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.
Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.
John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.
Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.
Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.
Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.
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.
I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.
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 admit, I make a big fuss over these pups. These sassy, spoiled girls are pretty special to me and I do tend to love on them constantly.
You may recall that I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia.
This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper.
If you're expecting this column to deal with the recent protests, you will be surprised. Protests are, indeed, being heard, but not always in a positive way. And certainly, the violence is deplorable.
Recent spells of cold weather have caused many people to start up their fireplaces. While fireplaces are a great way to efficiently heat your home, you need to be careful where you source your firewood. You could be inadvertently spreading invasive insects into our local forest land.
Dear old Thomas Wolfe may have been right when he wrote, "You can't go home again" back in the 1940s.
Terry Ruth Adams, 67, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2014.
Lillian Cora Morgan Henderson, 90, of Canton, died Nov. 25, 2014.
Thomas Weems Hicks, 84, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 21, 2014.
Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, of Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta, died Nov. 24, 2014.
Marjorie Cox Srnel, 92, of Dawsonville, formerly of Willoughby, Ohio, died Nov. 30, 2014.
George Stevenson, 79, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2014.
Vernice I. Sweatman, 91, of Carnesville, formerly of Cumming, and a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church, died Nov. 24, 2014.
Brandon Weaver, 37, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 22, 2014.