ATLANTA - The nation's economic woes are trickling down to North Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to 4.2 percent in January, up six-tenths of one percent from 3.6 percent the previous month.
In recent months, the landscape industry has been at the center of many news stories - primarily as it relates to the drought and its effect on business. However, with recent rains and the loosening of some water restrictions, many in the Green Industry are hopefully optimistic about their futures.
This column usually deals with computing tips, but allow me to deviate somewhat from that course for the moment. And that is exactly what I want to discuss: deviating from the course, or trying not to with the aid of GPS or Global Positioning System devices.
March 15, 2008|
By Arthur Glazer
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 1-8 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing.
The Times wants to know about promotions, new management hires and other personnel news in your business. We'll publish the information each Sunday on the Business page. Send information, including a photograph and contact information, to Harris Blackwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may use regular mail at Newsmakers, The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503.
Recently while visiting a friend's home, I admired a 4-by-8 feet model train layout that occupied space on the den floor. An HO scale model train configuration sits in my basement. The fascination of trains, their aura and history offers valuable lessons to business owners.
There seems to be no end to it. It seems to multiply faster than past copies of National Geographic. At every turn, we all see and hear it. Though we may try to tune it out, it stills makes its presence known subliminally.
The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday the state's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in January, up 0.6 percent from 4.6 percent in December. The January increase brings the rise over the past two months to a full percentage point.
In the 1950s and 1960s, one of the more successful television programs was "Dragnet." Even today, television stations that feature yesteryear reruns often show this police drama of Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon solving crimes.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 29- Feb. 7 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.
Late winter is the time to prune many woody landscape plants. Pruning during the dormant season allows you to better see branch structure and encourages a flush of vigorous new growth in spring. By waiting until the coldest winter weather has passed, you minimize damage to tissue around pruning cuts.
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.