City officials in Gainesville have approved demolition of a building at the site of one of the nation's deadliest tornadoes 76 years ago. A local architect says human remains might still be buried there, and he says an archaeological investigation is needed. The Times of Gainesville reports that several factory workers were killed when the tornado tore through the town on April 6, 1936.
Augusta officials are facing a growing problem with abandoned buildings in the city. The city's code enforcement manager has a list of more than 300 properties that are either considered abandoned or are being seized for demolition.
Construction crews have fenced off a historic dormitory at the University of Georgia to prepare for its demolition. University spokesman Tom Jackson said the demolition of 159-bed Rutherford Hall will probably begin in the first full week of June.