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Changing Tink's thinking on Southern funerals

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed.

December 02, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The wisdom of a child by way of a jelly jar

It started with a jelly jar.

December 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Granny’s way of making me stronger

Granny often lamented that my generation was not made of tough stuff.

April 13, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Is anyone listening?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel.

April 06, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Rules for political engagement

I yearn for the election years of yesterday. Politics were just not discussed, not even among family.

April 06, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The store of memories

There is a country store that sets in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown ...

March 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Begrudgingly holding onto a grudge

The other day, the unthinkable happened.

March 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


By all means, let’s get as offended as possible

I am not the type that is easily offended.

March 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


You can be right or you can be happy

Have you ever noticed how everyone has to be right?

March 09, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Non-Southern husband witnesses Southern stereotype

It happened last summer. I had been telling Tink about an adorable town a few hours away.

March 09, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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