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A mid-life crisis in my clothing choices

Slowly, surely, I have been in the process of cleaning out my closet.

April 29, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rose sawfly prevention

Last year, I received several calls during this time of year about roses.

April 29, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s all about preservation

Today, as I write this, is Earth Day.

April 29, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


There is no doubt that Answer Man knows everything

What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man.

April 29, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Looking at your business future

I walked through the lobby of the Gulf Building in downtown Houston, Texas, heading for the bank of elevators located just off the main entrance.

April 29, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Lemma W. Swafford

Lemma W. Swafford, 87, of Dawsonville, died April 26, 2015.

April 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Vivian Henderson Martin

Vivian Henderson Martin, 75, of Cumming, died April 21, 2015.

April 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary “Patsy” Frances Chadwick

Mary "Patsy" Frances Chadwick, 64, of Gainesville, died April 22, 2015.

April 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

April 22, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


The young entrepreneur

My earliest job was before I even started kindergarten, with my Pop teaching me how to write so I could hand write his invoices. I was paid a whole dollar a week and I am sure the weekly trips to the store for candy were included in my wages.

April 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rowanda “Wanda” Rouse Pruitt

Rowanda "Wanda" Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 20, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Peter “Pete” Paul Martin

Peter "Pete" Paul Martin, 49, of Forsyth County, died April 9, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

June 25, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lessons learned from the mat

I knew Cole needed a sport this summer.

June 24, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Controlling Chiggers

Have you ever walked through your yard or hiked through the woods only to return with red, itchy bumps? These are most likely caused by red mites, commonly called "chiggers."

June 24, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Five young students define a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall.

June 24, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


What does doing nothing mean?

Often when you ask a youngster, or even a young adult, "What are you doing?" the answer is "Nothing." And often the truth is that he/she is playing with an electronic or is watching television.

June 24, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter, 45, died June 17, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Janie Bell Nichols

Janie Bell Nichols, 77, of Cumming, died June 19, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lillian R. Slaton

Lillian R. Slaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died June 19, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


James Braxton “Brock” Smith III

James Braxton "Brock" Smith III, 75, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ruptured during construction in front of Sonic Drive-In.

June 17, 2015 | | LOCAL


Father’s Day is a time to remember a special man

It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him, especially on Father's Day.

June 17, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Jessie Lee Woody

Jessie Lee Woody, 80, of Cumming, died June 9, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Alice F. Williamson

Alice F. Williamson, 60, of Dahlonega, died June 12, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Tammy Townsend

Tammy Townsend, 55, of Cumming, died June 11, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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