Terrell Railey, 53, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at his residence.
Food Lion, the newest addition to Dawsonville, brought much excitement to the community with its grand opening Dec. 17.
I believe the most popular fruit bearing plant is blueberries.
I remember going to Walt Disney World not long after it opened. There was just the Magic Kingdom and that was it.
I should probably add to that title, "and other evidence of looming senility."
Ever since George W. Bush was elected as President, there has been a push to eliminate the Electoral College and go to a popular vote for electing the President. Had the 2000 election been decided by popular vote, Bush would have lost to Al Gore by 543,816 votes. Bush was not the first President to be elected while losing the popular vote, simply the last.
I was interested to see that READ, Dawson County's literacy advocate organization, announced that it will partner with the Adult Learning Center (Lanier Technical College as the county's vendor of service) in becoming a Certified Literate Community Participant for Dawson County.
We are quickly approaching the end of a challenging 2008, and we are excited about the possibilities for 2009.
During this hopeful season we are reminded of the many blessings we enjoy, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives. We gather with our family and friends to share old traditions and create new ones.
Grace Chumley West, 81, of Cumming, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. A native of Dawsonville, Grace had lived in Cumming most of her life. She was born in June of 1927, one of nine children of John Henry Chumley and Martha Sue Holtzclaw Chumley.
I am a child of the "Great Depression."
Wendell Ray "Red" Smith, 46, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.
Rev. Glyn Holbert Brannon, 79, of Cumming, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2008.
Elizabeth Fouts, 87, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 18, 2008.
Jackie Pickering, 52, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.
Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often get is what to plant in shadier spots of the yard. Here are a few suggested species for trees that can tolerate partial shade.
I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.
SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.
Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.
Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.
Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.
John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.
Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.
Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.
Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.