Georgia gubernatorial candidate visits FYNTV

Election, Politics

BKP interviews Georgia candidate for governor and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Among many topics, Kemp discusses immigration, Georgia voting machines, paper ballots, pay for law enforcement, and Kemp’s opinion of the negotiations to bring Amazon HQ2 for Georgia.

 

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Pesticide Safety Month and Apple Producers Meeting

Outdoors

Hundreds of people get sick each year from inappropriate pesticide use.  Pesticides are used in homes, workplaces, apartments, farms and other places where humans need to control pests such as weeds, insects, fungi, rodents and even viruses. Of the 11 states participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) pesticide safety program, workers reported 853 serious injuries from pesticides in 2011.  During National Pesticide Safety Education Month this February, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel are urging homeowners, and all Georgians, to learn more about the safe use, storage and disposal of pesticides.

According to Dr. Mickey Taylor, UGA Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator, “pesticide safety education is key to helping homeowners and pesticide applicators, both commercial and agricultural, safely and effectively use available pesticides to protect their homes and crops and livelihoods.  At the same time, they want to protect themselves, their employees and colleagues from any potential ill effects of pesticide use in addition to protecting their families and neighbors. As good stewards of the land, pesticide users want to preserve our environment for the future.”

UGA Extension’s PSEP promotes the safe, responsible use of pesticides by individuals and commercial groups by providing training programs, materials and educational resources covering pest identification, personal safety, safe storage and disposal of pesticides, environmental protection, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, threatened and endangered species protection, water quality protection, and food safety.

One way that UGA Extension reinforces safe pesticide usage is to conduct workshops, meetings, and trainings in which pesticide usage and safe handling is taught.  One such course coming up is the North Georgia Commercial Apple Production meeting.  It will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at the Gilmer County Public Library on Calvin Jackson Drive in Ellijay.  There are other regional trainings held for producers.  If you would like information about those trainings, contact me in the Gilmer County UGA Extension office.

Dr. Taylor is also the editor of the UGA Extension “Georgia Pest Management Handbook.”  The handbook is revised and published annually.  It has information about labeled pesticides that can be used by homeowners and commercial producers. Copies of the handbook are available for purchase through the UGA market place at ugaextensionstore.com and there are copies in the UGA Extension county offices if you would like to view one before purchase. Remember to always read the label before you use or store any pesticide.

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BKP Interviews Georgia House Speaker David Ralston

State & National

On FYN TV, BKP interviews Georgia’s Speaker of the House for District-7 Representative David Ralston, as they discuss Georgia’s aggressive plan for a large infrastructure investment that was presented and highlighted at a meeting for Republican leaders including Ralston, over the weekend at The White House. Speaker David Ralston comments on what that means for Georgia.

Pictured below: Speaker of the House for Georgia District 7 David Ralston at this past weekends Infrastructure Meeting at the White House with Republican leaders and President Donald Trump.

Sen. David Lucas to Host Second Rural Georgia Study Committee Meeting

State & National

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Ines Owens, Director
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Specialist
Elisabeth.fletcher@senate.ga.gov
404.656.0028

Sen. David Lucas to Host Second Rural Georgia Study Committee Meeting

ATLANTA (August 7, 2017) | Sen. David Lucas (D – Macon) will hold a two-day Rural Georgia Study Committee Meeting to discuss broadband, healthcare, telecommunications and developing tourism TOMORROW from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and WEDNESDAY from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The meeting will be held at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.

WHO: Sen. David Lucas and Rural Georgia Study Committee Members

WHAT: Two-day Rural Georgia Study Committee Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
               9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
               Wednesday, August 9, 2017
               9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: University of North Georgia
Continuing Education Center in Dahlonega
25 Schultz Avenue
Dahlonega, GA 30597

 

Sen. David Lucas, Sr. represents the 26th Senate District, which includes portions of Bibb, Houston and Jones Counties and all of Hancock, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties. He may be reached at 404.656.5035 or by email atDavid.Lucas@senate.ga.gov.

Lumpikin County Board of Commissioners

Legal Notice

LUMPKIN COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Regular Meeting Agenda

Lumpkin County Administration Building

Boardroom

99 Courthouse Hill

Dahlonega, Georgia

June 20, 2017

6:00 P.M.

