Officials in Southeast Georgia's Effingham County are telling people not to swim or fish in the Ogeechee River. A blistered catfish was found in the river Wednesday. That's a sign the fish was suffering from the same bacteria responsible for killing thousands of fish in the river last year and in May. The catfish was found about 10 miles south of the Ga. 119 bridge.
Election results find Newt Gingrich with a comfortable lead in Georgia's Presidential Preference Primary. Tuesday night Gingrich jumped out to an early lead early. With just 1% of precincts reporting, several news outlets declared Gingrich the Georgia winner.
Former House speaker and Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich took a giant step Saturday toward becoming the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney that tea partyers and social conservatives have been seeking for months. Gingrich's come-from-behind win in the South Carolina primary snatches away the quick and easy way for the GOP to pick its presidential nominee.
The organization Georgians for Passenger Rail will try to include projects for a passenger rail commuter line from Macon to Atlanta in the regional transportation sales tax to be voted on in November of 2012.