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Jessie LaMerle “Sam” Holtzclaw Singleton

Jessie LaMerle "Sam" Holtzclaw Singleton, 74, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 2, 2017.

January 11, 2017 | Sabrena Moctezuma | OBITS

Marvin C. Owen

Marvin C. Owen, 84, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 24, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | Sabrena Moctezuma | OBITS


As the road twisted and turned while rising up through the elevation of the tree-smothered mountain, I slowed the car and looked at the place so dear to my family.

October 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Rouse anniversary pleasant to read

Thank you for the article about Dot and Loy Rouse.

August 28, 2013 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Local business owner hunts dream prey

Dawson County is home to many hunting enthusiasts, but not many get a chance to say they have hunted down the likes of zebras, impalas and elephants.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Summer program provides kids meals

For a third year, Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Owner’s right to appeal property tax assessment

Property owners in Georgia who feel their property value is less than the appraised value set by the tax assessor has the right under the law to file a taxpayer's return of real property Form PT-50R. This form must be filed before April 1.

The law states your property must be assessed at "fair market value" or "fair and equal value."

March 13, 2013 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sitting in the stands Saturday nearly 130 miles south of Dawsonville, there was no sign in sight of a sluggish economy, nearly $4 a gallon gas prices or high unemployment rates.

Everywhere you looked you saw someone you knew, decked out in maroon and gold, cheering on our Lady Tigers basketball team.

March 13, 2013 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Quarry questioned

In reference to the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir, Mayor James Grogan stated in news reports: "It's a manmade reservoir already, an old rock quarry..."

It would be interesting to know what he bases this on. There is no evidence that there has ever been a quarry on Calhoun Creek or Peachtree Creek, the tributary which flows into it and would also be a part of the reservoir.

March 13, 2013 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Friday marked 27th day

Now that we're almost three quarters through session, the House is considering more legislation than at any other time this session. We spend longer days at the Capitol, and vote on more legislation.

This past week the House voted on several major pieces of legislation that will have a positive impact on our state.

March 06, 2013 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

State working on juvenile justice reform

Last week was another busy week under the Gold Dome. Bills were introduced on various topics and all of my committees met to discuss legislation and to learn about issues occurring in our State.

The House and Senate went into a joint session on Thursday in the House of Representatives for the State of the Judiciary Address.

February 12, 2013 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The importance of legislative committees

In every middle school government class, there is a lesson about how a bill becomes a law-complete with charts, diagrams and textbook chapters.

We spent many hours as students reviewing and memorizing the process, and of course, passed the quizzes with flying colors. But with age sometimes comes a fuzzy recollection of those important lessons we learned so many years ago, and the one step of the process I am asked about the most is when a bill goes to committee. What is the function of committees? Who serves on the committee? Why are committee reviews necessary?

February 06, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

State budget review begins

Last week the House and Senate appropriations committees began the arduous process of reviewing the governor's budget recommendations and turning them into the actual legislation that will ultimately guide all state spending.

Gov. Nathan Deal started the process Jan. 22 and was then followed by the leaders of our state agencies, each of whom explained their agency's budget and answered questions from House and Senate members.

January 30, 2013 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Jerril Charles Howard

Jerril Charles Howard, 70, of Cumming, died Dec. 23, 2012.

His parents, Lewis and Eather Howard; brothers, Lloyd Howard, Broughton Howard and Norris Howard, preceded him in death.

December 26, 2012 | Sabrena Moctezuma | OBITS

Sorry Mayans, but there is a new year ahead

I was hoping that for once the Mayans would be right about something and that the world would have ended on Dec. 21 as they had said it would.

That would have taken care of the fiscal cliff and all the politicians that caused it. A little fire and brimstone would serve them right.

December 26, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

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