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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.

New grant funds tests to keep Georgia beaches safe

Here’s what that means, and how the state’s sampling program works.

So far this year, 19 water quality advisories have been issued: five on Tybee Island, eight on St. Simon’s Island and six on Jekyll Island. The most recent advisory was issued on June 15 at South Beach near the lighthouse on St. Simons Island, which has had four total advisories, the most of any beach this year. The advisory was lifted on June 16.

Georgia film industry bolts out of pandemic

Officials credit film tax credits, resiliency of gaming production.

Productions filmed in Georgia generated $101 million in wages for members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees during the first quarter of this year.


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