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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. 

Flint Foundation Reaches $1 Million in Houston Co. Contributions

Flint Foundation Reaches $1 Million in Houston Co. Contributions

With the funding of seven applications at their most recent meeting March 10, the Flint Energies Foundation has now donated $1 million to local charities and organizations in Houston County alone since 2001.  Nearly $2.4 million has been donated to the 16 counties in Flint’s service area since the Foundation’s inception.

The Flint Energies Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded through the Operation Round Up® program by members of Flint Energies.

“Through the members of Flint, the Flint Energies Foundation has made a great impact on the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” said Marian Douglas, Manager of Public Relations for Flint Energies. “This important work could not be accomplished without the Flint Energies members who allow us to round up their monthly electric bills to the next even dollar.”

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.

Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps Hold Public Hearings

Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch) together will hold two public hearings on Saturday, March 6.

At the first, to be held at the Twiggs County Courthouse, Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps will seek input on House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110 that could affect a Twiggs County landfill, and will also seek input on proposed salary increases for the Twiggs County Board of Education.

The second public hearing will be held at the Bibb Substation on Jeffersonville Road, also to discuss House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110. House Bill 274, if passed, would re-introduce yard trimmings and vegetative matter to landfills in Georgia.

Who: State Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch)

What: Public Hearing # 1 to discuss proposed changes affecting the Twiggs County landfill and to discuss proposed salary increases for Twiggs County Board of Education