On weekends and spare moments here and there, retiring Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff chips away at packing up 24 years of mementos and paperwork that fill his office.
Looking back on 2014, it would be difficult and a bit deceiving to continue calling Dawsonville and Dawson County a quiet mountain town.
It's hard to believe that 2014 is well, over.
Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is a time to spend with family and friends and to celebrate the birth of our savior. It is also a time to reflect back over the past year and to begin to plan for the year ahead. This season I have taken time to look back over my first term serving as your State Representative.
I had just returned from the local toxic waste site where I had disposed of my holiday fruit cakes and was busy cramming my Christmas tree down the garbage disposal (don't ask), when I heard a knock at the door. I figured it was the Environmental Protection Agency coming to talk to me about polluting the toxic waste site with fruit cakes.
Ruby Mae Turner, 80, of Doraville, died Dec. 27, 2014.
Clinton Walter Turner Sr., 89, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 27, 2014.
Louise Samples, 90, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 22, 2014.
Avery Michele Picklesimer, 23 months, of Cumming, died Dec. 22, 2014.
Frances Davis Mize, 95, died Dec. 27, 2014.
Barbara Sue Bishop, 70, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 19, 2014.
Cynthia Frady's class
Cecilia Rogers's class
Patsy A. Echols, 64, of Cumming, died Dec. 29, 2014.
Danny P. Kirk Jr., 38, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 30, 2014.
Steven "Steve" Lewis, 48, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 31, 2014.
Robert S.E. Morrow, 86, of Cumming, died Dec. 29, 2014.
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:
When I was growing up, my parents instilled in me the importance of a good education. They both graduated from high school, but did not attend college.