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Eyes of the Father: God pays our debt with gift of son, Jesus

I blame the wise men. Honestly, if they were all that wise, shouldn't they have known they were setting a dangerous precedent? But there they were, bringing gifts to Jesus.

December 22, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Carefully consider giving a pet as a present

I went to the mall today. As always, it was a bad idea at this time of year.

December 22, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Snow is as iffy in North Ga. as it is in Bethlehem

Pretty Christmas cards with snow-laden New England landscapes are arriving. The desert town of Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ 2,000 years ago, is located 6 miles south of Jerusalem in today's West Bank in the Palestinian Territory. It probably didn't look like Bangor, Maine, back then, and it doesn't now.

December 22, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Wheeler: Maintaining your Christmas tree this holiday season

It is during this time of year when everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season influencing their children and grandchildren. With all of this happening, it is easy to forget to keep an eye out on the condition of your Christmas tree.

December 20, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Cats, dogs have personal food, water preferences

Have you ever had a cold Coke from a glass bottle? If not, go get one. It will change your life.

December 15, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Warm oceans can bring Arctic blasts howling South

A week ago, a winter storm brought record low temperatures to the Western states. Cold outbreaks aren't uncommon there in early December, but the severity of the chill amazed forecasters and the general population alike.

December 14, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Holiday plants full of history

Our homes would not be complete without a few classic holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactuses. However, did you know these beautiful plants have been decorating homes for the holidays since the 1800s?

December 13, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


From the film archives: ‘Holiday Affair’ is a Christmas classic

Christmas is a time of iconic films such as "Miracles on 34th Street," "A Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." In order to find a Christmas movie I had never seen before, I had to go all the way back to 1949 for this month's "From the film archives" column.

December 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Around the Home: Adding fruits to daily diet is simple

It's a tough time of year for fruits and vegetables.

December 11, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: On the same page as God

A few days ago, Amy brought home two copies of the same children's magazine for Chloe and Cole.

December 08, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Mixing breeds doesn’t make a new one

Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.

December 08, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Flooding is dangerous for Central European residents

When Germany's Elbe River flooded in May this year, Hamburg and other communities along the waterway felt reminded of the catastrophic storm flood of February 1962. I remember TV images of people clinging to rooftops that were the only portions of houses still above the water.

December 07, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


No real mystery to buying firewood; just simple math

During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.

December 06, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Buy yourself a Ferrari

Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.

December 04, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Ask a Vet: One bad case of an aggressive dog

I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.

December 01, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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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


Alienation isn’t the way to stop habit of smoking

Last week marked four months since I quit smoking.

April 06, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Emergency visits rise in states with legalized pot

Marijuana has been legalized in several states.

April 06, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


For your health: Enjoy the taste of eating healthy

"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month, which is a campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices while developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year's message is combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals following dietary guidelines.

April 06, 2014 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: Earthquakes, mudslides can happen anywhere so prepare

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred around midnight on March 29 east of Los Angeles was a reminder of the unstable geologic conditions in Western states. Its epicenter was in a densely populated residential area of La Habra, Calif., just a quarter-mile from Sonora High School.

April 06, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Create a colorful container garden on a patio or deck

Container gardening, hanging baskets and window boxes can be a fun and rewarding to those who only have a patio, deck or balcony.

April 04, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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