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Georgia Annual Burn Ban Now in Effect Until End of September

May 2, 2021

An outdoor burning ban is now in effect in 54 counties in Georgia through Sept. 30. The Augusta Chrnicle reports the annual summer burn ban prohibits residents from burning any yard or land clearing debris.  Some exceptions include agricultural burning exemptions, forestry prescribed burning exemptions, campfires or barbeques, firefighting training, operation of open flame equipment and explosives disposal. Violators of the burn ban could face fines. The annual ban has been in place since 2005.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Athens Regional Office in a murder case. A release from the GBI states Barrow deputies responded to a possible road rage incident that left one man dead and another wounded. 

Terry News

New research from the University of Georgia attempts to test whether individuals trust algorithms or a consensus of other people.

The study, “Humans rely more on algorithms than social influence as a task becomes more difficult,” was co-authored by Eric Bogert, a Ph.D. student in Terry College, as well as Professor Rick Watson and Assistant Professor Aaron Schecter.

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A UGA researcher is part of a team that has created a new, safer part for hydrogen cars.

Hydrogen-powered cars can generally go farther without refueling than battery-powered electric cars. But, one bump in the road to developing hydrogen-powered cars for the consumer market is the risk of fire. Sensors that detect hydrogen leaks can also spark, causing a fire when the flammable hydrogen gas is ignited.

UGA Extension Agent Laura Ney says that soil testing is important. Spring is a good time, but any time is the right time for a soil test.

For our third and final episode of How Does Your Garden Grow with Laura Ney, we’re going to talk about dirt. Or as serious gardeners call it - soil.

Leonardo DaVinci said that “we know more about the stars overhead than the soil underfoot." We're not entirely sure how Mr. DaVinci's roses or tomatoes turned out, but we do know that his sentiments are still true, half a millenium later.