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Middle school team hits back in double header

Coach Jeff Compton got a great look at his Dawson County Middle School softball team last Friday. The Lady Tigers played a double header with Lumpkin County losing the first game, 7-5, and bouncin...

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Girls take two

Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire. Coach Jimmy Pruett's group pounded 29 hits in 66 official at-bats for a .439 team batting average in two Region 7-AAA wins last week. "Our p...

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Team participates in scrimmage

Trailing by 21 as half time neared, the Dawson County Tigers mounted a comeback but fell short against Westminster to start off the preseason during a scrimmage Friday night. "We just had no inten...

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Elliott finishes fourth, holds the lead

This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet finished fourth Saturday at Mid-Ohio ...

August 19, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS

Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week. According to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone, Jerry Ledford, 63, was cutting grass on his on Riverbend Road prop...

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Preston Silas Worley

Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014. A graduate of Forsyth County High School, he retired from Sears with 32 years of service. Preston was a beloved son, husband, father and "Pap...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Alan C. Wade

Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014. Born December 14, 1945 in Hall County to the late Marvin and Ruby Wade, he had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 10 years, having moved from ...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Scarlett Sierra Scroggins

Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014. Her great grandmother, Linda Sue Reece; and great grandfather, Royce Hewatt preceded her in death. Survivors...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Howard Kenneth Reagan

Howard Kenneth Reagan, 63, of Dawsonville died Aug. 4, 2014. Born February 24, 1951 to the late Edward and Fannie Reagan, he had been a resident of Dawsonville his entire life. Mr. Reagan worked ...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Helon Pendley

Helon Pendley, 71, of Dawsonville died Aug. 9, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Lamar Pendley of Dawsonville; son, Russ Pendley of Cumming; sisters, Linda McLemore of Lilburn, Diane McLean of ...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Richard Oberleitner

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville died Aug. 1, 2014. Born January 24, 1954 in Erie, Penn., he had lived in Dawson County for the past 10 years having moved from Buford. Obie was a...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Dolores Colon

Dolores Colon, 72, of Dawsonville died August 4, 2014. Born Feb. 10, 1942 to the late Herman and Margie Richard, she had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past seven years and previously of C...

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations. The two existing polici...

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy. "It allows citizens to meet their governmen...

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government

Lady Tigers fall to Union County

Lady Tiger Heather Brady went 2-for-2 at the plate but it wasn't enough as Dawson County fell, 9-1, to Union County last Wednesday, Aug. 6 in Blairsville. "This game gave our players some varsity ...

August 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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