Joseph Steven Ward, 59, of Jasper, died Nov. 20, 2011.
Born March 31, 1952, in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Joseph Scott Ward and Margaret Breedlove Ward.
Tammy Stapp Chapman, 48, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2011.
Born Jan. 18, 1963, in Atlanta, she had lived in Dawson County for the past eight years, having moved from Riverdale.
Holly Michelle Ford, 34, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of Dawsonville, died Nov. 17, 2011.
Born March 24, 1977, to the late Charles Robert Sr. and Patsy "Pat" Ford, she was a graduate of Dawson County High School and was a homemaker at the time of her death.
Today, I ask for a moment of personal privilege. It was two years ago this week that I wrote about the Three Wise Men that have so greatly influenced my life: Roy Hodnett, a real estate magnate on Saint Simons Island; Dr. Raymond Cook, my college professor, now residing in Valdosta and John W. Jacobs Jr., a broadcast pioneer and philanthropist from Gainesville. All three in their 90s or close to it. All three a part of the Greatest Generation. All three family men of faith. I could not have asked for better role models.
Last week, John Jacobs died ...
Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to a large gathering of Republicans and Tea Party members on Nov. 22 in Dawson County. The event was sponsored by all three of the counties I represent as House District 9 Representative (Lumpkin, Dawson and Forsyth).
Deal covered a wide range of topics that would be looked at during the next Session of the General Assembly, as well as updating us on the budget situation.
Dawson County firefighters will be hitting the streets this week with a boot drive to raise money for local families.
Partnering with KARE for Kids, Dawson County Emergency Services hopes to provide some Christmas cheer to several families in the area.
United Community Bank recently introduced the 2011-12 Junior Board of Directors for Dawsonville.
The junior board consists of 15 high school seniors from Dawson County High School. The educational program is designed to introduce students to banking, leadership and community service. Applicants were chosen by representatives of both the high school and the bank based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and overall leadership abilities.
North Georgia College & State University received four grants from NASA last week to support its planetarium and physics department.
The grants, totaling $12,000, will help fund additional student personnel, the Georgia E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium, the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory, student training, eight scholarships and undergraduate research in confocal X-ray fluorescence, a technique used to detect and quantify elements in a sample.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Mills Jr. of Jasper and Todd Anderson of Flowery Branch announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Anderson, to Maurice Edwin Martin III. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Edwin Martin Jr. of Dawsonville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert G. and the late Elaine H. Webster of Dawsonville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Anderson Jr.
As you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, please be thankful for the American farmer.
Give thanks to the American farmer for growing most of the food we eat and material for many of the clothes we wear.
Granny has always been known for doing two things really well: Cooking and quilting.
Before arthritis completely crippled her hands, she could make the most beautiful handmade quilts ever seen. Her skills in the kitchen were even more impressive.
The water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin has bobbed like a yo-yo in recent years.
And though one deadline looms for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the document's long-awaited completion isn't near.
A local restaurant worker recently turned his trash into treasure.
According to the Georgia Lottery, Andrew Hunter won $250,000 after playing the Mega Millions with winnings from a tossed ticket.
Make plans now to attend the third annual Dawson County European Pheasant Shoot.
The event will be held Dec. 10 at the Whitmire property at Goldmine and Nugget Ridge roads.
Olivia "Libby" Smith Newsome, died Nov. 19, 2011.
She was born in Metter and was a long time resident of Statesboro.
Fire ants can be a nasty problem in the home landscape. They love to make unsightly mounds in the middle of our lawn turf and ...
I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces ...
On March 6, Ken Akins, Marissa Pyle, and Bette Holland met with Rep. Doug Collins (R) at his Gainesville office to talk about the Affordable ...
House Bill 217 has passed the House and is now in the Senate for consideration. It seems to me that the legislators are again trying ...
Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...
As the General Assembly marches closer to Sine Die, our constitutional duty of passing a balanced budget for Georgia's government has become our biggest ...
Freud may have been onto something.
Dawson County Schools will be offering pre-k registration next week for one class at Kilough Elementary and two classes at Riverview Elementary.
A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...
When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...
The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...
The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...
Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.