Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Plans for the Methodist Church Site Revealed by Fetch Your News

Well, I can’t believe someone sat down at a drafting board and designed this thinking it was right for downtown Blue Ridge, but … here it is: https://fannin.fetchyournews.com/2019/11/11/plans-revealed-for-the-previous-site-of-the-blue-ridge-united-methodist-church/

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No Snow Yet, but Ice on the Deck

The weather service has changed the forecast and they now say that up to a half inch of accumulation is possible. We don’t have any snow or sleet, but the rain has frozen some on the deck and it’s very … Continue reading

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Drought Worsens, Shocking Decline in Bird Numbers, Blues Festival

We had a scant rain last night. At the weather station at Mercier’s, the recorded amount was 0.02. Basically, the drought has continued. The forecast shows a slight chance of rain for some days in the coming forecast window, but … Continue reading

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Way Too Dry, Blues & Barbecue Festival, Okefenokee Threatened By Mining Proposal, News From Stan Helton on Fannin School System’s Purchase of 38 Acres on Lake from Forest Service.

We’ve been having some beautiful weather, although its been far too dry. I was happy at first, because with all the rain this summer, I haven’t been able to get my deck cleaned and re-stained. Now, I’m sad, because the … Continue reading

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New Acting Director of Bureau of Land Management Wants to Sell Our Land

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has issued a call to action in opposition to the newly designated Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management. He wants to … yes, sell all public lands. While this is currently primarily an issue … Continue reading

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Important Georgia ForestWatch Alert – Must Comment by August 12 to Make Your Voice Heard!

July 22, 2019 NEPA Rule Change And What It Means For OUR FORESTS National forests belong to all of us, and public participation in their management has been crucial in making sure future generations will be able to enjoy our … Continue reading

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Luna Moth Emerging

Here’s something I’ve never seen before, a Luna Moth emerging from its cocoon. I was sitting on the porch and saw this weird bug crawling around the yard. Apparently the cocoon is down in the leaves underneath the host tree, … Continue reading

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Cold Front Making Wonderful Weather

Yesterday afternoon about 4:00. the cold front came through, and it’s been 70 degrees on the porch in the afternoon. The kind of weather that makes you glad to be alive. The weather is forecast to hold through the weekend, … Continue reading

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Weekend Alert – Skip Out Early If You Can!

The heat has finally broken and this one of those days that make you glad to be alive and glad to live here. Porch temp at 2:00 about 74 with a sweet cool breeze.

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Update on Accessing the Swinging Bridge

I often get inquiries from folks who have read something on my website and need clarification. This week, I got an inquiry from some folks who had read my article on the Swinging Bridge and wondered if you could drive … Continue reading

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