During the Imagery "C" school graduation at Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) in Dam Neck, Va. on July 18, 2008, ISSN James E. Holley, USN, received the Naval Intelligence Foundation's "Outstanding Graduate" award from Commanding Officer, Center of Naval Intelligence, RDML Norman R. Hayes, USN.
I have received more phone calls related to yellow jackets in the past two weeks than I have in my entire career.
They came from all over to pay their respects.
Lumpkin Campground held its annual summer revival last week.
The former "Bubba" McDonald has been a friend of mine for many years. He hasn't asked me for any political advice, but I'm going to offer some today.
It isn't August yet and several people have said to me, "Hasn't the summer gone quickly?" Yes, it has. The fact that school starts in early August makes us feel that autumn is upon us.
The pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Ruel Martin, will retire this year.
Robert T. "Bobby" Jones, 63, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Louise S. Wiley, 86, of Enota Avenue, NW, Gainesville, died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Jessie Gwynell Beck, 70, of Gainesville, died Sunday, July 20, 2008.
Stanley Ray Bagwell, 59, a lifelong resident and fourth generation of Forsyth County, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
Just a few weeks ago, President Bush issued an executive order to lift prohibition on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf. With the action, the executive branch's restrictions on this exploration have been cleared away.
Dawsonville resident Jenna Abbott and her teammates on the Bandits 94 traveling fastpitch softball team will be traveling to Midland, Texas to participate in the ASA 14 and under division "A" national tournament later this week.
I'm not quite ready to change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.
It's not a repeat of World War II, but many plants are under attack by Japanese beetles. This insect was first found in the United States nearly 80 years ago.
"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.