Public health workers in South Georgia are going house-to-house and yard-to-yard trying to find where all the septic tanks are. It's part of a year-long, federally-funded effort to map the tanks in 11 counties on the Georgia coast. Septic tanks are potential polluters. But the state has no clue how many are here.
Savannah officials marked the completion of a project to synchronize traffic lights with emergency vehicles. Eighty Savannah intersections can now tell when ambulances, police cruisers and fire trucks are approaching -- so they get the green light. Officials say, the technology improves emergency vehicle response times and driver safety.