The Stewart County School Board approved a plan this month to go to a four-day school week starting this fall. The goal is to save money but opponents worry the 500 impacted students will lose too many benefits of going to school.
Geologists have counted 43 different colors of soils and sediments in Georgia’s Providence Canyon, which is known as the state’s “Little Grand Canyon.” Geologists blame poor farming practices 150 years ago for creating the formation, but environmental historian Paul Sutter said it’s a more complicated combination of human impact and the natural environment.
The first in a series of public meetings about Fort Benning’s expansion plan is being held Monday afternoon in the west Georgia town of Richland. But some area leaders have a major concern about the proposal.
A draft report shows that Stewart County is the top choice for Fort Benning to expand its training area. A summary report released by the Army focused on Stewart County from a list of five alternatives that also considered Marion, Webster, Harris and Talbot counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.
At least 8 people were arrested today during a protest at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia. They were demanding the closure of the Stewart County Detention Center. About 70 protesters called for the closure of the private prison in West Georgia which houses detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.