Coyote Challenge nets 89 animals in 1st month
Hunters in Floyd County harvest four as part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources program to draw back the effect of coyote predation.
Mrs. Ann Steed, 76, of Cave Spring, died Wednesday morning in a Rome hospital.
The former Myra Ann Youngblood, Mrs. Steed was born in Floyd County, Georgia, June 20, 1940, daughter of the late William Roscoe Youngblood and the late Gladys Hobgood Youngblood. Mrs. Steed was formerly associated with the Bank of Cave Spring, the Cave Spring Post office and with the medical records departments of both Floyd Medical Center and the Harbin Clinic.
Mrs. Steed had attended the Mountain Springs United Methodist Church, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring and had also attended the Empty Tomb in Cave Spring.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Weldon Youngblood, Gene Youngblood, Bobby Youngblood, Byron (Buck) Youngblood and Alvin Youngblood.
Mrs. Steed is survived by her husband, Leonard Steed, to whom she was married August 5, 1958; by her son, Stanley Steed and his wife Rhonda; by her daughter, Mrs. Kimberly Tucker and her husband Tony, all of Cave Spring; by four grand-children, TSgt Zachary (Katy) Steed, USAF, Melynn (Austin) Stephens, Courtney (B.J.) Poston and Cody Tucker; and by a great-grand-daughter, Caroline Steed. Three brothers, Hilburn Youngblood, Dariel Youngblood, both of Cave Spring, and Richard (Bettie) Youngblood of Gaylesville; three sister-in-laws, Mrs. Judy Youngblood, Mrs. Fannie Youngblood, both of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Betty Youngblood of Cartersville, and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Steed will be held Saturday afternoon, April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring with Reverend Rodney Willingham officiating and Daniel Tucker delivering the eulogy. Pallbearers will include TSgt Zachary Steed, Cody Tucker, B.J. Poston, Austin Stephens, Keith Youngblood, Scott Youngblood, Tommy Ward and Daniel Tucker. An honorary escort will include Jimmy Anthony, Corey Youngblood, Bradley Youngblood, Harlan Ward, Jan Ward and lifelong friends Mrs. Barbara Gould, Mrs. Rosa Barnett, Mrs. Shirley Robinson and Mrs. Peggy Myers. Interment will follow in the Roundhill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, 4 Cedartown Road, Cave Spring. SOUTH CHAPEL Ann Steed
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Ms. Evelyn Cooper Hall Whelchel, age 96, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at a local healthcare facility.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. Charles Henry Bailey Sr.
Mr. Charles Henry Bailey, Sr., age 89, of Silver Creek, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Renaissance Marquis.
Mr. Bailey was born in Bartow County, Georgia on March 12, 1928, son of the late Auvern Thomas Bailey and the late Carrie Leola Brock Bailey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Christine Roberson Bailey, on March 26, 2016, by three sons, Randy Bailey, Ricky Bailey and Charles H. Bailey Jr., by a sister, Floy Howell, and by two brothers, Harry Bailey and Doug Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic and owned and operated Bailey’s Garage. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Flint Hill Baptist Church, the Gideon’s International, the American Legion Post #5 and was a charter member of Boy Scout Troop #81.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Costlow and her husband, William, Silver Creek, and Wanda Stamey and her husband, Randy, Silver Creek; a son, Jack Farren Bailey and his wife, Madlyn, Silver Creek; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, Thomas Bailey, Piedmont, Alabama; two sisters, Ann Butler, Rome and Doris Green, Centre, Alabama; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Flint Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend Don Spears and the Reverend Charles Garrett officiating. Mr. Bailey will lie in-state at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service time. Interment will follow in the family lot at Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. At other hours, they will be at the residence of Peggy & William Costlow.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and include: Jason Costlow, Jonathan Stamey, Ethan Stamey, Michael Warren, Joshua Bailey and Andrew Outlaw.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and caregivers at Renaissance Marquis for the care they gave to Mr. Bailey.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Alice Faye Bates, age 73, of Canton, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Mrs. Bates was born on October 6, 1943 in Rome, Georgia, daughter of the late William Harrison Fowler and the late Reba Rack- ley Fowler. Alice Faye was a loving mother and grandmother and committed her life to caring for her family. She was raised and lived in the Rome area most of her life and spent the last 16 years living in both the Atlanta area and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to spend time with her kids and grandkids. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Robert Gary Bates, and by a sister, Doris Fowler Clovis.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Bates, Canton and Angie Bates Chambers, and her husband, Curtis, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; 2 grandchildren, Hannah Ussery and Evan Chambers, both of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and first cousins also survive, whom she dearly loved.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Chaplain Terry Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective residences.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements. Alice Faye Bates
The first month of Georgia’s Coyote Challenge resulted in 89 of the critters being harvested, with the 19-county Northwest Georgia region recording 32 of the kills.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources created the Coyote Challenge, which runs from March 1 through the end of August, in an effort to reduce the impact of coyote predation on native species such as deer and turkey.
