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.
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.
The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material. Did you know that there is a National Association for the Humor-Impaired? May Jimmy Carter (speaking of the humor-impaired) wash my socks if I am not telling the truth.
This year in memory of Charles [Finley] on his birthday, Ben and I have asked LifeSouth to hold a blood drive. They have made arrangements to have it at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 59 Main Street, in downtown Dawsonville, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. July 5.
Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.
Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.
Unlike the masses who started prepping for swimsuit season shortly after the last Cadbury egg or Peep was eaten, I have decided to start integrating an exercise routine.
Carpenter ants are the largest species of pest ants found in Georgia. They get the name from their habit of chewing wood to create nesting sites. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they simply excavate cavities in trees and wood products for nesting galleries. These ants can be a nuisance in and around the home because of their large size and sheer numbers.
With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.
For the second consecutive summer, Amanda Head returns to the Dawson Community News as part of the Georgia Press Association's college internship program.
One of the challenges of raising a child is having to explain the behavior and actions of celebrities. Sure, we can try to shield them from things on TV, but things are a lot different than when I was growing up.
With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.
I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens, Georgia, on a warm spring day or (c.) Athens, Georgia, on any day.
In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.
I heard someone make a comment the other day, a comment that made me cringe inwardly and outwardly as an involuntarily response.
Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, 15, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2014.