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Herbicide carryover in mulches, manure

Home gardening season has been officially started for several weeks now. Seeds and transplants have taken off and begun to grow tall and strong.

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Remembering a day that was as good as it gets

Sometimes things come together better than peanut butter and jelly. Take last week, for example. I was invited to speak at the 20th annual Awards ...

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The truth is that there is no fake news here

According to our Tweeter-in-Chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks ...

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A small sacrifice

I have always had a thing about shoes.

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Hogs not happy at being compared with politicians

A few years ago, I decided that what this country needed was an organization that specialized in both in-depth analysis of major political developments, as ...

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Meetings can provide friends, food and facts

I've probably been an "organizational" person most of my life.

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Politics over people

The most morally egregious bill every passed by Republicans in the United States House of Representatives passed last week.

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Periodical cicadas emerging in North Georgia

We will soon have the opportunity to witness the emergence of something only seen every 17 years. Red-eyed periodical cicadas are emerging now in north ...

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Having a chance to repay a debt owed to my alma mater

There are few people, places or things for which I have more passion than the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of ...

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The Yankee and his music

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch.

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Destructive beetle kills trees

I have recently received several calls about trees suddenly dying. Upon close inspection, the trees had several small toothpick-like structures hanging off the trunks and ...

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Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

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Wonderful park experience

I started going to work out and walk at Rock Creek Park around three years ago with my fiance.

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Taking a look beyond April

This is another column that should have been written last week or even two weeks ago.

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Georgia’s first ladies make their own mark in state

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv" as he was known in the local ...

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The PSC will have to face reality

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

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Organic fertilizers

Many home gardeners and small-scale producers have a growing interest in organic production. Defining what "organic" means can vary from one person to the next ...

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This week a time to remember what Easter is all about

Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space.

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Climate change a hoax?

Last week the Trump Administration launched an attack on the health of American families and our environment when Trump signed an executive order rolling back ...

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Broccoli up the nose ends any thoughts of a political career

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I inform you today that I am not now nor will I become a candidate for ...

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We no longer have a legislature

I wish I could tell you that Georgia's lawmakers are getting better at the way they handle the people's business, but that would ...

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Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital, and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic on Saturday, April 22. It will ...

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Busy week headed toward session's end

The Georgia General Assembly reconvened under the Gold Dome on Monday, March 20 for day 36 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine die is this ...

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Atlanta Motorsports Park is here to stay and wants more

The county originally turned the AMP rezoning request down, so in 2007 the City of Dawsonville went slipping through the wood all the way from ...

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Fast Approaching Sine Die

This week marks Day 38 of the 40-day legislative session. We have reached the point where committees are no longer meeting and we are working ...

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