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U. S. Senate challenger makes official announcement at local Tea Party

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By Max Caylor,
Progress contributor
       “I want to do what is right for the country,” stated Lee Benedict as he announced his candidacy for the U S Senate seat currently held by incumbent Johnny Isakson Tuesday in Jasper.
     Benedict is a special education teacher in Augusta.

Disc golf destination?

Pro disc golfer says course would be “incredible benefit”

frisbee-golfer 6212    Professional disc golf player Tommy Holbrook demonstrates how to throw a disc into a basket. In disc golf each “hole” has a basket at the end. When a player gets the disc in the basket it marks completion of that hole. Holbrook has had a hand in developing several courses and says the proposed course in the Talking Rock Nature Preserve could attract people from across the country if done well.
    Big Canoe resident and professional disc golf player Tommy Holbrook gives the proposed course in north Pickens two huge thumbs up.
    “This is going to be an incredible benefit for the area,” said Holbrook, who has played the sport for three decades and has designed many courses including a 54-hole course in North Carolina.     

$20 million price tag projected to replace Jasper Middle School

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By Eileen Steinhauer
Contributing writer

    Twenty million dollars is the approximate amount needed to build a new school to replace Jasper Middle School, according to discussion at last week’s called board of education meeting.

     See the print or online editions for the full story.

Ga. Wood Stork nest numbers dip, but remain strong

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Photo/ Tim Keyes/GaDNR
Wood stork nests near Camilla seen during a June survey flight.

     BRUNSWICK, Ga. (July 27, 2015) – Although nest totals fell slightly from last year’s record high, Georgia Department of Natural Resources surveys documented strong wood stork nesting this spring and summer.
      Wildlife biologist Tim Keyes, wood stork survey leader for DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, said aerial and ground surveys in May estimated 2,496 nests in 22 colonies. Follow-up surveys this month documented high productivity. The agency’s Nongame Conservation Section and partners such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service