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Free 3rd Thursday Concert set for July 15th

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – The Page Brothers are a four-piece band blending elements of Rock n’ Roll, country, blues, and soul.  The Lakeland-Lanier County Chamber of Commerce plans to feature the band on Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. for their second free 3rd Thursday Concert.  The event is scheduled for…

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Has Spring 2021 Sprung?

Spring Starts: Saturday, Mar 20 5:37 am EDT Spring Ends: Sunday, Jun 20 11:32 pm EDT Region: Georgia/United States Astronomical Spring Dates The first day of spring (March equinox or vernal equinox) is when the sun shines directly on the celestial equator passing from south to north and the length of day and night are…

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OPINION: RURAL REVIVAL IN THE MAKING – WILL YOU BE A PART?

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…

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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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