Stories by Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Rail terminal north of Atlanta to link industry to Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority is building a $24 million inland terminal that will move cargo by railroad between industries north of Atlanta and the Port of Savannah about 300 miles ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, July 27, 2015

West Coast trouble helps Georgia ports break records

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The two coastal ports handled 31.69 million tons of cargo during the 2015 fiscal year that ended June 30. That’s their greatest tonnage ever and an increase of nearly 8 ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jekyll Island delays hotel plans

After nearly eight years of planning and failed deals with two developers, Jekyll Island has put off until next year finding a new partner to build a second hotel for its busy convention hub.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Life sentence recommended for peanut executive in salmonella outbreak

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Fede­ral court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Crashes spur $10M effort to add safety officers

ELLABELLE, Ga. - Georgia will spend $10 million to add officers to the state law-enforcement division focused on watching and inspecting commercial trucks.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ex-judge indicted regarding 2011 misconduct

Amanda F. Williams was one of coastal Georgia's most powerful judges when she resigned to settle noncriminal misconduct charges against her.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Georgia jail death ruled a homicide by blunt force

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints at a Georgia county jail died from several blunt-force injuries to his head and upper body, the coroner who ruled the death a ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, May 29, 2015

3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. - A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when a fellow crew member showed him ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A dredging company won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fort Stewart hosting Vietnam vets homecoming

As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of the divisive Vietnam conflict, other veterans in southeast Georgia are planning to give fellow Vietnam vets the homecoming they never had.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Authorities investigate whether driver fell asleep at wheel

A couple traveling to celebrate back-to-back birthdays and a woman and her teenage cousin on their way to visit the girl's hospitalized father were among five people killed in a fiery crash on a ...
By Russ Bynum

ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle Peter Pan peanut butter salmonella case

SAVANNAH, Ga. — ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle criminal charge for shipping salmonella-tainted peanut butter.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, May 18, 2015

Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

Georgia ports on track for record fiscal year after busy spring, boost from snarled West Coast.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, May 8, 2015

9 deputies fired over death

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A coastal Georgia sheriff fired nine of his deputies Friday in connection with the death of a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints after he was booked into the ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother of crash victim sues trucking company

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The mother of one of five nursing students killed in a highway crash last week has sued the trucking company that employed the driver suspected of causing the collision.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Decision on charges in 5 Ga. crash deaths could take months

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A decision on whether to bring criminal charges in a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students could take months as investigators work to piece together ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5 nursing students die in crash

Five nursing students died early Wednesday in a chain reaction in southeast Georgia that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, April 10, 2015

Shooting victim remembered by family

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Less than two months before he was killed, Walter Lamer Scott turned 50 and wanted everyone around him to join in the celebration.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, March 9, 2015

Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

JESUP, Ga. - A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail.
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2 bodies recovered from Keg Creek

Columbia County authorities have identified two Oglethorpe County men who died after their car plunged into Keg Creek early Sunday.
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