SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia jury is deliberating the case of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother in a bloody end to a family feud over the defendant's affair with his slain brother's wife. The jury began deliberations Thursday in the trial of 42-year-old Craig Heidt after hearing closing arguments from attorneys. Prosecutor Michael Muldrew says testimony showed Heidt killed his father, real estate developer Philip Heidt, and ...
LYONS - Georgia farmers who are dependent on immigrant labor have fired a warning shot at state lawmakers considering ways to crack down on illegal immigrants.
ATLANTA – Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, has been named to State School Superintendent-Elect Dr. John Barge's transition team.
At his swearing-in on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning, Sheriff Steve Sikes pledged to serve all the citizens of Liberty County and mend a rift among voters caused by a close runoff election.
On Monday President Barack Obama proposed a two-year federal pay freeze to aid in reducing the federal deficit. The proposed freeze would not affect military pay, and would require congressional action to become law.
SPRINGFIELD - The sole survivor of a fatal shooting attack that left an Effingham County father and son dead said Wednesday she does not know who shot her.
A jury of eight women and four men will begin to hear evidence and testimony this morning in the trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother.
Two candidates for Georgia Supreme Court justice suvived through general elections: David Nahmias ATLANTA (AP) - A single word could describe Justice David E. Nahmias' focus as he finishes a surprisingly tough campaign to keep his seat on the Supreme Court of Georgia: information. He said that in his first year on the court, he deliberately issued concurrences to inform lawyers how he approaches cases. As a former U.S. Justice Department lawyer who worked with ...
SAVANNAH - Tim Arnold enjoys telling stories, though not necessarily about himself. "I'm not good with words," said the 23-year-old Savannah filmmaker. "If you can show someone a visual of what it is, it's a lot easier to communicate what your idea is." He sees the world through his eyes and a camera lens. His occasional collaborator Landon Lott, who graduated with Arnold in May from the Savannah College of Art and Design, said his ...
DARIEN - A small coastal Georgia county is getting recognition for preservation efforts that will enable it to earn grants for saving its historic places.
A local politician announced his bid for the chairmanship of the House Congressional committee that controls the nation's purse strings, making him the third Republican to ask for the gavel.
With elections at the state level over and the top leaders all being from North Georgia, it will a top priority in the coming years to make sure voices in the southern parts of the state are being heard.
ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.
A Richmond Hill developer has been appointed to Republican Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's inaugural team.
A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.
JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
Leland Smith, a 79-year-old great-grandfather from Jesup, recently won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
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