May 3, 2007
Yesterday, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in several south Georgia counties due to the wildfires that continue to burn there.
Counties included in the declaration are: Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Glynn, Lanier, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne.
Gov. Perdue also signed an executive order for the entire state lifting restrictions on lumber trucks to accommodate the emergency removal of burnt timber.