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A tree lover pleaded for the safety of this more than 100 year old cypress with a hand-lettered sign.

A trail revived, its trees survive

In Savannah, a bike trail gets a makeover without losing many trees

When Savannah started renovating Police Memorial Trail, a 0.6-mile biking and walking path tucked between the Casey Canal and a remnant of woods south of Victory Drive, an anonymous tree lover got nervous. 


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Research connects black gill in shrimp to warming climate

Although harmless for human consumption, parasitic disease can cut harvests for coastal shrimpers.

Researchers at the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography led by Marc Frischer have learned a lot over the last few years about the parasite that causes black gill and the conditions that allow it to thrive. 


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Mounting deaths fuel school bus drivers’ Covid fears across state

Experts split on risk but agree mask mandates help mitigate.

Deaths raise questions about whether school bus drivers are at higher risk of getting Covid. But medical experts are split. It’s difficult, if not impossible when local infection rates are high, to determine how any particular bus worker became infected — whether it occurred at home, in a community setting or on the job.



The Tide: Thiokol Memorial Project seeks help

Group looks to honor victims of 1971 Woodbine explosion that killed 30

Fifty years after an explosion claimed the lives of 30 people at the Thiokol munitions manufacturing plant in Woodbine, a nonprofit is calling on Georgia’s U.S. Congressional […]

The Tide: Fort Stewart gets notice for woodpecker work

Post honored for good forestry practices, rescue work for rare bird.

The birds require mature longleaf pine forests and live in cavities they hollow out of old longleaf pine trees. In addition to controlled burns and tagging the birds, the Army post also installed about 4,000 artificial cavity boxes on the trunks of mature trees.

The Tide: Separating pork from bull

Revived earmarks plan brings opportunity, challenge for Buddy Carter.

Buddy Carter stakes out his earmarks while his party disapproves, district looks for funds for projects.


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Thiokol explosion: 50 years later, families seek to be remembered

Those killed and maimed weren’t wearing uniforms like the thousands of Georgians deployed aboard during the war. They were mostly poor, Black women who worked for $1.65 an hour assembling trip flares for the U.S. Army at the Thiokol Chemical Corp. plant in Woodbine.


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