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.
Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.
GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.
I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.
David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.
Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.
SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.
Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.
Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.
Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.
John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.
Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.
Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.
Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.
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.
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.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.
A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.