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Shuman Produce's John Shuman Discusses Vidalia Onion Crop and Market

REIDSVILLE, GA - With the RealSweet Vidalia onion pack date less than a month away, I spoke with John Shuman, President and CEO of Shuman Produce, on how Georgia's state vegetable is faring and what retailers can expect to see in the market. "I can't wait to get started. Our unique onions are only a


Breaking News: 3 dead in Hinesville fire

Lewis Levine photo HINESVILLE, Ga. - Lewis Levine of Coastal News Service contributed to this story. Three people are now confirmed dead in a house fire in Hinesville. The fire department headed tothe scene on Gause Street around 9:30 p.m. on April 5.That's where they found a home fullyengulfed in


Chatham County Grand Jury Indicts Teen for 2015 Murder

A man accused of shooting and killing a Hinesville man in the parking lot of the Downtown Savannah post office is officially under indictment. Qwaizon Lee was indicted by a Chatham County Grand Jury on 18 charges, including Malice Murder and two counts of Felony Murder Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadc


Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Jacob Bell

Baxley, Georgia native, Jacob Bell, is a 20-year-old sophomore economics major with his eyes on the prize. In the sixth grade, Bell read a statement made by Nelson Mandela: "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that wi


Join EGSC for Friday at the Morgan House

On Friday, April 6, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m., join East Georgia State College for First Friday at the Morgan House. This month's art exhibit will be from EGSC Art students. Refreshments will be provided by the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the EGSC MusicMakers will also provide


Sarah's 5K to benefit Metter Animal Shelter

Sarah's 5K Paws for a Cause will be held on Saturday, April 21. The event, to benefit Metter Animal Shelter, will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in front of City Hall, with the race to start at 9 a.m. Pet adoptions will be available and a pet food drive will be held. Pet owners can also bring the


City adopts resolution pertaining to ethics

At the March 28 meeting of the Baxley City Council members reapproved the adoption of a resolution pertaining to ethics principles as it relates to the manner in which the city conducts its affairs. The resolution was reapproved unanimously. Proclamations/Special Request/Presentations Mayor Tim Var


Pine Tree Festival slogan and poster winners announced

Halei Lamb | April 4, 2018 2:33 pm The Pine Tree Festival Foundation is proud to announce Lizzie Millsaps as winner of this year's festival slogan, "Emanuel County: Where the Towns are Small and the Pines are Tall!" Millsaps, a seventh grader at Emanuel County Institute, is this year's Overall Sloga


Victims identified in fatal Laurens accident

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the victims in a fatal accident in Laurens County on Sunday. Mark Ussery, 48, of Dublin, was killed in the wreck that happened on Ga. 19 at about noon, according to GSP release. He was the driver of a GMC Sierra that veered off the road and overturned several


Statesboro police officer dead after 'murder-suicide' at apartment complex

A Statesboro police officer is dead after what the department said "appears to be a murder-suicide." Early Sunday morning, around 2:36 a.m., Statesboro police officers responded to Copper Beech Townhomes in reference to reports gunshots. Upon arrival, officers encountered Officer Ian Huggins with mu


Local minister sentenced to 10 years for federal drug trafficking, firearms offenses

SAVANNAH, Ga. - According to U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine, local minister, Cedric Manior, 44, of Rincon, was sentenced on March 30 to 10 years of incarceration by United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood. According to a release, Manior was convicted last August of Conspiracy to Possess with


Credit card fraud suspects sought

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects involved in defrauding an Effingham County resident of $1,600. The suspects were spotted in the Pooler area at Parker's and also at Tanger Outlet. The stolen credit card information was used between


Pillow Sale Rescheduled for May 5th

We will be having a pillow sale Saturday May 5th from 7 to 12 at 610 East Main Street in Swainsboro. Come early for the best selection of throw pillows, body pillows, dog beds, crate mats, and outdoor patio seating, We hope to see you there. If you are interested in buying in bulk, contact us at 478


Woman faces terrorism charge after posting a video about a Savannah elementary school | Island Packet

A 55-year-old Savannah woman faces a terrorism-related charge after allegedly posting a violent YouTube video showing a local elementary school, according to a Savannah Police Department news release. Teresa Richardson posted a video which police say was a shooting threat made toward Godley Station


One person dead, another injured after Laurens County wreck

One person is dead and another in the hospital after a car went off the road on a Georgia highway Sunday. DUBLIN, Ga--According to the Georgia State Patrol one person is dead and another was airlifted to Navicent Health after a car wreck in Laurens County. The Department of Public Safety Public In


Normal Vidalia onion crop expected for 2018

Vidalia onion growers say they expect normal volumes, good quality and a usual start to their deal this year. "The crop looks good," said Bob Stafford, interim director of the Vidalia Onion Committee, the Vidalia, Ga.-based marketing order. "It's not going to be a bumper crop, but it will be a norma


United States Army soldier surprises daughter at Dublin school

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A fourth grader at Hillcrest Elementary in Dublin says Friday was the best day of her life. She was in the middle of getting her school lunch when her hero came to visit. - Advertisement - 10 year old Ivyana Kennedy was lost for words when she saw her dad walk into her


Police Report, 3-27-18: A man who yelled and blew his horn during a funeral escort was arrested.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court sys


Local man killed in wreck Tuesday

Jerry Griner, an Evans County native, was struck and killed at approximately 5:30 a.m. yesterday morning on the Metter Highway (Hwy. 129 S). A woman from Candler County was traveling to work at Claxton Poultry when she hit Griner who was standing in the roadway. Georgia State Patrol worked the scene


One dead, another injured after shooting at residence in Twin City

Halei Lamb | March 28, 2018 10:47 am According to Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, one person is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a residence on North Railroad Avenue in Twin City. On Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 6 p.m., Emanuel County deputies and Twin City police o