Cloudland Canyon State Park Offers Junior Ranger Day Camp

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kids at the Cloudland Canyon State Park Junior Ranger Day Camp will learn how to Be Aware of poison ivy, snakes and ticks, how to identify Georgia trees, how the water supply systems work, about fishing, wildlife, fruits and flowers, bird watching and more. 

Children ages 6-12 can enjoy learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Three levels are designed to help children experience nature first-hand, explore Georgia’s history and participate in outdoor activities. Free Junior Ranger Activity Books are available at all of Georgia's State Parks and historic sites. 

Each child will receive an activity book that can be completed both at the camp and at home. A parent can check off the tasks they are to complete to earn a badge. Each child will earn a badge and have the opportunity to earn advanced badges. Kids age 7 to 10 must complete five activities and those over age 11 must complete eight activities.

There are hands on activities that get kids completing projects, enjoying working with their hands and using their mind and working with others, officials said.

Cloudland Canyon State Park is sponsoring four Junior Ranger weeks. The camp is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day under the guidance of the park naturalist. Two camps are for the beginner and two are for those who have earned the Fox or Owl badge. The beginner camps are July 22-26 for ages 6-8 or July 29-Aug. 2 for ages 9-12. The weeks of Aug. 5-9 for ages 6-8 or Aug.12-16 for ages 9-12 are for those who have already earned the Fox or Owl badge.

For more information visit the http://www.gastateparks.org website or call Cloudland Canyon State Park at 706.657-4050. There is a $60 attendance fee for each child. A registration form is at this website http://bit.ly/Ysh8yG


Cleveland State's Continuing Education Department Announces Fall Line Up

The Department of Continuing Education at Cleveland State Community College has a new line up of classes for fall. The upcoming classes are as follows:   ?         Beginning Microsoft Excel This beginning Microsoft Excel course is designed to help individuals gain basic skills in working and implementing Excel software ... (click for more)

Cleveland State To Offer AT&T Aspire Grant To Adult Students

Cleveland State Community College partnered with AT&T to offer five $1000 scholarships to non-traditional adult students in technology fields through the AT&T Aspire Grant. The adult scholarship program will complement the Reconnect + Completion Grant program by providing five scholarships for each community college to aid underserved non-traditional students in ... (click for more)

Customer Who Shot Robber At East Ridge Convenience Store Said He Threw Cigarette Rack At Him, Threatened To Kill Female Clerk

The customer who shot and killed a robber at an East Ridge convenience store on June 30 said the robber threw a cigarette rack at him and also threatened to kill a female clerk. Charles Russell also said that he fired when Anthony Edmonds reached for something. He said he thought he was going for a gun. East Ridge Police said Edmonds was armed with a meat cleaver that he wielded ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Mike Carter’s Genius

Mike Carter, who has just been chosen as the “Best Overall” member of the Tennessee Legislature by a group known as the Tennessee Forum and “Legislator of the Year” by Citizens for Home Rule, is truly both. A lawyer and then a Sessions Court judge for 8 ½ years, he is overwhelmingly favored to win a third term during next Thursday’s election and rightly so. While it is laudable ... (click for more)