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Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Ready, set…Go Fish!

Register today for the GO Fish Georgia Bobberthon fishing tournament and get ready to GO Fish for fun and prizes beginning April 16.

Beginning April 16 through June 11, 2011, the Dodge County Public Fishing Area will be stocked with up to 200 bream in anticipation of a new regional fishing tournament, called the Bobberthon. Bream will be tagged in the Dodge County PFA, Flat Creek PFA, Hugh Gillis PFA and Ocmulgee PFA.  Anglers can register at community vendors in order to participate in the tournament.  If an angler catches a tagged fish, they will return the tag to the vendor in which they registered.   All anglers that catch a tagged fish are guaranteed a prize and will be registered for the Grand Tournament. 

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

Christmas Tree Recycling Event

Trees will be accepted this year between Dec. 28 and Jan. 14, 2011.

This event is made possible through a partnership with the City of Hawkinsville and McGalliard Waste Services.

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 28 used live Christmas trees can be dropped of into the bins marked for tree recycling at two convenient locations; Fred's parking lot and also on the corner of Broad Street and Veteran's Parkway next to Veteran's Park.

Please remove all decorations and stands that could damage the wood chipper.

Trees will also be accepted at the city landfill during the regular business hours of 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. except on the city holiday, Friday, January 31. The city facility is located on Anderson Gift Church Road.

The tree mulch will be available for anyone who would like to request it.