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Thinking out alternatives for deer in Jekyll Island

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks...

September 24, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals. "I like helping students. I tell students all the ...

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday. Now in its 26th year, Shore Sweep is the Lake Lanier Association's largest and most successful a...

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Rezoning approved for retail center

The last 10 acres of a tract of land needed to develop a new retail center along Ga. 400 were rezoned last week. "This is the last puzzle piece for us to make our project an overall success," said...

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensa...

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Jailer resigns amid inquiry

A Dawson County Detention Center employee resigned earlier this month during an investigation that exposed an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate. Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Kevin Hel...

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Team set to face rival West Hall

Friday could be the biggest night of the season for the Dawson County Tigers as the play host to Region 7-AAA rival West Hall. The Tigers were off last week, while West Hall traveled to Bogart to ...

September 24, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament. The club's largest fundraiser, the event was held Monday at...

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government. In a 4-0 vote, ...

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Dealing with the weeds of life

If I am being honest, there's more times than I count that things don't go my way. I am sure you know what I am talking about, too. I am not referring to those petty issues of not getting my way,...

September 24, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Larry Lynn

Larry G. Lynn, 74, of Dawsonville died Sept. 19, 2014. Born July 25, 1940 in Belmont, N.C. to the late Campbell "Doc" and Blanche Lynn, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 20 years having m...

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Zane Whelchel

Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 18, 2014. Zane was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and attended Etowah Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. He was the owner of Deerfield Ran...

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Calvin Chumley

Mr. Calvin Lee Chumley, 64, of Cumming died Sept. 16, 2014. Calvin was a true lover of cars, especially classic cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Louella Chumley; parent-in...

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Mozell Gilbert

Mozell Hubbard Gilbert, 90, died Sept. 17, 2014. Mrs. Gilbert was a member at Haw Creek Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gilbert. Survivors include her children, La...

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Michael Adamson

Michael Brian Adamson, 35, died Sept. 15, 2014. Michael was a graduate of Galen University with degrees in anthropology and archeology. For the past 10 years he has lived and worked in Belize rec...

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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