Another Fire at the Swift Mill...Will Your Presents Ship Safely?

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -Here are some of the stories we're following today.

Firefighters were once again called to the scene of the Swift Mill late Monday night. They put out a small fire around 11 p.m. Demolition of the building continues. Reaves Wrecking says its tearing down dangerous walls that could pose a safety hazard. Meanwhile, investigators are still searching for two people of interest who may have details about the fire that destroyed the old mill earlier this month.

The location of the old, Bibb Mill was close to getting a new life. The Muscogee County School Board, however, voted against purchasing the property. School officials wanted to turn it into an arts academy. The members who voted "no" say the project would have been too costly.

Ever wonder how your holiday presents make it half way across the country without getting damaged? Believe it or not, UPS has a lab where shipments actually get put through the ringer to see how they'll hold up. This morning, we take you inside the lab for an up close look at how it works.

Also, in a News Leader 9 special report, we introduce you to a man named Buddy Davidson and walk you through his 50 year career with Auburn University athletics. Davidson hasn't missed an Auburn football game since the team won it's first national championship in 1957! You'll get a chance to meet this legendary fan.

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