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.
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.
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."
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.
Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.
SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.
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.
David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.
Annie Mae Elrod, 86, 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.
Robert Joseph Ferrall, 36, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 1, 2014.
Donald Daniel Jackson, 62, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Cecil Jones, 72, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Tony Woodall, 63, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 9, 2014.
We are well into November, and the weather is becoming chillier by the day.
He was just a simple man, my grandfather. All rough-hewn leather and tar from years of roofing. He just loved God, his family and his Bulldogs. Not much else mattered.
The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week.
I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., home of Round-or-Square Polls, whose motto is "You supply the dough and we will cook the results." Junior E. Lee is also a certified pest control professional. That is a rare combination these days and I am very proud of him as are the citizens of Greater Garfield.
My name is Judy Cox, wife of "good ole boy" Joe Lane Cox.
I have spent the majority of my life looking for stuff. Not just my stuff, mind you. Other people's stuff.
The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.
Holly Renee Skorich and Dan Holcomb III wed at 4 p.m. Oct. 18, 2014 at The Holcomb Farm in Dawsonville.
John Michael Brooksher and Brittany Jodie Dawn Lowman wed Oct. 4, 2014 in Dawson County.
Jerel M. Taffar, 68, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 1, 2014.