The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court's decision that would have forced Georgia Secretary Brian Kemp to enforce a new boundary, effectively transferring hundreds of acres to Monroe County.
The state Department of Health is encouraging Monroe County residents to fill out a health survey related to higher-than-normal levels of uranium and radon in the area, but the results may not be what neighbors concerned about toxins documented near the Plant Scherer coal-fired power plant in Juliette are hoping for.
Head Start agencies in 13 central Georgia counties will offer free testing for lead poisoning to children enrolled in the programs. The testing is being provided because the area has the state's highest incidence of lead poisoning of young children.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp travelled to the disputed Bibb/Monroe County border today. The two counties cannot agree on who owns the land. At least a million dollars in tax revenue per year is at stake.