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Ask a Vet: Pay attention to dog to prevent bites

Tomorrow, May 19, begins National Dog Bite Awareness week. Like most dates of celebration, it serves as a means to promote something we should remember year-round.

June 15, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Solstice marks longest day, shortest night of year

Summer starts a few days from now.

June 14, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Time to inspect veggies

It's time to start scouting your warm season vegetables for insect and disease issues.

June 13, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Lovely visuals, smart writing in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

You thought it was tricky to train a dragon?

June 12, 2014 | BY JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Feed dad best dish you cook

Father's Day is Sunday. So I thought it might be a good time to reflect on just how important it is to honor these men in our lives.

June 11, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Anxiety is a natural response to threats

I am not a people doctor. Some people might even tell you I am not a people person. So please take this with a grain of salt.

June 08, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God’s grace is equal in all things

Chloe's really big into equality lately. She not into voting rights or even human rights, but her rights. Her rights to have the exact same thing of everything Cole has or receives.

June 08, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


‘Maleficent’ lacking quality

There's something to be said for giving even tiny tykes a good, old-fashioned fright in the name of good, clean fun. But Disney's "Maleficent" still feels like a sour miscalculation on somebody's part.

June 05, 2014 | Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Adding oxygen to young red wines can boost taste

"Do aerators really work?" is a question I hear frequently.

June 04, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Six months and counting without cigarettes

Last week, I passed the six-month mark since I quit smoking. To be exact, it has been 189 days without a cigarettes.

June 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Pupils can alert owners to problems

You've seen it on television or in movies. The injured individual, possibly deceased, and someone with a light shines it in their eyes to check the pupils. But what does it really mean?

June 01, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Sin rots soul like cavities decay teeth

Chloe went to the dentist to have her teeth cleaned. No big deal. We've done it several times before and she's always gotten good check-ups.

June 01, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: City garden will be a teaching tool for healthier lifestyles

Look around in the small towns of North Georgia and you'll find that home food production is as popular as ever. Neatly maintained gardens in Lula, Alto and beyond are producing zucchini, squash, cucumbers, corn, and other local produce.

May 31, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


A garden for all seasons

Help me with my garden!

May 30, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Movie review: New baseball film corny but funny

Let's face it, there's something about a baseball movie that just invites corniness. The hardest hearts soften at the mere sound of a cracking bat. It's hard for a filmmaker to resist laying the syrup on too thick.

May 29, 2014 | BY JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Columnists


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Cooking with Crevolyn: Pound of perfection

Let's discuss the pound cake.

July 23, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Respect your veterinarian

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way. She wanted respect. So she demanded it with a catchy tune.

July 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Listening to God like children do to parents

The other day Cole and I were sitting around hanging out together. Out of the blue, he looked at me and said, "I want to be an adult."

July 20, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Unusual weather events have occurred frequently on July 20

Hopefully, you're enjoying a quiet July 20 while sitting down with The Times. In history, today's date hasn't always been uneventful.

July 20, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Mosquito control made easy with garden products

The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.

July 18, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Cut fat, calories in dips

Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.

July 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


For your health: A war against obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is an epidemic in the United States.

July 14, 2014 | | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Canines can handle ice water

I occasionally suffer from sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. You might have it, too. And your pet could, too.

July 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Crape myrtle hardy, colorful blooming accent tree

With different shades of lavender, pink, purple and red, the crape myrtle is a popular flowering tree.

July 11, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cooking With Cervolyn: Thrill of the grill

Southern summers are the best.

July 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Entice a bevy of butterflies to your garden

Nothing brings a summer garden to life the way butterflies do.

June 27, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Expectantly waiting for Jesus' return

I came home late, because Amy had given me a night to myself.

June 22, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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