The fourth-ranked, Class AAA, Lady Tiger soccer team is currently 7-0 on the season after defeating three teams in Jekyll Island over the weekend. Head coach Jed Lacey's team dominated Cedar Shoals, Aquinas and Richmond Academy.
Dawson County High School football player Zack Martin was one of 10 players in the state of Georgia to receive the NAPA Auto Parts/Larry Csonka "Blue Collar Player of the Year" award. The award, which was presented March 19 in Macon, is given to "hard-working" players that, according to NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka in a released statement, "show up for work every day and never complain, unsung heroes who spend little time in ...
With last week being proclaimed Exceptional Children's Week by Mayor James Grogan, Dawson County schools have gathered work from several young artists across the county to showcase their skills. The March 8 show, which was held at the Dawson County Library, displayed art and writing from special needs students ranging from elementary, middle and high school levels.
Sgt. 1st Class Mike Withers, U.S. Army retired, 54, of Dawsonville, died March 7, 2013. Born Sept. 4, 1958, in Monticello, Ariz., Mr. Withers had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 13 years.
Lannie D. Vickers, 60, of Winder, died March 8, 2013. Born Dec. 7, 1952, in Atlanta, to the late Roy and Wilma Sheriff Vickers, he lived most of his life in Gwinnett County before moving to Winder six years ago.
Kenneth Webster "Kenny" Stewart III, 12, of Dawsonville, died March 11, 2013. Born Dec. 7, 2000, Kenny was a native of Forsyth County, but had lived in Dawson County since 2008.
Mary Frances Rainwater, 83, of Dawsonville, died March 9, 2013. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Moore, Belita Piper, Barbara Whetstone; sons, Bruce Rainwater, Gary Rainwater, Tony Rainwater; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Moulder; various other relatives also survive.
Sandy Bascome Ford, 57, of Dawsonville, died March 9, 2013. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who loved to hunt and be outdoors.
Alesia "Lisa" Blanton, 52, of Dawsonville, died March 6, 2013. Born Nov. 20, 1960, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. A homemaker at her death, Lisa was formerly employed at the Dawsonville Pool Room.
Lesia Elaine Bennett, 43, of Cumming, died March 7, 2013. Lesia was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and was employed by the Forsyth County School System and worked at Kelly Mill Elementary School.
The 30th day of the legislative session is always one that requires a lot of patience and strong coffee. "Crossover Day" is a significant deadline for the Georgia General Assembly because it is the last day for legislation to pass the chamber in which it was introduced in order for it to move to the other chamber for consideration.
Last Thursday marked the 30th legislative day of the 2013 session. Known as "Crossover Day," this critical point in the session marks the last chance for most bills to pass the legislative chamber from where they originated.
Let's face it. Judges can be pretty scary folks to We the Unwashed. About the only time we ever see them is when we are called for jury duty or when - Heaven forbid - we are a plaintiff or defendant or a witness, wishing we could be anywhere but in the courtroom. But I will let you in on a little secret: Get them out of those black robes and away from their intimidating surroundings and these folks are fun to be around.
Dawson County turned out in droves to support the Lady Tigers in the team's road through the state basketball playoffs. And while the title eluded them, they will always be winners in the eyes of the community.
Thena M. Caine, 79, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2013.
Wiley Mezick, 64, of Dawsonville, died May 16, 2013.
Larry Cohran, 77, of McDonough, died May 15, 2013.
Kenneth Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died May 17, 2013.
I have answered many calls at the extension office in the past few weeks dealing with weed control in home lawns.
It was interesting to read the recent recommendations for downtown Dawsonville revitalization. They were almost identical to the items we identified when the previous revitalization committee was active probably 15 years ago, including the desire to utilize the David house in some way. We also worked under the guidance of a University of Georgia planner, Paul Kreager.
"I don't like change," Cole said solemnly one day. "I'm like a cat that way."
A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.
Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.
Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.
Dear public school teachers in Georgia:
David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary. Say what?
The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.
In what is being billed as both a cost-saving and competitive measure, Dawson County and Riverview middle schools will combine their football, softball and wrestling programs, as well as their football cheerleading squads.