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Georgians split on party lines as U.S. House votes to ban...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the U.S. coast -- despite...

Time running out for public to weigh in on Okefenokee area...

A proposed mining operation near the Okefenokee Swamp is sparking a great deal of interest with thousands of organizations and people sounding off on...

More transparency called for in Georgia Power coal ash cleanup

Georgia Power’s request for customer rate increases starting next year includes $525 million through 2022 to clean up potentially toxic coal ash ponds, a...

Coastal Georgians getting acclimated to hurricane emergency declarations

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon for 12 coastal Georgia counties as Hurricane Dorian loomed to the south in the...

Georgia Power rate hike push to get public airing starting next...

Business interests and consumer watchdog organizations are keeping a wary eye on Georgia Power’s push to sharply increase its customers' cost of electricity over...

South Ga. judge blocks Obama-era policy to curtail water pollution

A ruling from a federal judge in south Georgia will continue to thwart a proposal to pinpoint which waterways are subject to federal oversight,...

Coal ash monitoring switch from feds to state could limit transparency

Jesup newspaper publisher Dink NeSmith has churned out 101 opinion columns and 103 editorial cartoons on the subject of coal ash in Georgia since...

Shine more sunlight on plans to mine near treasured Okefenokee

It’s not surprising that the Charlton County Commission late last week passed a non-binding resolution to endorse a mining company’s plan to dig little...

Meetings last week surface debate: Could mining drain Okefenokee?

A key dispute emerged from last week’s South Georgia meetings to learn more details of a company’s plans to mine near the Okefenokee National...

Folkston Okefenokee mine hearing draws protest, skeptics

FOLKSTON, Ga. -- A group of protesters arrived here Tuesday from across Georgia, nearby Florida and as far away as North Carolina to voice...
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