Saturday, February 2, 2013
Groundhog Beauregard Lee, "Georgia's Own Weather Prognosticator," sees his shadow: get ready for six more weeks of winter.
Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania may have more notoriety in the groundhog-prediction game, but Gen. Beau Lee rules the business in these parts. He's been doing it for more than three decades. Stephanie Reeves, spokesperson for the Yellow River Game Ranch, reported a record crowd for this year's gathering. Well over 400 people gathered in the mid-20 degree weather, compared to an average of 150. After exploring around for a little bit, the infamous groundhog saw his shadow at 7:33 a.m. The crowd was visibly disappointed to hear about the extended winter. Dr. Flavia Mullens, the special guest of the day, said she hoped it would be a "nice winter," with a little bit of snow. "I just think there's nothing quite as special as a snowy day in …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Just before 8 a.m. on Feb. 2 on Groundhog Day, Gen. Beau Lee of Lilburn's Yellow River Game Ranch will emerge and predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter.
From Lilburn Patch Update, 3:12 p.m.: According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, sunrise for Lilburn, Ga., on Feb. 2 is at 7:32 a.m. That means Gen. Beauregard Lee could emerge from his home around that time. So, if you don't want to miss the South's very own groundhog, be early. Visitors are allowed in beginning at 7 a.m. Georgia's own General Beau Lee is set to make his annual weather prediction at the Yellow River Game Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 2. It's been a wacky weather week in Georgia -- 70-degree temperatures, tornadoes, and lots of rain, and in the past two weeks frigid temperatures and icy roads have been a problem. So, getting the furry forecaster's prognostication is just in time. "I think people enjoy having some news that's …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
With friends in attendance, the Yellow River Game Ranch celebrated five decades of business and dedication to the community.
The Yellow River Game Ranch held a special celebration Thursday to honor 50 years in business in the Stone Mountain and Lilburn area. Special guests were in attendance, including the founder of the ranch, Art Rilling; Gwinnett County Chairwoman Charlotte Nash, members of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, representatives from the Evermore Community Improvement District; Chopper from the Gwinnett Braves (who was inspired by General Beauregard Lee, the weather-forecasting groundhog at the Yellow River Game Ranch) and more. Rilling, in his 80s, opened the game ranch in 1962. Initially at Stone Mountain Park, the facility moved to its current location in 1982. -- Share your family photos at the game ranch by clicking the photo icon, …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility brings modern technology to the world of waste water treatment.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The newly updated Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility off Tom Smith Road in Lilburn is filling some mighty big shoes beginning this week. The $277 million wastewater treatment plant, an updated version of its old self, will make it possible for county officials to shut down six older, smaller plants that are much less efficient. The reason that can happen? Technology. The new facility uses "membrane bio-reactor technology," the first of its kind in Gwinnett County according to a media release from the Department of Water Resources. “The technology has been around for several years, but we let others pilot the technology until we were sure it was cost effective and would meet our state and federal permit requirements,” said acting Water…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Fun was the main reason people attended the annual Groundhog Day event at the Yellow River Game Ranch.
It was good news on a chilly Wednesday morning. That Gen. Beau Lee, the groundhog who resides at the Yellow River Game Ranch, did not see his shadow drew loud cheers from the around 200 people who came to see “Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator” make his prediction about how long it will be until spring. “That means spring is right around the corner,” announced Yellow River owner Art Rilling, noting that Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog PunxsUtawney Phil also reached the same Groundhog Day conclusion. It took some coaxing to get ol’ Beau to come on out Wednesday. Revely was played over the loudspeaker. Food was piled into his dish. The crowd chanted “Go Beau. Go Beau.” Finally, at 7:41 a.m. Beau emerged, poked around for perhaps a …