Trying to come up with a balanced budget for FY 2011 that requires another $1.2 billion cut is like riding on the back of a tiger. One slip and you are lunch for the tiger.
A. Roll call
U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that he will leave Congress to concentrate on his bid to be Georgia's next governor.
A local legislator was honored earlier this month for his support of adult literacy efforts.
Lois Bannister Heard, 93, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and lifelong member of Concord Baptist Church, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.
Ethel Jenkins, 94, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.
I have visited 157 of the 159 counties in Georgia. They all have a courthouse.
I have forgotten the name of the sage who wrote: "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been."
Ruby G. Densmore, 89, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.
Elmer "Elmo" Samuel Evans, 69, of Pickens County, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010.
Ollie Mae Higgins, 87, of Canton, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2010.
Charles "Darrell" Holloway, 73, of Alpharetta, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.
Herbs are great for the novice gardener. They grow quickly, and most can tolerate a range of soil conditions.
ALPHARETTA - After a rough 2009, Carolyn Mixon had just one message to share during the 400 North Board of Realtors' annual awards meeting Thursday.
Four Dawson County residents were arrested last week by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office as part of an alleged check forgery ring.
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.
Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.
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?
"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.
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.
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.
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.
Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.
Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.
Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.