The Dawson County school system's central office may soon relocate downtown. The local school board came out of executive session Monday night and announced its interest in buying 2.5 acres at 28 Main St., the former home of Community & Southern Bank.
I wish I were more like my Border collie. Really, I do. She is the happiest soul I have ever met. Pumpkin has zero worries, is always happy to see everyone, and never gets upset - she's quick to forgive even after the Evil Beagle has attacked her over nothing. Of course, Pepper can either cuddle to make up for her poor manners or Pumpkin will sit on that rotten little hound's head, either one ...
Region 7-AAA selected its All-Region team last week. The team, voted on by coaches, chose Ebo Smith from North Hall and Carly Gilreath from Dawson County as Player-of-the-Year recipients. Selected for the girls' first team were Gilreath, Lady Tiger teammate Sheyenne Seabolt, Buford players Kristina Nelson, Maya Dillard, and Mackenzie Darrah and Taylor Kennedy from Banks County.
A technical college president and two vice presidents are the finalists to become the next president of Lanier Technical College.
Pauline "Polly" Harris Arrington, 92, of Forsyth County, died March 2, 2013. She was born March 30, 1920.
The Georgia House of Representatives has passed an ethics reform bill and has sent it on its way to the state Senate for its consideration and action. But don't get out the confetti just yet. What one body sees as true ethics reform, the other sees as a desultory effort to curb the power and influence of those lizard-loafered lobbyists skulking the halls of the Gold Dome. We the Unwashed? We are caught in the middle, as usual.
Yvonne C. Melancon, 84, of Dawsonville, died March 2, 2013. Born Oct. 16, 1928, in New Orleans, La., to the late Joseph Robert and Marietta Lawton, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 20 years.
Dawson County will soon have a new location for help with medical needs. Medical Plaza 400, a part of the Northeast Georgia Health System, is set to open in April at what was formerly the Moto 400 building, located north of the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400.
The budget was at the forefront of the many topics the Dawson County Board of Education discussed during its annual retreat last week. While the 2014 fiscal year budget has not been set, it's expected to total about $32 million, which would be a drop of about $3 million from the current year's budget.
Kelly Maradiaga was caught by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office driving safe on Feb. 25 at the local high school. Maradiaga received a driving "citation" for driving a safe speed and for always wearing her seatbelt.
After a chilly weekend with daytime temperatures in the 40s, it can be hard to think about your summer lawn. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling that most hated of all lawn weeds - crabgrass. Crabgrass is a summer annual weed, which means it germinates in the early spring, grows throughout the summer, and dies off in early fall. By the time you see it invading your lawn in early summer ...
My friend Ashley posted one of those funny photos on Facebook the other day that made me laugh - until I realized how true it was. It read: "Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out."
This past week, the Senate passed House Bill 266, which would update Georgia's IRS code and clarify measures from 2012's tax reform overhaul by a vote of 41-7. The bill was amended from its original version to reconcile any unintended financial repercussions from last year's comprehensive tax reform package.
SAVANNAH - Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
SAVANNAH --Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had an idea it might be a good night. "I was telling my team before the game that I didn't miss a shot during warmups," she said, "and that they should knock on wood that it continues."
Thena M. Caine, 79, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2013.
Wiley Mezick, 64, of Dawsonville, died May 16, 2013.
Larry Cohran, 77, of McDonough, died May 15, 2013.
Kenneth Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died May 17, 2013.
I have answered many calls at the extension office in the past few weeks dealing with weed control in home lawns.
It was interesting to read the recent recommendations for downtown Dawsonville revitalization. They were almost identical to the items we identified when the previous revitalization committee was active probably 15 years ago, including the desire to utilize the David house in some way. We also worked under the guidance of a University of Georgia planner, Paul Kreager.
"I don't like change," Cole said solemnly one day. "I'm like a cat that way."
A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.
Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.
Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.
Dear public school teachers in Georgia:
David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary. Say what?
The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.
In what is being billed as both a cost-saving and competitive measure, Dawson County and Riverview middle schools will combine their football, softball and wrestling programs, as well as their football cheerleading squads.