John B. Blackstock, 87, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
Jeanne Castle, 65, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
Shelia Ann (Witherow) Chumbler, 51, of Cumming, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
Larry "Dirt" Gossett, 69, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
Clara M. Grier, 92, of Forsyth County, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
John Dallas Hall, 93, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
J.L. Lawson, 73, of Dawsonville, Lumpkin County, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
James R. Lee, 55, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.
Evangelist Willis "Homer" Patrick, 73, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
Donna Rebecca Shaw, 48, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.
Ruenell Fowler Whelchel, 93, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
Last week at the Capitol was not what we usually expected at the start of a session.
There was a time in Georgia when two people could walk into what was then called the ordinary's office and swear that somebody was crazy.
With the public comment period over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at completing within two years a document that will govern water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin.
As I write this on the last afternoon in 2009, I probably should be considering some of the many resolutions that could be made for 2010. Instead I am remembering the theme, which I had intended to use as a focus for a column a couple of weeks ago. Obviously, my first resolution might be to take my own frequent advice: Don't just intend, do it.
Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often get is what to plant in shadier spots of the yard. Here are a few suggested species for trees that can tolerate partial shade.
I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.
SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.
Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.
Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.
Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.
John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.
Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.
Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.
Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.