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.
January 1861 was a momentous time for the republic. The nation moved closer to Civil War. In Georgia, the state militia took over Ft. Pulaski in a bloodless handover that preceeded Ft. Sumter by four months.