Belton, S.C., spill a cautionary tale on pipeline safety, advocates say

BELTON, S.C. - Nearly a year after a petroleum spill outside a sleepy South Carolina town by a company that wants to build a pipeline through some Augusta-area counties, cleanup is still far from finished.

Kinder Morgan official says Palmetto Pipeline will get built

The Houston-based company is moving forward despite a legal battle that's left many Georgians believing the 360-mile petroleum project was buried before a single pipe could be put into the ground.

Kinder Morgan offers cash to survey land on pipeline route

Along the proposed route of its stalled Palmetto Pipeline, energy giant Kinder Morgan is now offering cash to some landowners to allow surveys on their property.

Georgia hospitals look at consolidation

A Savannah health system's announcement that it will pursue a strategic partnership with Novant Health fits into the recent flurry of hospital consolidation across Georgia.

Georgia officials want Palmetto Pipeline company's appeal dismissed

Attorneys for the Georgia Department of Transportation argue the Palmetto Pipeline Co. LLC is not a pipeline company as defined by Georgia law.

Palmetto Pipeline route might swing away from Richmond County

It remains unclear whether a controversial oil pipeline project has changed its route to avoid Richmond County.

Pipeline case moves ahead in court

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams has approved a scheduling order that outlines deadlines leading up to a hearing on Nov. 13 or "as soon as practicable thereafter."

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia Music Hall of Fame's Royal had unique voice

Over five decades, I crossed paths numerous times with singer Billy Joe Royal, who died Oct. 6 at age 73. Royal was known for hits such as "Down in the Boondocks."

Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

Petroleum pipelines have a peculiar past in Georgia. Their history was built on support of national defense in World War II and altered in the 1990s by angry and influential plantation owners.

Palmetto Pipeline surveys continue despite state denial of project

GUYTON, Ga. -- Michael Maddox thought he wouldn't have to deal with pipeline surveyors again after transportation officials rejected Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline project last month. He was wrong.