As of Monday, Dawson County no longer had a branch office of New Hope Counseling, which is reportedly the focus of a state investigation.
If you want a clean lake to enjoy, it takes a strong effort by some to make that become a reality.
The Dawson County Kiwanis Club's new leaders have officially been sworn into office and will be settling into their new roles in the coming weeks.
Danny Ira Sheffield, 62, of Duluth, died Sept. 26, 2013. Mr. Sheffield was born May 2, 1951, in Dahlonega. He had been a resident of Duluth for most of his life, but loved coming home to the mountains of Dawsonville and Dahlonega. His two greatest loves were his family and motorcycles. His father, Ira Sheffield, preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Timmy Bottoms of Cumming, Dana Payne of Winder; ...
Randal Andrew Ackerman Jr., 31, died Sept. 24, 2013. Andrew was born Jan. 25, 1982, in Cumming. He attended South Forsyth High School and then joined the United States Army. He was a helicopter power plant technician. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He served his country for 10 years, and received an honorable discharge Jan. 25, 2013. Andrew was the son of the late Randal Andrew Ackerman. Survivors ...
Ellen Southern Gaddis, 72, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 25, 2013. Mrs. Gaddis was born May 27, 1941, in Gilmer County as the daughter of the late Ed and Ella Weaver Southern. She worked as a paraprofessional in the Dawson County School System and was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, her brother, Edwin Southern, also preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Edd Gaddis of Dawsonville; children, ...
Betty Ann Mooney, 74, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 28, 2013. Mrs. Mooney was born Aug. 8, 1939, to the late Ellis E. and Ola Mae Smallwood. She had been a resident of Dawsonville for more than 20 years coming from Forsyth County. A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she attended Winds of Peace Church and was loved by all. Her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hubert and Susie S. Mooney; sisters, Marie Duffle, Jeanette Smith, Sue Harrison; ...
Spencer Turner, 51, of Cumming, died Sept. 23, 2013. Born July 14, 1962, in Columbus, Ga., he had lived in Forsyth County for the past eight years. Mr. Turner was an engineer with Byers Engineering, specializing in communications. He had worked in many areas of the United States and the Virgin Islands. His father, William R. "Bob" Turner, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Betty Turner of Cumming; mother, Frances Turner of Social ...
It has been a rough year for many gardeners. Record amounts of rainfall made vegetable gardening extremely difficult. If you were lucky enough to get seeds to germinate, fungal leaf spots were rampant due to plant leaves being constantly damp.
When I was a little girl, Granny took me to most of the birthday parties. Mama was usually working and truth be told, I think Granny liked them. She was able to get in everybody's business right there in their own home - they not only invited her in, they gave her a plate of cake and ice cream with a cup of punch.
Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.
I continue to be humbled by the opportunity to serve as your representative in the State House of Representatives. I recognize that the seat I fill does not belong to me, but to the people I serve.
Not that 400 rushing yards was going to get glossed over by North Hall Trojans coach Bob Christmas after Friday's 51-6 win against Dawson County to open its run in Region 7-AAA, but it was the defense that got him really excited at The Brickyard.
Dawson County coach Jimmy Pruett knows this final week of the regular season will determine a lot about the Region 7-AAA softball tournament. He knows a pair of losses in the final two regular season games can send the Lady Tigers, currently the No. 2 seed, as low as fourth in what is expected to be a very competitive tournament.
War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will not be affected by the federal government shutdown, county officials said on Tuesday.
Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.
The mood in the galley of the research ship was gloomy. Our grand experiment had failed and we were pounding our way through the rough seas of the Gulf of Mexico bound for New Orleans.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, and rightly so. South Africa could have sunk into chaos and a bloody civil war with Mandela's rise to power following 27 years of imprisonment and the end of apartheid. Instead, he preached reconciliation and forgiveness, not vengeance. For that, the world can be grateful.
Marcus Harold McClure, 71, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Brenda Jo Kilgore, 31, of Cumming, died Nov. 30, 2013.
Ralph H. Currie Jr., 81, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 4, 2013 in New York City.
Sewell T. Hays, 72, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 7, 2013
Richard B. Callen, 71, a former Rochester, N.Y. and Charleston, S.C. resident, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Jeff and Karen Skorich of Dawsonville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Renee Skorich to Dan Holcomb III. He is the son of Barbara A. Holcomb of Clermont and the late Dan Holcomb Jr.
Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.
Margaret Josephine Franklin Craft, 88, died Dec. 4, 2013.
Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.
The mayor of Dawsonville has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.
It is hard to believe that 2013 is about to come to a close. It has been a productive and busy year for my family. I was blessed to be able to serve in my first session as your representative. It is a true honor to represent you at the Georgia State Capitol. With the year coming to an end, we are gearing up for the 2014 legislative session that will start on Jan. 13.