The "no texting while driving" legislation (HB 944) had its first hearing last week. I want to thank Sally Sorohan for coming to the Capitol and testifying on behalf of the bill. Thanks also to all of you who have sent e-mails, written letters and made phone calls.
Georgia's current property tax system places unnecessary financial burdens on families and individuals who are already struggling to survive in this grim economy.
Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.
Unlike Washington D.C., when the people of Georgia speak, Georgia's Legislators listen.
Moving into the third week of session, we continue to focus on the legislature's role in job growth for Georgia.
For the hundreds who did not attend the "Black and White Affair" and who may think of those honored at the annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Gala as just upper-echelon business executives, let me assure you that they are truly down-to-earth, hard-working residents. In truth, much of the work for which they were recognized benefits Dawson County in general, not just their own businesses.
I was in Central Florida recently and someone suggested I take a couple of minutes and drive through the town of Celebration.
It has been said, a weed is simply a plant growing out of place. For some people a watermelon may be called a weed if it is growing in a rose garden. I for one would simply eat the watermelon while looking at the roses.
Baby Addison Tess Meeks, of Cumming, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
Jennifer Holtzclaw Darnell, 48, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010.
Betty Guffey, 73, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
Donald Ray Heady, 54, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 20, 2010.
James Michael Lord, 56, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
Larry Jeffrey Seabolt, 52, a native of Forsyth County, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.
Jennie Suhoza, 88, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon.
Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.
I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.
A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.
A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.
Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.
Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.
Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.
Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.
Rene Samples, 49, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2014.
Willis M. Thrasher, 86, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2014.
Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.
Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.