Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Kenny’s Pizza & Subs

We finally did something that we’ve been meaning to do for a long time, visit Kenny’s Pizza & Subs in McCaysville, right across from the train station. We don’t get to McCaysville much these days, except for driving through on … Continue reading

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Turkey Mating Season Began Today

There was a strutting tom and a hen turkey in our driveway today, conclusive indications that the mating season has begun. I’m pretty sure it was the first day, at least here. In talking with the turkey hunters, no one … Continue reading

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Peeper Time

We heard the tree frog chorus last night for the first time, and I believe we also heard the pond peepers down in the valley. My notes say the dates were February 2 in 2016 and March 2 in 2015. … Continue reading

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Monday Snow Update

It’s another beautiful, clear day. The porch temperature is 20, and there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. The roads in our neighborhood that don’t get much sun are still pretty icy. The forecast is for 36 today, … Continue reading

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Snow Update, Bird Reports

It’s a beautiful clear morning. For the first time since it started to snow, I can see Hemptop and the Big Frog in the distance. There was some snow melt yesterday on the south facing fields and roads. Cutcane and … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We have between two and three inches at  our place. Other areas of the county probably have more. It’s 15 on the porch, and there’s a very chilly wind. Light, powdery snow. The main roads will probably be passable, but … Continue reading

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Snow Starting, Polk County News to Cease Publication

It’s started to grapple where we are (Friday, 1:25) and it’s coming down pretty fast. We’ve been told to expect three to four inches. County offices and the schools closed early. If you’re thinking of coming for the weekend, I’d … Continue reading

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Rain Report

We’ve had an inch and quarter of rain since my last report, that is, over the past two days. It looks likely to rain a little more today and tomorrow as well.  

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Cohutta Wilderness Fire, Firefighting Team to Have Open House Tuesday

The smoke was very thick yesterday, in all areas along the highway from Ellijay to Blairsville. It was undoubtedly the worst day we’ve had in terms of smoke. As of 10 hours ago, the fire had burned over half of … Continue reading

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Latest on Cohutta Wilderness Fire, Please Don’t Burn!, Hwy 5/McCaysville Bypass Explained

We’re under a total burn ban and many trails are closed. The fire in the Cohutta Wilderness  is not the only one, just the most concerning. Please don’t burn anything! Here’s a look at the forest fire in the Cohutta … Continue reading

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