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September 25, 2013

Mum is the word

Harvest time for chrysanthemums

FLOYD COUNTY — Nearly hidden by a blanket of yellow, field worker Nick Grantz harvests chrysanthemums for HB Farms Wholesale Greenhouses in a field at the corner of Starlight and Scottsville roads on Tuesday morning. All total, owner and operator Robert Wimsatt and his crews are working to harvest 80,000 of the flowers, more simply known as mums, to sell around the region this season.

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Andrew Reid, 4, and Kaiden Jarboe, 4, head back to their parents after gettin as many Easter eggs as they could at an egg hunt on Saturday at Colgate Park. About 6,000 eggs were laid out for the children.

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