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Georgia Water Coalition Applauds DNR Board for Halting Hog CAFO Rollback

By   /  December 8, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet At the August 26th Board of Natural Resources (DNR Board) meeting, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) proposed changes to Georgia’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rules. The proposed changes included an alarming roll-back of Georgia’s hog-waste rule that endangered water quality and public health. EPD coordinated a public comment process and reported receiving 900 [...]

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FUN, FREE EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Sept. 10, 2013) –Fun events, plenty of activities and celebrating the passion for the outdoors is just what you will find at one of the many FREE celebrations that will be held in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, according to the [...]

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MARCH 30TH BRINGS OPENING DAY OF SEASONAL TROUT STREAMS

By   /  March 22, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal GAINESVILLE, Ga.  – Cold-water north Georgia streams are receiving plenty of trout stockings in time for the opening day of seasonal trout streams Saturday, March 30, 2013. In all, more than 1 million trout will be stocked by the end of this year, thanks to efforts by the Georgia Department [...]

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STATEWIDE TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENS MARCH 23

By   /  March 14, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Springtime is noisy! The clucking, the strutting, the yelping . . . and that’s just the hunters preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia.  The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 23 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2013 season [...]

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GEORGIA’S TOP SCHOOL ARCHERY TEAMS HEADED TO STATE

By   /  March 9, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Regional champs take aim in Perry for 7th annual state archery tournament Special to the Journal PERRY, Ga. – More than 600 students from the top school archery teams in the state will compete March 13 in the 7th annual National Archery in the Schools Georgia state tournament.

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Rare azaleas blooming in southwest Georgia park

By   /  July 10, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Lumpkin, GA, July 5, 2011 – Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, Georgia is a great place to visit during summer to view awesome displays of the protected Plum Leaf Azalea.  This species, which grows more naturally in the wild at Providence Canyon than anywhere in the world, is normally in bloom from the [...]

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$2.1 Million in Recreational Trails Grants To Benefit Georgians

By   /  April 19, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA, April 14, 2011– The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently awarded $2.1 million in Recreational Trails Program grants to 25 government agencies. The grants will assist with the construction and maintenance of trails and trailheads throughout the state.

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