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Jim French

Jim French, 84, died May 19, 2011.

He was born in Wedowee, Ala. to the late Jimmie Francis and Glema Leola French.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Barbara Bird Gray

Barbara Bird Gray, 72, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2011.

Born July 8, 1938 in Decatur to the late Harold and Roberta Bird, she had lived in Dawsonville for the past 13 years.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Lucas “Luke” King

Lucas "Luke" King, 14, of Dahlonega, died May 18, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 22 in the chapel of the Dahlonega Funeral home

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Bearden named YMCA state finance chairman

Clint Bearden has been selected to serve as the 2011 chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville finance drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.

The finance drive is currently underway to support the State YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and Co-ed "Y" clubs.

May 25, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Avoid garden pest problems

With reducing pesticides on our gardens comes the question: "What can I do to control insects and diseases without pesticides?"

May 25, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Nancy Anne Pines

Nancy Anne Pines, 62, of Ellijay, Dawson County, died May 20, 2011.

Born June 24, 1948 in Syracuse, N.Y., she had lived in Dawson County for the past seven years, having moved from West Palm Beach, Fla.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Betty Ann Booker Stancil

Betty Ann Booker Stancil, 68, of Royston, formerly of Dawsonville, died May 21, 2011.

Born Jan. 23, 1943 in Roswell to the late Robert and Emma Booker, she had lived in Royston since 2006.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Tammy Lowe

Tammy Lowe, 44, of Cumming, died May 17, 2011.

Her father, Major Mauise Campbell, preceded her in death.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Jackie “Jack” Picklesimer

Jackie "Jack" Picklesimer, 58, of Cumming, died May 19, 2011.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Your tax dollar value

As residents and taxpayers of this great county, we have become accustomed to many services that we sometimes take for granted. Have you stopped to think how much you pay for these services?

May 18, 2011 | By James Swafford For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


What about all the teachers’ benefits?

I write this column not only as a senior citizen and a former educator, but also as a property owner and taxpayer, and I do not see the two in conflict.

May 18, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Hugh Stanley Stroup

Hugh Stanley Stroup, 56, of Dawsonville, died May 7, 2011.

May 18, 2011 | | OBITS


Education bills from session’s Top 15 list

This week continues with an analysis of what I consider to be the education bills from the "Top 15" pieces of legislation passed by the 2011 General Assembly. I will cover HB 186 and HB 192, two bills designed to improve our education system.

May 18, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


What killed my plant?

Over the past 30 years the No. 1 question I have been asked is: "What killed my plant?"

May 18, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Meeting’s speaker could address Lanier’s levels

The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.

May 18, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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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


I'll never let go of my father's special place to pray

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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