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Appealing your assessment: According to Glenda Roberts of the Tax Assessors office, here is what you have to do to appeal your latest assessment. An appeal must be submitted in writing on or before the stated deadline. Please submit a copy of the assessment notice. Your appeal must state the grounds for which you are appealing. An appellant may appeal on the basis of one of four grounds: 1) taxability 2) uniformity 3) value 4) and denial of exemptions. Your written appeal must state that you are appealing on one of those grounds. If it is value, you must state your opinion of the value and submit any supporting documentation to support your claim.
Solutions: Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in this country lately; illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, wild animals and sharks attacking people in Florida, etc. Not me! I concentrate on solutions to problems. The result is a win-win-win situation. #1. Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border. #2. Use the dirt to raise the levies in New Orleans. #3. Put the Florida alligators and sharks in the moat. Any other problems you have? (Copied)

Sweet Vidalia onions? I don’t know what happened to this year’s Vidalia and Glennville onions, but they are hotter than a habanera pepper. When you bite into what is supposed to be a sweet onion and find it hot, it makes you wonder why. I’m not the only one that has discovered this recently. Anyone from Vidalia or Glennville have an answer?

Weird laws still on Georgia books: Recently, while surfing the net, I came upon some of the weird laws that still exist in this state. These are real folks. I’m not joking. In Atlanta it is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. In Columbus no one may practice the business of tattooing on Sunday. It is illegal to carve your initials on a tree, even if it is on your own property. Cussing over the telephone is against the law. Barber shops may not open on Sundays. Picnics are prohibited in graveyards. All Indians must return to their shore of the Chattahoochee River by nightfall. It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday. You can’t cut off a chicken’s head on Sunday. In Dublin a person must obtain a permit to spread rat poison. Persons may not wear hoods in public. In Gainesville chicken must be eaten with the hands. In Kennesaw every head of the household must possess a firearm of some kind. In Marietta though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck. In Quitman it is illegal for a chicken to cross a road and cars are not allowed to drive on sidewalks. In St. Mary’s it is illegal to spit on a sidewalk after dark. This is just a sampling folks.

Midway Library summer programs: There are plenty of programs planned at the Midway Library on Martin Road for your children.
June 4 at 3 p.m. Tie-dye shirt craft, bring your own shirt
June 12 at 1 p.m. Mad science demonstrations
June 19 at 1 p.m. Wildlife: birds of prey, reptiles, amphibians
June 28 at 2 p.m. Puppet show and make your own puppet

Duct tape now legal: Gov. Purdue signed House Bill 100 on Monday, making it legal for cast-netters to altar their nets by placing duct tape around the edges. This helps the net stay open longer, usually in the deepest waters. The bill also increases the daily limit of shrimp commercial cast-netters are allowed to take, from 60 quarts, heads-on, to 150 quarts, from the start of shrimp season until Nov. 30. The daily limit would drop to 75 quarts from Dec. 1 until the end of the season.

Mark your calendar:
Tomorrow: Recycle Fair at the old hospital site on Highway 84
Tomorrow: Midway Day at its city hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme is Midway: A City on the Move and there will be arts and crafts, games and contests, safety demonstrations and lots and lots of food.
June 2: Public flea market at PoJo’s in Midway. Spaces $10.
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