How to get your live Christmas tree home safely

 If you plan to purchase a real Christmas tree this holiday season, AAA urges you to have a plan to get it home safely.  “Nothing will make you say ‘bah humbug’ faster than losing the tree you just bought on the drive

Still on 3G? You may not be able to make calls after Jan. 1

Consumers whose mobile phones rely on older 3G and 4G technology will not be able to place phone calls, including 911 calls, or send texts beginning as early as January 1.  Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G and some 4G networks

Falcons fans drink liquor, Patriots fans drink wine

Different sports fans have different ways of coping with their team’s successes and failures. Die hard fans will let their team’s loss affect them emotionally until the following game, whereas fair-weather fans will simply shrug off a loss, content that the team

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Labor Day

Most Americans will mark Labor Day with one last pool party, firing up the grill one more time before the weather starts to change, or with a get-together with family and friends. Many families consider it the last blast of summer, and

What makes Vidalia onions so sweet?

Researchers at the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) want to make sure that the Vidalia onions you buy every year are as sweet as you expect them to be. The official vegetable of Georgia, Vidalia onions are known for being

6 Ways to handle the summer heat in Georgia

The heat of a Georgia summer can be brutal for lifelong Georgians and visitors alike. Whether you’re visiting or you live here, you probably have wondered a time or two if there are any ways to beat the heat. No. No, you

Your guide to handling summer pests

As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, I see a lot of insects. People leave jars of them on my desk, send me photos or call me out to their gardens to identify them and give control recommendations. Often I speak to folks

Fourth of July fireworks safety tips

Fireworks are legal in Georgia, but they are only as safe as the person lighting them. If you want to enjoy your fireworks without your house, hand, or pickup truck becoming a casualty, you’ll want to practice a few safety measures before

What does Georgia law say about four wheelers and golf carts?

In the summer months, many Georgians like to take to golf carts and four wheelers for transportation or recreation. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department among others in Georgia reports it has received a number of reports of violations involving these recreational vehicles

Fireworks can cause anxiety for dogs. Here’s how you can help

Many animals are very sensitive to loud noises and fireworks are a big offender. The noise and unpredictability of fireworks leads many dogs to perceive them as a threat. This triggers their fight-or-flight response. Your dog may bark at the noises or

7 Ways to avoid a grilling disaster

It’s that time of year again when Georgia residents fire up the old grill and get ready for some serious outdoor cooking. Grilling is as much a part of southern culture as College Football, but injuries don’t have to be a part

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