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Drought Takes a Toll on Mental Health

Slowly, the earth loses its moisture … Row crops don’t make it to harvest or their yields are reduced... more


September 30 -- Homecoming weekend on the Plains begins today … Big tents are in place, tables and chairs... more

Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins When the Calendar Turns to June

Alabama hasn't felt the impacts of a hurricane since 2005 when wind damage from Hurricane Katrina extended into northern Alabama …... more

Seven Reasons to be Prepared for Disaster

Have you prepared yourself and your family for disasters, natural or otherwise … If you haven't, what's holding you... more

It's Never Too Late to Give

This is not a request for money … Rather, it's a reminder that we can give our families the... more

Electric Air!

I love this time of year … There’s an electric quality to the air and the feeling of new beginnings... more

Emergencies are Inconvenient

Emergencies are never convenient; most often they seem to occur at the most inopportune times … For example, early one morning (1:30... more

Humid + Muggy = Humugity

Every time I've stepped outdoors the last few days, I imagined that I stepped into a room in which someone was pouring water on hot rocks... more

Summer Thunderstorms: Lightning Safety

July 17 – The 2015 Barbasol Championship golf tournament is taking place on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Alabama, this week... more

Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day Offers Disposal Opportunity to Farmers and Landowners

August 27, 2014— The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering an Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day Sept. 3... more

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