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Safety first when dipping in Lanier

The southern half of Lake Lanier appears laden with the most fatalities over the past six years, including five the past couple of weeks.

But then, so are most of the parks - some nearly side by side - that are run by area governments and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

July 20, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Lanier Technical college graduates record class

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College celebrated its largest graduating class Friday night, conferring 2,028 degrees in a ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

President Russell Vandiver told the class its achievements are "heroic because of your perseverance and determination to complete your programs of study in the worst economy since the Great Depression."

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Amicalola EMC rolls out grant program

Amicalola EMC's Bright Ideas grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers that take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative learning experience for students.

The 2011-12 school year is the second year for the Bright Ideas program locally, and teachers will see an expanded program that features a budget of more than $60,000 to be distributed among 39 schools, including elementary, middle, high schools and private schools in the Amicalola EMC service area.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Driver charged in July 4 wreck that killed 2 teens

The driver in a July 4 wreck that killed two teenagers has been charged with vehicular homicide, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

Tony James Delong, 19, was driving a 1993 Jeep Wrangler east on Whelchel Mill Road in Hall County at about 2 p.m. when he lost control in a curve, struck an embankment and the vehicle flipped several times, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | CRIME/COURTS

Jerry Burruss

Jerry Burruss of Cumming, died July 17, 2011.

Burruss was a proud member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He loved his church and church family.

July 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Jane Burton Edwards Gilreath

Jane Burton Edwards Gilreath, 71, of Dawsonville, died July 17, 2011.

Born May 19, 1940 in Suwanee to the late Howard and Irene Burton, she had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 10 years having moved from Lawrenceville.

July 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Mary Verline Tatum Sellers

Mary Verline Tatum Sellers, 74, of Dawsonville, died July 12, 2011.

Mrs. Sellers was born Nov. 11, 1936 to the late E.L. and Ina Mae Tatum.

July 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Protect yourself from ticks

It is important to know about ticks for several reasons. They can carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and may cause further infection if their mouthparts break off when the ticks are removed.

The three species of ticks throughout Georgia that commonly feed on humans are the lone star tick, American dog tick and black-legged tick.

July 20, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board of Commissioners agenda – 6 p.m. July 21 at city hall

• Opening presentation: Jim Bohl, St. Vincent de Paul program update

• Pledge of Allegiance, • Announcements

July 20, 2011 | | Government

Elizabeth Kate Buice and Brandon Eugene Waters wed

Miss Elizabeth Kate Buice and Mr. Brandon Eugene Waters were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. June 11, 2011 at Hawkesdene Estate in Andrews, N.C.

Mr. Glenn Martin, of Lawrenceville performed the double ring ceremony.

July 20, 2011 | | Weddings

Lucille Darnell Whitaker

Lucille Darnell Whitaker, 90, of Atlanta, died July 5, 2011.

Lucille was born May 5, 1921 in Dawson County to the late John and Mittie Darnell.

July 13, 2011 | | OBITS

Charles “Andy” Webb

Charles "Andy" Webb, 85, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2011.

Born March 14, 1926 in Butts County to the late James and Florence Webb, he had lived in Dawson County since 1992, having moved from Atlanta.

July 13, 2011 | | OBITS

CeeJay Walker

CeeJay Walker, 16, of Cumming, died July 4, 2011.

She attended New Life Church of God.

July 13, 2011 | | OBITS

Conor Robert Tierney

Conor Robert Tierney, 10, of McLean, Va., died July 6, 2011.

Conor was born on May 31, 2001 in Ft. Campbell, Ky.

July 13, 2011 | | OBITS

Carlton “Buster” Rider

Carlton "Buster" Rider, 56, of Dawsonville, died July 7, 2011.

Born Oct. 4, 1954 to the late Carl and Leona Rider, he was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.

July 13, 2011 | | OBITS

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Caring for your poinsettia

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a popular flowering plant found in many American homes at Christmas. The poinsettia is native to southern Mexico and is named ...

December 07, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Losing one’s home to fire is a painful experience

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state.

December 07, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

From a television star to a preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them ...

December 07, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Ghosts of Christmases Past

Gift bags have been one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Maybe even better than bread, which I don't eat.

December 07, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Population Problem

Behind every problem that we face in modern life is the one problem almost no one wants to talk about. Everything you hear or read ...

December 07, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Don't rain on our parade

Young and old alike came out in full force to celebrate the beginning of the holidays at events in Dawsonville this weekend. Despite the rain ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

The City of Dawsonville is currently working to save the former home of a prominent local educator from demolition as planned by the Dawson County ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Barbara Ann Chester

Barbara was born Nov. 19, 1951.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS

Mary Lois Dinsmore

Mary Lois Dinsmore, 63, of Suwanee, died Dec. 1, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS

Jeffrey Charles Spillane

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS

Kenneth “K.K.” Turner

Kenneth "K.K." Turner, 85, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 4, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS

Dawsonville man killed in single vehicle wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County claimed the life of a longtime Dawson County man early Sunday morning.

December 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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