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SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – A bill that aims to both address the continuing vessel anchoring challenges facing some Florida counties while balancing the needs of responsible vessel operators became law yesterday with the signing of FL S.B. 1946 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)…
2021 Special Report On Fishing Emphasizes Highest Overall Participation in 14 Years - Surge in female, youth, Hispanic, and African American participation supports new record
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…
CLEWISTON, Fla., April 21, 2021 – In January, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Today, the company’s owner, Capt. Chris Day, is growing his 24-hour service that helps boaters…
They Are at It Again: Confusing and Ineffective Fuel Pump Warning Labels Do Not Help Boaters Choose Safe Fuel
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…
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11/5/2020 2:49:00 PM
Florida Department of Health added 205 more COVID-19 cases to Pinellas County’s tally on Nov. 5, bringing the total to 26,884. One more resident has died due to the novel ...
11/4/2020 2:08:00 PM
Pinellas County’s COVID-19 case count was up to 26,679 on Nov. 4 with Florida Department of Health adding 202 new cases. One more resident has died due to the novel ...
11/3/2020 9:00:00 PM
I had some friends that lived in California back in 1989 near San Francisco when they experienced an earthquake.
11/3/2020 2:18:00 PM
Florida Department of Health reported 138 new COVID-19 cases in Pinellas County on Nov. 3, bringing the tally to 26,447. Three more residents have died due to the novel coronavirus, ...
11/2/2020 10:35:00 AM
Florida Department of Health reported 125 new COVID-19 cases in Pinellas County on Nov. 2, bringing the total to 26,339. Two more residents have died due to the novel coronavirus, ...
10/31/2020 1:07:00 AM
Eventually, some 700 families sold a total of 56,000 acres to the government, which built a dam on the Chattahoochee River to form the lake. As their land filled with water in 1956, locals jammed ...
10/31/2020 1:03:00 AM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Legend has it the ghost of a long-dead woman roams this lake in a flowing blue dress. Mysterious arms reach out for swimmers from the watery depths. Angry spirits call ...
10/29/2020 4:21:00 PM
A 2018 failure at South Cobb’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility influent lift station caused a backup of its combined sewer overflow system that spilled sewage into the Chattahoochee River.
10/29/2020 3:22:00 PM
Wall Street Journal
Tourists are flocking to unlikely areas with the magic formula—a short drive from large metro areas with a lot of outdoor activities. The town of Helen, Ga., turns into a holiday hot spot, with Hansel ...
10/29/2020 10:38:00 AM
Florida Department of Health reported 140 new cases of COVID-19 in Pinellas County on Oct. 29, upping the total to 25,674. One more resident has died due to the novel ...
10/28/2020 1:07:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett County is under a tropical storm warning with the remnants of Hurricane Zeta making their way through north Georgia early Thursday morning.
10/28/2020 10:37:00 AM
The uptick in COVID-19 cases continues with no end in sight. Florida Department of Health reported 120 new cases in Pinellas County on Oct. 28, upping the total to 25,534.
10/27/2020 11:41:00 AM
Pinellas County’s COVID-19 case count continues to grow with Florida Department of Health adding 170 more on Oct. 27 to bring the total to 25,414. Two more residents have died ...
10/26/2020 4:32:00 PM
Volunteer environmentalists are fighting two separate battles to keep pollution out of the Chattahoochee River and South River, the two biggest waterways in metro Atlanta.
10/25/2020 9:04:00 PM
Nov. 22, at 3 p.m., the East Jackson County Ministerial Association will hold its annual Thanksgiving service at Sneads Park by Lake Seminole.
10/25/2020 12:38:00 PM
Florida Department of Health added 144 new COVID-19 cases to Pinellas County’s total on Oct. 25, bringing the count to 25,130. The death toll stands at 816.
10/25/2020 11:37:00 AM
Weighing in at 110 pounds, 6 ounces, the new record holder for the largest blue catfish ever caught in Georgia measures 58 inches long with a girth of 42 inches. It’s the aquatic version of Georgia’s ...
10/23/2020 5:49:00 PM
Tim Trone, of Havana, Fla., caught the 110-pound, 6-ounce catfish Saturday on Georgia’s Chattahoochee River. The catch shattered the state record by more than 17 pounds. The fish measured 58 ...
10/23/2020 12:39:00 PM
From the granite outcroppings of Davidson-Arabia Mountain to the marshy wetlands of Constitution Lakes to forests around the Chattahoochee River, there are so many places to experience nature in and ...
10/23/2020 12:31:00 PM
A Florida fisherman set a new state record in Georgia when he reeled in a blue catfish that tipped the scales at 100 pounds, 6 ounces.
10/23/2020 11:36:00 AM
Autumn is in full swing in Sandy Springs. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and there are pumpkin flavored treats.
10/23/2020 9:49:11 AM
USA Today on MSN.com
A man who was found digging in Fort Yellowstone Cemetery inside Yellowstone National Park has been indicted on charges of excavating archeological resources and depredation of U.S. property ...
10/22/2020 6:48:00 PM
The former White House videographer uploaded the two-year-old clip to give a last-minute boost to Biden’s electoral chances on November 3rd.
10/22/2020 6:41:00 PM
Federal regulators approved a request by Southern Nuclear Operating Co. Inc. to increase the capacity of the two reactors at Farley Nuclear Plant, located on the Chattahoochee River in southeast ...
10/22/2020 12:59:00 PM
Federal regulators have approved a request by Southern Nuclear Operating Co. Inc. to increase the capacity of the two reactors at Farley Nuclear Plant, located on the Chattahoochee River in southeast ...
10/22/2020 12:58:18 PM
Associated Press on MSN.com
Federal regulators approved a request by Southern Nuclear Operating Co. Inc. to increase the capacity of the two reactors at Farley Nuclear Plant, located on ...
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