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.
Another class of inductees will be admitted to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on Friday during the annual banquet.
In the past week, the extension office has received several calls from homeowners concerned with insects massing in and around their homes. Most of the sightings have been in the basement area inside homes or around driveways and patios outside.
"You see this piece of paper?" Cole asked, as he climbed in the backseat. "Do you see what it says?"
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.
The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.
Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.
Dawsonville continues to be a hotbed for NASCAR activity with the recent announcement that J.J. Yeley's race team has decided to bring its operations to town.
Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, of Cumming, died Feb. 24, 2014.
Wyatt Dennis Dwayne Pruitt, 3, of Cumming, died Feb. 25, 2014.
For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.
Leonard "Dock" Martin, 70, died Feb. 24, 2014.
Marty Terrell Martin, 47, of Cumming, died Feb. 25, 2014.
My scales broke.
Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.
The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.
Last week consisted of an important few days, as it was the last week for bills to pass out of committees, since "Crossover Day" was on Monday.
This week, the Georgia General Assembly hit an important deadline: Crossover Day.
As predicted in this space a few weeks ago, there is compromise legislation pending in the General Assembly regarding the Common Core curriculum, the controversial program which seeks to establish consistent education standards across the country.
Frances E. Bazemore, 73, died Feb. 26, 2014.