Stories by Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Ga. film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Barrow's rival close to investing $1 million of own money

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Georgia lets expire 15-year ban on aquifer banking

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - The aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers once declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a ...
By Russ Bynum

Trial shows how food safety relies on honor system

ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Salmonella tests were fake, plant manager testifies

ALBANY, Ga. - A Georgia peanut plant manager testified Friday that his company had been shipping contaminated nuts with fake documents showing them to be salmonella-free before the plant was ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

FDA: Peanut plant took 5 days to disclose salmonella tests

ALBANY, Ga. - Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

FDA agent: Peanut plant 'not fit' to produce food

ALBANY, Ga. - A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped food to customers that lab tests confirmed was tainted, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kingston's loss means less clout for state

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rep. Jack Kingston's Senate runoff defeat lessens Georgia's political experience in Washington.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stranded casino ship frees itself, docks in Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its ...
By Russ Bynum

Filmmakers speak out on train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Passengers taken to shore after 12 hours on casino boat

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Director, 2 more indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The director of a movie about singer Gregg Allman and two other executives on the project were indicted Thursday on felony charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a train ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Army cuts threaten Georgia jobs

A new Army report says Fort Gordon and Georgia could lose thousands of additional military jobs beyond current downsizing plans if Washington imposes future budget cuts.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fugitive banker pleads guilty to fraud

STATESBORO, Ga. - Eighteen months ago, former investment adviser Aubrey Lee Price was declared dead.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fugitive Ga. banker takes plea deal

SAVANNAH, Ga. - In the past two years, a former Georgia investment adviser has been wanted as a fugitive, declared dead and captured alive.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, May 25, 2014

No runoff lets GOP focus on Rep. Barrow

SAVANNAH, Ga. - While Georgia Republicans have to wait until July to settle runoff races for the U.S. Senate and three open House seats, one of the biggest GOP victories in the primary elections ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Congress raises Savannah harbor price tag to $706 million

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Congress gave final approval Thursday to a new spending limit for deepening the Savannah harbor that raises the project's price tag to $706 million, an increase of 8 percent from ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Groups spend big to influence Georgia Senate race

Corporations and other special interests are spending big bucks - more than $6 million as of May 8 - to influence the election to replace retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, May 9, 2014

Congress reaches Savannah port expansion deal

Georgia's port chief and Washington lawmakers said Friday they're confident a $652 million plan to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah will soon clear its last bureaucratic ...
By Russ Bynum
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