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Lady Tigers are region champions

The Lady Tigers are region champions.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Lady Tigers remain undefeated

Dawson County coach Steve Sweat was happy his team could book a spot in the Region 7-AAA title game.

February 14, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Random thoughts on random subjects

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who after scoring a touchdown proceeded to mime pulling down his pants, squatting as if on a commode before dropping the ball to the ground as if defecating.

February 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Where do we go from here? Adjusting to the new normal

My "here" is quite different from what it was at the beginning of 2015.

February 11, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Something shiny for his girl

I am not by any means a jewelry girl.

February 11, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Walter Louis Walker

Walter Louis Walker, 83, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Lewis C. Steward Jr.

Lewis C. Steward Jr., 90, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Margaret Daniel Payne

Margaret Daniel Payne, 70, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Ricky Jenkins

Ricky Jenkins, 56, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 3, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Jimmie Ralston “Jimbo” Hamby

Jimmie Ralston "Jimbo" Hamby, 84, of Cumming, died Feb. 7, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorothy “Dot” Garner

Dorothy "Dot" Garner, 88, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 3, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Forrest L. Davis

Forrest L. Davis, 86, of Keller, Texas, formerly of Dallas, Texas and Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Rev. James Samuel “Sam” Cranford

The Rev. James Samuel "Sam" Cranford, 93, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Use oils for insect control

Winter doesn't seem like a good time for insect control in your home orchard or landscape, does it? The frigid temperatures of February aren't conducive to much insect activity. However, right now insects are hiding out on your trees and shrubs waiting for the warm temperatures of spring to pop out and mess with your plants.

February 04, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


‘Don’t Shoot’ T-shirt aimed at wrong target

Let's get off the backs of law enforcement, shall we? Most of us couldn't do their job, or wouldn't do it, if we had the chance.

February 04, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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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


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


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


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


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


Amanda Barrett Isom

Amanda Barrett Isom, 36, of Cumming, died April 17, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Frank Elbert Dills

Frank Elbert Dills, 79, of Forsyth County, died April 13, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Talmadge Wesley Bolton

Talmadge Wesley Bolton, 81, of Cumming, died April 20, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Opal Mincey Beaver

Opal Mincey Beaver, 79, of Lilburn, died April 13, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


George Abee

George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


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