The War Hill Boat Ramp reopened last week, after being closed down for a month because of the lake's low water level.
CERT, Community Emergency Response Team, received a $1,000 donation Monday from Wal-Mart to publicly support the organization's mission in Dawson County.
The time has come for the Dawson County annual community picnic, one of the largest community events for the last 12 years.
Nancy Samples, 64, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at North Fulton Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about how credit scores affect our financial lives. A number of you who read that column have called me and pointed out how difficult it is for sub-prime consumers to improve their credit scores. They are absolutely correct. Some areas of consumer loan laws need to be changed.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting a Southern Comforts Quilt reception on Sept. 5, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. The opening night will feature local artists from the Heart In Hand Quilt Guild and Big Canoe, who will debut their works of art.
Joe Lane and Judy Stephens Cox will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sept. 5, 2008.
The Dawson County School System has created a new scholarship in honor of Betty Long, a longtime high school employee who passed away on Aug. 21 after battling an extended illness.
Ken and Betty Bagwell of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Kara Nicole Bagwell to Russell Charles Hewatt.
The Department of Veterans Services recently began providing services to the Dawson County veterans on the second Tuesday of every other month.
Gladys Moss, 78, a native of Cumming, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.
Paul Payne, 76, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has claimed an award in financial excellence for the second time since 2007.
Carpenter ants, which are large and black, are very common pests in our area!. Dr. Daniel Suiter and Dr. Brian Forschler, who are both with the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, developed an excellent leaflet on carpenter ants. This article contains advice from those entomologists.
The Optimist Club in Forsyth County invited me over this week to be their speaker. I knew it was a group of optimists, because of the sign and the fact that they meet at 7 in the morning. You have to be an optimist to be willing to listen to someone speak that early in the morning.
Thena M. Caine, 79, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2013.
Wiley Mezick, 64, of Dawsonville, died May 16, 2013.
Larry Cohran, 77, of McDonough, died May 15, 2013.
Kenneth Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died May 17, 2013.
I have answered many calls at the extension office in the past few weeks dealing with weed control in home lawns.
It was interesting to read the recent recommendations for downtown Dawsonville revitalization. They were almost identical to the items we identified when the previous revitalization committee was active probably 15 years ago, including the desire to utilize the David house in some way. We also worked under the guidance of a University of Georgia planner, Paul Kreager.
"I don't like change," Cole said solemnly one day. "I'm like a cat that way."
A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.
Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.
Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.
Dear public school teachers in Georgia:
David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary. Say what?
The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.
In what is being billed as both a cost-saving and competitive measure, Dawson County and Riverview middle schools will combine their football, softball and wrestling programs, as well as their football cheerleading squads.