Augusta, Ga., will appropriate $900,000 from a solid-waste fund to catch up on demolition of old and abandoned properties and to add an operations manager. The administrator will coordinate identification and demolition of properties.
A pipeline that would transport ethanol, gasoline and diesel through Georgia will be the subject of a state-sponsored public hearing in the near future. The pipeline will transport supplies from the Gulf Coast and South Carolina to North Augusta, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla.
Maule Air was founded in 1941 in Moultrie, Ga., by Belford and June Aderhold Maule. Belford built his first airplane -- the M-1 single-seat mid-wing monoplane -- at age 18, while June did "everything involved in building an airplane except the welding." The company was run by the Maules until their deaths and is now run by their children, who are still committed to their parents' vision of an airplane that could fly anywhere.
Police found a small handgun in former Georgia state Rep. Terry Coleman's briefcase on Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Coleman, a former speaker of the Georgia House, said the incident was an oversight on his part. "I greatly appreciate the hard work, vigilance and professionalism of the Atlanta Airport Police, Atlanta Airport staff, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and the Transportation Security Administration, and apologize for the trouble caused by my own oversight," he said in a statement.
Pilots from around the country are weighing in with letters to the editor after county commissioners in Augusta, Ga., proposed an increase in landing fees for general aviation. "Is Georgia working to prevent business?" asked a pilot from Ohio, while another from North Carolina noted: "We typically vote with our wallets. "