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Coffee County was hit hard by the economic recession, so along the way the county lost visitation. Now, the Georgia state park system is threatening to take over part of the property. A fight is brewing with the state over ownership and taxes. The community just wants to save the tourism money that helped build the area.
Parking in Georgia’s State Parks is just $5 and visitors can buy a $50 annual ParkPass that helps fund renovations, trail work, dock replacements and more. A family of five can enjoy a full day of hiking, biking, fishing, boating, birding, picnicking, swimming and more for only one dollar per person. ParkPasses are not valid at state historic sites. Overnight guests pay the daily ParkPass fee only once during their stay, regardless of duration.
[00:00:30] Rico: Hi everyone. This is Rico Figliolini, host of Peachtree Corners Life. Today, we have a special guest, I’ll bring her on shortly. Our sponsor of the podcast and this family podcast is Peachtree Corners Magazine. Which is coming out. We just put that to the printer this week and we’ll have our issues hitting the mailboxes sometime next week, middle of next week I think. So check it out. It’s one of our biggest issues and we’re talking about holidays in Peachtree Corners along with a lot of other stories in there. But today’s podcast is an important podcast. It deals with a mother and author and her child. But let me start off a little bit with some stats that you all should be aware of. 106,868. That’s the number of men, women, and children on the national transplant list. According to the OrganDonor.gov site. Every year, certain amount get to have a transplant, but it’s a smaller number then what’s on the list. Last year alone, only 39,000 transplants were performed. That means that about 8 lives almost every day pass because there’s not enough living or past life donors to be able to help with the situation. Today’s guest is an author, a mother. She’s a mother first, became an author because of the journey she’s had. She’s a resident of Peachtree Corners and she is a first time author. And the journey she’s had with her daughter that inspired that book because the child had to have a transplant as well. And because there weren’t the right amount of people or actually the right person to donate or the right organ available, her mom became the living donor in 2018. And that inspired this book and our conversation today. So let me, bring her on, her name is Analy Navarro. Hey Analy, nice to have you on. (Source: livinginpeachtreecorners.com)
Originally established to preserve battlefields and military history, the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is one of the largest greenspaces in northwest Georgia. In addition to hiking historic trails marked by impressive monuments, visitors also enjoy biking, horseback riding, rock climbing and paddling. Although some park attractions are already fee-free, Point Park at Lookout Mountain Battlefield requires an entry fee of $10 per adult; children 15 and under are free.
Accessible only by boat, this enchanting island near St. Marys is a must-see for Georgians and tourists. Head to Cumberland Island to explore hiking trails winding through maritime forest and boardwalks overlooking the salt marsh. Camp under the stars and comb for shells on sandy beaches. The island is also home to the massive Dungeness mansion ruins, once owned by wealthy elites. In addition to ferry tickets, fees are usually $10 per adult; children 15 and under are free. Check https://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm for the latest information. (Source: www.exploregeorgia.org)