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WAYCROSS — Ware County Sheriff’s Department’s family was once again left in grief mode with the loss of their beloved and respected Assistant Jail Shift Supervisor Douglas Clifton Flener following a tragic accident on U.S. 1 in Ware County.

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About a dozen downed trees, loss of power reported in wakeHurricane Elsa slammed into north Florida and south Georgia Wednesday leaving behind broken trees, moderate damage, and drenching rains on already saturated grounds.

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Arrest made in Friendly Express breaking and entering case. Staff ReportATKINSON — The July 4 holiday was quite active with criminal activity in Brantley County, said Sheriff Len Davis, who reported a stabbing at the Satilla River in […]

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Talk of fireworks, the awards presentations, and a review of the successes of the last 12 months were just a few of the highlights of the annual chamber banquet held at S&S Events in Nahunta Thursday evening.

Expenditures still below pre-pandemic spending despite nearly $1.8m added backA year after losing more than $2 million in cuts, the Board of Education’s proposed FY22 budget shows nearly $1.8 restored. Superintendent Dr. Kim Morgan presented the members with a $33,078,961 budget during the M…

NPD brings in approximately $26,000 since mid-MarchThe Nahunta Police Department is moving quickly into the 21st century with a new canine team, a new communications system and a chief who appears to be the strong leader the department has been needing.

Suspect flees following collision with Brantley County Sheriff’s Office unitRAYBON — For the third time in a week, Brantley County law enforcement officials, along with the Georgia State Patrol, were involved in a high-speed chase.

Judge not allowing county to use 2020 resolution, 2016 Zoning Ordinance, amended 2017/2020 SWMPA federal judge has issued a favorable ruling for Brantley County Development Partners, LLC in a lawsuit against Brantley County.

2021 graduates grow stronger in overcoming upheaval of COVID-19By MYRA THRIFTStaff WriterCANEY BAY — There was one common thread which weaved its way through every speech during Brantley County High School’s 2021 graduation ceremony held on the grounds of Heron Stadium.

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Brantley County’s 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, along with the STAR Student and STAR Teacher were recognized by the Board of Education at this month’s meeting. Valedictorian Brayan J.

Monday looked like a hurricane was on its way toward south Georgia, or if you’re at least 50-something, you were transported back to the 1970s.

A recent storm that dumped as much as nine inches of rain in locations throughout Coffee County has resulted in flooding of the Satilla River reaching monumental proportions in Brantley County.

Ga. Forestry Investigation Unit finds origin of fires that burned 230 acresWAYNESVILLE — Three fires in eastern Brantley County in less than 48 hours has officials alarmed for possible arsonists.

Picking, packing underway for juicy fruitIn recent years, blueberry farmers were at the mercy of sudden late hard freezes, thunderstorms packing a punch with pounding hail, and too much water to allow the berries in the fields to be harvested.

By RICK HEADPublisherTwo winners were finally determined to fill the position of Probate Judge and the Board of Education Post 5 seat in Tuesday’s special election runoff.

Several talented artists and art lovers gathered Thursday morning at The Creative Corner to hold the first of what they hope will become a weekly event, “Coffee and Canvas.” The ladies, who enjoy the finer things in life, spent time enjoying fresh-brewed coffee, blueberry muffins, and chatti…

WAYNESVILLE — A Waynesville man is in critical condition at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound that took place Sunday morning.

No students were on bus involved in Thursday’s accidentNAHUNTA — “We are very thankful that no children were on that bus.”The spoken words of Superintendent Dr. Kim Morgan were what each resident of Brantley County was thinking when news spread of the Wednesday, March 17 accident involving f…

Board checking into starting GHSA programThe lure fishing the Bassmaster pro tour could really be a reality with the right connections.For Brantley County High School students, the reality could start as early as next year it was learned during Monday night’s (March 8) monthly Board of Educa…

Firefighters unable to save structure during six-hour battleA dream project to reinvigorate the Old Nahanta School is no more after a fire destroyed the nearly 100-year old building last week.

U.S. District judge has not entered an order after Friday’s court appearanceBrantley County attorney Deen Strickland is not divulging any information concerning a hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.

Rain hampers travel flooding some roadsBrantley County schools are expected to reopen Thursday after rains spawned from Winter Storm Uri hit the area on Valentine’s Day.With many ditches still holding water from the previous winter storm, Tabitha, ditches are now overflowing into roads makin…

Brantley County officials are ready to battle the successor of Advanced Disposal in court over a dispute concerning funds owed before a 10-year contract was broken in June 2020.

Members of the Nahunta City Council were urged Monday evening to take steps to make the streets around the city safer for children and senior citizens by adding more speed bumps and replacing those that have been worn down to slow traffic, especially in residential areas.Residents of Dude Ci…

Brenda Fisher provides mouth-savoring eat for Jerry J’s customersNAHUNTA — Could there ever be any more iconic representative of the lore of Southern food culture than a buttery, fluffy, golden brown biscuit sitting on a plate waiting for a topping of preserves or white sawmill sausage gravy?

