TIFTON - Tony McBrayer has always had an inkling he might want to run for office someday. But it was the rise of the anti-government tea party movement that convinced the South Georgia businessman to finally put his name on the ballot.
if she was guilty, in the span of 10 minutes, Brennan would have gone from being completely calm, to growing enraged and burning Harris, to calling her friend on the phone out of concern. Word also told jurors that if they were "wavering, unsettled or unsatisfied" about Brennan's guilt, it was their duty to acquit the defendant.
ST. MARYS - A coastal Georgia businessman facing federal fraud charges has been found dead a month before he was scheduled to stand trial. Capt. Greg Jackson of the Camden County Sheriff's Office said authorities found Fairley Cisco, 67, dead at his St. Marys home Thursday morning after family members called 911.
CLAYTON - Rabun County authorities have uncovered a stash of marijuana they say has an estimated worth of $3.5 million. Authorities estimate about 700 plants were seized from a location on North Germany Mountain Road by a team that included the Rabun County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It follows a two-month investigation.
ATLANTA (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Roy Barnes says he's raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year and has a whopping $2.8 million in the bank. That leads the other candidates who've reported so far.
Although new studies and surveys have not yet determined the feasibility of offshore oil drilling, most Georgians seem in favor of President Barack Obama's recent proposal to explore and expand domestic energy resources.
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Friday after having been being admitted earlier this week for treatment of an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.
ATLANTA - Georgia's junior senator remains in an Atlanta hospital where he's being treated for an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.
Long County authorities have apprehended a suspect in connection with a Sunday morning meth lab explosion and fire in Ludowici.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The National Hurricane Center is considering adding a storm-surge warning to its list of watches and warnings issued during hurricane season. Center officials floated the idea of a storm-surge warning Wednesday to a crowd of emergency managers, first responders and meteorologists attending the 2010 National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.
SAVANNAH - A 36-year veteran of Savannah's police department has been named the city's first black police chief. Mayor Otis Johnson announced Wednesday that officials have chosen 60-year-old Willie Lovett to lead the Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Sitting in his office on the top floor of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in downtown Macon, Middle Georgia's new U.S. marshal says he's come back home. Appointed by President Obama, Willie L. Richardson Jr. has returned to the Middle District of Georgia, where he was first assigned after graduating from recruit training 21 years ago.
RICHMOND, Va. - Some coastal residents applauded President Barack Obama's decision to open portions of the East Coast to oil and gas exploration as a way to create jobs and ease the country's reliance on foreign oil. Others feared marine life could be harmed by drilling or that tourists would shun a resort area if a nearby oil rig were to be involved in a spill. Bill Dunleavy's objection, though, boils down to not wanting ...
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Monday night after doctors found an irregular heartbeat during a routine appointment to check Isakson's progress in recovering from a bacterial infection.
At its March meeting, the Long County Board of Education named a new high school principal for the 2010-11 school year. The board didn't have to look far. Current assistant principal, Scotty Hattaway, was chosen to replace Dr. Dolores Mallard.
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.
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