Mon., November 19, 2012 7:10pm
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.
Sat., November 17, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia health officials say they've reopened a public survey that aims to gather more information about Monroe County health issues that could be related to radon or uranium exposure.
Fri., June 8, 2012 3:56pm
Small UGA study finds well water near Scherer ash pond safe. Residents south of plant want their water tested as well. Uranium levels in some places 21 times the safety limit.
Thu., March 15, 2012 10:30am
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.
Fri., February 10, 2012 4:00pm
Residents of Monroe County are being asked to take a survey on radon. Many residents have levels considered unsafe. Uranium also making its way into water supply.
Thu., December 1, 2011 7:00am
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has dismissed Monroe County's effort to appeal the findings in its border dispute with Bibb County.
Tue., August 23, 2011 10:32am
Secretary of State Brian Kemp sets aside a survey giving valuable land to Monroe County. Border set in 1822 will remain. Monroe County says fight is not over.
Fri., July 15, 2011 1:11pm
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.
Wed., November 24, 2010 3:31pm
Encore Plastics Corp, a Sandusky, Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, says it will open a plant in Forsyth early in 2011.
Mon., September 6, 2010 8:57am
Georgia Power is building a large waste pond at Plant Scherer in Middle Georgia, right next to a coal ash pond. The lined pond will hold gypsum waste. Georgia Power's Jeff Wilson says its part of $2 billion in environmental upgrades planned for Plant Scherer.