DNR has mounted the Georgia Coyote Challenge to encourage hunting and trapping coyotes to remove them from the environment during the period March-October. For each coyote killed (up to five), hunters and trappers will be entered into a drawing for a free lifetime hunting/ fishing license or an equivalent credit on other licenses.
“Currently, scientific research suggests that removal of coyotes during the spring and summer is the most advantageous time to reduce the impact of predation on native wildlife,” DNR Commissioner Mark Williams said. “We want to encourage coyote removal efforts during this critical period.”
To enter, take your coyote carcasses to the region office on MLK Blvd. in Fort Valley. For more information, call 478-825-6354.
On the evening of 2/20/2017 and early morning hours of 2/21/2017, the city of Barnesville had a rash of entering automobile reports. The locations of the incidents were on B Street, Atlanta Street, Carleeta Street, Forsyth Street, and Collier Road. If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or saw any suspicious person(s) in these areas please contact the City of Barnesville Police Department at 770-358-1244 or e-mail email@example.com. We urge all citizens to take their valuables out of their vehicles and locked their vehicles. It appears these are crimes of opportunity. The subjects are checking to see if vehicle's are unlocked and then making entry. There have been no reports of smashing windows or prying into the doors. All citizens are urged to call 911 if you observe any suspicious person(s) in their neighborhood, especially late at night or in the early hours of the morning.
Walgreens Boots Alliance senior media specialist Allison Mack, based in Deerfield, Ill. reported Friday morning she is 'unaware' of any pending closing of the local store on Rose Avenue in Barnesville. She pledged to get back with us to provide more information.
However, there are corporate moves afoot that could lead to upheaval at the local Walgreens.
Walgreens is working through the purchase of Rite Aid and, to avoid antitrust issues, has plans to sell 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred's for $950 million in cash.
Thus far, financial media outlets have not reported any Walgreens stores being involved in the sale.
Reports that the local Walgreens would shut down sprang from store employees late Thursday.
More information to follow as it becomes available.