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Lovely visuals, smart writing in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

You thought it was tricky to train a dragon?

June 12, 2014 | BY JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Feed dad best dish you cook

Father's Day is Sunday. So I thought it might be a good time to reflect on just how important it is to honor these men in our lives.

June 11, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Anxiety is a natural response to threats

I am not a people doctor. Some people might even tell you I am not a people person. So please take this with a grain of salt.

June 08, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God’s grace is equal in all things

Chloe's really big into equality lately. She not into voting rights or even human rights, but her rights. Her rights to have the exact same thing of everything Cole has or receives.

June 08, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


‘Maleficent’ lacking quality

There's something to be said for giving even tiny tykes a good, old-fashioned fright in the name of good, clean fun. But Disney's "Maleficent" still feels like a sour miscalculation on somebody's part.

June 05, 2014 | Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Adding oxygen to young red wines can boost taste

"Do aerators really work?" is a question I hear frequently.

June 04, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Six months and counting without cigarettes

Last week, I passed the six-month mark since I quit smoking. To be exact, it has been 189 days without a cigarettes.

June 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Pupils can alert owners to problems

You've seen it on television or in movies. The injured individual, possibly deceased, and someone with a light shines it in their eyes to check the pupils. But what does it really mean?

June 01, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Sin rots soul like cavities decay teeth

Chloe went to the dentist to have her teeth cleaned. No big deal. We've done it several times before and she's always gotten good check-ups.

June 01, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: City garden will be a teaching tool for healthier lifestyles

Look around in the small towns of North Georgia and you'll find that home food production is as popular as ever. Neatly maintained gardens in Lula, Alto and beyond are producing zucchini, squash, cucumbers, corn, and other local produce.

May 31, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


A garden for all seasons

Help me with my garden!

May 30, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Movie review: New baseball film corny but funny

Let's face it, there's something about a baseball movie that just invites corniness. The hardest hearts soften at the mere sound of a cracking bat. It's hard for a filmmaker to resist laying the syrup on too thick.

May 29, 2014 | BY JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Columnists


Movie review: Barrymore can’t save ‘Blended’

To say the new Adam Sandler movie, "Blended," - which was partially filmed in Gainesville - is better than some of his other recent work, such as "Jack and Jill," isn't saying much. After all, some natural disasters cause less damage than others. But none are a positive development.

May 29, 2014 | BY JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Sweetness of Vidalia onions

"V is for Vidalia." That's the new consumer campaign for our beloved, South Georgia-grown onion.

May 28, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a vet: Heartworms threaten pets' health

It's like a bad horror movie. Worms! In your heart!

May 25, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Getting in the ‘Holiday’ mood

The holiday season is nearly here, and it is time to break out some Thanksgiving and Christmas classics.

November 20, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Around the Home: Serving up a safe turkey for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving dinner countdown clock has reached less than 10 days.

November 19, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Tackle health issue at first sign

I don't play college football. I am the size of a smaller linebacker, but have the speed of an elderly penguin. So I am one of the many fans who puts my heart into it then complains when what I'd hoped for doesn't happen.

November 16, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Temperature inversions create bubbles that affect sound, smoke

Atmospheric conditions often influence the course of history.

November 15, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Camellias flowering with fall and winter blooms

No other flowering Southern plant ushers in cooler weather better than the lovely American camellia.

November 14, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Slow cooking some sweet potatoes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we all know the celebration is not complete until the sweet potatoes are on the table.

November 12, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Dog breath changes may be worrisome

When I meet a person and somehow learn they don't like puppy breath, I have an innate level of distrust for them.

November 09, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Shining light into darkness

I'm a superhero.

November 09, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Monthly cleanup events help Keep Hall Beautiful

No doubt, Hall County is beautiful.

November 08, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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