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Plant new trees, shrubs around the house this year

For gardeners, there is nothing better than putting new plants into a landscape. The end product appeals to the eyes with a rewarding look of nature's beauty.

September 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around the Home: Playtime at Boys & Girls Clubs in Hall County

If you're tired of sitting around with nothing to do, there's a way to get active and get some exercise.

September 16, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Be aware of health issues for certain breeds

I've never caught a foul ball. It haunts me. I've been to baseball games all over the country for as far back as I remember, and nope, not even one.

September 13, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Weather changes cause reactions

Fall starts a little over a week from now, bringing frequent weather changes. Most of us react to these changes in some way or another.

September 13, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Cooking with Crevolyn: Kick off fall season with hearty, fun family meals

Well, it's September and all God's people said? Amen. I fully realize that the hot weather isn't over but September does bring the hope of autumn. And by this time of the year, I think it goes without saying that we are hoping and dreaming of fall.

September 09, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Certain drugs, edible bribes prove fatal

Sometimes I have favorite things, for good reasons, like my kids.

September 06, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Christ shields humans from sin

March 2, 2012, was the day that changed Indiana mom Stephanie Decker's life forever.

September 06, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

EARTH SENSE: Barometers can alert to weather changes

The needle on my barometer was slowly turning counterclockwise as Tropical Storm Erika approached the U.S. Southeast. It indicated that the air pressure was dropping while the center of the storm was getting closer.

September 05, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Farmers are the first step in environmentalism

Hall County's economy is tied directly to agriculture. Whether the agriculture is cattle, poultry, forage production, forestry, peaches, apples or other small fruits, the economy is directly affected by the success of local farmers.

September 04, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: Safe to sip wine despite lawsuit

Is our wine safe to drink?

September 02, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Earth Sense: Waterfalls display beauty and are always changing

Waterfalls are a spectacular show of natural beauty.

August 30, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Cooking with Crevolyn: Showing hospitality with true Southern food

Last week, Darrell and I had the pleasure of hosting two young ladies from Up with People in our home. What a wonderful time we had with Regina of China and Mathilde of Belgium.

August 26, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Beware of pet meds advertised on TV

Did you know, if you take out all your veins and arteries and laid them end to end that you would die?

August 23, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Don’t get a shock, or worse, from faulty wiring in home

Time and time again we see it in poorly written movies: The bad guy kills someone by throwing a plugged-in radio into the bathtub.

August 23, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Around the Home: Play with kids after school to encourage exercise habits

Sometimes on school days, there is a bit of a lull between arriving home and study time.

August 19, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

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Andrew Akers: A hellish, hilarious holiday journey for 2 comedy giants

While many people have traveled far and wide to reach their Thanksgiving destination, each and every one has experienced some kind of mishap along the ...

November 26, 2015 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

Sandra Stringer: Turn kitchen into classroom filled with food, fun

When I was growing up I loved baking and decorating cookies with my mother. So, November and December are my favorite months of the year.

November 25, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Matthew Sisk: Thanksgiving wreaks havoc on pets

Veterinary medicine is full of gallows humor. If you cannot use self-deprecation and sarcasm to deal with some situations, the job can kill your inner ...

November 22, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Not all fires in the woods are bad

Fall colors are still plentiful.

November 22, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Friedman: Consider at least one new thing to grow or interact with outside

As the holiday season begins, many start to reflect on the year and what lies ahead.

November 20, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists

Earth Sense: Nitrogen is a plentiful fertilizer

Members of Brenau University's garden club were receiving instruction from Master Gardener intern Andrew Linker last week.

November 17, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Signs, symptoms of prostate problems

Last week, I discussed mammary cancer in pets, and the extremely easy way (early spaying) to avoid it.

November 15, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

No one can correct God

Cole has been correcting me lately.

November 15, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Watching evolution of TV channels

I have used several gallons of newspaper ink throughout the years in pining for the way things used to be.

November 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Fall is the time for planting ‘spring-flowering’ bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring-flowering" bulbs.

November 13, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: First 'boxed wine' skirted Prohibition

Most of us know Prohibition in this country was a dismal failure. Amending the U.S. Constitution to stamp out the production and consumption of ...

October 14, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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