Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.
I had signed my child up for swimming lessons before, several years ago. The first day, he loved it, splashing around in the water, making new friends.
Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call from Pennsylvania offering a softball scholarship that helped her come to a decision.
Thelma Stamey, 79, of Dawsonville, died July 12, 2014.
Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega, died July 11, 2014.
Harold Jefferson McGehee, 78, of Smyrna, died July 10, 2014.
Jessie Lorine Henderson, 67, and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died July 12, 2014.
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville, died July 9, 2014.
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.
My path was crossed the other day by someone I had not seen in a while, and thankfully so.
Summer is a hot time for weed control issues.
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.
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.
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died July 5, 2014.
Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, died July 6, 2014.
Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.
Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.
Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.
Howard Kenneth Reagan, 63, of Dawsonville died Aug. 4, 2014.
Helon Pendley, 71, of Dawsonville died Aug. 9, 2014.
Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville died Aug. 1, 2014.
Dolores Colon, 72, of Dawsonville died August 4, 2014.
Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.
I just learned of a book called, "Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent."
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.
Etta Mae Bennett, 74, of Cumming died July 31, 2014.
Jason Matthew Graves, 38, of Scottsville, Ky. died July 30, 2014.