State regulators are proposing new rules for some types of landfills to try to limit their numbers. The rules would apply to unknown numbers of largely unregulated "inert-waste" landfills. However, some who own the dumps worry about the regulations’ unintended consequences.
Tornado victims in northwest Georgia are reporting thefts and scams in the wake of last week's deadly storms. There are six reports. When deadly storms last week cut power in Nortwest Georgia, public libraries helped fill a void. The downtown library in Rome had power for days when more rural areas did not.
Experts say deadly storms that raked Georgia this week spawned at least 10 tornadoes, including a rare EF-4 tornado that pummeled Catoosa County with 175 mph winds. National Weather Service meteorologist Jessica Sieux said Friday it's possible more tornadoes will be added to the list as survey teams continue investigating reports.
Former Floyd County Chief Magistrate Judge Chris Mathis is free on bond after being arrested on charges that include theft and exploitation of an elderly person, stemming from his operation of a cattle business. Warrants say the 45-year-old Mathis is accused of taking money with a promise to purchase cattle, but instead converted the funds for his own use.