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Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood. CAES News
Radon Poster Winners
Three Georgia middle school students will meet Gov. Nathan Deal later this month in recognition of their work to alert Georgians to the dangers of radon.  
A medicine cabinet filled with medicine and personal hygiene items. CAES News
Organization Time
January signals the beginning of a new year and provides a natural opportunity to accomplish several crucial organizational tasks. Eliminate clutter in your home by discarding or donating unused items.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Holiday Spending
The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. Long before Thanksgiving dinner has been reduced to leftovers, shoppers will be looking for bargains.
It's time to shut down the swimming pool until next summer. Don't forget to clean pool floats and toys before packing them away. Other summer items, like sleeping bags and picnic tablecloths, need to be cleaned, too, before they are packed away. CAES News
Clean First
Summer comes with its own set of toys and tools to maximize fun and adventure. Beach days, camping trips and even time on the patio require towels, sleeping bags, cushions and more. Now that fall has arrived, it’s a good time for a thorough cleaning to make sure these items will last through the winter and be ready to use next spring.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Sales Tax Holiday
The 2016 Georgia back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at midnight on Friday, July 30, and ends at midnight on Saturday, July 31. Certain purchases made over the tax holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Estate Planning
Singer, songwriter and performer Prince died recently, saddening fans across the globe. Reports estimate his estate to be worth approximately $300 million and he died “intestate,” or without a valid will.
Members of the ExTEND Advanced Leadership Training Program graduated May 5 after two years of leadership workshops. CAES News
ExTEND Leadership Program
More than a dozen University of Georgia Cooperative Extension leaders graduated from UGA’s ExTEND Advance Leadership Training Program on May 5.
Older windows can make beautiful wall hangings and add historic charm to any home. However, antique architectural details and furniture can also add dangerous lead to the home if not treated properly. CAES News
Toxic Treasures
Vintage furniture and salvaged architectural details can add character to any décor. However, thrift-store treasures might be adding more than whimsy to Georgia homes – they could be carrying unsafe levels of lead. UGA Extension shares tips to keep households safe when working with lead paint on older furniture.
The 2014 UGA Radon Education Program Poster Contest first place entry. CAES News
Homebuyers Beware
You found a house that fits most, or maybe even all, of your requirements. Now it’s time to hire a home inspector to ensure the house is structurally sound and safe. Although this is not a required step in the homebuying process in Georgia, it is one that is highly recommended.