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CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.

 

Ooh La La Lavender Farm open to families Saturday

Ooh La La Lavender Farm open to families Saturday

Ooh La La Lavender Farm opens their gates to families this weekend.

You can visit from 9-4 to see the lavender blooms, take pictures, picnic and see the aimals.

Fresh lavender will also be for sale. Kids will be able to ride ponies and eat snow cones from the concession stand.

Click for details and instructions on how to get there.

 

Road mowing planned for Hancock, Putnam counties this week

Road mowing planned for Hancock, Putnam counties this week

Maintenance crews plan to mow along state highways in Hancock and Putnam counties this week.

That's planned for SR 24 between mile posts 9 and 24, as well as SR 22, 15 and 77 between mile markers 12-0, 18-10, and 0-4, respectively, according to a release.

Watch out for mowers between 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Forage specialist to offer Interplanted Alfalfa Field Day

Forage specialist to offer Interplanted Alfalfa Field Day

Forage Specialist Dr. Dennis Hancock gives a detailed class on how to plan alfalfa with forage grasses.

He'll detail "site preparation, fertility requirements and variety of selection to assure successful stand establishment."

After a sponsored lunch, the UGA extension specialist will show a farm where Alfalfa has been interplanted with Bermuda.

Then, Research Professional Donald Wood joins Hancock to share information on managing and harvesting strategies.

That's on June 5, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Cooperative Extension at 663 Godfrey Road, Suite 101 in Eatonton.

Get directions and check event details.

Open mic poetry reading to feature Putnam County poets

Open mic poetry reading to feature Putnam County poets

Local poets read at the Open Mic Poetry Reading Tuesday evening.

According to a release on the Georgia Writers Museum Facebook page, Barry Darugar, George Heiring and Sandy Mallinson will read their work and more.

That'll be at the Eatonton-Putnam County Library at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

UGA extension releases cotton weed control guidelines

UGA extension releases cotton weed control guidelines

The Dooly County UGA extension has released programs for Controlling Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth in Cotton.

In a blog post, Jay Porter says it's important for "not just the present, but for the future of weed control in cotton."

Porter warns that not closely following the guidelines could prevent cotton growth in the future.

Read: Cotton weed control guidelines