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2011-05-05 09:56:00

WAYCROSS, Ga., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation and the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) this week celebrated the planting of nearly 150,000 seedlings in a partnership to reforest about 400 acres of hardwood forestland burned in wildfires near the Okefenokee Swamp in 2007. The replanting took place over several seasons from 2009-2010 in the 33,000-acre Dixon Memorial State Forest located in Ware and Brantley counties. In commemoration of the project, Oglethorpe...

2008-07-19 12:00:27

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 19--Gray clouds and scattered rain hung over the Golden Isles this week, putting a damper on beach-going vacation plans but easing significantly the area's dry conditions. Between a 24-hour period beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and ending 8 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported .24 inches of rain in the Brunswick-St. Simons Island region. An additional .20 inches was measured during the next six hours, ending at...

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2006-04-10 19:17:32

ALBANY, Ga. -- Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year. A handful of biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service launched the search last week in the Okefenokee Swamp, where the last confirmed sighting was reported in 1942. The search will continue for the rest of the month....


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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