Cynthia Frady's class
Cecilia Rogers's class
Heidi McClure's class
Elizabeth Juanita Sumner, 73, of Ellijay, died Dec. 17, 2014.
Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, died Dec. 16, 2014.
Sonya Kendrick, 55, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 18, 2014.
Gartrell Sam Blackstone, 70, of Cumming, died Dec. 20, 2014.
An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.
A teacher told me once she had never met a more inquisitive, curious child as mine. "He is just full of questions." I am not sure if her implications meant that to be a good thing or not.
I am often asked for recommendations regarding plant material in home landscapes. This can sometimes be a difficult task due to homeowners' personal opinions on plant styles, as well as the vast amount of plants available to the modern gardener. One tool that helps with the decision-making process is the annual Georgia Gold Medal Plant list.
It's Christmas again, which means we were granted another year. Ben Franklin was right: "Time is the stuff life is made of." It behooves us to give thought to its swift passage.
As 2014 winds down, all sorts of groups and individuals tend to take a look at where they've been, are, and are heading. I am not tackling that big job; I'm just tying up some of my own dangling ends.
About this time of year my family would be part of the decision to either head out to the family ranch in West Texas or not.
We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.
It's that time of year again.
The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.
Barbara Ann Waters Gee, 62, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 6, 2015.
Carl Hyrns, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.
Dennis Gibson, 64, of Cumming, died Jan. 9, 2015.
Dorothy Jean Smith, 70, of Cumming, died Jan. 6, 2015.
Edna Grace McBrayer Wheeler, 91, of Cumming, died Jan. 7, 2015.
Evelyn Bennett Gazaway Parker, 90, of Gainesville, formerly of Dawson County, died Jan. 10, 2015.
Jerry Gibson, 69, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 10, 2015.
Trina Lynn Blackwell, 56, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.
Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia.
All livestock require more energy during the cold winter temperatures to keep warm.
Someone asked me recently how many children I have and what their ages were.
Dawson County High School Athletic Director Grady Turner confirmed on Wednesday that longtime football coach Jeff Lee will not be returning to lead the Tigers next season.