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Breaking the habit of worrying

"Worrying is just praying for what you don't want to happen," is an often used quote about worrying.

October 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Investing in people is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad.

October 21, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Investing in people is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad.

October 21, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Why leaves change color

One of nature's greatest spectacles is the array of colors presented during autumn in the mountains.

October 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


My child takes a liking to old TV shows and the Good Ol’ Days

My history-loving child has a new fascination - old TV shows.

October 14, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Memories of Ken Stabler and the Righteous Renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

October 14, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


This insomniac is jealous of those who get a good night’s sleep

I am deeply envious of those who get a full night's sleep.

October 07, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Going to the barbershop more for company than a cut

Sitting in for Ronda this week is her husband, John Tinker... "Tink."

October 07, 2015 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Indoor cockroach control

One insect that is universally loathed is the cockroach.

October 07, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Just don’t order the soup -- or set anything on fire

"Mama, what was your toughest job?" Cole asked one day.

September 30, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Mayor of a small town is only ‘bon vivant’ I know

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing that he would do.

September 30, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Stay aware during hunting season

Fall is a busy time in the forests and woodlands of North Georgia. Many visitors from metro Atlanta and surrounding areas come to enjoy the annual leaf color displays.

September 30, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The power of forgiveness: Doing some self-work

I have been doing some self-work lately - a byproduct of trying to better myself these last few years.

September 23, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Interesting Dogwood species

When most people think of dogwood trees, the first thing that comes to mind is usually our native flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). This small tree was a landscape favorite because of its beautiful white flowers and red berries, as well as its easy-to-grow nature.

September 23, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Girls that breathe fire, and men who respect them

A recent open letter on the Internet has gone viral, in which an Atlanta mom revealed she was going to raise her daughters to believe they breathed fire.

September 08, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant ...

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

February 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Sometimes all you need is a good cry

The only times I saw Granny openly cry was when my grandfather had brain surgery, when he died, and when her beloved German shepherd, Bo ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The perfect light

My trusty American SUV rumbled along a rocky seldom driven road kicking up a cloud of dust that enveloped the trucks following me.

January 27, 2016 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Passing on some borrowed ‘good advice’

My chiropractor, like many doctors, often adds a new piece of reading material for waiting clients, usually in the form of a page of inspirational ...

January 27, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


There’s real importance in how to tell the story

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics of telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

January 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Celebrate accomplishments without comparison

Remember that time you dropped a few pounds, felt really good about yourself and then you got on Instagram to take a photo and saw ...

January 27, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Nice doesn’t always win

My uncle is always nice.

January 20, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The little house (again)

The little house in which I was privileged to be raised, the same one I wrote of recently, needed its annual deep cleaning. This involves ...

January 20, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Wild garlic control

Wild garlic and wild onion are two of the most frustrating cool-season weeds homeowners have to deal with here in Georgia. Both of these weeds ...

January 20, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Someone has to win Powerball’s billion plus dollars

$1.4 billion dollars.

January 13, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Only one kind of Bible good enough for Daddy

There are two Bibles that sit, always untouched, on the fireplace mantle in our living room. They are delicate and old, yellowed pages are falling ...

January 06, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


For this year, the first-ever non-diet resolution

This is maybe the first ever time I have not started the New Year with some grand resolution of losing at least 10 pounds.

January 06, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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