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Georgia man who admitted burning teacher's body convicted of concealing her death
A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Prosecutors in Wilcox County charged 34-year-old Dukes with covering up Tara Grinstead's death
Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says
A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — T
She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.
OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.
Georgia’s Teachers Pay Raise Back to $3,000
The Georgia Senate again revamped the pay raise for teachers this week. The State Appropriations Committee agreed to give the originally proposed $3,000 raise to the state’s teachers, with the exception that the raise goes into effect September 1 instead of July 1.
Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre site in northwest Georgia
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A real estate affiliate of Chick-fil-A has purchased 50 acres of industrial land along I-75 near Cartersville, about a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta – but the booming chicken chain is being shy about what the land will be used for.
Have you seen him? Georgia police need your help finding missing teen
Authorities need your help finding a missing Georgia teen. Zion McFarland, 18, was reported missing from LaGrange, Ga. If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact 911, the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. You can also message u
Colonel's Island residents take on fire plan
Residents in the Colonel’s Island area met with Liberty County Board of Commission Chairman Donald Lovette, District 6 Commissioner Eddie Walden and District 5 Commissioner Gary Gilliard to discuss the Eastern District Fire Plan, according to a letter posted on the Friends of Colonel’s Island Facebo
Commission approves gates for Glynn Academy
Security at the Glynn Academy campus will soon be tighter. The Brunswick City Commission unanimously approved a request by Glynn County school administrators to erect a gate blocking Mansfield Street from Albany Street westward to Egmont Street.
Commission to consider grant to cover island traffic study
The Glynn County Commission is expected to consider accepting a grant to partially cover a new St. Simons Island traffic study at its meeting today. Each urban area in Georgia with a population in excess of 50,000 must establish a metropolitan planning organization. The Golden Isles’ MPO is named th
4-H and FFA announce Appling Hog Show results
On Monday, February 25, seventeen 4-H members participated in the 2019 Appling County 4-H/FFA Market Hog Show, sponsored by the Appling County Stockman’s Association. Jack Wall, of Telfair County, judged the show.
Glynn County Schools to host Career Fair
Glynn County Schools will host a career fair on Friday for a wide range of positions, including teachers, counselors, food services workers, bus drivers, nurses, maintenance workers and other support staff.
Army honors women's history at Fort Stewart ceremony
President and CEO of Women Veterans Interactive Inc. Ginger Miller says she believes once you become a leader, you’ll always be a leader — with or without the uniform. “The message I try to convey to young women — especially to those exiting the military or even going in — is to always do your best,
Savannah a landscape for plein air painters at weekend Paint Out
Painter Mary O. Smith drove to Savannah from Townsend, Ga., in a camper bus she parked alongside Chippewa Square just feet from where she plans to paint the James Oglethorpe monument during Paint Out Savannah, a plein air event that runs through Saturday.
Riceboro Head Start project hits setback
The Liberty County Head Start project hit another setback Tuesday when all proposals for the new building in Riceboro were rejected at the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting. The lowest bid came in $800,000 over budget.
AREA ROUNDUP: Incredible inning lifts Glynn to huge win
Glynn Academy hit the road Wednesday and hammered Bradwell Institute 28-1 in Game 2 of the series against the Region 2-6A foe. Entering the third inning, the game was tied 1-1 until the Terrors fell into an utterly incredible groove at the plate. The first 19 batters reached in the top of the third
Glennville Elementary Pre-K students give WJCL wake-up call
WJCL viewers got a special treat from Glennville Elementary Pre-K students Wednesday morning when they delivered a very special wake-up call. WJCL features a local class or charity delivering a wake-up call every morning at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m.
Howe2Run specialty store held ribbon cutting
A ribbon-cutting was held earlier this month for the new run speciality store called Howe 2 Run located on Main Street at the intersection of Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and fellow merchants welcomed Phillip and Pam Howe back to the local community. P
Long County deputies pursue, arrest assault suspect
At approximately 4:28 a.m. Friday, March 15, Long County 911 received a report of a woman being assaulted near her Ludowici home, according to an online release posted to the Long County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Possible runoff for Hinesville’s District 5
Karl Riles and Bobby Ryon lead Tuesday’s special election for the Hinesville District 5 city council seat. Riles came in with 133 votes and Ryon, a former city council member, came in second with 123 votes. A runoff for the seat will take place April 16.
Grand jury indicts on armed robbery, molestation
A Glynn County grand jury issued a round of indictments Wednesday that included a man who is already under federal prosecution. Makeda Ligear Atkinson is accused of armed robbery, possession of cocaine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana because of an alleged incident on Sept. 23, 2018