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Matthew Sisk: Mammary cancer avoidable in pets

October is a month in which breast cancer awareness is stressed for humans. I'm all for that. Most of my favorite people are humans.

November 08, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Pick proper time to prune trees, shrubs

Many calls to Hall County Extension Office this time of year are pruning questions.

November 06, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Randall Murray: How to pick the best wine for Thanksgiving

OK, OK, already. I know it's November. That means Thanksgiving, and that means wine recommendations.

November 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Don’t give your dogs, cats candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday.

November 01, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: Jesus Christ adds value to your life

We stopped at a store and went inside to do some shopping. While there, Chloe and Cole found something they wanted. I took their choices to the cashier and paid for them.

November 01, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Rudi Kiefer's Earth Sense: El Niño is on the way

As Christmas season draws closer, meteorologists announce that El Niño, the other "Christmas boy," is strengthening in the Pacific.

November 01, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Around the Home: Add slices of healthy fruits, veggies to family meals

We're in the last months of the year.

October 28, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Roses are thorny subjects for pets

Roses are a popular motif in gothic literature, including monster stories. In many iterations of these legends, roses are used to ward off creatures of the night, mainly werewolves and vampires.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Use limited groundwater supply with care

"Do they use river water or groundwater for irrigation?" a student in my continuous education class asked last week.

October 24, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Linwood Nature Preserve to open officially Tuesday

Can a small but determined group make a difference? Members of the Redbud Project believe they can and did.

October 23, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Garlic can kill vampires, precious pets

Last week, I explained how silver and some other metals can decrease bacterial growth.

October 18, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that October has arrived and leaves are changing color, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall.

October 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Stop living in the past and live for the present

One day Chloe was with me at the store, and she asked me to buy her a chapter book.

October 18, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Nitrogen is a plentiful fertilizer

Members of Brenau University's garden club were receiving instruction from Master Gardener intern Andrew Linker last week.

October 17, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: First 'boxed wine' skirted Prohibition

Most of us know Prohibition in this country was a dismal failure. Amending the U.S. Constitution to stamp out the production and consumption of alcoholic beverages not only failed in that murky mission, but actually did the opposite.

October 14, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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Chinese megacity Hefei keeps on growing

Megacities are the trend of the 21st century. This means metropolitan areas that are home to more than a million inhabitants. Atlanta qualifies for the ...

May 01, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Figuring out dog’s odd behavior

Lemmy has an irregular appointment today.

May 01, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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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