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Paula Deen back in the public’s eye

Paula Deen is making her way back into the public’s eye, so far with good reception. She made her first public appearance in Houston last week, where she got a…

Annual Savannah Jazz Festival begins Sunday

The 32nd annual Savannah Jazz Festival includes the Savannah Country Day School Jazz Ensemble, Savannah Arts Academy Skylite Orchestra and the Armstrong Atlantic State University Jazz Ensemble. Source: WTOC-TV…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

OPINION: Tom Crawford – Georgia turns students away from its colleges

“In many states, one of the top policy objectives is to provide a K-12 and college education for as many people as possible in the belief that a well-educated citizenry…

S.C. professor says he’s solved a mystery over slave’s novel

Gregg Hecimovich, the chairman of the English department at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., has uncovered previously unknown details about Hannah Bond’s life that have shed light on how…

Filming in Georgia: Tybee Island hosting a SpongeBob SquarePants meeting

Tybee Island will be one location for the production of “SpongeBob SquarePants 2: The Movie” beginning this month. Source: Savannah Morning News • “Walking Dead” to film in Milner Source: Barnesville Herald-Gazette (registration) …

Tyres could soon be named ‘Young Farm Family of the Year’

Tyres could soon be named ‘Young Farm Family of the Year’

Cory and Janie Tyre of Alma are continuing their tradition of putting Alma farm families on the map, as well as making the Tyre family name well known in Georgia…

Tyler Perry apparently buys more land in Douglas County

Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s company has apparently purchased more land in Douglasville. Residents in Tributary at New Manchester have been notified by their homeowners association that Perry’s company has purchased more…

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…

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…

UGA ranked 6th in top 17 universities with best professors

RateMyProfessors.com 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&Black.com West Georgia Technical College…

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…

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…

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…

Girl abducted in home invasion found safe in Conyers

A 14-year-old Georgia girl abducted in a home invasion robbery was found alive on Wednesday after a massive search by multiple law enforcement agencies. Ayvani Hope Perez had been taken…

Suspects seeking $10K ransom for abducted teen

As law enforcement agencies all around Georgia search for 14-year-old kidnapping victim Ayvani Perez, one of her best friends is praying for her safe return. “I want to tell her…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Filming in Georgia: “Fast & Furious 7″ to be filmed in and around Gwinnett County

The movie is holding casting calls — today and Tuesday, they are looking specifically for Hispanic males to shoot scenes. On Sept. 18, producers need “hot, hip and trendy cool…

Former Savannah businessman sentenced in Paula Deen extortion plot

Thomas George Paculis, 62, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to extort $200,000 from celebrity chef Paula Deen. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP  …

Former Georgia and NFL OL Scott Adams dies at 46

Adams died Monday in Oconee County; the cause of death was not disclosed. He played for Georgia from 1985-1988 and six seasons in the NFL. Source: Athens Banner-Herald  …

Georgia agritourism spot to hold biggest event yet on Saturday

Farm Heritage Day is Saturday, September 21 in Brooklet, hosted by Hunter Cattle Co. Source: WJCL-TV  …

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: WABE.org…

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…

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&Black.com  Students and faculty debate hot topics at University…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

No more free football tickets for.Georgia lawmakers

One college football tradition in Georgia will soon disappear: Letting politicians into the stadium for free. A new law taking effect next year bans lobbyists from giving Georgia’s politicians free…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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&Black.com UGA approves three new members…

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,…

EyeNetra aims to shake up optometry with DIY kit

EyeNetra aims to shake up optometry with DIY kit

Vitor Pamplona isn’t a doctor. He’s not even an optician. He can’t write you a prescription for glasses, or sell you a pair. Still, he’s pretty sure he’s going to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Summer enrollment drop could indicate problems for colleges

Summer enrollment drop could indicate problems for colleges

A general drop in enrollment this summer foreshadows what’s expected to be a rare decrease in the number of students attending the University System of Georgia this fall. Fewer students…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Patient bills soar as health law program falters

Patient bills soar as health law program falters

Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance…

Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

With members of Congress returning to Washington on Monday, more of them are beginning to weigh in on their positions regarding a possible strike on Syria. Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R)…

