Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.
Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.
6 p.m. Thursday, city hall
Herbs are great for the novice gardener. They grow quickly, and most can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Plus, many are naturally pest-resistant.
Late Saturday morning, 23-year-old Megan Smith woke up with an orange dragon tattooed on her neck and no recollection of how it got there.
After biding his time for three seasons at the University of Tennessee, punter Chad Cunningham is expected to be the team's starting punter when the season begins on Sept. 5.
Jackie Williams, 54, of Dawsonville died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.
Homer L. Mooney, 81, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.
Bill McGuire, 62, of Alpharetta died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009.
Archie Martin, 79, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.
Kenneth Manning, 63, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009.
Anita Marie M. (Kirchner) Kennison, 54, of Dahlonega, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009.
Becky Cowan, 38, of Cumming, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.
Randy Banta, 58, of Martin, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.
Cindy Leigh Cole and Brian Lee Kinney were married April 4, 2009.
Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.
Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.
"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.
Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.
Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.
Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.
April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.
Bill Elliott's career
James W. Ray Sr., 73, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2014.
Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.
Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming, died April 3, 2014.
Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.
Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.