In recent months, cases of rabies have been confirmed in surrounding counties.
In my childhood, there were many of those milestone events when you moved up to the next level. For some reason, we assigned the adjective "big" or "real" to them.
By the time you read this, most of you who still have someone for whom to buy Mother's Day gifts for have already done so. But the friend who called before I left to come to "our beautiful beach" had a suggestion that could work for many kinds of gift-giving occasions.
One of the longest legislative sessions in the history of the Georgia General Assembly finally came to an end on April 29. This final day is known as "Sine Die," a Latin term meaning "without assigning a day for further meeting."
Georgia's 9th District representative on the state Department of Transportation board has other political aspirations.
Herbert Lee Witherow, 65, of Cumming, died April 24, 2010.
Carroll H. Whitaker, 80, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, April 22, 2010.
Stoney Simmons, 66, of Dawsonville, died April 20, 2010.
Charlie A. Ridley, 71, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2010.
Mary Ann Meadows, 46, of Canton, died April 17, 2010.
Brenda C. Adams, 62, of Commerce, died April 19, 2010.
Kelly Jones doesn't go anywhere without George.
UNADILLA - Everybody has a dream of the perfect getaway. For some, it is the mountains. For others it is the beach.
Working with David Ralston as Speaker of the House this session has been a real joy, just like sharing representation duties for Dawson County with David the past several years.
Just like families across our state and country, the Georgia legislature has had to drastically limit spending in order to balance its checkbook.
The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.
I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.
As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.
Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week.
Bobby Dean Bagby, 54, of Zeeland, Mich., formerly of Silver City, died Feb. 12, 2015.
Foster "Gene" Bennett, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Roger Ben Gilleland, 82, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Harold L. Harkness, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 21, 2015.
Lester W Kaiser Jr., 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Fannie Lou Martin, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Marie Martin, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Myrtle May Mooney, 86, of Flowery Branch, died Feb. 18, 2015.
J.C. "Red" Munda, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Richard Pittman, 68, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 22, 2015.
Lucille Stancil, 79, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, died Feb. 20, 2015.