The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently recognized the 2011 Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.
The Laws of Life program is an essay contest promoting literacy and character building, focused on high school students.
The recent rain was great, but with high temperatures we may soon be back in drought conditions. You cannot completely "drought-proof" your landscape, however, steps can be taken to help plants survive periods of limited rainfall. The most obvious way is to select and grow plants known to have a high degree of drought tolerance. There are also a number of cultural/management practices that will help conserve moisture in the soil and minimize the amount of water-demanding new growth.
First, make certain plants have a generous supply of mulch over their root system. Three to five inches of mulch ...
On a recent Friday morning I literally "picked" my way down my driveway. Thursday evening's storm had brought down dozens of limbs and twigs from the many trees which surround my house, and I could not drive over them.
But I wouldn't dare to complain. There have been so many weather-related events during the last year that it is difficult to name even the worst ones.
Several serious pieces of legislation were not passed into law during the 2011 legislative session.
Here's a small list of some of the more important ones currently under review for final approval during the 2012 session.
In the near future, citizens across the State of Georgia will be voting on whether or not to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Dawson County has the opportunity to be one of the first to vote on this issue.
In business, location is everything and our county is in the perfect location. With thousands of people traveling on Ga. 400 each Sunday, passage of a referendum will generate tax revenue for the county, increase sales for local businesses and for a limited time generate additional sales to persons living in surrounding counties. This issue will be decided by the voters, it ...
We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to each and every one who has reached out to us during the loss of our home. We are humbled and thankful for all of the love, support and compassion our wonderful family, friends and community have poured over our family.
From the visits, prayers and thoughts, donations, helping hands and shoulders to cry on...we are forever in debt! Words can never thank you all enough!
Middle Georgia College has announced that a student from Dawson County was honored for scholastic achievement during the spring 2011 semester.
Chad Williams was named to the Dean's List for having at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the semester, while maintaining a full course load.
Dawson County High School student Grant Shope has been recognized as a finalist for the Georgia Governor's Honors program.
In the program, students compete for the opportunity to study in one of seven major areas: English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, agriculture or career technical education.
Waldorf College announced last week that one of Dawson County's own has graduated from the four-year institution.
During the spring 2011 semester, Shawn Matthew Sosebee of Dawsonville graduated with a bachelor's degree in foundations of education.
The Dawson County Library held its second annual Touch-A-Truck program from 10 a.m. until noon May 7.
More than 100 children and their families attended the event, sitting in police cars, crawling through fire trucks and ambulances, exploring an Army transport vehicle, and climbing on a sign truck with a bucket.
Tatum Turner, a junior at Dawson County High School, was named president of the Northwest District of the Georgia Y-Club during last month's Christian Life Conference held in Covington.
Turner has been elected for the upcoming 2011-12 term as one of four presidents serving the four Georgia regions of the Y-Club.
Chase Elliott and the Aaron's No. 9 team ventured again into uncharted territory late last month, racing a USA Racing Pro Cup Series car at Langley Speedway.
When the checkered flag fell, Elliott and his team had a solid top-five finish as well as a wealth of knowledge to apply when they return to Langley on June 18 for a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers' seventh grade basketball team played in a basketball league held at the Suwanee Sports Academy in Norcross this past spring. The team played one night a week for 10 weeks and went undefeated.
Members of the team were: Peytan Porter, Summer Vaughn, Ashton Abbott, Karlie Bearden, Haley Burgess, Brittany Griggs, Lauren Burgess and Heather Brady.
An event at the Bowen Center for the Arts on Monday will raise funds for several projects supported by the Dawson County Woman's Club.
A Dawsonville resident who works at Chick-fil-A was recently selected as one of 25 restaurant team members nationwide honored with the 2011 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.
In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...
My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.
Trees provide great benefits to our home landscapes. They provide shade, help retain soils and add visual interest. It is important that we take care ...
I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ...
I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.
July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...
Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.
Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.
Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.
Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.
Ralph Watson, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2016.
Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford, died July 6, 2016.
Wilma L. Harper, 76, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2016.
William Edward Gordon III, 38, of Dawsonville, died July 1, 2016.