The Army Corps of Engineers says it will release more water from Lake Lanier and West Point Lake because of drought conditions in Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Weather forecasts aren't predicting rain in the region over the next two weeks, and more water is needed at Lake Seminole and Walter F. George.
Georgia's annual alligator hunt could be restricted or expanded based on where the animals live. For the first time, state wildlife officials say, they want to split the annual hunt quota into zones. The total number of alligators taken could go up from 700 to 850.