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Balancing the budget not easy

Trying to come up with a balanced budget for FY 2011 that requires another $1.2 billion cut is like riding on the back of a tiger. One slip and you are lunch for the tiger.

March 03, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

March 03, 2010 | | Government


Representative resigning from congressional seat

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that he will leave Congress to concentrate on his bid to be Georgia's next governor.

March 03, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Amerson recognized for literacy efforts

A local legislator was honored earlier this month for his support of adult literacy efforts.

March 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Lois Bannister Heard

Lois Bannister Heard, 93, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and lifelong member of Concord Baptist Church, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.

March 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Ethel Jenkins

Ethel Jenkins, 94, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.

March 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Let’s have some coffee and talk

I have visited 157 of the 159 counties in Georgia. They all have a courthouse.

February 24, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Learn from our mistakes

I have forgotten the name of the sage who wrote: "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been."

February 24, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Ruby G. Densmore

Ruby G. Densmore, 89, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Elmer "Elmo" Samuel Evans

Elmer "Elmo" Samuel Evans, 69, of Pickens County, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Ollie Mae Higgins

Ollie Mae Higgins, 87, of Canton, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Charles "Darrell" Holloway

Charles "Darrell" Holloway, 73, of Alpharetta, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Growing herbs at home

Herbs are great for the novice gardener. They grow quickly, and most can tolerate a range of soil conditions.

February 24, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


‘Hanging in there’

ALPHARETTA - After a rough 2009, Carolyn Mixon had just one message to share during the 400 North Board of Realtors' annual awards meeting Thursday.

February 24, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Five charged in check forgery ring

Four Dawson County residents were arrested last week by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office as part of an alleged check forgery ring.

February 24, 2010 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


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Floyd Cliatt

Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jama Moore Evans

Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Linda Merritt

Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Davis C. Pennington

Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wanda Swofford

Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Matha Tallant Tribble

Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Pine needle drop

Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?

November 19, 2014 | Clark MacAllister | Lifestyle Columnists


The story of Piglandia will live forever

"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.

November 19, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Junior E. Lee predicts the next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.

November 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Letter to the Editor

Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.

November 19, 2014 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


This is one terrorist that deserves thanks

This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.

November 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Larry Walter Austin

Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Harvey P. Chamblee

Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Curtis Scott Darnell

Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Eugene Evans

Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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