Thu., February 7, 2013 4:35pm
Authorities are trying to determine what, if anything, could have prevented Wednesday’s 27 car pileup on Interstate 16 west of Dublin. The morning rush hour accident killed four people and injured nine.
Mon., October 1, 2012 5:04am
Starting Monday, the state no longer prohibits burning yard waste and debris in much of north Georgia. The annual ban is designed to improve air quality and protect health.
Fri., August 17, 2012 2:18pm
Georgia is sending 45 firefighters west to help control wildfires raging along the Oregon-California border. The Barry Point fire covers more than 79,000 acres, and it’s just one of several burning in Oregon in the midst of hot, dry weather.
Mon., August 6, 2012 3:45pm
Drought is leaving trees vulnerable to insects and disease. Dead trees are not used for lumber and paper industries. Georgia timber valued at more than a half-billion dollars a year.
Tue., May 1, 2012 3:25pm
US Forest Service officials say, they expect to have three more air tankers to tackle this year's wildfire season. And ten more are on the way for next year. The service could call on the military aircraft when large fires get out of control anywhere in the country, including South Georgia. A burn ban is going into effect Tuesday.
Mon., March 26, 2012 6:51am
Cogongrass is called the 7th worst weed in the world. It crowds out native plants and ruins habitat. Officials are asking for public's help.
Wed., February 8, 2012 5:07pm
Forecasters are predicting more dangerous conditions for the spring wildfire season. Rains expected this month could improve conditions, but not enough to help already dry areas. New vegetation could add to the problem.
Fri., July 22, 2011 4:22pm
Parts of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge are reopening to visitors this weekend after being closed for nearly six weeks by a vast wildfire that continues to burn in remote areas of the swamp. Spokeswoman Wendy Burnett says firefighters hope to declare the fires contained next week.
Fri., June 10, 2011 3:53pm
Wildfires burning in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge are creating smoky conditions for locals. The Georgia Forestry Commission says people with respiratory issues should stay inside. And drivers on highways 82, 84, and 280 may have trouble seeing through smoke.
Mon., June 6, 2011 7:52am
Authorities say two wildfires burning in south Georgia are now mostly contained. Authorities say the Race Pond Fire south of Waycross is more than 60 percent contained. And the blaze near the Okefenokee, the Honey Prairie, is more than 80 percent under control.