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.
Patsy Juanita Johnson, 70, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.
Scott Everett Kirby, 48, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.
Rex Carlyle, 57, of Forsyth County, died June 10, 2014.
I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.
The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.
William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.
Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.
Teddy E. Jernigan, 78, of Dawsonville, died June 3, 2014.
Brenda Joan Samples, 66, of Cumming, died June 4, 2014.
One of my favorite foods from summer gardens is sweet corn. Sweet corn is fairly easy to grow, but many people encounter the frustration of finding corn earworm damage in their fresh produce.
Democratic hopefuls and supporters will gather for a rally in Dahlonega next weekend.
Johnny and Pam Young of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristen Patricia Young, of Dawsonville, to Ryan Andrew Seay.
Thomas Bielski, 62, of Cumming, died May 31, 2014.
Brenda Lee Callahan, 52, of Dawsonville, died June 4, 2014.