Brent Troncalli, owner of The Outside World in Dawsonville, is noticing a trend with his business this year. Whenever families spend less on traveling and big vacations, sales for camping go up.
At the Lions Club State Convention, held on Jekyll Island June 5-7, the Dawsonville Lions Club received state awards in six categories.
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There will be Independence Day celebrations in virtually every county in the state. The Independence Day celebration in Dahlonega should be another showcase event. Once again we will be reading portions of the Constitution.
The votes are in, and the "Elite Eight" inductees for 2009 into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame have been chosen.
Georgia Right to Life will host the North Georgia Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 in Dawsonville at the Church on War Hill, located off Hwy. 53 East.
A $1,000 grant from the local Wal-Mart will benefit dental health needs for children in the community without dental care.
Once again the Dawson County Extension Service will host a produce market in Dawsonville.
Twelve Kilough Elementary School students competed in the USA Jr. Olympics Saturday, June 13.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall
About 10 a.m. Friday, a suspected criminal was reportedly sighted in an abandoned house off Elliott Village Road near downtown Dawsonville.
Dawson County Family Connection's first fundraiser served up biscuits and gravy with a side of gratitude.
The Dawson County commission has given a local day care operator 30 days to catch up on months of back rent before it evicts the center from the county-owned building it occupies.
Friends and family are mourning the loss of Frederick "Fred" C. Youngman, Dawson County's surveyor, who died June 17.
Mowing is the most frequent and therefore, generally, the most expensive turf management practice used. It can also affect turf quality as much as any other cultural practice.
I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.
Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.
David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.
Carolyn Bennett Hammond, 70, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 28, 2014.
Sally Burt, 99, of Dawsonville died Aug. 28, 2014.
In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.
Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, of Cumming died Aug. 23, 2014.
Alice Gentry Ramsey, 74, of Dahlonega died Aug. 24, 2014.
Thelma Green Samples, 91, of Cumming died on Aug. 18, 2014.
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming died Aug. 22, 2014.
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.
When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.
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