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Samford University recognized 1,759 students named to the 2020 spring semester Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean’s List is the highest a…

If you’ve ever had a serving of collard greens or turnips paired with a fresh slice of skillet cornbread, you know there are few flavor combinations that are as tasty or as true to the Southern experience. My Granny was a pro at whipping up the perfect cornbread, but sometimes, when the mood…

A recent waning summer evening found me rounding a curve on the road to my parents’ cabin in Ellijay, Georgia. Having traveled it since I was a toddler, I know this stretch of road like the back of my hand.

Many people would consider themselves better than most people. They probably would not say they were perfect, but pretty good. They would definitely not say they were bad.

The announcement that the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry will reopen for business starting July 1 is big news for Georgia 4-H and FFA members actively involved in youth livestock exhibitor projects. The fairgrounds are our site for our largest youth livestock shows and is one of the b…

Romeo is a six-month-old, 50 pound Shepherd mix who will be available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal shelter beginning July 3.

How would you answer that question? It could be a good friend or a teammate from your ball team. It could be a brother or cousin. It could be a friend from church or the neighborhood.

This will be the second column in a series on bigleaf hydrangea. Some people may know the bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, as either French, Japanese or even snowball hydrangea. I think the overall popularity of this plant is the ability of the owner to change the bloom color from e…

Kennesaw State University recently named students to the President’s List in recognition of their academic excellence for the Spring 2020 semester. To achieve this honor, each student must have completed at least 9 semester hours with a term grade point average of 4.0. KSU students who earne…

The Rev. J.E. and Mrs. Lucille Glass celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Thursday June 25. Because of COVID-19, they celebrated at home with many sweet memories they have made together. They have four children and seven grandchildren as well as two late grandsons. They have 17 great…

I know we’ve still got a little while to wait before it’s prime Muscadine season, but fall is approaching fast and with it come dreams of delicious, tart jelly made from the king of all grapes — the Muscadine.

My daughter loves to poke around in the wet weather creek that runs under our driveway, and on a recent trip to the mailbox, I found myself waiting for her with my son in his stroller. I let her get her fill of the microcosm that any body of water, even a drying one, presents.

Moochi is an adult, medium hair cat available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter. She is spayed and has a calm, quiet personality.

Have you said or heard that before? A brother gets hit and he hits back. Of course, he has to hit harder. Mom will have to step in and stop it.

Carpenter ants are known by many to be the largest of the ant species that homeowners will encounter. In Georgia, there are two carpenter ant species. In our part of the state, we will see more of the black carpenter ant.

The following students have earned the distinction of Dean’s List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Spring 2020. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. Honorees include:

Growing up, I loved going fishing with my Grandpa Larry. We spent many summer days out on Lake Waccamaw in North Carolina, arguing over whether or not I ought to bait my own hook. I never did. Worms aren’t really my thing.

Bob came to us on a Sunday afternoon quite unexpectedly. As we were playing outside, my daughter and I became aware of a continuous yowling emanating from under a raised portion of our garage. We’d just rehomed a stray feral cat who we had found wandering our property, and I automatically as…

Shelby is a 10-week-old Australian Cattle Dog mix available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter. She weighs 9 pounds and has a loving, playful personality.

Have you seen a picture where someone has a picture of themselves next to a celebrity? The question is, who do you look like? It could be a movie star, a singer or an athlete.

The bigleaf hydrangea can be a popular plant in both the florist and landscape areas. The bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, is also known by the name French, Japanese or snowball hydrangea.

It’s squash season, y’all, and I couldn’t be happier to share with you one of my very favorite ways to prepare zucchini — my preferred summer vegetable — for my family.

I’ve noticed people who live in the places where they grew up go out of their way to support each other. This phenomenon is particularly evident when it comes to small businesses.

Tango is a teenage domestic medium hair cat available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter. He loves people and is looking for a new home to call his own.

How did the world begin? People for years have wanted to know how and when the world began. There have been many theories presented. How do you know what to believe?

One popular bird that many people like to attract to their property is the purple martin. For many decades it was common to see boxes, gourds or other house options on poles at a home site used to attract purple martins.

The University of Mississippi recently announced students named to the Spring 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Chancellor’s Honor Roll. Two studetns from Calhoun — Samantha Rae Bramlett and Ashlyn Harris Thornton — made the list.

If you’re looking at the combination of chicken and bacon and rolling your eyes because you feel it’s a combination that has been overdone in recent years, let me put your mind at ease. Baked Chicken with Bacon Jam is not your average bacon and chicken treat. It is the perfect marriage of sw…

Often, I find that people want to talk to me about writing because I’m the only person they’re close to who they consider a bona fide writer. (And here’s where I’ll admit that in my more insecure moments, I sometimes question the bona fide-ness of my work.)

Jeffrey is a 6-month-old Shepherd mix available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter. He weighs 35 pounds and is looking for a new home to call his own.

When somebody says “rules,” the first thought is usually negative. We do not like to have rules.

Before I get into the topic of the day, I would like to put in a plug for soil testing at the UGA soil test lab. Soil testing itself is very economical at $9 per sample, which includes shipping.

During the few years I spent living in Los Angeles, I realized that west coasters have a lot of ingrained beliefs about Southerners that just aren’t true. Ask a Californian who has never met a real person from the South and you’ll discover that we all use “bless your heart” as an insult, eat…

Birds trilled, and a brisk wind gusted across an unfamiliar arena as I lunged my Quarter Horse mare, Ava, before swinging into the saddle for a clinic with a new-to-me instructor. It was a mid-March morning, and I’d trailered about 40 minutes north from my house to clinic with Stephanie Mose…