Stories 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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Soldier sentenced in fatal shootings

Saying his mind was scarred by combat and numbed by heroin, an Army soldier told a judge that he shot a teenage girl twice in the head because he thought he saw "the glint of a gun."
By Russ Bynum

Friday, April 25, 2014

Deal names panel to aid struggling rural hospitals

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday he's moving to help rural hospitals that are struggling to keep their doors open, though he acknowledged some solutions will cause communities to lose ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man-made wetlands filter storm water at Ga. port

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from ...
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 ...
By Russ Bynum

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

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Board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously ...
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