As of Monday, Dawson County no longer had a branch office of New Hope Counseling, which is reportedly the focus of a state investigation.
If you want a clean lake to enjoy, it takes a strong effort by some to make that become a reality.
The Dawson County Kiwanis Club's new leaders have officially been sworn into office and will be settling into their new roles in the coming weeks.
Danny Ira Sheffield, 62, of Duluth, died Sept. 26, 2013. Mr. Sheffield was born May 2, 1951, in Dahlonega. He had been a resident of Duluth for most of his life, but loved coming home to the mountains of Dawsonville and Dahlonega. His two greatest loves were his family and motorcycles. His father, Ira Sheffield, preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Timmy Bottoms of Cumming, Dana Payne of Winder; ...
Randal Andrew Ackerman Jr., 31, died Sept. 24, 2013. Andrew was born Jan. 25, 1982, in Cumming. He attended South Forsyth High School and then joined the United States Army. He was a helicopter power plant technician. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He served his country for 10 years, and received an honorable discharge Jan. 25, 2013. Andrew was the son of the late Randal Andrew Ackerman. Survivors ...
Ellen Southern Gaddis, 72, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 25, 2013. Mrs. Gaddis was born May 27, 1941, in Gilmer County as the daughter of the late Ed and Ella Weaver Southern. She worked as a paraprofessional in the Dawson County School System and was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, her brother, Edwin Southern, also preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Edd Gaddis of Dawsonville; children, ...
Betty Ann Mooney, 74, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 28, 2013. Mrs. Mooney was born Aug. 8, 1939, to the late Ellis E. and Ola Mae Smallwood. She had been a resident of Dawsonville for more than 20 years coming from Forsyth County. A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she attended Winds of Peace Church and was loved by all. Her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hubert and Susie S. Mooney; sisters, Marie Duffle, Jeanette Smith, Sue Harrison; ...
Spencer Turner, 51, of Cumming, died Sept. 23, 2013. Born July 14, 1962, in Columbus, Ga., he had lived in Forsyth County for the past eight years. Mr. Turner was an engineer with Byers Engineering, specializing in communications. He had worked in many areas of the United States and the Virgin Islands. His father, William R. "Bob" Turner, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Betty Turner of Cumming; mother, Frances Turner of Social ...
It has been a rough year for many gardeners. Record amounts of rainfall made vegetable gardening extremely difficult. If you were lucky enough to get seeds to germinate, fungal leaf spots were rampant due to plant leaves being constantly damp.
When I was a little girl, Granny took me to most of the birthday parties. Mama was usually working and truth be told, I think Granny liked them. She was able to get in everybody's business right there in their own home - they not only invited her in, they gave her a plate of cake and ice cream with a cup of punch.
Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.
I continue to be humbled by the opportunity to serve as your representative in the State House of Representatives. I recognize that the seat I fill does not belong to me, but to the people I serve.
Not that 400 rushing yards was going to get glossed over by North Hall Trojans coach Bob Christmas after Friday's 51-6 win against Dawson County to open its run in Region 7-AAA, but it was the defense that got him really excited at The Brickyard.
Dawson County coach Jimmy Pruett knows this final week of the regular season will determine a lot about the Region 7-AAA softball tournament. He knows a pair of losses in the final two regular season games can send the Lady Tigers, currently the No. 2 seed, as low as fourth in what is expected to be a very competitive tournament.
War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will not be affected by the federal government shutdown, county officials said on Tuesday.
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Dawson County High School freshman Tristan Melton has managed to do what few other 14 year olds can lay claim to. As a shooter in National Rifle Association and Georgia Sport Shooting Association sanctioned competitive small-bore rifle matches, he has finished his third year of competitive shooting winning 18 gold medals in the 21 NRA matches in which he has competed. He has won back-to-back Georgia State Championships, while setting new NRA national records in ...
Charles Phillip West, 62, of Dawsonville, formerly of Cumming, died Oct. 27, 2013.
Carol Whitaker, 81, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2013.
A new activity center recently opened its doors to Dawson County students.
Christine Grogan, 92, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 27, 2013.
Ronald "R.B." Bryson, 60, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2013.
Lynn Burks Cohran, 58, of Riverdale, died Oct. 21, 2013.
Katherine Uhry Darr, 79, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 25, 2013.
Katie Glover Emerson, 39, died Oct. 18, 2013.
Third grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Oct. 24 from a local educational advocacy group.
Rotary Club of Dawson County's October Student of the Month is Brock Bearden, a fifth-grader at Black's Mill Elementary School.
The crisp fresh air and the falling of leaves most certainly signal that the fall season is upon us. This time of year always invokes special thoughts and recollections. Some of my fondest memories involve the cool autumn months, intricately carved jack-o-lanterns, and obviously participating in one of the year's more enjoyable festivities - trick or treating.
One Dawson County teacher is flipping math class on top of itself.
Driving around Dawson and Lumpkin counties recently, I couldn't help but notice the unusual amount of dead squirrels lying all over the road. It seems like I can't drive a mile without seeing a "road kill" squirrel or having one dart into my path, pause, jump and shoot off in another direction. We have received many calls at the extension office from folks who have lived here their entire lives and can't remember seeing anything like this before.