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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


Movie review: Barrymore can’t save ‘Blended’

To say the new Adam Sandler movie, "Blended," - which was partially filmed in Gainesville - is better than some of his other recent work, such as "Jack and Jill," isn't saying much. After all, some natural disasters cause less damage than others. But none are a positive development.

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


Cooking with Crevolyn: Sweetness of Vidalia onions

"V is for Vidalia." That's the new consumer campaign for our beloved, South Georgia-grown onion.

May 28, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a vet: Heartworms threaten pets' health

It's like a bad horror movie. Worms! In your heart!

May 25, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Thunderstorms are a threat and shouldn’t be neglected

We are good at making preparations when severe weather is forecast.

May 25, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Controlling brown patch on turf grasses

No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.

May 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


From the film archives: Aviator action, brotherly tale reign in 'Hell's Angels'

"Hell's Angels" has everything it needs to be a great modern war film.

May 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Around the Home: Get back on track after overeating on the holiday

Recently, one afternoon I decided to cut the front lawn.

May 21, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Earth Sense: Professor finds difficulties of growing coffee beans in Georgia

If there is one characteristic that college professors have in common, it's curiosity.

May 17, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Spice up the garden with herbs from the mint family

If you love to garden and cook, add a few herbs to your plant collection.

May 16, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Sundays meant for pot roast and naps

I love Sundays. Sunday is my favorite day of the week, although I do have a soft spot for Saturdays.

May 14, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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Dialogue-laden ‘36 Hours’ thrilling

Editor's note: Following the death of James Garner last week, movie archive reviewer Andrew Akers selected "36 Hours" to pay tribute to the famous actor.

July 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Myths and truths of antibiotics

A recent survey published online showed some shocking results about science literacy in America. Twenty-five percent of people thought the sun orbits around the earth. That is truly disturbing.

July 27, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Trough caused front to stall, dumping rain on area last week

The week ending July 20 brought unusual, but not unheard of, weather to Hall County.

July 27, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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


Cooking With Cervolyn: Thrill of the grill

Southern summers are the best.

July 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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