An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Georgia Southern University is getting ready to send 2,000 Christmas cards to American troops serving overseas, but school officials need help signing them all. Students, faculty and community members are being invited to sign the cards Wednesday through Friday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Statesboro campus.
State environmental officials are taking back a pollution discharge permit they gave the King America textile plant in Screven County. Thousands of fish died in the Ogeechee River downstream from the plant last year.
Georgia Southern University students have volunteered to pay $10 per semester to enhance environmental initiatives on the Statesboro campus. Students also have endorsed two new fees for athletics, including one to expand Paulson Stadium.
Georgia Southern University is joining seven coastal research institutes to educate high school students. They will come from six school districts to learn about environmental concerns in Georgia’s coastal region.
Georgia Southern University has established a new institute for interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and math education. The institute plans to create a wide variety of partnerships across academia, business, education and research centers in southeast Georgia.
Coastal-area researchers are hoping to dispel a widely-held notion on Georgia's coast: that hurricanes never will be a threat. Georgia hasn't taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in more than a century. Over the last hundred years, only four minor storms made landfall here. The last one was David 33 years ago.
A bald eagle unable to take wing has found a permanent home at Georgia Southern University. Franklin, a 6-pound bird, will join two other bald eagles now at the university's Center for Wildlife Education. The bird was found running in woods near Tallahassee, Fla., with a fractured wing and other damage. A veterinarian was unable to fix the injuries, meaning the bird cannot fly.
A Georgia scientist has been awarded a government grant to help identify coastal areas most vulnerable to hurricanes and other natural hazards. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Georgia Southern University researcher Clark Alexander will work to improve a software tool known as AMBUR.
Federal banking regulators are telling The Savannah Bank it needs to reduce its troubled assets. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has given the bank its lightest possible action, letting bank officials dictate their own terms for reducing delinquent loans and reposessions. The move speaks to how far Georgia banks have to recover from the Great Recession.