Mon., January 7, 2013 4:00am
An 8-mile-long strip of land on South Georgia's Altamaha River soon could be open to the public. The Nature Conservancy has bought a 6,000 acre tract known as Boyles Island in Wayne County. The $8 million-dollar purchase from timber giant Rayonier is expected to become a $4 million sale to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Mon., January 16, 2012 5:45pm
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has given Georgia a $1 million grant to help preserve about 6,000 acres of land on the Altamaha River. The money for Boyles Island in Wayne County is the largest of 24 projects funded nationwide in a federal program aimed.
Mon., November 7, 2011 5:46pm
The Georgia Water Coalition has put the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia at the top of a new list of dirty Georgia waterways. The coalition representing 180 groups and businesses is highlighting the Ogeechee after a massive fish kill soiled the river in May. The Altamaha is at number two on the list because of Jesup's Rayonier paper mill.
Fri., July 29, 2011 4:55pm
The Altamaha River drains a quarter of the state, stretching from Atlanta and Macon to Darien on the coast. It’s been an engine for economic activity since Native Americans and early settlers used it to travel to inland Georgia.
Tue., July 5, 2011 3:57pm
Businesses relying on South Georgia rivers are worried about the ongoing drought. Tourism is drying up along with the water running at historic low levels on the Satilla, Suwanee and St. Marys Rivers. One outfitters says, business is better near the coast, where tides boost water levels.
Fri., October 8, 2010 6:39am
A rare mussel found only in one coastal river could become the latest Georgia species added to the endangered species list. The Altamaha spinymussel used to be common in several South Georgia rivers but is now found only in the Altamaha.
Mon., November 23, 2009 4:55pm
Even so, the smell continues, much to the consternation of vocal critics
Mon., October 19, 2009 1:14pm
Georgia Southern University researches turn the ocean's waters red to help
Wed., August 5, 2009 6:10pm
Several miles of ancient forest land along the Altamaha River will be conse
Thu., July 23, 2009 3:24pm
A new power plant would bring high paying jobs, but some in the neighborhoo