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Highway widening takes trees

POSTED: February 25, 2007 5:07 a.m.
Photo by A&G Productions
Jimmy Rogers (center) points out his views Thursday on the Georgia Department of Transportation’s decision to cut down four centuries-old live oaks to widen Highway 196 near Fleming. The Rogers family hoped the state would accept their offer to donate land and reroute the road, thereby saving the oaks. Their efforts failed. In the background, a dozer uproots one of the trees. Read more about this story in an upcoming edition of the Coastal Courier. See editorial.
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