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Changing Tink's thinking on Southern funerals

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed.

December 02, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The wisdom of a child by way of a jelly jar

It started with a jelly jar.

December 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County falls in quarterfinals

DAWSONVILLE - As Coach Sid Maxwell embraced his tearful son, Tucker, at midfield, he and the rest of the Tigers knew it was over. The greatest season in Dawson County football history came to an end Friday night in a 35-7 loss to No. 2 Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

December 02, 2015 | By Colin Ochs DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Robert S. “Bobby” Shepard

Robert S. "Bobby" Shepard, 84, formerly of Big Canoe, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Lloyd James Gilreath

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, of Somerville, Tenn.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Patricia “Pitty Pat” Cavanaugh

Patricia "Pitty Pat" Cavanaugh, 73, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


James Stanley Carney

James Stanley Carney, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Alberta R. Carlisle

Alberta R. Carlisle, 88, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary R. Brooks

Mary R. Brooks, 81, died Nov. 27, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS




A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty, Kazakhstan.

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday in a Class AAA state quarterfinal at Tiger Stadium.

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

February 03, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

February 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've ...

February 03, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Sometimes all you need is a good cry

The only times I saw Granny openly cry was when my grandfather had brain surgery, when he died, and when her beloved German shepherd, Bo ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...

February 02, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The perfect light

My trusty American SUV rumbled along a rocky seldom driven road kicking up a cloud of dust that enveloped the trucks following me.

January 27, 2016 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


State senator seeks to help disabled community

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician ...

January 27, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Passing on some borrowed ‘good advice’

My chiropractor, like many doctors, often adds a new piece of reading material for waiting clients, usually in the form of a page of inspirational ...

January 27, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

January 27, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In response to Yarbrough column

From week to week I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point.

January 27, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


There’s real importance in how to tell the story

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics of telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

January 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget

The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 27, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | VIEWPOINT


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