Deirdre Long

Larry Jackson of Jackson Mortgage has helped Calhoun County residents secure home lending for more than two decades.

So you have a Facebook page for your business — but now what? Have your amount of likes stalled out? And what’s all this about engagement and …

Social media is about building relationships with your followers. You can interact with them before and after they make a purchase or use your service.

Meghan is pregnant again, due in August. And I haven’t gotten to see her in a long time — family commitments kept us apart for our usual Thanksgiving meet-up last year, and I couldn’t make it to Tennessee in May for her 30th birthday party — so I decided to make her a care package.

Framed maps, map printed fabrics and globes are popular accents right now, and luckily for the DIYer, it’s pretty easy to find old paper maps and atlases to turn into something new.

Easiest Berry Crisp

Blackberries are coming into season across the area. You can find them at the grocery store, farmers markets and even a u-pick farm, but they are also in ample supply for free to the forager with some time to spare — as long as you don’t mind a few scratches from the thorns.

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