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Rules for political engagement

I yearn for the election years of yesterday. Politics were just not discussed, not even among family.

April 06, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The 2016 Legislative Session: A winner for economic development

The Georgia General Assembly ended the 2016 legislative session by setting a record. We officially adjourned at 12:30 a.m., which is the latest adjournment time in history.

April 06, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Is anyone listening?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel.

April 06, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Why the Supreme Court pick should not matter much

The Constitution of the United State of America does not expressly give the Supreme Court the power to declare unconstitutional the acts of the President or the acts of the Legislative branch.

April 06, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Some thoughts on why religious freedom bill failed

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent Religious Freedom bill vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 06, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright

Myrtle M. "Nanny" Wright, 98, of Dahlonega, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr.

Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Lurlee Beck Graham

Lurlee Beck Graham, 90, of Cleveland, died April 1, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Lorena Stanley Alexander

Lorena Stanley Alexander, 86, of Alto, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Gunfire near Dawson-Forsyth line triggers rumors, social media frenzy

Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.

April 04, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities: Medical episode likely cause of three-vehicle crash at county line

The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a medical episode.

April 01, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that talks with his mouth full.

March 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Kingergarten registration is coming up

It is almost time to register for kindergarten in Dawson County.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Burt one of state’s first judges to complete new training

Probate Judge Jennifer E. Burt of Dawson County successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


The store of memories

There is a country store that sets in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a century or two. In this little rural community live people who mostly work with their hands, raise much of what they eat and pray for any extra help they can get from any place that they can get it.

March 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately ...

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Jurelle Smith Webb

Jurelle Smith Webb, 80, died June 14, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry Lawton Goode

Jerry Lawton Goode, 71, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Tristen Kevin Donovan

Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville, died June 18, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Johnny Wayne Anderson

Johnny Wayne Anderson, 40, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


The Dawson County Produce Market will begin in July

The Dawson County Produce Market will officially open at 7:30 a.m. July 6.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


More reasons why state takeover of local schools is bad for Dawson County

There is an amendment to the Georgia Constitution on the ballot in November. It asks if we should change the constitution so that the state ...

June 21, 2016 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

June 21, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | LIFE


The sweetest place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners ...

June 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | LIFE


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 ...

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


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 ...

June 15, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | VIEWPOINT


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 ...

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


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