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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


Earth Sense: Thunderstorms are a threat and shouldn’t be neglected

We are good at making preparations when severe weather is forecast.

May 25, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Controlling brown patch on turf grasses

No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.

May 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Articles by Section - Columnists


Ask a Vet: Better to pick mutt than purebred

"What is your favorite breed?"

September 14, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Brokering an exchange with Satan or Christ

Chloe and Cole keep raiding the coin jar - my coin jar.

September 14, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Stone Mountain a pluton, not an old, extinct volcano

Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.

September 13, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


1, 2, 3s of overseeding lawn for year-round green

For most of us, the fall is the time of year for college football (GO DAWGS!), cool, crisp air in the mountains and raking leaves that seem to get everywhere. It is also a time of year when many people consider overseeding their warm season lawns to produce a green carpet of grass all year long.

September 12, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Finger-licking foods accompany football season

Is everyone as giddy as I am about the start of football season?

September 10, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask A Vet: Here comes baby; beware pets

Daddy's Little Princess. Bouncing Baby Boy. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.

September 07, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Coffee trends continuing to shatter market stereotypes

Pop quiz: Most popular beverage in Germany? If you guessed "beer", you got it wrong. Germans drink more coffee than beer.

September 06, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Japanese maples are an excellent addition to any garden

Ornamental Japanese maples are some of the most beautiful trees on the planet. As the name suggest, these maple trees are native to Japan and were brought into the U.S. in the 1800s. Now is a great time to choose a few varieties to plant in the fall.

September 04, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: White County wine country is really jumping!

On a late July road trip sponsored by the White County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by genial Chamber President Cindy Bailey, a group of rowdy food, wine and travel scribes climbed the hills and wandered the valleys of a truly lovely part of North Georgia.

September 03, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Eyes on the Road: New signal planned for northwest Hall County

A new traffic signal designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow, especially for left-turn movements, could become operational today for two of three legs at the intersection of Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway and Sardis Road in northwest Hall County.

September 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Columnists


For Your Health: Missing the signs of sepsis

You know, you always hear people saying "life is funny sometimes." Things happen to us that are so ironic they are hard to comprehend sometimes.

September 01, 2014 | Susan Irick Columnist | Columnists


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