I am a fan of the eternal optimist. The person who sees the glass half full, rather than half empty.
Georgia consumers and businesses stand to benefit from two bills that have already received final passage by the full legislature this session. Banking customers in good standing, notably businesses and homeowners, now have a greater chance of getting their loans renewed.
Roy Holland, 61, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.
George Boerner, 91, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.
The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.
Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.
Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.
Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.
The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.
The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.
Technology has improved and personal protective equipment and apparatus are safer, while building codes are better, but we are still losing 100 or more firefighters and around 2,000 civilians a year to fire.
Since I can't think of anything to write about, the following are a few tips to keep in mind as you work in your lawn or garden during the cold days of February.
I'm not against Valentine's Day or any of those other commercially-oriented observances on the calendar. I just think we should show our love and appreciation on an ongoing basis.
Tom Stradley, pastor at Amicalola Baptist Church in Dawsonville, recently served as the state senate's Chaplain of the Day.
Sometimes, the love you have for someone is so deep, it's hard to express it in words.
My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.
Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.
Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.
I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.
My earliest job was before I even started kindergarten, with my Pop teaching me how to write so I could hand write his invoices. I was paid a whole dollar a week and I am sure the weekly trips to the store for candy were included in my wages.
Rowanda "Wanda" Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 20, 2015.
Peter "Pete" Paul Martin, 49, of Forsyth County, died April 9, 2015.
Amanda Barrett Isom, 36, of Cumming, died April 17, 2015.
Frank Elbert Dills, 79, of Forsyth County, died April 13, 2015.
Talmadge Wesley Bolton, 81, of Cumming, died April 20, 2015.
Opal Mincey Beaver, 79, of Lilburn, died April 13, 2015.
George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2015.
Spring is a beautiful time of year.
Granny cursed me once.
Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.