In 1975, Frank W. Fitch added cabins at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, but nothing like the ones you've likely stayed in. He built small wooden huts in the woods for a more traditional camping experience.
Sometimes people mistakenly think we get the summer off.
School's out and 4-H is kicking off a huge summer of fun for all ages. Call us at 770-784-2010 with any questions, or visit us on the second floor of the Newton County Administration Building from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed on Memorial Day).
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.
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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. If you're ready to head to Six Flags or White Water, get the best deal on tickets by visiting the 4-H office. Six Flags tickets are only $38 for day passes and $64 for season passes. White Water season passes are $54, with day passes at $32. Prices on tickets are cash only. No additional taxes or fees will be ...
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.
A seventh-grader stood on stage Friday night. He nervously looked at his note cards as nearly 400 pairs of eyes looked on.
All year, Cloverleaf 4-H'ers from age 9 through sixth grade have been researching, writing and practicing 4-6 minute illustrated talks.
When I was a 4-H'er, county extension agent Clyde Taylor put me up to telling county extension director Mike Welborn that a little bird told me that the messier your office is, the more work you do.
It may be cold today, but I'm already thinking about that big water slide at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.
What child hasn't begged for a pet dog or cat? "I'll take care of it, I will, I will!" he or she pleads. "Pleeeeeeeeeeease? I'll feed it every day, really!" Imagine, instead, that your child wants a cow. Or perhaps a hog. Talk about not-so-cuddly. Every year, dozens of 4-H'ers and FFA members in the county purchase their heifers, steers, hogs, goats and lambs. Want a good chance to talk about responsibility with your child? ...
What are you and I doing to give our next generation a clear path to leadership? Or what are we doing to leave them unprepared? The 25th class of the Newton Youth Leadership Institute travelled to the University of Georgia to learn about leadership last week. "You are not tomorrow's leaders. You are leaders now, and you have a responsibility," said Bo Ryles, a professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and past ...
Last week, I shared highlights from junior 4-H portfolios, so this week, it's time to talk about our senior 4-H'ers.
What an incredible, exhausting, exhilarating week! We made a list and we checked it twice. (Or maybe 12 or 13 times.)
I rarely watch TV news, partly because I rarely sit still long enough to watch any TV. I do read the news, but I suppose it's easier to read something and move on instead of dwelling on negative stories at the pace the news reporter sets. This holiday, I've seen enough bad news to last all year. I've also had more time to read the Australian news site, and to notice which American stories carry ...
"There's nothing to eat. There's nothing to drink," said Darien DeBrule, according to his mother, Kenlyn Patterson.