Georgia's Gen. Beauregard Lee sees shadow, predicts 6 more weeks of winter

WSBTV | 2/2/2019 | Staff
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Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but Georgia's own groundhog had a difference of opinion Saturday morning.

General Beauregard Lee saw his shadow as he emerged from his home at the Dauset Trails Nature Center, signaling that Georgia should be prepared for six more weeks of winter.

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Gen. Beauregard Lee was a celebrity groundhog for decades in Gwinnett County before he moved to Jackson last year. The current "Beau" is the "bachelor nephew" of the original Gen. Lee, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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First celebration: The first Groundhog Day was celebrated at Gobbler’s Knob on Feb. 2, 1887. According to, the idea came from Clymer Freas, a newspaper editor in Punxsutawney, who belonged to a group of groundhog hunters. His newspaper, The Punxsutawney Spirit, is credited with printing the news...
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