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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


Kicking the bad habit of smoking

Human beings are creatures of habit, and most for me are unhealthy.

December 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Braselton hospital a model for green construction

Back in the 1950s, most hospitals were eerie places: Tiled walls, dimly lit hallways, gruff personnel. It would be tough to find such an old-style, stark facility in this country today.

December 01, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Landscape with evergreens and conifers

In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.

November 29, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Compile a family recipe book

This, of course, is a great week for shopping and enjoying time with friends and family. It's also a great time to gather recipes and photos for a family cookbook.

November 27, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Not all side effects are accurate

"Dewey defeats Truman." Maybe you've seen the famous photograph of the newspaper with the headline being held by newly re-elected President Truman.

November 24, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Give thanks every day not once a year

Thanksgiving is a self-defining holiday. It's a time for giving thanks; more specifically, it's a time for giving thanks to God for his provision in our lives.

November 24, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Volcanic calamities may be just a tick away

The Pacific "Ring of Fire" is living up to its name again. After some rumblings in October, Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra (Indonesia) erupted with ash falls and lava flows last week. Five-thousand people were forced to flee the surrounding areas.

November 24, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Properly winterizing, storing gardening tools

It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.

November 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Annual pet checkups can prevent problems later in life

Twice. Twice in the last week I've seen an animal come in for a problem that could have been treated six months before.

November 17, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Killer, powerful storms are part of a worldwide pattern

In 1520, when Ferdinand Magellan's little fleet emerged from the storm-whipped straits of the tip of South America into a vast ocean to the west, it seemed so peaceful to him that he named it "Pacific Ocean."

November 16, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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Cooking with Crevolyn: Using slow cooker is good for all seasons

Anyone who knows me knows I love my slow cooker. It is, without a doubt, my favorite cooking appliance.

April 23, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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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