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Movie crew removes Atlanta trees

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:10am

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.

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Civil War artifacts on display in Millen

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:07am

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.

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SC firefighter faces sex charge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:03am

COLUMBIA— A Columbia fireman has been arrested and accused criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Multiple media outlets reported that 53-year-old Brian A. Bruno was arrested Monday and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor female.

Bruno is a captain with the fire department, where he has worked since 1997.

He is accused of having inappropriately touched a girl at a Columbia home more than once between June and September.

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