ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that he’s been assured that federal funding will be adequate to keep on schedule the deepening of the Savannah River even though it’s less than he wanted. He also announced a new study finding that state funds will reduce congestion delays on highways statewide.
The comments came as Deal spoke at the Georgia Logistics Summit, an annual conference for the shipping industry.
The eastbound on ramp of Interstate 20 at Lewiston Road is closed temporarily for gravel clean up from an overturned truck Wednesday morning.
A trucker overturned about 9 a.m. Wednesday while getting onto I-20 off of Lewiston Road.
Authorities said the driver said another motorist cut him off and his vehicle’s weight shifted, causing the truck to overturn. The driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but was up and walking around after it overturned.
Members of the Richmond County Board of Education voted to waive two makeup days for students, according to Kaden Jacobs, the school system’s communications and community engagement manager.
All Richmond County public schools were closed Feb. 10 and 11 because of a boil-water advisory issued after a meter at the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant detected high cloudiness, prompting the Augusta Utilities Department to temporarily shut the facility down.
Augusta’s efforts to attract moviemakers remain as is for the time being after an upstart film group Tuesday rejected plans to team up with the city tourism bureau.
“We would be doing all the real work,” said Brad Owens, president of the Augusta Regional Film Office, “and they would be the sole point of contact. They get to meet with the big shots, put out the press releases and get all the credit.”