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Brasiel charged in murder

Brasiel charged in murder

A 20-year-old Waynesville man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death of a 55-year-old Ternest Lane man and stabbing of a 50-year-old woman, also a…

Murder, stabbing victims identified

Murder, stabbing victims identified

(Update: Unconfirmed reports indicate that a suspect  has been arrested in the investigation, and while a name has been mentioned, we won’t post it till we’re sure of it.) The…

Fireworks in the rain

Fireworks in the rain

Though plagued by clouds and the occasional thunderstorm, the Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July celebration drew a sizeable crowd last week for lots of fun, food and entertainment and…

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

The dedicated deputy at the county courthouse that was a point of contention only two years before is needed elsewhere, Sheriff Jack Whisenant said at a Monday budget hearing where…

Brantley resident tests positive for West Nile

Brantley resident tests positive for West Nile

A Brantley County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), according to officials with the Southeast Health District (SEHD). This is the first positive case of WNV in…

Metal roof fabricator coming to Brantley

Metal roof fabricator coming to Brantley

Development Authority Peggy Bowers, left, thanks Georgia Metals manager Byron Lee at the end of Monday’s meeting while the company’s CEO Tripp Strickland shakes hands with executive director Richard Thornton.…

Library braces for TRRL system reorganization

Library braces for TRRL system reorganization

A coastal library’s decision to send the Three Rivers Regional Library packing made waves in Glynn County last week, but ripples will likely be felt in Brantley County as well…

County hopes self-funded insurance will create savings

A partially self-funded insurance plan will likely be the key to having no increase in county taxes this year, county manager Carl Rowland said after a decision last Thursday that…

Local mail carrier arrested after minor accident

Local mail carrier arrested after minor accident

A local mail carrier spent a brief period of time behind bars last week after an accident led to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs. Patricia Lynn…

Pierce to headline Fourth celebration

Pierce to headline Fourth celebration

Kris Pierce has been named the headliner for the Brantley County Chamber of Commerce July 4th celebration to be held at Heron Field.…

GBI called in to investigate armed robbery

GBI called in to investigate armed robbery

Three masked black men — two of them carrying guns — robbed the Waynesville Dollar General Sunday, according to Brantley County Sheriff's Department reports. …

Damage to Central Avenue bridge averted

Damage to Central Avenue bridge averted

(UPDATE: Damage to a Central Avenue bridge was prevented after officials diverted water from a broken dam.) The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office has announcd that a dam break in the…

STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER

Payton Johnston shared this photo of Mt. Calvary Road near Hoboken about half inundated with rain water. Please send us your photos and be sure to tell us where they…

In honor…

In honor…

The Brantley County High School Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps ceremony held Monday at the courthouse gave Brantley Countians a chance to pay their respects to those who…

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Brantley County High School graduates toss their mortarboards into the air Friday night after ceremonies held at Heron Field. More coverage in this week’s graduation edition! (Photo by Ken Buchanan)…

‘Straight line’ winds wreak havoc

‘Straight line’ winds wreak havoc

Brantley winds may not have brought the same damage found in the midwest earlier this week but Brantley did find itself the victim of strong damaging winds Sunday afternoon.…

County meeting erupts into shouting match

Longstanding tensions flared when commissioners brought their personal feelings to the table on issues of private property work at a called meeting last Thursday. Charlie Summerlin brought an item to…

Bradskeez’s has grand opening

Bradskeez’s has grand opening

Bradskeez’s Restaurant held their grand opening and ribbon cutting last Saturday with family, friends, restaurant staff, patrons and Brantley Chamber of Commerce members participating in the event. The restaurant served…

Brantley gets first art association

Brantley gets first art association

New members gather in front of the newly formed Brantley Art Association sign, a historical first for Brantley. The first meeting was held last Wednesday at Sweet P’s Art Studio…

BOE recognizes retirees

BOE recognizes retirees

The Brantley County School Board and superintendent may soon be adding landlord to its existing duties after a decision at Monday night’s regular meeting to move forward with drawing up…

Area leaders get legislative update

Area leaders get legislative update

Members of Brantley County’s legislative delegation told those gathered at the post legislative breakfast sponsored last week by the Brantley County Chamber of Commerce that the legislature was able this…

Toothpick bridge wins third in nation

Toothpick bridge wins third in nation

Science skills are at work at  Brantley County Middle School this year as teachers were able to offer several applied learning connections classes this year.The results of this exploratory learning…

Local residents go gold for cancer patient

Local residents go gold for cancer patient

Gold is an important color to 4-year-old Silas Edenfield in many ways.  He knows it’s the color of childhood cancer awareness — something with which he’s become very familiar having…

County may clamp down on off-road park

Brantley County may soon be looking at ways to recoup losses, fix traffic problems and better enforce the law governing major county events after an agenda item regarding East Coast…

Nahunta Primary School leads county on CCRPI

Nahunta Primary School leads county on CCRPI

Nahunta Primary School led the county in results of the 2012 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) tests with a 96.9 overall score, according to results provided by the…

