April 10, 2019 RSS feed / Community

News Around Us

Blakely - A Blakely man is in jail facing numerous charges after firing a weapon last week during an apparent domestic dispute.  Blakely police officers were dispatched late Tuesday night by 911 to a report of gunshots being fired at 316 Lee Str More...

Library News

New Books at the Library   More...

The Peach State?

We Georgians live in a territory of the United States of America affectionately called the Peach State. Did you ever wonder why we revere the peach so much? More...

Lonely

Sometimes I feel as lonely as the 3rd verse of a Baptist Hymnal.   More...

Five things you need to know about your student loans

Before you head off to the real world, it’s important that you take some time to learn about your student loans. More...

Consumer Q’s

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Q: Is it possible for mosquitoes to breed inside my house? I seem to have a lot of them. A: Yes. Houseplants such as “lucky bamboo” grown in pebbles and water can serve as a place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. More...

Snake sightings spur questions and answers

As spring warms up, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. But most center on two questions: What species is this and what do I do with it? More...

A Real Love Story

A couple was in a busy shopping center just before her birthday. The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing, and as they had a lot to do, she called him on his cell phone.  The wife said "Where are you? More...

T-shirt Art Winners Announced in Youth Birding Competition

Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced today. More...

Food Bank This Saturday

Colquitt United Methodist Church has moved the date of this month’s Food Bank. The community event usually occurs the third Saturday of each month. More...

Georgia Drivers Warned of Dangers Linked with Distracted Driving

The state of Georgia urges motorists to put down the phone and keep their eyes on the road during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. More...

U.S. Senate’s Failure to Pass Disaster Relief Package Affects SW Georgia Farmers

The whole country may now be affected by a crop shortage here in Southwest Georgia. More...

Extreme heat events are the most dangerous natural hazards

Heat-related illnesses and deaths are the most dangerous natural hazards in the United States, says Southwest District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “But they are preventable,” she added. More...

5 Mistakes That Can Torpedo Your Finances

Financial Professional Suggests Improving Your Money Mastery During Financial Literacy Month The investment world comes with such a maze of options and pitfalls that it’s little wonder people routinely become entangled in monumental and costly More...

••••Medical Humor••••

•Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. “Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?” he asks. More...

Under the Gold Dome

My colleagues and I returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 26, for Legislative Day 36 and the 11th week of session. More...

Dr. Karl Peace to be Awarded 2019 Alumni Service Award

Georgia Southern University Alumni and Friends will honor Dr. Karl E. Peace (B.S. in Chemistry, 1963) with the 2019 Alumni Service Award at the upcoming Alumni Awards Gala on April 13. More...