Area Sports

Column: What Could Have Been

By J. SCOTT HELTON After watching the University of Georgia Bulldogs play impressive, hard-nosed football during the first two games of the season, I could not help but be impressed with the direction of the program under head coach Kirby Smart. Since arriving back on campus (Smart previously played and coached at Georgia) the Dawgs…

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Willingham, Hayes With Plaques

A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday before the Trion Bulldogs game against Armuchee to present Hagen Willingham and Jake Hayes with their Wall of Fame plaques.

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Georgia’s Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday, Sept. 14

  The time is almost here! Archery hunters will get to hit the woods beginning Saturday, Sept. 14 for their chance at bringing home some venison, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Last year, 80,000 archery hunters harvested almost 48,000 deer. Statewide, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the…

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Second Santa In Uniform Golf Tournament Planned Sept. 28

  The second Clint Young Memorial Golf Tournament has been scheduled Sept. 28 at the Trion Golf Course. The Santa in Uniform group invites individuals and businesses to participate in the second charity golf tournament for Santa in Uniform, Inc. on Sept. 28. All proceeds benefit Santa in Uniform, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, benefitting…

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Tree Stand Safety During State Deer Hunting Season

  Did you know that more than half of all hunting incidents that occur are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands? Out of 33 incidents in 2018, 20 were tree stand use related, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Following are recommended tips for keeping you…

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LEARN TO HUNT AT A “HUNT AND LEARN”

  SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Sept. 5, 2019) – Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, dove, or duck – all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them? Georgia Hunt and Learn programs provide an educational experience targeted to those with little to no hunting experience, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’…

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FREE OUTDOOR FUN TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY!

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Aug. 29, 2019) – Time to celebrate! Each year, National Hunting and Fishing Day is on the fourth Saturday of September. So, on Sept. 28, plan to attend any of the FREE scheduled events, encourages the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “National Hunting and Fishing Day events are…

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Chattooga Will Scrimmage Tonight With Cedartown Bulldogs

By GENE ESPY Editor The Chattooga Indians will play a scrimmage game at Cedartown against the AAAA Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m.. The Bulldogs play in Region 5AAAA. Doyle Kelley is the head coach. They ended the season last year 5-6, losing to St. Pius X Catholic 38-6 in the playoffs. “I don’t know how many…

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Marksmanship Clinic Offered at Chattooga County Wildlife Club

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic Offered at Chattooga County Wildlife Club in Summerville, Georgia – October 12th – 13th. In today’s world of 24-hour news cycles, changing technologies and push-button gratification it is a challenge to stay connected to the values that our great country was built on. Ideals such as integrity, commitment and personal…

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Squirrels: The two species in Georgia

Both gray and fox squirrels can be found throughout Georgia. The gray squirrel, abundant in both rural and urban areas is the most common species. Though mostly associated with hardwood forests, grays also can be found in mixed pine/hardwood forests. Predominantly gray, with white underparts, gray squirrels appear more slender-bodied than fox squirrels, weighing anywhere…

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