For 12 years, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has held an annual Business Expo. This year, attendees can expect health booths, too.
The Dawson County public library is offering the community a night of fun, frights and festivities as it begins a new event.
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members spent Monday on the fairways of Crystal Falls Golf Course.
Most people associate fall with falling leaves and cooler weather, but it is also the perfect time to rejuvenate your cool-season turfgrass. October is the prime month for planting or re-seeding tall fescue lawns.
After working in retail for a number of years, I swore, if I ever had a child he would not behave the way a majority of children do when they enter a store.
It looks like our legislators are about to lose one of their most cherished perks: free football tickets. Bless their hearts.
The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County. The local arm of the American Cancer Society held its kick-off dinner Sept. 19 at the Dawson County Board of Education Professional Development Center. "This is a life-changing event that helps communities across the country celebrate the lives of people with cancer, remember loved ones who have lost the battle and help the ones who are still fighting," said Beth Covington, 2014 Relay ...
Charles L. Gravitt, 83, of Cumming, died Sept. 11, 2013. He was a Korean War veteran and enjoyed being with family, gardening and the outdoors. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Charlotte; sons, Tony and Dale Gravitt, Avery and Kay Gravitt and the Rev. Dexter Gravitt; sisters, Montene Richards, Louise Castleberry, Jolene Walls and Shirley Holtzclaw; sisters and brother-in-law, Wilena Heard, Geraldine Standridge and Marcus Holtzclaw; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; various other relatives ...
Cheyenne Gabrielle Heard, 17, of Canton, died Sept. 13, 2013. Cheyenne was a senior at Creekview High School. Her senior project was called "Tying Up Cancer to Benefit Rodeo Kids with Cancer." Not only was this a senior project, but this spilled over into Cheyenne's personal life. She was a cowgirl who rode horses all her life and loved barrel racing. Cheyenne had a tremendous heart and touched everyone she came in contact with. Cheyenne ...
Bonnie Mills, 77, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Sept. 14, 2013. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Bonnie and her husband, Billy, served Forsyth County in the family restaurant business for 43 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. She had a love for people and enjoyed talking with everyone she met. During Bonnie's battle with cancer, she served as an inspiration to many ...
Glenn Corbett "Buck" Satterfield, 52, of Ellijay, formerly of Cumming, died Sept. 10, 2013. His father, Glenn E. Satterfield; and a sister, Brenda Satterfield, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Jan Satterfield; mother, Joyce Satterfield; children, Amy and Brian Massey, Ginna and Abe Buchanan, Brandy and John Mullennix and Courtney and James Leonard; brothers, Billy Satterfield and Johnny Johnson; sisters, Glenda Satterfield, Cynthia Lee, Annette Watson and Wanda Satterfield; grandchildren, Tylor Massey, Spencer ...
Alice Mae Hicks, 85, a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County (the Free Home community) died Sept. 16, 2013.
When I spoke up for public schools in my last column, I had no idea that Dr. John Barge, current state superintendent of schools, was about to announce his candidacy for governor. So, I must say that although we will probably agree on a number of issues, I am not "politicking" for Barge.
The Dawson County public library is offering several events for readers of all ages. Join award-winning author Lola Schaefer starting at 10 a.m. Saturday as she covers the 10 questions you need to ask before writing nonfiction. The author of "Arrow Hawk" and "Look Behind," as well as "Frankie Stein and the Mittens" series, will guide children grades 3 through 6 through the fun and fascinating world of nonfiction. This program is free and space ...
With 2013's Relay for Life complete, Dawson County is gearing up for the 2014 American Cancer Society fundraiser.
Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.
The mood in the galley of the research ship was gloomy. Our grand experiment had failed and we were pounding our way through the rough seas of the Gulf of Mexico bound for New Orleans.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, and rightly so. South Africa could have sunk into chaos and a bloody civil war with Mandela's rise to power following 27 years of imprisonment and the end of apartheid. Instead, he preached reconciliation and forgiveness, not vengeance. For that, the world can be grateful.
Marcus Harold McClure, 71, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Brenda Jo Kilgore, 31, of Cumming, died Nov. 30, 2013.
Ralph H. Currie Jr., 81, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 4, 2013 in New York City.
Sewell T. Hays, 72, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 7, 2013
Richard B. Callen, 71, a former Rochester, N.Y. and Charleston, S.C. resident, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Jeff and Karen Skorich of Dawsonville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Renee Skorich to Dan Holcomb III. He is the son of Barbara A. Holcomb of Clermont and the late Dan Holcomb Jr.
Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.
Margaret Josephine Franklin Craft, 88, died Dec. 4, 2013.
Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.
The mayor of Dawsonville has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.
It is hard to believe that 2013 is about to come to a close. It has been a productive and busy year for my family. I was blessed to be able to serve in my first session as your representative. It is a true honor to represent you at the Georgia State Capitol. With the year coming to an end, we are gearing up for the 2014 legislative session that will start on Jan. 13.