Rain turns fertilizer into fly spawning ground

Hoboken experienced a population boom in the last week in the hundreds of thousands, but the new residents are anything but human. Hoboken City Clerk Linda Henderson said that last…

Mangram guilty on all counts in murder

Mangram guilty on all counts in murder

A Glynn County man was sentenced to two life sentences after he was found guilty in the May 29 murder of Ultavious Gillard in Brantley County. …

First Lady visits WPS students

First Lady visits WPS students

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal reads to students at Waynesville Primary School on Monday as part of a statewide reading initiative.…

Strangeness prevails at Okefenokee event

Strangeness prevails at Okefenokee event

Patrons of the Okefenokee Swamp Park enjoyed a night of sight-seeing, local cuisine and swamp education as they took to the many trails of the park, which held special full…

BOE fires teacher on alcohol related charges

BOE fires teacher on alcohol related charges

The Brantley County Board of Education terminated a teacher employed at Hoboken Elementary School Monday after testimony in a day-long hearing indicated she had provided alcohol for her own 15-year-old…

NES Gazette staff brings news to students

NES Gazette staff brings news to students

One local student’s excitement for journalism has sparked the interest of an entire school in Brantley County and he’s nowhere near done just yet. Grant Bennett is the editor and…

Storms leave trail of damage across county

Storms leave trail of damage across county

Residents are still recovering from damages after a storm swept through most of Brantley County on late Sunday evening causing damage throughout. The Enterprise received reports of damage from Hoboken…

Backwoods artisan finds beauty in gnarled roots

Backwoods artisan finds beauty in gnarled roots

There was a little bit of everything at the Big Z garage sale last Saturday which brought residents from around the area and even out of state to exhibit their…

School officials say hello to new super

School officials say hello to new super

Teachers and several other school system employees will be adding a planning day to the end of the year to help make up hours lost during February’s flooding which forced…

ATV rider could face multiple charges

An accident at an area event could could result in charges against the injured driver. Corey Lee Rauch, 18, from Hinesville who received a life-flight due to head injuries could…

Storm marches through county Sunday

Storm marches through county Sunday

Storm tracks show the paths of destructive winds that marched through the county Sunday night …

One seriously injured in Hickox accident

One seriously injured in Hickox accident

Emergency services workers carry a victim in a Sunday afternoon accident to a TraumaOne helicopter for transfer to an area medical center. …

Former Nahunta mayor passes way

Former Nahunta mayor passes way

The city of Nahunta mourned the loss of one of its longest serving and most recognizable public figures this week when he died late Monday after a storied career in…

East-side resident unearths mystery marbles

East-side resident unearths mystery marbles

Derrick Daniels closely examines one of over 100 glass agates he has found mysteriously buried in his yard for the last decade. …

Cyclists stop in Nahunta during 1,700-mile journey

Cyclists stop in Nahunta during 1,700-mile journey

Stephen and Penny Koerner’s 1,700 mile journey may have begun in Sarasota, Fla. late last month, but the couple’s love of seeing the world from the seat of a tandem…

Court of Appeals sets Waycross session

Waycross attorney C. Deen Strickland has announced that Judge Michael P. Boggs of the Court of Appeals of Georgia has accepted the invitation of Chief Superior Court Judge Dwayne H.…

Big Z is this weekend!

Big Z is this weekend!

Link to website inside!…

Local resident discovers meth making kit

Local resident discovers meth making kit

Deputies and investigators of the Brantley County Sheriff's Office responded to the Waynesville Volunteer Fire Department on Tyson Road Wednesday in reference to a hazardous materials incident after an area…

Three arrested on multiple drug charges

Three arrested on multiple drug charges

The Brantley County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Hickox area residents on multiple drug-related charges after deputies went to 178 Johnson Circle to execute a federal arrest warrant.…

Sheriff’s department makes marijuana arrest

Sheriff’s department makes marijuana arrest

Brantley County Sheriff Jack Whisenant displays three marijuana plants seized at the Waynesville residence of Brittany Candice Taylor and Kevin Coker late Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Office searched the residence located…

Herons win Dublin tourney, Lady Herons 3rd

Herons win Dublin tourney, Lady Herons 3rd

The BCHS Herons tennis team recently traveled to Dublin to compete in the Middle Ga. Classic Tennis Invitational. The Herons girls first defeated Putnam County in a 5-0 sweep. The…

Fans flock to Elmo appearance

Fans flock to Elmo appearance

Fans flock to surround Elmo during a special kids’ event at Wings ‘R’ Us in Nahunta Thursday. Local photographer Kathy Ham Hendrix sponsored the appearance of the much loved Sesame…

Smith named superintendent

Smith named superintendent

After months of deliberation, the Brantley County Board of Education made its final decision on a superintendent at Monday’s regular meeting – but the board was anything but unified on…

Ninth grader dies in bicycle accident

Ninth grader dies in bicycle accident

High school principal Bert Smith said Monday night that counselors would be available to students this week following the death of a ninth grade student early Monday morning.…

Arsenic concerns draw investigation

The Southeast Health District responded to fears of high arsenic levels in area water this month and said that the state health department should release results of water tests within…

