Area airports get work grants
NASHVILLE — Three area airports are among 15 across Tennessee that have been approved for thousands of dollars in aeronautics grants, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The newly opened Cleveland Regional Jetport in Bradley County will receive $60,000 for grounds maintenance equipment, $712,500 for southside corporate area development and $33,250 for approach clearing, a news release states.
Rockwood Municipal Airport in Roane County will get $3,050 for community hangar upgrades and $14,250 for an Exhibit "A" property map.
The McMinn County Airport in Athens will receive $14,013 for an Exhibit "A" property map.
All the grants required local funding support.
Dogs attack man in wheelchair
MACON, Ga. — Police say two pit bull dogs attacked a 70-year-old man in a wheelchair in Macon, severely injuring him.
Authorities said the attack happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday as the man rolled down Putnam Street.
Macon police said in a statement that the dogs mangled the man's hand, causing severe damage. A neighbor was able to scare the dogs off.
The man was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment.
Police said the dogs' owner was cited for failing to restrain the animals.
Anglers lured by fishing site
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has introduced a new website to help anglers take the guesswork out of finding a place to go fishing.
The department has posted online guides to state waterways that include weather forecasts and information on what fish species can be found in each waterway. The guide also includes technique tips and a boat ramp locator.
The guide was produced by fisheries biologists in the department's Wildlife Resources Division. Officials say they compiled it based on knowledge of past fishing trends, fishing experiences and consultations with anglers and marina owners.
Anglers must have current Georgia fishing licenses to fish in public waters.
Governor's wife hosting egg hunt
ATLANTA — Families looking for a place to hunt Easter eggs can set their sights on the Governor's Mansion.
Sandra Deal, Gov. Nathan Deal's wife, will host the state's 11th annual Easter egg hunt March 23. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.
Anyone wishing to attend is asked to RSVP by email to email@example.com. Only email reservations will be accepted, and they must include the names and number of children wanting to hunt eggs, the names and number of adults who would attend, and a contact phone number.
Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress