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Michael Wheeler: Best way to manage turf grasses under shaded conditions

In most landscapes, turf grasses are grown with trees, shrubs or buildings.

March 20, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Earth Sense: Rain forest being depleted in Brazil

It's impossible not to learn some Spanish in Gainesville, even from just glancing at billboards.

March 19, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

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

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Matthew Sisk: Beloved dog's health progressively worse

Lemmy's appointment is at 10 o'clock.

October 23, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

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 | Columnists

Embracing the thrill of Gold Rush Days


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

Matthew Sisk: Lemmy is slowly losing his mind

Who do you think you are?

October 02, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Harris Blackwood: The bargain hunter in me is hereditary

I got it from Mama and I passed it on to my daughter. It also rubbed off on my wife, who is not above negotiating ...

September 25, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Bekah Porter: Taste beer, brats in Bavarian-style town during Oktoberfest

I am convinced God created autumn with me in mind, and my husband is convinced God made bratwurst with him in mind.

September 18, 2016 | | Columnists

Harris Blackwood: Sept. 11 is day to humbly remember

A few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, Georgia native Alan Jackson wrote a song called, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

September 11, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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