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Free Mulch from Hall County Recycling Center on Jan. 10

Free Mulch from Hall County Recycling Center on Jan. 10

Gainesville, GA--  (submitted by Nikki Young)

“Bring One for the Chipper” and get some free mulch at the Hall County Recycling Center starting Jan. 10.

Residents may drop off Christmas trees (devoid of decorations) at any of the 13 Hall County compactor sites or the Recycling Center at 1008 Chestnut Street, Gainesville. City of Gainesville residents may leave their trees at curbside. Oakwood city residents may drop off their Christmas trees for recycling on the vacant lot next to the mulch pile on the corner of Allen Street and Railroad Street.

Tree will be chipped into mulch or used as fish habitat. Mulch will be made available to all beginning the week of Jan. 10 at the Hall County Recycling Center. Residents’ vehicles will be loaded free from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday while supply lasts. 

“Bring one for the Chipper” is Georgia's annual Christmas tree recycling program.

Mark Williams recommended for DNR commissioner by Gov. Perdue and Gov. Elect Deal

Mark Williams recommended for DNR commissioner by Gov. Perdue and Gov. Elect Deal

 

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal have recommended state Rep. Mark Williams to be commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Under state law, the DNR board appoints the commissioner with the approval of the governor. The board plans to consider Williams' nomination this week.

Williams, a Republican from Jesup, is a businessman and former school teacher. He has a degree in biology from Georgia College and State University.

Once appointed Williams will succeed Chris Clark.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.)

Keep Hall Beautiful Director Receives State Honor

Atlanta, GA--  Keep Hall Beautiful’s Cindy Reed was awarded the Barbara Mason Award for Executive Director of the Year at the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon last week in Atlanta. 

The award is named in honor of Barbara Mason, who dedicated her life to preserving the environment and establishing the Keep America Beautiful system in Georgia and the nation.  Under her leadership, significant improvements were made in Georgia in the areas of waste reduction, conservation of resources, property maintenance, quality of life and beautification. 

“Cindy truly deserves this award.