A. Roll call
B. Award presentation: Chief Lanier Swafford - employee recognition
You might have heard it last week - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.
"I'm extremely pleased," said Kelly Randall, Gainesville's public utilities director. "I think the ruling goes beyond what I had hoped. I think it's great the court ... said (water supply) was an original purpose."
The first day of this year's Dawson County Produce Market was a great success.
Seven local farmers and gardeners sold a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Riverview Middle School Head Softball Coach Jeff Compton recently announced that tryouts will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at the school.
Any seventh or eighth grade girl interested in trying out for the 2011 Riverview Middle School softball team must have with them a parent permission form and an up-to-date physical on the first day of tryouts.
The Fourth of July or "Independence Day" is the national day of the United States set aside to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This piece of paper declared our independence from Great Britain, and was signed by 56 great men who risked treason to create our great nation.
From that day on, the Fourth of July is one of, if not the most important day in American history.
Barry Samples, 57, died June 23, 2011.
Barry retired from Sawnee Electric after 28 years of service to the company.
Joyce Elizabeth Spain, 67, of Dawsonville, died June 22, 2011.
Mrs. Spain was born Sept. 30, 1943 in Dawson County to the late R.B. and Ruby Whitmire.
Rev. Harold Truelove, 82, of Dahlonega, died June 21, 2011.
Born Oct. 6, 1928 in White County to the late Lee and Vicie Truelove, he lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. For many years, he worked in dry wall and residential construction.
James Millard Turner, 73, of Dawsonville, died June 21, 2011.
Born Oct. 6, 1937 in Little Rock, Ark. to the late Francis and Mable Turner, he had lived in Dawsonville since 1999, having moved from Dunwoody.
A spokesman for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston said the Blue Ridge Republican would have paid more than $1,300 in property taxes to Dawson County earlier if he had known about the debt.
Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley filed a lien for the amount, which includes penalties and interest, earlier this year on property owned by Ralston's wife.
On June 6 the Georgia Mountain Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, a group of active, retired and former military officers, sponsored a golf tournament at Lake Lanier Islands for Wounded Warriors (wounded service members of any war or conflict) to raise funds for Homes for Troops, Fisher House and Wounded Warrior Transition and related programs.
The chapter will donate over $30,000 to those programs.
While most of us are familiar with common poisonous plants that cause dermatitis (skin irritations) such as poison ivy or poison oak, we fail to recognize common ornamental plants in the landscape that may cause internal poisoning when ingested.
Although most adults would not intentionally eat the leaves or fruit of ornamental plants in the landscape, young children or pets sometimes do.
A local woman's passion for botany has bloomed into an obsession with one of nature's most diverse flowering plants.
In short, Dawsonville's Suzanne Franklin says daylilies "fascinate" her.
A memorial fund has been set up for a 16-year-old who died June 6 after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville, while riding his skateboard.
Contributions may be made to the Tyler Seay Memorial Fund at any United Community Bank.
Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free & Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing Veterans memorial markers today for this year's Independence Day in the City of Dawsonville.
The markers are to honor deceased men and women who have served honorably in one of the branches of military service.
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On March 6, Ken Akins, Marissa Pyle, and Bette Holland met with Rep. Doug Collins (R) at his Gainesville office to talk about the Affordable ...
House Bill 217 has passed the House and is now in the Senate for consideration. It seems to me that the legislators are again trying ...
Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...
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Freud may have been onto something.
Dawson County Schools will be offering pre-k registration next week for one class at Kilough Elementary and two classes at Riverview Elementary.
A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...
When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...
The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...
The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...
Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.