The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
Five years ago, an eighth grade 4-H'er came up to me at Relay for Life, excitedly telling me how 4-H should have a team.
Despite strong competition from several schools, Oak Hill Elementary again topped the charts in Newton 4-H this year.
Spring fever has hit, and we're only weeks away from the long days of summer.
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Forty-five Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in the fourth through sixth grades competed at District Project Achievement this year. Each researched, wrote and presented a 4- to 6-minute illustrated talk on a topic of his or her choice. They presented in club meetings, at County Project Achievement and at District Project Achievement.
It might be a gloomy Saturday morning riding across Atlanta, but for the nearly 50 fourth, fifth and sixth graders who arrived, loaded a bus before 7:30 a.m. in Covington, the excitement level is high.
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The 4-H Grinch is preparing for her ride through Covington in December's Lion's Club parade.
Do lambs have tails? A woman stopped me to ask this as I took photos of our 4-H'ers showing lambs at the Gwinnett County Fair. "Of course they do," I replied. But then I looked out over the show ring as it dawned on me that indeed, no, there were no tails in this entire barn. I saw thousands of ...
If you haven't been down the slide out at Col. Cob's Corn Maze yet, it's a must by the end of the month.
This week 4-H'ers taught each other about our Cotton Bowl and Consumer Jamboree topics: sleeping bags, student credit cards, energy bars and pajama pants.
In 1904, local educators G.C. Adams and P.D. Johnson had no idea their efforts to educate boys about the latest research in corn would turn into something as big as 4-H.
Middle and high school 4-H'ers in Newton County are members of Sigma Lambda Chi 4-H.
"It doesn't really seem like science," says 4-H'er Sarah Heft of her observations at a local veterinary clinic.
The heat and humidity on this southern Friday night are evident in the sweat rolling down the faces of competitors and observers.
Take a look at your hands. Don't forget to check between the fingers and around those fingernails.
Gwinnett County Fair
Middle and high school 4-H'ers trained 114 5th grade 4-H officers on Tuesday. They taught how to follow the meeting order and what each officer's role involves.
If you don't know a bagworm from fall webworm, call a 4-H'er.
If any photograph is supposed to be worth a thousand words, Laura Greenich's portraits and scenes must be an entire book chapter.
Last week I discussed how it seems we never visit local places, even though they're often inexpensive and require little travel.
I have had the incredible opportunity to explore the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Can., this week on vacation.