J.C. Grogan, 77, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 following an extended illness.
James E. Lawhorn, Sr., 59, of Sparta, formerly of Cumming, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.
Sue Mooney, 73, of Cumming, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee, following a sudden illness.
Alta Lee "Runt" Thomas, 85, of Cumming, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at her residence following an extended illness.
Two Alabama men were hospitalized Thursday after an early morning high-speed chase and wreck that authorities say also involved alcohol.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Teresa M. Gunn of Dawsonville recently graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in human development.
Anna Fearon Brawner and David Joseph Sexton, Jr. were both recently named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.Samford, with an enrollment of 4,485 students from 49 states and 27 foreign nations, is Alabama's largest privately supported college or university.
Ariel Buttram, 14, is on her way to earning the silver award as a Girl Scout. Buttram has set up boxes around Dawson County to collect stuffed animals that she will then donate to emergency services, hospitals and fire and police departments, so officials can distribute them to children in crisis situations, or who have illnesses, to comfort them.
The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12. The event was hosted by the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop has graduated approximately 11,410 graduates and this year was enjoyed by 159 Georgia high school students including eight students and their two chaperones from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students came from throughout Georgia and attended the week's activities of field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.Workshop Director Dennis Brooks said, "This is an excellent opportunity for high school students interested ...
The celebration of our Declaration of Independence has gotten lost in buying fireworks and selling mattresses. Of course, every holiday has become the setting for a mattress sale.
The arrival of summer reminds us that many of the flowers we depend on to give us fruits or vegetables depend on the honeybee. Among the fruit trees that are largely pollinated by bees are apple, peach, plum, cherry and pear. Blackberries and blueberries are also largely dependent on bees for production.
For nearly 19 years, I have worked for local government.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Dawson County/Dawsonville for 2008.
The 9 & 10 girls fast-pitch all-star softball team from Dawson County came home with a third place finish at the June 20-21 tournament in Jefferson. Pictured front row to back row and left to right are: Assistant Coach Brian Reed, Savannah Roper, Jessica Lovingood, Reese Powell, Kaila Burt, Sydney McGinnis, Emma Daniel, Head Coach Andrew Lovingood, CJ Dixon, CJ Burt, Brandy Torres, Jodie Downs, Madeline Moore, Kassidy Crowder, Assistant Coach Dena Crowder and Assistant Coach Jim Downs.
Alexis Weber, 17, a senior at Dawson County High School this fall, won first place in the Bayside Thunder boating race in Walled Lake, Mich. on June 15.
The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.
Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.
Dawsonville continues to be a hotbed for NASCAR activity with the recent announcement that J.J. Yeley's race team has decided to bring its operations to town.
Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, of Cumming, died Feb. 24, 2014.
Wyatt Dennis Dwayne Pruitt, 3, of Cumming, died Feb. 25, 2014.
For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.
Leonard "Dock" Martin, 70, died Feb. 24, 2014.
Marty Terrell Martin, 47, of Cumming, died Feb. 25, 2014.
My scales broke.
Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.
The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.
Last week consisted of an important few days, as it was the last week for bills to pass out of committees, since "Crossover Day" was on Monday.
This week, the Georgia General Assembly hit an important deadline: Crossover Day.
As predicted in this space a few weeks ago, there is compromise legislation pending in the General Assembly regarding the Common Core curriculum, the controversial program which seeks to establish consistent education standards across the country.
Frances E. Bazemore, 73, died Feb. 26, 2014.