Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.
I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.
If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer. Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott. He informs us that fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn to help grow new roots for survival during the long winter ahead.
Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.
Hilda Voyles Batchelor, 72, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 15, 2014.
With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.
"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.
For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.
Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.
Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.
Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.
Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?
"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.
Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.
Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.
Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.
Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Robert Joseph Ferrall, 36, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 1, 2014.