Forecasters say that slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby could bring up to 10 inches of rain to parts of Georgia through Wednesday. The Brunswick News reports that the storm downed trees in St. Marys on Monday, damaging a car and a gift shop in the city's downtown area.
Wind damage appears to be minor from Monday morning's landfall of Tropical Storm Baryl, now a tropical depression. But for some residents in low-lying areas, a bigger threat might not come until later this week. Forecasters are predicting rainfall amounts of between four to eight inches with some areas getting 12 inches.
GHSA baseball quarterfinals action got underway Tuesday night on diamonds around the state. Some series were decided with two-game sweeps, some were delayed and others were split and will be decided tomorrow.
A coastal lawmaker says, Georgia is losing business from boaters who want to take up floating residences in the state. Woodbine Republican Jason Spencer introduced a bill in the state legislature to allow live-aboard boats. Georgia outlawed long-term boat stays 20 years ago out of concern for the human waste that some boaters dump in the water.
A dozen Florida and Georgia border counties have signed an agreement making it easier for children removed from parents or guardians to be placed with relatives in the other state. The agreement among the 12 counties is expected to allow for such placements in as little as a week. It applies only to children removed because of abuse or neglect.
Every few years the GHSA executive committee is required to ratify a proposal offered forward by the reclassification committee, grouping member schools into various regions within classes based upon geographic location and enrollment size.
Southeast Georgia's Camden County is back in a federal seized-assets program, three years after the US Justice Department kicked it out. The program shares assets local officials seize when they bust criminals charged in federal courts. The DOJ stopped sharing money with Camden County three years ago after the former Sheriff improperly spent the funds.
Terrell Cason’s two touchdown runs propelled visiting Cairo to a 21-0 victory over St. Pius in the Class AAA quarterfinals. The Syrupmakers (11-2) will make their first semifinals appearance since winning the state title in 2008.
High school coaches in Georgia have a major dilemma this time every year – provided their teams are still playing. Do we practice on Thanksgiving or not? Besides the obstacle of facing premier opponents in the quarterfinals, coaches also have to decide if or how much to work on Turkey Day. Some teams go about the week like any other while others tweak it to accommodate the week.
West Forsyth upended Hillgrove 40-28 after scoring 26 unanswered points in the third quarter. Hillgrove star running back Kenyan Drake was held to 19 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Drake also had five receptions for 44 yards and two scores as well as a kickoff return for a touchdown..