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Nahunta, Ga. man drowns in Little Ocmulgee State Park - 41 NBC News

2014-04-12
Nahunta, Ga. man drowns in Little Ocmulgee State Park41 NBC NewsWheeler County Sheriff Maurice Johnson said rescuers found the body of Fred Lamar Drury, 62, around 8 p.m. Saturday night after searching all day in Little Ocmulgee State Park. Drury's wife, Elizabeth, was able to swim to safety. The couple was on the ...Man dies after boat overturns on lake at Georgia state parkThe RepublicMan dies at Little Ocmulgee Lake13WMAZall 11 news articles »

Atheists troll Georgia's conservative governor by delivering anti-religion ... - Raw Story

2014-03-27
Raw StoryAtheists troll Georgia's conservative governor by delivering anti-religion ...Raw StoryAn atheist group plans to distribute anti-religion books at Georgia state parks to tweak Gov. Nathan Deal. The Republican ordered the replacement of Bibles distributed at cabins and hotels operated by the state at parks throughout Georgia, reported the ...

Alabama State Parks make $375 million economic impact - WLTZ 38 NBC

2014-03-24
Alabama State Parks make $375 million economic impactWLTZ 38 NBCAlabama's 22 state parks aren't just nice places to visit. They are also big contributors to the state's economy, a new study finds. Visitors to Alabama's 22 state parks in 2011 spent an estimated $152.4 million, according to the analysis by professors ...

Hunt for glowing Easter eggs at High Falls state Park - Macon Telegraph (blog)

2014-04-17
Hunt for glowing Easter eggs at High Falls state ParkMacon Telegraph (blog)Instead of sunrise, High Falls State Park is taking its Easter celebration to sunset, with a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Starting at 8:30 p.m. ... Here's a sampling of other Easter-related events happening this weekend in Middle Georgia. Easter ...and more »

Outdoor Adventure Day At Cloudland Canyon State Park Is April 19 - The Chattanoogan

2014-04-10
The ChattanooganOutdoor Adventure Day At Cloudland Canyon State Park Is April 19The ChattanooganOutdoor Adventure Day at Cloudland Canyon State Park is scheduled for April 19. Each year, many people come out to Cloudland Canyon, one of the most visited of Georgia's state parks, for a fun-filled day of activities that start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 ...

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

2014-04-17
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

Bubba Watson…

2014-04-14
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (seated) signs two historic bills Monday that set the maximum amount of acreage that can be developed on Jekyll Island.

Outdoor Adventure Day slated for this weekend at Cloudland Canyon State Park

2014-04-14
While last year's Outdoor Adventure Day got rained out, the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park hope perfect weather makes this year's event a fun family event to enjoy this Easter weekend.

Hunter glad to have Kevin Ware at GSU

2014-04-17
Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter didn’t sugarcoat the impact of adding Kevin Ware to his team.

Cape Coral park finally opens after controversy

2014-04-20
After two years and some controversy, a new park was unveiled Sunday in Cape Coral -- but not everyone is excited.