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Extreme drought conditions continue in parts of Georgia; Augusta area not as dry

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say that several parts of Georgia are continuing to endure an extreme drought this summer.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows the worst of the drought in four separate parts of Georgia, all in the northern half of the state. 68 more words


Initial Word Vomit

Well, I am less than 2 weeks out from flying to Grenada and starting what can colloquially be said as “the rest of my life”. 120 more words


Parents of brain-eating amoeba victim post message on billboard to warn others

(ABC NEWS) – A Florida family has posted a billboard to draw attention to the dangers of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, for people swimming in local lakes, ponds and streams. 296 more words

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Summer Music Camp for Local Kids

A new summer music camp is open this week for kids in the CSRA.

VOCE, the Young Voices of Augusta, is hosting an elementary music camp through Friday. 11 more words


Beachgoer dies after being hit by umbrella

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a woman died after wind blew an anchored umbrella into her chest on the Oceanfront Wednesday.

Police have identified the woman as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle Belk, of Chester, Virginia. 120 more words

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Sea lice affecting people swimming along Florida's Gulf coast

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Purple flags are popping up all over the Florida panhandle as a nearly-invisible nuisance is causing a headache for beach-goers.

Sea lice, also known as beach lice, have been confirmed in South Walton and Santa Rosa Beaches, and they may be moving west towards Alabama. 222 more words

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Georgia officials focus on danger to kids left in hot cars

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials plan to highlight the dangers of leaving kids alone in cars.

Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal and other state officials are set to hold an event focused on the issue Tuesday at the state Capitol. 52 more words

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