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Recreational fish ponds are very popular here in Walker County. Home ponds vary in size but are generally small impounded bodies of water ranging from one-half to three acres.  I get many calls … more
The weather this spring has been wonky. It stayed cold longer than usual. When the sun decided to make an appearance, it made early May feel more like late August. Then the tropics began to … more
David Dixon will be honored as the new preaching minister at the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ during a reception on Sunday, June 3, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall.The church, with about 200 … more

Youth from New Life Christian Church, located on Old Birmingham Highway  in Jasper, planted summer vegetables in three garden plots behind the church on Thursday morning. They worked under the supervision of Pastor Antonio Jackson and Richard Ford, a church member and horticulturist. 

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We have a row of blueberry bushes at the edge of our garden. Through the years we’d plant one here and there. Now, they dot the crest of a terrace row and they curve almost 90 degrees from one end … more
By DANNY L. CAINWalker County Extension Agent Only few days left until dreaded "June Bugs" returnWith Memorial Day weekend here and given that we are only a few days away from June, that usually … more
Jennifer Kaufman and her mom, Shelley Kaufman, are walking testimonials for a low-carb diet.Jennifer Kaufman, a special education teacher in Sumiton, has lost 105 pounds in 14 months. The weight loss … more
Ever since I was a kid in Sloss Hollow I’ve enjoyed stories. I remember sitting on my grandmother’s front porch listening. She could talk for hours about her life with my grandpa in the early … more
This is an article topic that I normally reserve for later in the growing season, especially for home garden crops such as tomatoes, peppers, watermelons and a few others; however, weather conditions … more
Students from the Walker County Center of Technology's landscape and horticulture science class were at the Walker Cancer Care Center several days this week working in the garden maintained by the Jasper Herb Society. The garden, which was established 16 years ago, includes a variety of herbs and flowers as well as a large strawberry patch. more
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