Remember how much fun it used to be to drag your stocking feet across a rug and then touch your little brother, shocking him until he screamed for your mother? Or how about being surprised by that same shock when you reached for the light switch?
As times have changed and many of us are spending more time at work, many homeowners have turned to professional landscape and lawn care companies to keep our home's surroundings green and growing. And the commercial green industry has experienced tremendous growth in Northeast Georgia.
Now is the time of year for Georgians to take part in a sweet, Southern tradition. Newly harvested watermelons are available at roadside stands, farmers markets and grocery stores across Georgia. It's hard to imagine picnics, cookouts and pool parties without the cool, sweet taste of fresh watermelon. Georgia's melon crop is sweet but smaller this year, and prices may be slightly higher.
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.