medical Center. Source: Valdosta Daily Times Shingles vaccine now available at Bartow County Health Department Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News Audio: Atlanta VA expands mental health and substance abuse services The Atlanta VA Medical Center has just expanded its mental health and substance abuse services in […]