Feature Stories

Strength in numbers

Taking 10 minutes this month to fill out the U.S. Census form means strengthening your community, said UGA demographer Douglas Bachtel.

Dinner reservations

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat only American-grown food, you should mark apple juice, cauliflower, garlic and limes off your grocery list.

Healthcare for migrant farm workers

The Farm Worker Family Health Program is a 15-year old community partnership designed to increase the delivery of healthcare services to migrant farm worker families…

Virtual visits

Melinda DeMaria, associate director of undergraduate admissions, had a busy October, but she did not have to worry about flight delays or traffic congestion.

Local Officials Learn in New Ways

Customized mobile classes and workshops allow local government leaders to hit the road as they learn the best ways to serve their communities.

Balancing trade and security

A godsend to kidney-stone sufferers is a machine called a lithotripter, which focuses sound waves to break the stones into smaller fragments that may then be more easily, and less painfully, passed.

Cultivating caviar

Caviar is one of the world’s most prized delicacies, but overfishing has pushed wild sturgeon to the brink of extinction.

PAWS for a CAUSE

Children enrolled in Coile Middle School and each of the 14 elementary schools in the Clarke County School District are reaping the benefits from PAWS for a CAUSE.

Inmates grow food, skills at new garden

Some gardeners shop for the best gloves, hat or kneeling mat. Others gear up by wearing matching outfits and working with whatever tools the warden lets them use for the day

Georgia freshwater fish

This is no fish tale: a new Georgia Museum of Natural History Web site offers the most complete look at Georgia fishes, what they are and where they’re found.

Look! Up in the sky!

Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, left more to human history than the fanciful idea of equine flight.

Need for vitamin supplements among Georgia’s elderly

A new study by University of Georgia researchers shows that despite the availability of fortified foods, many older adults suffer from deficiencies of vitamin D, calcium and B12, which are critical for optimal bone, blood and nervous system health.

Hope that they’re still out there

Until credible sightings popped up three years ago, the scientific world was in agreement that ivory-billed woodpeckers had gone the way of the dodo.