With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it’s official, Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.
University of Georgia blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith, who is often credited with helping to create the beginnings of this blue tsunami, was surprised to hear Georgia’s production topped the nation this year. The state
Georgia, November 3- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.99/g, according to gasoline price websiteGasBuddy.com.
Typical Jack Dunn story: The owner of Jasper Drugs and the National Independent Pharmacist of the year is at home on a recent Friday night.
Phone rings about 11 p.m., young mother has a prescription for a medicine and a nebulizer. Several other pharmacies have one or the other, but not both. Jasper Drug has both the medication and the breathing machine.
Dunn goes to open up late night for one customer.
Another hitch, the woman doesn’t have the money to pay. No problem. When the situation calls for it, Dunn takes pledges for payment the following week – especially when someone’s child is involved.
With property taxes on everyone’s minds lately – and the December 4th deadline looming over our heads like a menacing rain cloud – here is a list of the county’s top 25 taxpayers. The figures were provided by the tax commissioner’s office. Listed above are the top 5 taxpayers.
For the full list see this week's online or print edition.
Construction has begun on New Hope Acres, Habitat Pickens’ first neighborhood project.
By Wayne Tidwell
A groundbreaking ceremony for New Hope Acres, Habitat Pickens’ first neighborhood construction project, was held near the construction site on Lance Road on a rainy October 15 afternoon with over 40 people in attendance.