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DNR aims to increase quail population

DNR aims to increase quail population

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says they hope a partnership with numerous organizations in the state will boost the quail population.

Earlier this evening several groups signed the Georgia Bobwhite Quail Technical Team Memorandum of Agreement.

It's a mouthful, but what it means is that, DNR will provide free help to farmers or land owners that want to tailor their landscape to make it more quail friendly.

Crash leads to deer poaching investigation

Crash leads to deer poaching investigation
By Kristen Swilley

The discovery of two severed deer heads inside a vehicle after an early morning crash has police wondering about poaching.

Washington County's First Military Ball

Washington County's First Military Ball

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Washington County's minority population reached 55.8 percent last year, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research. That is the percentage of the population in the county who is another ethnicity other than white non-hispanic.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Summer Learning Camp in Sandersville

Summer Learning Camp in Sandersville

Learning doesn't have to end because school is out for the year!

Summer Learning Camp ramps up from June 3 through July 12 with Family Connections and Communities in Schools.

The camp will last from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is offered for kindergarten through seventh grade.

Camp will be $45 per week and all the fun happens at Elderite Community Center.

Call 478-552-2007 ext. 3229 for information.

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC celebrates Earth Day with free lightbulbs and cookies!

People can pick up the goodies and information on energy conservation until 2 p.m. Monday.