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Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Jones County talks spending concerns

Jones County talks spending concerns

"If they would have done it right in the first place, we would have had this addressed," said Jones County resident Richard Tipton.

He was one of dozens who gathered for a Jones County commission meeting where fire station expenses were questioned.

"They're not taking accountability or responsibility for the loss of our tax dollars," he said, referring to members who approved construction without putting a project up for bid.

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

Full details:

Two dead in Jones, Baldwin fatal accidents

Two dead in Jones, Baldwin fatal accidents

Two people died in separate fatal accidents in Jones and Baldwin counties this morning.

Both accidents happened on Georgia Highway 22, several miles apart.

The Jones County wreck happened around 11:10 a.m. Monday on Highway 22, about two miles north of Gray.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Mary L. Cramer of Haddock. They say she was headed west toward Gray, but made a U-turn to turn around and was struck by a pickup truck.

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.

 

Andalusia Farm Blog: Gray high school student working at Andalusia

Andalusia Farm Blog: Gray high school student working at Andalusia

It is really exciting to work at a place that has so much energy. This energy comes from the history, the landscape, and most of all the passion from all the visitors. I find it absolutely amazing that these people from different places from all over the world can all be united by one person – Miss Flannery O’Connor. Getting to meet these diverse people with so much love for Flannery O’Connor and writing is so enjoyable, and they make me have an even greater appreciation of writing.