Stories by Mary Landers

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Savannah mall uses fake vultures to frighten flock

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Atop the roof at the Savannah Mall, 10 vulture effigies have been strung up on poles to frighten other birds.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Vogtle gets money; water issue not addressed

The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an additional $389 million in expenditures for Georgia Power’s two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle.
By Mary Landers

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Southern copperheads growing

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As Eastern kingsnakes decline in localized areas of the Southeast, the abundance of one of their common meals - the venomous copperhead - seems to be increasing.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Ga. town drops windmill plan

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Tybee's turbine is gone with the wind.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Rate hike would cost customers $100 a year by 2016

The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved a settlement Tuesday that will increase Georgia Power?s rates by about a $100 a year for the average residential customer by 2016.
By Mary Landers

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Georgia robot in fleet of ocean research machines

A small fleet of underwater robots, including one from the University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute, is swimming off the East Coast this fall, collecting data that could shed light on scientific ...
By Mary Landers

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Savannah 'Extreme Makeover' house sold

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Less than three years after they moved in with cameras rolling and hundreds of volunteers cheering, Jim and Carmen Simpson have moved out of their Extreme Makeover house.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Web site camera captures river images

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Web site camera allows anyone with a computer to get real-time images of the Savannah River.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Brockovich to investigate Ogeechee pollution

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The beleaguered Ogeechee River has a newfound friend in Erin Brockovich, the environmental advocate made famous in a Hollywood movie.
By Mary Landers

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

State pulls Ogeechee River permit

Georgia regulators have withdrawn the pollution permit issued in August to King America Finishing and ordered the company to analyze the effect of its discharge on the Ogeechee River.
By Mary Landers

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

Ogeechee River polluter's air permit challenged

Just weeks after state regulators issued a controversial water pollution permit to King America Finishing, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper is challenging the textile manufacturer's air pollution permit.
By Mary Landers

Friday, July 27, 2012

Savannah 'Extreme Makeover' house up for sale

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A year and a half after it was unveiled on TV, Savannah's "Extreme Makeover" house is going up for sale.
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ogeechee riverkeeper supported

A Bulloch County Superior Court judge sided with the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Monday, invalidating what many see as the state's weak punishment of textile processor King America Finishing and ...
By Mary Landers

Thursday, June 7, 2012

State blames Ogeechee fish kill on drought

State regulators on Wednesday said the 100 or so fish that died recently in the Ogeechee succumbed to bacteria after being stressed by low flows and high water temperatures in the blackwater stream.
By Mary Landers

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Screven, Effingham, Bulloch counties issue Ogeechee advisories after dead fish discoveries

Just after the anniversary of the largest fish kill in Georgia history, more dead fish have turned up on the Ogeechee River.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tax woes for Savannah 'Extreme Makover' home

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Overdue property taxes on the "Extreme Makeover" house were paid in full Monday, removing a tax lien Chatham County issued March 1 on the property of Jim and Carmen Simpson.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Paula Deen's 'bible' named unhealthiest cookbook

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen is known for her folksy approach to food, but health experts say she's unhealthy.
By Mary Landers

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Skidaway robots investigate yearly bloom

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Catherine Edwards and Jim Nelson of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are spending this winter chasing a mystery off the coast of the Carolinas from Cape Romain, S.C., to Cape ...
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Paula Deen, others faces Chatham hen house crackdown

WILMINGTON ISLAND, Ga. --When the Chatham County zoning administrator told Wilmington Island residents Bill and Jan Lynes their backyard chickens had to go, they thought they were being singled ...
By Mary Landers

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sun cooks burgers on Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Take one satellite dish. Line it with tiny mirrors. Poise a skillet at just the right spot above it and wait for the clouds to part. Now you're cooking with glass.
By Mary Landers
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Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died.
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