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Global warming, the greenhouse effect, Mother Nature. No matter what you care to blame it on, during the past year or so, the weather has been interesting. Look at any lake in North Georgia and the evidence of the drought is clear.
For some number of years comedian Jeff Foxworthy has entertained audiences with his brand of redneck humor. Lines such as "You know you're a redneck if your momma served SPAM shaped like a possum at your after rehearsal dinner" conjure up vivid images.
Cotton farmers have gotten what they wanted: The price for their commodity has skyrocketed. But there's a catch. Nobody will buy their crop at such a high price, says a University of Georgia agricultural economist.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 15-22 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.
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.