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.
Donald Daniel Jackson, 62, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Cecil Jones, 72, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Tony Woodall, 63, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 9, 2014.
We are well into November, and the weather is becoming chillier by the day.
He was just a simple man, my grandfather. All rough-hewn leather and tar from years of roofing. He just loved God, his family and his Bulldogs. Not much else mattered.
The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week.
I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., home of Round-or-Square Polls, whose motto is "You supply the dough and we will cook the results." Junior E. Lee is also a certified pest control professional. That is a rare combination these days and I am very proud of him as are the citizens of Greater Garfield.
My name is Judy Cox, wife of "good ole boy" Joe Lane Cox.
I have spent the majority of my life looking for stuff. Not just my stuff, mind you. Other people's stuff.
The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.
Holly Renee Skorich and Dan Holcomb III wed at 4 p.m. Oct. 18, 2014 at The Holcomb Farm in Dawsonville.
John Michael Brooksher and Brittany Jodie Dawn Lowman wed Oct. 4, 2014 in Dawson County.
Jerel M. Taffar, 68, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 1, 2014.
Michael L. "Mike" Walden, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 27, 2014.