Area News

South Georgia Film Festival 2021 Draws Judges From Across the Country

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,…

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#BurnAlerts

Forest Service Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Web: www.fs.usda.gov/CONF 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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News from Congressman Austin Scott

Dear Friend, This past week, the House passed a $1.9 trillion so-called “COVID relief” bill. Only 9% of spending in the legislation is dedicated to health spending. More than 90% of the package is non-COVID spending and includes funding for things like an underground tunnel in Silicon Valley and a bridge connecting New York and…

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Georgia DNR Education and Outreach: Three New Posters and a Workbook Now Available

GEORGIA – Teachers, students, tackle shops, marinas, parks, community recreation areas and others across the state are invited to check out three (3) new posters and a workbook recently completed by Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Recreational Freshwater Fishes of Georgia Poster: An attractive and quick ID reference for freshwater fishes commonly caught by…

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Florida Trustees Seek Public Comment on Draft Restoration Plan

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group has released its Draft Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment. We will accept public comment through March 29, 2021. We will conduct a public webinar on March 11, 2021. The suite of 19 restoration projects proposed in this draft plan includes projects that address the restoration types listed below. The projects, if approved,…

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The public stands to lose through judicial narrowing of Georgia Sunshine Laws

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Kathy By Clare Norins and Nneka Ewulonu If allowed to stand, a trial court misinterpretation of Georgia’s Open Records Act would create a gaping loophole in the state’s Sunshine Laws, allowing government agencies to avoid public scrutiny by delegating functions to a private contractor. When a Georgia government agency contracts a private…

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NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture February 2021

Director’s Message As we release the first newsletter of 2021, I want to take a moment to look back at the challenges and accomplishments of last year. 2020 was not an average year for the agency or the aquaculture industry and I feel it is important to continue to acknowledge what has changed. Many industries…

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Honoring Local Black Educators!

George Boston Rhynes (229) 251-8645 5004 Oak Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31605-1144 TO:  The Quitman Free Press (Letter To The Editor) Its been fifty (50) years since graduating from Washington Street High School Class of 1970 in Quitman-Brooks County Georgia School System.  This was an all-black segregated school with all black educators and I say thanks to…

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