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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

Earth Sense: Right bulbs, driving habits can save energy

Colder weather is here, and we use more energy for lighting and heat. Even the car burns more gas when it has to start up at low temperatures. But it's also a time when we can realize energy savings. If you're still using the old-fashioned "Edison" incandescent bulbs, you're wasting electricity.

November 09, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Spiders weave their webs all across North Georgia

I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable.

November 08, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: Georgia wineries have come a long way

In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.

November 06, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Ask a Vet: No-kill shelters good in principle, bad in practice

When people start a sentence with "No offense," they usually know they're going to offend you. Sometimes they don't care, sometimes they do and are just saying what needs to be said.

November 03, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Seawalls only delay inevitable destruction

Recent news articles proudly displayed measures taken in New York to prevent future damage from hurricanes and similar storms.

November 03, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Winter season nears, flowers still bloom down South

While most people like the warmer months, I love cooler weather.

November 01, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Pet fight off cancer cells naturally

The bad news: You have cancer.

October 27, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Working with fervency

Cole and I were the last ones inside the church, and I was doing a final walk-through to make sure everything was in order so we could leave. I did it every week. I practically had it down to a science.

October 27, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Earth Sense: Keeping an eye on the shade

In these times of terrorist attacks, the appearance of an "Urban Forest Strike Team" may raise concerns in some people's minds. But this particular task force has a purpose that's entirely in the interest of Georgia communities.

October 26, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Wheeler: Autumn brings colors to leaves in Georgia trees

For Hall County, autumn is one of the greatest times of year.

October 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around the Home: Sending treats to troops based overseas

It's not too early to start working on holiday care packages for friends and family members serving in the military.

October 23, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | 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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