The best advice I ever received was from my lifelong friend, Jane.
The U.S. House 9th District Republican primary May 20 pits incumbent Doug Collins against challenger Bernard Fontaine, with the winner facing Democrat David Vogel in November.
J.L. Chapman, 74, of Dawsonville, died May 9, 2014.
Lawrence Gene Cordell, 57, of Dawsonville, died May 8, 2014.
James Bolt "JB" Day, 80, of Easley, S.C., died May 5, 2014.
Agnes Mills, 79, of Cumming, died May 9, 2014.
I sat alone on the upper deck of our research ship as we moved into deep water off the coast of Colombia.
One of the great things about living in this area of the state is the easy access to outdoor recreation. We are just a short drive away from many of the best hiking trails in Georgia.
The second time was a charm for the Dawson County Humane Society's 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament.
Having an only child means that, yes, I can be a tad bit indulgent.
The Leyland cypress tree is one of the most popular plants used in the landscape as a natural screen.
Maggie L. Cranford, 99, of Dawsonville, died May 4, 2014.
Margie Day, 70, of Dawsonville, died May 2, 2014.
Derrick Gilbert, 46, of Athens, formerly of Cumming, died May 2, 2014.
Rose Anderson Goswick, 97, of Vero Beach, Fla., and formerly of Sugar Hill, died May 3, 2014.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.
Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.
Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.
Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.
Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.
Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.
In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.
It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.
James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.
Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.
Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.
Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.