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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


Ask a Vet: Breed-specific legislation a faulty ideal

Since Halloween is right around the corner, consider the following:

October 20, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Tornadoes don’t always follow patterns

People in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota aren't unfamiliar with tornadoes. But during the night of Oct. 4, well outside severe weather season, a dozen strong tornadoes ripped across the Great Plains.

October 20, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Plant pansies now for glorious colors in upcoming winter

Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.

October 18, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Rejection of God’s love causes pain

It broke my heart to see it. I'm sure it broke the mother's heart, too.

October 13, 2013 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Nothing made of cells is immune to cancer

Today, I am 39 years old. About six years younger than my father was when he died from colon cancer.

October 13, 2013 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Severe quakes are common in Pakistan

Recently, southwestern Pakistan was rocked by a 1-2 punch of major earthquakes. The first one Sept. 24 had a magnitude of 7.7. For comparison, the Loma Prieta Quake which struck the Santa Cruz-San Francisco, Calif., area in 1989 was a 6.9. That was sufficient to collapse parts of Interstate 880, burying motorists beneath concrete. On the Bay Bridge, an entire section disengaged, causing cars to fall into the gap.

October 12, 2013 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


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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


Create a colorful container garden on a patio or deck

Container gardening, hanging baskets and window boxes can be a fun and rewarding to those who only have a patio, deck or balcony.

April 04, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Transforming from city girl to wine grower’s wife

Martha Ezzard wears many hats. She's been a lawyer, journalist, state legislator and most likely a few other things.

April 02, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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