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Down South: Free Three-Month Pass for New Hunter Education Grads

Down South: Free Three-Month Pass for New Hunter Education Grads

Did you recently graduate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter education course?

Then you're elgible for a free, three-month pass to any of the DNR's 18 shooting ranges.

Read for full details.

Interactive: Find a Flu Shot Near You

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The flu has hit 47 states, including Georgia.

Soccer Registration at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department to Begin Thursday

Soccer Registration at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department to Begin Thursday

Registration for 2013 soccer at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department runs January 17-February 4. 

Cost is $45 per child, $40 per additional child. 

Age groups (which are subject to change depending upon level of participation) are 4-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-13.  In an email sent out Tuesday announcing the information, the rec. department asks that coaches interested please sign up early. 

For more information, call 478-934-3225.

Bleckley Primary Students Learn What it takes to Make Plants Grow

Bleckley Primary Students Learn What it takes to Make Plants Grow

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Seed Survivor mobile classroom visited Bleckley County Primary School.  Seed Survivor is done by fertilizer company Agrium and done in Georgia by Georgia Farm Bureau. 

Second grade students visited pover the two days.

The mobile classroom provided interactive games designed to teach things like what nutrients are needed to make crops grow. 

They also learned about soil and got the opportunity to plant sunflower seeds. 

Teresa Chambers, Donna Rocker, and Andy Lucas served as instructors.  Rocker is the state chair for Georgia Farm Bureau's Agriculture In The Classroom program that is designed to help students understand the role of agriculuture in society.

Public Fishing Area to Close for Leak Detection, Repair

Public Fishing Area to Close for Leak Detection, Repair

The Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area closes for leak detection and repair in the main lake.

According to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release, the PFA closes on November 7.

 

"The lake was last at full pool in April 2011, but due to low water levels, the boat ramps were closed in August at the PFA. Since that time, pool levels have continued to drop and now the lake sits at more than 17 feet below pool."

DNR personnel will move remaining fish and place them in other PFAs.

"The remaining lake pool will be drained and an engineering firm will provide an assessment with repair options.  Regardless of the repair needs, the area is expected to re-open by Spring 2014," according to the release.

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Has Test Flight

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Has Test Flight

Middle Georgia College recently held initial testing of the PTERA UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) at the Georgia Aviation Campus at the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport.

The PTERA (Prototype Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft) was built in 2010 by MGC faculty and students and is one of the largest all composite UAV airframes built using advance carbon fiber technologies and high density foam. The Aviation campus is holding a series of flights this summer to test the PTERA’s new technology. Video footage of the initial flight can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHQiKwKVcbE&feature=share.

Bleckley EMA director Believes in Being Prepared

Bleckley EMA director Believes in Being Prepared

Mike Smith wears many 'hats' – including that of Emergency Management Agency director and E-911 Director for Bleckley County.