Brenda Joan Samples, 66, of Cumming, died June 4, 2014.
Teddy E. Jernigan, 78, of Dawsonville, died June 3, 2014.
Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.
William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.
John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.
The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.
Before the start of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Billy Payne, the organization's CEO, reminded everyone that while much of the attention during the Games would be focused on the high-profile athletes, not to forget that all 10,000 athletes from the 107 countries represented were and would forever be Olympians - a title few people in the world would ever attain.
Dawson County's Madison Caldwell did just as much worrying as she did playing golf on the day of the state championship meet.
I wrote recently about the concerns of environmental groups over a proposal by the owners of Sea Island to develop 7.2 acres on the south end of the island. They say that the land is too fragile for the proposed development.
Harold "Howie" Walter Tompkins, 63, of Dawsonville, died June 1, 2014.
Ralph Loyd "Bug" Jones, 78, of Dawsonville, died May 29, 2014.
David E. Johnson, 72, of Dawsonville, died May 26, 2014.
Barbara L. "Lulu" Fawcett, 55, of Forsyth County, died May 31, 2014.
Melba Lynn Case, 66, of Dawsonville, died May 27, 2014.
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.
I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.
Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.
David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
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.
Carolyn Bennett Hammond, 70, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 28, 2014.
Sally Burt, 99, of Dawsonville died Aug. 28, 2014.
In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.
Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, of Cumming died Aug. 23, 2014.
Alice Gentry Ramsey, 74, of Dahlonega died Aug. 24, 2014.
Thelma Green Samples, 91, of Cumming died on Aug. 18, 2014.
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming died Aug. 22, 2014.
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.
When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.