With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.
I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens, Georgia, on a warm spring day or (c.) Athens, Georgia, on any day.
In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.
I heard someone make a comment the other day, a comment that made me cringe inwardly and outwardly as an involuntarily response.
Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, 15, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2014.
Patsy Juanita Johnson, 70, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.
Scott Everett Kirby, 48, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.
Rex Carlyle, 57, of Forsyth County, died June 10, 2014.
I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.
The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.
William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.
Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.
Teddy E. Jernigan, 78, of Dawsonville, died June 3, 2014.
Brenda Joan Samples, 66, of Cumming, died June 4, 2014.
Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.
Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.
Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.
Rap. Rap. Rap.
I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.
A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.
Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.
Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.
Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.
Howard Kenneth Reagan, 63, of Dawsonville died Aug. 4, 2014.
Helon Pendley, 71, of Dawsonville died Aug. 9, 2014.
Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville died Aug. 1, 2014.
Dolores Colon, 72, of Dawsonville died August 4, 2014.
Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.
I just learned of a book called, "Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent."