ELLIJAY - Appalachian Community Bank wants consumers to take full advantage of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance and will be hosting a local presentation on Tuesday to address the community's questions and concerns.
Mary Ellen Gee, 47, of Cumming, died Friday, July 4, 2008.
F. Wayne Elledge, 66, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.
It's been nearly 30 years since the last automobile race was held on the mile-long dirt track at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway, but the memories of the place haven't faded.
The votes are in and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class of 2008 has been chosen. This year's inductees are former NASCAR vice president of competition Bill Gazaway, short track racer Jack Jackson, 1965 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Sam McQuagg, Peach Bowl champion Charles Padgett, drag racing pioneer Randy Payne, NASCAR legend Wilbur Rakestraw, car owner Dub Smith and track promoter Mike Swims. The eight inductees were chosen from the initial "Sweet 15" nominees, who had been whittled down from over 40 nominees that were submitted to the Hall of Fame voting committee. Following are brief bios ...
Each month I receive hundreds of calls from gardeners with questions ranging from how to keep deer out of a garden to disease control in a home lawn. A few questions you may have thought about but never got around to asking are as follows:
The Mount Vernon Church congregation met in the same building for 102 years. As time passed and the congregation grew, a new building was needed to house the
The annual Bookbag Pickup program is currently under way. Family Connection, KARE for Kids, Ric Rack, the Dawson County School System, Bethel United Methodist Church and The Father's House have all teamed up to provide needy students with bookbags and school supplies.
The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.
Just a couple of weeks ago, more than 400 bills passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Perdue became new state laws.
Betty Schneider Colbert, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, Penn., died July 9, 2008 at her home on Lake Lanier in Dawsonville.
Jim Cunningham, 76, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Limestone Heritage following a period of declining health.
Headlines can be misleading, and in a time of financial crisis, that can make matters worse.
J.C. Grogan, 77, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 following an extended illness.
James E. Lawhorn, Sr., 59, of Sparta, formerly of Cumming, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.
Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.
Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.
Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.
It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."
September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.
According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.
GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.
I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.
Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.
David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.