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Nearing tomato time again

By JEFF NORTH,

I missed the brutally cold temperatures last week. To be honest, I’m somewhat glad I wasn’t here, for as painful as it was to endure 30 minutes of praise and another four days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes of what I will need to do in 2018 to be successful, I think the bone-chilling weather would have been just as painful.






The new improved 529 plan

By JOSH NORRIS,

529 plans are no longer just for college. The recently passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” added a provision that expands eligible education expenses to include $10,000 per child for elementary and secondary tuition. So parents who plan on sending their children to one of Jackson’s many private schools should take advantage.


Nature's poisons

By BILL MCKELL,

It's not difficult to understand Mother Nature's giggles at our dismay when we are confronted with nature’s poisons, not to mention her mosquitoes, when we see what we've done to trash our roadsides, streams, and oceans.




Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

Anyone who reads this column with any sort of regularity knows of my devotion to the Weather Channel, which I refer to as my “Home Channel,” and my other realization that the Weather Channel really comes alive for you, once you know people from other states, other parts of this country, and other countries of the world.





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