As residents debate installing barriers on an Oregon bridge to prevent suicides, a Georgia mayor wonders whether similar barriers should be installed on the Sidney Lanier Bridge near the Georgia coast. Seven people have plunged to their deaths from the Georgia bridge since it opened a decade ago.
Brunswick city officials are getting tired of paying to raise sunken and abandoned shrimp boats. Two years after paying about $70,000 to raise a derelict trawler at the city dock, last month another one sank. Taxpayers end up footing the bill when shrimpers can't maintain their boats and can't insure or sell them.