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Winston County natives Bo Steele and Ben Rubino, known professionally as The Band Steele, will be performing in Carbon Hill on Saturday night.

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Among the many calls that we get at the Extension office is a fairly common complaint that my trees and or shrubs have a “crusty or mossy” growth on the limbs or bark that is killing my trees. These growths are actually lichens. more
The nature of our backyard changed this week. We have a new swing. It's actually an old swing that someone gave us. They were going to toss it. I loaded that baby up before he changed his mind. We … more

Even in the dog days of summer, there is always plenty of activity in the garden. A new session of the Walker County Master Gardeners course will begin Aug. 30 at the Walker County Extension Office. Classes will meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 12 weeks. Examples of topics to be covered include home vegetable production, home orchards, soils and fertilizers, native plants, annuals and perennials, plant propagation, weed control in home  gardens and landscapes, plant diseases and insects, home turfgrass, and backyard wildlife. The cost of the class is $125. To register, call 221-3392.

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By DANNY L. CAIN Walker County Extension Agent more
August is a slow month for Jilda and me. That’s why I chose it to do something I’ve never done before. It will be the first time I’ve ever been in the hospital. I’ve visited people in the … more
Russell Twilley spends many hours staring at computer and phone screens in his job as student information systems coordinator at the Walker County Board of Education. When he needs a break, he … more
Walker County Extension AgentAphids, or “plant lice” as I have often heard them referred to, belong to a very large group of insects that suck the sap and cause damage to a wide variety of … more
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