With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.
Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.
Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.
Severe winter weather in Georgia is a rare occurrence. Although a few snowflakes do fall during the winter months, the snowflakes only stick around long enough to take a few pictures before melting away the next day in 50 degree weather.
Last week was not a great time to be a tree.
Monday, February 10, 2014, marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. With only 20 days left to pass laws this year, we quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee.
If you had asked me six months ago if I was going to get another dog anytime soon, I would have said no.
Marvin Luke "Lucas" Bruce, 59, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died Feb. 16, 2014.
Randy Allen Bobo, 53, of Cumming, died Feb. 15, 2014.
Paul Edwin Cagle, 90, of Cumming died Feb. 16, 2014.
T. G. "Gunny" Moore, 71, of Dawsonville died Feb. 15, 2014.
Kenneth Newell, 75, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2014.
Betty J. Saltsgiver, 84, of Gainesville, formerly of Ormsby, Pa, died Feb. 10, 2014.
Mary Vayoma Matthews, 85, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died Feb. 14, 2014.
Preston T. Sanders, 74, of Dawsonville died Feb. 15, 2014.
CUMMING -- A former bank branch manager has been sentenced to 15 years of probation for taking more than $25,000 from the First Citizens Bank, now Foothills Community Bank, location in Forsyth County.
CUMMING - A church youth ministry intern remained in the Forsyth County Detention Center on Wednesday following his arrest on felony counts of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
Dawson County homeowners will have their chance to learn about the county and voice questions to community leaders this weekend.
The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could see the projected timeline for the Russell Creek Reservoir drop by as much as half if it can secure a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.
Leila Shumate, 81, of Cumming, died March 14, 2014.
The 13th Annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4.
Joseph Vincent Alldred, 45, of Charlotte, N.C., died March 14, 2014.
My husband and I have lived in Dawson County for the last eight years. We have found it to be a very pleasant experience. However, there is one thing that could make it even more pleasant, a dog park.
One of the greatest things about serving District 51 is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Georgians statewide.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region, which Dawson is a part of, is on the rise.
As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.
We returned to the Gold Dome for the ninth week of the 2014 legislative session on March 10. In that week, we focused on reviewing, debating and voting upon legislation that had already been passed by our counterparts in the Senate. Many pieces of the Senate's legislation were reviewed by committees throughout the week. Other pieces of Senate legislation made it through the committee process and on to the House floor for a vote.
I was at the sausage-making plant last week, better known as the Georgia General Assembly. I was there for a good cause. The state Senate was honoring Dick Pettys, one of the finest journalists to walk through the doors of the state Capitol, and I was asked to be a part of that special day.
Swiss chard seems to be quickly becoming a favorite vegetable of many home gardeners. It is actually a member of the beet family that is grown for its edible leaves and stalks. Swiss chard leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked similar to spinach, and the colorful stems can be cooked many ways.
Honestly, I thought she would live forever.