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.
John Devereux Marshall, 71, of John's Creek died July 24, 2014.
Rita Phyllis Nolan, 87, of Cumming died July 27, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.
About this time of year, along the Russian Black Sea coast, radishes can be found in abundance at the open air markets and in all restaurants.
Gardeners who grow fruit crops need to be on the lookout. There is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit growers - the spotted wing drosophila.
The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."
Edna Dale Ingram, 88, of Warner Robins, died July 22, 2014.
Doris Maffucci, 69, of Dawsonville, died July 23, 2014.