Bird group warns disappearing common birds send environmental wake-up call

Birdsongs that filled the childhoods of countless baby-boomers are rarely heard wafting on today’s spring breezes...

How safe is Fayetteville?

June 8, 2007 – On May 8, 2007 the Fayetteville Police Department released its 2006 Annual Report which detailed the many aspects of the Department.

For Father’s Day, think about getting checked for prostate cancer

ATLANTA (GA) - The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) wants men, their families, friends and colleagues to become educated about prostate cancer.

Largest state agency to improve customer service

ATLANTA (GA) – Approximately twenty thousand state employees, working for the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) will receive customer service training over the next three months.

Water district urges conservation now more than ever

(ATLANTA, June 7) — The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is urging residents and businesses in the 16-county metro area to do all they can to conserve water.

Ga. State Parks events for July 2007


All American Happy Days
Sunday, July 1
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville
Spend your weekend playing old-fashioned games, making patriotic crafts, and enjoying a variety of other activities as we celebrate our nation’s birthday. $3 parking. (706) 265-4703.

PTC’s July 4th parade registration for all of Fayette County begins

Registration for those interested in participating in the Annual Peachtree City July 4th parade is underway for all of Fayette County.

Saliva drug testing bill signed by Gov. Perdue

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law, which provides the option for companies throughout Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.

Confidential call easier way for men to get help

ATLANTA – Men seek help less often than women for a variety of problems, including substance abuse and depression, often due to pride and stigma, according to recent studies.

Georgia state parks offer summer fun for kids

Kids are barely out of school for summer break and are probably already whining about having nothing to do or being bored. Today’s generation of youngsters tends to be more sedentary with video games and computers filling their time rather than feeling the draw to play outdoors. Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites will be offering an action-packed summer full of events and programs to draw the kids outside.

Be prepared: Official hurricane season started June 1

ATLANTA (GA) — With the start of the hurricane season, the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) is urging residents, especially those in hurricane prone regions, to start preparing in case an emergency hits home.

Ga. DNR issues campfire bans in North Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (May 26, 2007) - The dry forest conditions and increased fire danger resulting from a lack of significant rainfall in north Georgia has led the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) to issue a campfire ban in undeveloped camping areas on a number of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), effective immediately.

News about bears, coyotes and a wildlife festival

Drought and late frost may mean problems for north Georgia bears

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The current drought conditions in Georgia, coupled with a late frost that damaged many oaks and berry-producing shrubs, may make for a troublesome year for bears.

Four Cheese Risotto sold at Target recalled for potential Salmonella

May 7, 2007 — Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin Monday alerted Georgia consumers to a voluntary recall of a risotto, sold at Target stores, that has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

Kedron Chick-fil-A to open Wednesday

Chick-fil-A will celebrate the opening of its restaurant in the Kedron Village shopping center Thursday with events culminating in a golf cart parade at 6 p.m.

Wildlife camps available for youth this summer

Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center hosts three wildlife camps

COVINGTON, Ga. (March 14, 2007) — This summer will mark the fifth year that the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center (located between Covington and Jackson on Ga. Highway 36) will host the FFA Wildlife Camp.

2007 fishing prospects: 31 Ga. reservoirs and 18 rivers detailed

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 14, 2007) — You can wear your lucky hat and bring your lucky rod, but if you want to make the most of your next fishing trip what you really need is great advice. Your best bet? The 2007 Georgia Fishing Prospects.

BJ’s recalls dog treats

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians that a type of dog treat is being recalled because of potential for Salmonella contamination.

April calendar for Ga.'s state parks

Below is the April 2007 Calendar from Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. More information is available at or 1-800-864-7275.

Temporary PeachCare solution announced

ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker Glenn Richardson announced March 13 a temporary PeachCare solution that will keep Georgia’s children insured while Congress finalizes its funding proposal for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP).

Georgia DOT to enhance HOV left-hand ramps

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation March 13 announced the immediate implementation of a series of safety enhancements to its seven high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) interchanges and left-hand exit ramps.

Peter Pan/Great Value peanut butter recall expanded to Oct. ’04

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin says the current Peter Pan/Great Value peanut butter recall has been expanded to include all peanut butter and toppings produced since October 2004 that have the product code 2111.

Spring planting is for the birds

FORSYTH, Ga. (March 12, 2007) — As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) would like to recommend that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of the yard size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.

Isakson co-sponsors legislation to give veterans more choice in health care

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)today announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation that would allow veterans with service-connected disabilities to go to any hospital or medical clinic of their choice. Isakson is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Two companies recall olives for possible botulism risk

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers that two companies are recalling several kinds of olives due to a potential botulism risk

Turkey season opens March 24

Calling all gobblers: Statewide turkey hunting season opens this month

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 9, 2007) - Turkey hunters across the state are dusting off their calls in preparation for another exciting turkey season. Opening day is Saturday, March 24th and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) anticipates another enjoyable season.

Georgia’s new fishing regulations now available

Find Out What You Need to Know Before You Fish

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 9, 2007) — The all-new 2007-2008 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are just a click away.

Living with staph -- info from Ga. DHR

DHR MRSA brochure spreads the word and not germs

ATLANTA (GA) – Georgia residents living with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are receiving a helping hand from the Georgia Department of Human Resources about the dangers, spread and prevention of the disease with an educational brochure titled “Living with MRSA: A Guide for Patients and Families.”

Spring into info at fed site

Spring’s looking up with Uncle Sam at 1 (800) FED-INFO

Have the winter blahs got you down? Put some spring in your step with your favorite uncle’s help. Call your Uncle Sam toll-free at 1 (800) FED-INFO (that’s 1-800-333-4636) and work on chasing those blues away.

Some Jermuk mineral water may contain arsenic

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin warns consumers to the possibility of arsenic found in some bottles of Armenian mineral water.

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