Breaking News from Blackshear GA

Find the latest Blackshear GA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

St. Simons citizens group shifts focus

The final meeting in the WECARE process was held Wednesday, giving way to a new initiative to increase communication between citizens of the Golden Isles and the Glynn County and city of Brunswick governments. WECARE was a framework for identifying the major issues facing St. Simons Island, which th

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-01-20 05:00:00

Group gets grant for programs

Submitted by Allen Benner The board of directors of the St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation Inc. has approved a $30,000 partial challenge grant to CIA (Children In Action Sports Club), to provide operational support, for free afterschool and summer programming for children ages 5-12 in Brun

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-01-20 05:00:00

Historically, Brunswick-Altamaha Canal misses the boat

Acres of empty home lots sit overgrown with weeds beneath the northern side of the Sidney Lanier Bridge, remnants of grand designs for the opulent Liberty Harbor community. But this development project that collapsed along with the U.S. economy in 2008 ranks only second, at best, for promises of loc

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-01-19 17:31:00

'Chat N' Chew' Listening Session Set For January 29

City of Douglas elected officials announced earlier this week that the first of 2018's listening sessions with constituents will be held later this month on Monday, January 29, 2018. Community members of the City of Douglas Ward 1 are invited to attend a "Chat N' Chew" Listening Session with electe

DOUGLASENTERPRISE.NET - 2018-01-19 17:31:08

Short-handed Brunswick PD sees increase in 2017 crimes

When examining the overall 9 percent increase in Brunswick's crime rate in 2017, it is perhaps telling to view another number from the city's police activity last year. The number of times the city's top cop caught and arrested alleged criminals in the act: at least twice. Police Chief Kevin Jones s


DA close to decision on officer-involved shooting

Glynn County District Attorney Jackie Johnson said Wednesday a decision should be forthcoming on whether action will be taken against David Sepanski, a Glynn County Police Officer who shot and wounded a man Oct. 24 during a struggle following a traffic stop. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation condu


Commissioners: Utility sales tax a 'dead issue'

A proposed one percent sales tax for the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission is a "dead issue," in the opinion of at least two utility commissioners. Utility Commissioner Mike Browning broached the subject during a discussion at the commission's Thursday meeting on the role and p


What's going on under the Gold Dome?

Pierce County's legislative delegation looks for the budget, education and rural development to be the main issues in this election year session of the Georgia General Assembly. State Representative Chad Nimmer (R, Blackshear) represents Pierce County in the House of Representatives, while Senator T


Police dog catches parolee smuggling drugs in rectum at Jamesville Correctional Facility

Darren Lynch, 25, of Syracuse, was caught trying to smuggle 12 heroin packets in his rectum into Jamesville Correctional Facility, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. Lynch was being booked after breaking the conditions of his parole. JAMESVILLE, N.Y. -- A parolee being booked at the

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-20 04:28:08

Multiple fire departments extinguish barn fire in Cayuga County town of Scipio

SCIPIO - Several fire departments responded to a barn fire in Scipio Center Saturday. The call for a fire at 1903 Center Road came in around 8:50 a.m. Tim Weir, assistant chief with the Scipio Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters were on the the scene within 10 minutes. Weir said the fire wa

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-01-20 19:50:00

Roxboro Road Middle School evacuates, firefighters investigate gas smell

MATTYDALE, N.Y. -- Students have been evacuated from a Mattydale school while firefighters investigate the smell of fumes. The Mattydale Fire Department responded to Roxboro Road Middle School at 12:03 p.m. Thursday, Onondaga County 911 dispatch logs show. A gas smell was reported inside the 300 Ber


With help from Auburn area and Jim Kelly, Gavras Center advances $1.5M capital project

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. AUBURN - More than one year after receiving a state grant to support what was then an $880,000 expansion, the E. John Gavras Center is advancing a much larger capital project that will provide a new look to the facil

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-01-21 05:45:00

Emotions run high as Syracuse man sentenced for 2016 murder on city's South Side

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Emotions ran high in the courtroom this morning as a self-admitted gang member was sentenced to 47 years to life in prison for a 2016 drive-by shooting in the city of Syracuse. A jury found Laquan Kitchen, 24, guilty in October for the death of Jamar Bachus and the shooting of anot


Weekday top 5: Pedestrian hit by car in Auburn, Weedsport restaurant to close, Auburn man writes book

A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on South Street in Auburn, and emergency responders requested that a helicopter meet them in the parking lot behind the Holiday Inn to transport the victim. The accident, reported just before 7:30 p.m., occurred near the intersection of Swift Street. South S

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-01-20 14:00:00

'Hooray for Hollywood' Bowl-A-Fun Set April 14

FULTON, NY - Forget about the Oscars and follow the paparazzi to this year's bowl-a-fun. On April 14, Oswego County Opportunities' annual fundraising tournament rolls out the red carpet at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton and takes on a Hollywood flair. The theme for the OCO Bowl of Fun is "Hooray for Holly

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-01-20 15:06:02

Auburn supermarket, hospital staffs were terrific

On 12/19, I took a fall, breaking my ankle and a couple other bones. Reason for this letter is to thank a few people. To the mgmt and staff at Tops Market, my sincere thanks for the kindness and assistance rendered to me. To the paramedics (names I remember are Griff and Marty), my sincere thanks to

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-01-20 18:00:00

Officials investigating fire at Pawnee Prairie Park

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Fire Department is investigating a fire at Pawnee Prairie Park that consumed 20-25 acres. Battalion Chief Lane Pearman says the call came in at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. When crews arrived on scene there were two fires that had combined together, about 200 feet apart

KWCH.COM - 2018-01-21 00:30:00

Officials predict more wildfires for Kansas in 2018

Officials are warning that 2018 could be another bad year for wildfires in Kansas. The central and southern Plains, including western and southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma and most of Texas, face an elevated threat of wildfires through April. The prediction comes from Kansas State University scientis

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-01-20 16:25:00

One legislator, two jobs

Francis Awerkamp is a man of titles this month. He began the year as mayor of St. Marys, but that stint ended during January and he became City Commissioner Awerkamp. And the Republican also is state representative for the 61st House District in the Kansas Legislature. At least 16 members of the Leg

HUTCHINSON NEWS - 2018-01-21 07:01:00

2 former Wichita police officers, former KHP trooper charged with illegal gambling

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Four men face charges in a federal investigation centered around illegal gambling in Wichita. Thursday, we learned two of those men were Wichita police officers when the FBI says the crimes happened. Another was a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol. Bruce Mackey, 45, Godda