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Margaret E. Borosh

Margaret E. Borosh, 59, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 13, 2011.

Born May 30, 1952 in Carbondale, Pa., she lived a number of years in Lawrenceville and Atlanta before moving to Dawson County six years ago.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


R.C. “Lenwood” Burruss

R.C. "Lenwood" Burruss, 88, of Forsyth County, died Oct. 14, 2011.

He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


Lewis Grogan

Lewis Grogan, 77, of Cumming, died Oct. 13, 2011.

Born Dec. 1, 1933 in Hall County to the late Earl and Aline Grogan, he lived most of his life in Forsyth County.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


Hilliard A. “Deacon” Jones

Hilliard A. "Deacon" Jones, 87, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 16, 2011.

Born July 23, 1924 in Decatur to the late Fred and Mary Webb, he had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 20 years.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


Billie N. Kesley

Billie N. Kesley, 59, of Buford, died Oct. 12, 2011.

She was a member of Free Chapel Church in Gainesville.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


Waymon Edward Shirley

Waymon Edward Shirley, 62, of Ellijay, died Oct. 7, 2011.

He was the son of the late John Edward Shirley.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


Carlos Cecil Stapleton

Carlos Cecil Stapleton, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 9, 2011.

He was the loving husband of Carlotta for 38 years, the father of Adam and Carly, grandfather of Emmalise, expectant grandfather of Lillian and CEO of Georgia Highlands Medical Services.

October 19, 2011 | | OBITS


It’s not the schools, it’s the stupid government

To quote the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live, "Well, isn't that special?"

State School Superintendent John Barge and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., have asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a waiver of the controversial No Child Left Behind law and, instead, to measure school performance on a broader basis, consisting of scores on a Criterion-Referenced Competency Test along with other factors in a "performance index."

October 19, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


To be read aloud with tongue in cheek

Since several of my readers said they enjoyed the columns dealing with vagaries in our language, I'll do one more.

An old friend sent this, in an e-mail, entitled "Lexiphiles."

October 19, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Heroes found on tragic day

On Aug. 27, my family and I were involved in a serious boat accident on Lake Lanier near Toto Creek Park at the Dawson/Hall County line. My granddaughter, Katelynn Smith, 12 (Katelynn turned 13 in the hospital) and I were injured. Sadly my nephew, Trevor Aaron Jones, 14 years old, did not survive after being thrown in the lake as a result of the collision with another boat, and drowned.

A thoroughly bad situation could have been much worse if not for the response and actions of the authorities from Dawson, Forsyth, Hall and Lumpkin counties as well as ...

October 19, 2011 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Festival traffic advisory

Thousands of visitors will be in Dawsonville this weekend for one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

The Mountain Moonshine Festival attracts thousands of people a day and parking all of the cars is quite a task. This year's festival will be Friday through Sunday.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tax’s failure could mean a status quo for transportation

A voter rejection of the proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation may send a sour message to politicians concerning taxes. But what does it mean concerning roads?

Asphalt will still get poured: A major project, the widening of Ga. 347 from McEver Road to Old Winder Highway, is planned to start in South Hall next year.

October 19, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Students jump rope, try to set world record

Dawson County Parks and Recreation teamed up with the Dawson County School System last week to take part in the Let's Jump initiative.

Let's Jump was an effort to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Vietnam veterans announce scholarships

The Dawson County Chapter No. 970 of Vietnam Veterans of America announces its scholarship program for 2012.

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior. There will be one winner from Dawson County High School and one from Lumpkin County High School, or an equivalent, accredited home schooling program.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Event raises money for books

Friends of Chestatee collected more than $6,000 for WEE Books earlier this month.

Chestatee community members celebrated a magical, musical night Oct. 8 by sponsoring a fundraiser for the Dawson County WEE Books Program.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Jeffrey S. “Bodine” Roberts

Jeffrey S. "Bodine" Roberts, 52, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2017.

February 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL


Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lynn Farmer Bennett

Lynn Farmer Bennett, 60, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Martha Day

Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Loy Carlton Ferguson

Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert Harold Hembree

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Sharon F. Knight

Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Laura Long

Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Annette Martin

Annette Martin, 72, of Cumming, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Macey S. Shelton

Macey S. Shelton, 78, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


William White

William White, 69, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


The Amended 2017 Budget

This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY ...

February 15, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Government


Of boys and men

"Mama, can I?..."

February 15, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


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