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Georgia's obesity rate for adults ticks upward

...products to childrenThe country should invest more in preventing disease to save money on treating itAmerica's transportation plans should encourage walking and bikingEveryone should be able to purchase healthy, affordable foods close to homeFor...
Evans street would close during construction

...for about a month after construction starts on the extension of River Watch Parkway.The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to discuss that detour and other details of the project during an open house set for 5-7 p.m. May 14 at the...
Few transportation tax projects starting this year

...massive transportation system overhaul coming to the Augusta region.By the end of 2013, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to accept bids for only a handful of projects. Leaders say that doesn't mean the tax fund isn't being used...
Area transit systems near bottom in providing transportation to jobs

...several manufacturers that are not on Augusta's bus routes.City Transit Planner Juriah Lewis, who helps develop transportation plans for the entire metro area and writes transportation grant applications, admits city bus routes don't extend...
Georgia officials scramble for new transportation plan

ATLANTA -- Throughout the campaign for the transportation tax voted on Tuesday, proponents continued to say there was no "Plan B." Now they have to draft one.
Storm victims make progress on repairs

...and Beech Island areas, officials say some tree cleanup is still needed, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to continue removing vegetative storm debris in that area until May 29. Reach Preston Sparks at (803) 648-1395...
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Stamp of approval

...both the federal guidelines for quick job creation and that were already included on the state's five-year transportation plan. Of those in the latest batch of approved projects, the largest is $29 million for road resurfacing in Cobb...
Ga. Senate pushes its own transportation plan

ATLANTA - Plans to pay for transportation projects in Georgia by boosting the sales tax by a penny have run into gridlock at the state Capitol.
'Shovel-ready' projects top list to send Obama

...learned of how few projects her city could get. "That's kind of a crazy list given that we have a long-range transportation plan," she said. The transit list focuses on maintenance and safety projects, said Georgia's Transportation Commissioner...
District blames driver, employee

...Wednesday. "The bottom line is the child should never have been put on the bus." Emma Sullivan's teacher had a transportation plan in place for her before going on maternity leave, but that information wasn't shared, Dr. Bedden said. Consequently...