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Lee Koontz: Our children are watching and recording

Our children know us better than we do. Sometimes that's a frightening thing.

October 23, 2016 | The Rev. Lee Koontz lkoontz@fpcga.org | Columnists


Bekah Porter: Embracing the thrill of Gold Rush Days

The closest this Iowa girl has come to a Gold Rush is throwing an elbow or two at the Farmers' Market when sweet corn makes its first appearance of the summer.

October 23, 2016 | BY BEKAH PORTER For The Times | Columnists


Earth Sense: High pressure keeping away needed rain

Almost always, tourists will consider the big "H" letters on weather maps a friend. It stands for "High."

October 23, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Composting: Art and science of improving garden

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days. It is a bit exciting, because it finally feels like the season filled with college football and fall festivals.

October 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: Visit classic fall feature, make a classic fall dish

I'm sure you've seen cute signs in stores with ideas for activities called a fall checklist, or fall bucket lists on sites such as Pinterest.

October 19, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Doctor offers but never demands treatment

Lemmy is late for his appointment.

October 16, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Discovering things unseen and buried deep

My associates Cynthia Park and Alan Cowart and I saw 1,146 unmarked graves of African-Americans on a visit to Alta Vista Cemetery. Some of them have been unmarked since 1872.

October 16, 2016 | By Stuart Higginbotham stuart@gracechurch gainesville.org | Columnists


Evacuations a privilege not viable in impoverished Haiti

The passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti, Cuba and Florida came with lessons to learn. In some cases, it's tempting to comment "See, I told you so."

October 16, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Earth Sense: Evacuations a privilege not viable in Haiti

The passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti, Cuba and Florida came with lessons to learn. In some cases, it's tempting to comment "See, I told you so."

October 16, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Robin Friedman: October gardening tasks to complete before winter

With the arrival of October and cooler temperatures finally settling on Northeast Georgia, it is time for homeowners to conduct their fall checklist now.

October 13, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Earth Sense: Great views from up high require caution

Fall is a great season for getting an elevated view of Georgia. The sky is at its deepest blue, and from the mountaintops one can see into far corners of our state.

October 09, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Pray, fast and vote this election season

As a pastor of a church in Gainesville for more than 20 years, I have seen elections come and go.

October 09, 2016 | By Jentezen Franklin freechapel.org | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Turf diseases such as take-all patch can develop in the fall

Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from a piece by William Tyson, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator in Effingham County.

October 06, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Lemmy is slowly losing his mind

Who do you think you are?

October 02, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Houses on barrier islands are not safe from storms

Sunrise at the beach is mesmerizing. The Atlantic Ocean reflects in hues of green, blue and purple. A salty breeze refreshes the air.

October 02, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Having to wait during Advent

For the vast majority of Christians around the world, we have entered into the beautiful season of Advent. It is the time when we watch ...

December 04, 2016 | Stuart Higginbotham | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Drought conditions still a factor despite two rainy days

This is one of the worst droughts I can remember. And according to a lot of other folks, this one sure does take the cake ...

December 01, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Slight variations to recipes can make dishes healthier

Family dinners are great places to treat your appetites this holiday season. Unfortunately, it's tempting to overeat.

November 29, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Help pets in need this holiday season

There's a scene in "Rebel Without A Cause" in which the line "You read too many comic books" is uttered.

November 27, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Thankful for the natural world and Master Gardeners who work in it

As the holiday season begins, many reflect on the year and what lies ahead.

November 24, 2016 | | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Avoid dog disasters on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming.

November 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Thanksgiving is a spirit, not a spurt

Movie star George Burns was 97 years old when he was asked, "What's the most exciting part of your day?"

November 20, 2016 | | Columnists


Bekah Porter: A knight to remember at Medieval Times

My only exposure to Medieval Times - a national entertainment chain featuring jousts, sword fights and 11th century fare - was the solitary time my husband forced ...

November 20, 2016 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: Wildfires spoil romance of camping in woods

The lingering drought in North Georgia isn't just impacting our water supply. It also spoils some of the romance involved in camping. Specifically, we ...

November 20, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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