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Early September Marks Dove Season Opener

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 3.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) news release.

The official 2011-2012 dove seasons are Sept. 3-18, Oct. 8-16 and Nov. 24 - Jan. 7. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day (Sept.3) of the first season and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the remaining two seasons. Sunrise and sunset times for each day are found in the 2011-2012 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide or online at www.georgiawildlife.com .

The daily bag limit is 15 doves per hunter. Additionally, there have been some reports of white-winged doves in Georgia.  White-winged doves may be harvested, but count toward the daily bag limit of 15.

Where to Get your Hunting or Fishing License

Where to get your hunting and fishing license in Baldwin County:

KWIK STOP #2
2979 A N COLUMBIA STREET NE
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   31061
(478) 452-5838


BAYNE'S ARMY STORE INC
118 SOUTH WAYNE ST
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   31061
(478) 452-2384


K-MART #3994
1970 N COLUMBIA ST
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   31061
(478) 452-7082


WAL-MART #1121
2592 N COLUMBIA ST
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   31061
(478) 453-0667


FISHING CREEK OUTFITTERS INC
201 ROBERSON MILL RD
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   31061
(478) 451-3474


RIVERSIDE MART
107 OLD RIVERBRIDGE RD
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   31061
(478) 457-0066

These agents are licensed agents according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

First Friday Back to School Bash

 

As the summer comes to an end for local students the First Friday committee has decided to host a Back to School bash for the August First Friday event.

That's according to a Milledgeville Mainstreet and Downtown Development Authority news release.

With a variety of music, activities, local artwork and some fun new happenings, it is bound to make going back to school more exciting for everyone!

Kicking off the 2011-2012 school year, the Motown band OS Love (formerly Slice) has agreed to return and once again engage the crowds with their Motown groove! 

10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

Baldwin Ranks 80 in Health Study

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Baldwin County ranks 80, according to a national health study.

Various factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the ranking.

See how Baldwin County rates nationally and statewide.

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 
 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

How to Help Firefighters in Okefonekee Swamp

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is participating in an initiative sponsored by the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce requesting all of the Chambers in Georgia for help for the firefighters battling several blazes in the Okefenokee Swamp.

Items needed:

  • socks
  • t-shirts
  • liquid lip balm
  • bandanas
  • individual packages of antacids and pain relievers
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • dryer sheets
  • hand sanitizer
  • eye wash
  • snacks for when they do not have time to rest for a meal (no chocolate as it melts).
  • They also need donations to provide meals for the firefighters. 

Checks should be made payable to the Georgia Forestry Commission.