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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

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


James Braxton “Brock” Smith III

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

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lillian R. Slaton

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

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Janie Bell Nichols

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

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter, 45, died June 17, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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


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


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


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


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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Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

August 27, 2015 | | High School


Everybody needs a good fighter in their corner

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or ...

August 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Avian influenza

If you regularly follow the news, you may have noticed several recent stories about a new strain of bird flu seriously affecting poultry production across ...

August 26, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


For the last time, I am not angry

I hate pictures of myself, always have. My Facebook profile pic is a few years old and I am not one to agonize over the ...

August 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Sour lessons and sweet victory

There comes a point in every child's life when they have a very startling reality revealed.

August 19, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Retha Bell Gilbert

Retha Bell Gilbert, 87, died Aug. 16, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


B.L. Perry

B.L. Perry, 79, of Cumming, died Aug. 11, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Kenneth Eddie Reed

Kenneth Eddie Reed, 66, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 10, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Joel Wayne Tedder

Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 9, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


One of Georgia Tech’s ‘Lost Dodd Boys’ looks back on the experience

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop.

August 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO

Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


High-speed Internet provider acquires local wireless network service

Two players in North Georgia's Internet game have come together.

August 12, 2015 | From Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Fall webworms

Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several ...

August 12, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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