Fri., January 6, 2012 4:32pm
Brunswick city officials are getting tired of paying to raise sunken and abandoned shrimp boats. Two years after paying about $70,000 to raise a derelict trawler at the city dock, last month another one sank. Taxpayers end up footing the bill when shrimpers can't maintain their boats and can't insure or sell them.
Tue., December 20, 2011 4:42pm
A Southeast Georgia judge accused of misconduct is resigning. Glynn County Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams ran the state's largest drug court but came under investigation for tyrannical behavior. The state's judicial watchdog agency accused the judge of jailing inmates indefinitely, giving preferential treatment and violating her oath of office.
Tue., December 13, 2011 3:37pm
The state's judicial watchdog agency has filed new charges against the judge who oversaw the state's largest drug court. The Judicial Qualifications Commission accuses Glynn County Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams of showing favoritism and conflict of interest. One of her political opponents says, the new charges aren't surprising.
Tue., November 15, 2011 7:26am
An official with a mining company says it's exploring in southeast Georgia's Brantley and Charlton counties for the mineral zircon and could eventually turn its attention to Glynn County. The company says mining in Brantley and Charlton counties could create 45 jobs, with a $15 million annual impact for five to 10 years.
Thu., November 10, 2011 7:31am
A powerful Georgia judge is being charged with ethical misconduct by a state agency that says she abused her power by mistreating drug court defendants, particularly those she ordered jailed for indefinite periods. Superior Court Judge Amanda F. Williams is the chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
Tue., October 11, 2011 4:51pm
A coastal-area environmental group and five public agencies have come together to clear up confusion about fish advisories in the Brunswick area. The partnership aims to put in one place the myriad advice fishermen receive about which fish to eat, where to catch them and how much is too much. State officials produce a 60 page book on the topic.
Mon., October 3, 2011 12:00pm
Some Georgia cafeterias are getting ahead of expected federal guidelines that virtually would banish the potato from school lunches. The US Agriculture Department is formulating a proposal that would drastically reduce the humble spud from school cafeterias. The new guidelines aren't expect to take effect until next year, but coastal Glynn County schools already has started to serve potatoes just once each week.
Sun., September 11, 2011 12:00am
The terror attacks ten years ago helped shape the Brunswick area as one of its economic engines expanded. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is based in the coastal city and trains 20,000 federal officers in 90 agencies each year. That's compared to 16,000 officers before the attacks.
Tue., August 30, 2011 9:01am
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center says it will fill 48 positions in Glynn County by moving some human resources operations there from Washington, D.C. The training center said Monday the Department of Homeland Security, which includes FLETC, has folded its main human resources department into the training center's division to consolidate operations and reduce costs by $1.5 million this year.
Mon., August 22, 2011 12:06pm
Emergency officials on the Georgia coast are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irene and say residents should make sure they have plans in order if evacuations are necessary. National forecast officials say Irene could hit the U.S. anywhere from Florida to North Carolina by the end of the week.