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Earth Sense: Thunderstorms are a threat and shouldn’t be neglected

We are good at making preparations when severe weather is forecast.

May 25, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Controlling brown patch on turf grasses

No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.

May 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


From the film archives: Aviator action, brotherly tale reign in 'Hell's Angels'

"Hell's Angels" has everything it needs to be a great modern war film.

May 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Around the Home: Get back on track after overeating on the holiday

Recently, one afternoon I decided to cut the front lawn.

May 21, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Earth Sense: Professor finds difficulties of growing coffee beans in Georgia

If there is one characteristic that college professors have in common, it's curiosity.

May 17, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Spice up the garden with herbs from the mint family

If you love to garden and cook, add a few herbs to your plant collection.

May 16, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Sundays meant for pot roast and naps

I love Sundays. Sunday is my favorite day of the week, although I do have a soft spot for Saturdays.

May 14, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Make safety your pet’s fashion statement

Fashion is very important to some folks. If you've seen my collection of T-shirts, you may feel either I am one of these people, or the antithesis thereof.

May 11, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


How I see my mother

My mother's makeup palette has never been very colorful.

May 11, 2014 | Savannah King | Columnists


Referring to God on a close, personal level

Chloe usually calls me "Daddy." Lately, however, for some reason she's been calling me "My Daddy."

May 11, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Be aware of your flood risk

Scenes that we've only seen in major hurricanes played out early in Florida and Alabama on April 29-30. The Florida panhandle received 2 feet of rain, causing floods in Pensacola and surroundings. The dramatic footage from the Gulf Coast, and the death of a driver whose car got submerged, speak for themselves.

May 11, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Summer means fresh food, sharing the bounty

Well folks, we have crossed over another milestone in our trip around the sun. It is officially planting season.

May 09, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine without pretense: Light white wine tastes linger on tip of tongue

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.

May 07, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


For your health: Knowing the symptoms, signs of stroke

This year, in the United States alone, someone will have a stroke every four seconds, totaling 795,000 strokes. Sadly, about 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

May 04, 2014 | | Columnists


Smoking loses daily addictive grip on me

June will mark six months since I quit smoking. In preparation for that, I want to reflect on my past.

May 04, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


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Around the Home: Watch your weight, budget this holiday season

If you're concerned about adding holiday pounds during the next eight weeks, don't worry. UGA Extension's Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge offers tips and ideas to fit into your daily routine.

October 29, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Gluten not harmful to your pets

Have you heard of dihydrogen monoxide? It's in tons of products from soft drinks to bug sprays and even in baby food. It's one of the most caustic substances known to man and will eventually break down metal or rock if left in contact long enough.

October 26, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Quakes will continue as Earth’s plates keep shifting

"What's becoming of the world? When will it all end?" Words of my late grandmother came to mind after the Oct. 14 quake off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador.

October 25, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Clean and maintain your tools

Preventive maintenance is so important to any aspect of life, whether it's your health or equipment.

October 24, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


'Laggies' is a man-child romp with a twist

Lynn Shelton is a curious, Pacific Northwest-bred hybrid of high-concept and low-production value.

October 23, 2014 | BY JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer | Columnists


Stirring up Halloween cookies and memories

As Halloween festivities are upon us, what is your favorite memory?

October 22, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Brush away bacteria on daily basis

Your pet's mouth is full of bacteria. Just like yours.

October 19, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Volcanoes likely to affect millions within our lifetimes

We know the zones where the Earth's crust is thin and allows for devastating volcanic eruptions. But there seems to be no solution to the peril affecting many millions of people who live in the shadow of active volcanoes.

October 18, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Succulent plants can thrive indoors and outside

Succulent plants have become popular for good reasons: they are beautiful, drought tolerant and low maintenance.

October 17, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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