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The wisdom of a child by way of a jelly jar

It started with a jelly jar.

December 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County falls in quarterfinals

DAWSONVILLE - As Coach Sid Maxwell embraced his tearful son, Tucker, at midfield, he and the rest of the Tigers knew it was over. The greatest season in Dawson County football history came to an end Friday night in a 35-7 loss to No. 2 Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

December 02, 2015 | By Colin Ochs DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Robert S. “Bobby” Shepard

Robert S. "Bobby" Shepard, 84, formerly of Big Canoe, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Lloyd James Gilreath

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, of Somerville, Tenn.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Patricia “Pitty Pat” Cavanaugh

Patricia "Pitty Pat" Cavanaugh, 73, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


James Stanley Carney

James Stanley Carney, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Alberta R. Carlisle

Alberta R. Carlisle, 88, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary R. Brooks

Mary R. Brooks, 81, died Nov. 27, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS




A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty, Kazakhstan.

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday in a Class AAA state quarterfinal at Tiger Stadium.

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Advantage of age - Not doing what you don’t want to do

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old. She used it to get both what she wanted and to shun that which she did not want.

November 18, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant ...

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are ...

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Diversity and multiculturalism

Everything we read today lauds the idea of diversity and its twin sister multiculturalism. Most of the time, the people that assert these ideas mean ...

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The reality behind the Georgia budget for 2017

In the Governor's State of the State address on Jan. 13 he stated that his $23.7 Billion budget is the highest ever.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 ...

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL


Swim team finishes on high note

The Dawson County High School Swim Team had its last regular season meet Jan. 16 at the Cumming Aquatic Center.

February 09, 2016 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Soccer season underway

The Dawson County High School varsity soccer teams kicked off their seasons with a scrimmage against North Forsyth High School Friday night.

February 09, 2016 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Region-leading Dawson County falls to West Hall

With West Hall celebrating Senior Night, its girls had big plans for a way to celebrate, by knocking off the team sitting atop the Region ...

February 09, 2016 | By Zack Myers editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Gene “Bub” “Dipper” Womack

Gene "Bub" "Dipper" Womack, 78, died Jan. 29, 2016.

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


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