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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.
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
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.
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