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Critics say Georgia bill intended to ease school library book bans a ‘slippery slope’

Schools would have 10 days to decide whether material should be banned based on parental complaint.

parents who believe school materials to be obscene would be able to report them to the school’s principal or their designee, who would have 10 days to determine whether the material is harmful and should be banned. Parents unhappy with the answer could appeal to the school board.

Price rises for Arbery justice

Glynn County taxpayers paid $1 million for trial-related security amid mislaid fears of violence.

U.S. Federal Marshals in Georgia are organizing a multiagency safety plan against possible violence during the hate crimes trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers.


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Okefenokee mine project: What is titanium used for?

Also found on beaches, the minerals Twin Pines want from nearby land used in products from food dyes to artificial joints.

Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals wants to mine heavy mineral sands from 8,000 acres near the Okefenokee for titanium, a metal that’s both common and extraordinary.


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The Tide: On Tybee, plastic trash gets a new use

A mini recycling machine turns flotsam into flower pots and advances education about plastics.

A Tybee volunteer group educates about plastic waste as it turns beach trash into into stylish flower pots.

New ‘Dirty Dozen’ includes climate change on Georgia Coast

Golden Ray shipwreck, mining near Okefenokee, Hercules Superfund site among other coastal issues named to the list

The Dirty Dozen report brings attention to sites that aren’t necessarily the most polluted but are those where politics, policies and issues threaten the health of Georgia’s…

Entangled whale spotted off Cumberland Island with new calf

‘Snow Cone’s’ calf, the second newborn recorded this season, is not entangled in the rope

Before her appearance off Cumberland, Snow Cone was last seen on November 6 in southern New England. North Atlantic right whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds…

The Tide: Savannah bike trail re-opens

The small trail gives a glimpse of greater connectivity in the works

The Police Memorial Trail is short, as trails go, just 0.6 miles. Savannah refurbished it over the spring and summer, adding a little height to give adjacent…


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