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.
Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.
"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.
With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.
Hilda Voyles Batchelor, 72, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 15, 2014.
Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.
If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer. Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott. He informs us that fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn to help grow new roots for survival during the long winter ahead.
I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.
It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.
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.