For months now, water - or the lack of it - has been a growing concern for Georgia. The northern and western parts of the state are suffering from the worst drought in the state's history. Gov. Sonny Purdue has declared parts of the state a disaster area because of the adverse effects of the drought.
ATLANTA - This fall, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host a series of meetings throughout Georgia to educate the public about proposals being discussed by state legislators that would make major changes to the state's tax system.
With the wildfires still escalating, Red Cross supplies and volunteers are en route to Southern California by the thousands. More than 500 American Red Cross workers have been hard at work since Sunday morning and the Red Cross is expanding its services rapidly as the needs change and escalate. Here's what the Red Cross has on the way:
The Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Festival are a few weeks away. The events will take place on Nov. 17 in Rincon. The parade will be at 10 a.m., the Dickens Craft Festival will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined with the entire Georgia congressional delegation Tuesday in sending a letter to President Bush urging him to approve Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's request to declare a major disaster area in Georgia and utilize the executive power under the Endangered Species Act to exempt the state from complying with water reservoir releases during unprecedented drought conditions.