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Relax, trust and swim with the flow

I had signed my child up for swimming lessons before, several years ago. The first day, he loved it, splashing around in the water, making new friends.

July 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rising senior sets sites on University of Pennsylvania

Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call from Pennsylvania offering a softball scholarship that helped her come to a decision.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Thelma Stamey

Thelma Stamey, 79, of Dawsonville, died July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wayne Painter

Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega, died July 11, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Harold Jefferson McGehee

Harold Jefferson McGehee, 78, of Smyrna, died July 10, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jessie Lorine Henderson

Jessie Lorine Henderson, 67, and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Glen C. Amburn

Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville, died July 9, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Junior E. Lee knows his polls, pests

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Growing up takes a while to accomplish

My path was crossed the other day by someone I had not seen in a while, and thankfully so.

July 09, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Controlling vines in the landscape

Summer is a hot time for weed control issues.

July 09, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


My deepest appreciation to so many

I am humbled. I am grateful. I am honored. And I am overwhelmed. I said it to the people who came to my 90th birthday celebration at Bethel, and I say it again to the many people who made that lovely celebration possible and to those who sent good wishes even if they couldn't attend.

July 09, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Merle M. Meredith

Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died July 5, 2014.

July 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronald Griggs

Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, died July 6, 2014.

July 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Henry Eugene “Gene” Cobb

The Rev. Henry Eugene "Gene" Cobb, 75, of Cumming, died July 1, 2014.

July 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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Claude Irvin Burns

Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Anne Davis

Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William “Dean” Hulsey

SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Erwin Topper

Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Montine Richards

Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Clemency may be issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 16, 2014 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


The Children’s Rights Movement has begun

I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.

September 10, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Annie Mae Elrod

Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kelly Glaze

Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


David Richard Cooper

David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.

September 04, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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