Georgia

Kayla Davis

Two weeks after the presidential election, Florida has published official returns. But not every name voters wrote on their ballots will appear on those reports.

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Hundreds of train lovers will descend on tiny Folkston, Georgia, this weekend for the annual Folkston Funnel Spring Rail Watch.

Around 90 percent of all the trains heading to and from Jacksonville are funneled through the middle of Folkston on a set of double tracks owned by CSX. And crowds gather twice a year for a train watching festival.

Even on non-festival weekends, train lovers like Jacksonville resident Donald Ewing flock to the Folkston Funnel. Ewing was there a couple weeks ago.

David Perdue, snakes and lightning are in the headlines today.

Warren Miller

Dave Kyler was trained as an engineer and urban planner. When he came to the Georgia coastal islands to work for a planning organization, he found a home that he's never left.

Early voting is underway in Lowndes County, Georgia. Polls opened at 7 Monday morning, and there’s three more weeks of early voting. But, some are still calling on local supervisors of elections around the state to increase voter turnout by including Saturday as an early voting day.

Monday marked the first day of Early Voting, and Lowndes County Supervisor of Elections Deb Cox says it was a busy day, without many long lines.

“Right now, you’re in and out of the door in less than 15 minutes from the time you walk until the time you walk out,” said Cox.

The State of Florida will file suit in U.S. Supreme Court to stop Georgia’s consumption of water, which state officials say is threatening the economic future of Apalachicola fisheries.

The move comes less than a day after both federal officials and Florida Governor Rick Scott declared the Apalachicola oyster fisheries a disaster. Today's announcement was made by Scott and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio following a tour of Apalachicola Bay with local legislators. 

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