Stories by Russ Bynum

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A major grower of Georgia’s famous Vidalia onions said Wednesday he had begun shipping his crop early to supermarkets in defiance of the state agriculture commissioner.
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

REIDSVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at ...
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Court feud over Vidalia onions

SAVANNAH, Ga. - No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ga. ports on track to smash cargo records in 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia's seaports are on track to finish the 2014 fiscal year with record cargo volumes as third-quarter numbers show big growth capped by the ports' busiest month ever in terms ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, March 31, 2014

Allen, Stone butt heads at debate

Two Republicans seeking a second chance to unseat U.S. Rep. John Barrow debated Mon­day whether the U.S. House's GOP leaders should be taken to task during their primary campaign.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, March 29, 2014

GOP Senate candidates debate port, flood insurance

Republican candidates for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat debated Saturday whether Congress has pushed hard enough for deepening the Savannah harbor and whether the federal government should keep ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ga. soldier guilty in pregnant wife's death

FORT STEWART, Ga. - A military judge has convicted an Army soldier charged with strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket insurance and benefit payments worth $500,000.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Experts duel over what killed soldier's wife

FORT STEWART, Ga. - Experts gave dueling opinions Wednesday on what likely killed a pregnant Army soldier whose husband is charged with murder, leaving a military judge to sort it out. 
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Friend testifies that a Georgia Soldier admitted to killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier confessed that he killed his pregnant wife by persuading her to wear handcuffs during sex and then suffocating her with a plastic bag, a former Army buddy testified before a ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Trial to open for soldier accused of killing wife

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is already serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to two murders, is accused of killing his wife at her Fort Stewart apartment.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday bar ban in Savannah waived for St. Patrick's Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Blue laws preventing Savannah bars from opening on Sundays have been shelved todaythis weekend to give the city's watering holes a chance to fill their cash registers with extra ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Teen seeks juvenile trial in baby's killing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A teenager charged as an accomplice in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller wants his trial moved to juvenile court so he can avoid being prosecuted for murder ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, March 10, 2014

Augusta candidate took prohibited donations

Running his first race for Congress, Eugene Yu found a generous supporter in his friend and fellow Augusta businessman Wayne B. Brown. Too generous.
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Deepening to start without federal funding

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia officials sounded both stunned and defiant Tuesday after the Obama administration's new budget failed to recommend funding to start the $652 million deepening of Savannah's ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Allman film 'shutting down' after train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Film­makers have shelved production on a movie about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train killed one crew member and injured seven others, a Savannah city ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Film crew member killed by train

A movie crew was working on train tracks without permission from the railroad when a freight train crashed into the production team and its equipment, killing one and injuring seven others ...
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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Ft. Stewart expects to shed 1,900 troops in 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The largest Army post east of the Mississippi River, Fort Stewart is scheduled to lose roughly 1,900 soldiers when its 2nd Brigade gets shuttered as part of the Army's postwar ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

GOP field for 12th District gets crowded

SAVANNAH, Ga. - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters might have a tough time choosing a ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Parents of Valdosta teen found in gym mat sue funeral home

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead last year at school inside a rolled-up gym mat have sued the funeral home that handled his body.
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Ga. asks court to reject Fla. water suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Attorneys for the state of Georgia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the latest legal battle in its 24-year fight over water rights with neighboring Florida.
By Russ Bynum

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