New queens

New queens

Last years winner Tori Thornton Willis crowns the new Miss Brantley County High School Taylor Mertz at last week's pageant. Mertz also won the prettiest dress competition. Kaitlyn Shivar was…

Talking with the angels

Talking with the angels

Former Brantley County resident John Jones thanked about 64 people who attended for allowing him to come home again for a little while to dedicate a painting by his daughter…

Nahunta will apply for CDBG grant for roads

Nahunta will apply for CDBG grant for roads

The city of Nahunta came one step closer to its road paving goals…

BOE presents bus camera plan to county

Residents in Brantley may soon need to keep an even more careful eye out for stopped school busses since a proposed inter-governmental agreement could allow the buses to keep a…

County auctions mobile homes for back taxes

County auctions mobile homes for back taxes

Brantley County Tax Commissioner Pat Tompkins and Chief Tax Appraiser Corey Lamb auction off 27 mobile homes on the courthouse steps Tuesday for non-payment of taxes…

Residents report snow flurries; nothing sticks

It didn't stick on the ground this weekend, but a brief mid-day snow did manage to stick in the minds of several Brantley County residents…

Students take part in NASA disaster simulation

Students take part in NASA disaster simulation

Gifted students from all Brantley elementary schools gathered at the Board of Education office Thursday to take part in a NASA-sponsored emergency simulation drill as first responders.…

Nahaunta hires two part-time officers

Nahaunta hires two part-time officers

The Nahunta City Council unanimously hired two new part-time officers for the Nahunta Police Department after an extensive vetting process by Police Chief Gene Solano and City Manager Tom…

Birthday tax to disappear on vehicles purchased after March 1

A new law that changes the way motor vehicles are taxed in Georgia will go into effect on March 1. …

Brantley issues voluntary evacuation order

Brantley issues voluntary evacuation order

The Brantley County Board of Commissioners has implemented a voluntary evacuation order for those living in low lying areas adjacent to the Satilla River…

Local businesses pull together for student trip

Local businesses pull together for student trip

A Brantley County High School student was chosen late last year for a study abroad trip to Europe this summer and now local businesses are pulling together to help her…

Superintendent candidate has unexplained transfer

Superintendent candidate has unexplained transfer

Even as members of the Brantley County Board of Education further discussed the three finalists in its search for a new superintendent, the Brantley Enterprise has learned that one of…

Murder case continued in January court session

The case against three suspects in a May 2012 murder in which the body was found alongside a dirt road near the Brantley-Glynn County line was continued in the January…

Hoboken dropped by county tax billing firm

The city of Hoboken is looking for tax billing software after it was recently dropped by the firm that handles that task for the county and the city of Nahunta.…

Drug expert to speak at Brantley events

Drug expert to speak at Brantley events

Nationally renowned and televised drug expert Jesse Hambrick will be coming back to Brantley County to talk to local agencies, schools and the community …

BOE narrows superintendent list to 3

BOE narrows superintendent list to 3

The Brantley County Board of Education this week announced the finalists in the search for a new school superintendent, including one former assistant principal at Brantley County High School, after…

County gets $28,000 workman’s comp credit

Safety policies and loss control played a big part in a nearly $30,000 return from the county's workman's compensation fund county manager Carl Rowland said at Thursday's regular meeting of…

BOE stops payments to library system after 60 years

BOE stops payments to library system after 60 years

The Brantley County Board of Education voted unanimously to discontinue payments to Three Rivers Regional Library System (TRRL) System for the first time in almost 60 years at Monday night's…

End of Saturday PO delivery no problem, most say

End of Saturday PO delivery no problem, most say

A recent announcement by the United States Postal Service that it will cut Saturday mail deliveries for the first time since the 1890s later this year doesn’t seem to have…

Career Day at BCHS

Career Day at BCHS

BCHS student Tia Green, right, helps with a science lesson with students at Nahunta Elementary School in Lori Slover's sixth grade class as part of the Future Business Leaders of…

In rem tax sale

In rem tax sale

The county was the primary bidder on 316 different parcels in the former Satilla Plantation Subdivision during the in rem delinquent tax property sale held from 10 a.m. to about…

Sheriff says he’ll stand with Constitution

Sheriff says he’ll stand with Constitution

Brantley County sheriff Jack Whisenant has announced he will stand with the state sheriffs’ association’s decision to support the Constitution and defend the Second Amendment. “In light of the recent…

County may join Charlton extension office

County Commissioners may soon be looking at consolidating the county extension service with Charlton County per advice from the county extension service coordinator out of Waycross to Brantley’s county manager.…

Katlyn takes Supreme on Toddlers & Tairas

Katlyn takes Supreme on Toddlers & Tairas

On any given day you will find 6-year old Katlyn Smith at home playing dress up or practicing her pageant walk. “She has such a passion for pageants and practices…

Nahunta moves to online banking

Nahunta will be moving to the use of online banking after a unanimous vote by the city council at Monday’s regular meeting. Mayor Jeffrey Lee said that the service is…

TSPLOST penalty top legislative issue

A state senate bill proposing the removal of a large penalty against regions that didn’t pass the recent Transportation SPLOST is just one of many that could have an impact…

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