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Ask a Vet: Dogs learn behavior from owners

Good news: Your dog is not racist.

January 19, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Polar vortex is nothing new

During the frigid spell of early January, news media were filled with articles about the "polar vortex." Some sounded like this is some new, dangerous phenomenon, apparently just discovered, and it's coming to get all of us.

January 18, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Plant now for roots to grow deep

Throughout the year, people will call wanting planting advice.

January 17, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Maintain fitness goals through by walking through Georgia, figuratively

Did you set your 2014 health and fitness goals? Have you kept them or have they been broken?

January 15, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Talk with your vet about pet medication

If you've never seen it, I highly recommend the movie "Clerks," provided you're not easily offended.

January 12, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Clean, silent electric cars are the future

Soon it will seem like a bad dream that cars used to contaminate the air with harmful emissions, making people sick and causing developmental problems in children.

January 11, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Use this cold weather to plan next year’s winter garden

Now that the holidays are behind us, along with the record-breaking single-digit temperatures, many winter seasonal gardening plans can be made.

January 10, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Learning the style of Southern cooking

What does a not-so-Southern girl do when she wants to be an oh-so-Southern girl?

January 08, 2014 | | Columnists


Be aware of sepsis and be well

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2009, more than 258,000 documented deaths and 1.7 million hospitalizations were due to sepsis. That was more than heart attacks, strokes and many types of cancer.

January 05, 2014 | | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Broken heart easy to avoid

Tonight in the Myers household we had our first occurrence of a broken heart. Honestly, I thought it would be much longer before this happened. I also expected that when it happened, it would be Chloe.

January 05, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Cigarette cravings worse in the car

If there is one thing I have learned over the past month, it is that quitting smoking is hard. In fact it is one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

January 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Choosing a pet requires some research

Cup holders. You heard me: cup holders! A study several years ago revealed that one of the most important factors determining which SUV people chose to purchase was the number of cup holders. Not gas mileage. Not air bags. Not crash test safety. Cup holders.

January 05, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Be aware of sepsis

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2009, more than 258,000 documented deaths and 1.7 million hospitalizations were due to sepsis. That was more than heart attacks, strokes and many types of cancer.

January 05, 2014 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: A few simple steps can save energy

Energy is expensive, and yet it gets wasted all the time. For example, observe drivers on our mountainous roads. Many use their brakes going uphill, when it would have been sufficient to just step off the gas pedal and let gravity slow the car to the desired speed.

January 05, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Wheeler: Soil compaction a root cause of distress

If you call the office to talk over a problem that is in your landscape, one of the first things I am going to bring up is soil testing. For the $8 it costs for the test, you get a wealth of information that tells you pretty much all you need to know about the "chemical" side of the problem.

January 03, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Ask a Vet: Resist urge to buy animal for Easter

I do not like Peeps.

April 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Check house foundation to prevent dangerous slides

The March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash., raises the question whether something like this could happen here. It's not likely, because we don't have the deep soil that led to the Western disaster.

April 19, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants selected

The 2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and are rated as the No. 1 superior ornamental plant for residential landscape use in Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Vintage Videos: Classic musical filled with laughs and love triangle

I'm a sucker for a good musical. I'll take any excuse to sing along loudly and off-key during a movie, honestly.

April 17, 2014 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


Around the Home: Free program offers summer snack inspiration

Summer will be here before you know it.

April 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Easter lilies poisonous to pets

Theoretically, warm weather is coming. I used to feel better about this theory, but I'm still willing to give it a chance.

April 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God can carry all our burdens

A couple of months ago, I went to a local home improvement store and bought a big bag of topsoil.

April 13, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: This is the best time to plan a European vacation

Late spring and early summer are some of the best times to visit Europe, especially the Upper Rhine Valley.

April 12, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


For fertilizer application, quantity and timing are important

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

April 11, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Blessed during Easter

For me, Easter is a time of reflection.

April 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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