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Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Growth slows at seaports after record-setting 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia's busy seaports are beginning to see business slow down after a record-smashing 2015 in which shipments of containerized cargo through Savannah jumped a whopping 11.7 percent.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Jekyll Island to study deer threat

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Jekyll Island's governing board voted Tuesday to spend four years and $150,000 to study whether the state park's maritime forests are threatened by too many hungry deer.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Confederate artifacts returned to Savannah River

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Leather boots, the hilts of swords - even a stray earring - were among the nearly 30,000 artifacts recovered this fall from the wreckage of the sunken ironclad Confederate gunship ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Director jailed inon-set death asks for early release

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A movie director sentenced to jail for the on-set death of a camera assistant asked a Georgia judge to set him free less than a year after he began serving time for the fatal train ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Ga. burial for San Bernadino 'hero' victim

Those close to Shannon Johnson knew him to be fearless - whether he was moving across the country to pursue love, rescuing stray animals in the path of a wildfire, or trying to shield a co-worker ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Escaped suspect in Georgia sheriff's death recaptured hours later hiding in dense woods

SAVANNAH, Ga. - It took more than 10 hours and about 100 law enforcement officers to catch Jim Edward Lowery. Deputies surrounded him late Tuesday after he was spotted ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Man charged in Georgia sheriff's death escapes jail transfer

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A prisoner charged with killing a Georgia sheriff slipped out of his leg shackles and used them to smash a patrol car window Tuesday, escaping deputies who were transferring him to ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Ex-deputies avoid conviction for manslaughter in jail death

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Two former sheriff's deputies were acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter charges but still face prison time after being convicted of related crimes in the death of a ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

3 charged in beating death of Savannah inmate to stand trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A few hours after he went to jail on a domestic violence charge, 21-year-old Mathew Ajibade was found dead in a cell following a violent brawl with deputies that led to him being ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Salmonella: Sentencing for managers who helped convict boss

ALBANY, Ga. - They were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Former executive gets 28 years in salmonella case

ALBANY, Ga. - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Peanut executive in salmonella case faces sentencing

A year after a federal jury convicted him of crimes behind a salmonella outbreak blamed for killing nine people, former peanut executive Stewart Parnell returns to court facing possible ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Plane crash kills 5 in south Georgia

Five people aboard a single-engine plane died when the aircraft crashed in rural southeast Georgia, scattering debris across a wooded area a few miles from the local airport, authorities said.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Digging begins to deepen Savannah harbor

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - After a 16-year wait for studies and funding, workers aboard a 220-foot barge off the Georgia coast have begun deepening the channel used by cargo ships to reach the busy Port ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Jekyll Island seeks offseason boost

SAVANNAH, Ga. - As tourism slows down this fall, Jekyll Island hopes to lure more offseason visitors with a new attraction: a beachfront rink that lets patrons take in sweeping ocean views while ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Sea turtles set new nesting records in Georgia, Florida

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Preliminary numbers from Georgia show scientists and volunteers counted a record 2,292 loggerhead nests during the season that runs from May through August.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Study targets rising seas' effect on Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Rangers support fellow women graduates

FORT BENNING, Ga. - The first two women to pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during road marches and proved their mettle as teammates.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time.
By Russ Bynum
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