Originally created 05/17/02

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BACK IN TIME

May 17, 1966

Twenty-six Georgia counties, including Wilkes and McDuffie, have been warned that their boards of county commissioners might be illegally apportioned following the U.S. Supreme Court's one-man, one-vote mandate.

William Trotter, attorney for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, said Monday, "These counties are in trouble. If anyone files suit, they'll have to reapportion their districts."

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FESTIVAL TIME

THROUGH JULY 4

Uptown Concert Series, Columbus

(706) 596-0111

MAY 16-19

Vidalia Onion Festival, Vidalia

(912) 538-8687

MAY 17-18

Mountain Laurel Festival & Parade, Cornelia

(706) 778-4654

MAY 17-27

Spring Fun Fair, Conyers

(800) CONYERS (266-9377)

MAY 18

  • Athens Greek Festival, Athens
  • (770) 725-2639

  • Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, Thomson
  • (706) 597-1000

  • Fair on the Square, Waco
  • (770) 537-5594

  • Georgia Wine Country Festival, Dahlonega
  • (678) 231-5543

  • Geranium Festival, McDonough
  • (678) 432-7112

  • Old Times at Crabapple Antique Festival, Alpharetta
  • (770) 343-9454

  • Palmetto May Day Craft Festival & Parade, Palmetto
  • (800) 826-9382

    MAY 18-19

  • Wildflower Festival of the Arts, Dahlonega
  • (800) 231-5543

  • Battle of Resaca Re-enactment, Calhoun
  • (800) 887-3811

    MAY 19

    Little Brown Jug Festival, Roberta

    (478) 836-3825

    MAY 24-25

    Armuchee Bluegrass Festival, Rome

    (800) 444-1834

    MAY 25

    Memorial Day Celebration, Grovetown

    (706) 868-3458

    MAY 25-27

    American Indian Festival, Lawrenceville

    (770) 963-6522

    MAY 25-26

  • Andersonville Spring Fair, Andersonville
  • (229) 924-2558

  • Arts in the Park Festival, Blue Ridge
  • (800) 899-6867

    SCREEN THAT SUN

    Even long-lasting, waterproof sunscreens lose effectiveness during a day on the beach.

    Children's Medical Center of Dallas suggests you apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out, reapply after 20 minutes in the sun, then reapply every two hours.

    CONDITIONING OILY HAIR

    Women with oily hair should never condition their whole head because they have plenty of a natural conditioner called sebum, at the roots area.

    Instead, they should start midshaft and work down through the ends.

    A FIT PET

    Keep your pet fit. Here's how:

    - Don't feed your pet table scraps.

    - Exercise your pet every day by playing or walking.

    - Measure pet food - don't give more than package recommends.

    - Cut back on treats.

    - Don't put pets on a crash diet; they need to eat, especially in the winter.

    - See a veterinarian to find a proper weight and diet for your pet.

    CRAYON CONTROL

    Remove crayon from walls by spraying the spot with lubricating oil and wiping away with a paper towel. Finish by wiping with a drop of undiluted dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth.