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Where you live: Augusta Southern Nationals preparations

Pro outlaw class boat driver Lee Warren works on the engine of his boat, Say When, in the pit area of the Augusta Southern Nationals.
Boating patrol hits Georgia lakes

...Safety will be the rangers' top priority this weekend.As no traffic lanes exist, DNR Cpl. Jason Roberson said boat drivers must be alert and cautious at all times. On lakes, the boat sizes can range from just a jet ski to a 70-foot-long...
Boating education law goes into effect July 1

...the test-taker must be with the boat driver on the water.The new boating...year will require education for boat drivers under age 16, will eventually educate all boat drivers on water safety, boat operation...
Important to get our kids fishing today

...the kids, or the kids will just get boat rides and not really learn anything."Her team has four highly-skilled boat drivers who also serve as coaches. All have taken and passed boating safety courses ? mandatory for drivers and teams. All...
Lake Olmstead residents urge city to dredge

...Water ski tournaments were held as recently as 1997. Recreation Director Tom Beck said if that were tried now, a motor boat driver unfamiliar with the shallow spots could get stuck. Repairing the lake was once on the list for the last special-purpose...
Let's hope new moon helps out anglers

...operating in the gloom. There were several close calls reported by friends during Wednesday's thick fog. Most said bass boat drivers were going much too fast and narrowly averted what could have been fatal crashes with anchored boats. Don't run 60...
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Interceptor boats add to Coast Guard security

...gone airborne. "This boat is so maneuverable," said Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Chris Bellamy, the coxswain, or boat driver. He put the boat through all kinds of twists and turns Monday as the Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol...
Officers patrol holiday boaters

...Karen Smith still will not discuss the boating accident that claimed her son's life because of a pending trial. The boat driver faces charges in Lexington County of criminal conspiracy, obstruction of justice and failure to perform duties of an...
Races thrill audience, boat drivers

When you hit it right, you can flat-out fly. The need for speed compelled not only the racers but the spectators who showed up Friday on the banks of the Savannah River, which thrummed with the roar of high-speed machines as time trials began for the 13th annual Augusta Southern National Drag Boat Races. Organizers expected more than 15,000 spectators and about 100 boats from as far away as Canada and California to show up for the races, which continue today and Sunday. Tickets are $15 each day, and the gates open at 8 a.m.
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State lawmakers adopt environmental measures

...9 a year for residents and more for nonresidents. Also gaining final approval were two boater-safety measures. Boat drivers will have to be older, better-trained and sober before operating on Georgia waters under two bills by state Rep...