Our fishing has been real slow; however it looks like it is starting to improve.
CUMBERLAND ISLAND - Drops of moisture fall from the Spanish moss that hangs from live oaks onto the fan-shaped palmetto fronds below. A hungry armadillo busily scavenges under vines and ferns. A breeze off the teal Atlantic plays with the mane of a sturdy feral horse trotting on the ivory sand dunes.
ATLANTA - State Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has filed legislation to crack down on boat owners who leave their boats and barges in the water to rot and pollute Georgia's marshes, lakes and rivers.
BRUNSWICK - The roar of high speed racing drama kicks off the stock car season when Golden Isles Speedway opens its gates on Wednesday for the Super Bowl of Racing III.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to conduct a Rails-to-Trails feasibility study from north of Kingsland to south of Riceboro.
ATLANTA - Georgia's top environmental officials retreated from a plan last week that would ban developers from building within 25 feet of the tidal marsh after a stream of environmentalists complained the measure didn't go far enough.
Special to the Courier
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Coastal fishing improved in the past two weeks; we had more fishing activity this past week, and the fisherman landed trout, bass, and sheephead.
ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.
BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.
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