I have been on the job as your county manager for six months now.
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.
Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.
The mood in the galley of the research ship was gloomy. Our grand experiment had failed and we were pounding our way through the rough seas of the Gulf of Mexico bound for New Orleans.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, and rightly so. South Africa could have sunk into chaos and a bloody civil war with Mandela's rise to power following 27 years of imprisonment and the end of apartheid. Instead, he preached reconciliation and forgiveness, not vengeance. For that, the world can be grateful.
Marcus Harold McClure, 71, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Brenda Jo Kilgore, 31, of Cumming, died Nov. 30, 2013.
Ralph H. Currie Jr., 81, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 4, 2013 in New York City.
Sewell T. Hays, 72, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 7, 2013
Richard B. Callen, 71, a former Rochester, N.Y. and Charleston, S.C. resident, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Jeff and Karen Skorich of Dawsonville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Renee Skorich to Dan Holcomb III. He is the son of Barbara A. Holcomb of Clermont and the late Dan Holcomb Jr.
Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.
Margaret Josephine Franklin Craft, 88, died Dec. 4, 2013.
Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.
The mayor of Dawsonville has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.
It is hard to believe that 2013 is about to come to a close. It has been a productive and busy year for my family. I was blessed to be able to serve in my first session as your representative. It is a true honor to represent you at the Georgia State Capitol. With the year coming to an end, we are gearing up for the 2014 legislative session that will start on Jan. 13.