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BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Positive rabies alert in Hall County

Positive rabies alert in Hall County

CLERMONT, Ga. -- Officials have confirmed that a rabid raccoon made contact with two dogs in the Elmer Truelove Road area of North Hall County on Monday, Apr. 11.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory in Decatur. On Wednesday, Apr. 13, Hall County Animal Services confirmed that the raccoon was positive for rabies.

This is Georgia's sixth confirmed rabies case in 2011.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the raccoon was located. Residents are advised to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 if they see animals acting abnormally near or around Elmer Truelove Road.

Pet owners are encouraged to protect their pets against rabies.

GEHC celebrates Earth Day with owl pellet dissection and more

GEHC celebrates Earth Day with owl pellet dissection and more

BUFORD, Ga. – Enjoy an early Earth Day, as the GEHC hosts their event “Earth Day Around the World”. The event will enjoy a wide range of activities like games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar t-shirts screening and trivia.

The event will allow visitors to dissect an owl pellet, the opportunity to meet a live Great Horned Owl and to discover the different types of wildlife one can find in their backyard.

In addition to the various activities, the Mill Creek High School Orchestra will perform.

In recognition of Earth Day, official say, there will be a $2.00 discount on regular admission for all ages.  Boy and Girls Scouts and their leaders can attend for a $1.00 and a non perishable food item if they are dressed in full uniform.  Teachers can also attend for $1.00 and a non-perishable food item with school ID. 

As always, GEHC members are admitted free.