Our network

Urban Wildlife

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.

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:

Peach Ranks 103 in Health Study

 

Peach County ranks 103 out of 156 counties in Georgia, according to a national health study.

A multitude of factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Peach County rates nationally and statewide.

Crawford Co. Ranks 41 in Health Study

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Crawford County ranks 41, 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 rating.

See how Crawford County rates nationally and statewide.

Want to Learn About Aquaculture Systems?

You can take a class on small-scale recirculating aquaculture systems at Fort Valley State University.

This program provides an introduction to the basic principles of the design, components and operation of small-scale recirculating aquaculture systems along with the management of water quality and species selection.

The class is scheduled for July 14 from 1-5 p.m.

Call Dr. Patricia Duncan at 478-825-6575 or 6335 to register or e-mail duncanp@fvsu.edu. The class is $5.

 

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!

Farmers Fest Comes to Fort Valley!

Farmers Fest Comes to Fort Valley!

A farmers fest is scheduled for July 1 from 3-8 p.m.

The event will take place in Downtown Fort Valley. There will be produce, crafts, music and barbeque.

All produce and crafts on site are Georgia grown and made.

For more information, call 478-825-5986.