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Newnan unveils cigarette litter prevention receptacles


Four ash receptacles for cigarette butts have been added in downtown Newnan as part of the city’s Keep Newnan Beautiful project.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

Federal regulators adjust Ogeechee permit following public outcry
Citing public outcry as their motivation, federal regulators have suggested changes to a draft pollution permit for King America Finishing.
Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday

More repairs planned for historic trail near Ft. Pulaski
The Chatham County Commission set aside $325,000 for the repairs.
Source: WSAV-TV

New recycler in Macon ready to take items from the public
TRiMX Ventures is opening HomeRun Recycling LLC at a former water treatment facility and is initially only accepting steel to be recycled.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

Parts of Gwinnett County flooded
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning on Friday evening for parts of Gwinnett including Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Sugar Hill and Suwanee.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post/weekend

• Radium Springs gardens closed due to high water
Source: WALB-TV

Augusta: Downstream development reclassifies dam in Evans as high hazard
The newest addition to the list of dams where a failure could cause “a probable loss of human life” is in Colum­­bia County, where the Wind­mill Plantation subdivision dam in Evans was reclassified from a low hazard to a Category I high hazard dam last year.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday

Dam fails in Screven County
Millions of gallons of water were released in the Ogeechee River late Saturday.
Source: Savannah Morning News

• Screven County dam fails
Source: Statesboro Herald

• Ga. 17 still shut down after dam collapse
Water swept across Hwy 17, near Old Ogeechee Road, washing away dirt from underneath the road causing pieces of the road to collapse.
Source: WTOC-TV

Richmond County using fish to fight mosquitoes in abandoned pools
Richmond County Mos­quito Con­trol launched a new program Friday that uses mosquitofish to control mosquito populations at abandoned pools.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Flooding in Rome impacts people, marine life
Erosion is a bigger problem.
Source: Rome News-Tribune


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