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The Tide: Native plants bring more birds

Author, researcher encourages native plantings for homeowners to lure insects, feed more birds.

Author pitches the idea of planting part of your yard in native plants to create what he’s calling a “home-grown national park”  across the U.S.



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11 lessons from schools that safely reopened

Research finds commonalities in districts that returned to in-person learning and few students became ill.

Through exploring these success stories, we found that the schools used many similar strategies to build trust with their communities and keep COVID-19 case numbers down.



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…


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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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