March 12, 2021

Opinion

Opinion: Federal Agencies Should Follow USPS’ Lead in Ditching Electric Vehicles

The long-struggling United States Postal Service (USPS) may soon be turning a corner thanks to sound management practices and wise investment choices. After years of deliberation, the USPS recently announced the agency has selected a vendor for the production of thousands of new trucks. According to the agency: “Under the contract’s initial $482 million investment, Oshkosh Defense

History

Holy Cow! History: The Three Forgotten States of America

Photo: The Kingdom of Callaway flag If you’re of a certain age, you remember being herded onto a school stage for a patriotic assembly and warbling “Fifty Nifty United States” to beaming parents. “Fifty, nifty, United States from thirteen original colonies,” the song cheerfully began. There wasn’t much to it beyond rhyming “fifty” and “nifty.” It

Events

Watters Garden Centers Celebrates 59 Years of Spring

Spring is in full swing! To celebrate this magical season, Watters Garden Center is hosting their 59th Spring Open House the weekend of March 12-14.   Meet the growers that produce Watters plants as they travel directly from the farm to share their insider tips and tricks of the trade.  This year’s newest fruit trees, roses, flower

Legal Beat

How a silent movie informs the current debate over the right to be forgotten

Headlines and headaches for those unable to escape their past. Wikimedia Commons Bill Kovarik, Radford University In 1915, Gabrielle Darley killed a New Orleans man who had tricked her into a life of prostitution. She was tried, acquitted of murder and within a few years was living a new life under her married name, Melvin.

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Reading a Seed Packet for Better Plants this Spring

There is a lot of information on a seed packet. Consider these four things when choosing a variety: when it blooms, how much sun is needed, how big it gets, and then the number of days to harvest. You will find this information listed on the front of our packet right above the description of

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