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'I'm not Her' a tender teenage tale

As much as I hate to admit there is a genre of literature that often gets under my skin, modern teen fiction is it (I refuse to acknowledge anything involving sparkly vampires and relationship-sadistic girls).

January 29, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Take steps to prevent blossom end rot

I see it year after year in the Extension Office. Clients come in wondering what to do about their tomatoes or peppers that are being laid to waste by disease.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Tips to clean your fresh produce

We all know that a healthy diet should include lots of fresh, raw produce. Thanks to modern marketing and speedy shipping, we can get almost anything we desire any time of the year ... for a price.

January 25, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: We should leave the punishment to God

I think that one of these days, Chloe and Cole are going to grow up and seek careers in law enforcement. Why do I think this? Because they demonstrate a heightened sense of justice? Because of their desire to see wrongs righted?

January 22, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Grass and trees don’t always mix

Here in Hall County people are generally very passionate about their lawns. Many want a nice turfed area, even under trees. But sometimes that reality is harder to come by even when everything has been planned out perfectly.

January 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Hate washing dishes? Turn on some music to liven it up

Music can make your soul sing. It can definitely boost your mood when you're feeling down.

January 18, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


‘Thirteenth Tale’ inspires fiction debate

This week's book review is a little different from what I normally do. Lately, I have been reviewing either new releases, or sharing my lists of favorites in a particular theme.

January 15, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: Avoid common mistakes when planting trees

Trees, whether evergreen or deciduous (leaf dropping), can add beauty and balance to your landscape. They also create shade and deliver spectacular beauty in the spring and fall.

January 13, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Blackberries are a Southern favorite

Blackberries are one of the South's favorite fruits. At one time, there were almost unlimited wild blackberries and dewberries (the blackberry's trailing cousin) to be had growing along fence rows and in abandoned fields.

January 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Beans are a healthy, low-cost meal option

How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? We've entered the second week of 2012 and I fear some of us may have faltered a bit and need encouragement. My resolution to eat more "good-for-you" foods is proving to be a challenge.

January 11, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God finds the right combo of ingredients to heal our souls

One night at the dinner table, I watched Cole eat. He scooped up some sweet potatoes and placed them on top of a nacho cheese Dorito. Then he ate it.

January 08, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Planting mistakes can ruin landscape plants

You invest a lot of money and high hopes in landscape plants. You certainly do not want them to fizzle when you get them in the ground.

January 06, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Resolutions for 2012

Happy New Year to y'all!

January 04, 2012 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘Hallows’ fails at being a truly unique fantasy

In the newly released "The Thirteen Hallows," a collaboration between the "Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series author Michael Scott and award-winning playwright Colette Freedman, the novel's heroine is 21-year-old introvert Sarah Miller.

January 01, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Planting trees in dead of winter is OK

If you just cannot wait to plant that special landscape tree, why wait? In Georgia, the dead of winter is not all that dead. During the winter, roots continue to grow as they really do not have a dormant period in Georgia.

December 30, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Michelle Rawdin: Stick close by God and receive his blessing

My dog, Duke, is a follower.

February 26, 2017 | MICHELLE RAWDIN pastor@antiochunitedmethodistchurch.com | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten tests negative for FIV two weeks later

After a dramatic arrival to our planet, followed by a few weeks of mostly uneventful growth, Leia threw us a curveball. She tested positive for ...

February 26, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Alex Popp: Preparing for challenges of monumental trek

Editor's note: This is the first in a monthly series of columns. Alex Popp will update The Times on his trek while he is ...

February 26, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Tips for controlling moss and algae in turfgrass

The primitive plants of moss and algae begin to form as turfgrass areas begin to thin out. This happens because conditions for growing dense, healthy ...

February 23, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Humans can’t contract cat’s FIV

Leia's family is freaked out.

February 19, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park: Celebrating the change in the religious season

Some families have closets where out-of-season clothing and gear remain hidden away when not in use.

February 19, 2017 | | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: An interesting name for a special nonprofit cause

"What's in a name?" Juliet asked Romeo.

February 19, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Tame your food cravings during the sweetest seasons by keeping a daily diet journal

Each year, I face a challenge when it comes to the days from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.

February 14, 2017 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Finding abundance hidden in plain sight

It was a "dusting." Just enough to cover the yard in crystalline white, but not enough to keep the grass, leaves and dirt from showing.

February 12, 2017 | Rev. Lee Koontz | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten tests positive for feline HIV

My significant other is a cat person. I love cats, but I am more of a dog guy.

February 12, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Beware of pet peer pressure regarding people food

Cats don't fully appreciate observational humor.

February 05, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Father Eric Hill: My opportunity to serve God in Flowery Branch

In November 2010, I was called by the Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory to be the pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Spout ...

February 05, 2017 | | Columnists


Randall Murray: Six wines to accent your Valentine's Day dinner

It's right around the corner! You know, the holiday that's the result of a great commercial conspiracy involving candy makers and the greeting ...

January 31, 2017 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Honoring the legacy of a longtime friend

There are events in this life that often leave us longing for more. It can be a great meal, a good book or movie or ...

January 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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