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The elephant in the county: Lack of housing

One of the finer points that surfaced during the countywide comprehensive planning meetings is the lack of development here may be tied to the lack…

Prison gangs believed to be behind some phone scams

     Attorney General Chris Carr and Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Greg Dozier are warning Georgians to be on the lookout for phone scams that may be a result of illicit use of contraband cell phones by inmates in Georgia prisons.

“We are warning all Georgians to be on the lookout for phone scams, and in particular, those facilitated by prison gangs and incarcerated con-men looking to cheat honest people out of their hard-earned money,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “Commissioner Dozier and the Department of Corrections work every day to crack down on the use of contraband cell phones, and we will continue to work together to protect our fellow Georgians and keep them informed and ahead of the inmate schemes.”

Peregrine Falcons Return to Tallulah Gorge: An avian love story

photo/ Tallulah Gorge website

A peregrine falcon, one of the world’s fastest bird, a pair can be regularly spotted at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

 Submitted through Ga. State Parks

Call it a soaring love story — or perhaps “romance on the rim.” A pair of Peregrine Falcons returned to Tallulah Gorge State Park for breeding season, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Even though the raptors mate for life, they keep the spark alive with elaborate annual courtship.

“The male will spend about a month impressing the female, even if they’ve been together many years,” said assistant manager Jessica James. “He’ll show off his hunting skills with aerial acrobatics. It’s pretty amazing since these are the world’s fastest animal. In steep dives, they can reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.”

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