Category Archives: Clyde’s Weekly Column

Snow Report

We had about an inch of pebbly snow, and the porch temperature is about 9. Government offices are closed. Roads will be extremely hazardous, and even with the expected sun, the shady areas will not melt today. Refreeze will come … Continue reading

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McCaysville: Another Boil Water Notice

We’ve just received a boil water advisory from Fannin EMS for the McCaysville water system. Until further notice. Sign up for these alerts at Nixle.com.

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Cold? You Bet!

It’s no secret that it’s cold. The lowest we’ve seen on the porch is 7, but a friend who is over by the Toccoa tailrace had 5 the other morning. This morning, it was about 12 on the porch, and … Continue reading

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Storm Aftermath – Check Your Cabin

We got 6-8 inches starting Friday morning, and accumulating at least 5 inches by noon. Our power went off Saturday morning and stayed off until late yesterday afternoon. Many people lost power on Friday. The Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported … Continue reading

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EMS Asks that Everyone Stay off the Roads

As a snow update, the EMS has just texted that the roads are becoming extremely dangerous, and they ask that everyone stay off the roads. Here at our location, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, it has continued to … Continue reading

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Early Winter Advice to Sellers

I’ve injured my arm in a way that makes it tough to type. But if the early winter continues, the real estate market will shut down for the year early – perhaps even before Thanksgiving. In a normal year, it … Continue reading

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Rain, But No High Winds

The string of wonderful fall days that we were having was broken by the rain brought by Nate. It may have been a good thing, as the woods were getting awfully dry. We’ve had about two inches at our place, … Continue reading

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Splendid Fall Weather, Rule Changes for Hunting Licenses Affect Hikers, Too

We’ve had a string of wonderful fall days, starting around 60 and ending in the low 70s on the porch in the afternoon, with a nice breeze. The leaves are beginning to turn and fall, but no real color yet. … Continue reading

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Storm Report

At least where we are, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, there doesn’t seem to be any damage. I don’t see any down trees, at least on our property. I slept through most of the storm, but from what … Continue reading

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Georgia Wild Newsletter on Caterpillars

There’s a good article in the current Georgia Wild newsletter on the role of caterpillars in the food chain, where they are of great importance to birds. It summarizes some of the recent research by Douglas Tallamy on the importance … Continue reading

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