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Blue satin ball gowns, chocolates and high tea, five-course meals with family, scandal and romance. Welcome to the dashing world of Bridgerton. Grosvenor Square is buzzing with ladies and lords dressed to the nines, promenading in the park and sharing lemonade at the evening’s ball. While yo…

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North Carolina native and award-winning Two Cups Flour blogger Jenn Davis knows the key to Southern baking — think fresh fruit, real sugar and full-fat buttermilk. And with The Southern Baking Book (2021, Page Street Publishing), anyone, anywhere can experience some down-south magic. Davis b…

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Oatmeal has always been a favorite in my household. At the top of the list is oatmeal with lots of cinnamon and brown sugar served with fresh sausage patties. Not only is it pretty inexpensive, it’s also a way to change up our breakfast meal. You can add raisins, maple syrup, chopped apples,…

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Victories have their ecstasies as sure as defeats have their agonies. My friend Rick Conger contributed to my agony of defeat right at Christmas time, 2021. He posted on Facebook back in December a picture of open daffodils in his considerable garden on Greenacres Drive, right next door to m…

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It is always frustrating when I can’t remember where a favorite plant of many years came from. Or, especially, who it came from. My garden is fairly rife with hand-me-down plants, and some of them were gifted by other generous gardeners. To wit: I had a great-aunt, my mother’s aunt, who live…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid risi…

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We all know that germs are literally everywhere. Just because something looks clean, it does not mean that it is germ-free. What are germs, you ask? Merriam-Webster defines germs as micro-organisms that can cause disease. Handwashing is the first line of defense against germs. It is also the…

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Hail and farewell. In a few days a new year will emerge on the scene, one that has never been seen before. A day before that, it will be farewell for 2021, a year that will never be seen again. Tempus fugit. Time flies when you’re having fun.

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Are you thinking of a New Year’s resolution? Start the new year off right by being happy and healthy. Cleaning out the refrigerator, freezer and pantry of non-healthy food items is a good habit to start this new year. Cleaning it out helps build the foundation of wanting to eat healthy since…

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Brooks Parker (second from left) recently finished first in the nation in the AMVETS essay contest for students in grades 6-8. His essay was titled “What Do I Think Of When I See the American Flag?” He was presented with a certificate and gift card Dec. 3 at Inman Middle School, where he is …

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Here we are, just one day into winter and after the winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year, and already there is talk of the “dead of winter.” For your information winter is not dead, nor will it be even later into its annual visit.  

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A fool’s paradise, it is — now, that is. Here it is, just 10 days until Christmas and fools like me are staring into space and doing virtually nothing about it. Hey, there gifts to be bought and decorations to be taken care of, and the boob tube and football games yet call, even on week nigh…

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Winter hereabouts is generally said to be the months of December, January and February, notwithstanding the fact the astronomical calendar does not place its onset until Dec. 21 and continues it until March 21.

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Our very own Pilgrims are given credit for inventing the first Thanksgiving here in the states, when they were simply colonies, but their Mother Country had practiced a somewhat similar holiday back there in England before that. 

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Today, nearly 90 percent of Americans choose turkey — whether roasted, baked or deep-fried — for Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 

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It has been a while since I have done a dirty column, 1984, believe it or not. Wait, I misspoke that. The column was on dirt, but, heck, that is about as dirty as you can get. It was during the initial year of succeeding my grandmother as your author. Let us move on, before I engender any mo…

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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Pressure canning is arguably the easiest and most reliable way to preserve shelf-stable foods year round, and Pressure Canning for Beginners and Beyond: Safe, Easy Recipes for Preserving Tomatoes, Vegetables, Beans and Meat (2021, Page Street Publishing Co.) is a must-have one-stop guide to …

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Canning is a great method to preserve and extend shelf life for many types of foods, including meat products. Canned meats are a quick easy way to create a meal. Many questions arise about this time of the year about canning meat and poultry.

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Jamie Oliver offers celebration of incredible food to share

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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November is American Diabetes Month, a month set aside to bring awareness and attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Diabetes is a disease that impairs your body’s ability to properly process food to use as energy. More than 10% of Americans have diabetes, 21% of peop…

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November is Eat Smart Month. This is part of the Healthy for Good initiative created by the American Heart Association encouraging people to eat smart, add color, move more, be well.

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It can be hard to make your jack-o-lantern stand out from the crowd of evil faces. Put a creative, personal touch on your creation to keep the whole family talking about your pumpkin for Halloweens to come.

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Stocks wobbled in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average set their latest record highs. The S&P 500 was up 0.1% as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 80 points, or 0.2%, to 35,678 and the Nasda…

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The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Paris announced multiple staffing changes in October, including the appointment of its new vice president. Lorie Goodgine was promoted to serve as vice president under President Willie Huffman. Tiffany McCutcheon has also been named student serv…

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The graduating Class of 1965 at Grove High School met for a 56th-year reunion recently. Attending were (from left, seated) Nancy Harding Irby, Patsy Rushing Howard, Jeri Orris Shadden, Brenda Hunter Hosford, Judy Allen Reeves, Gail Owens Robertson, Susan Downey Nichols, Joan McFadden LaBonte…

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Carving pumpkins for Halloween can be complicated, messy — and honestly, might not be the best option for your family if you are trying to complete the activity with young children. 

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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Here we are, just three days before All Hallows Eve, and almost the end of October. Back at the first of the month, I had some comments here on the “golden month.” Since the most famous writer in the English language, William Shakespeare, never mentioned October, I will modestly propose to m…

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My innate modesty prevents me from saying much about myself, but I can’t resist one egotistical remark that comes not from me but from a number of garden visitors. I have been complimented more than once on my skill in pruning.

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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If you dream about the sweets and treats of your childhood but want something a little more special than the standard chocolate chip cookie or vanilla ice cream, look no further than Emma Duckworth’s Simply Sweet Nostalgic Bakes (2021, Page Street Publishing Co.).

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