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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


Simple rules to follow to prevent grass tetany in cows

Each growing season has a base and peak. And late winter and early spring is usually the peak period for grass tetany occurring in beef cows.

February 18, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Freedom from collar leads pup to a minor injury

Lemmy's last regularly scheduled check-in with me is Saturday morning.

February 14, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Michael Wheeler: Try using native plants in your landscape this fall

The choices of plants for the garden are endless.

August 25, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Midnight bathroom trips trouble veterinarian

I once had a nightmare where a lump under a welcome mat was lurching toward me as I hid under the covers. It sounds weird ...

August 21, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: ‘Stayin’ alive’ in a storm means avoid lightning

"When thunder roars, go indoors" is a good rule for protection from lightning. But there isn't always an audible warning.

August 20, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Don't judge cookbook by its cover or recipe names

People often make assumptions about others based on their hair color, hairstyle, clothes, skin tone, purse or even car.

August 16, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Microchip leads to happy ending

Lemmy's owners call me just before noon. They relay a story that's unlikely at best, but the take-home message is Lemmy's depressive ...

August 14, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Bees’ sting is worth sweet reward

When bees are mentioned, painful bee stings may come to mind. But the culprits in most cases are wasps, especially the ground-dwelling yellow jackets.

August 13, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Pets mourn loss of their animal companions, too

About two months ago, Lemmy's family suffered the loss of their home to a fire. No one was injured, and Lemmy has remained in ...

August 07, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Lemmy saves his family from a house fire

I want to repay my student loans. Therefore, I charge people for my veterinarian services.

July 31, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bekah Porter: Embarking on my first trip to Athens

I'm an Iowan, born, bred and super corn-fed.

July 31, 2016 | | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Imagination plays a key role in hope and faith

When I was a kid, some of my older relatives would always tell me, "You have a big imagination."

July 24, 2016 | | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Soak up every moment as the seasons change

August in Hall County is an amazing time of the year.

July 17, 2016 | | Columnists


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