Gordon Life

If you’ve been a reader of this column for a while, you already know that I love cookies of all shapes, sizes and flavors — so you’ll be especially excited to read that these Sweet Lemon Cookies are about as close to perfection as I believe a cookie can get.

Though my Granny’s biscuits have achieved truly legendary status in my family, my father’s Cheesy Sausage Biscuit Bites are a pretty close second. Prepared in 15 minutes or less, these delicious and bite-sized buttermilk biscuits are the perfect solution for a quick and easy breakfast on-the-go.

Juana Brito Lopez and Jose Alejandro Castro cuddle with their newborn daughter, Kaitlyn Isabel Castro. The Baby Place at AdventHealth Gordon announced Castro, its first baby of 2021, was born Jan. 4 at 3:34 a.m.; she arrived weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. The hos…

Yes, I am fully aware that we are in winter. The ground is cold and damp, but this can be a great time for vegetable gardeners to plan for 2021 gardening success. Most folks have heard the phrase, “The early bird catches the worm.” I think that same phrase can be related to vegetable gardening.

Carol is a female Heeler mix who will be available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter on Friday, Jan. 8.

Sassy is an approximately 8-month-old Labrador mix available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter. She weighs 27 pounds.

There’s a monthly delivery that causes a bit of a kerfuffle at my house. We find it in our mailbox, and it doesn’t look like much from the outside — just a slim children’s book wrapped in plastic with a little activity sheet enclosed.

Underprivileged children had a brighter Christmas in Gordon County thanks to AdventHealth Gordon’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team. AdventHealth Gordon EMS collected toys and raised money for its annual Make a Kid Smile Toy Drive, raising more than $17,000 in cash and $4,000 in toy don…

AdventHealth Gordon’s Staff Nurse Advisory Committee team sold Christmas T-shirts to team members to benefit the AdventHealth Gordon EMS Make a Kid Smile Toy Drive. Team members were able to wear the T-shirts to work during the week of Christmas. Nearly 400 T-shirts were sold, which allowed …

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a free Alzheimer’s webinar education program on Effective Communication Strategies on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 10–11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 1–2 p.m.

One of the more popular landscape items in the area is the flowering dogwood. The flowering dogwood is native to the eastern United States and can be found throughout Georgia. One key to growing success is planting the dogwood in the correct location in the first place. One fact to note is t…

Harmony Church at Calhoun will hold its first service Sunday, Jan. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m., according to Pastor Calvin Anderson.

Realizations regarding those I love sometimes hit me in unexpected ways. I think a little denial is normal in certain situations, and I realized recently I have been unconsciously indulging regarding my oldest horse, Cheyenne.

Most know that I am a lifelong resident of Gordon County. Except for my time on a tennis scholarship at Young Harris College and then finishing up my Animal Science degree at UGA, I have been in Gordon County.

The 11th annual Gordon County Hunger Walk was a huge success for those in need of help from our area food banks! Raising $2,800.00 was a little less than last year, but we were all happy with what was raised as this is 2020 and with all that goes with that.

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King issued the following statement Thursday encouraging fire safety during the winter weather months. The week of Dec. 7-11 has been named Winter Weather Preparedness Week by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

Teachers and students across the state are invited to celebrate wildlife and their habitats through art by participating in the 31st annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Each fall, thousands of monarch butterflies stream across the southern U.S. on their journey to wintering grounds in central Mexico. In the spring, this eastern population of monarchs returns to the United States and Canada to breed.

Rather than getting gifts for herself for her fourth birthday, Elle Brumlow recently requested donations for the children at Anna Shaw Children’s Institute. She collected crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, Play-Doh, Hot Wheels cars, puffy paint, paint brushes, chenille stems and o…

December may be the season of giving, but it’s typically a challenging time to collect enough blood donations. Add in a pandemic, and this year could be even tougher than usual. That’s why the American Red Cross is urging those who are feeling well to give the gift of life by donating blood …

Have you heard someone say that they are doing well, under the circumstances? Usually they mean that there have been some difficult things happening to them.