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Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Law might have cleared deepening roadblock

Legal language in the new $1.1 trillion federal spending plan signed into law might prove more valuable than money in terms of getting work underway on deepening the shipping channel to the Port ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Gym mat death of Georgia teen still raising questions

VALDOSTA, Ga. — It’s been a year since Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson’s son was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school – the victim of a freak accident. The Johnsons do ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Revolution-era Georgia records found

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Records kept by accountants and bureaucrats across the Atlantic Ocean give a glimpse into the conflict and suffering seen in colonial Georgia during the American Revolution.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Soldier accused in killings has PTSD, defense says

LUDOWICI, Ga. — An Army sergeant charged with shooting a teenage girl in the head while another soldier killed her boyfriend suffers from brain injuries after serving in combat in Afghanistan.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Tybee scraps license plates plan

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Tybee Island officials agreed unanimously Monday to retreat from plans to install machines designed to scan and record the license plates of every vehicle coming onto the island.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

Slave artifacts found at site

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Mexican coin punctured with a small hole, nails from long-decayed wooden dwellings, and broken bits of plates and bottles are among thousands of artifacts unearthed.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Pete the Cat makes leap from folk art to kid books

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Pete the Cat lived in a cage at a Georgia animal shelter. He was scrawny and black, not exactly what artist James Dean was looking for in a new pet.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Atlanta mayor expects harbor progress by year end

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Atlanta's mayor said Thursday he expects that Congress before the year ends will clear a bureaucratic hurdle to deepening the Savannah harbor.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Barrow has $1 million ready for 2014 re-election fight

SAVANNAH, Ga. - With the midterm elections a year away, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has $1 million stashed away to defend his seat during a 2014 campaign in which he is expected to be a top target of ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Georgia man gets life sentence in beating deaths of 8

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia man convicted of beating his father and seven others to death inside the mobile home they shared was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without possibility of parole.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Man convicted of killing 8 in mobile home

A Brunswick, Ga., man was convicted Friday of killing his father and seven extended family members in a mobile home they all shared, though prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.
By Russ Bynum

Start over, judge tells Ga. jury

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A jury has been ordered to restart deliberations from scratch on its third day of weighing evidence in the trial of a Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven others ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Experts: Ga. slayings indicate more than 1 killer

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The beating deaths of eight people inside a Georgia mobile home must have been committed by more than one attacker based on the number of victims and the fact that none escaped ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Trial flashes back to 1887 mass slaying of 9

During his opening statement to jurors Tuesday, Guy Heinze Jr.'s lead defense attorney, Newell Hamilton Jr., questioned whether 180-pound Heinze was physically capable of inflicting such carnage.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Defense: Weapon lost in mobile home slayings

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Police investigating the slayings of eight people clubbed to death inside a mobile home brushed off tips about alternate suspects and lost track of a bloody weapon found near the ...
By Russ Bynum

Jekyll oversight chair supports law change

The Jekyll Island Authority oversight chair predicts the Legislature will approve island development compromise.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Georgia man faces capital trial

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 25-year-old man charged with single-handedly killing eight people.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Teen's organs replaced with newspaper, Ga. family says

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The parents of a teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said that they have a new reason to suspect foul play - their son was buried without his ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Currington pleads no contest in threats case

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Country singer Billy Currington pleaded no contest Friday to a charge stemming from a run-in with a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past his $3.5 million waterfront home.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Port bill likely to pass Congress

House committee chairman predicts bill key to Savannah port deepening will pass Congress.
By Russ Bynum

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Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake ...