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Recycled Tires Increase Longevity of Troup County Road

Troup County Partners with The Ray to Identify Optimal Asphalt Mix for Tom Hall Parkway

Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise. The project will cover four lanes spanning one mile and use 3,280 tons of “rubberized” asphalt paving mix using rubber from scrap tires. The reuse of scrap tires reduces public health dangers such as tire fires and increased breeding grounds for mosquitos carrying disease.


Georgia River Network’s Fall Float on the Flint Returns Oct. 7-9; Adventure Promotes Flint River Water Trail

Paddlers navigate along a bank of cypress trees during the 2016 edition of Fall Float on the Flint. More than 100 paddlers are expected to participate in this year's event set for Oct. 7-9.

Georgia River Network (GRN), creator of Paddle Georgia, an annual week-long summer canoe/kayak camping adventure, will return to the Flint River this October for its fourth edition of Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint. The event is set for Oct. 7-9.

The trip, produced in partnership with Flint Riverkeeper, will cover about 48 miles of the southwest Georgia river over three days, beginning near Baconton and ending in the backwaters of Lake Seminole near Bainbridge. 


Establishment of more invasive species a concern for UGA experts

Over the next 10 years, the number of cargo containers operating out of the Port of Savannah, Georgia, is expected to double. While additional cargo means increased revenue for the state, Chuck Bargeron, associate director of the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, is concerned it could also lead to the establishment of more invasive species.


NREL at 40: It All Started With a Desire to Harness the Sun

This 1978 photos shows President Jimmy Carter paying a visit to the Solar Energy Research Institute (the organization that would later become NREL).

May 3, 1978, fell on a Wednesday, but it was Sun Day as well. President Jimmy Carter, who had designated the date to highlight the potential of solar energy, spent part of the afternoon visiting an office park in Golden, Colorado. It was there, 10 months earlier, that the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) opened.


John Noel Out Raises Longtime PSC Incumbent

John Noel, the former Georgia State Representative, successful small business owner and challenger candidate in the Georgia Public Service Commission District 3John Noel, the former Georgia State Representative, successful small business owner and challenger candidate in the Georgia Public Service Commission District 3 statewide race against longtime incumbent Chuck Eaton, outraised Eaton by nearly $100,000 in just the first month of the race. In a race that has received significant coverage because of the Plant Vogtle financial and construction failures over the last few years, John Noel seemingly just reset the political landscape on the most important dark horse race in Georgia in 2018. At the close of 1st Quarter reporting, Noel reported raising $90,954.00 and yesterday Eaton reported raising $0. To put that is some perspective, the amount raised by the incumbent for the entire prior 2012 election was $306,581. Noel has, in a single month, essentially raised one-third of what Eaton did for his entire last election.


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