Area News

Historic New Bryant Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates 151 Years of Service

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Remembering an amazing legacy of service and friendship, New Bryant Missionary Baptist Church is commemorating 151 years on Sunday, November 8th.  Members of the congregation will hold “Anniversary Sunday Celebration” at 9:00 a.m. outside of the church located at 76 E. Mill St., Lakeland in a kind…

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EPD PUBLIC ADVISORY GEORGIA AIR PROTECTION BRANCH

  Georgia – The following applications have been received for Air Quality Permits. These applications are presently under review. Deadline: Any comments should be received by November 20, 2020.   SIP PUBLIC ADVISORIES   JONES COUNTY Facility Name: Atlanta Gas Light Company – Macon LNG Plant Application No: 27715 Facility Address: 258 Henderson Rd, Macon, 31217 EPD Notice Type: Permit Application Description…

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New Rule Makes Enhancements to Environmental Quality Incentives Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the final rule for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The rule updates USDA’s flagship program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others. “This final rule enables us to continue helping producers manage their land in the most beneficial ways possible,”…

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Lakeland UMC Collecting for Projects and Ready to Celebrate All Saints Day

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Several church projects are needing assistance. Pastor Rick Hamilton is reminding helpful church members that this will be the last Sunday to get underwear and sock donations in for our primary and elementary schools. Hamilton also reminds church members that Lakeland United Methodist Church (UMC) is still in need…

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ABAC’s Donna Kay Sledge Named NATA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

TIFTON, Georgia – Donna Kay Sledge, Head Athletic Trainer at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, has been named Junior College Head Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine. The qualifications for this award include having professional experience in a collegiate setting as well as being actively involved…

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Announcement of Request of Information for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

NOAA is seeking public input on creation of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and waters off of southern California via a 60-day public comment period which will be open through 12-22-2020. The public and our stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments for AOA creation in these areas as well…

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CONSUMER ALERT: CARR WARNS CONSUMERS TO BEWARE OF IMPOSTER SCAMS

ATLANTA, Georgia – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about scam artists posing as government officials, law enforcement, or utility providers in an attempt to trick consumers into paying large sums of money. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division reports that Social Security scams are prevalent right now. Fraudsters are using robocalls stating that…

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Lowndes County detour notice for railroad maintenance

  VALDOSTA, Georgia – The railroad crossing on State Route (SR) 7/Inner Perimeter Road just south of US 84 will close for maintenance Monday, Sept. 14, and will require a detour.The railroad anticipates the crossing will be complete Sept. 17, but repairs may require an additional day. Inner Perimeter Road will close only at the tracks so…

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Lowndes Co: I-75 maintenance will disrupt traffic

LOWNDES COUNTY, Georgia – Interstate 75 maintenance at two Lowndes County locations will disrupt traffic with lane closures and a brief detour next week. Beginning the night of Monday, Sept. 14, motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 South in the area of Exit 5/State Route (SR) 376/Lakes Boulevard. Lane closure set up will begin…

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New Theme Announced For Home School Curriculum at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center: Registration Ends Sept. 15

GEORGIA – Attention Homeschool Students: The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Ga. is offering home school programming this year.  But hurry to register, the deadline to sign up is Sept. 15! This year, the theme is “Wildlife in Entertainment,” with each month focusing on a topic relating to wildlife found in the media, and examining the…

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