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Washington Farms weathers rainy first week of fall activities

Washington Farms launched its 23rd fall season last week, offering visitors a range of seasonal activities and experiences that have only grown in popularity each year. Aside from selling seasonal crops to the public, the Hog Mountain Road farm has gradually added fall attractions such as corn mazes, petting zoos, pig races and pumpkin slingshots to entertain families and keep the family business going. “This is our 23rd year and one of the neat things is that we like to say that we’re making memories,” said owner John Washington. “People come out here with their families and take their kids…

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Townley gets first career win in truck series

John Wes Townley first career NASCAR win on Saturday night might be remembered by some as a fuel mileage affair that saw the 25-year-old driver capitalize when the race leader, Matt Crafton, dive onto pit road with five laps remaining. But Townley’s win in the 146 lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event was anything but a fluke. The Watkinsville native qualified second in the No. 05 Zaxby’s Chevrolet, led 23 laps, ran second or third much of the night and was ready to pounce when the checkered flag was within sight.   “The morning after winning my very first…

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Piccadilly Farm to host annual Conifer Weekend

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens will host its annual Conifer Weekend later this month with lectures and opportunities to explore the gardens at the Bishop nursery.On Saturday, Oct. 31, Conifer Weekend will begin at 10 a.m. with a book sale and signing by UGA horticulture professor John Ruter, author of “Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo.” Following the book signing there will be guided tour of the Conifer Garden at 10:30 a.m. and a 1:30 p.m. presentation titled “Fall in Love with Conifers.”The American Conifer Society recently recognized Piccadilly Farm with its southeast region 2015 Award of Merit. Pictured…