What's a shade tree worth? It all depends on how large it is, the kind of tree it is and where it is located. For example, it isn't unusual to place a value of ten thousand dollars or more on a large live oak on coastal property. The value could be higher if several specimen live oaks are strategically located on a given piece of commercial property. Large and smaller shade trees increase the value of residential home-sites substantially versus those sites where trees are non existent. Real estate agents are well aware of this factor when pricing ...
For a long time, manure and other agricultural residuals have been, at best, a fertilizer, and at worst, a liability for farmers. That's no longer the case. In today's emerging world of reuse and bioenergy, farmers can transform that liability into an asset that benefits not only farmers, but everyone who seeks a cleaner and more sustainable environment.
This is the first in a series of articles about the origins of the Baptist faith in Georgia and Bulloch County.
Point worth noting: At first glance, it is impossible to tell whether the tide is coming in or going out.
MAE SOT, Thailand - They travel for days though checkpoints, across dangerous roads and past Myanmar's bribe-hungry soldiers to make it to the Thai border. They're not refugees fleeing the junta - they simply want to see a doctor.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and New York cut a deal Saturday to create a new generation of super-secure driver's licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version.
VIENNA, Austria - In a city where ''I do'' often turns into ''I want out,'' a fair for those wanting to untie the knot seemed a sure hit.
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Black and gold ''Save Antioch College'' signs stood on the campus Saturday as supporters waited for a decision on the future of the 155-year-old school known for its social activism.
It behooves you not to give up on past efforts where you've worked hard and long and that have yet to come to fruition. The year ahead will offer you new conditions that could bring you exactly what's needed to achieve your goals.
DEAR ABBY: My family owns a golf course. One of the longtime members, a man I'll call "Jack," died suddenly. Another member took it upon himself to commission a watercolor of a golf scene and hang it in the pro shop in Jack's memory. The painting is tastefully done, matted and framed with a brass plaque stating, "In Memory of ..."
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about the lady who is in constant pain and is getting steadily weaker after having been given a variety of treatments, including prednisone. You could have been describing me a year ago. That's when I decided to take things into my own hands, as it was apparent that only a few months of my life remained, and they would be terrible at best.
First, look at only the West hand. South is in six clubs. You know that South has a balanced 15-17 points and that North has a long club suit with slam interest. What would you lead?
SHARON, Ga. - The most important rule at this remote vacation spot is simple: no white light.
HOUSTON - Wearing goggles and surgical masks, the commander of the international space station and an Italian astronaut on Saturday opened the hatch to christen the complex's brand new room.
BAGHDAD - U.S. forces will turn over security to Iraqi authorities in the southern Shiite province of Karbala on Monday, the American commander for the area said, despite fighting between rival militia factions that has killed dozens.
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rigdon of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Aleta A. Rigdon, to Justin W. Hodges, son of Chuck and Dawn Hodges of Alpharetta.
Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.
As the old parenting point of view fell out of fashion beginning in the late 1960s, the vernacular that accompanied it all but completely disappeared. Today's parents don't say to their children the sorts of things parents said to children in the 1950s and before, things like "You're acting too big for your britches again, young man."
Heaven - what does it look like?
What is this? A mimosa tree? Its slender branches are curved in an arc out over the ditch. Its fingerling leaves are dangling over my head. Its barkless trunk is all but hidden among the grapevines and pine trees and scrub oaks. I have walked by this very spot hundreds of times, driven by it thousands of times. How could I have never noticed a mimosa tree?
Linda and Jack D. Stanley and W. Craig Eddins of Perry, Georgia, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cathryn Elizabeth Eddins, to Guy W. Bland.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)
I've never been a morning person. Equipped with a gene found in nocturnal animals I would float during daytime hours only to amp my production after sundown.
WASHINGTON - Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said.
ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he's been to a Pro Bowl.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy.
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