With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.
I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens, Georgia, on a warm spring day or (c.) Athens, Georgia, on any day.
In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.
I heard someone make a comment the other day, a comment that made me cringe inwardly and outwardly as an involuntarily response.
Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, 15, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2014.
Patsy Juanita Johnson, 70, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.
Scott Everett Kirby, 48, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.
Rex Carlyle, 57, of Forsyth County, died June 10, 2014.
I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.
The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.
William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.
Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.
Teddy E. Jernigan, 78, of Dawsonville, died June 3, 2014.
Brenda Joan Samples, 66, of Cumming, died June 4, 2014.
Marriage has got some pretty bad statistics associated with it. I read something that said the divorce rate percentages were now closer to 60/40 split instead of 50/50.
Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several trees all across North America.
"You lied to me," Cole announced with all seriousness one day.
After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.
Marie H. Steele, of White, Ga. died July 12, 2014.
Edith Sosebee Wright, 97, died July 25, 2014.
Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.
John Devereux Marshall, 71, of John's Creek died July 24, 2014.
Rita Phyllis Nolan, 87, of Cumming died July 27, 2014.
Etta Mae Bennett, 74, of Cumming died July 31, 2014.
Jason Matthew Graves, 38, of Scottsville, Ky. died July 30, 2014.
A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.
A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on Hwy. 9 South and collided with a pick-up truck.