Georgia Magazine - October 2020 - 8

GEORGIA News

Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

Singer brings
levity to quarantine

GA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

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Georgia Magazine

October 2020

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he Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is asking
Georgians to be on the lookout for packages of seeds
from China that arrive unsolicited in their mailboxes.
Officials warn that these unidentified seeds could be an invasive
species that could wreak havoc on the environment, native
plants and insects. Unsolicited packages of seeds began arriving
around the United States in July.
"At this time, we are not sure what the seeds are and therefore are urging everyone to be exceedingly vigilant," Georgia
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black said. "If you have
received one of these packages in the mail, please use extreme
caution by not touching the contents and securing the package
in a plastic bag."
Anyone who has received unsolicited seeds in the mail
from any country is encouraged to contact the GDA Seed Lab at
(229) 386-3145 or seedlab@agr.georgia.gov.

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Ag officials warn about unsolicited seeds

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The deadline to register
to vote in the November
general election and
special election runoff
for local and state
offices is Oct. 5.
To learn more,
visit bit.ly/gasosreg.

KD FRENCH / YOUTUBE

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ovington-based gospel
singer KD French found
that people all over the
world identified with her struggles
at home as her humorous video
post about snacking during the
quarantine went viral in August.
"She's at the Fridge Again!!"
features French in nine frames singing lead and backup vocals. "How
'bout a pickle? Popsicle? Or a slice
of cheese?" French belts out as her
KD French
video counterparts admonish, "Sit
down ... You don't need it."
The video was noticed by
territory. I [was] just thinking it was a fun
'How 'bout a pickle?
media outlets, including "Today" and CNN, and
video-people laughing at me because
weight-loss and wellness brand WW (Weight
Popsicle? Or a slice of of my struggles in the house," she says.
Watchers). As of mid-September, the video had
"Little did I know everybody's struggling
cheese?'
garnered more than 11 million views on French's
in the house, going back and forth to the
personal Facebook page.
refrigerator. It's been overwhelming but
"I sing at church. I've been singing all my
exciting."
life, since I was 4," French says. "I'm just doing what I love. I'm
The Covington-based Snapping Shoals Electric Memberjust still blown away at the amount of shares and likes and how
ship Corp. member says her family has been handling her newconnected we are to the refrigerator."
found fame well, sharing happy tears. "[They've been] excited
French says she had never been on TV before and was
and helping out where they can. We have been thanking God for
surprised at the media attention.
the joy this has brought."
"I was overwhelmed, because it was, of course, a new
Visit bit.ly/fridgeagain to see French's video.


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