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It has been an amazing century

With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.

June 18, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Athens is my heaven on Earth

I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens, Georgia, on a warm spring day or (c.) Athens, Georgia, on any day.

June 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


You have such a pretty face

I heard someone make a comment the other day, a comment that made me cringe inwardly and outwardly as an involuntarily response.

June 18, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Katlyn Elisabeth Graham

Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, 15, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Patsy Juanita Johnson

Patsy Juanita Johnson, 70, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Scott Everett Kirby

Scott Everett Kirby, 48, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rex Carlyle

Rex Carlyle, 57, of Forsyth County, died June 10, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Giving the guys some credit

I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.

June 11, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


DCN earns nine statewide awards

The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


John Martin Devenney

John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William Perry Fraser

William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronnie Gene Gravitt

Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Teddy E. Jernigan

Teddy E. Jernigan, 78, of Dawsonville, died June 3, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Brenda Joan Samples

Brenda Joan Samples, 66, of Cumming, died June 4, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Preston Silas Worley

Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Alan C. Wade

Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Scarlett Sierra Scroggins

Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Howard Kenneth Reagan

Howard Kenneth Reagan, 63, of Dawsonville died Aug. 4, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Helon Pendley

Helon Pendley, 71, of Dawsonville died Aug. 9, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Richard Oberleitner

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville died Aug. 1, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Dolores Colon

Dolores Colon, 72, of Dawsonville died August 4, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


What’s wrong with Southern accents?

I just learned of a book called, "Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent."

August 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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