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Celebrity Waiter Breakfast7:30 to 9:30 a.m.Friday, June 5Longhorn Steakhouse, DawsonvilleAdmission: $10 per personDawson County celebrities are donning aprons to help serve breakfast. Proceeds bene...

June 04, 2015 | | LIFE

Dawson County School System receives major donation

The Dawson County Board of Education was given a surprise donation during its June 2 meeting. Acting upon the wishes of the estate of Pauline Ivey, a Cumming resident with close Dawson County ties...

June 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Don’t miss a great time

It's not too late to be part of something that's lots of fun and might earn you a few bucks, too. Last year seven teams vied to win the jackpot at Dawson County Library's annual Scavenger Hunt. M...

June 03, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT

Salary increases are shocking

I was stunned to read Tom Crawford's column in Dawson Community News on May 27, in which he has stated that the University System of Georgia has increased the salary and bonuses of some of the pres...

June 03, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT

Some random thoughts on some random subjects

I have the greatest respect for the Georgia State Patrol. Theirs is a tough job with roughly 900 troopers available to cover a state of 59,500 square miles and deal with the kind of carnage they s...

June 03, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Dawsonville mayor named vice chair of regional commission

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission. The vote took place during the group's monthly business meeting, held May ...

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Summer movies series kicks off Friday at War Hill Park

Find out who exactly lives in that pineapple under the sea Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Nickelodeon's "The Sp...

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Dawson County 'celebrities' to serve up smiles

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast. Close to a dozen "celebrity" waiters will be pouring coffee, cleaning up spills and clearing plates...

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

High school offers football skills camp for rising 7th and 8th graders

The Dawson County High School football staff is offering a six-week training program for middle school athletes that will include an introduction to the Dawson County offense, defense and special t...

June 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tigers begin offseason program

Dawson County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Thad Burgess enters the summer basketball program with what may be his youngest and most inexperienced team in his tenure at the school. The Ti...

June 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Native part of college softball history

The best season in the history of Auburn University softball came to an end on Sunday. The No. 4-ranked Lady Tigers lost to No. 1-ranked Florida, 3-2 in nine innings. The defeat eliminated Auburn ...

June 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Herbicide carryover in gardens

Home gardening season has been officially started for several weeks now. Seeds and transplants have taken off and began to grow tall and strong. However, not all gardens are doing that well. Seve...

June 03, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

If you can’t say something nice...

Mama always cautioned me about speaking ill of others. Gossiping and toting tales were big no-no's according to her. "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all," she would s...

June 03, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Mary Lou Davenport

Mary Lou Davenport, 64, of Dawsonville, died May 25, 2015. Born July 18, 1950 in Lumpkin County, to the late Claud and Vernell Davis, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. A homemaker at h...

June 03, 2015 | | OBITS

Carol Crumbley

Carol Crumbley, 55, of Dawsonville, died May 30, 2015. Born Oct. 17, 1959, in Cumming, she lived most of her life in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. Mrs. Crumbley was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist ...

June 03, 2015 | | OBITS

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