I grew up in the era when astronauts were both heroes and celebrities. We knew the names of people like Alan Shepherd, John Glenn, Gus Grissom and others.
Ruby Mae Hamby, 79, of Cumming, died Monday, July 13, 2009.
The world of travel baseball presents many opportunities for its players.
This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.
This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.
There is a little dog that lives at our house. Her name is Buttons and in human terms, she is a senior citizen. When I came into her life, she was well into middle age and, like most who reach that point, was set in her ways.
Originally, this column was inspired by one written by Ted Oglesby in The (Gainesville) Times.
Being in the military requires much of those enlisted, which includes sacrificing many things that people at home enjoy on a daily basis.
According to Mark Weaver, there are many people and families who currently live in substandard housing conditions within Dawson County. An issue that he has been aware of for quite some time.
Jimmie Edward Collins, 67, a native of Forsyth County, died Friday, July 10, 2009.
Darliss "Dar" Long, 56, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, July 9, 2009.
Evelyn S. Smith, 79, of Cumming, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
On July 1, California became the first state in the country to issue IOUs instead of being able to pay its bills.
Mike Stevenson and Kathleen Martin, both of Dawsonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Kathleen Stevenson, to Chase Vaughn Grosse. He is the son of Charles W. and Nancy L. Grosse of Cumming.
Keith and Tammy Chester of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Cherish Hope Chester of Dawsonville to Cory Nathaniel Gilleland of Dawsonville. He is the son of Stacy Gilleland and Sandra Gilleland, both of Dawsonville.
Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.
Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.
"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.
Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.
Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.
Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.
April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.
Bill Elliott's career
James W. Ray Sr., 73, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2014.
Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.
Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming, died April 3, 2014.
Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.
Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.