Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to regulate access to the Internet as it would a public utility, under something called Title 2 of the Communications Act of 1934. Critics of the FCC say it’s an old, dusty law meant to apply to phone service, not the complexities of the modern Internet. But there are […]

This Season On ‘House Of Cards,’ It’s Tough To Be The Boss

When House of Cards‘ third season opens, Kevin Spacey’s murderous politician Frank Underwood is fooling the world again. From the very first scene, he’s bringing a presidential motorcade to his tiny hometown of Gaffney, S.C., pretending to honor his father’s grave for the press. “Nobody showed up for his funeral except me, not even my […]

‘Ballot Selfies’ Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

From Pope Francis and President Obama to the kid down the block, we have, for better or worse, become a world full of selfie-takers. But as ubiquitous as they are, there are some places where selfies remain controversial — like the voting booth. The legal battle rages over so-called “ballot selfies” in the state that […]

Florida-based Chico’s to close 35 stores this year, 120 locations by 2017

FT. MYERS, Fla. — Chico’s will close dozens of stores this year, accelerate the shuttering of others and cut the work force at its Florida headquarters as it attempts to remake its retail brand. The women’s clothing store narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter and beat most profit expectations, sending shares higher Thursday. Its […]

Boy, 14, wounded in 1 of 2 shootings into homes in Savannah

SAVANNAH |  Police say a 14-year-old boy was wounded by gunfire after someone fired several shots into an apartment where he and others were sleeping. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say the gunfire happened during one of two shootings early Wednesday morning. Authorities say the 14-year-old was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg after shots […]

House Bill would let St. Marys voters decide election years and whether to require majorities for wins

ATLANTA | Voters will have the chance to change election years and methods in Kingsland under bills introduced Wednesday by Reps. Jason Spencer and John Corbett. The Republicans from Woodbine and Lake Park represent the city, so their approval essentially assures their passage in the House. House Bill 454 switches municipal elections to even-numbered years. […]

Movie bosses to stand trial March 9 in death of film crew member on train trestle near Jesup

JESUP, GA. | An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. “Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller, his wife and business partner, Jody Savin, and executive producer Jay Sedrish are scheduled […]