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James W. Ray Sr., 73, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2014.
Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.
Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming, died April 3, 2014.
Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.
Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.
Angel Doodle is not a good girl. She likes it that way. The little caramel colored pittie mix doesn't even pretend to be good.
Brenda "Flip" Scott, 56, of Dawsonville, died March 30, 2014.
Brenda Gail "B.G." Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2014.
Gerda Houp, 80, of Dahlonega, died March 27, 2014.
Mildred Ophelia Castleberry, 92, of Cumming, died March 29, 2014.
Kenny Cruse, 61, of Cumming, died March 29, 2014.
Last week Sen. Steven Gooch and Rep. Kevin Tanner wrote about the end of the general session and the bills they had sponsored and that had been passed. Some good was done.
If you attended the annual meeting of the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association, you don't need to read this column. However, not many of you were there.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.
Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.
Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.
Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.
Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.
Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.
In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.
It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.
James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.
Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.
Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.
Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.