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Christ the Redeemer completes memorial grotto

Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.

May 21, 2014 | By Andrew Akers DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Beware of blossom-end rot

The weather so far this spring has been much better than last year for our vegetable gardens. The light, infrequent rain has been great compared to the excessive moisture of last season. While most of us have recently planted our gardens, we need to get a head start on scouting for problems. A common issue in many vegetable gardens is dark, sunken lesions on the bottom tomato fruit. This is a nutritional disorder called "Blossom-end rot."

May 21, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Caldwell takes second at state

May 20, 2014 | DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | High School


Elliott continues to lead points

A day after graduating from King's Ridge Christian School, Chase Elliott drove his way to another top-five finish at Iowa Speedway Sunday afternoon and continues to lead in the points standings as he contends for the NASCAR Nationwide Championship in his rookie season.

May 20, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elsie Vivian Bruce

Elsie Vivian Bruce, 77, of Forsyth County, daughter of the late James Alvin Bentley and Ethel Electra Mahaffey Bentley, died May 18, 2014.

May 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Answer man knows his stuff

It is the merry month of May and you know what that means, boys and girls. It is time for Answer Man! You ask it, we answer it. Please know that all answers have been authenticated and hermetically-sealed by Funk and Wagnall.

May 14, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Dawsonville estate sale this week

Football and racing fans alike are expected to flock to Dawsonville later this week to get an up-close glimpse at the treasure trove of collectibles former NFL head coach and NASCAR owner and driver Jerry Glanville has accumulated throughout his storied career.

May 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Whatever you do, do it out of love

The best advice I ever received was from my lifelong friend, Jane.

May 14, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Conservatives running for 9th District vary in focus

The U.S. House 9th District Republican primary May 20 pits incumbent Doug Collins against challenger Bernard Fontaine, with the winner facing Democrat David Vogel in November.

May 14, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff | Government


J.L. Chapman

J.L. Chapman, 74, of Dawsonville, died May 9, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lawrence Gene Cordell

Lawrence Gene Cordell, 57, of Dawsonville, died May 8, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


James Bolt “JB” Day

James Bolt "JB" Day, 80, of Easley, S.C., died May 5, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Agnes Mills

Agnes Mills, 79, of Cumming, died May 9, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


What does Kepler-186F mean?

I sat alone on the upper deck of our research ship as we moved into deep water off the coast of Colombia.

May 14, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Keeps ticks away

One of the great things about living in this area of the state is the easy access to outdoor recreation. We are just a short drive away from many of the best hiking trails in Georgia.

May 14, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


I always wonder what Granny would do

It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.

July 23, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


James P. “Buck” Cheves Jr.

James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Pruning in summer

Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.

July 23, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Parker commits to North Georgia

Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.

July 22, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | High School


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

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


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