Area Sports

Panel approves first round of Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act projects

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – A variety of land conservation, restoration and parks projects across the state would land the first round of funding through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act voters approved in November 2018. A state House subcommittee Wednesday approved 14 projects to be funded with $20 million…

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Bulldogs Are State A Champs; Defeat Six-Time Champion Commerce

  By J. SCOTT HELTON Sportswriter The Trion Bulldogs magical season continued this past weekend as they captured their first-ever single-A duals state title in Macon. Trion’s wrestling program (which current Coach Eric Brock was a member) won the traditional title in 1994, but before this season, the highest placing in the dual’s competition was…

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College athletes in Georgia could get paid under House bills

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Student athletes in Georgia could see their pockets a little more packed if a pair of bills filed by state House Democratic lawmakers clear the 2020 legislative session. One bill would allow college athletes to be paid for having their image or name used…

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MISSING PUNCTUATION: LOSS OF MATRIARCH UNDERSCORES RIGHT WHALES’ PERIL

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Dec. 18, 2019) – The seasonal return of North Atlantic right whales to the Southeast has started like clockwork. At least seven adult females have been seen from North Carolina to north Florida since late November, and the season’s first calf was spotted off Sapelo Island on Monday. The news is encouraging for…

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Lady Indians Open Season; Defeat Cedar Bluff, Lose To Darlington

Lady Indians Open Season; Defeat Cedar Bluff, Lose To Darlington By: J. SCOTT HELTON The Lady Indians began their season by hosting the Chattooga Thanksgiving Classic at the Little Big Horn last weekend. Darlington, Cedar Bluff, Model, and Northwest Whitfield all participated in the lady’s tournament. Chattooga defeated Cedar Bluff and lost to Darlington. CEDAR…

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Column: The Real Problem In Dallas

By J. SCOTT HELTON My schedule at work has me working from home this week, which allows me a little time during the day to catch up on sports, especially the national scene. This week all the sports networks seem stuck on whether Jason Garrett should be fired as the head coach of the Dallas…

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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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