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Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area. The cold weather system moving into the area is expected to m...

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach. Sid Maxwell, who brings with him a 133-75 career winning record, starts April 1, according to Superintendent Damon Gibbs. "Mr. Maxwell wil...

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | High School

Lady Tigers should be proud

All of us in Dawson County are aware of the spectacular season the DCHS Lady Tigers' basketball team has had this year. In following them from the beginning of the year, this former Tigerette (197...

March 04, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

Georgia capitol session at its half-way point

The 20th day, and half-way point, of the 2015 legislative session was Feb. 23. With just 20 days left to pass legislation this year, there were some very important items voted on before the full b...

March 04, 2015 | Kevin Tanner Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Will this be a better world because you and I were here?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference? I thought about that after a note I received from Jan Goodard, of Snellville. She wanted me to...

March 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Meltdown in the checkout lane

I sometimes think people have lost all sense of boundaries and personal decorum. I'm not talking about selfies and technology driven issues, either. I'm talking about when folks are in stores. Ru...

March 04, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Ann Waters

Ann Waters, 83, of Dawsonville, died March 1, 2015. Born Sept. 21, 1931 in Hall County to the late Reid and Gertrude Long, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. A homemaker at her death, A...

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Susan Rink

Susan Rink, 66, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 28, 2015. Born Nov. 22, 1948 in Syracuse, N.Y. to the late Ralph and Elizabeth Wolfe, Mrs. Rink had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1999. She began ...

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Carolyn McBrayer

Carolyn McBrayer, 69, of Cumming, died Feb. 24, 2015. She attended Trinity Worship Center. She was the daughter of the late Rev. R.F. and Opal Wilson and was also preceded in death by her sisters...

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Marie F. Davenport

Marie F. Davenport, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 23, 2015. Born Sept. 16, 1933 in Richmond, Va., to the late Jacob and Ann Fahed, she was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, where sh...

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Orvie L. Broadwell

Orvie L. Broadwell, 93, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 26, 2015. Born March 10, 1921, in Boaz, Ala., to the late Floyd and Lillie Broadwell, he had lived in Dawson County for the past eight years, havi...

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS

John Thomas Bagwell Sr.

John Thomas Bagwell Sr., 66, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 28, 2015. Thomas was born May 17, 1948 in Gwinnett County. He loved his family, the mountains and he loved Blue Grass music. Thomas graduated...

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Dawson educator and coach heading to Florida

Former Dawson County High School head Tigers football coach Jeff Lee has accepted a new head coaching position at North Bay Haven Charter Academy in Panama City, Fla. Lee currently teaches weight ...

March 04, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Local lawman named state’s top boating officer

A Dawson County lawman has been named the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year. Assigned to Lake Lanier, Cpl. Jason Roberson was reco...

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days. Schools...

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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