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Reinhardt, Waleska Churches To Host Easter Sunrise Worship Service

Reinhardt University, together with Waleska area churches, welcomes you to the annual community Easter sunrise worship service.

Sun at Falany at Reinhardt

“Our Easter sunrise services over the years have been a beautiful experience celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” said Reinhardt President Dr. Kina S. Mallard. “There are not many other places as beautiful as the Falany Performing Arts Center and Lake Mullenix to view a gorgeous spring sunrise and enjoy worship as a community.”

This year’s service will be held at 7:30 a.m. on April 1 in front of the Falany Performing Arts Center.

The Rev. Jamie Hudgins, campus pastor, will be speaking. A light biscuit, juice and coffee breakfast will be served immediately following the service.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved inside to Flint Hall in the Falany Performing Arts Center.

Riverside Student Appointed to Merchant Marines

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has delivered good news to another local student. Timothy Leurart of Ball Ground has been accepted to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

“Timothy Leurart is the first student from northeast Georgia to earn an appointment at the Merchant Marine Academy this year, and I look forward to watching him represent the strong character of our community as he serves our country,” said Collins.

Timothy is the son of Mr. Karl and Mrs. Amy Leurart and attends Riverside Military Academy. An academic achiever, he also speaks French and is part of Riverside’s varsity lacrosse team.

Coming back for the 2nd year, the Georgia Coyote Challenge highlights how citizens can effectively handle nuisance coyote issues. This year, entering will be even easier, and participants can earn up to 10 entries in three separate drawings (between March and August), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Coyote Attacks Deer - Coyote Challenge form March 1 - Aug 31, 2018

“Negative interactions with coyotes are an ongoing issue for many citizens, from rural land managers to suburban homeowners,” says John Bowers, Chief of Game Management for WRD. “While many hunters, trappers and landowners already make use of the fact that coyotes can be taken year round, the Coyote Challenge emphasizes the utility of removing these non-native predators during the critical spring-summer period for landowners concerned about native wildlife.”

Georgia Coyote Challenge

The program will run from Mar. 1-Aug. 31, 2018. There will be three drawings for a lifetime license (or the equivalent of $750 of credit for hunting and fishing licenses or a prize of similar value). Participants may submit up to 10 coyotes (creating 10 contest entries) during each drawing period. Coyotes must be taken in Georgia to be eligible.

How do you enter? Take a photo of the coyote with your phone. Email that photo to Photos should include the entire, intact carcass. You will receive an autoreply that will provide a link to the entry form. Be sure to fill out the form and include your email address.

What is not accepted? Road-kills, spoiled carcasses, coyotes that have been ear-notched, and live coyotes are not eligible. Metadata on all submissions will be analyzed to determine the date and location of the provided image(s).

The sponsor of the prize for the first drawing is Ace Hardware of Social Circle (

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