Area Sports

Archery For Kids: Safe or Dangerous?

If you’ve got a son or daughter expressing an interest in archery, you may be wondering about whether or not the activity is safe. After all, bows and arrows aren’t toys—they’re weapons, and they’ve been used for thousands of years in military ventures and hunting excursions. They’re designed to be lethal, and it’s common sense…

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LET THE CREATIVITY BEGIN: STATE FISH ART CONTEST KICKS OFF NOW

PERRY, Ga. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest. This contest is open to kids in Grades K-12 but the deadline for entries is March 31st – so, don’t wait too long to start creating! Students across the United States and internationally…

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Basketball Registration Set To Begin Monday At Rec

  Registration will begin for basketball at the Summerville Recreation Center on Monday. The last day to sign up will be Nov. 15. This sport is for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. The age control date is Sept. 1. Age divisions will include Flea 7/8; Minor 9/10 and Midget 11/12. A parent or…

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Column: Did That Really Happen?

By J. SCOTT HELTON I am fortunate in that my full-time job as a recruiter for Reinhardt University allows me to travel around our great state and take part in events that often will enable me to meet and talk with some very special people. Last week I found myself at the Georgia Public Safety…

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Lady Indians Lose In State Tourney

  By GENE ESPY Editor The Chattooga Lady Indians fell in the first round of the state tournament to a good Lamar County team, 6-2 and 6-3. In the first game the Indians were shot out and go only two hits. Ramsey Elrod and Katie Williams got the hits. Hannah Thrasher pitched for the Lady…

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Lady Bulldogs Fall To Mt. Zion; Have Bye Before State Playoffs

By J. SCOTT HELTON Sportswriter The Trion Lady Bulldogs ended their incredible 2019 regular season with a fantastic 19-3 record, but unfortunately, their last game before the state playoffs was a 2-1 loss to Mt. Zion. Both Pitchers led the way for their team with Trion’s Whitney Shepard pitching seven strong innings, allowing only two…

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Column: THE MASCOT DILEMMA

A Few Things To Consider THE MASCOT DILEMMA By J. SCOTT HELTON After binge-watching college football this weekend, I decided that in my column that I would try and get a few things off my chest and possibly have some things made clear to me in the process. Anyone that knows me understands that I…

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HUNTERS: FIREARMS DEER HUNTING SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 19

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 10, 2019) ­– If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available – your time is here! The Georgia deer firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 19 and continues through Jan. 12, 2020 statewide. “We are shaping up for yet another excellent deer season,” said…

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(Photo) Invasive Species Found In Georgia: Northern Snakehead Confirmed in Gwinnett County

INVASIVE SPECIES FOUND IN GEORGIA: NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD CONFIRMED IN GWINNETT COUNTY SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 8, 2019) – In early October, an angler reported catching a northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive species, in a pond located on private property in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). This…

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: PRIMITIVE WEAPONS HUNTING SAFETY

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Hunters are encouraged to review safety information before heading out to the woods on the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season on Oct. 12, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders, have specific safety use rules, beyond…

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