Mary Landers covers Coastal Georgia’s environment for The Current, a topic she covered for nearly 24 years at the Savannah Morning News, where she began and ended her time there writing about health, including most recently focusing on the pandemic. She’s adept at telling the stories of everyone from jellyfish fishers to pipeline protesters. Mary is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, where she taught environmental science at Lake Malawi National Park. As a reporter in Georgia, she’s won numerous investigative reporting awards as well as the Larry Peterson Investigative Journalism Award.
Georgia is home to 83 species of turtles, lizards, snakes and the alligator, and most live on the coast.
Camden County is forging ahead on plans for its spaceport despite last month’s referendum vote that overwhelmingly rejected the county’s purchase of the property for the dreamed-of facility.
McIntosh County is pausing a plan to replace roadside mowing with an herbicide spraying program after residents questioned it.
The Georgia Supreme Court dealt another blow to Camden County’s spaceport plan when it denied the county's request to stop the certification of Tuesday’s referendum in which voters roundly rejected the spaceport.
By a nearly 3-to-1 margin on Tuesday, Camden County voters told the county commission to pull out of its option contract to buy land for a planned spaceport.