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May 06, 2011 | By Ted Wynne | Home & Garden

One Tank Trip: Massee Lane Gardens

February is the shining time for camellias and for Massee Lane Gardens at Fort Valley. Home to the American Camellia Society headquarters, Massee Lane Gardens, which has more than 3,000 varieties of camellias, holds a Camellia Festival annually.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Home & Garden

Satsuki aids serenity

Accented with love: The Satsuki Garden Club recently presented a dish garden accented with pink and blue - to especially honor the baby girls and boys - to Tammy Hotz, manager of The Birthcare Center and Suzanne Whittle, nurse, of The Birthcare Center at Newton Medical Center. The decoration is located in the Serenity Garden, which is project of Satsuki Garden Club in collaboration with the hospital. The presentation was made June 8 in honor of National Garden Week. Pictured are Virginia Ann Hoffman, back left, Bettye Robertson, Mary Mansker, Cora Tilley, Rosemary Rogers, Hotz, front left, Christy A. Lassiter and Whittle.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Home & Garden

High schools host annual plant sales

Newton, Eastside and Alcovy High Schools have begun their annual spring plant sales and a variety of vegetables, baskets and bedding and potted plants are available for public purchase.

April 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Home & Garden

Tackle your lawn care needs during fall

Winter is just around the corner, which means that the colors of fall will soon fade. Before the leaves disappear to make way for snow and ice, take the time now to prepare your lawn for the long winter months ahead. By tackling a few lawn care chores now, you will spare yourself some extra work next spring.

October 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Home & Garden

Home Builders Association installs new officers

Celebrating eighteen years of being the voice of the housing industry in Newton County, on October 13 the Newton County Home Builders Association held its annual Installation and Awards Banquet.

October 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Home & Garden

Dealing with storm damage

After the recent "100 Year Rain" and last year's bout of hail and wind storms, dealing with storm damage concerns many homeowners. Some discover the damage on their own. Others realize they may have damage when they see neighbors having repairs done.

Some decide to make a claim after a contractor knocks on their door.

October 08, 2009 | Jared Rutberg Newton County Homebuilders Association President-elect | Home & Garden

SBA disaster loans not just for small businesses

In times of disaster, the U.S. Small Business Administration makes low-interest rate loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes for uninsured losses. "SBA low-interest disaster loans are not just for businesses," said Mary Gipson, Communications Specialist, SBA Office of Disaster Assistance, Field Operations Center East.

Homeowners and renters can get up to $40,000 to cover personal property damage, homeowners can receive up to $200,000 to repair or replace primary homes, and businesses can get up to $2 million for physical losses and economic injury (working capital). Interest rates are as low as ...

October 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Home & Garden


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