Along with the arrival of a new year comes the start of another legislative session. It's no secret that this year, legislators must find solutions to some challenging problems - a shrinking budget, securing access to water resources, funding transportation and fixing a broken property tax system.
Authorities say they have disrupted a burglary ring that may be responsible for more than 20 crimes over the past year in Forsyth and neighboring counties.
Well it's over. Another Christmas has come and gone.
I've lived several places around this state. Some of them were named for Revolutionary War heroes, former presidents or places in Europe.
Marjorie Vandivere Anderson, 83, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009.
Jennifer West Budrawich, 22, of Jasper, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.
Richard A. Kibler, of Dawsonville, formerly of Kenmore, N.Y., died Nov. 25, 2009.
The Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health has relaxed the restriction for H1N1 vaccine and is now offering the vaccine to everyone age 6 months and older.
When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.
Lisa Jones Stowers, 49, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.
Dawsonville native Chase Elliott finished seventh in the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Fla. on Dec. 6.
University of Tennessee junior punter Chad Cunningham got home for the holidays a day earlier and with his pockets a little fuller.
The polls show that 96 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, while 5 percent observe Hanukkah and 2 percent celebrate Kwanzaa. Some celebrate more than one.
In 2006 the Dawson County Board of Commissioners initiated the necessary steps to determine the need for a new courthouse and administration facility. A company with expertise and a background in this type of project was hired by the county to research the need and to determine the size and scope of this project.
Morris "Moose" Griffin, 79, of Dawson, formerly of Tifton, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.
Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, of Cumming died Aug. 23, 2014.
Alice Gentry Ramsey, 74, of Dahlonega died Aug. 24, 2014.
Thelma Green Samples, 91, of Cumming died on Aug. 18, 2014.
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming died Aug. 22, 2014.
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.
When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.
Rap. Rap. Rap.
I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.
Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.
Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.
Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.
A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.
Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.
Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.
Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.