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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 representatives to formally honor the lives of those workers. […]

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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