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Justin Wood, the new youth minister for Jasper's First Baptist Church, said he wants to make youth realize God and others are more important than themselves. Wood, 31, who was approved last … more
What a whirlwind summer for the McCullars! Counting numerous impactful local mission projects as well as meaningful and life-changing mission trips to North Carolina and New York City, perhaps the most surprising trip was the one to Dallas, Texas in June. Our family attended the annual Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Dallas and we had no way to anticipate the unbelievable set of circumstances that would take place during and after that event. more
The Sly Fox in Jasper, which offers aesthetic and wellness services, is hosting an event  for people to relax during the hectic back to school season.A Back to School Open House will be held at … more
My arms look as if I’ve been in a fight. Plumb-colored-bruises and bandages. Along with a bandage on my knee. Monday was the first time I’ve ever spent the night in a hospital. I’ve spent many … more
I have made the climb up Fool’s Hill and survived. I have been on the downward slope for some time now, and am approaching the end of my allotted time to enjoy the blessings that have been afforded … more

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
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