The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.
Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.
With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.
Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.
The Georgia General Assembly is now halfway through the 40-day legislative session and just days away from a significant deadline. The 30th day of the legislative session - also known as Crossover Day - is the last day for Senate bills to transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa.
We returned to the Gold Dome on Feb. 3, 2014. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week.
Many of you have written to say you oppose HB 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at (404) 656-0188, or email: email@example.com.
Junior Roger Wheeler, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 8, 2014.
James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.
Kim Reith Martiny, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 7, 2014.
Cleo Fouts, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.
Dan Brumbalow, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2014.
One thing Mama always told me was to never make fun of the way a person looked. She said that was just terrible for someone to make fun of someone based on something they had no control or say so in whatsoever.
With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.
Gary and Cindy Yates of Panama City Beach, Fla., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kylie Michelle Yates, to Shawn Robert Johnson.
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.
Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in south Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.
I inherited my pack-rat tendencies from Granny, along with the dusting allergy.
Gardeners who have camellia plants are probably familiar with tea scale. Tea scale is a small insect around 1/10th of an inch long that resides on the undersides of the leaves of camellias, hollies and a few other host plants. These tiny insects damage plants by sucking out juices inside the leaves. Heavy infestations can severely damage affected plants, resulting in major leaf drop and occasionally plant death if not properly treated.
Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of the Dawson County school system.
Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.
Kathleen Grindle Hughes, 86, of Cumming, died March 19, 2014.
The 2014 legislative session came to an end March 20, when the House and Senate completed the 40th and final legislative day.