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Bill Finan: Road Warrior in the Pan-Mass Challenge to Fight Cancer

Bill Finan: A PMC Road Warrior in the fight against cancer.

Bill Finan is a Road Warrior in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research. When — not if — researchers at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute find a cure for cancer, Bill Finan won’t get any media coverage for his contributions, year-after-year, helping to eradicate that dastardly disease.  That’s the way Bill wants it more »

Robert Eidson Says “Great Fishing on Lake Allatoona” (7-16-15)

First Bite Guide Service

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Report is brought to you by First Bite Guide Service.  Contact Robert by e-mail at eidson6260@gmail.com  or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Linesides: Fishing this week has been outstanding. The down-line bite is in full swing and the Hybrids are just killing live bait right now. more »

Scott Jurek Sets Fastest Time Running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek Running Up Katahdin to Finish AT ~~ From Scott Jurek's Facebook Page

Ultrarunner and ultra vegan Scott Jurek and his wife Jenny hope to start a family soon.  Before the fun begins, Scott wanted to cross one item off his bucket list.  Run the entire dang length of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain (a few hills north of Lake Allatoona) all the way to the highest more »

Georgia’s Wildlife Harvest Summaries

A friend from The Dancing Deer Forest ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

A friend from The Dancing Deer Forest ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland Our friends with the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) have compiled zillions of random facts in their Wildlife Harvest Summaries, along with information about harvesting other wildlife near Lake Allatoona and statewide, and boiled it down into an understandable format that is useful to hunters. For more »

Learn About Gun Control at Georgia’s DNR Firearm Ranges

DNR Firearm Range at Wilson Shoals WMA  Banks County, north of Alto, GA. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Guns are a part of American life.  Americans have a right to bear firearms, according to the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Some people disqualify themselves from that right by committing felonies. Others lose the right to own or possess firearms because they have been admitted to mental health facilities against their will, for example. Americans more »

Will 4th of July Fireworks Be Canceled Tonight?

july 4th weather (2)

It’s raining.  On the 4th of July.  Are you wondering if the weather will cancel 4th of July fireworks tonight? Relax. My son-in-law works at the Weather Channel.  He’s the smartest guy there.  Probably. I’ve been watching the Weather Channel for so long, the weather babes smile at me while giving their forecasts.  Don’t believe more »

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report: Best Fishing of 2015!

Robert Eidson's First Bite Guide Service

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Report is brought to you by First Bite Guide Service.  Contact Robert by e-mail at eidson6260@gmail.com  or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Line-sides: Outstanding!! The bite this week has been the best I have seen all year. Our boats have been on a roll all summer, more »

New Fireworks Law in Georgia

GA's bottle rocket law

A new fireworks law has taken effect in Georgia.  It regulates the sale of roman candles and stuff that loyal citizens once were forced to purchase in neighboring states in order to celebrate national holidays. And the rockets’ red glare… The legislation, House Bill 110, was sponsored by Representatives Jay Roberts, Scot Turner, Tom McCall, more »

July 4th Fireworks Near Lake Allatoona

In 2015, your neighbors can do this too.  Over your house.  You're more safe watching the professional fireworks displays.

Planning to stay around the house over the 4th of July weekend to watch your neighbors shoot it out with newly legal fireworks this year? If not, here’s a list of places where you can watch the professionals perform their pyrotechnic tricks. The Fourth of July begins with a bang just after dark on Friday, July 3rd, more »

Glorious Pearls Created by The Oysters in Blue Ridge, GA

Shannen & Bill Oyster of Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

It’s easy to tell people we meet, “Oh! It’s great to get to know you!”  But it might not be a big deal. That can be a nice thing to say before we go our separate ways and never think of them ever again. Until you meet Bill and Shannen.  They live, work and love one another more »