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Courtesy of University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach

If you’re in the Atlanta area and want to eat oysters, one of the places to go is Kimball House in Decatur. On any given day, they might have oysters from Washington State, California, South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. The menu changes daily.  

“A lot of my focus is on maintaining what we hope others will view as a really solid oyster menu,” said Bryan Rackley, one of the owners of the restaurant.

Supporters may have found another use for an old wastewater treatment plant they want to turn into a laboratory to study the saltwater marshes along the St. Marys River.

St. Marys City Council members Linda Williams and Dave Reilly are among those who believe the site at the end of Weed Street may be a good location to establish an oyster nursery.

Williams, a retired teacher, said city resident Tom Canning told her about the state's efforts to revitalize the shellfish industry in Coastal Georgia.