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Off the Shelves: ‘Name of the Wind’ is long-winded and short of satisfaction

The first book in Rothfuss' "The Kingkiller Chronicle" and also his debut novel, "The Name of the Wind," sets the stage for the life-epic of the enigmatic Kvothe, who at the start of the novel is an innkeeper living a secluded life in a quiet town.

May 06, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: Bring the birds and butterflies to your yard

Hummingbird havens and butterfly magnets are good words to describe a backyard designed around attracting these wonderful creatures.

May 04, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wheeler: Preventing blossom-end rot in tomatoes

I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.

May 04, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Spice is nice

Want some good news about wine? I thought so. But you are required to take a dose of not-so-good news along with it.

May 02, 2012 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Don't grow up and leave God behind

One afternoon, Chloe wanted to watch a movie. In a completely unplanned turn of events, I reached for the remote at the same time she walked toward the TV. I hit the power button just as Chloe touched the TV screen.

April 29, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Whatever your needs, Extension Office is here to help

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

April 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Celebrate Earth Day with 5 classic reads

Since this week's Off the Shelves review coincides with Earth Day, I was reminded of some of the books that taught me the importance of living in harmony with Mother Earth.

April 22, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: The art of compost and mulch

Recycling in our gardens (composting) and the use of mulching makes common sense in our landscapes.

April 20, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wheeler: 10 tips to save water in your landscape

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Find special ways to say ‘thank you’

April and May offer some great opportunities for saying "We appreciate you."

April 18, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Why be shy about revealing our faith?

There are certain times when my kids make me so proud. Cole mooning an entire restaurant, however, was not one of those times.

April 15, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: When to fertilze the lawn

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

April 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Snacking on the go can be healthy, if you plan ahead

As spring kicks into high gear, calendars are filling up and time often seems to be a limited resource.

April 11, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Health Beat: Taking care of those feet can save you pain

With summer around the corner, it will soon be time to pull out the sandals or walk barefoot at the beach.

April 09, 2012 | | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms’ malfunctions throughout

I often wonder if it is right for me, as an adult, to review a novel intended for children. The adult brain can be too demanding, or too scrutinizing of a novel that is simply meant to be fun, which is truly all a young reader would care about.

April 08, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


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The Rev. Eric Hill: Take time to connect with God again

We are in the midst of the summer of 2017. Most likely we are all extremely busy with many activities such as graduations, family reunions ...

June 25, 2017 | The Rev. Eric Hill freric@popcatholicchurch.org | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Cats’ chronic problems emerge in middle age

It is the nature of my vocation that I am generally older than most of my co-workers. So to deal with the proverbial elephant in ...

June 25, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Carin Booth: Healthy Homes Month a good time to check for radon

Today is the official first day of summer, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Summer brings the outdoor fun and, for many of us, finding ...

June 21, 2017 | BY CARIN BOOTH boothc@uga.edu | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: The significance of silence is great

If you were to make a list of the top 10 characteristics of our current society, I don't think silence would make the list ...

June 18, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Skunks love cat food; cats hate skunks

Leia lives an uneventful life for a couple of years. At least relative to health issues, it is uneventful. She visits our office yearly, receiving ...

June 18, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


God remains an all-powerful being for everyone

Question: I know God is supposed to be all-powerful, but is there anything that God can't do? - Mrs. S.F.

June 17, 2017 | Billy Graham www.billygraham.org | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Be on the lookout for leaf spots in the landscapes

Georgia's weather is funny, and it does not take long for it to change on a dime. Spring was warm and wet and now ...

June 16, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: No teen girl wants to pick corn, but the payoff is sweet

I've had many jobs over the years but one I don't miss at all is the corn-picking job I was assigned as a ...

June 14, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Randall Murray: Educate yourself on the range of wine issues such as counterfeiting, fermentating

Here's a collection of myths, stories, newsbreaks and interesting tidbits from the world of wine. Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up.

June 07, 2017 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Steps to follow when traveling with your pet

Long story short: The government of Argentina has a copy of my driver's license.

May 14, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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