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Earth Sense: North Georgia shines as a quiet and safe place, geographically speaking

Complaining about nature's quirks, and the disasters that come with them, is a popular pastime. But in spite of some of the troubles North Georgia has experienced in the past, it's realistic to say that we live in a very sheltered part of the world.

February 21, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Around the Home: Select healthy snacks for children cooped up at home

Depending on the weather, you may have some children at home during the daytime this week.

February 18, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Just like humans, pets grieve when people die

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that mentioned taking steps to care for your pets in case you die.

February 15, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Making salt water drinkable is doable but difficult

It's an ironic fact that more than two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered by water, yet there always seems to be a shortage in many places.

February 14, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Keep those Valentine’s Day flowers fresh longer

Valentine's Day is not only all about romance and significant others, but it is about reflecting on all of those whom you care for in your life such as siblings, parents, close friends and even pets.

February 13, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Chocolate is the food love language

It's almost Valentine's Day. Does the holiday make you think of roses, cards, conversation hearts or, if you're like me, chocolate?

February 11, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


For Your Health: Heart failure becoming more prevalent in Americans

I recently treated a patient who described a long series of problems from the past year. They included weight gain/loss, leg swelling, shortness of breath when walking up stairs, "butterflies fluttering" in her chest and sometimes having to sleep in her recliner to breathe.

February 09, 2015 | | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: How is God talking to you?

The other day I made a wonderful discovery: Chloe and Cole were diligently working on improving their handwriting skills.

February 08, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Certain foods prove poisonous to pets

They came from outer space. Of course, there was xenophobia to deal with, but they gradually became integrated into society and held many respectable roles, including police detectives.

February 08, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Gimmicks won’t result in better gas mileage

Buying gasoline for less than $2 a gallon has been nice. Sooner or later, prices will rise again, and thoughts about saving gas are going to return.

February 07, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Professionals select 2015 Gold Medal Plants

As in the years past, the winners are rated as the No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in Georgia in the residential landscape.

February 06, 2015 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Love is in the air and rose-colored wine is on the table

In 10 days, we fall into one of those holidays that must be subsidized by the flower, greeting card and candy companies - St. Valentine's Day.

February 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Choosing the best types of fabrics for a workout

With the usual popular New Year's resolution to lose weight and get in shape comes shopping for the proper attire to wear to the gym, your home treadmill, outside, etc.

February 02, 2015 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


Earth Sense: Brazil drought a warning for Georgia about water consumption

Some scenes in last week's news look familiar.

February 01, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Castration not a hands-on lesson for students

If you have a toothache, you're using them. If you stub your toe, you're using them.

February 01, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Cooking with Crevolyn: Showing hospitality with true Southern food

Last week, Darrell and I had the pleasure of hosting two young ladies from Up with People in our home. What a wonderful time we ...

August 26, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Beware of pet meds advertised on TV

Did you know, if you take out all your veins and arteries and laid them end to end that you would die?

August 23, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Don’t get a shock, or worse, from faulty wiring in home

Time and time again we see it in poorly written movies: The bad guy kills someone by throwing a plugged-in radio into the bathtub.

August 23, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Take time to renovate your landscape right now

Late summer is an excellent time to devise a plan for renovating your landscape. By planning now, you can take advantage of the best planting ...

August 21, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Play with kids after school to encourage exercise habits

Sometimes on school days, there is a bit of a lull between arriving home and study time.

August 19, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Strap your canine into the car with seat belt or carrier

You can disregard this week's column if you're an action hero, or have single-handedly dispatched an entire group of terrorists or mercenaries, never ...

August 16, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Plutons embedded by erosion

"Strange formation!" I heard a tourist say, standing at an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

August 16, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Peter O’Toole brings life to ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’

It's August and parents everywhere are rushing to buy new clothes and supplies for their children, who are pouting about the summer being over.

August 13, 2015 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: South African wins earning worldwide respect

South Africa is a nation of great contradictions, a turbulent history and a remarkable ability to forgive and move forward.

August 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Your personal dress code style for school

As students are in the middle of back to school shopping, the younger generation must keep in mind they don't have to sacrifice style ...

August 03, 2015 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


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