The first leadership class in Dawson County was held in 1992. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and the local extension office of the University of Georgia co-sponsored the original program and continue that partnership today.
Members of the Dawson County 4-H club recently competed at an area Forestry Judging Contest at Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.
Dawson County voters will have the opportunity to extend a current one-cent sales tax for the Dawson County school district for the next five years.
A. Roll Call
With the recent flooding rains, some may say an article about how to prepare for a natural disaster such as storms from a hurricane is a little too late.
I keep adding to a long list of things I will one day have to explain to my grandchildren.
"I really feel blessed," a sister-in-law said while reviewing for us the situation in her flooded home in Gwinnett County.
The United Way of Dawson County hopes to raise $100,000 as part of its annual campaign.
Girls of all ages should start practicing smiling, waving, walking in heels and wearing a pageant gown for next month's event.
Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 22. So, what does this time and date mean as it relates to your landscape? Not much.
I don't want to compare myself to Congressman Joe Wilson, but I understand a thing or two about speaking out in public venues.
Forecasts by the Obama administration and the Congressional Budget Office indicate that Social Security beneficiaries will not receive any cost-of-living (COLA) increase in 2010 or in 2011.
I've felt a swell of pride for my fellow Georgians and every American who flooded town halls across the state and country in August to raise their voice against a government take-over of health care. To every mother, father, doctor, nurse and concerned citizen who took time out of their day to tell their congressman what they think of health care reform - thank you. You raised concerns shared by millions of Americans. By speaking up about the damaging effects this administration's policies could have on our country, you forced these elected officials to listen to the very people ...
The drought may be over in Georgia, but the message from Georgia 4-H remains clear: Water conservation is important each and every day.
Luther V. Coheley, 67, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.
Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.
"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.
With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.
Hilda Voyles Batchelor, 72, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 15, 2014.
Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.
If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer. Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott. He informs us that fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn to help grow new roots for survival during the long winter ahead.
I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.
It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.
Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often get is what to plant in shadier spots of the yard. Here are a few suggested species for trees that can tolerate partial shade.
I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.
SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.
Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.