Juliette Residents invited to Coal Ash Town Hall Monday night

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FORSYTH, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Juilette residents are invited to an event Monday night to hear about another community that fought back against coal ash dumping.

Residents say the coal ash from Georgia Power’s Plant Sherer is flowing though and corroding wells, causing health problems for residents. Residents and Altamaha Riverkeeper, a water advocacy group, say in some cases the toxins could cause cancer.

Georgia Power denies that the plant has contributed to any health problems.

According to an event on Facebook, Dink NeSmith from the Press-Sentinel, a newspaper in Wayne County, GA, will be speaking at the event. He’ll be sharing how his newspaper gave the Wayne County community a voice in their fight against coal ash dumping.

The Coal Ash Town Hall is Monday, March 9th from 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at Maynard Baptist Church in Forsyth.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.