Gordon Life

Southern food, the way my Granny used to do it, is all about making use of whatever ingredients you have on hand to create something humble and delicious.Brunswick stew is that strategy taken to its most extreme.

Rocky is a 70-pound male American Bulldog mix with a sweet, playful personality.

The 1960s and ’70s will come alive again at the Gem Theatre in downtown on Calhoun as the Family Resource Center present’s TRIBUTE — a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band performing the original band’s album “At Fillmore East” as well as some their other greatest hits.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6 7:30 p.m., Gordon County 4-H will be hosting an Open House with its theme for the year “4-H Through the Decades.”

I just recently passed my 25th anniversary as a county agent for UGA Extension. When you pass a milestone in a career, a person may go back into the memory bank about things that took place decades ago.

The end of summer marks the end of fresh summer vegetables like sweet corn, asparagus, eggplant and okra. The fall and winter chill also mark the end of tomato season, which means that many of you will probably be turning to brands like San Marzano, Hunts or Furmano’s to satisfy all your sau…

Olivia Forrest of Calhoun completed the Summer Language Institute at the University of North Georgia.

Ashworth Middle School recognized their Students of the Month recently. Students and their families enjoyed a hot breakfast during the reception. AMS Guidance Counselor Anna Stutts, Principal Scott McClanahan and Assistant Principal Marilark Murray, along with the AMS faculty, gathered to ce…

If you follow sports, a player no matter the sport can become more valuable if they can play multiple positions. Those players have the ability and characteristics of helping the team win in multiple fashions.

Tickets are now on sale for the Outsider Art Party at the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage in Rome. The evening will feature an art auction with a variety of art works from across the U.S., live music with Rounder Records’ songwriter and performing artist Pony Bradshaw, food and drinks.

The Georgia Collegiate 4-H Clubs are excited to announce the Weekend in the Classic City 2019 event, “College is Out of This World.”

Chicken and Dumplings, or Chicken and Pastry as my grandpa likes to call it, is a dish rumored to have been born out of the Great Depression. Cheap, easy to make, and belly-filling, it is exactly the sort of dish that stretches the last dredges of pantry ingredients out for as long as possible.

The University of North Georgia held commencement exercises for nearly 300 graduates on Aug. 2 at the Convocation Center on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus. For summer semester, UNG awarded some 450 degrees and certificates.

The Harris Arts Center and Calhoun Little Theatre announce auditions for their October comedy, “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” Auditions will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Harris Arts Center.

The 2019 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show was recently hosted by Georgia 4-H at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry. 199 youth participated in the competition. Through the Georgia 4-H Horse Program, youth learn life skills including leadership, teamwork and problem-solving. …

For most vegetable gardeners, this may be a column to file away for next gardening season. I know some gardeners will have a portion of late season tomatoes, but for most the gardening season is slowing down.

Glen Templeton did not choose a career in music. It picked him as a small child growing up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, listening to classic country artists like George Jones and Conway Twitty. Now, after a successful career and performances on stage at the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry, Te…

Corn is the crop of the South, and I am liable to fight any naysayers on that point. Having grown up in Lumberton, a southeastern North Carolina town where corn fields line every inch of land that isn’t a yard or house or rivulet of swampy water, I learned to respect it early — if only for i…

Musicians Hunter Blalock, John Buckner, Tucker Guthrie and Jeremy Wells are ready to take the Acoustic Café stage on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. Inspired by The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Acoustic Café showcases the talents of local singer/songwriters in a relaxed setting.

Musicians Hunter Blalock, John Buckner, Tucker Guthrie and Jeremy Wells are ready to take the Acoustic Café stage on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. Inspired by The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Acoustic Café showcases the talents of local singer/songwriters in a relaxed setting.

I didn’t realize how southern I was, how deep Georgia and the Carolinas run in my bones, until I was in California. Los Angeles is the kind of city where people honk their horns so often you wonder why they even put them in cars anymore and where you can’t smile at someone on the street with…