Posted: 05/09/2013 - During 2012, Mosquito Control responded to 1,425 individual complaints. The average for the three years prior was 550 complaints each year. County residents were worried about West Nile virus after all the cases developed in Texas and Oklahoma. Throughout the country last year, there were 5,500 human cases of West Nile virus with 280 deaths. Richmond County had three human cases for 2012, with no deaths.
Posted: 04/23/2013 - From the Don't Ground America website: "The FAA is furloughing thousands of air traffic controllers and will purposely delay thousands of flights every day. The FAA's unnecessary and reckless action will disrupt air travel for millions of Americans, cost jobs and threatens to ground the U.S. economy to a halt. It doesn't have to be that way. The FAA can make other cost cuts, and deem air traffic controllers 'essential employees.'"