With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight and some ice still remaining on less-traveled roads Thursday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students, teachers and staff once again on Friday.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter announced early this morning that schools are closed today for students and staff.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter just announced schools will be closed for students on Tuesday in anticipation of subzero weather moving in later today.
Dawson County Sheriff's Office is currently asking for the public's help in locating two young men.
The National Weather Service early Thursday issued a winter weather advisory effective through Friday morning for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties. Icy roads will be possible in the area, as well as accumulating snow at elevations of 1,500 feet and above. Accumulations are expected to be 1" or less.
Starting in January, the Dawsonville City Council has decided to renew its policy of holding monthly work sessions.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is under new leadership.
One local restaurant is doing its part to keep a Southern New Year's Day tradition alive.
The story by a local writer that was originally published in County magazine in 2007 has been selected to appear in the magazine's commemorative 25th anniversary book.
I've been thinking about my New Year's Resolutions the last few weeks. I normally don't make any - instead, I probably make 'resolutions' weekly or monthly, depending on what bad habits I need to break.
This could be an important piece of information I am about to share with you. Whether it is or not is up to you. It depends on how much you care about the money being spent on our state's politicians. If you don't care and want to cop the "it doesn't make any difference" attitude, then I suggest you blow the dust off the ol' Funk & Wagnall and look up the word "apathy." Or go kiss a goat. Your choice.
The 'stars' will be over Dawsonville when the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Gala is held in just a few short weeks.
Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.
Students at Black's Mill Elementary recently gave a donation to Dawson County Emergency Services.
With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.
It appears a couple's two-month struggle to annex their property into Dawsonville is drawing to a close.
The Dawson County 12 and under all stars basketball team has done it again. The team won the GRPA District 7 Class B tournament March 1 and will compete in the GRPA State Tournament on March 7 and 9.
Billy Joe Swafford, 64, of Tate, died Feb. 28, 2014.
I had the pleasure of knowing Ken Newell for the past eight years. Ken was a well-liked and respected man, and had a real love for the people of Dawson County.
Dawson County may soon be getting not one but two locations geared toward senior citizens.
Both Whitley Engineering Inc. and TBG Residential are looking at locations, one in the city and the other in the county.
With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.
"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."
With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.
The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.
I am starting to think Julia Sugarbaker was right. This is the South, and we don't ask if you've got crazy folks in your family, we ask which side are they on.
Loy Chester, 88, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 23, 2014.
Floyd L. McIntyre, 88, of Cumming, died Feb. 18, 2014.
James R. "J.R." Wright, 84, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 20, 2014.
The Cherokee County Republican Party has a blurb on its website about Rep. Sam Moore, who won the 22nd District house seat earlier this month following the death of veteran lawmaker Calvin Hill. Among other tidbits about Moore are his hobbies, including this: "Playing jokes ... watch out. You have been warned."
The snow and ice melted from Winter Storm Pax, and we returned to Capitol Hill on Feb. 17. This was the sixth week of the 2014 legislative session and an important one. This past week, we passed the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, as well as many other significant pieces of legislation.
A few weeks ago I wrote about preparing for crabgrass control by using pre-emergent herbicides. Many of these herbicides, as well as many fertilizers and fescue seed, can be applied to your lawn using spreaders. These devices are fairly simple and are powered by the forward push of the operator.