Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh sped into the lead at Boyd's Speedway and held off "The Georgia Giant" Shane Clanton to win the Turkey Gobble 50 in Chattanooga on Saturday.
Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.
"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.
Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?
Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.
Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.
The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week.
He was just a simple man, my grandfather. All rough-hewn leather and tar from years of roofing. He just loved God, his family and his Bulldogs. Not much else mattered.
We are well into November, and the weather is becoming chillier by the day.
Tony Woodall, 63, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 9, 2014.
Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.
Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.
Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.
Lonnie Junior McBrayer, 78, of Cumming, died Jan. 13, 2015.
Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.
Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.
Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.
My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)
We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.
It's that time of year again.
The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.
Barbara Ann Waters Gee, 62, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 6, 2015.
Carl Hyrns, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.
Dennis Gibson, 64, of Cumming, died Jan. 9, 2015.
Dorothy Jean Smith, 70, of Cumming, died Jan. 6, 2015.