A man reported peeping into windows early Monday in Augusta could be the same person who entered a 7-year-old’s bedroom and threatened to shoot her, according to incident reports.
The child’s mother told police she woke just before 4 a.m. Monday to her daughter’s screams.
The child told police a man in a green jumpsuit and matching hat entered her bedroom window at their home in the 200 block of Delmont Street while she was in bed. The man asked her age, but when she told him to leave, he told her to be quiet or he would shoot her, the report states.
Water activities have been suspended on the Savannah River as the Augusta Port Authority lower the pool level today to apply an annual herbicide treatment to control hydrilla and other invasive weeds.
The treatment, which will extend from the Waters Edge development to the I-520 bridge, will continue through Thursday.
Although the chemicals will not be harmful to fish or humans, officials advise against swimming in the affected areas. River water should also not be used for irrigation during the period, a news release states.
ATLANTA — The removal of magnolia trees for movie filming outside a state building is drawing objections.
WSB-TV reports Marvel Studios, whose crews are filming “Ant Man,” hired a company to remove eight magnolia trees in front of the old State Archives building for an unobstructed view for filming.
Former city of Atlanta tree arborist Tom Coffin says the mayor’s office gave the production company special treatment for the tree removal. Coffin says that the process violates an established and often arduous permitting process.
MILLEN, Ga. — Civil War artifacts from a former prison are set to go on display at Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Magnolia Springs History Center is set for today. The agency says Camp Lawton was built to relieve overcrowding at Andersonville Prison.