As a boy of 17, I decided I wanted to be a political reporter. I didn't have time to wait, so I packed up my tape recorder and headed off to the State Capitol to begin my new career.
With the opening Saturday of deer firearms season, hunters are encouraged to review safety rules and regulations before heading to the woods.
David "Zachary" Boling, 24 of Cataula, GA (a native of Forsyth County) died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009.
Martha L. Cheney, 68, of Cumming, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.
John Wayne Corcoran, 11, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.
Jessica Kaye Cason-Hammond, 31, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.
6 p.m. Thursday at city hall
Harold Stoneman, 80, of Cumming, formerly of Breckenridge, Mich., died Sept. 27, 2009.
Maurice Edwin Martin Sr., 72, of Cumming, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009.
Monique "Nikki" Medlock Porter, 42, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.
Sandra F. Rider, 49, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009.
The Dawson Adult Learning Center of Lanier Technical College will be hosting a free College/Career Seminar from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 19.
4 p.m. Thursday at city hall
Mary Wright Goodson, 89, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
Mark Alan King, 47, of Blairsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.
Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.
Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?
"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.
Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.
Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.
Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.
Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.