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Lake Olmstead fish are safe to eat

...enough to be eaten, so I passed the question on to longtime regional biologist Ed Bettross, who works out of the Thomson District office."We sent fish from the lake to the Environmental Protection Division for contaminant sampling in 2011 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2013-09-19/lake-olmstead-fi
Thomson DA explains why he won't seek death penalty in 2011 slaying

THOMSON - District Attorney Dennis Sanders says he will not seek the death penalty against two people charged in a 2011 slaying because of a variety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-03-29/thomson-da-explains-wh
'Bubble' collapse could be deadly

...near the dam and fishermen have been catching some quality fish there," said Ed Bettross, who works out of the Thomson District office. "If that bubble collapses, those fish won't have anywhere to go and will die." Professional guide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/24/fis_541897.shtml
Fishing
Fishing for fun? Take the whole family out

...record status with the International Game Fish Association in Dania Beach, Fla. He first must take the fish to the Thomson District office of the Georgia DNR so a fisheries biologist can verify its identity. MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Harrison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/06/fis_123450.shtml
Fishing
Minister fought for church's rights

...Maness, now the presiding elder of the Augusta-Thomson District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. In...Age: 51 Occupation: Presiding elder, Augusta-Thomson District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Accomplishment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/met_415159.shtml
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Safety advocate honored

Dwayne McLeskey was honored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as the Thomson District's volunteer hunter safety instructor of the year. McLeskey, who has been a volunteer more than 11 years, taught 18 hunter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/16/out_369143.shtml
Outdoors
DNR recognizes Thomson worker

...Department of Natural Resources recently selected Columbia County resident Jeff Jones, a fisheries technician in DNR's Thomson District office, as recipient of the 2002 Danny Creel Citizenship Award. The annual award recognizes DNR associates who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/08/out_363037.shtml
Outdoors
Savannah stocks are rising

...Some law enforcement officials, however, take a different view. Wildlife Resources Capt. Philip Moss of the Thomson district said he prefers that anglers not intentionally fish for stripers. "We don't go over there and cite people for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/23/out_328569.shtml
Outdoors
Cold months send critters packing

...DOVE HUNTERS Georgia's first dove season has come and gone, and the Wildlife Resources Division officers from the Thomson district stayed pretty busy. In all, 2,613 dove hunters throughout the east Georgia area that includes Augusta were checked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/07/out_324743.shtml
Outdoors
Eagles dying from mysterious disease

...Engineers and the Department of Natural Resources. DNR wildlife biologist Vic VanSant said the eagle was brought to the Thomson district office and died soon after. The carcass was sent to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/26/out_303222.shtml
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