Longtime friends of civic volunteer Helen Taylor are asking the community to save June 29 on their calendars to celebrate her 90th birthday.
To David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Michelle Nunn: Congratulations on making it this far in your quest to become our newest U.S. Senator. As you prepare for the next phase of your campaign, I thought I would pass along to you some unsolicited advice for your consideration. Please don't thank me. It was either this or clean out my sock drawer.
Marie Beck, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2014.
Tony R. Gravitt, 60, of Cumming, died May 18, 2014.
I have received several calls in the past week dealing with roses.
I am unashamedly, proudly a child of the '80s. Life was good then. Almost blissful, in its simpler times.
Jessie Tinsley, 72, of Cumming, died May 26, 2014.
Community & Southern Bank announced May 16 that it will merge with Alliance National Bank.
My last column was written in mid-April and here it is mid-May. Several of you have asked about the silence. So, now you have this personal note.
There's a few words that are fairly hard to say. "I love you" is usually the hard one for many; I know the ex didn't utter those words until we had been dating about a year. Don't ask why I married that fool. The only explanation I can give is that I love a challenge.
Connie L. Stradley, 65, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2014.
How's this for a conflict? This past weekend I had to choose between going to New York and attending the prestigious Peabody Award ceremonies, sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia or an opportunity to participate in the 14th annual Washpot Festival in Garfield.
Dawson County continues to show its patriotism by placing a new round of memorial markers along the roads this week.
Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards), 89, of Dahlonega, died May 16, 2014.
Wyoma Donna Patrick, 72, of Demorest, died May 11, 2014.
Harold Jefferson McGehee, 78, of Smyrna, died July 10, 2014.
Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega, died July 11, 2014.
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville, died July 9, 2014.
Gold Creek Foods, founded and headquartered in Dawsonville, acquired a forth distribution and production facility.
A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.
The Rev. Henry Eugene "Gene" Cobb, 75, of Cumming, died July 1, 2014.
Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, died July 6, 2014.
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died July 5, 2014.
Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.
I am humbled. I am grateful. I am honored. And I am overwhelmed. I said it to the people who came to my 90th birthday celebration at Bethel, and I say it again to the many people who made that lovely celebration possible and to those who sent good wishes even if they couldn't attend.
Summer is a hot time for weed control issues.
My path was crossed the other day by someone I had not seen in a while, and thankfully so.
With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.
Rising seventh- and eighth-grade girls wanting to play softball for Dawson County need to be ready for tryouts by the end of July.
Chase Elliott, along with officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway, will be in Dawsonville at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to promote the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children on Thursday.