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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer. According to court records, Mamadou Diallo, 29, faces three ...

September 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting. The board recognized James Holton and Daniel Bettis during its Sept. 8 meeting for participating i...

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Men indicted for rape, kidnapping

Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury. The first case involved a former Dawson County High School student who faces nearly a ...

September 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking

With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site. The park will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20. "The ground...

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "This is the time for Dawson County to pause and reflect on the events that happened...

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up. I accept her declaration - I just can't make myself li...

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July ...

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some p...

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens hav...

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Montine Richards

Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014. She loved serving God, loved her family and her dog, Jolly. A lifelong member of Longstreet Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by h...

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Erwin Topper

Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014. He was born in Strasburg, Germany on Nov. 4, 1941, to Apolonia and Theodore Topper who preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mar...

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

William “Dean” Hulsey

SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014. Born September 7, 1926 to the late Jess and Alma Hulsey, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. A Worl...

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Anne Davis

Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014. Born March 22, 1932, to the late William H. and Ina Thompson, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County, devoted wife and mother and member o...

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Claude Irvin Burns

Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014. A member of Arbor Hill Baptist Church in Canton, he is preceded in death by his son, Christopher Ervin Burns. Survivors include his wife, Gl...

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs. During its Sept. 8 meeting, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan presented Carolyn...

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

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