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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

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Tour guides say city uses testing to control speech

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Before they can legally take paying customers sightseeing in Savannah, local tour guides must first pass a 100-question test on the city’s history, key landmarks and ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Rail terminal north of Atlanta to link industry to Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority is building a $24 million inland terminal that will move cargo by railroad between industries north of Atlanta and the Port of Savannah about 300 miles ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, July 27, 2015

West Coast trouble helps Georgia ports break records

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The two coastal ports handled 31.69 million tons of cargo during the 2015 fiscal year that ended June 30. That’s their greatest tonnage ever and an increase of nearly 8 ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jekyll Island delays hotel plans

After nearly eight years of planning and failed deals with two developers, Jekyll Island has put off until next year finding a new partner to build a second hotel for its busy convention hub.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Life sentence recommended for peanut executive in salmonella outbreak

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Fede­ral court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Crashes spur $10M effort to add safety officers

ELLABELLE, Ga. - Georgia will spend $10 million to add officers to the state law-enforcement division focused on watching and inspecting commercial trucks.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ex-judge indicted regarding 2011 misconduct

Amanda F. Williams was one of coastal Georgia's most powerful judges when she resigned to settle noncriminal misconduct charges against her.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Georgia jail death ruled a homicide by blunt force

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints at a Georgia county jail died from several blunt-force injuries to his head and upper body, the coroner who ruled the death a ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, May 29, 2015

3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. - A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when a fellow crew member showed him ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A dredging company won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's ...
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