Georgia News Roundup
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Georgia wildlife officials offer bird hunting workshop

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — State wildlife officials say they're offering a four-day workshop for bird hunters looking to improve their skills.

Officials say the workshops are being offered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley next month.

Mark Swords is a Hunting and Shooting Education Specialist who also organized the workshop. He said the sessions are meant to help hunters improve their ability to hit moving targets with a shotgun.

Classes are limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

2 children, 3 adults hurt when deck collapses

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say two children and three adults are recovering from injuries after a deck collapsed at an apartment complex just northeast of Atlanta.

Witnesses say people were below the deck and standing on it when it collapsed at the Northeast Plaza Apartments off Buford Highway in Brookhaven Saturday night.

Resident Rose Randall-Noriega tells WSB-TV that residents have complained to management about the deck before, and that other decks lean the same way.

The Atlanta station reports that its calls to managers of the apartment complex have not been returned.

Authorities say one child was pinned beneath the rubble under the deck, injuring his leg.

DeKalb County Fire and Rescue officials are still investigating.

Information from: WSB-TV.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Living history museum's move to Columbus delayed

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A living history museum known as Historic Westville might not open in Columbus until 2016 or 2017.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports ( that a sign states that Historic Westville is coming to Columbus in 2015.

Historic Westville Executive Director Leo Goodsell said Sunday that he would like to see the attraction completed by the end of 2015, but that it may be 2016 or 2017.

Goodsell made the comments at a meeting of South Columbus Concerned Citizens in Columbus.

He said no work will begin this year on moving the 1850s living history museum from Stewart County to Columbus.

Westville, an authentic village interpreting life in 1850s Georgia, opened in 1970 in Stewart County but attendance faded and the decision was made to move to Columbus.


Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

East Point police chief resigns

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — The police chief has resigned in the Atlanta suburb of East Point.

City officials say East Point Police Chief Woodrow Blue resigned Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Blue had been the city's top law enforcement officer for two and a half years.

No reason was cited in an emailed letter from the city announcing Blue's resignation, which he submitted Monday and was effective immediately.

Blue came to East Point from the Milledgeville Police Department.

Major Tommy Gardner, a 26-year veteran of the department, has been named East Point's interim chief. The city said it plans a nationwide search to fill the vacancy.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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