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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Preparedness month

Take a moment to think back to February earlier this year. What were you doing?

September 08, 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


Everybody needs a good fighter in their corner

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.

August 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Avian influenza

If you regularly follow the news, you may have noticed several recent stories about a new strain of bird flu seriously affecting poultry production across the United States.

August 26, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


For the last time, I am not angry

I hate pictures of myself, always have. My Facebook profile pic is a few years old and I am not one to agonize over the perfect selfie to share just because I want to say "Good morning!" to the world.

August 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Sour lessons and sweet victory

There comes a point in every child's life when they have a very startling reality revealed.

August 19, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Articles by Section - Lifestyle Columnists


The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

January 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


The end of the fried chickatarian era

Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.

January 18, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


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


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