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.
All year long I write articles about everything from shrubs to you name it. Since it's almost Christmas, please permit me to set aside my "normal" topics and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
The above title may seem a bit unconventional, but if the wise men came back today they'd probably agree that we have too much government and not enough God.
Linzie B. "Slim" Kimbral, 76, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.
Sara L. Sweatte, 88, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.
Last Thursday, two more blessings were heaped upon us. First, we had U.S.
Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.
Rep. David Ralston was chosen Thursday by Georgia Republicans to be the next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.
Michael Brian Adamson, 35, died Sept. 15, 2014.
Mozell Hubbard Gilbert, 90, died Sept. 17, 2014.
Mr. Calvin Lee Chumley, 64, of Cumming died Sept. 16, 2014.
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 18, 2014.
Larry G. Lynn, 74, of Dawsonville died Sept. 19, 2014.
If I am being honest, there's more times than I count that things don't go my way.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.
I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.
Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.
Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.
Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.
It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."