Ga. film alliance wants to attract movie makers

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) - Three Georgia counties have joined a growing partnership that officials in southeast Georgia say will attract more film and television projects to the region. 

The Brunwsick News ( reports that Libert, McInstosh and Charlton counties will join the Coastal Georgia Film Alliance. They will join Camden and Glynn counties in the partnership.

Barbara Ryan is an executive at the alliance. She highlighted the USA Network's TV series "Royal Pains" recent venture into the region. The show filmed two episodes last year on Camden and Glynn locations. The new counties, she said, will expand the venues that the alliance can offer producers.

Georgia is among several states that have adopted generous tax credits to attract the television and film industry.

Glynn Academy senior died Wednesday

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- New details emerged Thursday about the death of a high school senior in Glynn County.

Major damage at Georgia airport, suspects sought

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- The St. Mary's Police Department is searching for a suspect or suspects involved in damaging 21 runway lights at the St. Mary's airport.

Officials said they do not have any witnesses or leads at this time regarding this incident and is asking for the public's help in the case.

The City of St. Marys is offering a $500 reward for information leaded to an arrest and conviction in this case.

If you have any information that you can provide, please contact Lieutenant Johnny Guy at 912-510-0436.


St. Marys Police Blotter - May 2013

No police reports at this time.

Police seek man on Glynn's most wanted list

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - The Glynn County Police Department is looking for a man on their most wanted list.

Jeremiah Nathaniel, 29, is wanted by the Glynn Brunswick Violent Crimes Task Force for multiple charges, according to a Facebook post by the Glynn County Police.

Nathaniel's criminal history includes weapon possession charges, violent crimes and obstructing offers.

According to the GCPD, Nathaniel 's last known address is on Lodge Road in Waynesville.

Anyone who has any information in regards to this suspect is asked to contact the Glynn County Police Department at 912-270-3062. To remain anonymous contact Silent Witness at 912-264-1333.

Pornography charges in Operation Guarding Innocence

ST. MARYS, GA -- Three arrests were made on Wednesday resulting in multiple child pornography charges as part of a law enforcement effort called Operation Guarding Innocence.

The sweep began with a search warrant served on a residence on Nature's Bounty Trail. Corey Scott Thimlar, 20, was arrested after Camden County Sheriff's Office deputies found what was believed to be child pornography on a computer within the home.

On the same day, the St. Marys Police Department served a search warrant on the home of Todd Allen Manley, 47, on Miller Street in St. Marys. Manley was arrested later that day after images found on a computer belonging to him, were also beleived to be child pornography.

The third warrant was served in Kingsland at a home on Redwood Street by the Kingsland Police Department, where suspicious images were located on a computer belonging to 24 year old Bryantt Philip Allen. Allen was also arrested.

Mayor: 'Brunswick is safe' in wake of baby shooting death

BRUNSWICK, Ga,. --  What happened in Brunswick left many looking for answers: Why did it happen? Why here? 

Bryan Thompson is in his eighth year as mayor.

"Overall, we've seen the crime situation begin to fall slowly over the past few years," said Thompson.

He cites the biggest drop or decline has been in aggravated assaults.

"We've been able to make a dent in some of the statistics," said Thompson.

But two weeks ago, the city was challenged by the brutal killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Residents began to question their safety.

"Brunswick is safe, Brunswick is safe," said Thompson.

It rocked the community when Santiago was shot and killed in his stroller.

"This should not have happened here, this does not happen here, but it did," said Thompson.