A Garden Workshop is being sponsored by the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden on Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 AM-noon. The theme of the workshop is Container Plantings and Landscape Accent Plant Bed Design and is being presented by Jenni Hernandez and Julie Thames of Flintwood Farms in Fayette County. The event is being held at the Research and Education Garden, 129 Ellis Road, and is free to the public. Walk-ups will be welcomed but to assure your spot contact Dr. Wayne Gardner via email at : email@example.com.
Another raccoon was attacked and killed by fenced dogs on Eppinger Bridge Road in Concord. That raccoon was tested and confirmed as rabid March 10. The dogs at the residence had all received rabies vaccinations but are being quarantined.
The Georgia House passed House Bill 160 which will repeal a provision prohibiting the trapping of raccoons. The bill has been sent to the Georgia Senate for approval. If passed, the bill will lift a 35-year ban on trapping raccoons and would allow for trappers to use steel traps to catch the animals.