Stories by Gordon Jackson

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

Company plans entertainment resort near Ga. coast

KINGSLAND, Ga. - The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015.
By Gordon Jackson

Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

Artifacts of doomed sub on display

ST. MARYS, Ga.  - The submarine USS Thresher was conducting deep-diving exercises on April 10, 1963, when a ship on the surface got a garbled message that something was seriously wrong.
By Gordon Jackson

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

South Ga. NAACP branch officers removed

KINGSLAND, Ga. - - State NAACP officials have declared all Camden County branch board of directors positions vacant and have ordered new elections.
By Gordon Jackson

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

Swamp fire smoke causes south Ga. crashes

Several state roads were temporarily closed in three southeast Georgia counties Monday because of smoke from a wildfire burning in a swamp seven miles north of Homerville. The smoke was blamed for ...
By Gordon Jackson

Braves pitcher honors late child

KINGSLAND, Ga.  - They only met one time, four years ago, but Justin Norris made a lasting impression on Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson.
By Gordon Jackson

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010

South Ga. courthouse renovations under way

FOLKSTON, Ga. - Renovations to the Charlton County Courthouse have started after months of delays and years of discussing the need to expand the 82-year-old structure.
By Gordon Jackson

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010

Nuclear drill today at Georgia sub base

ST. MARYS, Ga. --  As many as 1,800 military and civilian personnel from across the nation will participate in a simulated nuclear weapon incident at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base beginning ...
By Gordon Jackson

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010

Support for lower military drinking age

ST. MARYS, Ga. - Proposed legislation to allow service members under 21 to drink beer and wine at base restaurants and clubs has strong support among military leaders, U.S. Rep. Jack ...
By Gordon Jackson

Monday, Aug 2, 2010

Sea lions, dolphins on security detail

ST. MARRY, Ga. -- If underwater intruders elude electronic surveillance, we have a backup plan.  
By Gordon Jackson

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gator video gets worldwide notice

Nearly 200,000 viewers worldwide have visited the Clinch County News Web site since Len Robbins first posted a video showing dozens of alligators in an apparent feeding frenzy.  
By Gordon Jackson

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kings Bay Marine guilty in drive-by shooting

WOODBINE, Ga. - A Marine from Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base was found guilty Thursday in the drive-by shooting of a Kingsland home on Valentine's Day.
By Gordon Jackson

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

South Georgia prison has 200 job openings

FOLKSTON, Ga. -- A south Georgia prison will hold two job fairs to hire the 200 additional workers it will need to oversee the federal inmates it will house in the fall.
By Gordon Jackson

Monday, May 17, 2010

Use dollar-coins, ex-Ga. lawmaker says

A St. Marys lawyer and former state representative is urging everyone he knows to stop using $1 bills and start using the $1 coin that has been in circulation since 2000.
By Gordon Jackson

Friday, April 30, 2010

South Ga. teacher avoids weapons charges

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A grand jury has declined bring felony charges against a former Camden County High School  teacher who was arrested April 14 for having weapons in his car on school property.
By Gordon Jackson

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ga. can't claim last battle of 1812 war

Georgia historians discover they can't claim St. Marys coastal site as location of final battle in War of 1812. Bicentennial plans may be changed.
By Gordon Jackson

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Navy to ban smoking on subs

A smoking ban on submarines, announced Thursday that takes effect Dec. 31, was recommended by the chief of Naval Operations.
By Gordon Jackson

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ga. hospital offers discount on overdue bills

FOLKSTON, Ga. - Charlton Memorial Hospital is giving patients who are overdue on medical bills an offer they may not be able to refuse.
By Gordon Jackson

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

Commemorative stamps unveiled at Ga. base

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- Four commemorative stamps honoring sailors who played an important role in Navy history were unveiled Friday at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
By Gordon Jackson

Cheers, jeers greet Klan rally in south Georgia

NAHUNTA, Ga. - Cheers and jeers greeted 48 Ku Klux Klan members who rode into a south Georgia town today for a rally focusing mostly on undocumented immigrants.
By Gordon Jackson
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Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer ...
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