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Eyes of the Father: 'Pretending' sin isn't so won't fool God

I'm a guy. This means I have a genetic defect which prevents me from properly matching colors. It wasn't a big deal when I was a single man. I was perfectly comfortable wearing only black, white and various shades of gray.

June 10, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Wheeler: Keep lace bug from attacking

We have been getting a few calls about azalea lace bugs feeding on azaleas and rhododendrons.

June 08, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: Eastern Europe’s wines better after iron curtain fell

One of the bennies of being a wine writer and educator is that I get to travel the world in search of good wines. Unfortunately that global trip means going to local wine shops for vicarious visits.

June 06, 2012 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Off the Shelves: Literary merit vs. popularity — why can’t books have both?

Over the past few weeks when I worked at the bookstore, about the only book people have been buying (or ordering, as the store continuously sells out of it) is "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James, an erotic novel about a young woman in a sensual love affair with a wealthy and handsome billionaire.

June 03, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists

Cannon: Common problems with tomatoes

There is almost an endless list as to what can cause tomatoes not to produce well. From environmental changes in temperatures, humidity and water to the many fungal issues, both bacterial and viral that can cause problems.

May 31, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Wheeler: Controlling snakes around your house

Few animals can evoke such an emotional response as a snake found in the woods or around the house. People have been attracted and repulsed by snakes ever since the dawn of time.

May 31, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around The Home: Be smart about chicken

The eighth annual 2012 Spring Chicken Festival/Chicken Cooking Contest in late April, and the more recent fourth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship mark the official start of grilling season. The former event sponsored by Keep Hall Beautiful was created to promote the leading agricultural money maker in Hall County - chicken.

May 30, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: A loving father always forgives

I don't remember what he'd done, but Cole had done something he wasn't supposed to. I got down on his level and told him not only what he'd done was wrong, but why.

May 27, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Wheeler: Answering reader questions about the veggie garden

Question: What can I do to prevent insect pests in my vegetable garden?

May 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around The Home: Beat the summer boredom

There's an undeniable burst of excitement at the beginning of summer vacation.

May 23, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Off the Shelves: 'Age of Miracles' offers an original premise and strong storytelling

Why is it that so many authors and filmmakers love to depict deteriorating futures in which our daily lives become worse and worse? And why are we so entertained by franchises that promote these themes?

May 20, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists

Cannon: Are fungus and mold attacking?

Due to our early spring weather, signs of insect and fungal diseases are showing up on the calendar a little sooner than the previous year.

May 18, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Wheeler: There’s nothing like a homegrown tomato

Home-grown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summer.

May 18, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around The Home: Get creative with summer snacking

Summertime snacks and meals for children offer an avenue for creativity and more.

May 16, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Make God your one and only father

I went in to kiss Chloe good night. She put one of her little hands on each side of my face, leaned in close and said, "You are the cutest, cutest, cutest man. I love you so much because you are my favorite daddy. I was very happy when God made you on the earth."

May 13, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

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