Jonnie Bratton Sisco Beasley, 90, of Cumming, died.
Born to Lewis Clifford Sisco and Mattie D. Bratton Sisco in Primm Springs, Tenn., Hickman County on Aug. 26, 1920, Jonnie had one sister, Dorothy Elizabeth Sisco, born Jan. 13, 1923 and died in March 1980.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has begun a water meter replacement project with the goal of improving the accuracy of meter readings for its 5,200 commercial and residential customers.
The new water meters have already been installed at 50 residential locations, including the homes of each member of the authority's board of directors.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth Administrator Lynn Jackson, on behalf of the hospital, recently presented Dawson County Senior Center Director Margie Weaver with a check for $1,000 to benefit the center's elevator fund.
"I am very thankful to Northside Forsyth for the donation," Weaver said. "Just over $38,000 has been contributed so far with another $22,000 needed to fund the project.
Neighborhood Convenience Store on Hwy. 9 in Dawsonville recently sold a winning $50,000 prize ticket in the Georgia Lottery game Jumbo Bucks Classic.
"Oh wow," said store owner Andy Sam when he learned he had sold the winning ticket. "That's very, very good."
Seventy-five graduates of the Dawson County Adult Education Center's General Educational Development program were honored at a reception July 25, including three who received scholarships to continue their education.
Barbara Massei, Cindy Corbin and Shannon Erb each received scholarships for their hard work and desire to further their educations.
Riverview Elementary School principal Julia Mashburn joined elementary- and middle-school educators and leaders from across the country during the National Association of Elementary School Principals' National Leaders Conference on July 13-15 in Washington, D.C.
The educators were in the nation's capital to advocate for new policies that would give principals the tools they need to shape long-term and effective plans for education improvement.
A. Roll call
B. Opening presentation: Friends of Recovery: Dawson County - Bob King
Pesticide poisoning is more common than you may think.
Many cases are mild and unreported. However, death from pesticide poisoning does happen. A few years ago a child in our area died after drinking pesticide that was stored in an unmarked container.
The Dawson County Board of Education approved a resolution last week that will raise local property taxes.
The increase, which the board says will offset an expected budget deficit for the next school year, was approved 3-0 by the board on Thursday. Members Elaine Wilson and Cecil Bennett were not present at the meeting.
According to results released last week, the Dawson County School System was one of the 152 systems, out of 183 systems statewide, that failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011.
Three of the seven local schools, Dawson County High School, Riverview Elementary and Riverview Middle, failed to meet AYP, putting them among nearly 37 percent of schools statewide.
Brooks Fulford is not your average student-athlete.
A rising sophomore at Dawson County High, Fulford served as the starting varsity goalkeeper last season. He and Sam Edwards combined to set two school records, one for fewest goals allowed and another for most shutouts.
Local schools will hold open house next week in preparation for the beginning of classes Aug. 5.
Black's Mill, Kilough, Riverview and Robinson elementary schools will hold open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 3.
Rick Brownlee has begun his tenure as the new lead instructor for Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Center in Dawsonville.
The former head of the adult learning center in Roswell, Brownlee replaced Kathy Davis who stepped down as lead instructor, but remains a teacher with the school.
George Elliott, late resident of Dawson County and father of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, headlines the 2011 class of inductees to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan will join Elliott as the newest members of the hall.
Rex White, former NASCAR champion and member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, will serve as grand marshal for the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this October.
White won the 1960 Winston Cup, and is NASCAR's oldest living champion.
Fall of 2016 was a rough season.
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Dawson County High School golfer Hunter Burt signed last week to play college level golf at Truett McConnell University.
Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.
A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.
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