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Ask a Vet: Preservatives are not so bad for pet food

Weaver D's is closing. If you're not familiar with Athens, then you may not know what that means. It's a soul food place, and the best I've ever had.

February 23, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Quakes are rare, mild here, but not out West

An earthquake in South Dakota two weeks ago. Another in South Carolina last week. It would be tempting to come up with scary headlines now.

February 23, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Plant a tree on Arbor Day

Each state has its own Arbor Day depending on the best time to plant trees. Georgia's best tree-planting times are November through March; so this year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day today.

February 21, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Plan meals with more fruits and vegetables

Need ideas on how to add more fruits and vegetables to your family's meals?

February 19, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Snow, ice can be harmful to furry friends

I'm torn. I love snow, but I hate cold. When I go outside, my hands get too cold to work properly, my toes go numb and my nose turns red. I'm genetically a Southerner, I suppose.

February 16, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


For Your Health: Signs of pneumonia

During the winter season, the most frequent illnesses striking the public are the common cold or flu. However, each of these sicknesses can develop into the more serious condition of pneumonia.

February 16, 2014 | Susan A. Irick For The Times | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Uncover spiritual lesson in disputes

When I was a child, my father refereed basketball games. I remember two or three nights a week, he would come home wearing his black-and-white-striped shirt.

February 16, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Quakes a rare threat in our part of the world

The earthquake occurring 17 miles outside of Chamberlain, S.D.. on Feb. 7 didn't receive major news coverage. At 2.9 on the magnitude scale, it wasn't anywhere near the level of quakes that have destroyed entire cities in the past.

February 16, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Keep your Valentine's Day floral arrangement fresh

It's Valentine's Day and what a great way to end the week.

February 14, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Fast-food drive-thru is family Valentine’s tradition

Love is in the air. Everywhere I look around, love is in the air, every sight and every sound.

February 12, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Quiet cars prove harmful to pets

I'm never going to be a ninja.

February 09, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: More rail transit would ease Atlanta’s gridlock

The winter storm that dropped 2.6 inches on the Atlanta area Jan. 28 will remain in many commuters' memories for years. Stories of children stranded in school buses and people taking up to 25 hours to get home made the national news, among the gridlock that paralyzed the roadways.

February 09, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Protect ornamental trees, bushes during winter

With the exceptionally bitter cold winter we have had, cold damage to woody shrubs and trees can be a problem here in Georgia.

February 07, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: To drink or not to drink old bottle of wine?

Time to address some queries I've received from readers during the past few months. I do answer all questions personally and ask permission to use them in this column. If you have a question about wine, check the end of this column to see how to get it to me.

February 05, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Could dogs or any animals be gay?

I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.

February 02, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Articles by Section - Columnists


Ask a Vet: Myths and truths of antibotics

A recent survey published online showed some shocking results about science literacy in America. Twenty-five percent of people thought the sun orbits around the earth. That is truly disturbing.

July 27, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Trough caused front to stall, dumping rain on area last week

The week ending July 20 brought unusual, but not unheard of, weather to Hall County.

July 27, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Pound of perfection

Let's discuss the pound cake.

July 23, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Respect your veterinarian

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way. She wanted respect. So she demanded it with a catchy tune.

July 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Listening to God like children do to parents

The other day Cole and I were sitting around hanging out together. Out of the blue, he looked at me and said, "I want to be an adult."

July 20, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Unusual weather events have occurred frequently on July 20

Hopefully, you're enjoying a quiet July 20 while sitting down with The Times. In history, today's date hasn't always been uneventful.

July 20, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Mosquito control made easy with garden products

The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.

July 18, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Cut fat, calories in dips

Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.

July 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


For your health: A war against obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is an epidemic in the United States.

July 14, 2014 | | Columnists


Cooking With Cervolyn: Thrill of the grill

Southern summers are the best.

July 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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