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PAGE 6-A HARRIS COUNTY JOURNAL - THURSDAY, MAY 27,2010 UNITED FENCE PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hamilton will hold public hear- ings on the following dates for amending the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act, adoption of a resolution and ordinance for the National Flood Insurance Program. Public hearings will be held on Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 4:00 pm and Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 6:30 pm. Legal Advertisement I Qualitv Products GreatPdce Excellent Service Over2OYean! FOr Residential. Hew Construction. Commercial 706-327-1588 Call Today For A Free Estimate 4825 14th Avenue. Columbus, GA 31904 (Across From Fat Boy's Farmer's Market) 'l &S...Because Your Feet Really Know The Difference/" NOTICE OF BUDGET AVAILABILITY The Governing authority of the Town of Waverly Hall advises residents a copy of the proposed 2010/2011 budget is available for review atcity: hall, A reading of the proposed budget will be held at the regular council meeting June 7, 2010 at 7 p.m. Council may consider adoption of the proposed budget at that time. Council meet- ings are held at the Govn't/Arts bldg, 9108 GA Hwy 85. All citizens are encouraged to attend. Legal Advertisement 00ROGER'S BAR-B-QUE With R BBQ Sandwich Good entire month of May!. 210 E. lOth Street * West Point 706-645-2383 Open Monday- Saumlay 11 am. to 9 p.m. * NEVER on Sunda SUMMER SCHOOL Enroll now... Take Make-Up Courses or Enroll to Graduate Small Classes Self-paced Program Individual Attention Half Credits Available Day or Night Classes Math I and Math II * Also offering 8th Grade Language Arts and Math H.allie Turner Private , 0000,Schl Call 706-561-3518 or visit 2917 University Ave., Columbus, Georgia Accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission Dooley Visit Stirs Harris Connections IT WAS A DOOLEY OF A DAY - Ernest Koone III and Garden Delights, garden and nature shop in downtown Pine Mountain, welcomed leg- endary UGA Coach Vince Dooley for a visit last week. Dooley touched base with Koone whose Lazy K Nursery native azaleas and other plants are a feature of the Coach's Athens garden. Dooley presented Koone with an autographed copy of his book, "Vince Dooley's Garden: The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach." Koone and Lazy K Nursery are prominently mentioned in the 2010 book. (The book was extensively reviewed in Sunday's Atlanta newspaper.) Indeed, the book is a vir- tual roll call of prominent names in the world of horti- culture, including Dr. Michael Dirr (photography), Dr. Allan Armitage (after- word), and Steve Penley (paintings and illustrations). Vince Dooley was head football coach for The University of Georgia Bulldogs from 1964 to 1988 and continued as athletics director until 2004. His foot- ball teams played in twenty bowl games, won six SEC championships and won the national championship in 1980. While he was director of athletics, Georgia teams won twenty-three national cham- pionships and seventy-eight conference team champi- onships. Coach Dooley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. AMASTER GARDENER, Dooley now approaches gar- dening with the same com- mitment and energy he once devoted to football. More recently the retired Dooley has gained renown as one of the region's finest gar- deners. Dooley's place in the horticulture world was per- manently etched with the introduction of camellia Wince Dooley', as well as the discovery of a unique hydrangea variety growing in his gardl, aptl.named , Hydrangea  macrophylla 'Dooley'. Following the lead of his mentors, respected horticul- turalists at The University of Georgia, Dooley has created a spectacular garden around the home that he and wife Barbara have lived in since 1964. In "Vince Dooley's Garden: The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach," Dooley tells the story of his fifteen-year curiosity with gardening, a curiosity satis- fied by nothing short of a full- time commitment to the pur- suit. The Dooley Garden is now a popular destination with dedicated gardeners. Once again acclaimed artist Steve Penley ("Dooley's Playbook") has joined Dooley, creating dozens of paintings of landscapes and specimens, all inspired by the beauty of Dooley's garden. SINCE HARRIS COUNTY is home and head- quarters for local and region- al artists, let us include a more hey Say..... By Jeanne L. Koone 663-2671 publication recently, we were struck with the preponder- ance of this type advertising. It's enough to turn us into a nation of over-medicated zombies, IF we buy the mes: sages. Have you noticed? READER RESPONSE -. Quite aresponse to last week'9 item about the importance of "thanks." One Reader confessed, "i always have a horror of for- getting to thank someone for a gift or kindness." I, too, have this feeling, "Did I write the note, or did I just intend to write it?" As if we don't have enough worries, we: make more for ourselves. Then a number of HCJ Readers expressed pleasure at learning that our young people are upholding stan- dards of civilized society, remembering the manners. learned at their mother's: knee. We feel that most of today's young people are 'the. best' and are destined for:i responsible citizenship - it's: just that 'daily news cover- By Jeanne L. Koone age' sometimes makes us feel WELCOME TO HARRIS - Vince Dooley, right, legendary otherwise as it seems always UGA football coach and athletic director, stopped in Pine to spotlight the few who are Mountain last week to visit "Mr. Azalea," Ernest Koone III, 'otherwise.' The end-of-year left, of Lazy K Nursery and Garden Delights. Dooley pro- Awards Program at Harrisi sented Koone with a copy of his most recent book (copy- County High School bears out' right 2010), Wince Dooley's Garden: The