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Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties, and bestowing good wishes on friends and family. So why is Gov. Nathan Deal acting like the Grinch who ...

December 09, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

In the middle of the night

It was about 1 a.m. when our alarm system woke me up with the beeping sound that it makes when one of the exterior doors is opened. The beep was coming from the front door. Somehow I knew that Ti...

December 09, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Henry Young Jr.

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Henry L. Young Jr. of Dawsonville on his recent passing. Mr. Young...

December 09, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Remember the good in the community

I have been going back and forth with this tug on my heart about writing up a special little letter to our family of Dawsonville for a few weeks. I believe that Kenneth [Stewart] really had someth...

December 09, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

Some observations on the coaching changes at UGA

As my sweet mama would say: "Things just get curiouser and curiouser." That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia - or more specifically - the athletic departm...

December 09, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

DIY mushroom gardening

Every year I have people coming into my office asking me to identify mushrooms to see if they are edible. As a policy, UGA Extension Agents are prohibited from identifying wild mushrooms for consu...

December 09, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Bobby Addison White

Bobby Addison White, 13, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2015. Born April 21, 2002, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Bobby was an eighth grade student at Riverview Middle School, where h...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS

SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr.

SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr., Unite States Army, 33, of Cumming, died Nov. 24, 2015. A true American hero, gone but never forgotten, Ron was dedicated to serving our country as an Airborne Army Ra...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS

Irene Reeves

Irene Reeves, 68, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 30, 2015. Born Oct. 21, 1947 in Gilmer County to the late Cecil "Bodig" and Mary Simmons, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. For more than 40...

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 4, 2015. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and Mia to her grandchildren. Betsy was a devout Christian...

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

William Lee

William Lee, 11, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2015. Born Oct. 7, 2004, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. William was a fourth grade student at Riverview Elementary School. He enjoyed w...

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Calvin W. Jenkins

Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 1, 2015. Born Jan. 21, 1938 in DeKalb County, he had lived in Dawson County since 2000, having moved from Forsyth County. For more than 30 years h...

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Pamela Eileen Boyce

Pamela Eileen Boyce, 63, of Dawsonville, formerly of New Fairfield, Conn., died Dec. 3, 2015. Mrs. Boyce was born in Greenwich, Conn. on May 26, 1952, a daughter of the late Evelyn and John Kish. ...

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Lady Tigers complete comeback in double-overtime to beat East Hall, 62-55

Four days after suffering their first loss in a game which involved 65 combined free throw attempts, the East Hall Lady Vikings fell to Dawson County (6-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA), 62-55, in a double-ove...

December 09, 2015 | By Zack Myers DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town and all who met him. Eleven-year-old William Shawn Lee died when h...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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