Stories by Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Officer who shot handcuffed man cleared

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednes­­day that the man was armed with a handgun that police ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Ex-police chief will get pension in prison

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Convicted of extortion, Savannah's former police chief will continue to collect a pension worth nearly $130,000 a year for a 7½ year jail sentence.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Mystery photo could show Civil War gunship

A faded photograph last seen three decades ago at a yard sale in south Georgia could be a historic treasure - the only known image of the armored Confederate warship CSS Georgia.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Bodies identified as missing couple

McRAE, Ga. - The Telfair County sheriff says the bodies found Monday are a missing Georgia couple and the suspect has been charged with murder and robbery.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Study finds room for new Savannah River port

The Savannah River has enough room for cargo ships to accommodate Georgia and South Carolina adding a new port terminal downstream from the Port of Savannah.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Movie, TV locations are a tourist draw for Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions to get a look at the places they've seen on the screen.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

First bobcat confirmed on Jekyll Island

Cameras set up to count deer on the island inadvertently captured sight of at least one bobcat, which had thought to have been killed off by hunting.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Troops return from deployment in time for holidays

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Duane Sandbothe returned from a deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday with plans to keep his holiday homecoming a secret from his 8-year-old son for a full ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Congressional spending bill funds Savannah port work

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Sa­vannah's shipping channel, and Geor­gia officials said ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Base replaces 468 trees honoring the fallen

FORT STEWART, Ga. - Four months of work wrapped up Dec. 1, and now dozens of families of soldiers who died serving in the 3rd Infantry are coming to Fort Stewart to see Warriors Walk’s fresh ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Barrow leaves Augusta for Athens

After losing his seat in the U.S. House, Rep. John Barrow is selling his Augusta home.
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Barrow, Allen spar over nasty campaign ads

STATESBORO, Ga. - Democratic Rep. John Barrow and his Republican rival blamed each other in a debate Thursday for lobbing unfair attacks in a flood of negative advertising during their ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Ad says Barrow 'lying' on tying pay to budget

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rep. John Barrow's opponent fired with a TV spot saying the congressman is "lying to stay in office."
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

States accept greater burden for port improvements

SAVANNAH, Ga. - As Georgia and South Carolina reached milestones this week in their efforts to deepen waterways for commerce, officials in both states showed they're willing to shoulder more of ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Georgia signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After 15 years of delays, officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand from the Savannah harbor for supersized cargo ships to reach the port.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Ports chief touts Savannah's potential

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Coming off a year of record growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport on the East Coast.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Jury won't consider deaths in Georgia salmonella trial

The jury ended its first full day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell and two others.
By Russ Bynum
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Fired Augusta parks chief loses suit against city

U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall granted the city's request for summary judgment Tuesday, finding Tom Beck was unable to prove his 2012 firing violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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