Thousands of troops who were evacuated to Georgia because of Hurricane Isaac are returning to their normal posts. Those troops had been evacuated northward as Hurricane Isaac approached the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.
The mayor of Albany said officials are looking for ways to clamp down on unruly teenagers after violence marred the July 4th fireworks in the southwest Georgia city. Authorities blames most of the violence on unsupervised teenagers.
Two workers setting up fireworks for the Fourth of July display in Woodstock have been injured. Also, a boatload of fireworks on a lake in Villa Rica went up all at once near the VFW post, injuring two men preparing for the show.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has awarded $73.7 million in contracts for road improvements across the state. Among the projects: a new interchange on Interstate 75 south of Calhoun in Gordon County, replacing the Broad Avenue Bridge in Albany, and widening two miles of S.R. 347 near Lake Lanier in Hall County.