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County citizens and other affected persons will have the opportunity to comment Saturday, January 16, 2021 during a public meeting regarding the Facility Issues Negotiations Process.

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Human remains located Thursday, December 31 in wooded area off Central Ave.HOBOKEN — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not releasing much information about a body being found New Year’s Day in western Brantley County.

Voters in Brantley County have been quick to respond to the opportunity to cast their ballots early in the race for U.S. Senate from Georgia.As of Tuesday morning, December 29, a total of 2,205 people had voted in the senate race, said a spokesman for the Brantley County Board of Elections.

A routine shift nearing its end for Nahunta police officer Darrin Jennings ended with a life-saving episode.In a matter of minutes, Jennings was administering NARCAN ® Nasal Spray to a male, who was passed out and unresponsive.

State Fire Marshal hasn’t officially released causeNAHUNTA — Nahunta Volunteer Fire Department Chief Marty Lee is awaiting word from the State Fire Marshall as to what caused a fire to Shane’s Kitchen.“I have not received a report yet,” Lee said Monday night of the Tuesday, December 2 fire t…

The Brantley County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2020 Grand Marshal of the annual Christmas parade is Ingrid Patterson, better known as “Nanny Patterson,” a woman who has given her entire life to caring for children so that parents can be assured they are loved and protected.

NAHUNTA — Firefighters from all five Brantley County fire stations turned out when the alarm sounded at the Fram Renewable Pellet Plant in the Brantley County Industrial Park.

Brantley County High School’s 2020 graduation rate is tops in the eight-county Okefenokee RESA District and is one of 230 schools across the state at or above 90 percent.

Brantley County Board of Education members, with heavy hearts, accepted the resignation Monday night of one of the school system’s most respected and beloved educators.Assistant Superintendent Nehemiah Cummings, who served more than 18 years with the county in various positions as a teacher,…

Write-in candidates no match for incumbents Harris, DavisonTwo Brantley County Commission seats being challenged by a pair of write-in candidates went the way of the incumbents in a big way during Tuesday’s General Election. Brantley County residents came out strong to let their collective v…

Batten laid to rest after losing battle to COVIDHICKOX — Hundreds of colorful baskets of flowers lined the altar at Hickox Baptist Church Friday, attesting to the love, admiration and respect the people of Brantley County and surro

Probate Judge loses battle with COVID-19 Monday“A truly beautiful soul has left this world and I am going to miss her terribly.”Those were the words of Brantley County Chief Magistrate Jeff Thomas upon learning of the death of Brantley Probate Judge Karen Batten at a Savannah hospital Monday…

Mobley skips executive session at board meetingBrantley County Commissioner Jesse Mobley, who vowed not to participate in executive sessions

Morgan, Smith, Bennett lead BCHS, WCHS, PCHS systemsBrantley County’s educational system has been known over the years for producing top-notch graduates who’ve gone on to become caring doctors, dedicated nurses, talented engineers, award-winning athletes, world-class chefs, and devoted class…

Brunswick man facing multiple charges; bond deniedA high-speed chase that started in Nahunta ended across the Glynn County line in Brunswick with the arrest of a Brunswick man facing multiple charges.Bryan Fitzpatrick was taken into custody after the incident involved the Nahunta Police, Bra…

County Road Department working feverishly to repair washoutsRICK HEADA deluge of rain from the outerbands of Hurricane Sally flooded roads leaving some with severe washouts.Areas of Brantley County received 12 inches or more of rain from Tuesday, September 15 into late Thursday, September 17…

MYRA THRIFTHOBOKEN — Dozens upon dozens of police, sheriff, state patrol, fire and EMS units lined up to pay their last respects to a hero who had walked and worked among them for years.

By RICK HEAD and MYRA THRIFT Publisher, Staff Writer A veteran law enforcement officer is being remembered by his peers as an honest, loving person who lived out his Christian beliefs and was an excellent role […]

Six-man crew working hurricane-ravaged areaStaff ReportLAKE CHARLES, La. — Crews made up of strong, brave, hardworking south Georgia linemen and electrical repair workers remain in Louisiana, giving of their time and talents to help bring back power, water, and some semblance of normalcy to …

By Staff Writer Staff Report Lawyers for the Brantley County Board of Commissioners have filed a reply in response to a lawsuit by Brantley County Development Partner, LLC. The reply brief filed Wednesday, August 19 withe United States District […]

Staff Writer HOBOKEN — Hoboken Elementary School will be closed through Friday, August 21 after several adults at the school tested positive for COVID-19. “The decision to close was done with an abundance of caution,” Superintendent Dr. Kim […]