Area Sports

SQUIRREL HUNTING SEASON OPENS AUGUST 15

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (August 2, 2019) – Time to hit the woods in pursuit of Ole Bushytail! Squirrel hunting season provides the first opportunity of the year to start replenishing that meat in the freezer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of squirrels…

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BETTING ON BASS: GET A GEORGIA BASS SLAM

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA (July 18, 2019) – Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam! This program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state, while also stimulating interest in the conservation and management of black bass and…

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ANGLING FOR CATFISH EQUALS SUMMERTIME AT ITS BEST

  SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 18, 2019) – Have you really and truly lived a good southern life if you haven’t spent a whole day fishing and then fried up a “mess” of catfish for dinner? Catfishing provides great opportunities for new and experienced anglers, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.…

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FIND A GEORGIA PUBLIC FISHING AREA FOR FAMILY FUN

  SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 18, 2019) – If you are searching for a new place to fish, be sure to start with one of Georgia’s 10 available public fishing areas (PFA)! PFAs are managed for fishing by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, and most offer additional opportunities to entertain the…

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PILOT WHALES BEACH THEMSELVES ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 17, 2019) – Multiple Pilot whales (Globicephala melas) repeatedly beached themselves on Georgia’s St. Simons Island today, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “While stranding is a known natural occurrence, the only thing we can do is to continue pushing them out to sea,” says Wildlife Biologist Clay George.…

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Chris Willis Explains Why Rec Ball Seasons Shorter

The baseball season is now shorter in recreational youth baseball leagues, according to Summerville Recreation Center employee Chris Willis. This year Summerville had about 23 teams. They played local teams as well as LaFayette teams. “How many kids did you have this year in ball? Up or down?” Councilman David Ford asked the rec employee.…

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Daughter Of Former Trionite Serves As Bat Girl At WCWS

Ryn McCormick, 10, Edmond, Okla. recently had the adventure of a lifetime serving as a bat girl during the 2019 Women’s College World Series (WCWS). After reaching out to the NCAA organization to see if they even allow or offer the opportunity for girls to be bat girls, Ryn was among many young girls placed…

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Coyote research finds new perspective

ROME, Ga.- A recently published study on a coyote population in Roswell, Ga., concludes that coyotes do not negatively impact the area and urban green spaces have the potential to foster rich species diversity. Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Christopher Mowry and Emory University Department of Environmental Science instructor Larry Wilson co-authored the recent…

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Sixteenth Annual Chattooga Century Ride Set Aug. 8

  The Chattooga Athletic Boosters Club will hold its 16th annual Chattooga Century bicycle ride on Saturday, Aug. 8. Saturday. Between three and four hundred riders are expected for this year’s ride. Motorists are asked to use caution on the roads and look out for the cyclists throughout the county roads. Each year riders from…

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Chattooga Middle School Plans Softball Camp For June 27

  A Chattooga Middle school softball camp has been scheduled June 27. Multiple former college players and current CMS softball players will be in attendance to help with instruction. The camp is for ages 7-12. A pizza lunch is planned and hours of instruction. A free camp T-shirt will also be given to participants. The…

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