Driving through Hall County, you probably don't expect a huge hole to suddenly open up and swallow your car. But Florida residents are familiar with this scary phenomenon. It also happened in Chicago 10 days ago when the pavement buckled and three automobiles went down 10 feet into a gaping sinkhole.
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis. We usually only think about it during a huge thunderstorm as we're traveling down Green Street and want it to be carried off the road, making it easier to get in or out of town. Or we are reminded of the drainage problem at our homes, which are all too forgotten when the weather is good. But something can be done ...
Good food is a key part of warm weather gatherings for holidays such as Memorial Day and area outdoor events such as festivals and concerts.
Arguably, one of the most coveted professions is being a performer or public figure in show business. Nearly every little girl wants to grow up to be an actress, a dancer, a model or a singer. Many boys aspire to be action stars in movies and on television.
The all-American storm is in season again. No other country in the world has common outbreaks of tornadoes the way the United States does.
There is a developing trend to grow our own food in our gardens and landscapes. We tend to hear a lot about growing vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and such. Why not grow fruits as well?
If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, the itchy eyes and sinus pressure definitely have done so.
We all make mistakes, don't we? Sometimes those mistakes cause messes. Some of those messes are like chocolate syrup on the kitchen floor - it's messy, but relatively easy to clean up. Other messes are like toothpaste in the carpet - it's messy, and no matter how much you try to clean it up, it only gets worse. Last night, I went into Cole's room. I noticed a small spot on his carpet. It was ...
Living healthy begins with eating healthy food. Last week's "Farm To Table" workshop at Georgia Southern University demonstrated excellent ways in which chemicals-free fruits and vegetables can be produced in urban settings.
What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.
It's not too early to plan for Mother's Day, especially if a family meal is involved.
The big news in the literary world this week has been Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads, the world's largest book sharing and recommendations website.
The sea ice in the Arctic is dwindling. NASA just posted images of a gigantic crack in the frozen cover.
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.
Back in 2011, I created a list of the top holiday-themed books I love. One book was "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol." The author, Tom Mula, has finally (and thankfully) released a new book this year which pays homage to another great literary classic while giving it an inventive spin.
Boats leak from the bottom. But a house can leak from the top or the bottom.
Plants and lawns cannot survive without water, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Hot dogs are often a staple food for camping and grilling in the backyard and at tailgates parties.
The other night I went into the kitchen and poured myself a glass of juice. Chloe came in and said she needed to take some medicine before she went to bed. So, I set the juice on the counter and reached for her medicine bottle.
North Georgia's summer climate is often called "hot and humid." But that's not really accurate. There are times when it's warm and humid, and other times when it's hot and dry.
Not too many animals in the world get quite the same emotional response as snakes when they are found in the woods or around the house. People have been repulsed by and attracted to snakes ever since the dawn of time.
Those who find the subject of wine fascinating are advised to grab a book I just finished. No, not my copy; buy one of your own. It truly is one of the best offerings on the subject I have encountered in 30-plus years.
Cole and I went shopping at Walmart. As we walked toward the door, I saw her. She was obviously in poor health.
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