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.
ATHENS, Ga. - A killing disease that's devastating bat populations is now working its way east and south through Georgia.
Georgia's seasonal trout streams open Saturday, but the Wildlife Resources Division hasn't finished with its trout stocking program.
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.
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, he said, are quite rare, but they do turn up occasionally.
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.
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.
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.
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.