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Sandra Stringer: Exercise improves energy, health and overall attitude

I'm not a morning person, but I managed to push myself to get up early recently and exercise.

March 15, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Parrish Myers: Leaving a lasting message of love

A little more than 10 years ago, I wrote my first "Eyes of the Father" column.

March 13, 2016 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Surgery causes concern for Lemmy

Lemmy returns to the office for his post-surgery recheck.

March 13, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Somalia hampered by civil war, severe drought

Somalia is in the news again, this time in connection with a U.S. strike on rebel forces. Largely unnoticed, though, is the plight of the civilian population. Hunger and starvation have been a constant occurrence there for decades.

March 12, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: Many reasons and ways to celebrate the month of March

Wow! It's March already and spring is on the way. And we have daffodils blooming in our yard for goodness sake.

March 08, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Intestinal blockage requires surgery on young dog

Lemmy has a blockage in his gastrointestinal tract, and it necessitates surgery.

March 06, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Caves, adventures await in Mexican state of Yucatán

Mexico seems a long way from Georgia, but its state of Yucatán isn't. A little over two hours of flight will take you from Atlanta to Cancun International Airport.

March 05, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Your garden to-do list for March

Though the wind howls and the air has a cold bite, spring is around the corner. Therefore, I am offering a to-do list this week. You can access it and more at the Hall County Master Gardeners website.

March 03, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: How to find the best spot for a garden

Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.

March 03, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


A pleasant surprise awaits you in the wine aisle at Aldi

"Oh, my, this is a nice Riesling," declared one of our dinner guests. "Where did you get it? Is it expensive?"

March 01, 2016 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Stick lodged in dog's mouth and blockage causes digestive problems

Four months after his first annual visit, Lemmy shows up on the morning appointment schedule.

February 28, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Turbulence shakes you up but nothing to fear

The 2000 movie "Cast Away" has a spectacular scene where the freight aircraft gets into massive turbulence over the Pacific Ocean. Scary bouncing is followed by a crash into the ocean, which leaves the main character (Tom Hanks) stranded on an uninhabited island.

February 28, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Find out how food influences your meal choices

A longtime restaurant in South Hall is well-known for its hamburgers, milkshakes and French fries.

February 23, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Pup grows to full size in one year

It's been almost a year since I've seen Lemmy. This is a good thing.

February 21, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Ice plays vital role in Arctic waters

Dancing on ice is an art we admire at skating events. Much less common is dancing on Arctic ice - that is, the frozen layer covering the Arctic Sea and the North Pole.

February 21, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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Sandra Stringer: Safety tips to follow for a picnic

If you're making plans for cookouts and family reunions, remember to make food safety a priority.

April 27, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Young couple’s hope heals in time of struggle

It was Nov. 6, 2004, and a beautiful sunny day in Athens. The Georgia Bulldogs were away at Kentucky and my wife's cousin was ...

April 24, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: A common but itchy situation for pets

I say "Lemmy." He says "No! Memmy!"

April 24, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: China can handle challenges of development

Everyone has heard of Beijing, China. With more than 11 million residents, the city stands out even among the other world capitals.

April 23, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Tailoring a flowering garden to its gardener

Most plant lovers want to have flowers blooming in their garden all season long, but the problem arises in what to grow.

April 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: Reading, traveling can take you to new places near and far

I have a plaque on my nightstand that says, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

April 19, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Annual checkup reveals exposure to Lyme disease

It's been a year since I saw Lemmy last. And now it's time for his routine yearly checkup.

April 17, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Dog's empathy for his little brother leads to diarrhea

He looks disheveled. Not Lemmy, he looks fine.

April 10, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Randall Murray: Basic tools of the trade to become a wine connoisseur

OK, so I've finally convinced you not to cower and snivel when somebody asks, "Hey, you got any wine here?" "Here," of course, being ...

April 05, 2016 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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