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.
In the late summer of 1968 I sat down on the floor of my grandparent's ranch house to watch television with my father and uncle. I did not get to watch what I wanted because the Democratic Convention in Chicago was on all the channels. Back then there were only three channels.
Editor's Note: This is the second of several articles by Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle designed to give readers a better understanding of applicable state laws and responsible firearms ownership.
The families of Miranda Martin and Bobby Satterfield announce the engagement and approaching marriage of the couple.
Pansies are the quickest and easiest way to add color to a dull fall landscape. They are a hardy winter annual native to Europe, and most likely a hybrid of Johnny Jump-up flowers. Millions of pansies are grown each year for the Georgia market, and with more than 300 varieties to choose from, you will most certainly find a pansy color to suit your taste.
By nature, I am not a jealous person. Never have been, and don't really see that changing in the future. I believe it to be a supremely petty emotion and the only thing that has ever given me a near pang has been a sassy pair of shoes I spotted on a lady once.
Virginia Abi Garrett, 100, of Cumming, died Oct. 2, 2013. She was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1925.
The Ninth District Head Start program was open Tuesday, thanks to private funding. Staff and parents were notified Monday that the preschool program was reopening, said Kay Laws, Head Start director for Ninth District Opportunity.
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Riverview Elementary is giving dimes away.
All but one of the subdivisions in Dawsonville has cleaned up its retention pond over the past month at the request of the city, officials said, with the lone holdout possibly requiring further action. "We've had reported to our street department and to the mayor numerous problems with the retention pond at the Howser Mill subdivision," City Attorney Dana Miles told council members during their meeting Monday night.
Reda Kay House, 65, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 5, 2013. Born Feb. 25, 1958 in Hall County, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. A 1976 graduate of Gainesville High School, Reda earned her degree in nursing from Lanier Tech and worked most of her career as a healthcare professional at the area hospitals and for more than 10 years with Magellan Health Services.
Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, 85, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2013. She liked to sew, read and loved the outdoors.
Dawson County has a new assistant registrar to help out with elections. Chief Registrar Glenda Ferguson announced that, starting Monday, long-time county employee Rachelle Thurmond would be taking the place left by former Assistant Registrar Karen Armstrong.
Dinner with a smile was served to everyone at the Lakeview Center on Sept. 30 when Young Life of Dawson County held its annual fundraising reception and banquet.
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, of Cumming, died Oct. 2, 2013. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of Gary and Bonnie Headrick of Cumming.