Elaine Jeanette Pelfrey, 55, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.
Lois Rainey, 93, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.
Mary Ruth Bailey Villyard, 81, of Cumming, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.
Sandra Sue Ward, 65, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.
Last week's budget hearings continued to produce frustrations with more predictions of revenue shortfalls. Gov. Sonny Perdue introduced both the FY 2010 Amended Budget and the FY 2011 General Budget on Tuesday.
As the Georgia General Assembly kicks off the 2010 Legislative Session, I'm honored to again represent the people of the 51st Senate District at the State Capitol. While our most immediate task is to balance the statewide budget, our overarching goal must be to revitalize Georgia's job sector. The state cannot hope to move forward until we create more jobs and get Georgians back to work.
I am writing regarding a troubling announcement made by the Atlanta Motorsports Park on Jan. 16. In a press release, the park offered any person ticketed under the new "Super Speeder" law a free half day of access to the park - if and when it is built. All they have to do is bring in their speeding ticket.
The real estate foreclosure crises have played havoc with property values throughout the nation now for more than a year.
Over the past nearly 30 years as an extension agent, I have received tens of thousands of questions related to lawn and garden care.
In some ways, we were just alike. In others, we were direct opposites.
6. p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 at city hall
In last week's newspaper article, I wrote about how herbicides are classified as selective, nonselective, systemic or contact. In this article, I will go a step further and write about how herbicides are classified as preemergence or postemergence, depending on the time the chemical is applied.
I don't know about you, but I sometimes have "what if" moments when I think about persons who have passed away.
Seeing the magnitude of disasters in Haiti makes it difficult to dwell on one's own problems, even though they must eventually be faced and dealt with. We also think more clearly about our blessings.
The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, which serves the health care needs of 14,000 uninsured and underinsured residents in Pickens, Cherokee and Dawson counties, will receive a $50,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia.
"I love you more" has been an ongoing thing between my son and me.
Last Saturday while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley's first team at UGA was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. As nice as that was, more - much more - needs to be done to honor the legendary Hall of Fame coach.
There's been so much disturbing news lately that I thought I'd share a couple of different "bits." They both came from forwarded emails, so perhaps you have seen them, but they bear repeating.
Hazel Laverne Kinsey Dills, 74, of Forsyth County, died Sept. 29, 2014.
Mae Elizabeth Mayer, 85, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 24, 2014.
Michael Brian Adamson, 35, died Sept. 15, 2014.
Mozell Hubbard Gilbert, 90, died Sept. 17, 2014.
Mr. Calvin Lee Chumley, 64, of Cumming died Sept. 16, 2014.
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 18, 2014.
Larry G. Lynn, 74, of Dawsonville died Sept. 19, 2014.
If I am being honest, there's more times than I count that things don't go my way.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.
I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.
Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.
Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.