Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"It was awful."

-- Carolyn Lee of Hickox, who witnessed the crash of a warplane

yesterday. Story on Page A-1.

ROAD IN JUDGE'S NAME

The stretch of U.S. 17 between the Sidney Lanier Bridge and

Interstate 95 in Glynn County will be named after Senior U.S.

District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo.

The Georgia Department of Transportation, while meeting in

Eastman yesterday, voted to name the highway after Alaimo. The

roadway is being widened to four lanes.

"It's great," Alaimo said after recessing a civil trial for the

day. "I think it's an honor, I really do. It's an unexpected

one."

In naming the roughly six-mile length of highway for Alaimo,

the DOT is showing its appreciation for his help with another

transportation route, a railroad that links stateowned port

facilities on Colonel's Island with the mainland. U.S. 17

crosses Colonel's Island and the rail spur is just north of it.

FIRE INVESTIGATED

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the Worth

County landfill that forced evacuation of a nearby baseball

complex and shopping center earlier this week.

Lynn Ford, Worth County Emergency Management Agency director,

said firefighters were called to the fire Tuesday night at the

landfill in Sylvester, where they found about a half acre of

household waste engulfed by flames. It took about 30 minutes to

bring the fire under control.

Ford said that as a precaution people attending nearby baseball

games and at a shopping complex were evacuated.

Worth County Administrator Jack Powell said Wednesday that

landfill Director Barbara Bennett and others, including the

Georgia Environmental Protection Division, are investigating the

blaze. He said it was the first fire at the landfill in about

eight years. …

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