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Photo Essay: Take a look at the Tybee Island Light Station Special

Tybee Island - There is a lot to see on the grounds of one of America’s most intact light stations, including keepers’ cottages dating back to the late 1800s, the lamp atop the lighthouse, and the Tybee Lighthouse itself.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Tributes from friends and foes for ex-Georgia leader

Tbilisi - Tributes poured in from friends and foes on Monday after the death of former Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union's last foreign minister.
In the Media by Irakli METREVELI (AFP)

Two armed Georgians have showdown over 'guns everywhere' law

Valdosta - Two armed men had a tense standoff when one demanded identification from the other. Things nearly turned ugly when one owner removed his gun from a holster and the incident ended with an arrest.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova look to EU future with accords

Brussels - European Union leaders sign historic association accords Friday with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova as the three Soviet-era republics look to a future in Europe rather than with their old masters in Moscow.
In the Media by Bryan McManus, Jerome Rivet (AFP)

Opera Australia sacks soprano over anti-gay slur

Sydney - Leading soprano Tamar Iveri on Monday had her contract torn up by Opera Australia for "unconscionable" anti-gay comments posted on her Facebook page that sparked a storm of protest.
In the Media by AFP

75 lab workers at the CDC may be infected with anthrax

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Thursday that around 75 lab workers in Atlanta may have been infected with anthrax. An investigation into the incident is apparently ongoing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid

Sukhum - Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Hollande bids to boost Caucasus ties amid Ukraine crisis

Baku - French President Francois Hollande began a three-day visit to the South Caucasus on Sunday as he seeks to bolster European ties on Russia's southern doorstep amid the crisis in Ukraine.
In the Media by Herve Asquin (AFP)

U.S. promises to keep up military ties with Georgia

Washington - The United States promised to keep up military cooperation with Georgia, a former Soviet state that views the escalating crisis in Ukraine with deep concern.
In the Media by AFP

Georgia passes 'carry anywhere' bill expanding gun rights

Defying other states that are moving to increase gun control in the wake of recent shootings, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will expand licensed gun owners' rights to carry.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Russia will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine: Lavrov

Moscow - Russia will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as they were in South Ossetia in 2008 which led to war with Georgia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Europe must stand united against Russia 'challenge': Lithuania

Athens - Europe must stand united as Russia challenges the continent's resolve over the Ukrainian crisis unfolding on its eastern borders, Lithuania's top diplomat told AFP on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Bank error gives Georgia teen $31k, who then promptly spends it

Hull - A bank in Hull, Ga., mistakenly deposited $31,000 into an 18-year-old's bank account. The teen then went on a shopping spree, and now could face prosecution.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Georgian prosecutors summon ex-president Saakashvili

Tbilisi - Prosecutors in Georgia on Saturday said they have summoned ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili for questioning over a raft of criminal cases.Saakashvili has been told to appear on Thursday in connection with 10 cases, including a possible probe into the 2...
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine crisis stirs painful emotions in Georgia

Tbilisi - Yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flags flutter in the spring breeze around Tbilisi, a symbol of Georgians' commiseration with the people of a fellow former Soviet state facing new incursions by Moscow.Events in Ukraine's stand-off with Russia have dominated t...
In the Media by Irakli Metreveli (AFP)

Savannah merchants are prepared for St. Patrick's Day Special

Savannah - With any luck, an estimated 1million visitors will be in Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Businesses in the historic district are ready with all things green, which may turn into gold when the crowds arrive.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Georgia says 2008 war encouraged Russia to take Crimea

Tbilisi - The failure of the international community to punish Russia for its 2008 invasion of Georgia has let Moscow think it can get away with seizing Ukraine's Crimea region, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Tuesday.
In the Media by Irakli Metreveli (AFP)

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Cooking icons Paula Deen and sons Bobby and Jaime Special

Savannah - Cooking, southern foods, and, more recently, healthy recipes are synonymous with the Deen Family. Brothers Bobby and Jaime were the celebrity guests at the Savannah Book Festival where they signed copies of their books, and mom was there to show support.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Georgia sentences former premier to 5 1/2 years in jail

Tbilisi - A court in Georgia on Monday sentenced former prime minister Vano Merabishvili to five and a half years in prison for embezzlement in a case his lawyer denounced as political persecution.The court found Merabishvili, who headed the government of ousted...
In the Media by AFP

