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Wilburn: Hearty whole grains reduce health risks

Currently most Americans consume less than a single serving of whole grains daily. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 diet recommends eating 6 ounces of grain products every day, and at least half (3 ounces) of this amount should be whole grains.

February 10, 2008 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Lunch guys: Whopper better than Big Mac, eat that

How much weight can you lose eating Big Macs? A new best-selling diet book called "Eat This, Not That" has a Big Mac and a Whopper on its cover, with the happy arrow pointing at the Big Mac under the promise of "Thousands of simple food swaps that can save you 10, 20, 30 pounds - or more!"

February 10, 2008 | By Tom James and Chris Tauber For The Times | Columnists


Rich: Today’s fast pace keeps us from a visit

Just as I tore past them, hurrying - always hurrying - into the small general store, I heard the old man speak to the younger one sitting beside him.

February 09, 2008 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Thompson: Longer shirts help plug that crack

Does your father or husband suffer from "plumbers' butt"? This is the condition where a man's T-shirt is too short. When they bend over, the world gets to see part of their backside. It's not a pretty sight. Here's the solution. Got to Duluth Trading, where they have special T-shirts designed to combat this problem. The T-shirts have an extra three inches in length! (I'm just doing my part to make Gainesville a better place to live).

February 07, 2008 | Tim Thompson | Columnists


Skaggs: Fighting for grass in the shade? There are alternatives.

Trying to maintain a thick, healthy lawn in a shady, "light-challenged" location is a losing proposition.

February 05, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Columnists


Lunch guys: Taco Bell’s Border Bowl is borderline with the guys

How convenient that this time of year Taco Bell is featuring its lighter fat, lighter calorie "Fresco" menu. Yes, this is the same franchise that also promotes eating four meals a day and stuffing your stomach for 99 cents (both of which we Lunch Guys fully support).

February 03, 2008 | By Tom James and Chris Tauber | Columnists


Wilburn: Winter squash liven up this season’s table

I love fresh vegetables, but they are not as plentiful or as affordable in winter. But thank goodness for winter squash.

February 03, 2008 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Rich: A man, if he's the right one, will wait

Upfront, I'll tell you: This is a column that somebody out there - maybe more than one somebody - needs to read.

Today's your lucky day.

February 02, 2008 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Skaggs: Poinsettia can bring holiday cheer

Along with evergreens, poinsettias embody the holiday spirit and help create festive displays. The challenge is deciding how many, what color, leaf shape, plant size and form to buy.

February 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Columnists


Skaggs: Plant this fall with drought in mind

With the ongoing drought and water restrictions, gardeners across North Georgia are wondering what, if anything, they can plant this fall.

January 03, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Columnists


Skaggs: Conserve water by mulching and weeding

With the ongoing drought, water conservation should be a priority for us all. I hope you are doing everything you can to save water around your home as well as in the landscape. Here are some water conservation tips and suggestions for the landscape and garden.

January 03, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Columnists


Lunch guys: Toasted subs score big at Arby's drive-through

Who knew it was National Drive-Through Month? No wonder we Lunch Guys feel so giddy. This magical, mythical month is part of Arby's push for its Toasted Subs, showing an edge in car accessibility over those toasted subs at Subway and Quiznos.

October 21, 2007 | | Columnists


Wilburn: Walk off those funnel cakes at the fair

I am sure with fall right around the corner that you will be heading to some of our wonderful North Georgia festivals and fairs, and of course you will be faced with many food temptations.

October 21, 2007 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Rich: Family tradition sits up with the dead

When I visited the funeral home to pay respects to a friend's mother, the deceased was all alone in the viewing room. She was lying in a gleaming cherry casket, surrounded only by flowers.

October 20, 2007 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Drama boils over into mom’s psyche

Question: My daughter has several friends in her fourth-grade class who seem to love drama.

October 19, 2007 | John Rosemond | Columnists


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Ask a Vet: Myths and truths of antibiotics

A recent survey published online showed some shocking results about science literacy in America. Twenty-five percent of people thought the sun orbits around the earth. That is truly disturbing.

July 27, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Trough caused front to stall, dumping rain on area last week

The week ending July 20 brought unusual, but not unheard of, weather to Hall County.

July 27, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Pound of perfection

Let's discuss the pound cake.

July 23, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Respect your veterinarian

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way. She wanted respect. So she demanded it with a catchy tune.

July 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Listening to God like children do to parents

The other day Cole and I were sitting around hanging out together. Out of the blue, he looked at me and said, "I want to be an adult."

July 20, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Unusual weather events have occurred frequently on July 20

Hopefully, you're enjoying a quiet July 20 while sitting down with The Times. In history, today's date hasn't always been uneventful.

July 20, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Mosquito control made easy with garden products

The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.

July 18, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Cut fat, calories in dips

Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.

July 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Cooking With Cervolyn: Thrill of the grill

Southern summers are the best.

July 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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