PTC sets 'Hometown Holiday' for Dec. 1

Peachtree City’s annual Hometown Holiday event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1. This annual event is sponsored by Dogwood Church and Peachtree City. There is no better way to ring in the holiday season than with your family.

Registration opens for state’s annual youth birding competition

FORSYTH, Ga. (Nov. 1, 2007) — Attention, all parents, children, teachers, youth clubs, birders and outdoor adventurers: Georgia’s Youth Birding Competition needs YOU!

Georgia Archives launches Virtual Georgia

Atlanta — The Georgia Archives, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has created a way for Georgians to help preserve the history of the state through a program called Virtual Georgia.

Fayetteville Police seek national re-accreditation

On Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Fayetteville for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve National Accreditation.

Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income Georgians improve home energy efficiency, save on utility bills

Governor Perdue proclaims Oct. 30 as Weatherization Day in Georgia

REX, Ga., Oct. 25, 2007 – The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority’s (GEFA) Weatherization Assistance Program hosted a site demonstration today in Rex, Ga., on weatherization measures that homeowners can take to increase home energy efficiency and to lower their energy bills.

Georgia Chamber president calls for temporary relief from Endangered Species Act

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President George Israel called today (Oct. 25, 2007) for a temporary suspension or exemption from the federal Endangered Species Act, the reason the Army Corps of Engineers claims it is required to release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Lanier to Florida every day.

Cagle and Richardson announce reservoir development and drought relief act

(Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 25, 2007) – At a press conference at the state Capitol, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson announced details of the Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act which will be introduced in the legislature this upcoming session.

Ga. DOT’s highway forecast: Too much traffic, too many bad roads and bridges, not enough money

Georgia faces $51 billion transportation funding shortfall through 2035 that will lead to worsening congestion and deteriorated highways and briges if not addressed; growing congestion in Atlanta area threatens to choke off economic growth and erode quality of life in the region

How to renew your driver's license online

Customers may qualify for an online license renewal

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) continues to give qualified customers an early birthday present — the opportunity to renew their driver’s licenses without visiting a Customer Service Center (CSC) in person.

Census Bureau facts about Halloween

Oct. 31, 2007
The observance of Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts, devils and hobgoblins. In the United States, the first official citywide Halloween celebration occurred in Anoka, Minn., in 1921. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, many of the young and young at heart take a more light-spirited approach. They don scary disguises or ones that may bring on smiles when they go door to door for treats, or attend or host a Halloween party.

Governor announces executive order to reduce state government water consumption

WEST POINT, Ga. (Oct. 24, 2007) — Atop closed boat ramps on the shores of West Point Lake, Governor Sonny Perdue called for state agencies to lead by example and reduce water consumption by 10 to 15 percent at state owned facilities.

DNR urges commuters take extra caution on roadways this season

Fall breeding lends to increased automobile collisions

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) advises commuters across the state to be extra cautious of increased deer and wildlife sightings this fall season.

Firearms deer season opens Oct. 20

Lease one million acres of prime hunting land for just $19/year

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2007) — It’s the most popular time of year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer hunting season is just around the corner, and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), 94 percent of deer hunters in Georgia pursue the species using modern firearms.

Online leaf tracking starts on Oct. 1

ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 4, 2007) – It won’t be long before Georgia’s forests turn into a brilliant blanket of red, orange and gold, drawing “leaf peepers” to pull out their cameras and put on their hiking boots.

Deer hunting season begins Sept. 8th & all about hunting regs

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (August 30, 2007) - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Ga. leads in AP student success

ATLANTA- Governor Sonny Perdue and Superintendent Kathy Cox announced today that Georgia students continue to outpace the nation in the growth of students taking, and succeeding in, rigorous Advanced Placement classes.

Gov. Perdue, Supt. Cox name top 25 SAT schools

ATLANTA- Governor Sonny Perdue and State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox today released the names of the 25 Georgia schools with the highest SAT scores. They also released the names of the schools with the best performance on each portion of the test.

Dove hunting season opens Sept. 1 -- here's info you need

Load up on shells and head to one of Georgia’s wildlife management areas

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (August 24, 2007) - Hunters across the state eagerly await the opening day of dove season, reminiscing on childhood memories of their first dove hunt during a full-day tailgating party with family and friends, and anticipating sharing this tradition with their children and grandchildren.

Callaway Gardens announces fall and holiday workshops

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (8/24/07) – It’s time to enjoy cooler temperatures outside, take pictures, be inspired, or just enjoy nature at Callaway Gardens. Callaway’s fall programming includes:

Clayton State holds indoor groundbreaking ceremony for Student Housing and Activities Center

Morrow, Ga., Aug. 23, 2007 – With the temperature topping out at near 100 degrees today, Clayton State University held an indoor groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of its student housing and student activities center projects.

Some “Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots” recalled for potential contamination

A potential harmful bacteria contamination in some baby carrots has Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin warning consumers of a possible health risk.

Bass and deep-water ledges -- Underwater tactics with Ken Cook

It's not unusual for people to equate bass fishing with the shallow-water flipping and pitching that goes on so many places throughout the country. True, largemouth bass, when they inhabit structure-filled water sheds, will be found regularly around the bank, near blown-down trees, hydrilla, lilipads and other places that provide them outstanding places to both forage and hide.

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Hwy. 74 golf cart crossing at Willow/Paschall roads closed

As of Friday, June 22, the Georgia Department of Transportation has closed the multi-use path crossing Highway 74 at Willow and Paschall Road to golf carts.

Groups Build Teamwork Skills at Georgia State Park Lodges

Georgia (2007) – Bosses choose to hire workers for their talents. Social groups gather because they are like-minded. But there is no magic formula to get everyone to function as a team.

State biologists document 113 nesting pairs of bald eagles in Georgia

Nests yield 141 fledglings

FORSYTH, Ga. (June 14, 2007) - Biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) have documented 113 nesting pairs of bald eagles in Georgia during the 2006-2007 nesting season. The figure represents an 18 percent increase from the previous season’s total of 96 known active nests.

Go trout fishing on the Hooch

Anglers can reap benefits of year round and delayed harvest regulation streams

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 15, 2007) - North Atlanta boasts a gold mine for trout anglers - the Chattahoochee River.

Georgia celebrates 75 year world record largemouth bass catch

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 14, 2007) - The world record largemouth bass, 22 lbs. 4 oz., caught June 2, 1932, by George W. Perry at Montgomery Lake in Telfair County, Ga., has managed to hold onto its record for 75 years, despite the pursuit of millions of anglers.

Older and Retired Adults Find Golden Opportunities at Georgia State Parks

Georgia (June 2007) – In 2006 the “Baby Boomer” generation started hitting their sixties and many members of this influential group have begun to retire.

Back to Nature Foods Company recalls Sesame Ginger Rice Thins

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to check their cabinets for a type of cracker that has been recalled.

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