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Kudzu bug stinks, for many reasons

In Hall County, the kudzu bug has definitely made a name for itself. In just a year, we have all become accustomed to seeing in around, and it feels like it has been here all along.

August 19, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Teach kids the joy of family sciences

My mother made me take home economics (now known as family and consumer sciences) my freshman year of high school.

August 17, 2011 | By Sandra Stringer For The Times | Columnists


Off the Shelves: 'Mrs. Tom Thumb’ honors a little lady with a giant spirit

Last year, I was absorbed in a novel that put a unique perspective on the origins of a literary classic. It gave the reader a glimpse into the mind of the woman who inspired "Alice in Wonderland" by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known to the world as Lewis Carroll.

August 14, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Fall planting time is drawing near

We live in a wonderful place for gardening. The great thing about living in this area is one can plant or harvest something almost year round.

August 12, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Hall Extension: Dealing with nuisance wildlife requires a logical approach

This is a topic that is full of opinion. What is a cute and cuddly critter to one person is a pest to another. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.

August 12, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Preparing safe and kid-friendly school lunches

Can't you feel the excitement? School is back in session and it's time to think about filling those lunchboxes.

August 10, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God answers prayers, just not right away sometimes

I thought it would be a great opportunity to teach Chloe about praying. To pray anywhere, at any time, no matter what the need.

August 07, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: What is happening to the poplar trees?

Just over the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.

August 05, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: Sampling some wines from around the world

Had enough Georgia summer? Ready to travel somewhere else ... anywhere else?

August 03, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Bizarre abounds when you open the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

The most frequent explanation I hear from people who say they don't regularly read books is they don't have time.

July 31, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


'Kudzu bug' can wreak havoc on area landscapes

As we approach late summer, there are a few pesky critters we need to look for on our ornamental plants and turf grass.

July 29, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Morris: Focus on sensational Anthony case is pointless, misguided

Each summer for the past seven years or so, my upcoming English I students have been required to read "A Tale of Two Cities." These students usually do not forgive me for this assignment until November or so.

July 29, 2011 | Renee Hand Morris | Columnists


Around the Home: Fresh, economical produce can be saved for winter

Ah, July ... it brings back memories of helping mother can and freeze copious amounts of fresh-from-the-field vegetables and fruits.

July 27, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God’s word is always true

A couple months ago Chloe, Cole and I got in the van and started on our way. As we pulled out of the neighborhood, I turned left instead of right. Chloe noticed the difference in our direction. "Are we going to school?" she asked.

July 24, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Hall Extension: Tips to keep the ticks off you

If there is one thing that causes people to become squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them.

July 22, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Lee Koontz: Let dark become the light

Once in the middle of the night, a man was crawling around on his hands and knees under a streetlight.

December 11, 2016 | | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Poinsettias continue to grow in popularity

Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers' shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States.

December 09, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Having to wait during Advent

For the vast majority of Christians around the world, we have entered into the beautiful season of Advent. It is the time when we watch ...

December 04, 2016 | Stuart Higginbotham | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Drought conditions still a factor despite two rainy days

This is one of the worst droughts I can remember. And according to a lot of other folks, this one sure does take the cake ...

December 01, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Slight variations to recipes can make dishes healthier

Family dinners are great places to treat your appetites this holiday season. Unfortunately, it's tempting to overeat.

November 29, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Help pets in need this holiday season

There's a scene in "Rebel Without A Cause" in which the line "You read too many comic books" is uttered.

November 27, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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