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7:05 am
Fri July 20, 2012

1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:42 pm



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with news of a gradual escape. More than 2,000 turtles were in captivity at a northwest Georgia farm. The owner sells them as pets, or to the Chinese market. Turtles are not known for their speed, but somehow 1,600 of them got away. The farmer suspects vandals tore down the fences around his farm. Turtles known as snappers, eastern paints and yellow belly sliders made their way to nearby waterways and freedom - slowly. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

Tri-State Water Woes
3:02 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

Tri State Showdown pt 4 - A Warning from Orme

Orme TN – We've been taking an in-depth look at the water dispute between Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Our series concludes with a warning from the tiny town of Orme (Orm), Tennessee, just across from the North Eastern Alabama border. The town ran out of water two years ago. And as Georgia Public Broadcasting's John Sepulvado reports, the residents say it's a sign of bigger water problems for the Southeast ...


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Tri-State Water Woes
6:32 pm
Wed August 26, 2009

Tri State Showdown pt 3 - Lake Lanier

The Chattahoochee River and it's connection to Lake Lanier is a major part of the Tri State Water Dispute.
photo by Mike Gonzalez

Atlanta GA – The state of Georgia has three years to get congressional approval to use Lake Lanier as a drinking water source for metro Atlanta. Recently, some politicians and environmentalists have suggested metro Atlanta turn to sources other than the Chattahoochee River for water. But as Georgia Public Broadcasting's John Sepulvado reports, there are four reasons why Lake Lanier is the only answer for metro Atlanta's water woes ...


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Tri-State Water Woes
6:35 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Tri State Showdown pt 1 - Apalachicola

Florida is trying to protect water quality at the bottom of the ACF basin in Apalachicola Bay for the seafood industry.
photo by Linda Raffield

Tallahassee FL – The 19-year court battle among Florida, Georgia and Alabama over the river system they share has flared up again. Last month, a federal judge gave Georgia three years to get Congressional approval or lose Atlanta's main water source. But Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue vows to fight the ruling, and for those at the other end of the river system, the judge's deadline may come too late. In the first of a four part series on this issue, Florida Public Radio's Margie Menzel reports ...

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Tri-State Water Woes
3:08 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Tri State Showdown pt 2 - Eufaula

The sun sets over Lake Eufaula, one of the largest bodies of water on the ACF river basin.
photo by Brett Tannehill

Eufaula AL – In part one of this series, we met a Florida oysterman who wants to protect the future of Apalachichola Bay. A little ways upstream, the state of Alabama is also looking to the future and hopes the middle section of the A-C-F basin can fulfill one of its original intended functions as a commercial shipping channel. Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports ...


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Tri-State Water Woes
3:12 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Governor Bob Riley Talks Tri State - interview

Tuscaloosa AL – A recent court ruling struck down Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as the drinking water supply for metro-Atlanta ... and that has triggered a number of spirited remarks from Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue regarding the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin. The three states are heading back to the negotiating table with a three year deadline of putting this long running dispute to rest. Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill sat down recently with Governor Bob Riley ...

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