In August 2008, Dawson County High School was named as a Pacesetter School for 2008-10 by High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board.
Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond were elected to politically serve the Dawson community for the next four years.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council
Mary "Joan" Day, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.
T.R. Lewis, 68, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Dorothy Mullinax, 71, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Terrell Railey, 53, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at his residence.
Food Lion, the newest addition to Dawsonville, brought much excitement to the community with its grand opening Dec. 17.
I believe the most popular fruit bearing plant is blueberries.
I remember going to Walt Disney World not long after it opened. There was just the Magic Kingdom and that was it.
I should probably add to that title, "and other evidence of looming senility."
Ever since George W. Bush was elected as President, there has been a push to eliminate the Electoral College and go to a popular vote for electing the President. Had the 2000 election been decided by popular vote, Bush would have lost to Al Gore by 543,816 votes. Bush was not the first President to be elected while losing the popular vote, simply the last.
I was interested to see that READ, Dawson County's literacy advocate organization, announced that it will partner with the Adult Learning Center (Lanier Technical College as the county's vendor of service) in becoming a Certified Literate Community Participant for Dawson County.
We are quickly approaching the end of a challenging 2008, and we are excited about the possibilities for 2009.
During this hopeful season we are reminded of the many blessings we enjoy, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives. We gather with our family and friends to share old traditions and create new ones.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers fell 11-1 to Ringgold High School in their second game of the state's Class AAA Elite Eight tournament Thursday night.
Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.
I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.
A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.
A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.
Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.
Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.
Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.
Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.
Rene Samples, 49, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2014.
Willis M. Thrasher, 86, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2014.
Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.
Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.