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Too many wood pellets, too little water contributed to blaze
The size of wood pellet stacks and low water pressure may have contributed to a spectacular blaze that burned for days in May at a warehouse on the Georgia coast.
8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette
Eight children in a van from a youth ranch for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate over the weekend — the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed a total of 13 lives in Alabama.
Ex-Brunswick prosecutor subject of grand jury investigation, report says
The former Brunswick prosecutor who has come under fire for her office's treatment of the Ahmaud Arbery case is reportedly the subject of a grand jury investigation.
Flight instructor, 18-year-old student pilot killed when plane crashes in St. Marys River
People waiting to board a ferry to Cumberland Island late Friday morning saw a small plane in distress and called 911. Minutes later, it crashed into the St. Marys River.
Glynn County approves Jacques Battiste as new police chief
The Glynn County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved Jacques Battiste at the county’s new chief of police, according to a news release.
Immediate and ‘saturated’ police response saves child from kidnapping in Glynn County
A man is in custody and a child is back safe with their mom after a kidnapping in Glynn County. Police said the man stole the mother’s car with the child inside.
Observer: Georgia county’s elections messy, not fraudulent
An independent monitor who spent months observing election workers in Georgia's most-populous county says processes were badly managed but he saw no evidence of fraud.
Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders’ sex abuse response
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting have voted overwhelmingly to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination’s handling of sexual abuse.
Georgia to review county's ballot drop box forms from 2020
Georgia’s secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state’s most populous county during last year’s election.
AP: US military guns lost, stolen from Georgia bases
An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 37 guns disappeared or were recovered in Georgia between 2010 and 2019.
Sheriff: Cashier fatally shot after argument over face masks
A sheriff says a grocery store cashier has been killed in a shooting and three others wounded followed an argument over wearing face masks at an Atlanta-area supermarket.
1 dead, 7 others wounded in mass shooting in Savannah
A 20-year-old man was killed and seven others -- three of them children -- when someone in a passing car fired shots into a crowd gathered Friday night in front of a Savannah apartment complex.
Glynn County Police plan to use grant for simulator to improve training
The Glynn County Police Department is focused on training its officers to build a safer community. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) has awarded a grant to Glynn County for $113,900.
Hydrogen fuel company set to build $84M plant in Camden County
A company that produces hydrogen to fuel vehicles and electric generators says it will invest $84 million to build a hydrogen refinery near Kingsland, hiring 24 people.
Georgia monitors predict more Vogtle nuclear delays
Already years behind schedule, Georgia Power Co.’s nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle is even further behind than the company recently acknowledged, independent state monitors and state regulators said.
Black pastors in Georgia press for federal voting bills
Black church leaders in Georgia vowed Tuesday to keep up their fight for federal voting rights legislation, with one pastor urging President Joe Biden to use his bully pulpit and strike deals with lawmakers to get the bills passed.
Fate of planned mine near Okefenokee left to Georgia agency
A battle over whether to allow mining near the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp rests with Georgia state regulators after federal agencies declared they no longer have oversight
Man shot and killed by Glynn County pizza delivery driver had ‘extensive criminal history’
Glynn County Interim Police Chief Rickey Evans said Monday that the man shot and killed by a Papa John’s delivery driver on Saturday night had “an extensive criminal history.”
In Trump’s shadow, Kemp draws boos from Georgia GOP faithful
Gov. Brian Kemp drew jeers and boos at his state party’s annual convention Saturday, laying bare the bitterness that remains among Republicans over his role in certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race.
Biden administration reassessing part of Georgia health plan
The Biden administration is reevaluating a plan by Georgia officials to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
Glynn County married couple won’t be prosecuted in 2018 murder
Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Keith Higgins has told Glynn County Superior Court he has dropped a murder charge against Akeem Brown in the March 2018 shooting death of Corley “CJ” Proctor and murder and conspiracy charges against Brown’s wife, Tiffany Brown, according to the Brunswick News.
Prosecutor drops charges in 2017 triple slaying in Brunswick
Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Keith Higgins says there was insufficient evidence to try Roger Lee Owens after a witness's story changed and a knife police initially said Owens dropped was later found to have belonged to one of the victims.
Shrinking giants: North Atlantic right whales getting tinier
A new study says the hulking giants of the deep, North Atlantic right whales, are on average about three feet shorter than just 20 years ago.
Crews clean up oil leaking from remains of Georgia shipwreck
Crews on the water and nearby beaches are cleaning up oil leaking from the remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the coast of Georgia.
Demolition resumes on Golden Ray shipwreck after big fire
Salvage crews on the coast of Georgia resumed sawing apart the remains of an overturned cargo ship Thursday nearly two weeks after the wreck caught fire.
Gov. Kemp’s order on school masks falls short of mandate ban
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared Friday that public schools no longer have his permission to require masks for coronavirus protection, though his executive order fell short of banning such mandates outright.
Port of Savannah welcomes largest cargo ship on East Coast
Onlookers along Savannah’s downtown riverfront gawked as the largest cargo ship to ever visit an East Coast port sailed past Wednesday morning.
Kemp: Public agencies can’t require COVID-19 vaccine proof
Gov. Brian Kemp says public agencies in Georgia can’t require people to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a step his administration says ultimately means no agency can require anyone to receive the vaccination.
It’s not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads
Six months after Donald Trump’s loss, conspiracy theorists and Trump backers are continuing their push for repeated examinations of ballots and finding limited successes.
Officer hospitalized in 1 of 2 South Georgia shootouts with police
An Adel police officer was struck several times Saturday morning in a shootout with a gunman -- one of two shootouts between South Georgia police and suspects in just over 24 hours.
Judge halts Brunswick dredging plan over threat to sea turtles
A federal judge ordered an immediate halt on Thursday to plans to dredge a shipping channel at the Port of Brunswick, citing a threat to sea turtles nesting on nearby beaches.
Kemp urges safeguards against teaching on race in Georgia
With rank-and-file Republicans in arms over fears that their public school students are being indoctrinated that the United States is inherently racist, Gov. Brian Kemp signaled Thursday that he shared their concerns.
Attorneys call for whole bodycam from deadly shooting as Georgia deputies served warrant
Attorneys representing the family of Latoya James, the woman who was shot and killed while Camden County deputies served a search warrant at a home in Woodbine, demanded Wednesday that investigators release the entire bodycam footage from the incident.
Georgia nuclear plant now delayed until 2022 as costs mount
Georgia Power Co. said Tuesday that delays in completing testing means the first new unit at its Vogtle plant is now unlikely to start generating electricity before January at the earliest.
Coastal Health District scheduling appointments for Pfizer vaccine clinic at Camden County Health Department
The Coastal Health District is now scheduling appointments for special Pfizer vaccine clinics at seven health department locations, including in Camden County.