Area briefs include new bridge, new police chief

Arson investigated in Madison Co

Investigators say the blaze that burned a church in Madison County was intentionally set: they were, at last report, searching for the arsonist who burned a building at the Galilee Holiness Church in Ila.

Madison County Sheriff Mike Moore is among a group of 13 Georgia sheriffs adding their names to the list of law enforcement officers endorsing Hall County Congressman Doug Collins in his bid to unseat US Senator Kelly Loeffler. A special Senate election is now three months away.

Joshua White is on the job in Jackson County: White has been sworn in and takes over in Maysville, replacing former Maysville Police Chief David Cochran.

The Georgia DOT says a new bridge opens today: the Highway 11 bridge over the Apalachee River at the Walton-Barrow County line is set to open to traffic this morning. The new bridge replaces one that was built in 1942.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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