6 p.m. Thurday at city hall
All of us have read the claims of amazing fruits and vegetables. Robert Westerfield, Georgia Extension Horticulturist, offers several rules to follow before purchasing unknown fruits to avoid disappointment and wasted money.
Because of newspaper schedules, I actually wrote this column last year and it is being published this year.
In early 2009, no one predicted that it would be one of the rainiest years on record.
Ray Anderson Flowers, 72, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 3, 2010.
Irma LaRue Hitt, 72, of Cumming, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.
Connie Lou Tinsley, 54, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.
As I have done for the last nine years during the Legislative Session, I will hold Saturday breakfast with constituents in the district to keep you up to date on what's happening under the Gold Dome.
Along with the arrival of a new year comes the start of another legislative session. It's no secret that this year, legislators must find solutions to some challenging problems - a shrinking budget, securing access to water resources, funding transportation and fixing a broken property tax system.
Authorities say they have disrupted a burglary ring that may be responsible for more than 20 crimes over the past year in Forsyth and neighboring counties.
Well it's over. Another Christmas has come and gone.
I've lived several places around this state. Some of them were named for Revolutionary War heroes, former presidents or places in Europe.
Marjorie Vandivere Anderson, 83, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009.
Jennifer West Budrawich, 22, of Jasper, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.
Richard A. Kibler, of Dawsonville, formerly of Kenmore, N.Y., died Nov. 25, 2009.
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.
SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.
Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.
It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."