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Suspect charged with malice murder in Alapaha shooting

According to the GBI, Patricia Michelle Deboyd, 26, died from apparent gunshot wounds on Wednesday.


Wayne County, Islands High hold Midnight Madness Football Practices

JESUP, Ga. —Forget the Friday Night Lights.....how about the Wednesday Morning Lights.The football teams at Wayne County High School and Islands High School not wasting any time putting on the pads.AdvertisementWednesday marked the first day GHSA teams could practice in full pads and the Yellow Jack


‘Warning’ time may be near over for phoning and driving

Georgia’s hands free cell phone law (HB 673) has been in effect for nearly a month, but how likely is it that motorists traveling through Pierce County will get a ticket for taking a phone call or texting while driving?Most local law enforcement agencies are giving warnings for now, but don’t rule o


Living (Not so) Large: First 'tiny home' catches JPC by surprise

How small of a space are you willing to call home?The popularity of shows like HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living and Tiny House Hunters prompts the question why are tiny homes --— typically under 500 square feet — becoming a national trend?One former Patterson couple is in the process of constructing th


‘That machine is his lifeline’: Couple weighs options when rural dialysis clinic closes

Andres Diego, originally from Mexico, crossed the border illegally in 1990. He's been receiving kidney dialysis treatment at a rural clinic in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Now that it's closing, finding a new clinic that will take him on is unlikely.


U.S- China trade war impacting Georgia industries

With more than 200 acres and 2,500 trees in the Mixon Pecan empire, he’ll be the first to tell you that China is a major player in his blossoming business.


Coaches talk as season approaches

Leroy Hood of Turner County, Erik Soliday of Tiftarea Academy, Ashley Anders of Tift County, Buddy Nobles of Irwin County, Tucker Pruitt of Fitzgerald and Bobby Jones of Cook all recapped 2017 and discussed what was next for their players, staff and on their schedules for 2018. Chris Beckham served


Program on Mercy Ministries presented to local Rotarians

Devane introduced Tres Herrin, former president of the Rotary Club of Vidalia. Herrin shared his support of the Mercy Ministries because of its aim for spiritual, physical, mental/emotional, and financial wholeness for those it serves. The Mercy Ministries is the umbrella of Mercy Medical Clinic, Th


Laney Internal Medicine Group opening

For me, medicine is a calling. After being in and out of the hospital as a child, I knew I wanted to be a physician and help others the way my doctors had helped me. Years of study and dedication took me to excellent institutions like UGA, Mercer and Emory University.


NUCLEAR: NRC's 'transformation' fuels debate over regulation

Inside the Edwin I. Hatch nuclear plant's Unit 1 reactor near Baxley, Ga., a small cluster of experimental fuel rods is undergoing a live stress test to learn whether their design could help prevent a nuclear accident from spiraling into a Fukushima-level meltdown.As the unit runs, powered by conven


Council Looks At Pest Control

Help could be on the way for city residents who are tired of battling fire ants, mosquitoes, and other insects.


EPA finalizes coal ash regulation roll-back

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Tuesday that made official months-long plans to roll back environmental and public health regulations regarding coal ash disposal, following urging from companies and groups working in and affiliated with power generation and coal ash disposal.


‘They cannot be replaced by freaking Amazon.’ Why people are defending public libraries

Librarians, children of librarians, people who use libraries and libraries themselves, including the National Library of Scotland, are schooling the writer,Panos Mourdoukoutas, on Twitter.


Jesup will benefit from First Fridays

The logic behind Jesup’s new First Fridays series seems impeccable. Jesup—and, by extension, Wayne County as a whole—will benefit from a ...


Mercy Ministries Presented at Rotary

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its July 23, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. The new Swainsboro Rotary President, Cason Devane, welcomed everyone and recognized its first new member of the year, Richie Daniels. Jim Williams provided the invocation and Wade Johnson led the pledge,


Original owner sought for Aiken County class ring found in Georgia

A Nicholls, Georgia, woman is using Facebook to try and find the owner of this 1998 Silver Bluff High School class ring she found on her property.Submitted photo


Global Partnership for Telehealth Announces New Web-Based Telemedicine Software

Global Partnership for Telehealth (GPT), a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver worldwide access to telehealth, announced today the availability of its new telemedicine web-based video conferencing software called Pathways. For specialty and primary care telemedicine consultations, Path