Earth Day is not until April 22, but the Great American Clean-up lasts from March 1 to May 21, so I'm doing my "going green" column now.
Those first few steps across the wide front porch may clop a little louder under the weight of a heavy heart.
The economy has affected the lives of many in Dawson County, and according to Doris Cook a growing need in the community has been addressed: hunger.
Jean Herriott Gilbreth, 86, of Cumming, died Sunday, March 29, 2009.
Lois C. Gober, 91, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, April 4, 2009.
Velma Lewis, 87, of Alpharetta (Cherokee County), died Friday, April 3, 2009.
Ollie Pruitt, 72, of Dawsonville, died Friday, April 3, 2009.
Tabitha Jean Scurry, 34, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, March 29, 2009.
The recent discussion about Atlanta Motorsports Park has been littered with misinformation by people that live far away from the proposed site and do not have a dog in this hunt -but oppose anything and everything.
The 2009 Legislative Session ended at midnight last Friday with the governor thanking us for a productive session.
Many thanks to all of you who are proponents of the Atlanta Motorsports Park. With your support and the vision of the developer our community will thrive with new opportunities and growth.
Now that the gavel has fallen on the 2009 legislative session, Georgians will soon begin to see the product of the past 40 legislative days.
Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year.
For the past 12 years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been offering a program to youth in the county that gives them a glimpse into the duties of local law enforcement.
Dawson County High School students and advisors of Future Business Leaders of America spent the last weekend in March at the organization's state competition in Atlanta, where juniors Brittany MacDonald and Logan Porter brought home awards.
"I love you more" has been an ongoing thing between my son and me.
Last Saturday while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley's first team at UGA was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. As nice as that was, more - much more - needs to be done to honor the legendary Hall of Fame coach.
There's been so much disturbing news lately that I thought I'd share a couple of different "bits." They both came from forwarded emails, so perhaps you have seen them, but they bear repeating.
Hazel Laverne Kinsey Dills, 74, of Forsyth County, died Sept. 29, 2014.
Mae Elizabeth Mayer, 85, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 24, 2014.
Michael Brian Adamson, 35, died Sept. 15, 2014.
Mozell Hubbard Gilbert, 90, died Sept. 17, 2014.
Mr. Calvin Lee Chumley, 64, of Cumming died Sept. 16, 2014.
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 18, 2014.
Larry G. Lynn, 74, of Dawsonville died Sept. 19, 2014.
If I am being honest, there's more times than I count that things don't go my way.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.
I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.
Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.
Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.