SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) Georgia wildlife officials are asking landowners to be patient with Canada geese during their summer molting period. <br />
State waterfowl biologist Greg Balkcom says geese begin losing their feathers and growing new ones in late June and early July. During this time, the birds are unable to fly and are known to frustrate landowners who are irritated with the volume of feathers and feces the birds produce. <br />
Officials say landowners may turn to several harassment techniques to try getting the birds to move although the methods aren't entirely foolproof. <br />
Landowners can try chemical repellents, mylar balloons, noise makers and wire or string barriers. Officials say landowners can also get permits from the state Game Management office to have the geese captured and relocated by a licensed nuisance wildlife trapper.
Junior pitcher Courtney Poole struck out four while giving up just two hits to lead the University of North Georgia softball team to a 5-0 win against Dixie State and the program's first national title.
As we honor our fallen service men and women, Commander of the Hall County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Jonathan Jackson, takes a moment to talk of the importance of Memorial Day and discuss what message we should take away as we remember our fallen heroes.