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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


James L. Ruggles

James L. Ruggles, 80, of Dawsonville, died May 30, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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To my car: ‘Take me to work, please’

I slid down into a fiberglass shell that my Mom said looked more like a coffin than a racecar.

September 02, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


My great-grandson’s enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

September 02, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


How much history do you really know?

Sometimes I wonder how much of the history of our area that today's young people are knowledgeable about.

September 02, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Artillery fungus

Local homeowners may occasionally notice hundreds of tiny black spots on their home's siding, their cars and landscape plants. These spots are often confused ...

September 02, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


I thought I had time

Death has come far too frequently as of late.

September 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Sawnee EMC reduces power rate for rest of year

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced it is lowering rates for most members by reducing the component with which most power bills are calculated.

September 02, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Larry Hugh Wood

Larry Hugh Wood, 57, of Cumming, died Aug. 27, 2015.

September 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Omar Bradley Orr

Omar Bradley Orr, 65, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Dawsonville, died Aug. 24, 2015.

September 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Phyllis Shawver Deane

Phyllis Shawver Deane, 74, of Big Canoe, died Aug. 25, 2015.

September 01, 2015 | | OBITS




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


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