4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall
Six candidates have qualified to run for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council.
Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.
Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting more than $6,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Beulah Jones, 75, of Cumming, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.
Maggie Jane Bruce Thomas, 75, of Morrow, died Aug. 27, 2009.
In his Gainesville Times Sept. 2 column, Tom Crawford takes unjustified shots at Gov. Sonny Perdue and State School Superintendent Kathy Cox over Georgia SAT scores. Crawford uses his brand of statistical reporting to indicate how poorly Georgia has done in education over the past seven years.
Property owners beware. Some counties are sadly misleading taxpayers to believe the Legislature is responsible for any potential property tax increases this year. They suggest this is due to there being no Homeowners Tax Relief Grant in the Fiscal Year 2010 state budget.
It was with great disappointment that I read that the Dawson County Commission had voted to notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it opposes the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan - an effort on the part of numerous local governments along the Etowah River to protect endangered fish species that live in the river and the creeks feeding it.
Since 2002, local governments and their partners in the Etowah Watershed have devised a proactive plan to address development impacts on federally protected fish. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves it, and participating cities and counties implement it, the plan would require new subdivisions, retail centers and offices to meet construction standards that keep pollution out of the river and its streams.
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.
Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.
School is back in session, summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. With the arrival of fall comes time for the second annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.
Is there a billboard somewhere in Dawson County that says "Hurry and Buy a House Before It's Too Late?"
The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.
If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted.
We returned to the Gold Dome last week to resume business at the state Capitol.
Only two days remain in the 2015 legislative session.
A friend and I were chatting one night, catching up on things and the conversation turned to our usual wistful, wishful discussion of how life was really going.
Judy Truelove, 68, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2015.
The Rev. John Harvey Smith, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2015.
Denver H. Harris, 64, of Dawsonville, died March 30, 2015.
Joel "Buddy" Burnett, 79, of Cumming, died March 24, 2015.
Larry Harold Bennett, 75, of Cumming, died March 25, 2015.
Jeff S. Bearden, 41, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2015.
Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.
Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.
Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.
I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.
As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.