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Produce market opens June 29

Once again the Dawson County Extension will host a produce market in Dawsonville.

This is the ninth year for the market. Last year it was a great success with farmers, as well as gardeners, selling locally grown fruits and vegetables.

June 22, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Local GOP awards funds to student

At the May 26 meeting of the Dawson County Republican Party, the inaugural recipient of the Charles C. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was presented.

Todd Bennett, a senior at Dawson County High School, was selected by a committee of Dawson County GOP members.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Restaurant owner named franchise of the year

Local Krystal franchise, the Franville Corporation, recently was awarded the top honor at Krystal's annual Franchise Business Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn.

This marks the third time that the Franville Corporation has been named Franchise of the Year.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports | BUSINESS


Northside earns stroke certification

Northside Hospital-Forsyth recently earned recognition for its treatment of stroke patients.

Both the Forsyth site and Northside's Sandy Springs campus have been awarded full two-year certifications as Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission.

June 15, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

• Roll call

• Award presentation: Lisa Henson, park director - Dawson Day Sparks in the Park

June 15, 2011 | | Government


Summer is for daylilies

Every year about this time I receive calls related to how to grow daylilies.

Daylilies can be grown successfully in all areas of Georgia. They are frequently seen growing under adverse conditions. However, this does not mean that they thrive on neglect. Those who specialize in growing daylilies are aware that nice foliage, quality flower, and repeat blooming are dependent on proper culture.

June 15, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Emergency workers urge fire safety this summer

A significant increase in fires over the last few weeks has prompted emergency personnel to encourage the community to be fire smart this summer.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Louise Reeves Barron

Louise Reeves Barron, 84, of Gainesville, died June 10, 2011.

Born Jan. 12, 1927 in Lumpkin County to the late Albert and Essie Reeves, she lived a number of years in Dawson County before moving to Gainesville 40 years ago. Mrs. Barron was a homemaker and member of New Life Church.

June 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Herbert Ascot “Buddy” Lang Jr.

Herbert Ascot "Buddy" Lang Jr., 59, of Cumming, died June 7, 2011.

He was born Aug. 17, 1951 in Atlanta and was the son of the late Herbert Ascot Lang Sr. and the late Hannah Tavenier Lang.

June 15, 2011 | | OBITS


James Harold Pugh

James Harold Pugh, 87, a native and lifelong resident of Dawson County, died June 3, 2011.

Born Sept. 23, 1923 to the late Shelton and Minnie Townsend Pugh, he was the last surviving child of nine children.

June 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Tyler Kenneth Seay

Tyler Kenneth Seay, 16, of Dawsonville, died June 7, 2011.

Born June 2, 1995, Tyler was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

June 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Driver faces charges in death

Jeremy Todd Adams, 30, faces seven charges including DUI and vehicular homicide following a May 27 car accident that killed a Dahlonega man, Georgia State Patrol officials said.

Officials said blood results are still pending but it appears Adams, who was driving a 1993 Isuzu Trooper, crossed the center line on Mill Creek Road at 12:35 p.m.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Democratic Party chair to speak to Dawson group

Mike Berlon, the new chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Dawson County Democrats at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Dawson County Public Library.

Mike Berlon has been involved in Democratic politics for more than three decades. During his 30 years of political engagement, he has been a candidate for office, recruited and worked with candidates in both local and statewide campaigns, sponsored many fundraisers and promoted Democratic ideals.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Grace Café serves dinner

Beginning next week, Grace Café at Grace Presbyterian Church will be serving free meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program will continue throughout the summer.

The church has stopped its twice-weekly luncheon service.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Retired educators association presents, receives awards

At the May meeting of Dawson County's Retired Educators Association, President Nicky Gilleland displayed 11 certificates that the unit had been awarded at the annual state convention of retired educators. They included recognition for increase in membership, having a scrapbook of excellence, and maintaining good public relations.

The unit was also commended for providing an annual scholarship to a teacher who desires to further his/her education. The 2011 scholarship was awarded to Torina Walls, who has been working as a substitute teacher and attending Gainesville State College to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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