Photo Essay: Notable writers and celebs at Savannah Book Festival Special

Savannah - The 2014 festival featured best-selling authors and home-grown celebrities. Fans of writers such as Mitch Albom, the Deen brothers, A. Scott Berg, Melanie Benjamin, and Wally Lamb came to the "Hostess City of the South" to meet their favorite authors.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 4 comments

Georgia's billionaire ex-PM launches NGO to 'control government'

Tbilisi - Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Tuesday said he was launching a non-governmental organisation aimed at helping citizens in the ex-Soviet state "control their government".
In the Media by AFP

TopFinds: Georgia frozen after ice storm, Idaho goes after elk

Our Digital Journalist in Georgia tracks the state's recovery from a paralyzing ice storm. Idaho ranchers are encouraged to kill elk, but why? What you need to know about the $37,995 bathtub. Learn more in this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

'Southern Freeze 2014' in coastal Georgia Special

Savannah - A local news station has labeled the winter blast hitting Georgia and, in particular, the Savannah area as "Southern Freeze 2014." Icy conditions have caused schools, businesses and bridges to close.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

State of Emergency issued as snow hits Metro Atlanta Special

Atlanta - It’s Snowmageddon! Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for Georgia as a winter storm rolled through the state at rush hour yesterday. Today, Metro Atlanta is still at a frozen solid stand still.
Digital Journal Report by Jacki Viles - 2 comments

Owner of electric car arrested for charging at middle school

Decatur - The driver of a Nissan Leaf electric car was approached by police, and later arrested, when he plugged in and charged his car with an exterior outlet at a middle school in Georgia.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 3 comments

'Stand your ground' law could apply in Georgia shooting

The "Castle Doctrine," or "stand your ground" law is legal in 46 states in the U.S. This legislation says that a man's home or any place he's legally allowed to be, can be protected with deadly force, if necessary, to protect a perceived or real threat.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Man in Georgia runs into burning home to get beer

Columbus - A man in in Columbus Georgia suffered no injuries when he decided to go back into a burning house to get the beer that he left inside.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

The Atlanta Falcons Tailgate Team visits Savannah Special

Savannah - Fans of the Atlanta Falcons gathered at a Publix Super Market in coastal Georgia to meet cheerleaders and the team mascot "Freddie Falcon," and to take part in Falcons Tailgate Team events.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 4 comments
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Tybee Island  Ga.
Tybee Island, Ga.
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Spectacular cloud formations off the coast of Tybee Island  Georgia.  8/16/13
Spectacular cloud formations off the coast of Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/16/13
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Zunzi s chicken Conquistador.
Zunzi's chicken Conquistador.
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Fresh seafood at Fiddler s Crab House.  Savannah  Ga.
Fresh seafood at Fiddler's Crab House. Savannah, Ga.
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Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) dragonfly  male.  Savannah Botanical Gardens.  Savannah  Geor...
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) dragonfly, male. Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, Georgia
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Flowering Camellia tree.  Savannah  Ga.  January 2013
Flowering Camellia tree. Savannah, Ga. January 2013
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Al Gore at 2013 Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/16/13
Al Gore at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13
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Fully bloomed St. Patrick Rose at Savannah Botanical Gardens.  Savannah  GA
Fully bloomed St. Patrick Rose at Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, GA
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Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft at Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/16/13
Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft at Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13
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Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah  Ga.
Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga.
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Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/15/14
Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
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Kitesurfers  kites near Tybee Creek at Tybee Island  Georgia.  8/25/13
Kitesurfers' kites near Tybee Creek at Tybee Island, Georgia. 8/25/13
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High Museum of Art  Atlanta
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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Sunset as seen from Uncle Bubba s Restaurant.  Savannah  Ga.
Sunset as seen from Uncle Bubba's Restaurant. Savannah, Ga.
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Savannah Botanical Gardens.  Savannah  Georgia.
Savannah Botanical Gardens. Savannah, Georgia.
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Mary and Stratton Leopold in front of counter.  Leopold s Ice Cream.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
Mary and Stratton Leopold in front of counter. Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA June 2012
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Police Chief Julie Tolbert  Savannah-Chatham Metro Police  participates in the MLK Parade in Savanna...
Police Chief Julie Tolbert, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police, participates in the MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/20/14
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Trinity United Methodist Church.  Savannah  Ga.  2/15/13
Trinity United Methodist Church. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/13
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Bustling River Street.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
Bustling River Street. Savannah, GA June 2012
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Griff and Cheryl Day at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah  Ga.
Griff and Cheryl Day at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga.
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