I am often asked about a gray-green leafy or crusty growth found on some plants. Many times the homeowner believes the growth in question is killing the plant. These growths are called lichens and in no way responsible for the poor health of any tree or shrub. As a matter of fact, lichens are common on old wooden fence posts.
How much Santa time do we need? I got a notice this week from a big mall that Santa has arrived. I think the reason Santa arrives so early is for snooty little mamas to go and look at him and compare him with Santa at another mall to decide which one is the best looking Santa.
By the time you're reading this, we should be finished with the election. I won't make any comments about that now, except to say, "Thank goodness." Most of us are tired of hearing the same ads and talking points and receiving robocalls.
Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners continued their efforts at the Dawson County Extension during the month of September.
Betty Ruth Beck, 73, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Denver Eugene Grigsby, 70, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.
Juanita (Mamie) Hargreave, 69, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.
Louise Tinsley Inklebarger, 79, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.
Harold Howard Nichols, 88, of Cumming, died at his home Oct. 28, 2008.
Jamie Truelove, 38, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
Krystal Elise Gunnels and Joseph Thomas Hanke announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.
Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
The Development Authority has been asked by AllergyFree Foods Inc. to finance a $12 million expansion of the firm's Dawson County facility.
Horace Beasley tried retirement once at age 56, but that got old after just a couple of months.
There are still several months before the Dawson County High School wrestling team takes to the mats, but several young Tigers have started working on their moves and performing maneuvers over the summer.
I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's referendum was rammed through by proponents.
Douglas Wayne Adams, 57, of Dawsonville, died June 6, 2013.
Richard Coleman, 65, of Gainesville, died June 7, 2013.
Kenneth Randall Foster, 48, of Dawsonville, died June 5, 2013.
Shirley Juanita Holland Hughes, 66, of Dahlonega, died June 5, 2013.
Clovis H. Martins, 80, of Cumming, died June 4, 2013.
Sandra J. Mulkey, 61, of Dawsonville, died June 5, 2013.
Bed bug sightings have been on the rise in the United States recently.
The threat of rough weather caused the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce to reschedule its inaugural Boot, Shoot and Boogie Shooting Clay Tournament event.
Ali Amanda Mahaffey and Dillon Scott Nelson were united in marriage on Nov. 11, 2012, at Densmore Farm in Cleveland.
Cornerstone Christian Church along with Dawson County Parks and Recreation is offering a fun, safe way to cool down over the next two months.
The Dawson Community News earned seven overall awards Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
To understand this column, one must be aware that since April 28, I have been in a "confined" situation not of my choosing.
I made a promise to myself about four years ago, that if I ever ran across another piggie, I was going to get it. As a backup Piggie, I told myself, after the original Piggie had gone missing once for about a month.