Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
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.
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.
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.
Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.
Hilda Voyles Batchelor, 72, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 15, 2014.
With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.
"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.
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.
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.
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.
Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.
Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 19, 2015.
Edwin Donald Gravitt, 75, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2015.
G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Va., died Jan. 21, 2015.
Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2015.
Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015.
Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.
Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home.
The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.
Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.
Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century.
If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.
Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.
Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.
Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.