4 p.m., Thursday at city hall
Every spring I receive a large number of phone calls related to controlling mosquitoes around the home. Mosquitoes not only interfere with leisure time, but some species are able to transmit diseases.
I have some friends in the Augusta area who are devotees of the Masters golf tournament.
The calendar said "Spring Begins," and on March 20, we could believe it. There was bright sun, yellow jonquils dotting lawns and roadsides, trees and shrubs showing hints of budding. After a long winter, filled with weather disasters around the world, we are ready for spring and the new hopes it always brings.
The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier recently announced that day use fees will now be collected for recreational season 2010 in various parks where fees have not been charged in the past.
Retha Gilbert Clemons, 61, native of Forsyth County, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
Janice Harben, 58, of Dawsonville, died Friday, March 19, 2010.
Gary Floyd Hewatt, 54, of Auburn, Ga., died March 20, 2010.
Ruth Gazaway Ledford, 80, of Cumming, died Sunday, March 21, 2010.
Mike Malone, 59, of Dahlonega, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
Eric Doyle Mullis, 21, of Ball Ground, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010.
James Marvin Tatum, 68, of Waleska, formerly of Alpharetta, died March 22, 2010.
Many of you have contacted me wanting to know what the General Assembly is doing to collect from delinquent taxpayers. We are determined to make sure everyone is paying their fair share of taxes and are looking at ways to reform our tax code to make it fair for all Georgians. This is what you honest, hardworking, taxpaying Georgians deserve.
Based on state revenues, Georgia's government is 25 percent smaller than it was two and a half years ago. In order to meet the demands of our state's growing population, we are finding ways to do more with less. To that end, the Budget Task Force released their recommendations to the Senate this week on new ways to cut state spending.
When we are looking at all the red ink in the FY 2010 Budget, it is very difficult to find ways of dispensing hope. In spite of the difficulties, I'll try my best.
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.