A coastal-area food bank is raising money to replace its freezer. America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia lost its freezer when the roof collapsed during a Labor Day weekend storm. The expense comes at a hard time for the food bank and the needy clients it serves.
The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state. Authorities said state troopers arrested more than 225 drivers on charges of driving under the influence.
Law enforcement officials say a greater awareness of risks has led to one of the safest summers on record on Georgia's lakes and rivers. Authorities say boaters have become more aware of and more careful to avoid the inherent risks on the water -- especially the added dangers caused by excessive drinking.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are stressing the importance of watercraft safety as Labor Day weekend approaches. Agency officials say there have been 68 boating incidents so far this year, including eight boating-related fatalities.
The state Department of Transportation said Tuesday it plans to suspend all lane-closures related to construction work during the Labor Day holiday weekend starting Friday at noon and lasting until 5 a.m. next Tuesday.