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SPLASH: Have a water safety plan!

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The state’s water-safety initiative, SPLASH, aims to greatly reduce the number of water-related deaths and injuries. SPLASH encourages citizens to follow these tips when enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water: Supervision – Designate an adult to watch children at all times. Do not assume someone else…
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Go: Beach Bash at Don Carter

Don Carter State Park

Saturday, May 26, 11 am – 4 pm Don Carter State Park, Gainesville School’s out, scream and shout! Summer is finally here, and Georgia State Parks want to share this excitement with you. Join staff for summertime fun on the Don Carter beach. There will be paddle board races, sand…
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Water-based Exercise Provides Ample Options to Get Fit

You may think of water sports as a summer activity, but in some communities swimming and water aerobics are available throughout the year. One benefit of water exercise is that it is good for people who may be overweight or who have back problems, leg or foot injuries. The water’s…
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Go: Farm to Fork Event to Benefit Jackson Co. 4-H

  Saturday, May 5, 5:30 p.m. Sweet Tea Hour; 6:30 p.m. Feast and Silent Auction We are excited to announce the Jackson County 4-H Farm to Fork Fundraiser on Saturday May 5, 2018! Their unbelievable volunteers and staff have planned a truly outstanding evening of delicious LOCAL dining and entertainment….
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Recipe: Bell Pepper & Vidalia Onion Strata

Vidalia Onion in field

Bell pepper and Vidalia Onion Strata is a great way to put together a quick brunch. The combination of eggs and vegetables is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. UGA operates the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in southeast Georgia near Lyons in Toombs County. Fertility studies…
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Bone Health

Bones provide the framework for our bodies and play a key role in maintaining overall health and mobility throughout our lives. The majority of bone growth occurs during the childhood and teen years, but maintaining bone density becomes essential as we get older. To maintain bone strength: Be physically active. Engage…
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Go: Sweep the ‘Hooch

hooch sweep

Saturday, April 7, 9 am – noon Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan Partner with Trout Unlimited, Chattahoochee River keepers and the National Park Service for the sixth annual Sweep the Hooch. This massive cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Space is limited,…
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