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Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Kicks Off


 Tagged Bream = Fun and Prizes

Your chance at fun and prizes awaits you if you choose to participate in the 2nd Georgia Bobberthon fishing tournament!  Bobberthon is a tournament at which registered anglers have approximately two months to catch tagged bream in any of four public fishing area lakes. The angler then must register their tag(s). 

These first few steps guarantee a reward – but then even more prizes are available at the Grand Bobberthon Tournament!


Go Fish: Admission Discount

Through the month of April, the Go Fish Education Center is offering a dollar off admission for all Houston County residents.

Just show your valid driver's license.

The Go Fish Education Center is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Made in America

Made in America

There is a new movement happening, anything handmade and local are hot items these days. You can see this happening online at Etsy.com, your local craft shows during the holidays and your local farmers markets in spring.  Who wouldn’t want something grown or made/crafted with skilled hands from a neighbor?  I know I do! 

I know you’ve seen it.  But do you understand it? The new buzz phrase… “Made in America.”  Sounds great doesn’t it….Say out loud  “Made in America.”  

Ok.. so maybe I should have said “ Buy Local”…  Or what about “Handcrafted,” “Handmade,” and “Homemade.”  I have to ask the big question?  Do you buy local? Or just grab something from the big box stores? 

Update: Flint Energies Power Outages

At 4:30 p.m. , there are 44 members of Flint Energies still out of power.

That's down from a peak of more than 10,000 who have been out since the storm on Tuesday morning. Crews are working at each of the 11 locations where the 44 outages exist, a Flint Energies news release says.

All these locations are in rural areas west of I-75. Full restoration of power is expected before dark tonight.?

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Ready, set…Go Fish!

Register today for the GO Fish Georgia Bobberthon fishing tournament and get ready to GO Fish for fun and prizes beginning April 16.

Beginning April 16 through June 11, 2011, the Dodge County Public Fishing Area will be stocked with up to 200 bream in anticipation of a new regional fishing tournament, called the Bobberthon. Bream will be tagged in the Dodge County PFA, Flat Creek PFA, Hugh Gillis PFA and Ocmulgee PFA.  Anglers can register at community vendors in order to participate in the tournament.  If an angler catches a tagged fish, they will return the tag to the vendor in which they registered.   All anglers that catch a tagged fish are guaranteed a prize and will be registered for the Grand Tournament. 

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Houston County's population has grown by 26 percent, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

That's a population of 139,900 people in 2010, up from the 110,765 counted in 2000.

Does this growth surprise you? We want to know: what factors do you think have contributed to the growth?

View our 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.

PMS Students Partcipate in Day of Service, Meet Governor

Perry Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) volunteers recently participated in a Day of Service.  The students joined Secretary of State Brian Kemp at the FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, Ga. to plant trees and clean up the grounds to commemorate the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal.

That's according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.

The Center is one of 31 sites across Georgia where volunteers participated in “With a Servant’s Heart — A Day of Service,” at Gov. Deal’s request.  Throughout the state, volunteers partnered with local charities, shelters, missions, food banks and environmental agencies.  They donated their time for a variety of causes, from building Habitat for Humanity houses to sprucing up parks.  Perry Middle volunteers pictured as they prepare to plant a tree are (from left):  Adviser Alisha Hall, Andy Emmons, TJ Gamundi, Ashley Long and Cassy Chaney.