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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
I have an elderly neighbor who is going through some changes in his life. Before he lost his wife a few years ago, they kept the roads hot. The loss of his wife took the wind out of his sails, as the … more
Jasper Discount Auto Parts recently held its ribbon cutting on July 26 after moving the old Lawson Auto Parts to Parkland Shopping Center with a new name. Patrick Suchey, the owner of the … more
MONTGOMERY — After months of development, ALABAMA 200 is proud to announce the release of the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort mobile app.The app supports the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort, a printed … more
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