The residents of Dawson County have many things for which to be thankful. We all have been blessed to either have been born or to have moved to a wonderful community. I believe that we all can agree that one of our community's greatest assets is our youth.
BRASELTON - It was a night of firsts at Lanier National Speedway on Saturday when the track hosted the Georgia Asphalt Series for the first time in 2009 and 13-year-old Chase Elliott, son of local NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, scored his first career Late Model win at his "home track" in the GAS Super Six Series 100 presented by Cornerstone Lodge.
The Development Authority of Dawson County announced April 23 that the county's unemployment rate slowed during the month of March, even though the rate was higher than the previous month.
Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.
Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.
The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall
Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville father of four who died early Saturday in an accident at a Texas hotel.
The weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this past weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.
Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters in Gainesville, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."
Last week, Dawson County Relay for Life held its annual survivor dinner at the First Baptist Church in Dawsonville. The event is an uplifting and motivating gathering of those who have been affected by cancer.
For the first time, Dawson County will be participating in the largest one day food drive in the nation, Stamp Out Hunger, on May 9.
Fescue is the most popular and widely used lawn grass in Dawson County. This is for good reason. Fescue is a cool season grass and loves the average temperatures of this region. Fescue grows rapidly in spring and fall but little during periods of extreme heat or cold.
Depending on when you were born, you've likely heard parents, grandparents or other relatives talk about the challenges of their era.
Grover "Joe" Bagby, 84, of Cumming, died Sunday, May 2, 2009.
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.
Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.
Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.
Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?
"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.
Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.
Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.
Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.
Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.