Passengers taken to shore after 12 hours on stalled casino boat off Georgia coast

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.

Bill Kirby: First signs of summer are lighting up the night

...often voted with my feet. TRAVEL MISTAKE: Drugs affect good judgment. Proving my point, our sister paper on the Georgia coast reported Thursday that a woman pulled off the road to see why police had stopped her friend.(Bad move.)A drug-sniffing...

GOP Senate candidates debate port, flood insurance

...months remaining until the May 20 primary. And some of their sharpest disagreements dealt with issues critical to the Georgia coast.Each vowed support for the $652 million deepening of the shipping channel to the busy Port of Savannah, and accused...

Sunday bar ban in Savannah waived for St. Patrick's Day

...has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day since 1824, a time when thousands of Irish immigrants were flocking to the Georgia coast. Despite the holiday's religious roots as a celebration of the priest who introduced Christianity to Ireland...

Golfers make homes on St. Simons Island

...PGA Cham pion ship winner and a 20-time winner on the PGA Tour, is at home on this idyllic island on the southern Georgia coast.He really had no choice. Davis Love Jr., a former PGA Tour player, moved the family to St. Simons Island in 1969...

Affordable Care Act tops Georgia's health stories

...to cover thousands of people who won't otherwise have health insurance.? A synthetic marijuana scare hits the Georgia coast. The Brunswick area saw more than 20 people sickened by a drug believed to be "synthetic cannabinoid" and commonly...

Jekyll oversight chair supports change in park law

...senator in charge of oversight for Jekyll Island said Thursday.Since 1971, the state-owned beach getaway off the Georgia coast has been governed by a law mandating that no more than 35 percent of the island's total land area can be used for...

Movie studio promises jobs in Georgia county

...Department, said he's seen dozens of pitches for movie studio startups during his 18 years of wooing moviemakers to the Georgia coast. He said the Medient project is the only one to actually break ground."It's always a gamble," Self said...

Georgia man faces trial in killing of baby in stroller

...birthday. He was strapped in his stroller, out for a walk with his mother a few blocks from their apartment near the Georgia coast, when someone shot the boy between the eyes with a .22-caliber bullet the size of a garden pea.The teenager charged...

Martha Thwaite

...attended games when invited. Since childhood, she enjoyed visits to Dover Bluff, the hunting and fishing club on the Georgia coast which was co-founded by her father. Martha graciously entertained her family and friends at her cottage there and...