Andrea Waters-Graham, 37, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 4, 2013. Born Nov. 30, 1975, Andrea was a native of Dawson County, who lived a few years in Thomson, before returning to Dawson County. She was employed as a personal caregiver. She possessed a loving personality and was a very giving person, who held a special affection for animals. Her brother, Raymond Jerry "Ray" Waters Jr., preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Toby Graham; daughters, ...
Margaret A. "Miss Marge" Trenery, 88, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 30, 2013. Born Feb. 3, 1925, in Jersey City, N.J., to the late Rudolph and Ann Elizabeth Grau, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 13 years, having moved from Rosenberg, Texas. Miss Marge was a registered nurse who worked most of her career as a hospital charge nurse. She continued to work in assisted living until her retirement with more than 50 ...
Burma Mae Parks, 75, of Forsyth County, died Sept. 6, 2013. She was the oldest member on the board of directors of Georgia Highlands Medical Center, voted "Outstanding Woman of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta" and volunteered at The Place and as a chef at Cedar Hill Retreat Center. Her husband, James Parks; son, Johnny Dewey Parks; and parents, Johnny and Carrie Mae Waits; preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Holcomb; grandchild, ...
Beulah Grace Newman, 95, died Sept. 1, 2013. Bonnie, as she was known, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a devoted sister to her nine siblings. She loved RV traveling, reading, gardening and had a small antique business until two years ago. Bonnie was born to the late Abram Joseph and Cora Frances Burkett in Wakefield, Va., on Nov. 25, 1917. She met and married her husband, Robert, in Washington, D.C. in ...
Jane B. Goodie, 54, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 31, 2013. Born Feb. 21, 1959, in Duluth to the late Ray and Helen Bagley, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 30 years. A homemaker at her death, Mrs. Goodie was formerly employed at Ingles. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, William Goodie of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Ray and Lisa Goodie, Robert Goodie and his fiancé, Leah Spears, all of Dawsonville; sister, ...
Emmie Joyce Gilbert, 77, of Gainesville, died Aug. 31, 2013. Her husband, Howard Gilbert; parents, Eugene and Jessie Dell Holmes; sister, Mary Moulder; brother, James Howard Holmes; granddaughter, Brittany Pruitt; and sons-in-law, Lanier Pruitt and Tommy Dickerson, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Ronnie Nichelson, Beverly Sparks, all of Cumming, Peggy Pruitt, Tracy and Mark Mobarry, all of Dawsonville, Sharon Dickerson of Gainesville, Susie Owen of Dahlonega, Kimberly and ...
Kenneth Bowen, 62, of Cartersville, died Sept. 8, 2013. Born Aug. 2, 1951, Kenneth was a native of Gwinnett County, but lived most of his life in Rome and Cartersville. His mother, Lillian Donahue, preceded him in death. Survivors include his sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Gravitt of Ball Ground, Amy and Stanley Ayers of Dawsonville; brother, Danny McDaniel of Cumming; various other relatives also survive. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sept. 10, in ...
Since February, Dawson County has been home to the Health, Empowerment, Linkage and Possibilities, or HELP, Court.
After only a few short months of construction - 59 business days, to be exact -the Dawson County branch of Popeyes Fried Chicken is officially open to the public.
Lanier Technical College graduated 1,212 students from its programs in 2012. For this year, that number currently stands at 1,101. "The large reason for that is that enrollment numbers dropped so much two years ago, we didn't have as many students in the pipeline to graduate," said President Ray Perren. There had been a 19 percent decrease in enrollment between 2010 and 2011. He pointed out that enrollment for the fall 2013 semester is up ...
After 16 years, Dawson County High School is now the property of the Dawson County Board of Education.
A shoplifting suspect was arrested Monday after leading Dawson County sheriff's deputies on a car chase into Forsyth County.
A 60-year-old Cumming woman died following a three-vehicle wreck on Ga. 400 south Monday morning.
One of the joys of home gardening is being able to harvest fresh fruit in the summer and fall. Many fruits grow well in our area and require relatively little care and maintenance. However, there is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit producers - the spotted wing drosophila.
Angel Doodle Loopie-Lou was quite the mystery. We had no idea what she was. A hazard, granted, of bringing home a puppy from the back of an SUV in the lower end of a Walmart parking lot the day before Good Friday. The lady I got her from claimed the mother was a Husky and showed me a picture on her phone of a Huskey with some puppies. In hindsight, none of those puppies were ...
Larry Smith Sr., 67, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2013.
Dewey Ralph Smith, 64, of Blountstown, Fla., died Dec. 1, 2013.
Harold Poore, 84, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2013.
Edwin Junior Garner, 80, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Clifton Cleve Bennett Sr., 82, of Cumming, died Nov. 28, 2013.
Two art galleries in Dawson County will be on the map next week for the second annual North Georgia Art Ramble.
It was as ugly as a wart hog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38 of the past 50 and 65 out of 108, the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South has bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the State Football Championship, 41-34.
It's December. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas songs are popping up on every radio station. This means it is time to pick a Christmas tree.
In what officials hope will become a new holiday tradition, Dawsonville will hold its first Christmas parade on Saturday.
This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday to begin at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.
Two things always made Granny happy: Cooking and being in the hospital.
This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.
I've tried to cultivate an attitude of gratitude lately. It's not as corny as it sounds. But I had read something a while back that stated that the more we are thankful for, the more we will have to be thankful for.
During a Nov. 12 joint work session and board meeting, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted on several financial matters, two of which go hand-in-hand.
In the center of Riverview Elementary School stands an intersection where the entrance meets the media center and splits into two wings for classrooms.