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DOT plans $2.9M in repairs for bridge on Dawsonville Highway

A start date hasn’t been set, but repairs are on the way for the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier. The $2.9 million project calls for replacing the damaged driving surface of the 59-year-old ...

Georgia's 9 wackiest museums

Explore the museum, or sit in the theatre and watch any of the 100+ movies made by the comedic duo. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.(Dawsonville) The Racing HOF honors the racecar drivers that have contributed to Georgia's racing history. Bill Elliot is among ...

Community remembers victims of murder-suicide

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- A community came together on Sunday remember a Forsyth County mother and her two young sons who were all killed in a murder-suicide. A memorial service was held for Rebecca Manning, and her sons Jacob and Jared Smith at the Bearden ...

Georgia SoftWorks Implements Sticky Topics on Telnet Server for Windows Support Forums

GSW announcements can also be seen on the Forum page. Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, GA (USA). They are most known for the development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. The broad ...

Rebecca Jo "Beckie" Manning, Jared and Jacob Smith

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.co m. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA. Jared Will Smith, 8, and Jacob Jerry Dean Smith, 9, of Suwanee passed away Wednesday July 22, 2015. Jared, born July 16, 2007 and Jacob, born June 21 ...

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

Ken Ragan was inducted into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in October 2011, the same month son David got his first Sprint Cup win. The 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival will be held Oct. 23-25 in downtown Dawsonville.

DNR officer honored for efforts on Lake Lanier

DAWSONVILLE — Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson was recently named Officer of The Year by the Southern States Boating Law Administrators Caucus. In February, Roberson was named Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law ...

Hall of Fame receives large check for library

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's goal is to reach $10,000 in donations to help fund the construction of the library inside the building located next to city hall in downtown Dawsonville. The Dawson News & Advertiser today launched its annual Reader’s Choice ...

Georgia man kills wife, 2 children in murder-suicide

The identifying information in the documents was redacted. A woman who answered the phone Wednesday at an address traced to Fields' family in Dawsonville, Georgia — about 35 miles north of the shooting scene — identified herself as Fields' sister and ...

Tourism, residents collide when rental homes are in question

Tourism is often seen as supporting the “quality of life” that residents living on Lake Lanier enjoy. But vacation rental homes have a way of bringing these two things into conflict, and sometimes pi…

Friday Morning Home Inspection At Thompson Creek On Lake Lanier! A Beautiful Waterfront Setting!

This past Friday morning, I was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy an early morning home inspection on Thompson Creek at Lake Lanier in Dawsonville!  What a peaceful setting and a fabulous start to …

Raw: 4 Dead, 1 Wounded in Georgia Shooting

Raw: 4 Dead, 1 Wounded in Georgia Shooting,At the point when sheriff's representatives in Georgia reacted to an aggressive behavior at home call Tuesday night in rural Atlanta, there were no indicatio…
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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in DAWSONVILLE GEORGIA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in DAWSONVILLE GEORGIA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]

Register now and request your ballots for the year in DAWSONVILLE GEORGIA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



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