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TAYLORSVILLE, GA. - A Georgia state trooper has been treated and released from a hospital after an ambulance carrying him from a crash overturned Sat­urday in northwest Georgia.
Disease killing Georgia's bats

ATHENS, Ga. - A killing disease that's devastating bat populations is now working its way east and south through Georgia.
Georgia trout streams should have plenty of fish

Georgia's seasonal trout streams open Saturday, but the Wildlife Resources Division hasn't finished with its trout stocking program.
Local birdwatchers aid in effort to save Rusty Blackbird

Once one of the most common land birds in North America, the Rusty Blackbird's drastic 95 percent decline over the past 40 years has puzzled biologists and prompted a nationwide call for help.
Cabela's mourns loss of co-founder and patriarch Dick Cabela

Even as it prepares to open its first store in Georgia, Cabela's is also mourning the loss of co-founder and patriarch Dick Cabela, who died last week at his home in Nebraska.
Antlered does do exist

Antlered does, he said, are quite rare, but they do turn up occasionally.
North Augusta officials take steps to ensure city's water supply

The combination of a future accident and some new regulatory demands have prompted the city to undertake nearly $13 million in upgrades to its drinking water infrastructure. Plans include a new 30 million gallon raw water storage tank on Hammonds Ferry Road and new pumps and other facilities.
Low river flow means choices for Augusta Canal users

Lower flows into the Savannah River will require similar reductions in the volume of water diverted into the Augusta Canal."Now that they've gone down to 3,100 cubic feet per second, it does present some problems," Augusta Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said. The Army Corps of Engineers recently cut flows from Thurmond Dam into the river from 3,800 to 3,100 cubic feet per second to conserve water in the drought-parched reservoir.
Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Evans GOP Rep. Ben Harbin is the new co-chairman of the Georgia Technology Authority Oversight Committee. House Speaker David Ralston made the appointment Thursday.
Georgia benefits from spike in excise tax revenues

Wildlife programs in Georgia and most other states will benefit from a spike in federal excise tax revenues from the sale of guns, ammunition, fishing gear and other items.