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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


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


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


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


Earth Sense: Scientists now agree on climate change

"Imagine you were about to walk into this building, and 97 percent of structural engineers said 'Don't go in, it's about to fall down!' Would you go in?" asked J. Marshall Sheperd during a recent panel discussion about climatic change held at Brenau's Downtown Center.

May 04, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Be proactive and control moisture in pet’s ears

You know how good it sounds when you're in the shower in the morning, singing One Direction?

May 04, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Understanding the ancient age of lilies and irises

Adorning the landscape with vivid yellows, purples, reds and oranges, flowering lily and iris plants are beginning to pop up everywhere as spring emerges. Even the beautiful hues of the lilies' white blooms make a dramatic show and grace our homes with their subtle charm.

May 02, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Ideas for summer snacks, day trips

The end of the school year is fast approaching.

April 30, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


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'November Man' one worth seeing

It's been a dozen years since Pierce Brosnan played Bond, James Bond, in "Die Another Day."

August 28, 2014 | By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee | Columnists


Around the Home: Walk, eat way to healthier version

Whether you like walking, aerobics, dancing or a variety of sports, UGA Extension's Walk Georgia can help you find tools to stay fit.

August 27, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Follow your veterinarian’s advice

I recently enjoyed a day of whitewater rafting near Clayton.

August 24, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: When unexpected heavy rains occur, move to higher ground

Superstorm Sandy, which covered the East Coast with floodwaters from Florida to Maine in 2012, is still a household name. But memories of Sandy were overshadowed by the torrential rains that hit Baltimore, Long Island and Connecticut on Aug. 12.

August 24, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Interested in becoming a Georgia Master Gardener?

Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.

August 22, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Vintage Videos: Bacall, Bogart's chemistry ignites

Last week was a sad one in Hollywood. One day after comedian Robin Williams was found dead, legendary actress Lauren Bacall died.

August 21, 2014 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


From the film archives: Parallels between Williams, role of "Patch Adams"

Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.

August 21, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Simple meal on school nights

I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids.

August 20, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Earth Sense: Extension cords can lead to shocks, wiring-induced fires

The word "fire" strikes fear in homeowners. Rightfully so: Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 7, 1,513 people in the U.S. died in house fires, including 57 Georgia residents (www.usfa.fema.gov).

August 17, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Blessings flow upon those who obey God

Chloe is at a stage right now where she won't listen to anything I tell her to do.

August 17, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Animals need care of veterinarian

The following is a true story. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent, as well as the less-than-innocent.

August 17, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Resolving pest problems

One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.

August 15, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Vintage Videos: Senior shenanigans at 'Ridgemont High'

It's that time again. The school year has officially begun, which means early, hurried mornings, school supply lists and dents in your wallet for lunch money. Oh joy!

August 14, 2014 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


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