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    Control Fire Ants in Your Yard

    Dr. Blake Layton Jr.// Fire ants are the most common pests of home lawns in Mississippi. They are not welcome guests! Unknowingly stepping in a fire ant mound can ruin an otherwise pleasant time in the yard. Fire ant stings are always painful, but, when they occur in large numbers, they can be especially threatening […]

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    Mediterranean meets Mississippi

    story and photos by Ellis Anderson// In the yellow cottage on Keller Street, a mix of Southern sensibilities and Old World style give this beach town home a global appeal.   Visitors to the Eldridge/Scott home on Keller Street in Bay St. Louis may be from Albania or Algeria, or Kemper County, Mississippi, but it’s […]

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    A Majure renovation

    Photography by William Colgin Story by Dana Sleger// Old charm meets modern elegance. When Winfield and Gail Majure spotted a Southern Planters Cottage in Gulfport’s historic old Handsboro area, the decision to buy wasn’t a hard one. The 3,100-square-foot home was built in the late 1800s and is nestled on three acres of wooded property. […]

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    How to shop for annuals

    by Dr. Lelia Scott Kelly// Garden centers and nurseries are in full swing and loaded with great plants. For quick color and longevity of bloom, nothing beats annuals or bedding plants as they are known in the trade. Follow the tips below to get the biggest bang for your buck. Annuals are purchased because they […]

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    Life’s Lagniappes

    by John Folding//   We are always looking for ways to make our lives a little easier. That’s why “how to” books and “life hack” videos are so popular — they lure you in with provocative captions and titles. That’s why classic helpful hinters like Heloise are so popular and are an inspiration for this […]

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    Home Color Trends

    Ready, set, refresh!   Spring has always signed newness and change, so it’s time to put on a new interior look for 2016. If color changes will be your design instrument of choice to make a big difference without chewing up a lot of cash, take a look at what the experts say will be […]

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    2016 home decor trends blends styles

    By Billie R. Comeaux// Furniture trends for 2016 are embracing a style palette that fuses some jazzy touches with sophisticated elegance — a tasteful mix and match theme that makes your home chic and cozy at the same time.   According to Billie R. Comeaux, a corporate designer with American Factory Direct Furniture Outlets, Inc. in […]

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