Chuck Waters, Region 1 Georgia Department of Natural Resources Game Management supervisor, said Walker County led the way statewide with
United Veterans of the Armed Forces will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse on Shorter Avenue. For more information call 706-291-2327.
will hold a Confederate Memorial Day service at Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Saturday at 1 p.m. On Sunday at 3 p.m., the
will hold its Confederate Memorial Day service at Sardis Church on Ga. 100 west of Rome in the Narrows.
will present “Across the Big Pond XVII” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Forum River Center. The annual gala Celtic concert will include bagpipers, dancers, soloists and more. Admission is $5.
will hold its 60th class reunion Saturday at Bella Roma, 770 Braves Blvd. Class members, spouses and guests should arrive around 4 p.m. Everyone will order from the menu.
The will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at Paula Baker’s studio. The “Glazing Porcelain Orchids” workshop will be conducted by Anna Nichols. For more information call 706266-6534. The
will perform a free concert Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3000 Garden Lakes Blvd. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary as the Three Rivers Singers present a program called “If It’s Baroque, Don’t Fix It,” a collection of timeless favorites including Baroque choral pieces and some entertaining modern interpretations of music by Bach, Handel, Pachelbel, Purcell and Vivaldi.
Lavender View Garden Club will meet Monday at 11 a.m. at the Anthony Recreation Center in Garden Lakes. Members will participate in a flower show. For more information call 706-234-7336.
will meet Monday at State Mutual Stadium. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. The program will include the JOI Club from Coosa High School and also the essay contest students.
will meet Monday at the Brookdale Senior Living Center, 180 Woodrow Wilson Way. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6 p.m. For more information call Butch at 706-291-6963 or Donald at 609-410-1076. Photo from Atlanta Coyote Project
A lone coyote surveys the landscape for lunch.
eight coyotes killed and turned in. Hunters in Floyd County turned in four coyotes during March.
Waters said hunters turned in 17 coyotes at his regional office in Floyd Springs and another 15 were turned in at the DNR Law Enforcement Division office at Red Top Mountain State Park.
Berry College Professor Chris Mowry, one of the lead researchers with the Atlanta Coyote Project
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will meet Tuesday at noon at Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue. Lions Past District Gov. David White of Marietta will be speaking about the Georgia Camp for the Blind.
will meet Tuesday at noon at Coosa Country Club, 110 Branham Ave. The program will be presented by outgoing GRSP student Camilla Moreno. She will share her experience at Berry College.
A will meet Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Charles C. Parker Center, 1325 Kingston Road. Classes are free and open to everyone. For more information call Angie Robinson at 706-506-8929.
will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 52, 1205 Calhoun Ave. For more information call 706-234-8424. announce “A Snapshot in Time,” a program on the 100year anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, with an emphasis on the military weaponry developed during this era. Speakers include Leslie Duke, executive director of the Duke Museum of Military History, and local historian Johnny Davis. This free event will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Dodd Special that studies coyotes in the metro area, called the challenge “inhumane” when the DNR rolled it out earlier this year. He said he felt it was just wrong for the DNR to incentivize the killing of coyotes just to win a lifetime hunting license.
The professor also said coyotes are simply filling a void in the Southeast ecosystem that was created when wolves were wiped out of the region decades ago.
Waters said the spring period is a particularly important time for hunters to be encouraged to take the coyotes.
“There is a fair amount of research in the Southeast, and a lot of it in Georgia on the effects of coyote predation on deer fawns and turkey nests,” he said.
“I believe that the predation on deer and turkeys is overstated,” Mowry said. “That doesn’t mean that the presence of coyotes is wiping out native wildlife.”
Waters said there is no season or limits on coyotes,
Event Level 2 of the Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad St. The program will highlight a brief overview of the world conditions that led to the U.S. entry into World War I and Georgia’s role in sending recruits to war, then focus on the technology of modern warfare and how these weapons changed our
Read this story online for links to websites for the Atlanta Coyote Project and the GDNR Coyote Challenge.
which can be harvested at any time.
“It’s legal to shoot them day or night year-round on your own property,” Waters said. “People in rural areas, especially people with backyard chickens, cattle shoot coyotes when they see them.”
The state only allows five kills per month into the drawing for the lifetime hunting licenses.
Waters said the program is not likely to make a large dent in the overall coyote population statewide.
“But if you make a dent in them on your hunt club, or your farm or whatever, you stand a chance of seeing a bump in reproductive success for deer and turkeys in particular,” he said.
world. World War I artifacts will be on display and a Q&A discussion will be held after. For more information contact Leigh Barba at 706235-8051 or leighb@ romehistorymuseum.org.
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