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BREAKING: Earthquake strikes parts of Georgia; Carolinas

United States Geological Survey equipment in South Carolina has confirmed that the shakes felt in the last hour were an earthquake – or at least an event that caused significant…

Smith resigns BCHS principal’s post

Smith resigns BCHS principal’s post

The Enterprise has learned that the principal of Brantley County High School has resigned his position.…

Hortense soldier among 89 returning home

Hortense soldier among 89 returning home

Spc. Britton Williams of Hortense kisses his little girl, Aubreigh, at the Brunswick airport Saturday on his return from Afghanistan along with 89 other members of the 848th Engineer Co.…

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…

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…

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…

Vets carry flag coast to coast

Vets carry flag coast to coast

One step at a time from San Diego to the Georgia coast two veterans have joined forces for the last five months to remind passersby that the rights Americans have…

Injuries reported; one airlifted in accident

Injuries reported; one airlifted in accident

At least one person was air-lifted after an accident on Highway 301 north of Hortense Tuesday evening. First responders reported entrapment and requested extrication equipment but said that one or…

Sarro dies from accident injuries

Sarro dies from accident injuries

UPDATE: Thomas Sarro was killed when his truck overturned on Roberson Street…

None injured in car-versus-semi accident

None injured in car-versus-semi accident

An afternoon accident involving a semi truck and a car resulted in no major injuries according to first responders, Thursday.…

Drowning victim identified

Drowning victim identified

Emergency crews and a dive team were dispatched to the scene in an effort to find Gregory Wallace, 51, who did not resurface while swimming at the pond at about…

Juveniles safe after Satilla excursion goes awry

A boat ride down the Satilla turned into a perilous journey when four young boating enthusiasts lost their way on the Satilla, Sunday, but officials told the Enterprise Monday that…

EMA to residents: Prepare for more flooding

EMA to residents: Prepare for more flooding

The Brantley County Emergency Management Agency is cautioning the public to prepare for yet another Satilla River flood this week as waters cross flood stage on Tuesday and surpass several…

Bacon defeats Brantley in Saturday scrimmage

Bacon defeats Brantley in Saturday scrimmage

Stopping power was on the Herons' side Saturday, but speed was not when they took on the Bacon County Raiders in a pre-season scrimmage that led to a 39-28 Raider…

Waynesville residents call for traffic light

Waynesville residents call for traffic light

Jesse Mobley told the Enterprise this week that he hopes to grow a strong community base for the project so when the time to sign petitions and other items comes…

Canine ‘Jerry Lee’ introduced to deputies

Canine ‘Jerry Lee’ introduced to deputies

At 91 pounds, Jerry Lee will be the smallest officer in the history of the force when he joins the Brantley County Sheriff's Office later this year.…

Slight millage rate reduction may be costly for BOE

A slight dip in the board of education millage this year may not save tax payers a huge amount of money for the coming year, but it will likely cost…

Bodies of mother and son found in van on east side identified

UPDATE: The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office has identified the mother and son found dead in a van as Dorothy Daniels and John Glenn Daniels. They were discovered in a van…

School board upholds coach’s termination amid inappropriate touching allegations

School board upholds coach’s termination amid inappropriate touching allegations

The Brantley County Board of Education upheld the termination of baseball coach Keith Mobley late Thursday night after a nearly 12 hour hearing into allegations that he inappropriately touched a…

McCarty up to task of 4-H resurrection

McCarty up to task of 4-H resurrection

Resurrecting the long-dormant 4-H program is a tall order for one person, but longtime resident and extension office resource manager turned 4-H director Alana McCarty is up to the task.…

Traffic stop turns into wet manhunt

What started as a routine traffic stop on Hwy. 301 North Thursday quickly turned into a full-on manhunt. …

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

New Airport Authority member brings experience

New Airport Authority member brings experience

The Brantley County Airport Authority’s newest member is no stranger to the airport business, board members discovered when the regular attendee volunteered to fill an unexpired term at the group’s…

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.…