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Imagine cruising a road with no traffic, speed limits or blue lights flashing in the rear view mirror.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority organized this year's Rivers Alive event Oct. 2, an annual volunteer waterways cleanup in Georgia.
The Dawson County Humane Society is set to host its annual Furball fundraiser from 6 - 11 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Lakeview Center.
It could be months before authorities know what caused the death of a 19-year-old Dawson County woman whose body was found Saturday in a northeastern Forsyth County home.
Family and friends of Sandy Olson, a local single-mother of four in desperate need of a heart transplant, hosted a walk Oct. 4 at War Hill Park to raise funds for Olson's medical expenses.
Editor's Note: United Way for Dawson County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign in September with plans to collect more than $100,000 for area social service organization partners. This is the first in a series of articles highlighting success stories from local agencies that receive assistance from United Way for Dawson County.
One of my colleagues asked this week, in a sort of rhetorical way, why people make the annual pilgrimage to the mountains to look at leaves.
The Church Alliance, a group of local churches that have joined forces to more efficiently pool their resources and serve the community, has volunteered to operate the RIC Rack Food Bank, which was running low on staff, to keep the service going.
Fall is the best time to plant a fescue lawn. The establishment process fescue can be divided into three areas. The first, soil preparation; the second involves proper seeding; and the third includes care and maintenance.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.
Appalachian Community Bank has appointed Teresa B. Boulware as branch manager of its Dawsonville branch. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the branch. Boulware has most recently served as vice-president of retail lending at the bank's Dahlonega office. She will continue her role as a lender in Dawsonville.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host the first Cottage Concert Series at Peach Brandy Cottage Oct. 3.
• G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.
Young Life, a Christian youth ministry, hosted the third annual Dawson Dash, a 5K race, at Rock Creek Park Sept. 20, with 108 runners participating.
Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.
Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.
Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.
Lonnie Junior McBrayer, 78, of Cumming, died Jan. 13, 2015.
Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.
Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.
Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.
My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)
We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.
It's that time of year again.
The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.
Barbara Ann Waters Gee, 62, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 6, 2015.
Carl Hyrns, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.
Dennis Gibson, 64, of Cumming, died Jan. 9, 2015.
Dorothy Jean Smith, 70, of Cumming, died Jan. 6, 2015.