Wed., June 26, 2013 5:00am
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources board of directors has voted to scale back policing power for some state park rangers. The vote was part of plan to reorganize the department's law enforcement division and the move will consolidate five separate units within the agency into one. The consolidation will be implemented between now and 2018.
Tue., June 25, 2013 2:37am
Some of Georgia’s physician assistants are actually telling their patients to take a hike – and giving them a free pass to one of Georgia’s state parks to do it. The PAs actually writes a prescription that waives the $5 per car parking fee at any of the state’s parks, recreation areas or historic sites so patients can get exercise and lose weight.
Thu., May 16, 2013 3:12am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered the Department of Natural Resources to return Bibles that were removed from cabins and lodges at state parks. In a statement Wednesday, Deal said the state isn't violating any laws by having the Bibles in the cabins and lodge rooms.
Wed., May 15, 2013 8:00am
A Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesman said that after a resident expressed concerns, management directed state parks’ staff to remove Bibles from cabins and lodge rooms until managers can fully investigate the issue and make an informed decision.
Sat., August 14, 2010 8:12am
Georgia has found a marketer to help sell advertising at its state parks to help keep them open. The marketing company the state hired in July is working on commission. It’s in the process of identifying what the parks could offer companies in exchange for sponsorship and what companies would be a good match for the park’s mission and programs.