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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


Eyes of the Father: Blessings from God not based on luck

A few years ago, Cole started playing T-ball. Practices were Saturdays and Tuesdays.

July 06, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: If there is a heaven, dogs will be there

I sometimes call a movie a documentary in jest.

July 06, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Staving off worms from summer corn

Sweet corn in the summertime is probably everyone's favorite home garden vegetable. But do not let your hard efforts of growing it go to waste by ending up with wormy corn.

July 04, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


From the film archives: 'Born on the Fourth' true emotional tale

Friday is Independence Day, a time to celebrate everything it means to be American.

July 03, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Seeking perfect wine to serve with salmon

Wow, it's good to hear from folks who read this column. I do appreciate the emails with questions about wines. And I want to deal with a quartet of them in today's edition.

July 02, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Ask a Vet: All dogs die but live life to the fullest

"Is he going to die?"

June 29, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Special breakers can protect your home from lightning

Many things can cause a house fire.

June 28, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | 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


Vintage Videos: Film about ‘Boys’ one-note wonder

For girls who care about boys, boys and, well, boys, 'Where the Boys Are' is the perfect summer-time movie.

June 26, 2014 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Best memories from a blueberry patch

Did you know the state of Georgia is the second largest producer of blueberries in the United States after Michigan?

June 25, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Heat circulating around pet is deadly

It is my conviction that convection is a danger to your dog, your cat, your grandma and ice cream.

June 22, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | 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


Earth Sense: Two wheels are more economical than four

You've just spent $60 on a tankful of gas. The woman at the pump next to you filled up her scooter for $8.

June 21, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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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


Wine Without Pretense: It’s grill time; devour red meats with red wine

Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.

August 13, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Research breeds before buying dog

The time is nigh and fantasy football approaches!

August 10, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Colors result from surfaces reflecting available light

Colors change with the light. This was an issue recently when a friend was having a vintage Porsche repainted, and the shade of ivory just didn't look right.

August 10, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


August superb time to ready gardens for autumn harvest

In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.

August 08, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | 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


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