Georgia

An inmate at Staton Correctional Facility has tested positive for tuberculosis.

Prison medical staff say the inmate has been quarantined and is being treated in an infirmary.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton says the state Department of Public Health is testing all inmates at Staton for tuberculosis, but he says as of now there have been no other cases reported.

1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm

Jul 20, 2012

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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.

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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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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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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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 ...

 

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 ...