I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.
If I am being honest, there's more times than I count that things don't go my way.
Larry G. Lynn, 74, of Dawsonville died Sept. 19, 2014.
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 18, 2014.
Mr. Calvin Lee Chumley, 64, of Cumming died Sept. 16, 2014.
Mozell Hubbard Gilbert, 90, died Sept. 17, 2014.
Michael Brian Adamson, 35, died Sept. 15, 2014.
According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.
September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."
It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.
Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.
SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon.
Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.
I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.
A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.
A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.
Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.
Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.
Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.
Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.
Rene Samples, 49, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2014.
Willis M. Thrasher, 86, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2014.
Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.
Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.