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ROME – Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area, located near Rome, is widely recognized as a beautiful location for a weekend adventure. Outdoor adventurers in Georgia planning on a camping trip or who want to use the area shelter or pavilion can, starting Dec. 1, make their reserv…

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WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Macon returned a two-count indictment against former supervisory correctional officer Lt. Geary Staten of the Valdosta State Prison for his role in attempting to cover up an assault on an inmate incarcerated at the facility.

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ATHENS – The University of Georgia will soon begin a comprehensive renovation of one of its most historic buildings on North Campus, the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building. The $30 million project was approved recently by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and is supported by a $…

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ATLANTA — Morningstar Inc., a leading investment research firm, upgraded its rating of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan from Neutral to Silver, leapfrogging 18 other state 529 college savings plans. Georgia is the only state to receive a two-tier upgrade.

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KENNESAW — “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” recently ranked Kennesaw State University among the nation’s Top 100 colleges and universities for conferring degrees to minority students. This is the 11th consecutive year the university has been ranked.

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PERRY – Georgia youngsters are encouraged to go draw a fish. Those who do have an opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats and conservation. Using art and writing, the Georgia Fish Art Contest (part of the international Wildlife…

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ATLANTA — The recent news on COVID in Georgia appears quite good – cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all dropped to a low plateau, state health officials say.

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ATHENS — Caleb Ray slides into the cockpit of an F-16 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. He pulls his helmet down and adjusts the GoPro mount facing him — one that he helped engineer in his first year as an aircraft technician and welder for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

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ST. MARYS – Cumberland Island National Seashore provides the public with an opportunity to hunt within its Wilderness area six times per year. In honor of the veterans who have served our country, the park’s $35 registration fee for the hunt scheduled for Nov. 9-11 will be waived for veteran…

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2022 Preservation Awards, an annual list of preservation projects and individuals in the state who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. The submission deadline is Nov. 1…

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ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced that a vehicle stolen in Meriwether County was found abandoned and had been intentionally set on fire. The car was discovered burned on White Oak Drive in Manchester recently.

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ATHENS — Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the food produced worldwide — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost to food…

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ATHENS — The quest for the perfect pumpkin each fall doesn’t start at the local patch. In fact, it starts up to 10 years prior for researchers like University of Georgia plant geneticist Cecilia McGregor. McGregor leads breeding efforts in the selective pumpkin variety called the “Orange Bul…

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SOCIAL CIRCLE – Watch out for deer on and near roads during the fall season. The fall season is peak deer activity season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

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STONE MOUNTAIN — A new company owned by a veteran executive at Stone Mountain was named Monday as the finalist to take over management of the park next summer.

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ATLANTA — Only hours after another deadly shooting in Atlanta, several law enforcement officials told members of the Georgia Senate Public Safety Committee what they need to lower crime rates and reduce stress on their judicial systems.

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ATLANTA — One day after a Republican U.S. Senate rival launched a statewide radio ad campaign, University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker released a digital ad focusing on his Wrightsville hometown roots.

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ATHENS — Chief scientist of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Ismahane Elouafi is set to deliver the talk at this year’s D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards, which will be held virtually Nov. 2.

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ATLANTA — To provide additional support to Georgia’s families and child care providers and ensure more children have access to quality early educational opportunities, Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs announced Monday that Georgia w…

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ATHENS — When Connor Logan graduates from the University of Georgia with his degree in hospitality and food industry management, he’ll have in-depth knowledge of his chosen field and hands-on experience in food and beverage service, front desk responsibilities, revenue management, and sales …

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ATLANTA – Georgia’s September net tax collections totaled nearly $2.82 billion for an increase of $655 million, or 30.3 percent, compared to September of last year when net tax collections totaled $2.16 billion. Year-to-date and through the end of one quarter, net tax revenue collections tot…

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WASHINGTON — A new report shows COVID-19 vaccinations may have helped prevent roughly 5,100 new COVID-19 infections and 700 deaths among seniors in Georgia during the first five months of this year.

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MARIETTA — Capt. Kari Giles, deputy director of operations for Georgia Air National Guard, qualified to compete in the World Games after finishing sixth in the World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.

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