Lifestyles

The Tech Corner is a technology news and advice column presented each week courtesy of Melvin McCrary at Georgia Computer Depot in Cedartown.

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There are many days and months throughout the year that are designated to promote awareness of health issues. There's Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, and Feb. 3 celebrates National Wear Red Day for American Heart month.

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By 1967, Americans had begun to realize that the Vietnam War, the country’s first “unpopular war,” wasn’t going to end anytime soon. Troop levels had reached nearly 500,000, and still to come were the 1968 Tet Offensive, the riots in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention, the My Lai …

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The adult Polk County special Olympics team has been training hard for the upcoming Winter Olympics and their bowling competition in August, but traveling, eating, and living always had a fair share of expenses. While the bowling trip is secured-the paper work is done and the entrants are re…

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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I have been noticing Japanese Beetles on several different types of plants for the past two weeks. Most gardeners know this enemy well.

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Rain is two things: good for crops; bad for business. Unfortunately, Thursday's farmers market was met with an onslaught of rain. While many farmers packed up their booths and left, Adriana Fincher of Timberland farm contested the rain and continued to sell her goods.

Local students from the high school Future Farmers of America programs are back from their annual leadership camp, where participation in team and individual competitions is helping build up future figures in Polk County.

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Oh, the thinks you can think when you think about Seuss. That's what the community's local actors were singing at Rockmart's Cultural Arts Center on Friday. With junior theatre camp ending last week, it was time for the older actors to don their hats, elephant ears, and tails for a performan…

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A new pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Cedartown is settling down and getting ready to take on a new role in the coming months after being ordained in recent weeks.

Family reunions are not only a time for food and fun, but a time for weaving a path of connection to family ancestors, where they came from, what they did, and how they aspired to fulfill their dreams. This was the vision of Mrs. Lorena Ellison Gibson in 1974 when she brought her family toge…

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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A healthy, attractive lawn can be the goal of many homeowners. University of Georgia experts suggest the following steps to achieve an attractive lawn this summer.

Mercer University recently announced the President's List and Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the University.

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Pickles are the wonderful result of one of the greatest culinary techniques: pickling. The ability to transform a water logged vegetable like the cucumber into a crunchy, sour pickle is a skill anyone would desire.

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Just because a pesticide is “natural” doesn’t make it risk-free or automatically safer than manmade pesticides. It’s wise to have the same regard for those products as you should for other landscape and garden chemicals.

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I have had some calls about the tips of fruit trees dying back. Fire Blight has been a widespread problem this year.

The Pets of the Week to start off June feature a loving adult cat and a cuddly dog, both ready today to find forever homes. Let this long haired tuxedo adult female named Juliana, ID No. 35432135, show off her affectionate side or this adult retriever mix pup named Patrick, ID No. 35432135, …

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An area AARP volunteer is setting up the first driving class for members of the organization and those who might just want to get updated on laws and a reminder of the regulations.

Rockmart’s efforts to improve housing continues as part of their program with the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, and plans are in the works now for a day to give the city a good scrubbing.

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Recently I attended a seminar about fire ants. One of the fact I got from the seminar is the above ground mound we see is only one-third of the actual colony itself. This is one of the reasons our foe, the fire ant, is hard to eliminate. I HATE FIRE ANTS!