At least eight people are dead and dozens are injured after powerful storms that swept across the South yesterday. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to AP News.
Chesterfield County supervisors are unhappy with the rising costs of curbside recycling and are considering pull out of the regional program — which could increase prices for participating localities. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority has hauled away Chesterfield’s recyclables for years, but prices for the county and six other localities have risen as China has curbed its imports of U.S. recycling materials. Prior to the localities got a $20 rebate for every ton processed at Tidewater Fibre Corp.’s plant in Chester. But over the last year, to deal with the collapse of the international market, localities like Chesterfield now pay a $30 fee on every ton instead of getting money back.
Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time yesterday, nearly 11 years after he won his last major. He made it worth the wait, closing with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory.