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Healthy lawns begin with soil testing

Healthy lawns begin with soil testing

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Nutrient rich soil makes it possible to have a beautiful lawn and blooming flowers. Developing and maintaining productive soils begin with soil testing. Soils tests provide information on the soil’s actual nutrient status. Test results are used to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden, and other types of plants.

“Cooperative Extension is able to help residents with their gardening questions,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We are equipped to assist residents in having their soil tested by the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension office.”

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles

Underprivileged youth from Roswell and Alpharetta elementary schools are in for a big surprise on Saturday, March 14! Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching, improving and fulfilling the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages, will present unsuspecting children with 75 brand new bicycles and helmets through its Bikes For Kids program during a special event at the Studio Movie Grill in the Holcomb Corners Shopping Center. One child with special needs will receive an adaptive mobility bike during the surprise presentation to help overcome physical obstacles and provide therapeutic support.

 

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles during special event

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles during special event

Underprivileged youth from Roswell and Alpharetta elementary schools are in for a big surprise on Saturday, March 14! Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching, improving and fulfilling the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages, will present unsuspecting children with 75 brand new bicycles and helmets through its Bikes For Kids program during a special event at the Studio Movie Grill in the Holcomb Corners Shopping Center. One child with special needs will receive an adaptive mobility bike during the surprise presentation to help overcome physical obstacles and provide therapeutic support.

 

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

 With spring comes the start of strawberry planting season!Pike Nurseries is gearing up to host its annual Super Strawberry Saturday event at all store locations on March 14 to celebrate this famed fruit. During the devoted day, customers can enjoy complimentary strawberry lemonade and samples of McCutcheon's Jalapeno Strawberry BBQ Sauce while supplies last. Guests will even receive a FREE bareroot strawberry plant of their own to take home and harvest!

Area unemployment rate climbs in January

Area unemployment rate climbs in January

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed to 6.2 percent in January.

That's up from December's 6.0 percent, but considerably lower than the 7.1 percent in January 2014.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 6.5 percent this January.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the rate increased because of the loss of about 35,100 jobs, mostly seasonal positions.

But the Atlanta area had the largest January-to-January job growth ever recorded, adding 104,400 jobs over the course of the year.

The metropolitan Atlanta area consists of 29 counties, including the recently added Morgan County.

Metro Gainesville had January's lowest jobless rate, at 5.2 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.3 percent.

Nick Gordon not sober during 'Dr. Phil' chat

Nick Gordon not sober during 'Dr. Phil' chat

We saw a very upset Nick Gordon storm out of his interview with Dr. Phil McGraw in a video released Monday.

Now, we're learning that he was "volatile" and emotionally distraught about girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown during the taping of Wednesday's Dr. Phil episode.

"He said he had an enormous amount of guilt and pain" about Brown, Dr. Phil told AP's Lynn Elber in an interview Monday.

The 22-year old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has been on life support at Emory University Hospital since Jan. 31 after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home. Gordon thought of Houston as a mom after she took him in at the age of 12.

The taping is being described as an intervention. And that's because, as Dr. Phil says, Gordon was "clearly in an altered state of consciousness. I asked him if he was sober, and he said 'No.' "

Nick Gordon storms out of 'Dr. Phil' interview

Nick Gordon storms out of 'Dr. Phil' interview

In a new clip from Wednesday's explosive episode of Dr. Phil, Nick Gordon is seen sobbing and yelling about comatose girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown.

"I miss Krissi and Whitney so much! I want them back," he sobs.

And he adds, "I hate Bobby Brown!"

The episode, which features an interview with Gordon and his mother, Michelle, shows Dr. Phil saying to Gordon, "You've been drinking a lot though, right?"

Dr. Phil then urges Gordon to "go straight to rehab." But he appears to walk straight out of the interview.

The full show airs Wednesday at 3 p.m. on 11Alive.

Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina Brown's aunt Leolah has posted a Facebook note urging Dr. Phil not to give Gordon a platform "to spin" the situation.