Stories 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

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products or was simply a scapegoat for large ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Prosecutor: Georgia peanut plant owner OK'd sales

ALBANY, Ga. - The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Defense rests case in Georgia salmonella outbreak trial

ALBANY, Ga. - Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Agreement nears to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal said he expects an agreement to be finalized this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million to start deepening the Port of Savannah.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Film crew was denied access to tracks before crash, CSX says

SAVANNAH, Ga. — CSX Transportation twice denied producers of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman permission to shoot on its railroad tracks, the company said in court documents.
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

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Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
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