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A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty, Kazakhstan.

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Advantage of age - Not doing what you don’t want to do

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old. She used it to get both what she wanted and to shun that which she did not want.

November 18, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


You can deal with problems, even without big-girl britches

There's one phrase that really irritates me.

November 18, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Perception changed by holler of desperation

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

November 11, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


God bless the child who understands perspective

The last few weeks, I have been participating in a daily gratitude exercise.

November 11, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Good pecan crop expected this year

Pecans are a very important nut crop for the state of Georgia. We are ranked No. 1 in the nation in pecan production, having more than 145,000 acres planted in pecans in Georgia.

October 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dixie Dew’s goodbye

The dread of death, I have come to know, is as fierce and unrelenting as a tornado in full destruction mode.

October 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


My dog tells me what she wants --- and gets it

Ava my German shepherd is quite verbal.

October 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Moonshine run honors longtime festival supporter

"Gentlemen, start your engines" is a very familiar phrase and one that creates a thunderous, heart-thumping beginning to a thrilling event.

October 22, 2015 | By Rhonda Goodwin K.A.R.E. for Kids volunteer | 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


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


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


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


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Surviving the Snowpocalypse of 2017

I started dreading it last Monday.

January 11, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Good-bye to Grant Tinker

There is an old Chinese proverb that says "When an old man dies, a library burns down." With no man was this truer than it ...

January 10, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Good-bye to Grant Tinker

Mama used to say, every time she was sick, "I've never been so sick in all of my life." EVERY time.

January 04, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


A canine resolution

"What's your New Year's resolutions gonna be?" Mama asked on the eve of 2017.

January 04, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Losing Loved Ones and Gaining New Ones

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while ...

December 28, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


My big New Year's plans

There are two types of people.

December 28, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Home for Christmas

As a child growing up, Christmas was pure joy and delight.

December 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


An old-fashioned Christmas

Granny never asked for much for Christmas.

December 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in.

December 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Granny's secret ingredient

"Is your Granny making her fruitcake this year?" was a question that began in mid-October.

December 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


From a television star to a preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them ...

December 07, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Ghosts of Christmases Past

Gift bags have been one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Maybe even better than bread, which I don't eat.

December 07, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer.

November 30, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Any given Sunday and other random days

"I am not a big sports guy."

November 30, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Thanksgiving, 2016

It is a solid friendship of two like-minded Southerners that started in, of all places, a high-end restaurant in Beverly Hills. This was several years ...

November 23, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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