Athens, GA Flood, Aug 1908


Athens, Ga., August 26.---As a result of the flood in the Oconee river the Aichan cotton mills have been forced to close down. The damage to the mill will be about $1,000.

The waterworks plant is also under water, and the damage will reach $1,000.

Four bridges near the city and one in the city limits have been destroyed. The total damage in this vicinity will reach $25,000. No trains have been able to reach here since Monday night. Two miles of track on the Central of Georgia railroad have been washed away.

Athens, Ga., August 26.---(Special)----The Oconee receded rapidly today, and at 8 o'clock this afternoon the city waterworks plant was able to resume operations No further damages are reported Crops are not damaged in this section as much as at first feared.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 27 Aug 1908