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March 1, 2021

TIFTON, Georgia – Will the events of the past year, including the pandemic, prove to be the spark that ignites a rural revival? Challenge and adversity lead to change. Necessity is often said to be the mother of invention. We have certainly experienced adversity and challenge over the past year, both of which have forced…

South Georgia Film Festival 2021 Draws Judges From Across the Country

March 1, 2021

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The fifth Annual South Georgia Film Festival will features judges from across the country this year, including previous winners, feature filmmakers, comedians, Oscar nominees, and much more. With 109 films in this year’s festival, awards will be given for each of the following categories: Feature Film, Short, College, High School, Family Friendly,…


February 28, 2021

Forest Service Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Web: Twitter: @ChattOconeeNF Facebook: @ChattOconeeNF #BurnAlerts U.S. Forest Service #BurnAlerts Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests #BurnAlerts – #BurnAlerts – 1,040 acre #GoodFire on the Oconee RD ~6 miles NW of Eatonton, GA in Putnam County off GA Hwy 300 near the Mt. Gilead area. The Georgia Forestry Commission is assisting with the #prescribedfire to reduce…

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Georgia State Parks 2021 Golf Cup Begins February 20 at Meadow Links

February 8, 2021

Calendar of Events: Meadow Links Golf Course George T. Bagby State Park, Fort Gaines, 2/20/2021 Wallace Adams Golf Course Little Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, 2/20/2021 Lake Blackshear Golf Course Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele, 2/27/2021 Brazells Creek Golf Course Jack Hill State Park, Reidsville, 3/6/2021 The Lakes Golf Course Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross, 3/13/2021 The Creek…

Recreational Bluefish Fishery Closed in March and April

February 8, 2021

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it will close the recreational Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) fishery in March and April of 2021. The fishery was also closed during that same time period in 2020 as state fishery managers seek to find a suitable solution to meet an interstate fishery-management agency mandate to reduce…

Check Out the Latest Trout Stocking Report!

December 15, 2020

The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division (Fisheries Management Section) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock streams with trout for anglers to enjoy. The number of trout stocked and the stocking frequency depend on a stream’s fishing pressure, accessibility, and water conditions. View our weekly stocking report to see the most current stocking list! Weekly Trout…

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