Florida May Be Going On A Bear Hunt In 2015 | Tampa Bay Times

Council wrestles with outdoor display zoning issue for Rockland Cargo Equipment | Rockdale Citizen

Their future seemed so precarious that the state banned hunting them anywhere but in Apalachicola National Forest, Osceola National Forest and in two sparsely populated counties, Baker and Columbia. By the time the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considered listing them in 1992, federal officials conceded the bear could very well be headed for extinction, but said they didn’t have money or time to deal with the question right away. Meanwhile, animal welfare activists capitalized on the public outrage over the game commissioners’ dead bear by mounting a campaign to ban bear hunting everywhere. In 1994, the commission bowed to public opinion and banned hunting in the rest of the state. In recent years, though, complaints about bears have come flooding into the wildlife commission’s hotline bears lolling in hot tubs, bears relaxing in hammocks, bears breaking into storage sheds.
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Virginia Beach helps Chesapeake replace traffic signs after major fire | WTKR.com

Denial would mean Rockland cant expand into the Discover Point Church lot without a punitive response by the city. The Conyers-Rockdale County Planning Commission held a public hearing on Jan. 8 but decided to make no recommendation on Ayers request. Presenting his argument to the council, Ayers recounted Rocklands past struggles to stay in business and stressed that automobile businesses in Gateway Village District a Honda dealership and an Enterprise car rental outlet display large equipment on their lots.
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Complaints about bears to the state wildlife commission’s hotline have been growing.

After the fire, Chesapeake Public Works rented some signs and also purchased a large number from Virginia Beach through the Regional Resource Sharing Program. We got an email from one of the gentlemen over in their traffic management shop asking if we could mass produce hundreds of signs that were lost in the fire, explained Frank Hickman with Virginia Beach Public Works. Since Virginia Beach has a full-fledged sign-shop capable of making just about any sign, Chesapeakes standard order was no problem. There were stop signs, yield signs, speed limit signs, Hickman stated. The Virginia Beach shop typically makes between 4,000 and 5,000 signs in a year, so Chesapeakes order of 500 was fairly large.
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