Consumer Q’s

Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Question: What is the correct way to pronounce “pecan”? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument….

Answer: It’s too bad George and Ira Gershwin didn’t include pecans in the light-hearted toMAYto-toMAHto debate in "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." Perhaps people would not take the pronunciation of pecan so seriously. 

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre presents its second annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser February 28th

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre invites partiers and arts patrons to come celebrate the most colorful time of year – Mardi Gras! GBT’s second annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 7 – 10 pm in GBT’s spacious studios in Lawrenceville.

GRAYSON – The Grayson Arts & History Center will be opening soon with a renewed purpose in preserving the city’s heritage through the art produced by local and regional artists and craftsmen. Applications are being accepted for those wishing to show and sell their art in the intimate setting of the Center.

Lawrenceville, GA - National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 2–6, 2015, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

Duluth Announces Spirit of Good Living Award Winners 

Duluth, GA – As part of Mayor Nancy Harris’ State of the City Address on January 26th, seven community volunteers, business owners and citizens were recognized with Spirit of Good Living Awards.

Kelkenberg Receives Training Certificate

ATLANTA – Duluth Councilmember Kelvin Kelkenberg received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta on January 25.

City of Grayson Recognized at the Annual Main Street Luncheon

GRAYSON – On Monday, January 26th the City of Grayson was recognized at the Annual Georgia Main Street Luncheon as one of 17 communities that are graduating from the Georgia Main Street Start-up Program in 2015 to receive the national designation of a Classic Main Street Community.