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Rotary to host free Thanksgiving dinner

Dawson County Rotarians are hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner next week. The event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. The meal is free for eve...

November 16, 2016 | | LOCAL

Riverview educator named system-wide teacher of the year

Lauren Stephenson has always loved school. "I loved school. I loved my teachers. I was probably a teacher's pet, did whatever they wanted me to do," she said. "I loved learning. I am kind of nerdy...

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Former city councilman Chris Gaines has been elected Dawson County District 2 Commissioner. His term will begin Jan. 1. Gaines beat out Independent candidate Robert Wiley for the spot, taking 76....

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Woman dead following house fire

A Dawsonville woman was found dead in her home Monday following a house fire. Dawson County Emergency Services responded to reports of a residential structure fire off Bagwell Road, off of Kelly B...

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Commissioners defund development authority

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted during a special called meeting last week to approve the 2017 county budget, which includes defunding the local development authority and approving ra...

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Parade, program honors Dawson veterans

Friday marked Dawsonville's 12th annual Veteran's Day celebration. A free lunch was held at Dawson County Junior High school on Nov. 11for all veterans and their families, followed by a program an...

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Charles Edgar Lamb

Charles Edgar Lamb, 72, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2016. He was co-owner of Bennett's Marine. He spent most of his life on the lake and had a love for boats. Charles always had a smile on his face...

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS

Jerry A. Hughes

Jerry A. Hughes, 73, died Nov. 9, 2016. He was born on April 25, 1943, in the Silver City community at the home of his Mama Walls. Jerry, a native of Forsyth County, graduated from Forsyth County...

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 9, 2016. Born Oct. 27, 1999 in South Charleston, W. Va., she had lived in Dawson County for the past three years. Arielle was a junior at Da...

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS

Marvene T. Crane

Marvene T. Crane, 91, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 8, 2016. Born Sept. 22, 1925 to the late Leslie and Allie Turner, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Marvene owned and operated Marvene'...

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS

Britney Nicole Cardenas

Britney Nicole Cardenas, 28, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2016. Born July 19, 1988, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Britney was a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School and was ...

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS

The no knock-off Christmas

I am not one of those people who do their Christmas shopping early. For the most part, my Christmas shopping takes place the week of or Christmas Eve - heck, I've been known to get up on Christmas...

November 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Death's final scene

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy for it. But death in Hollywood is often different th...

November 16, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Junior E. Lee suggests Amendment 1 strategists be sheep-dipped

Dear Gov. Nathan Deal: I suspect you, like most Americans, are anxiously awaiting an analysis of last week's political races from Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media an...

November 16, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

McGinnis signs to play softball for the Battlers

Dawson County High School senior Sydney McGinnis knew she wanted to continue playing softball and when she visited the campus of Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia, she knew that's where...

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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