Here's a list of Georgia stories expected to move so far for the weekend of July 26-27.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. — The nuclear industry pinned its hopes for a revival on building new plants in prefabricated Lego-like blocks to save time and money. So far, it's not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete with other electricity sources. The first two reactors being built in 18 years, Southern Co.'s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.'s VC Summer plant in South Carolina, are being assembled in large modules. Large chunks of the modules are built off-site, in an effort to improve quality and avoid the chronic cost overruns that all but killed the nuclear industry when the first wave of plants was being built in the 1960s and 1970s. By Ray Henry. AP Photos.
ATLANTA — Three people are set to go on trial Monday on charges that they schemed to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine, sickened hundreds and prompted one of the largest recalls in history. Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his food broker brother and the quality assurance manager at the Georgia plant all face charges related to the 2009 outbreak. Their indictment last year was a rare move by the federal government in food poisoning cases. By Kate Brumback. AP Photos.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — With Jack Kingston's Senate runoff loss last week, the longtime congressman will be returning to the private sector for the first time in more than two decades. What is his legacy, what is his future and what could the loss in seniority mean for both south Georgia and the state as a whole. By Russ Bynum. AP Photos.
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BLACK CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS
ATLANTA — Marvin-Alonzo Greer proudly donned the blue uniform of a federal soldier in the Civil War during a recent Juneteenth celebration at Atlanta Cyclorama. It's similar to the uniform his ancestors wore before him. A history major, Greer, 27, has traced eight of his relatives to federal regiments during the War between the States. Some days, though, Greer gets more than his share of stares. That's because he's among a few dozen black Civil War re-enactors in Georgia.
By Sheila M. Poole, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The author of a new book, "Fort Caroline, The Search for America's Lost Heritage," says all the evidence points to the French fort being in Southeast Georgia, not Jacksonville. Richard L. Thornton said he participated in a seven-year study of Native Americans in Southeast Georgia when he came to that conclusion. Thornton joins others, including a team that is currently searching for the site, who believe Fort Caroline was in Georgia. It is the first fort built in what today is the United States. "Until late 2011, we assumed that because everyone said Fort Caroline was in Jacksonville, it must be so," Thornton said. "However, nothing made any sense. The memoir of Fort Caroline's commander, Rene de Laudonniere, was obviously describing Indian tribes in Georgia."
By Gordon Jackson, The Brunswick News.
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