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Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

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The young entrepreneur

My earliest job was before I even started kindergarten, with my Pop teaching me how to write so I could hand write his invoices. I was paid a whole dollar a week and I am sure the weekly trips to the store for candy were included in my wages.

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Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

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Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

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Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic is coming up

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting the annual rabies clinic on April 25.

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Some assembly may be required

IKEA, I will never darken your doors. Never, not ever.

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Learning to stop focusing and settle for more in life

A friend and I were chatting one night, catching up on things and the conversation turned to our usual wistful, wishful discussion of how life was really going.

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Forsythia signals the arrival of spring

Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.

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Showing the world that special spark of happiness

"Mama, is it bad that I am happy?"

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We have no place for discrimination

I just finished sending out congratulatory messages across the globe to various women I have worked with through the decades.

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Prepare for potato planting

Now is the time to start preparing your garden for potato plantings.

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You always need your Mama

"So, how are Mama and Uncle Bobby doing without Granny?" my friend Renee asked as she took a seat across the table from me.

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They shoot fat people, don’t they?

It must be open season on people who are overweight.

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Preparing lawn for summer weed control

With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.

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Meltdown in the checkout lane

I sometimes think people have lost all sense of boundaries and personal decorum.

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Cold injury in plants

The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.

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In praise of…well, praise

I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.

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