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Georgia DOT awards nearly $1.84 billion in FY 2021, includes more than $153 million in construction contracts in June 

GEORGIA – In Fiscal Year 2021, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 416 projects valued at approximately $1.839 billion. This includes 385 Georgia DOT let projects valued at approximately $1.77 billion. The remaining 31 projects, worth approximately $69.4 million, were locally let.The 416 awarded projects for FY 2021 by project type…

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GBI Arrests Bainbridge Public Safety Officer

BAINBRIDGE, Georgia – On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Brandon Register, age 22, of Bainbridge, Georgia, on warrants for Simple Battery Family Violence and Criminal Trespass Family Violence. Register was transported to the Decatur County Jail. On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the GBI was requested by the Bainbridge Department of…

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Grant Spurs ‘Expansive’ Work to Conserve Rare Georgia Plants

GEORGIA – Plant conservation in Georgia just got a lot more promising. A partnership led by the state Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $780,000 to sample, grow and save 14 imperiled plant species. The federal grant will also boost capacity to preserve the plants at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Atlanta…

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Did you know …?

Did a woman escape from serial killers because of who her father was? By Jack Bagley The second week of February is upon us, and a famous person in American history has a birthday this week. Yes, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, turns 212 years old on February 12th. Honest, Abe, you…

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GSBA Capitol Watch

By Angela Palm GEORGIA – With all the happenings in the political world of late, it seems like the General Assembly beginning its session Monday is almost a footnote in the news — but that will change. This is the beginning of a new two-year session, so all Committees will have to be appointed.  The…

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IT’S GOOD TO LAUGH By Gary Toole, The Christian Way Ministries

  Not only is laughter good for your health, but it’s good for your reputation.  The only thing worse than one sour puss is two.  Christians should be the happiest people on earth.  Always carrying around a big old smile.  That’s the best thing we can put on in the morning.  A bright smile is…

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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests temporarily shuts down trailheads, access points to Appalachian National Scenic Trail

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and nearby trails to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. The decision aligns with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and guidance from the Centers…

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Check Out the Latest Trout Stocking Report!

GEORGIA – 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! https://www.laniercountynewsonline.com/2020/03/29/121166/

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Life Celebration of Peter T. Moore

Peter Thomas Moore died peacefully at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on January 3, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 65.   Peter is survived by his closest friend and former wife Carol A. Moore in Lakeland GA: children, Mary Joyce (19) of Chattanooga, TN, Emma (16) and Jonathan (16) in Lakeland, GA; and brothers,…

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