Area Sports

Jarrett stays on his rodeo roll

  LAS VEGAS – Just before halftime of the National Finals Rodeo, tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett gained momentum he needed to finish out the drive toward the end of the season. After finishing in a three-way tie for first place in Round 5, he has caught fire, placing in Rounds 6 and 7. On Wednesday…

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Bulldog Wrestlers Compete In Heritage Duals Go Undefeated

  By DARRIN SMITH Sportswriter The Bulldogs wrestling team continued to dominate their opponents this week as they went undefeated in the Heritage duals in Ringgold. They defeated Heritage 45-33, decimated Southeast Whitfield 76-6 and beat Dade County 47-31. “We have our full team now that football is over,” Coach Eric Brock told The News…

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Indians Place Fourth In Dalton Basketball Tourney

  By DARRIN SMITH Sportswriter The Indians fell for the second night in a row in the Dalton Tournament last Wednesday to finish the tournament in fourth place. In the third round contest, Chattooga faced off against (2-2) Morristown-Hamblen East from Tennessee and came up short 67-57. The Hurricanes jumped out to an early lead…

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Just a Thought

  By DARRIN SMITH This time of year, it’s so easy for me to think of all the things I am thankful for and each year brings more and more things to add to the list. This year we have 10 years of clear scans for me after which makes it easy to be very…

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DNR ANNOUNCES NEW ROUND OF WILDLIFE VIEWING GRANTS

DNR ANNOUNCES NEW ROUND OF WILDLIFE VIEWING GRANTS SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Nov. 30, 2018) – Wanted: More projects that need a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan. The state Department of Natural Resources is again seeking proposals for its Wildlife Viewing Grants Program.…

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Just a Thought

By DARRIN SMITH What a week in sports for our local schools! The Bulldogs and Indians both defended their home turfs successfully in round one of the state tournament, and both schools’ cheerleading squads finished state in third place. Not too shabby for a small little place nestled in the Northwestern Georgia mountains. Then consider…

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KEEP GEORGIA DEER HERD FREE OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE: WHAT YOU CAN DO

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Nov. 8, 2018) – Preventing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from entering Georgia is an ongoing effort. Hunters can help reduce that risk by understanding current regulations that prohibit the importation of live cervids (member of the deer family) and restrict the importation of certain cervid carcass parts from known CWD-infected states. “The…

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WATERFOWL HUNTERS: SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, NOV. 17

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA (Nov. 8, 2018) – With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. 17, duck and goose hunters across Georgia should find similar wetland conditions to last year, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Last year many of the managed wetlands that provide habitat for migrating…

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