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Saving the Okefenokee with new song at Mardi Gras party

By David Pendered Jan. 30 – Michelle Malone’s performance of the song “Okefenokee” is one of the highlights of the Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party, a fundraiser to be hosted on Feb. 13 in North Buckhead by the Georgia River Network. Lyrics of “Okefenokee” are provided at the end of this story. They can […]

Okefenokee: Just say ‘No mine’

By David Pendered Sept. 15 – The Georgia Water Coalition is trying to insert the proposed mine near the Okefenokee Swamp into the November gubernatorial campaign via a letter-writing campaign based on a survey released Thursday that shows a solid majority of Georgians oppose the mine. The coalition has launched an online campaign targeting the gubernatorial candidates, […]

Okefenokee mine back in play

By David Pendered Aug. 23 –The federal government has dropped its efforts that had the potential to delay a proposed mine near the Okefenokee Swamp, according to a paper filed Monday in federal court in Waycross. This leaves the State of Georgia as the sole arbiter of permits for the sand mine proposed by Twin Pines […]