House Lawmakers Voice Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) joined with other legislators in sending a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

“Judge Gorsuch has shown a deep respect for the rule of law and the original intent of the Constitution, and has not used his office to fulfil a personal or political agenda,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “He is a strong jurist and committed constitutionalist. President Trump nominated a well-respected person to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court, and I look forward to the Senate confirming him.”

CTC Hoops Update

EMERSON – The Golden Eagles men routed East Georgia State 93-66 in their second-to-last regular-season game, getting 24 points apiece from Keith Ray and Jamion Simpson. The Lady Golden Eagles fell 66-58 to East Georgia State but will host a first-round game in the GCAA tournament on Tuesday night.

The men’s squad (21-8, 9-6) jumped out to a 17-point lead in the first half, leading 42-25 at one point and going into halftime up 46-32. Ray’s 24 points came on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, 4-of-7 from three, to go with four rebounds. Simpson’s 24 were on 9-of-15 shooting, 3-of-5 from three, with seven rebounds and four assists. Jalen Mitchell also reached double-figure scoring, getting 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, 2-of-4 from three, with five rebounds.

Malik Jordan had eight points, six rebounds and five assists. Ben Drake tied for the game-high in rebounds with nine to go with his six points, and Nkem Ojeh also had six points with seven rebounds and two blocks. Tony Graham was a perfect 2-of-2 from the field and connected on his three-point try for five points.

The Golden Eagles shot 47 percent (36-of-76) from the field for the game and 38 percent (12-of-32) from three and held East Georgia State (9-20, 3-13) to 36 percent shooting from the field and just 1-of-15 from three. The men won the rebounding battle 55-48.

The Lady Golden Eagles (20-10, 5-9) overcame a 19-3 deficit to start the game by storming back to catch East Georgia State (19-7, 10-4) at 32-32 late in the first half. CTC led 36-35 at halftime.

Chatt Tech fought back from another second-half deficit to pull within two points, 60-58, after a Jaylah Carr basket with under a minute remaining. After regaining possession, Mariya Trimble’s potential game-tying shot in the lane rimmed out, and the Lady Bobcats were able to hold on from there.

Trimble recorded her 16th double-double this season, scoring a game-high-tying 18 points with 15 rebounds and three steals. Tymeshia Dozier added 16 points on 4-of-10 three-point shooting to go with four assists and three steals.

Allayah Muhammad scored her second-highest point total of the season, 13 points, hitting three of eight three-pointers. Jaylah Carr had nine points and four steals.

The women’s team was without its leading scorer Janelly Plummer, who missed the game with an injury.

The women’s team is set to host Central Georgia Tech as the fourth seed in the GCAA tourney, with the game being held at the Smyrna Community Center on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The Lady Golden Eagles are 2-0 against CGTC this season, winning 78-71 on Feb. 1 in Macon and 71-65 at home at LakePoint on Feb. 20.

The men remain in fourth place in the conference standings at 9-6, a half-game up on fifth-place South Georgia State, which is 8-6. They complete the regular season at third-place Gordon State (20-8, 10-4) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., while South Georgia State faces sixth-place Albany Tech and seventh-place South Georgia Tech.

Georgia Coyote Challenge Begins March 2017

Georgia Coyote Challenge Begins March 2017

In order to encourage the taking of coyotes from March to August, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is introducing the Georgia Coyote Challenge.  Each coyote killed, up to five (5) a month per hunter/trapper, will earn an entry into a monthly drawing for a lifetime license (or equal credit for purchase of hunting/fishing licenses).

“Currently, scientific research suggests that removal of coyotes during the spring and summer is the most advantageous time to reduce the impact of predation on native wildlife,” says Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams. “We want to encourage coyote removal efforts during this critical period.”

The coyote (Canis latrans) is a non-native predator that can be found in every county in Georgia and has the unique ability to live in a variety of habitats.  Trapping and/or hunting are legal and recommended methods for managing coyotes.  Because they did not historically live in Georgia, there is no closed season for their harvest.

How do you participate in the Georgia Coyote Challenge?

  • Participants may bring a coyote carcass to any of the following Wildlife Resources Division offices (locations/addresses at, Monday through Friday, between 8 am – 4:30 pm, excluding holidays:
    • Game Management Region offices
    • Riverbend WMA office
    • Waycross Fisheries Management office
    • Demeries Creek Fisheries Management office
    • Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery office
  • Participants can submit up to five coyotes for five entries in the contest in a single month.
  • Participant must be present during submission of coyote.
  • Coyotes must have been killed between the first and last days of the submission month.  Road-kills, spoiled carcasses, and live coyotes are not eligible.

The sponsor of the first lifetime license (or equal credit for purchase of hunting/fishing licenses) giveaway is the Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation (

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