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ACB to hold presentation on FDIC Insurance Coverage

ELLIJAY - Appalachian Community Bank wants consumers to take full advantage of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance and will be hosting a local presentation on Tuesday to address the community's questions and concerns.

August 03, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Mary Ellen Gee

Mary Ellen Gee, 47, of Cumming, died Friday, July 4, 2008.

August 03, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


F. Wayne Elledge

F. Wayne Elledge, 66, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.

August 03, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Reunion to focus on Lakewood legacy

It's been nearly 30 years since the last automobile race was held on the mile-long dirt track at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway, but the memories of the place haven't faded.

July 28, 2008 | By BJ Corbitt DCN Regional Staff | SPORTS


Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inductees announced

The votes are in and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class of 2008 has been chosen. This year's inductees are former NASCAR vice president of competition Bill Gazaway, short track racer Jack Jackson, 1965 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Sam McQuagg, Peach Bowl champion Charles Padgett, drag racing pioneer Randy Payne, NASCAR legend Wilbur Rakestraw, car owner Dub Smith and track promoter Mike Swims. The eight inductees were chosen from the initial "Sweet 15" nominees, who had been whittled down from over 40 nominees that were submitted to the Hall of Fame voting committee. Following are brief bios ...

July 28, 2008 | | SPORTS


I have a question

Each month I receive hundreds of calls from gardeners with questions ranging from how to keep deer out of a garden to disease control in a home lawn. A few questions you may have thought about but never got around to asking are as follows:

July 28, 2008 | By Clark Beusse Dawson County Extension Coordinator | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Something old will be new again

The Mount Vernon Church congregation met in the same building for 102 years. As time passed and the congregation grew, a new building was needed to house the

July 28, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LIFE


Groups team up to supply students with bookbags

The annual Bookbag Pickup program is currently under way. Family Connection, KARE for Kids, Ric Rack, the Dawson County School System, Bethel United Methodist Church and The Father's House have all teamed up to provide needy students with bookbags and school supplies.

July 28, 2008 | Staff Intern | Education


Out with the old, in with the new

The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.

July 28, 2008 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Many new Georgia laws took effect on July 1

Just a couple of weeks ago, more than 400 bills passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Perdue became new state laws.

July 28, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Betty Schneider Colbert

Betty Schneider Colbert, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, Penn., died July 9, 2008 at her home on Lake Lanier in Dawsonville.

July 28, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham, 76, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Limestone Heritage following a period of declining health.

July 28, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


America’s banks: Safe, sound and serving their communities

Headlines can be misleading, and in a time of financial crisis, that can make matters worse.

July 28, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


J.C. Grogan

J.C. Grogan, 77, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 following an extended illness.

July 28, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


James E. Lawhorn, Sr.

James E. Lawhorn, Sr., 59, of Sparta, formerly of Cumming, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.

July 28, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


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Claude Irvin Burns

Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Anne Davis

Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William “Dean” Hulsey

SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Erwin Topper

Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Montine Richards

Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Clemency may be issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 16, 2014 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


The Children’s Rights Movement has begun

I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.

September 10, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Annie Mae Elrod

Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kelly Glaze

Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


David Richard Cooper

David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

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.

September 04, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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