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Michael Wheeler: Tips on being smart with water usage for your yard

Having a water-smart landscape is more than just having a water-efficient irrigation system. It is about looking at your landscape and changing your gardening practices to improve water use.

January 13, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Bill Coates: You are what you think about

The great Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose speeches and philosophizing enthralled America in the 1800s, used to say, "A man is what he thinks about all day long." (The same is true for a woman, too.)

January 08, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Bill Coates For The Times | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Tragedy leads to delivery of a princess

It's a cold and drizzly day when the lady comes into our office. She's bawling and has a limp towel in her arms. Less than five minutes before she bust through our door, she was calm and collected, on her way to work. Then life happened, and the car in front of her hit a cat.

January 01, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Don't leave your pet out in the freezing cold

Her name is Sweetie. Named prior to my family's adopting her, and the name confirmed by my young son upon her arrival, she is our family dog.

December 25, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: How to take care of birds who don't fly south for the winter

Did you know many birds do not migrate in the winter to warmer climates?

December 22, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: Christmas Eve dinner withstands test of time

As I'm writing this column, we've just returned from the annual Family Christmas Communion Service at our church. It is one of my favorite traditions of the Christmas season.

December 20, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Cynthia Park: The power of Christmas pageants

Christmas pageants are the equivalent of a biblical "Stone Soup." No one gospel account has enough details to put together an entire pageant, so we fold them together to find enough parts for everyone to play.

December 18, 2016 | The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park cynthia@gracechurchgainesville.org | Columnists


Bekah Porter: Christmas trees aplenty at Atlanta Botanical Garden's Holiday Nights display

Six years ago, my husband and I abandoned the boxy Midwestern state of our birth to migrate to the land of peaches, peanuts, pimentos and y'all's.

December 18, 2016 | | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Diarrhea first sign of many diseases

I'm sure you have an idea of what this is, but I'm going to ask anyway. What does diarrhea mean?

December 18, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Adults are concerned about their children’s nutrition needs

I have talked to several parents during the recent Amerigroup Georgia's Winter Wonderland event at Colonial Lakeshore Mall. They definitely want to save time with preparing and cooking meals, but make their children's health a priority.

December 13, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Pets are great but not as gifts

When I was a little kid, I was fortunate enough to have many wonderful Christmases.

December 11, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Lee Koontz: Let dark become the light

Once in the middle of the night, a man was crawling around on his hands and knees under a streetlight.

December 11, 2016 | | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Poinsettias continue to grow in popularity

Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers' shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States.

December 09, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Having to wait during Advent

For the vast majority of Christians around the world, we have entered into the beautiful season of Advent. It is the time when we watch and pay attention for the arrival of Christ into our world.

December 04, 2016 | Stuart Higginbotham | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Spay your kitten at a young age

Today will be the biggest day of Leia's life, medically speaking. That is, if I have it my way, it will.

March 26, 2017 | | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Being in the right place at the right time

A story in 1 Kings 17 talks about a prophet named Elijah.

March 26, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin freechapel.org | Columnists


What to do for your plants after a hard freeze

Well, we have gotten through this freeze and it's time to figure out what got damaged and what did not.

March 24, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Effect of pyometra in cats, dogs

Leia's owners call me the day after my conversation with uncle Donnie.

March 19, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bill Coates: Follow a welcome mat’s suggestion: Be welcoming

"No strangers enter here, only friends we have not met."

March 19, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindpsring.com | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Veterinarian's advice is not a suggestion or a scam

My significant other sometimes tells stories in which I have a speaking role.

March 12, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Colorectal cancer diagnoses rise in younger people

While some may know March is colorectal cancer awareness month, many may not know the disease is the third most common cancer in both genders ...

March 12, 2017 | Fernando Aycinena For The Times | Columnists


Father Eric Hill: My opportunity to serve God in Flowery Branch

In November 2010, I was called by the Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory to be the pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Spout ...

February 05, 2017 | | Columnists


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