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Nearly 600 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Jacksonville State University as part of Fall 2019 commencement. Area graduates included:

If you're looking for a classically fluffy, warm vanilla-scented cake to pair with fresh fruit or a strong cup of coffee at a low cost, look no further. Hot Milk Cake was always my Granny's go-to for days when baking a more complicated sweet wasn't feasible or when money was a little tight. …

Meep is an adult Scottish Fold cat. With the cutest ears and tiniest stuck-out tongue, she would make a lovely addition to any family.

One of my favorite landscape items is the crape myrtle. The reason it makes my list is because it can provide summer color with the blooms, can handle drought when established and overall has little maintenance issues. Crape myrtles, in the big picture, have few issues with disease and insects too.

Angela Perez is a senior at Calhoun High School. Next year, she hopes to attend the University of North Georgia, where she will study to become a mental health counselor. Nominated by her French teacher, Daphne Hrib, Perez is known around school for her hard work, dedication to school work a…

If your family is anything like mine, there are days when none of you want to cook. You don’t want to spend 45 minutes cleaning up after cooking either. We’ve all been there.

Jax is a 5-month-old, male Labrador mix. He weighs 29 pounds and would make a wonderful addition to a family looking for a young, playful puppy to add to the mix.

The Calhoun Little Theatre and Harris Arts Center are excited to bring “Murder at the Midnight Hour,” the fourth Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, to the HAC stage. Set for Jan. 24-25, the event is billed as an exciting show and dinner catered by David Burton of Wall Street Catering. Per…

Students from city and county middle and high schools currently have their art on display in the Middle and High School Art Show at the Harris Arts Center. This show is sponsored by Starr Mathews Agency and the public is invited to an art reception in honor of the students on Thursday, Jan. …

Jacob Briggs from Calhoun qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 38 percent of Belmont’s 8,481 students qualified for the Fall 201…

Vegetable gardening can be a fun, rewarding and an important hobby for many people. I am sure we have local gardeners that are planning for the next gardening season now.

Though Led Zeppelin effectively ended as a band in 1980 with the death of drummer John Bonham, fans of the English rock group are invited to the GEM Theater on Saturday, Jan. 18, to hear their tunes reawakened by tribute band Stairway to Zeppelin. The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Shiloh is a 4-year-old, 70-pound male Boxer mix. He has a sweet disposition and gets along well with humans. The folks at the shelter also say he is good with other animals, including smaller dogs.

I have been a county agent for now over 25 years. The first portion of my career I served as the 4-H coordinator in Bartow County. Over half of my career has now been in the agricultural and natural resources capacity as an Ag agent in both Bartow and Gordon.

I don’t know about matriarchs around the rest of the country, but most southern grandmas wouldn’t dare allow the New Year to pass without servin’ up a pile of something lucky, whether that’s a big ole pot of black-eyed peas or collard greens. It’s a tradition steeped in superstition, and, to…

Tiger is an adult male cat. He is small for his age and is shy around new people. The folks at the shelter say he is good with other cats but is not a fan of dogs. They also say he is great with children.

Calhoun and Gordon County are rich in Cherokee heritage, but it will be the history of a Plains tribe, the Lakota, that author Bill Matson and Elder Floyd Clown Sr. — a descendant of Crazy Horse — will focus on during their visit.

The chainsaw is a commonly used item to fell, de-limb or cut a tree into sections. Each of these activities will require a different method of using the chainsaw.

This time of the year is hard for me. Christmas was always my Granny’s favorite holiday, and I miss spending it with her, decorating the tree, baking all kinds of desserts, wrangling the cousins, and setting up her miniature Christmas village, complete with fake snow. It’s also the time of y…

Muffin is an adult Tabby cat. She weighs 10 pounds and is very comfortable with people. The folks at the shelter say she is very good with other cats and does not seem to mind dogs, though she also doesn’t interact with them very much.

Editor’s note: One of the oldest and most popular Christmas poems ever, commonly referred to as “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” was written in the early 19th century. Though its author is disputed, with the poem being attributed to both Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr. over t…

It is obvious that cold damage to ornamental plants can be a problem during the winter months. In a previous column, we discussed cold acclimation. In fact, I have been sharing information on cold protection of plants in various venues and outlets in 2019.

As Christmas Eve draws near, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of cookies to leave out for Santa. The options are endless, with everything from chocolate chip and gingerbread to red velvet and ladyfingers, but there’s nothing more classic than a Christmas Snowball Cookie.

Midnight is 1-year-old Labrador mix. She weights 35 pounds and is heartworm negative. The folks at the shelter say she has a very sweet disposition and loves to play with toys.