NEWS BLOG: Chinese mystery seeds come to Georgia, Gwinnett property tax bills delayed

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is warning residents and farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds they receive in the mail from China.

The warning comes as several states have issued similar warnings about a rash of unsolicited seeds being mailed to the U.S. from China.

Anyone who has received unsolicited seeds in the mail from China or any other country is encouraged to contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture Seed Lab at 229-386-3145 or e-mail

The seed packages may appear similar to the photos below.

Gwinnett tax bills delayed

Gwinnett County’s property tax bills have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Property tax bills are expected to be mailed mid-September with an expected mid-November due date.

In recent years, the property tax bills have been mailed mid-August with a mid-October due date.

An announcement of the exact due date will be made when the bills are released.

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