This could be an important piece of information I am about to share with you. Whether it is or not is up to you. It depends on how much you care about the money being spent on our state's politicians. If you don't care and want to cop the "it doesn't make any difference" attitude, then I suggest you blow the dust off the ol' Funk & Wagnall and look up the word "apathy." Or go kiss a goat. Your choice.
The 'stars' will be over Dawsonville when the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Gala is held in just a few short weeks.
Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.
Students at Black's Mill Elementary recently gave a donation to Dawson County Emergency Services.
Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 28, 2013.
Benjamin "Powell" Turner, 74, of Cumming, died Dec. 25, 2013.
Eva Mae Talley, 90, of Cumming, died Dec. 22, 2013.
Frank T. Ray Jr., 90, of Cumming, died Dec. 26, 2013.
Patricia Ann Johnson, 74, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 22, 2013.
Phyllis Norrell Burruss, 58, of Cumming, died Dec. 26, 2013.
Edith Ann Brown, 61, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 25, 2013.
Christmas is a holiday filled with age-old traditions. One popular winter tradition is kissing under the mistletoe. Have you ever thought about what exactly mistletoe is and how it became associated with Christmas?
I don't remember when Santa quit bringing me presents.
Good grief. I just took a peek at next week's calendar. It says 2014. That can't be correct. I'm still waiting for Y2K and for all our computers to crash. I must have overslept.
Following a special called meeting Dec. 17, the city of Dawsonville is one step closer to having a new option when it comes to high-speed Internet service.
Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville, died March 6, 2014.
Mildred Tallant Lamb, 87, of Cumming, died March 4, 2014.
Billy Lanier Martin, 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, died March 6, 2014.
I've been called bossy before. When I was younger, I think there were more comparisons to Lucy from "Peanuts" than to any fairy tale princesses or damsels in distress. Bossy, assertive, stood up for myself - those are not traits a girl is supposed to possess.
Have you ever noticed several small holes and mounds in your lawn? At first glance, this may seem like insect damage, but chances are they were earthworm holes. The mounds surrounding the hole openings are earthworm castings.
Those of you who have read my columns over the years - -and there have been lots of years-- may find this one repetitive, but I'm inspired to do it again. And perhaps something will strike a responsive chord.
While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.
The scene: I-16 near Dublin. Waaangh! Reep! Reep! Reep!
As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.
March 3 marked the 30th legislative day of the 2014 session. Known as "Crossover Day," the critical point in the session is the last chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated.
Some of you might remember a popular song from the '80s called "The Final Countdown."
Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.
Dawson County's 12 and under Lady Tigers traveled to Carrollton March 7-8 to compete in the GRPA Class B State Basketball Tournament.
The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.