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ChumpCar action was hot at Daytona International Speedway

The team had its biggest success a year ago with a win at Dawsonville, Georgia. At one race, a two-day endurance run, the car was banged up badly in a wreck the first day. It was, according to Brown Dean and David Elmer, “about four feet shorter than it ...

Blount Motrosports' Donald McIntosh goes back-to-back in Spring Nationals Series

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Donald McIntosh finally won back-to-back races Friday and Saturday in the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series. The Dawsonville, Ga., driver led from start to finish for his first career Spring Nationals Series victory at Boyd’s ...

Life Teen Youth Minister – Christ the Redeemer (Dawsonville, GA)

Christ the Redeemer Church in Dawsonville, GA is seeking an experienced youth minister for our well established high school program. An individual with experience in the national Life Teen program is preferred. Youth minister will meet with the teens on a ...

Showcase cars compete for awards in Dawsonville event

The annual car show will start registering car for top awards and trophies at 8:30 a.m. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at 415 Ga. 53 E in Dawsonville. Registration is $20 to enter a car. The car show is free. Tickets to the ...

Local nurse rated top 10 in Atlanta

Laura Maciolek, a volunteer nurse at the Good Shepherd Clinic in Dawsonville and a full-time nurse at Children ...
but was turned down – until a slot opened at the University of North Georgia shortly after her accident. “I thought to myself ...

Vietnam War casualty from Anaconda to be honored Sunday

Blanchfield, of Dawsonville, Ga., will lead the Honor Our Fallen ceremony for Moe at Sunset Memorial Park. The ceremony will include members of the Butte Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Moe, 24, was lost in Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam ...

Hendrick Motorsports Media Advance: Charlotte

The 19-year-old Dawsonville, Georgia, native went 69 laps down early, dropping him to the 43rd position, but when he came back onto the track, he showcased a tenacious focus as he quickly found his groove. Elliott competitively ran lap times inside the top 15.

Dean Alan Miller

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away May 14, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1959 in Pandora to Ellen-Mae Miller and the late Paul E. Miller. He was married to his wife of 24 ...

Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400

The Ga. 400 site, which sits on the southbound side of the highway ...
the Dawson County area a "wide array of choices for food and shopping" for the greater Dawsonville community and visitors to the county, according to Blanchard. The Blanchard power ...

Siren sounds for Elliott victories in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Perched atop the roof of the Dawsonville Pool Room is the biggest noisemaker in Dawson County. It's a police siren, but it now is used only in cases of celebration. When Chase Elliott, Dawsonville's latest favorite son, wins a NASCAR ...

Bloomquist Cruises To Convincing Victory In Smoky Mountain

Bloomquist Cruises To Convincing Victory In Smoky Mountain Speedway’s Mountain Outlaw 50 Presented by NAPA   Former World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion Leads All 50 Laps to Claim Second Ser…

Congratulations To Our Most Recent Lake Lanier Home Buyers On The Purchase Of This Charming Waterfront Home At 3436 Crown Drive In Gainesville Georgia!

Congratulations To Our Most Recent Lake Lanier Home Buyers On The Purchase Of This Charming Waterfront Home At 3436 Crown Drive In Gainesville, Georgia! Lake Lanier Waterfront Home 3436 Crown Point G…

Free summer outdoor movies in Atlanta

A number of free summer movie series are kicking off in the metro-area this month. Most screenings begin at dusk (about 7 or 8 p.m.) and some may also include pre-movie activities such as musical per…

NSCS: Chase Elliott To Continue Partnership with NAPA Auto Parts in 2016 and Beyond

NAPA AUTO PARTS announced Tuesday, May 6 that they will become the majority sponsor of Chase Elliott and the No. 24 Chevrolet SS when Elliott moves up to the Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2016. NAPA …

Download/Read Brigands in the Eyes of the Law ebook

Read online or Download Brigands in the Eyes of the Law by Himerio Jose Dela Llana Garcia IV Overview:The Philippine Islands became independent on June 12, 1898, but faced a new colonizer upo…

NAPA To Back Elliott in 2016 Sprint Cup Effort

NAPA Auto Parts will increase its involvement with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports in 2016 when it becomes the majority sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and his No. 24 C…

NAPA Auto Parts will sponsor Elliott in the #24

NAPA Auto Parts will grow its relationship with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports in 2016 when it becomes the majority sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and his #24 Chevy S…

Women's Retreat in Clayton Georgia at the Penacle Retreat Center

On April 24 I was invited to speak with the women from First Baptist Church of Dawsonville. What a sweet group of women! Thank you for making me feel so welcomed!

Spencer Davis Eyes PASS South And KOMA Modified Double At Kingsport

Spencer Davis Eyes PASS South And KOMA Modified Double At Kingsport   -        For Immediate Release   CHARLOTTE, NC (April 30) – Tennessee's Kingsport Speedway will see its share of firsts next Friday…

Williams: Atta Boy Chase Elliott

In this past weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway that saw a lot of drivers racing to the front then falling back, one driver remained consistent throughout the day and brought home his fi…


The situation of health coverage in in DAWSONVILLE GEORGIA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



Protect Your Business in DAWSONVILLE GEORGIA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in DAWSONVILLE GEORGIA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



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