Lillie Marie Mincey, 73, of Cumming, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009.
Travis R. Puckett, 63, of Dawsonville and formerly of Buford, died Saturday, May 16, 2009.
Children are our most important resource. Educating them is the best use of our tax dollars. Over 56 percent of our state budget goes toward education. As a member of the House Higher Education Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Education (K-12), I am expected to keep up with what is happening educationally in other states, as well as in Georgia.
Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.
Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.
This week marked the governor's deadline for signing and vetoing bills. With his signature, these measures will become law either immediately or upon the new Fiscal Year, beginning July 1.
In the past three weeks, about 300 fifth grade students throughout the county have been awarded and recognized for completion of a 12-core lesson course known as CHAMPS.
One group of students at Dawson County High School is doing their part to keep alive the memory of classmate and senior, Kolton Findley, who lost his life in a single-vehicle wreck on April 17.
Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table is a struggle for some, fear for others, and an unimaginable way of life for those more fortunate.
Weather may have moved the event indoors, but it couldn't rain on Dawson County's 13th annual Relay For Life.
Among flowering vines, few have flowers as spectacular as the clematis. It has been more than 150 years since this vine was first hybridized to improve flower size and color, and improvements continue to be made.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall
Four years ago, Southern Catholic College welcomed its inaugural class of students.
I think most people who have ever lost a loved one have thought or dreamed of having them back for just five minutes to catch up on your life and theirs.
Pete Taylor, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District, said last Tuesday night he was excited about federal stimulus funding for an updated water manual.
Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville, died March 6, 2014.
Mildred Tallant Lamb, 87, of Cumming, died March 4, 2014.
Billy Lanier Martin, 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, died March 6, 2014.
I've been called bossy before. When I was younger, I think there were more comparisons to Lucy from "Peanuts" than to any fairy tale princesses or damsels in distress. Bossy, assertive, stood up for myself - those are not traits a girl is supposed to possess.
Have you ever noticed several small holes and mounds in your lawn? At first glance, this may seem like insect damage, but chances are they were earthworm holes. The mounds surrounding the hole openings are earthworm castings.
Those of you who have read my columns over the years - -and there have been lots of years-- may find this one repetitive, but I'm inspired to do it again. And perhaps something will strike a responsive chord.
While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.
The scene: I-16 near Dublin. Waaangh! Reep! Reep! Reep!
As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.
March 3 marked the 30th legislative day of the 2014 session. Known as "Crossover Day," the critical point in the session is the last chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated.
Some of you might remember a popular song from the '80s called "The Final Countdown."
Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.
Dawson County's 12 and under Lady Tigers traveled to Carrollton March 7-8 to compete in the GRPA Class B State Basketball Tournament.
The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.