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Why all roads lead to Dairy Queen

Before I knew of the solace of cheesecake, there was the single flavored mecca of Dairy Queen.

June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June 8 the celebrations shined solely on them.

June 16, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | Education


Junior E. Lee talks about what bugs him this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed to talk first with Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Garfield, Georgia.

June 15, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Throwing some bouquets and a boo

If you are a news-watcher at all, especially if you watch any or all of the 24-hour television news channels, you are probably sick of hearing about elections.

June 15, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | VIEWPOINT


I'll never let go of my father's special place to pray

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my bed nightly to pray, where homemade biscuits buttered and sprinkled with sugar were a favorite treat, is a little shed that, to the outside world, is noted for its ugliness.

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The 5 o’clock train may be momentarily delayed

We had somewhere to be at 5:30 p.m.

June 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Common dogwood issues

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a popular species of tree in home landscapes all over Georgia. It is native to the southeastern United States and is very well adapted for many landscape locations.

June 14, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Portions of Ga. 400 widening project should open in September

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Though it may have been predicted - and then proven - that traffic on Ga. 400 would get worse before it gets better, a construction milestone is expected to be reached by September that may begin to alleviate driver woes.

June 07, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT


The abbreviated summer

Summer won't be officially over until Sept. 5, when we put all our white shoes and linen pants away.

August 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


Random thoughts on random subjects like sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things.

August 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Kenneth Merlin Day

Kenneth Merlin Day, 62, of Cumming, died Aug. 17, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Randall “Hotrod” Martin

Randall "Hotrod" Martin, 57, of Cumming, died Aug. 21, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Aretta Swanson

Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS


John Tulock III

John Tulock III, 62, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 14, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Millie Dean Watson

Millie Dean Watson, 86, of Gainesville, died Aug. 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Suspect at large after armed bank robbery in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...

August 23, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | LOCAL


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about ...

August 17, 2016 | Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT


The undergrad continuum

The last few days, I have watched friends I graduated high school with ready their children for college.

August 17, 2016 | Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s ‘paintingest’ First Lady in a class of her own

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.

August 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


What are those webs in the trees?

I'm sure by now you have noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches. These webs contain the fall webworm ...

August 17, 2016 | Clark MacAllister | VIEWPOINT


Dawsonville woman indicted on meth trafficking

A Dawsonville woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine - and concealing it in a can of peaches - has been indicted on various drug charges by a Forsyth ...

August 17, 2016 | Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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