Horticultural this assertion; an impressive Journey of a Football Coach," duly autographed. During numberofstudentswerehon, the last 15 years Dooley has devoted himself to horticul- ored for achievement, andi ture with the same dedication he gave to coaching that is good news for us and! for the future. detailed mention of Penley. for recipes using this golden He is best known for his bold orb - ice cream, cobblers, ALSO, we continue tO and vibrant paintings of his- cake, salad, salsas, oh! so receive calls from Readers torical and popular icons as many tempting dishes. BUT asking if they might be well as landscapes. His art remember, nothing surpasses allowed to tour the Zen! has appeared in galleries in the pleasure of eating a fresh Garden of Pine Mountain's! Atlanta, Washington D.D., peach out-of-hand in its nat- Dr. Ellouise Connolly about and New York, and in public ural state, which They Say... wrote last and private collections week. Although we have not throughout the United States SUMMER TIME - You beenintouchwithDr.Cagain, and Europe. know it's "the good ole sum- we suggest interested Dooley's latest visit sent mer time" when the swim- Garden Devotees contact her mebacksome 15 years in time ming pool at Roosevelt State directly. when I looked out the window Park opens; and this it did last and exclaimed, "There's a week with a Big SPLASH! It's a Date man out there that looks just The pool is fed by pure water like Vinee Dooley!" from a spring on Pine Monday, May 31 - My eyes did not deceive Mountain, cold and clear. Memorial Day for the USA me. It was Dooley and Dr. Headlines in the past will brinff visitors to our Mulherrin, also of Athens, week's news stated that one. Cotultytoemjoythealanynat who had journeyed to Lazy K of each four pools inspected , ural attractions as well as Nursery especially to learn has to be closed due to dirty .... other venties (Wil'AhimaY more about Native Azaleas water and other impurities. Safari, Callaway Gardens; and other native plants that Not true for our Liberty Bell Roosevelt State Park, art and are a specialty of this Harris pool that remains a favorite artists, shopping, a multitude County nursery. Since that with Harris County folks, as of dining options and first visit, the Coach turned well as with the thousands of overnight accommodations - Horticulturist has paid peri- tourists who visit FDR State we seem to have unlimited odic visits to Lazy K and to Park each year. features to make vacation Garden Delights, its retail time enjoyable for our visi- garden shop in Pine ADVERTISING - Drugs tors as well as for those of us Mountain. seem to have replaced tobac- who are lucky enough to live co as the comfort-substance here). MORE GARDENING- offered to the American pub- Be sure to wear a smile Georgia peach growers have lic. as you go about the County. predicted (cautiously) a Remember some years Make our visitors feel wel- bumper crop of this delec- ago when television, radio, come. The livelihood of many table fruit that is a signature magazines, newspapers, bill- of our residents depends on product of the State. boards were filled with slick these visitors. According to growers the advertising touting the pleas- Check out Harris County weather has been perfect for ures and 'benefits' of smok- Journal's "Things To Do" col- peaches with plenty of chill ing, dipping, chewing...? umn for events of local inter- hours and sufficient rain. est. There have been so many NOW, check the airwaves Saturday, June 5-7:00 pm peaches on the trees, that and you'll find a constant bar- at Suunyside, there will be a some had to be removed by rage of promotions for drugs, combined monthly meeting hand in order to insure that both prescription and otc and appreciation party to say the remaining peaches, when (over the counter). This "thank you" for the support reaching maturity, will be the advertising also is prominent and contributions from mem desired size. Toomanypeach- in magazines, newspapers, bers of the community who es on a tree mean smaller indeed in every media avail- made possible the new roof fruit, able to the public. Turning on the historic school build- Sobreakout the cookbook through a popular national ing. By Jeanne L. Koone A NEW ROOF! Members of. Sunnyside Historical Foundation, Inc., will celebrate the new roof on the 1920. schoolhouse at the June meet-! ing of the group. After sever-, al years of fund-raising efforts, installation of the roof was com- pleted last week. Dedicated to preserving and maintaining Harris County's first consolF dated school, the Foundation forges ahead with plans to complete needed repairs to the 90-year old building that is list- ed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another Lying Politician] How Could That Be? Continued From Page 5A looked dazed and confused about the confrontation, never said a word. The poten- tially ugly scene gradually died down as the soldier even- tually stormed off. What about the ugly scene in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race with Richard Blumenthal, who lied (not "misspoke") about serving in Vietnam? NONE OF THIS seems to bother the Democrats. The chairwoman of the Connecticut Democratic Party called the accusations against Blumenthal "the low- est kind of political smear." That's right. I wonder if she would have had the same opinion if George W. Bush had told the same lie? Silly me. The White House offered Blumenthal its complete sup- port. Surprised? And oh, by the way, despite the controversy the Connecticut Democrats made Richard Blumenthal their official U.S. Senate can- didate last Friday night. The prospects are good tha Blumenthal will be taking his seat in the Capitol's Senate chambers in January. That sound you hear is our fallen Vietnam War soldiers roUing over in their graves. You may contact Joey Loudermilk at joeytouder.