Georgia law trims reimbursement money to local jails

Georgia’s 2012 criminal justice reform law reduces the amount of money some local jails receive. One example, Whitfield County. The law changed some property and drug-related crimes from felonies to…

Georgia’s US senators: President should have called Congress back

Georgia’s US senators: President should have called Congress back

Georgia’s U.S. Senators are responding to President Obama in the wake of his statement earlier today. The president said he has already authorized military force against Syria, but will take…

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…

Savannah adds more electric vehicle charging stations

On Friday, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson hosted an “Electric Car Brainteam” to discuss how to deploy more electric vehicle chargers and cars throughout the…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

UFOs spotted over Derby and Georgia

An American woman claims to have videotaped the crash-landing of an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), as it appears to fall out of skies. The video was shot on 21 August,…

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…

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…

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…

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: AccessNorthGa.com/AP Anti-underage drinking ads to be…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain

The woman whose opinion lawmakers are relying on to go to war in Syria is also a paid advocate for the war-torn country’s rebels. On Wednesday, Secretary of State John…

Former Atlanta schools chief charged in test cheating scandal has cancer

Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent accused of a participating in a large-scale conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests, has breast cancer, her lawyer said Thursday. Hall is receiving…

Severe weather causes accidents across county

Severe weather causes accidents across county

An accident on Hwy. 82 east of Nahunta has closed down a west-bound lane while crews work to assess the scene. Injuries have not been reported at  this time but…

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…

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…

Varn announces weight-loss winners

Varn announces weight-loss winners

With a lot of hard work and dedication, Varn Wood Products employees lost a combined 140 pounds in a recent weight loss competition held over a two month period at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: WABE.org Audio: Rep. Austin Scott is tired of U.S. getting involved in world disputes Rep. Austin…

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…

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…

Woman accused of cooking, selling meth Inside Thomasville home

Several complaints from residents in Thomasville led Narcotic Agents to a house along Vernon Lane. “We had information that she has been possibly cooking and selling methamphetamine,” said Agent Kevin…

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…

Gregg Allman to perform Macon concert in December

Gregg Allman to perform Macon concert in December

Hometown music legend Gregg Allman is returning to Macon this year for a concert at the Grand Opera House. Allman, an original member of the Allman Brothers Band, which recorded…

Freezer roof collapses at Savannah food bank over weekend

Freezer roof collapses at Savannah food bank over weekend

The large, walk-in freezer’s roof collapsed and no one was injured; workers tried to save as much frozen food as possible. Workers Tuesday morning arrived at the 2501 E. President…

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: WABE.org CDC says black men at…

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…

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…

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: WTVM.com State…

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…

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…

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…

One airlifted in Winokur one-vehicle accident

One airlifted in Winokur one-vehicle accident

A Winokur accident involving children sent at least two people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon – one a six year old girl. According to the investigating patrolman, Trooper First Class…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sarro dies from accident injuries

Sarro dies from accident injuries

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

OPINION: No martyr, Hasan will die a murderer’s death

A military jury made the right decision Wednesday when it sentenced Nidal Hasan to death in the murders of 13 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. Source: Albany Herald…

OPINION: Port of Brunswick must be higher priority

The Port of Brunswick is unimportant. While he didn’t say so directly, Col. Thomas Tickner, the new commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, might as well have…

OPINION: Back to the gridiron of dreams

Football has not returned all at once this year in South Georgia. Some teams played earlier than others, but it’s back. Football is back. Winning is very much part of…

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer charged with DUI

New Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Wednesday night. Budenholzer was stopped in Atlanta around 10:30 p.m. ET because the taillights on…

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: WABE.org Albany Veterans Affairs Clinic to…

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…

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…

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…

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

“The Bitter Southerner” is a website from Chuck Reece. Source: WABE.org What’s open, what’s closed for Labor Day Source: Macon Telegraph MARTA considers major expansion along Ga. 400 corridor MARTA is focusing…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

Columbus’ whitewater attraction listed #1 on best man-made whitewater attraction

USA Today listed the urban whitewater course as top man-made whitewater attraction. Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer…

Valdosta media instructor wins award for research paper

Dennis Conway, mass media instructor at Valdosta State University, won acclaim for his paper, “Are Incentives from U.S. State Film Offices to Media Productions Worth the Money?” Source: Valdosta Daily Times…