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Use this cold weather to plan next year’s winter garden

Now that the holidays are behind us, along with the record-breaking single-digit temperatures, many winter seasonal gardening plans can be made.

January 10, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Learning the style of Southern cooking

What does a not-so-Southern girl do when she wants to be an oh-so-Southern girl?

January 08, 2014 | | Columnists


Be aware of sepsis and be well

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2009, more than 258,000 documented deaths and 1.7 million hospitalizations were due to sepsis. That was more than heart attacks, strokes and many types of cancer.

January 05, 2014 | | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Broken heart easy to avoid

Tonight in the Myers household we had our first occurrence of a broken heart. Honestly, I thought it would be much longer before this happened. I also expected that when it happened, it would be Chloe.

January 05, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Cigarette cravings worse in the car

If there is one thing I have learned over the past month, it is that quitting smoking is hard. In fact it is one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

January 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Choosing a pet requires some research

Cup holders. You heard me: cup holders! A study several years ago revealed that one of the most important factors determining which SUV people chose to purchase was the number of cup holders. Not gas mileage. Not air bags. Not crash test safety. Cup holders.

January 05, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Be aware of sepsis

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2009, more than 258,000 documented deaths and 1.7 million hospitalizations were due to sepsis. That was more than heart attacks, strokes and many types of cancer.

January 05, 2014 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: A few simple steps can save energy

Energy is expensive, and yet it gets wasted all the time. For example, observe drivers on our mountainous roads. Many use their brakes going uphill, when it would have been sufficient to just step off the gas pedal and let gravity slow the car to the desired speed.

January 05, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Wheeler: Soil compaction a root cause of distress

If you call the office to talk over a problem that is in your landscape, one of the first things I am going to bring up is soil testing. For the $8 it costs for the test, you get a wealth of information that tells you pretty much all you need to know about the "chemical" side of the problem.

January 03, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Enjoy a taste of Spain with a Verdejo from Rueda

Ever heard of Verdejo? How about Rueda?

January 01, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Ask a vet: Diet problems arise during the holidays

No day is the same in veterinary medicine, but we do see the same types of problems repeatedly. If you don't want to see skin problems and ear infections, don't go to vet school.

December 29, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Food supply, overconsumption a growing problem

For most of us in North Georgia, the holiday season is a time of abundance. Rich meals, cookies, candy and chocolate fill the tables.

December 29, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Precise pruning of plants

After the holidays is a great time to get out in the landscape and think about pruning plants.

December 27, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Program to help adults with planning meals, snacks

I was fortunate enough to grow up in the same neighborhood with my maternal and paternal grandparents. They had gardens chock full of vegetables every year.

December 25, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God pays our debt with gift of son, Jesus

I blame the wise men. Honestly, if they were all that wise, shouldn't they have known they were setting a dangerous precedent? But there they were, bringing gifts to Jesus.

December 22, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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Around the Home: Free program offers summer snack inspiration

Summer will be here before you know it.

April 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Easter lilies poisonous to pets

Theoretically, warm weather is coming. I used to feel better about this theory, but I'm still willing to give it a chance.

April 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God can carry all our burdens

A couple of months ago, I went to a local home improvement store and bought a big bag of topsoil.

April 13, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: This is the best time to plan a European vacation

Late spring and early summer are some of the best times to visit Europe, especially the Upper Rhine Valley.

April 12, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


For fertilizer application, quantity and timing are important

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I have most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 11, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Blessed during Easter

For me, Easter is a time of reflection.

April 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Alienation isn’t the way to stop habit of smoking

Last week marked four months since I quit smoking.

April 06, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Emergency visits rise in states with legalized pot

Marijuana has been legalized in several states.

April 06, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


For your health: Enjoy the taste of eating healthy

"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month, which is a campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices while developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year's message is combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals following dietary guidelines.

April 06, 2014 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: Earthquakes, mudslides can happen anywhere so prepare

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred around midnight on March 29 east of Los Angeles was a reminder of the unstable geologic conditions in Western states. Its epicenter was in a densely populated residential area of La Habra, Calif., just a quarter-mile from Sonora High School.

April 06, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Create a colorful container garden on a patio or deck

Container gardening, hanging baskets and window boxes can be a fun and rewarding to those who only have a patio, deck or balcony.

April 04, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Transforming from city girl to wine grower’s wife

Martha Ezzard wears many hats. She's been a lawyer, journalist, state legislator and most likely a few other things.

April 02, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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