Russell proposes building lake near empty Regency Mall

City Administrator Fred Russell, who removed an $8 million allocation for Regency Mall redevelopment from a list of projects being considered for special purpose local option sales tax money, today presented commissioners an alternative: $2.5 million to build a 13-acre lake north of the defunct mall.

Mr. Russell said buying or condemning Regency Mall is not practical. He said waterfront property would spur development while leaving Regency Mall on the tax books for $4.2 million.

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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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