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GORP: GA Outdoor Recreation Pass Required in 2012

GORP – The Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass – will be required for visitors at some wildlife areas beginning January 1, 2012, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Hikers, birders, cavers, cyclists and other non-traditional users of wildlife management areas, public fishing areas and some natural areas will most likely need […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (12-22-11)

This Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides Report is bought to you by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service (770-827-6282). Line-sides are “Good.”  I have been on the water almost every day this week and the fishing has been great.  It was so good at times that I almost forgot it was winter and not spring. […]

Arrest Made in Child’s Murder

Seven-year-old Jorelys Rivera, who had been missing since last Friday, was found dead Monday afternoon.  According to Vernon Keenan of the GBI, her severely beaten body was found in a metal trash bin. On Wednesday, December 7th, an arrest was made in this murder case. For additional information, we refer you to the Web site […]

Disaster Aid Available


President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for the State of Georgia, meaning federal funding will be available to flood affected people in Cherokee, Carroll, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. Residents and business owners who suffered […]

Flood of ’09 Damage Assessment Underway


Assessment crews have started work in Woodstock in Cherokee County where preliminary figures put the damage estimate there at $23 million where 52 businesses and 115 homes or apartment units have suffered major damage or have been destroyed completely. Home and business owners have their hands full with the clean up as the waters recede […]

“Water Czar” to Speak at Greater North Fulton Chamber Event


The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce has announced that Mike Garrett, Georgia Power CEO and Governor Perdue’s “water czar,” will speak at the Chamber’s Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast September 22 at the Alpharetta Marriott. The breakfast begins at 7:30am. Perdue has selected Garrett to handle the negotiations involving the water disputes between Georgia, Alabama […]

Glade Marina Under New Management


Under new management since summer of 2009, Glade Marina is a more enjoyable experience than in the past while retaining all the things that made it a unique choice for boaters. Close to Red Top Mountain, the marina is secluded but enjoys a central location on Lake Allatoona and only 20 minutes outside Marietta. Its […]