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Earth Sense: Beware of roads flooding during hurricane season

Summer is over, yet hurricane season is not. But 2015 has been in stark contrast to the stormy summer and fall of 10 years ago.

September 19, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Plant new trees, shrubs around the house this year

For gardeners, there is nothing better than putting new plants into a landscape. The end product appeals to the eyes with a rewarding look of nature's beauty.

September 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Be aware of health issues for certain breeds

I've never caught a foul ball. It haunts me. I've been to baseball games all over the country for as far back as I remember, and nope, not even one.

September 13, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Weather changes cause reactions

Fall starts a little over a week from now, bringing frequent weather changes. Most of us react to these changes in some way or another.

September 13, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Cooking with Crevolyn: Kick off fall season with hearty, fun family meals

Well, it's September and all God's people said? Amen. I fully realize that the hot weather isn't over but September does bring the hope of autumn. And by this time of the year, I think it goes without saying that we are hoping and dreaming of fall.

September 09, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Certain drugs, edible bribes prove fatal

Sometimes I have favorite things, for good reasons, like my kids.

September 06, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Christ shields humans from sin

March 2, 2012, was the day that changed Indiana mom Stephanie Decker's life forever.

September 06, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

EARTH SENSE: Barometers can alert to weather changes

The needle on my barometer was slowly turning counterclockwise as Tropical Storm Erika approached the U.S. Southeast. It indicated that the air pressure was dropping while the center of the storm was getting closer.

September 05, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Farmers are the first step in environmentalism

Hall County's economy is tied directly to agriculture. Whether the agriculture is cattle, poultry, forage production, forestry, peaches, apples or other small fruits, the economy is directly affected by the success of local farmers.

September 04, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: Safe to sip wine despite lawsuit

Is our wine safe to drink?

September 02, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Earth Sense: Waterfalls display beauty and are always changing

Waterfalls are a spectacular show of natural beauty.

August 30, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Cooking with Crevolyn: Showing hospitality with true Southern food

Last week, Darrell and I had the pleasure of hosting two young ladies from Up with People in our home. What a wonderful time we had with Regina of China and Mathilde of Belgium.

August 26, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Beware of pet meds advertised on TV

Did you know, if you take out all your veins and arteries and laid them end to end that you would die?

August 23, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Don’t get a shock, or worse, from faulty wiring in home

Time and time again we see it in poorly written movies: The bad guy kills someone by throwing a plugged-in radio into the bathtub.

August 23, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Around the Home: Play with kids after school to encourage exercise habits

Sometimes on school days, there is a bit of a lull between arriving home and study time.

August 19, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

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Ask A Vet: Vaccines help build immunity to virus

Albert Einstein is one of my inspirations, and not just because my hair looks a lot like his when I first get up in the ...

October 04, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: God will not leave or reject his children

We laid down for naps one Saturday afternoon.

October 04, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

For your health: Elderly, family can lower risk of falls

Every year in the United States, 1 out of 3 adults ages 65 and older experience a fall.

October 04, 2015 | | Columnists

Improving the community through a partnership and education

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and Master Gardeners have in common? The answer is: Hall County Cooperative Extension.

October 02, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around the Home: Students snack on nutritious foods in the classroom

In October, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will celebrate another year in Hall County.

September 30, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Earth Sense: Get prepared for cold, wet winter

Based on the typical weather in North Georgia, we'll experience about a month of dry and mostly sunny weather this fall. After that comes ...

September 27, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Children can learn to mature with a pet

I like animals and I like people. But to be honest, I probably like animals more than I like most people.

September 27, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Master Gardeners are a major resource for residents

Most people look at gardening as a hobby.

September 25, 2015 | ROBIN FRIEDMAN | Columnists

Traditional dinner table debates at the Wiley household

If you remember from my last column, September is Family Meals Month.

September 23, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Would Christians do anything for Almighty God?

I came home and pulled into the driveway. As I exited the truck, I heard Chloe's angelic voice from the other side of the ...

September 20, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Finding cat vomit with my foot

Who is the worst superhero? That's a widely debated topic among fans of the fantastic.

September 20, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Around the Home: Playtime at Boys & Girls Clubs in Hall County

If you're tired of sitting around with nothing to do, there's a way to get active and get some exercise.

September 16, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


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