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Unplanned time at home this spring has helped to develop a new generation of home gardeners. Alabama is also home to many seasoned backyard gardeners.

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An unstable commodity market, combined with low market prices, may make this growing season more difficult than usual for Alabama crop producers.

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Home gardeners can now use their passion for gardening to make a difference in their communities through the Alabama Extension Grow More, Give More project.

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In this current situation that all humanity find themselves in, there is much fear and anxiety about this COVID-19 virus and pandemic.

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Here’s the latest update from Guntersville Fire/Rescue on what’s going on with our department right now through the national COVID-19 pandemic.

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We often think of an achiever as "the smartest person in our grade" or the "star player on a sports team." I believe all of us have hidden potential to become achievers. We're all unique individuals with different goals, abilities and experiences. Howe we choose to capitalize on what we've b…

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The coronavirus has stretched into many aspects of daily life. With a strict enforcement on social distancing in many areas, it has left many people wondering what this distancing means for their daily curbside recycling.

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Governor Kay Ivey, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey and the members of his learning options task force deserve commendation for making the difficult decision to keep K-12 public schools across Alabama physically closed for the remainder of the academic year.

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Almost 20 years ago, I became a homeowner for the first time. Like many new homeowners the thought of fixing this and painting that really excited me.

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Becky and Wayne Whitaker are grandparents for the first time. Their son Adam and wife Amanda became the parents of a beautiful girl named Adalynn Grace Whitaker. Adalynn was born on March 10, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and she was 20 inches long. She was born at Spring Hill Hospital in Gran…

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(Editor's note: Our community needs hope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. And people are having a more difficult time than ever making it to their place of worship. To that end, we are asking ministers around the county to send their thoughts on hope to us so we can share them with our readers.)

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It looks like our lives are changing in coming months with the virus threat. We’ll be spending more time at home and may need some ideas to keep us occupied. With all the gloom, it would be nice to schedule some fun and happy things in our lives. We’ll have the time for it.

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I absolutely hate that schools and governments have been closed and all sporting and non-sporting events have been canceled due to the coronavirus. But I especially hate it for senior students.

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Judy D. Sims' granddaughter, Kinsley Sims, spent the night with her recently. The week after, Judy got sick. She got medication from her doctor and is some better. 

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The last week of February, running into March, is known as National Invasive Species Awareness week in the USA.

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(This article about the Great Flood of 1867 ran in the paper last March. Given how wet it's been lately, we thought it fitting to run it again.)

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Owls are some of the most fascinating creatures in nature. Each species is equipped with its own unique set of characteristics and mannerisms.

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I must drive slowly because other cars whiz by me like I’m standing still. Of course, there’s no traffic police up ahead of them to issue a ticket. If there was, I would cheer.

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Every wonder why we put so much time in taking pictures and strive to make the next one better than the one before? Perhaps humans have some innate drive to record the beauty, the important things in their lives, and the desire to create something tangible for other to enjoy.

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Perry Leaming shot this photo of a goldfinch perched on a sweetgum ball. 

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The old-time editors sometimes called it "shaking out the mail bag" when they offered thoughts on a variety of topics of ongoing interest in their communities. 

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Judy D. Sims' son Chris went for a check-up in Birmingham. They kept him for a few days as he had excessive fluid. He was able to come home on the 28th. 

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(Marshall County's Perry Leaming has kept a journal for many of his 90 years. He provided us some excerpts and we will be running a series of his remembrances over the next few weeks. This is a remembrance of his adventures with his late wife Dottie.)