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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

Berries in bloom for the holidays

A "cornucopia" of plant life blesses the northeast area of the state as fall winds down and the beautiful colors of the trees and shrubs fade away. Then we can anxiously see the many ornamental trees and shrubs that will reveal their showy clusters of brightly colored berries, painting the landscape just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

November 15, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Around the Home: Use turkey hotline for Thanksgiving help

The countdown to the long-awaited Thanksgiving Day meal has started.

November 13, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: The Lord saves mankind from death’s sting

One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.

November 10, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Too much of anything is bad thing

I use drugs. Wait, that sounds bad. I use drugs, professionally. No, that sounds worse.

November 10, 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


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