Recently I was reminded about the importance of maps. While sitting in a class with eight or nine other people, I noticed that one couple was missing from the group. I assumed that the missing couple would not be in the class that night since they were generally punctual.
The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the unemployment rate in the 13-county Georgia Mountains area rose to 4.7 percent in February, up 0.2 percent from a revised 4.5 percent in January.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 28- March 6 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. Food service establishments will now be given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: "A" (90-100), "B" (80-89), "C" (70-79), "U" 69 and below. Inspections (frequency of) a food service establishment will be conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type shall be determined by the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed, and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.
Regular soil testing helps develop and maintain more productive soils for farming, gardening and landscaping. Soil tests indicate whether plant nutrients are deficient and, if so, what amounts are needed for optimum growth. Soil testing is also a useful diagnostic tool to identify problems related to excessive levels of nutrients and salts, low pH, low organic matter and poor drainage.
Whether you've got flower problems or diseases eating away at your small grains, the University of Georgia Integrated Pest Management Plant Disease Clinic can help. If you have plant problems that your local county extension agent cannot diagnose, those samples are sent to the clinic.
There's two donkeys named Thelma and Louise, who think they're dogs. Gus the Rooster, who is very protective of his ladies - lashing out at the occasional henhouse visitor. And, two lambs: Easter, who was born during Holy Week, and Pumpkin Pie, who had a recent cameo in a local church musical.
Ten years strong, and Peach State Bank & Trust President Ron Quinn says the institution's success is the community's success. The loyalty of locals during hard times saw the bank through a recession that sank others left and right.