More Bad News – The Murder Hornet Is A Major Threat to Bees

Right now, they’re in the Pacific Northwest, and they’re trying to hold the line. The New York Times has the better story – there’s a link here – but you may not be able to get by the pay wall. … Continue reading

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The Lantern Fly – A New Invasive Threat Headed South

Here’s a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer about a new horrible threat to our trees. Another proof of the obvious: The nursery trade should be outlawed. https://www.msn.com/en-us/Lifestyle/pets/spotted-lanternfly-killing-the-pandemic-hobby-we-all-need-right-now/ar-BB13vghF?ocid=se2

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A Hell of a Thunderstorm

We just had a hell of a thunderstorm. I don’t think I’ve seen on like it here for 30 years. As usual, most of it rolled north of us, probably pounding Ducktown and Coker Creek. But I’m pretty sure one … Continue reading

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Replay of Dr. Miller’s Webinar On Coronavirus (Medical Director of Our Hospital)

The Fannin County Development Authority and the Downtown Business Association jointly hosted a Zoom webinar by Dr. Dillon Miller, the Medical Director of the Fannin Regional Hospital. I found it very interesting and informative. I think I’ve kept up with … Continue reading

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Virus Being Used As “Smokescreen” To Sell Public Lands

From the Guardian (no pay wall): https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/30/public-lands-sale-trump-coronavirus-environmental-regulations

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Signs of Spring: The Latest

Brian Kemp is supposedly deciding as we speak whether to continue the shelter in place order. If you want to know what’s happening here, it’s been bouncing back and forth as it always does this time of year, raw days … Continue reading

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SELC Sues Over EPA Water Rollback

I guess it isn’t hard to see that water flows downstream … https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/495223-green-groups-sue-over-trump-rollback-of-obama-era-waterway?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=29442

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Rare Win For Clean Water in Supreme Court

From The Hill (no pay wall): https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/494298-supreme-court-hands-environmentalists-a-win-in-water-pollution-case

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Fannin Chairman Stan Helton Clarifies Emergency Order Extension

There was some confusion yesterday when Nixle reported that Fannin County had extended it’s Emergency Order until May 13, the shortly afterwards issued a correction saying it was only extended to April 30. This morning, I emailed Stan to ask … Continue reading

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Uneasy Night Filled With Local Tornado Warnings

When I went to bed last night, around 10:30, Fannin was under a tornado watch, and the weather radar showed a warning just south of Dalton. We have a LaCrosse 583301 weather radio, which is much better than the one … Continue reading

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