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Local man wins $1M in lottery

A Dawsonville man won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway in Forsyth County.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


State Capitol celebrates 100 years of scouting

State lawmakers recently welcomed Boy Scout troops from across Georgia to celebrate 100 years of scouting during Boy Scouts of America Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Student named ambassador

Autumn Callahan, a freshman at Dawson County High School, was recently honored at a Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

A. Roll Call

February 17, 2010 | | Government


Overwintering houseplants

During winter months, many homeowners try to overwinter potted plants inside. Others enjoy inside plants year round, but there can be problems.

February 17, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Never too old to learn

I am a fan of the eternal optimist. The person who sees the glass half full, rather than half empty.

February 17, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Consumer-driven legislation headlines the week in session

Georgia consumers and businesses stand to benefit from two bills that have already received final passage by the full legislature this session. Banking customers in good standing, notably businesses and homeowners, now have a greater chance of getting their loans renewed.

February 17, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Roy Holland

Roy Holland, 61, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

February 17, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


George Boerner

George Boerner, 91, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.

February 17, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Local groups donate bookbags

The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


The road to recovery

Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


FBLA wins at region

Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


Grant to aid young drivers

Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


Measure would ban implanted microchips

The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.

February 10, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Government


Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

February 10, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


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Trees for shady locations

Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often get is what to plant in shadier spots of the yard. Here are a few suggested species for trees that can tolerate partial shade.

October 15, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Don’t ‘shoulda’ all on yourself

I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.

October 15, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Adalyn Josie Arp

Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Charles William Brock

Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gary “Durock” Hicks

Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


John J. Mazzei Sr.

John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Richard Myers

Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Joseph Dale Neese

Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Othalee “Lee” Sosebee

Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wyatt Willingham

Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


What’s your American legacy?

For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.

October 15, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Jason Carter shares views on education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.

October 15, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


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