I have been on the job as your county manager for six months now.
I am often asked about a gray-green leafy or crusty growth found on some plants. Many times the homeowner believes the growth in question is killing the plant. These growths are called lichens and in no way responsible for the poor health of any tree or shrub. As a matter of fact, lichens are common on old wooden fence posts.
How much Santa time do we need? I got a notice this week from a big mall that Santa has arrived. I think the reason Santa arrives so early is for snooty little mamas to go and look at him and compare him with Santa at another mall to decide which one is the best looking Santa.
By the time you're reading this, we should be finished with the election. I won't make any comments about that now, except to say, "Thank goodness." Most of us are tired of hearing the same ads and talking points and receiving robocalls.
Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners continued their efforts at the Dawson County Extension during the month of September.
Betty Ruth Beck, 73, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Denver Eugene Grigsby, 70, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.
Juanita (Mamie) Hargreave, 69, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.
Louise Tinsley Inklebarger, 79, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.
Harold Howard Nichols, 88, of Cumming, died at his home Oct. 28, 2008.
Jamie Truelove, 38, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
Krystal Elise Gunnels and Joseph Thomas Hanke announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.
Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Before a few years ago, winter landscapes had little or no color. Pansies became popular during the 1980s. Pansies have remarkable durability and add a rainbow of color to the winter landscape.
The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.
I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.
As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.
Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week.
Bobby Dean Bagby, 54, of Zeeland, Mich., formerly of Silver City, died Feb. 12, 2015.
Foster "Gene" Bennett, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Roger Ben Gilleland, 82, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Harold L. Harkness, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 21, 2015.
Lester W Kaiser Jr., 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Fannie Lou Martin, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Marie Martin, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Myrtle May Mooney, 86, of Flowery Branch, died Feb. 18, 2015.
J.C. "Red" Munda, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.
Richard Pittman, 68, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 22, 2015.
Lucille Stancil, 79, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, died Feb. 20, 2015.