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 JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority announced Monday that it has hired William P. Irwin, Ph.D. as director of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The Center, scheduled to open June 16, will offer medical treatment, rehabilitation and research facilities for sea turtles as well as offer a comprehensive, interactive museum component to educate the public. "We are excited to welcome Bill to Jekyll Island and the Sea Turtle Center," said ...
Special to the Courier POOLER - With the ringing in of the New Year comes some new changes for the half-century old Oglethorpe Speedway Park. In a letter sent to NASCAR, the speedway after a 22-year history with NASCAR declined to renew their sanction for the 2007 season. "In an ongoing effort to keep stock car racing affordable for both the competitors and fans in this area, we will now focus our efforts in a ...
Coastal fishing improved in the past two weeks; we had more fishing activity this past week, and the fisherman landed trout, bass, and sheephead.
The Hinesville Hurricanes, a semi-professional football team, will have its annual pre-season team and coaches meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Live Oak Church of God, 296 Live Oak Church Road in Hinesville. This season, the team will participate in the Elite America Football league and begin play in February. Potential players, ages 18 and older, are encouraged to attend the meeting. The season will feature five home and five away games. For more ...
STATESBORO - The sixth annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Statesboro.
Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites offer a history lesson. Gen. Coffee State Park, located about 90 minutes from Hinesville on Highway 32, is like stepping into the past.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Boaters and other interested parties are invited to one of three upcoming public meetings hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division to discuss proposed regulation changes regarding boating.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Using primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders, requires specific safety precautions, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Primitive weapons deer-hunting season starts Saturday.
SOCIAL CIRCLE ­- Georgia boat owners with expired registrations are encouraged to renew their boat decals before Oct. 24, when a new state law adding a $10 late fee for registration renewal after expiration will be implemented.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season. During last year's primitive weapons season, more than 45,000 hunters took home more than 10,500 deer representing about three percent of Georgia's total deer harvest.
Hello friends and neighbors, hope everyone is enjoying life.
The annual Sunbury 5K Road Race is Saturday. The run, Presented by Merritt & Grinstead, Attorneys at Law, Hinesville, starts at 9 a.m. with packet pick-up at Merchants Wharf Condos.
Hello, friends and neighbors. Sorry I have missed you the past couple of weeks. I was a little under the weather, but things are looking much better.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Many hunters utilize tree stands to give them a leg up on their quarry. However, sometimes these are improperly installed or show signs of wear after several years.
The South Georgia Kings, who are celebrating their 10th season of travel basketball, recently thanked fans and supporters by giving them a chance to win gas cards worth from $25 to $100.
SKIDAWAY ISLAND - More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called "gliders" will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 East Coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
WAYCROSS - Fishing, or more accurately "catching," is about to bust wide open in south Georgia rivers, thanks to river levels dropping within the banks, according to personnel with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.