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In the middle of the night

It was about 1 a.m. when our alarm system woke me up with the beeping sound that it makes when one of the exterior doors is opened.

December 09, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


DIY mushroom gardening

Every year I have people coming into my office asking me to identify mushrooms to see if they are edible.

December 09, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Consider this a PSA for December birthdays

Like many others, I am a December baby.

December 09, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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


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2016 will be a good year, the Good Lord willin’

As the old year spits and sputters to an end and the new one waits in the wings, straining with enthusiasm to burst forth with ...

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


Say goodbye and good riddance to this year

2015, I am glad to see you leave.

December 30, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Christmas on the Mississippi 2015

So it was that several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi.

December 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


‘Twas Days Before Christmas

'Twas mere days before Christmas,

December 23, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Kissing bugs pose little risk

Kissing bugs seem to be a hot topic with local media in the past month.

December 23, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


On the hunt for a large, comfortable bed

When we decided to visit the few remaining members of Tink's family who live in Connecticut and New York, we chose to drive.

December 16, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


How my child plans to catch Santa Claus

It was an intricate plan, complete with several diagrams and involved string.

December 16, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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