When I was a kid, my mother always told me that God had given me a guardian angel to help me when I needed it.
Everything about last Saturday started out as usual for my bandmates and me. We all woke up in different cities and made plans to make it to the show in time to get a soundcheck done.
If you’re from the south, the familiar humming from this summer bug probably sounds just like home. With their prominent eyes and green sheen, cicadas can be seen in rural and urban environments across the southeast.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently investigating outbreaks of Salmonella infections that are linked to backyard poultry flocks. Salmonella germs can cause people, especially young children, to experience a variety of symptoms— some requiring medical treatment …
May is one of my favorite months, ever since I was a kid. Flowers bloomed and the weather got warmer. That was significant up north where I was raised. Winter often lingered on for too long.
On Tuesday, Guntersville officials hoped residents would approve a proposed tax for school construction and other items on the ballot. Unlike the passage of a similar measure in Montgomery last November, Guntersville voters did the right thing. They defeated the tax hike with an impressive 5…
The ants go marching one by one, or two—or three. Argentine ants give a new meaning to a colony of ants. This invasive species can quickly become hard to manage. Before these ants march into your yard, learn how to identify and control Argentine ants.
n Tuesday, May 11, I will be voting ‘yes’ to the proposed property tax increase. I am a property owner in Guntersville and the thought of raising taxes does affect our financial situation, which I know is true for other tax-paying residents.
There’s something about a jar of peanut butter. When I was a kid, I liked taking a big spoonful of the golden delight and taking little licks until it was gone.
When purchasing seeds in the store, there is a general trust that what is on the packet is what will grow. However, does that same trust remain when purchasing seeds online?
After enjoying a hot cup of joe in the morning, what can be done with all of the used coffee grounds? Throwing them away just creates extra waste to dispose of later.
This past Sunday was Columnist Day. I never knew there was a special day for us. Sorry I didn’t send my regards to our columnists in the Gleam. There sure wasn’t any big national celebration for us.... not even a blurb on breaking news.
Spring is here once again. That means getting the family together and spending time outdoors. However, sometimes we need a boost to get off the couch and into the sunshine.
As we fully enter into the spring season, there is no better time to think about cleaning your house inside out. Also, while you are in cleaning mode it should be the perfect time to declutter some areas of your home as well. Most people focus mainly on their yards, windows, driveways but ev…
Corn producers know that corn is most vulnerable to insects pressures within the first four weeks. For that reason, pre-plant herbicide burndown applications and other integrated pest management practices are key to a successful crop.
Swap out the winter blues for spring and summer reds! With strawberry season on the cusp, people should know what to look for when picking their strawberries.
Two men who hold honoring our community’s veterans near and dear to their hearts say it is time for Guntersville to have its own dedicated veterans park. And they have a plan for just where and how to go about it.
The beauty of blooming hydrangeas can mask their tricky maintenance. Don't let the fear of the unknown keep you from pruning—but take care to do it at the right time. To master hydrangea maintenance and keep the beautiful blooms coming, follow these practical pruning tips.
Woke up this morning to a blue bird day, fish are biting, I heard other fishermen say. Hooked up my boat to my Toyota truck, headed to the lake to try my luck.
COVID-19 continues to impact Alabamians and their wallets, especially farmers. To replenish some of the financial loss, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is reopening for enrollment April 5.
Democrats aren’t the most popular folks in Marshall County these days. Local elections, generally speaking, see about 80 percent of the vote go for Republicans and 20 percent to the Democrats. The political website Daily Kos declared the 4th Congressional District – which includes Marshall C…
Marshall County has come a long way from its days being known for Bondo Alley and outlet malls. Today, advanced manufacturing and tourism drive our vibrant economy.
When spring rolls around, it may sound like a good idea to take a trip to the local farm supply or pet store to purchase a chick or duckling for a child’s Easter basket. More often than not, people do not understand the commitment they are making by purchasing this animal. This sadly leads t…
After the big oaks at the Courthouse fell in the storm Sunday, and all the damage was gathered up, a new conversation started happening: What do we want the Courthouse lawn to look like in the future?
I am always inspired by people who want to start their own business. It’s not something I have ever had the desire to do myself. Or at least not until I hear someone’s story about how they took an idea, skill or passion and turned it into a beloved, honest-to-goodness money-making business.
Creepy, crawly and just plain weird. Every now and then, a phenomenon occurs in tomatoes, strawberries and other various fruits and vegetables that may look like a maggot infestation. However, these things are not maggots. These squiggly sprouts inside the produce are a strange phenomenon kn…
We officially turned the corner from winter to spring over the weekend and besides the crippling allergies, springtime is probably my favorite time of the year.
Last week, an inmate at the Marshall County Jail attempted to take his own life, assistant chief deputy Steve Guthrie said. The inmate was housed in a cell with three other men who in the early morning hours woke up and realized what was happening.
The annual Food Entrepreneur Conference continues to impact lives across the state, even from a distance. This year’s conference will kick-off in a new, virtual form Tuesday, April 13 and 14.