January is National Radon Awareness month. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind tobacco smoke. It is responsible for a reported 21,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Chalk it up to wintertime in the South - mild temperatures one day and frigid weather the next. One local gardening expert says the extent of the temperature changes that our area has seen over recent weeks might not be fully known until spring.
"I'm not a good old boy," said Jim Bartley, who filed his intent to run with the state Wednesday. "The good old boys do not like me and the establishment is not going to like me because I look for the truth."