Our network

Environment

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Bolingbroke sunflowers draw in many admirers

Bolingbroke sunflowers draw in many admirers

Few flowers command as much attention as thousands of sunflowers growing in a field, and Henry Davis’ 30-acre sunflower field is commanding attention. The traffic slows down as folks drive by his farm on Highway 41 in Bolingbroke to catch a glimpse of the spectacular display of over a half a million sunflowers.

This is the second year Henry has planted the field. He begins planting around the first of May.

Forsyth's Motocross kid races for USA

Forsyth's Motocross kid races for USA
If you want to be the best at motocross, you need toughness, focus, and of course, a dirt bike. Jackson Gray is a Forsyth, Ga., racer who got his first bike five years ago. He hasn't been off of it much since then.

Daughter helps dad escape Juliette fire

Daughter helps dad escape Juliette fire

A Juliette teenager gave her father an early Father's Day gift last Monday, waking him up so they could escape their burning home together.

Planned coal-power closings won't cut CO2 much

Planned coal-power closings won't cut CO2 much

USA TODAY

The electric power industry's plan to retire more than 10% of its coal-fired generators within a decade will do almost nothing to reduce the nation's emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

The 140 slated retirements — mostly small, old generating units in the Midwest and South — account for only 4% of all CO2 emitted last year by U.S. power plants. In fact, not one ranks among the top 100 units for carbon emissions and only 12 are among the 475 units that comprise the top 10% of emitters, according to a review of 2013 federal data.

Monroe Co. stakes claim on north Bibb land

Monroe Co. stakes claim on north Bibb land

Monroe County has fired a new shot in their long-running border battle with Bibb County.

They've posted a new sign on Forsyth Road showing where they believe the actual border is. It's less than a half-mile south of the traditional border line.

Bibb County officials have added to the sign -- calling Monroe's border "contested."

The two counties have battled for years on where the border should be drawn.

Last year, a Fulton County judge ordered the border moved several hundred yards into Bibb County.

That would have moved dozens of homes and millions of dollars in property into Monroe County.

But earlier this year, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the Fulton judge was wrong.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.