Georgia road funding approved

ATLANTA -— Gov. Sonny Perdue has cleared the way for 11 road projects funded by the federal stimulus package to move forward.

The projects cost $51 million and span Georgia, from metro Atlanta to Washington County.

They include a $14.4 million project to build auxiliary lanes along a busy Macon highway and $10.1 million to refurbish a stretch of Interstate 85 from Franklin County to the South Carolina border.

Another $9 million will be spent to replace and refurbish bridges in Coffee County, Colquitt County, DeKalb County and Douglas County. Some $7.6 million will improve a main road in DeKalb County.

Mr. Perdue said the state is "using these federal dollars wisely to improve our transportation network and to put Georgians to work."



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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