Dawsonville will welcome back one of its own Friday afternoon in a celebration fit for a hero.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall
A common question I hear is: "What can I do to control insects and diseases without pesticides?"
More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.
Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.
Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.
Sometimes the voice answering a 911 call can mean the difference between life and death.
I've written about my aversion to backdoor property tax increases since before I was first elected to the Legislature in 2000.
Despite President Barack Obama's utopian fantasy to provide "free" health care to all Americans, Congress cannot help but make someone pay the price for such reform.
Cleo Mills Payne, 86, of Cumming, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
Thomas L. "Luke" Pettyjohn, 89, of Big Canoe, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
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.
Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.
Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.
Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.
Lonnie Junior McBrayer, 78, of Cumming, died Jan. 13, 2015.
Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.
Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.
Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.
My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)
We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.
It's that time of year again.
The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.
Barbara Ann Waters Gee, 62, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 6, 2015.
Carl Hyrns, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.
Dennis Gibson, 64, of Cumming, died Jan. 9, 2015.
Dorothy Jean Smith, 70, of Cumming, died Jan. 6, 2015.