Controlled burn at fort might produce smoke over the area

Fort Gordon Forestry will be conducting a controlled burn at the military base until 6 p.m. today.

The forestry service is burning 364 acres. Smoke from the fire should be visible to motorists on parts of Deans Bridge Road, according to an e-mail from Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker.

The purpose of the burn is “fuel reduction,” according to the e-mail.

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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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