SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources entered the Fourth of July weekend with a goal of "no drownings, no boating incidents and no BUIs"; they are meeting at least one of those goals, according to statistics released late Friday night. <br />
DNR said rangers issued 12 citations for boating under the influence (BUI) violations. One of those occurred on Lake Lanier.<br />
A press release indicated there were two boating incidents on Lake Lanier, one involving injuries. DNR spokesman Mark McKinnon said in the injury-related incident, a woman fell inside of a boat because of a large wake. He said the woman hurt her back. A total of three boating incidents occurred Friday on Georgia waterways.<br />
So far, the DNR has reported no drownings for the holiday weekend.
Earlier this month, the Wrigley Company announced plans to hire 150 new employees for its facility in Flowery Branch. Starting on Wednesday, May 27, the company will begin taking applications for some of those positions.