Mary Landers, Augusta Chronicle

Mary Landers

Augusta Chronicle

Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Mary:

Business giant near Okefenokee refuge fights back against planned mining

You can’t mine on land without the owner’s permission.This basic property right appears to be a stumbling block for Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals, which has proposed plans to mine for titanium and zircon on 898 acres in Charlton County near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Earlier this year the nonprofit American Rivers named the Okefenokee Swamp and the nearby St. Marys River among… → Read More

Ga. Power cut off 35,000 residential customers since mid-July

If you’re worried about paying your light bill, you’re not alone. In August, Georgia Power sent out disconnection warnings on one of every seven residential bills.Since mid-July when a pandemic-related moratorium on cutoffs for nonpayment was lifted, Georgia Power has cut service to more than 35,000 of its residential customers statewide for nonpayment, a company report filed with the Georgia… → Read More

Business giant near Okefenokee refuge fights back against planned mining

You can’t mine on land without the owner’s permission.This basic property right appears to be a stumbling block for Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals, which has proposed plans to mine for titanium and zircon on 898 acres in Charlton County near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.On Tuesday the owner of about a quarter of that property, financial services company TIAA, wrote to the U.S. Army… → Read More

Landowner near Okefenokee never OK’d planned mining

You can’t mine on land without the owner’s permission.This basic property right appears to be a stumbling block for Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals, which has proposed plans to mine for titanium and zircon on 898 acres in Charlton County near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.On Tuesday the owner of about a quarter of that property, financial services company TIAA, wrote to the U.S. Army… → Read More

Solar addition gives The Baxly the biggest rooftop array in Savannah’s Historic District

To grow an extra story on your luxury mid-rise apartment building, add solar.That’s what The Baxly did, working with the city of Savannah to gain enough green credits through solar and other features, including a vegetated courtyard, to upgrade its six-story building to a seven-story one. That’s about 45 additional luxury apartments, with rents starting at $1,549 a month plus utilities for a… → Read More

Chatham is seeing more trees, but the quality is diminishing

The state of the trees in Chatham County?"In one word, I would say precarious," Zoe Rinker, director of the Savannah Tree Foundation told attendees of a webinar releasing the results of the nonprofit’s analysis of tree cover across the county.Rinker and Field Manager Jake Henry, a certified arborist, completed the study in-house with a summer intern pitching in. Using publicly available imagery… → Read More

Georgia drilling moratorium a ‘positive step’ activists say

When President Donald Trump on Tuesday unexpectedly extended an offshore drilling moratorium to include Georgia, anti-drilling activists from Tybee to St. → Read More

Georgia drilling moratorium a ’positive step’ activists say

When President Trump on Tuesday unexpectedly extended an offshore drilling moratorium to include Georgia, anti-drilling activists from Tybee to St. Marys → Read More

New Georgia disaster handbook busts myths but ignores climate change

Just in time for the heart of hurricane season, a new handbook is helping Georgians prepare for natural disasters of all sorts.But the new disaster → Read More

First Black head of Fish & Wildlife urges refuge visits

When U.S. Fish & Wildlife Director Aurelia Skipwith flew from D.C. to Savannah this week, she drove straight from the airport to the Harris Neck Wildlife → Read More

Shark finning, drug trafficking operation dismantled

A multi-agency law enforcement operation has shut down an international conspiracy that profited from drug trafficking and the illegal trade of shark fins. → Read More

What a $2 billion expansion on Elba Island could mean for one of Chatham’s biggest tax payers

Chatham County has bickered for years with Texas-based oil and gas company Kinder Morgan and its predecessors at the Elba Island natural gas facility over → Read More

What a $2 billion expansion could mean for one of Chatham’s biggest tax payers

Chatham County has bickered for years with Texas-based oil and gas company Kinder Morgan and its predecessors at the Elba Island natural gas facility over → Read More

Chatham officials urge Labor Day caution to avoid a new COVID surge

Dr. Lawton Davis wants to see the number of new COVID-19 cases in Chatham County keep falling despite the upcoming Labor Day weekend."We encourage → Read More

Chatham County sees 718 COVID cases in last two weeks

Georgia’s confirmed case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,523 since Sunday to reach 270,471 on Monday, while the statewide death toll rose by 28 to → Read More

From Saturday to Sunday, 28 people died of COVID in Georgia; Chatham total up by 1

Georgia’s confirmed case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,298 since Saturday to reach 268,973 on Sunday, while the statewide death toll rose by 28 to → Read More

From Thursday to Friday, 79 people died of COVID in Georgia; Effingham total up by 1

Georgia’s confirmed case count for COVID-19 rose by 2,383 since Thursday to reach 265,372 on Friday, while the statewide death toll rose by 79 to reach 5,471, according to figures posted just before 3 p.m. on Friday by the Georgia Department of Public Health.Of Georgia’s 24,335 confirmed COVID-19 cases in patients who were hospitalized when the case was reported to DPH or when interviewed, 208… → Read More

This invasive lizard continues to roam rural Georgia – and is now in South Carolina

What’s black and white and spread all over Tattnall and Toombs counties?The Argentine black and white tegu. It’s a lizard that tops 4 feet → Read More

Last train request approved at Elba expansion in Chatham County

Federal regulators on Thursday approved Kinder Morgan's request to place in service the 10th and final liquefaction train at the Elba Island liquefied → Read More

From Wednesday to Thursday, 86 people died of COVID in Georgia; Chatham total up by 3

Georgia’s confirmed case count for COVID-19 rose by 2,550 since Wednesday to reach 263,074 on Thursday, while the statewide death toll rose by 86 to reach 5,393, according to figures posted just before 3 p.m. on Thursday by the Georgia Department of Public Health.Of Georgia’s 24,127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in patients who were hospitalized when the case was reported to DPH or when interviewed,… → Read More