TENTATIVE (06.14.2017)

• CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

• 2017-052-Georgia EPD Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement (Public

Works Director Larry Reiter)

• 2017-053-Mauldin & Jenkins Audit Contract (Finance Director Allison Martin)

• 2017-054-Lumpkin County Homestead Exemption Audits Tax 2017 – RDS (Finance

Director Allison Martin)

• 2017-055-Lumpkin County Business License Discovery/Recovery – RDS (Finance

Director Allison Martin)

• 2017-056-Enotah Public Defender Indigent Contract – Four Counties (Finance Director

Allison Martin)

• 2017-057-Enotah Public Defender Indigent Contract – City (Finance Director Allison Martin)

• 2017-058-Legion Field Bid Results (Finance Director Allison Martin)

• 2017-059-GDOC Inmate Work Details – Contracts 1 & 2 (County Manager Stan Kelley)

• 2017-060-Banks County-Lumpkin County MOU – GEMA/Homeland Security

Communications Van Transfer (EMA Director David Wimpy)

• 2017-061-U.S. Department of Justice – COPS Grant Application (Grants Analyst Abby Branan)

• 2017-062-U.S. Department of Justice – Bulletproof Vest Grant Application (Grants

Analyst Abby Branan)(Ratify)

• 2017-063-Groundwater/Surface Water & Methane Monitoring – RFP #2017-003 (Planning

& Public Works Director Larry Reiter)

• 2017-064-ACCG-IRMA Property & Liability Insurance Renewal (Community & Employee

Services Director Alicia Davis)

• 2017-065-GAEMS-EMR/EMTB Grant Program (Grants Analyst Abby Branan; EMA Director

David Wimpy)

• OTHER ITEMS

• Modifications to the Head Start Building (Finance Director Allison Martin)(Ratify)

• Commemorative Plaque F.S. #2 – Lottie Ledford (District 3 Commissioner Rhett Stringer)

• Library Master Building Plan (CRLS Director Leslie Clark)

• Request to Unfreeze Two Custodian Positions (County Manager Stan Kelley; Finance Director

Allison Martin)

• Section 125 Cafeteria Plan for Employee Benefits (Community & Employee Services Director

Alicia Davis)

• COMMENTS

• COUNTY MANAGER

• COUNTY ATTORNEY

• COMMISSIONERS

 Chairman Dockery – Tourism

 Commissioner Miller – Safety & Health

 Commissioner Mayfield – Economic Development

 Commissioner Stringer – Infrastructure

 Commissioner Pullen – Historic & Natural Resources

LUMPKIN COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Regular Meeting Agenda

Lumpkin County Administration Building

Boardroom

99 Courthouse Hill

Dahlonega, Georgia

June 20, 2017

6:00 P.M.

TENTATIVE (06.14.2017)

 Other Commissioner Comments

• ANNOUNCEMENTS

• PUBLIC COMMENTS

• ADJOURN Chairman Dockery

FUTURE MEETINGS:

July 2017

Work Session – Administration Building July 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Work Session II – Administration Building July 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Board Meeting – Administration Building July 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

August 2017

Work Session – Administration Building August 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Public Hearing on Proposed Budget – Administration Building August 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearing “Notice of Property Tax Increase” – Admin Bldg.* August 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing “Notice of Property Tax Increase” – Admin Bldg.* August 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Public Hearing “Notice of Property Tax Increase” – Admin Bldg.* August 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Work Session II – Administration Building August 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Board Meeting – Administration Building August 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

September 2017

Work Session – Administration Building September 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Work Session II – Administration Building September 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Board Meeting – Administration Building September 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

*Public Hearings “Notice of Property Tax Increase” – these Public Hearings are held only if

the proposed millage rate increases beyond the roll-up rate.

Lt. Governor Cagle to Host Health Care Reform Task Force Meeting

State & National

ATLANTA, June 30, 2017 – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, along with Sens. Renee Unterman, Dean Burke, Chuck Hufstetler, Ben Watson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Jack Hill and Doc Rhett, will hold a meeting of Georgia’s Health Care Reform Task Force at Tift Regional Medical Center on MONDAY, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Members will discuss innovative reforms to advance Georgia as a national leader in delivering patient-centered health care.

The Task Force will be hear presentations from representatives of Tift Regional Medical Center, Emory University, and Dr. Keith J. Mueller, Interim Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.

Who:                     Lt. Governor Casey Cagle

What:                    Georgia’s Health Care Reform Task Force Meeting

When:                  Monday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m.

Where:                Tift Regional Medical Center
901 18th St. Tifton, GA 31794

 

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