August 28, 2008 RSS feed / News

AARP representatives speak at CCLC August meeting

The Concerned Citizens of Lincoln County met at 6:30 p.m. on August 21 at the Lincoln County Library. President Al Bean opened the meeting. Gerald Lawson gave the invocation then president, Al Bean led the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Helpful safety tips for parents, children, drivers

With the start of each new school year, students are once again rushing to be on time, parents are getting them on their way, and drivers are going about their business, but experts say all could heed some advice on safety. More...

Videoconference will connect families and adoptive children

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 videoconference on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. More...

MULCH BOOST

Mulch helps trees and shrubs grow faster than grass or ground covers, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. More...

SLIMY OKRA

To prevent okra from becoming slimy while cooking, leave the stem on the pod, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. The stem is edible. Or you can remove it before serving. More...

Farmers and ranchers will receive aid to repair land

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced that farmers and ranchers will receive USDA funding to repair land damage created by natural disasters in 34 states since September 2007. Producers will use the $87. More...

Consumers get answers from Ga. Department 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. More...

Law enforcement out in full force

The Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT) Labor Day Campaign is in full swing, with state and local law enforcement officials concentrating their efforts on reducing the number of traffic-related injuries caused by people using alcohol and driving. More...

TOMATO TIPS

For the best flavor, pick ripe tomatoes as you need them. Their flavor peaks within three minutes of picking, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. If you must wait to use garden-fresh tomatoes, don't refrigerate them. More...

Hot Pockets brand stuffed sandwiches being recalled

Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of a food that may have been distributed in Georgia. Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, Mt. More...

Resort park boat ramps closed due to low water levels

Providing access for hundreds of boaters to Lake Thurmond, Hickory Knob State Resort Park has closed the boat ramps until the water rises. It has been more than fifteen years since the park has had to close both ramps according to Gerald M. More...

GOHS affirms its opposition to changing MLDA

Today in the wake of controversial coverage of efforts to lower the national drinking age from 21-to-18, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) affirmed its opposition to any attempts to change the so-called MLDA (Minimum Legal Drinking Age More...

TV viewers may need to purchase converter box

Television is going digital on Feb.17, 2009. People who receive analog broadcasts will need to make some changes by then to continue to receive the free programming. More...

Lee to discuss decorating ideas at luncheon

If you are ready to update your home with a color change, some faux finishing, or even stained decorative concrete, you are invited to the Savannah River Christian Women's Connection Luncheon to hear about and see some exciting possibilities on Wed More...

OK TO GARDEN

If you would like to garden on a herbicide-treated area, but are unsure whether residual herbicide will damage your plants, try sowing tomato and ryegrass seed in soil from the plot, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. More...

ROOTING TIPS

Root holly, azalea and camellia cuttings in a sand-and-peat-moss mixture set in a cool, shady place, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Ivy and periwinkle can be rooted in July to fill in any bare spots in your beds. More...

Goldman qualifies for induction into the National Honor Roll

Taylor L. Goldman of Lincolnton, qualified for induction into the 2007/ 2008 National Honor Roll. The National Honor Roll recognizes high-achieving high school and middle school students. More...

Corps to conduct two youth dove hunts at Russell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Richard B. Russell Project Office will conduct two youth dove hunts at Russell Lake on Sept.13 and 20. Fifteen slots will be available for each hunt for youth hunters nine to 15 years of age. More...

TOMATO SEX

Tomatoes are self-pollinating. But they still need movement to transfer pollen, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. If it's hot and calm for several days, gently shake plants to assure pollen transfer and fruit set. More...

Economic stimulus checks still remain unclaimed

Almost 168,000 Georgians haven't seen the money, yet, says a financial expert with the University of Georgia. To get their economic stimulus checks, they need to file a 2007 federal income tax return by Oct. 17. More...

Drought reduces insect and disease pressure

Gardeners and landscapers are pleased with the drought for at least one reason. It has diminished the Japanese beetle population. However, University of Georgia researcher Kris Braman isn't happy the beetles are missing. More...