Outdoors

Outdoors
  • Run 4 John 6 mlh.jpg Run for John: Helpful push makes all the difference

    In the midst of the fifth annual Run for John 5K, participants in wheelchairs received first-time focus.
    Dalton’s Mike Anderson, who lost his 9-year-old son Peter four years ago to muscular dystrophy, has been active since that time in My Team Triumph, a national organization that deals with MD and other disabilities. On Saturday, Anderson’s efforts resulted in two disabled adults being pushed by several runners along the race’s hilly 3.1-mile route, which starts and finishes at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dalton and follows Haigmill Lake Road in between.

    April 29, 2012 2 Photos

  • Dalton golf director gets Hall of Fame nod

    Dalton Golf and Country Club Director of Golf Lowell Fritz has had a huge impact on local golf over a 46-year career at the club.

    April 25, 2012

  • Tips for trouble-free bear encounters

    Seeing a black bear in Georgia, even in Metro Atlanta, is not unusual, especially during spring. That’s because during spring and summer, young male bears that are “on their own” for the first time sometimes venture into suburbs and even urban areas.

    April 22, 2012

  • State DNR offers archery camps

    Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division’s summer archery camps aim to educate and engage adventurous youth.

    April 22, 2012

  • Cohutta man finishes in top 400 in Boston Marathon

    Dean Thompson, a 46-year-old Cohutta resident, finished 316th of 22,535 participants Monday in an unseasonably hot Boston Marathon.

    April 18, 2012

  • CRBI plans paddle workshops for persons with disabilities

    The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host a series of paddle workshops for persons with physical disabilities to prepare them for participation in the organization’s WATERFEST XII event on May 4-5.

    April 17, 2012

  • CRBI celebrates Earth Day with paddle trips

    The Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) will host a pair of canoe/kayak paddles on the Etowah River, giving participants a chance to explore a 17-mile section of the river in Bartow County to celebrate Earth Day weekend April 21-22.

    April 17, 2012

  • Half marathon 1 mlh.jpg Morales easily wins Mill

    When Fernando Morales finished the Run for God-Run at the Mill half marathon without any other runner on the horizon, there was reason to believe his pursuers might have gotten lost.
    No, the 20-year-old Morales, a 2010 Dalton High graduate, simply was too fleet afoot Saturday morning while running the 13.1-mile route in one hour, 19 minutes and 44 seconds. He averaged a robust 6:05 per mile over the hilly course, which started and ended at Prater’s Mill in Varnell.

    April 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Ultra runners headed for Dalton

    Seventy ultra runners are scheduled to compete in the inaugural Georgia Jewel 100K and 50K races Saturday in Dalton.

    April 2, 2012

  • New program aimed at camping novices

    Adults who grew up camping remember the fun of making s’mores by the fire and sleeping under the stars.
    But for those who have never camped before, spending the night outdoors can be an unfamiliar adventure.

    April 2, 2012