The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.
Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.
With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.
Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.
The Georgia General Assembly is now halfway through the 40-day legislative session and just days away from a significant deadline. The 30th day of the legislative session - also known as Crossover Day - is the last day for Senate bills to transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa.
We returned to the Gold Dome on Feb. 3, 2014. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week.
Many of you have written to say you oppose HB 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at (404) 656-0188, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Roger Wheeler, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 8, 2014.
James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.
Kim Reith Martiny, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 7, 2014.
Cleo Fouts, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.
Dan Brumbalow, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2014.
One thing Mama always told me was to never make fun of the way a person looked. She said that was just terrible for someone to make fun of someone based on something they had no control or say so in whatsoever.
With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.
Gary and Cindy Yates of Panama City Beach, Fla., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kylie Michelle Yates, to Shawn Robert Johnson.
Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.
Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.
"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.
Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.
Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.
Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.
April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.
Bill Elliott's career
James W. Ray Sr., 73, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2014.
Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.
Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming, died April 3, 2014.
Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.
Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.