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The first bill of 2015 passes the Georgia Senate

The third week of the 2015 legislative session saw a significant piece of legislation pass through the Georgia State Senate. I am proud to say that with unanimous consent, Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate and is now under consideration in the House.

February 04, 2015 | By Steve Gooch Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


House approves Amended FY 2015 budget

During the third week of the Georgia General Assembly's 2015 legislative session, my colleagues and I passed one of the most important pieces of legislation of the year: The 2015 amended fiscal year budget (AFY 2015).

February 04, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


If only they’d listen

No one listens to me.

February 04, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Margaret “Peggy” Volmar

Margaret "Peggy" Volmar, 87, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 28, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Capt. James M. Thorn Sr.

Capt. James M. Thorn Sr., 77, of Gainesville, died Jan. 25, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


William “Shorty” Strayhorn

William "Shorty" Strayhorn, 84, of Cumming, died Jan. 27, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Janet Jones Pendergrass

Janet Jones Pendergrass, 63, of Gainesville, died Jan. 26, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


James J.J. Jinks

James J.J. Jinks, 54, of Cumming, died Jan. 31, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


David “Danny” Lamar Hyde

David "Danny" Lamar Hyde, 62, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 28, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Jill Elizabeth Hardy

Jill Elizabeth Hardy, 55, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 16, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorian Elise David

Dorian Elise David, 53, died Jan. 25, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Chris Croft

Chris Croft, 52, of Cumming, died Jan. 27, 2015.

February 04, 2015 | | OBITS




Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 28, 2015 | DCN regional staff | Government


Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Things are not always what they seem

Although I have not seen the "Furious" film that features the late Paul Walker, I would guess that its box office success may be partially due to interest in how modern technology makes several stand-ins appear to be Walker himself.

April 15, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Ugonda Mae Wooten

Ugonda Mae Wooten, 63, of Cumming, died April 8, 2015.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Paul Elijah Pruitt

Paul Elijah Pruitt, 77, of Cumming, died April 6, 2015.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


William “Chris” Christopher Pittman

William "Chris" Christopher Pittman, 32, of Dawsonville, died April 8, 2015.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Fred North Poole

Fred North Poole, 93, of Cumming, died March 30, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS


Columnist irked at being left off ‘Leaders’ list for second year

Fortune Magazine has announced its list of the World's Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe that I got snubbed again this year?

April 08, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Wrapping up the 2015 Legislative Session

The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up another legislative session on April 2 ending a long week in which nearly 100 bills were heard on the Senate floor.

April 08, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic is coming up

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting the annual rabies clinic on April 25.

April 08, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Some assembly may be required

IKEA, I will never darken your doors. Never, not ever.

April 08, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Edgar “Eddy” DeCoursey

Edgar "Eddy" DeCoursey, 59, of Dawsonville, died April 1, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS


James V. Grindle

James V. Grindle, 77, of Gainesville, died April 4, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jean Styles

Betty Jean Styles, 83, of Dawsonville, died April 1, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS


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