June 19, 2008 RSS feed / News

Georgians encouraged to comment on WIC program

The Georgia Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce that the state's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its annual public comment period from July 14, 2008 until July 25, 2008. More...

Clean feeders are critical to birds

You don't want to eat at restaurants that receive low health department ratings. Now apply that concept to birds visiting your backyard feeders. In summer's heat, birdfeeders can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria and disease. More...

Consumers get answers from Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

Prepared by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Office of Public Affairs Tommy Irvin, Commissioner. Call Consumer Q's Hotline at 1-800- 282-5852. Consumer Alert/Recall: Georgia Grown Tomatoes Okay for Consumption. More...

Extension office looking for local farmers, gardeners

Call all Lincoln County farmers, garden hobbyists and enthusiasts. Come join the Lincoln County Farmers Market Association. Market your great fruit and vegetable crops to the citizens of Lincoln County. More...

MEAN VINE

Poison ivy is dangerous year-round, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. You can get an irritation from the leaves, roots, berries and even smoke from burning the vines. More...

DWARF BUTTERFLY BUSH

Try the new dwarf form of butterfly bush, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. These plants are about half the size of nondwarf types, and their fragrant midsummer flowers are attractive to butterflies. More...

Snakes become more active as temperatures begin to rise

As temperatures rise don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly of the slithering variety. More...

Assessors meetings

The Lincoln County Board of Tax Assessors will hold its meeting at 4 p.m., in the Tax Assessor's office at 182 Humphrey St. Upcoming monthly meeting dates include: June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16. More...

DISINFECT PRUNERS

Disinfect pruners between cuts when removing diseased tissue from plants, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Most authorities recommend a 1:10 solution of bleach and water. More...

Families can meet children by video at adoption event

Approximately 20 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, and prospective adoptive families will have the opportunity to get acquainted at an adoption gathering and video conference on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. More...

DEADHEAD

Remove old flower heads from bedding plants, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. This will make the plants bloom longer. More...

Reduce calories and add action to family reunions

Summertime is here. That means family reunions filled with food and fun are right around the corner. More...