Roots, shoots, trees

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaGardeners often get dirt under their fingernails. On “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” Sept. 5, Reeves gets mud up to his armpits, tames bamboo and grows mimosas. “Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.Elizabeth Dean of Wilkerson Mill Gardens shows Reeves a muddy method to pot bare root magnolia trees. It proves clay isn’t always bad for plant roots and can leave them prepared for a healthy life. Bamboo can be a serious landscape pest. Once it escapes, it’s hard to get the roots and stems back into their designated spot. Reeves shows the difference between running bamboo and clumping bamboo.The flowers are attractive, and the trees are easy to grow. What’s not to like about mimosa? Well, it grows too easily, and it readily gets diseased. Walter highlights this common Southern plant.The show is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and is supported by a gift from McCorkle Nurseries. Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site www.gardeningingeorgia.com.last_img read more

Broome County Farmer’s Market offers yoga class with a twist

first_img“The goats kind of will run around, jump on you, may nibble on you, you just never know what’s going to happen,” said Molly McManus, Events Coordinator for the Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market had some special friends join their customers on Saturday. The event served as a fundraiser for the market to help them continue their operations year-round.center_img The goats were scattered throughout the market as part of a special yoga session offered. The furry friends joined yoga lovers for an hour-long class. last_img

Pregnant FL woman saves family by fatally shooting intruder with AR-15

first_imgA Florida woman is being hailed a hero for saving her family’s lives during a violent home invasion, Wednesday evening.Jeremy King told BN9 that his wife “evened the playing field and kept them from killing me.”Around 9 p.m., Wednesday, two masked men armed with guns broke into the Lithia family home.One of the men first grabbed the couple’s 11-year-old daughter before violently attacking the male victim, police say.King said one of the men pistol-whipped him while another kicked him repeatedly in the head during the attack.His wife, who is eight months pregnant, was in the back bedroom and peeked out to see what was going on, according to King.He said that one of the men shot then at her.She retreated, grabbed an AR-15, and returned fire, King said.Deputies later found a man identified as one of the intruders dead in a nearby ditch.The second gunman fled the scene after the fatal shot was fired and is still at large, deputies said.Detectives do not believe the attack was random and are currently investigating the relationship between the victims and suspects.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office also noted that the AR-15 used by the pregnant female was in the family home legally.“Anyone with information is asked to call Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.”last_img read more

VIDEO: Police say man attempted to abduct a woman on New York subway

first_imgA shocking video shows what appears to be an attempted abduction on a Bronx subway train early Monday.The video went viral on social media, and it shows a man grabbing a woman and carrying off the train.According to the NYPD, the man in the video was “preventing a female from getting away from him.”Police officials arrested 48-year-old Sonny Alloway in the Bronx Monday, and he was charged with unlawful imprisonment, according to authorities.last_img

London Police Shoot, Kill Man After “Terror-related” Stabbings

first_imgPolice shot a man dead in south London Sunday afternoon, in what they are calling a “terrorist-related incident.”According to London’s Metropolitan Police, “At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”They do not believe there were other suspects.The London Ambulance Service says it was called to the scene shortly before 2 p.m.“We are working closely with the other emergency services and are treating a number of patients at the scene,” a spokesperson for the ambulance service told reporters.The incident occurred on Streatham High Road, which is a busy shopping street. Police have advised people to stay away from that area.Two months ago, police shot and killed a man on London Bridge in central London, after he killed two people and injured three others.This is a developing story.last_img read more

PBC Elections Office May Have Been Attacked By Ransomware in 2016

first_imgA ransomware attack may have hit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office during the 2016 presidential election, it was revealed Wednesday.The alleged incident was not reported to state or federal officials at the time.According to elections office employees, the attack created panic and prompted immediate action to isolate or minimize any damage in the office’s server room.In additions, some employees lost several days of work.Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link, who was appointed to the position in January of last year, discussed the situation on Wednesday.She says she only learned about it when the information technology director she inherited from her predecessor, Susan Bucher, left last year and she ended up questioning an office information technology specialist who has since become the IT director.Bucher denies Link’s claims of a ransomware attack, saying, “I can swear on a stack of Bibles that our county was never ransomwared. It is irresponsible for the supervisor [Link] to scare our voters. We are behind Palm Beach County’s firewall. And she [Link] should know better.”Link adds that the public should not be concerned about security for the March 17 primary election. She explains, “This happened in 2016. It’s unfortunate that it’s come to light now right before the election because I don’t want voters to be confused, and I don’t want anybody to feel like our current election system is unsafe. Because it’s not.”Link emphasizes that voters’ personal information was not exposed.A six-person team from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently conducted an extensive review of the elections office, Link explains. She believes, “if there had been something earth-shattering or glaring, I’m sure they would have alerted us to that before they left.”Link says the incident happened in September 2016, between the August primary and the November general election. She does not believe that the office paid any ransom.Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Bucher, who is a registered Democrat, in January 2019. He said at the time that she failed to properly conduct three statewide recounts for the 2018 midterms. Bucher later resigned rather than fighting the suspension in the Republican-controlled Florida Senate.Link says she immediately contacted the Florida Division of Elections, which was unaware of the incident, and reported it to the FBI. The FBI referred her to the Department of Homeland Security.She does not believe the ransomware attack is related to the 2016 infiltration of two Florida counties by Russian intelligence agents, which was mentioned in Robert Mueller’s report on Russian  meddling with that election.last_img read more