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August 1, 2008

TOWN HALL MEETINGS SET ON ELECTRONIC LICENSING

A town hall-style public meeting to discuss the new electronic sales system for Georgia hunting and fishing licenses will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup.

The meeting is one of three being conducted by the state Department of Natural Resources. The others will held Aug. 7 in Rome and Aug. 20 in Forsyth.

The state’s electronic licensing system is scheduled to go online Jan. 1. It is intended to augment existing sales of hunting and fishing licenses at retail stores statewide, said Dan Forster, the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division director.

“Georgia’s hunters and anglers will be able to purchase their licenses online [over the Internet], by phone and at many of the same local places where they did before,” Forster said.

For more information about the meetings, visit www.georgiawildlife.com or call (770) 918-6416.

ST. MARYS RIVER BRIDGE LANE CLOSED ON I-95

Crumbling pavement on the Interstate 95 bridge over the St. Marys River has forced the closure of one of three southbound lanes until Monday.

Brenda Howard, a Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said a motorist reported the problem Wednesday morning and a crew was quickly dispatched to the scene to evaluate the problem.

While it was not considered a serious threat to motorists, the work crew determined it was significant enough to close the right lane to patch a 6-inch pothole in the concrete as a precaution, she said.

DELAYS LIKELY AT I-95-U.S. 341 BRIDGE IN GLYNN

Motorists should expect traffic backups and delays on Interstate 95 over the U.S. 341 Bridge in Glynn County beginning Monday, state Department of Transportation officials said.

The delays, which will be overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, then again on Aug. 11, are to accommodate the placement of structural steel beams as part of ongoing highway construction, officials said.

Traffic will be paced in both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 at times during the work. It is expected to delay motorists traveling on U.S. 341. Motorists should slow down and be alert for workers and traffic shifts.

For more information, call the department at (912) 530-4075.

GLYNN AGENCY TO OFFER CLASSES IN TAI CHI

The Glynn County Recreation and Parks Department is offering “Tai Chi for Beginners” in a series of Friday sessions.

The classes will be 10-11:30 a.m. each Friday Aug. 8-29 at the Ballard Community Center in Brunswick. The next class session will be at the same time and day of the week Sept. 5-Oct. 3 at the Casino Atrium on St. Simons Island.

The classes are $40 for the four-week session. Registration will be accepted at the department’s offices on Community Road in Brunswick, Selden Park, also in Brunswick, and at Mallory Park on St. Simons Island.

For more information, call the recreation office at (912) 554- 7780 or (912) 279-2836.

CHICAGO HARPIST TO STAGE BENEFIT CONCERT

Chicago harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams will perform in a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Christ Church parish house on St. Simons Island.

Williams, who has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming and Kanye West, will perform classical and contemporary works.

Proceeds will benefit the Susanna Wesley Guild of Christ Church and the St. Simons Civinette Club.

Tickets are $20 and may be obtained at the church office or by calling Stephanie Pool at (912) 638-2565.

The Times-Union

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