Georgia consumers and businesses stand to benefit from two bills that have already received final passage by the full legislature this session. Banking customers in good standing, notably businesses and homeowners, now have a greater chance of getting their loans renewed.
Roy Holland, 61, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.
George Boerner, 91, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.
The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.
Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.
Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.
Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.
The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.
The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.
Technology has improved and personal protective equipment and apparatus are safer, while building codes are better, but we are still losing 100 or more firefighters and around 2,000 civilians a year to fire.
Since I can't think of anything to write about, the following are a few tips to keep in mind as you work in your lawn or garden during the cold days of February.
I'm not against Valentine's Day or any of those other commercially-oriented observances on the calendar. I just think we should show our love and appreciation on an ongoing basis.
Tom Stradley, pastor at Amicalola Baptist Church in Dawsonville, recently served as the state senate's Chaplain of the Day.
Sometimes, the love you have for someone is so deep, it's hard to express it in words.
Joyce Wheeler Anglin, 71, of Carnesville, died Feb. 2, 2010.
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.
Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.
Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?
"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.
Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.
Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.
Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.
Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.