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Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This …

Two things were almost always around when I was a child: Dogs and shotguns.

Even though I am fairly certain the guns actually belonged to Pop, Granny threatened to use them more than he did, if that was possible.

November 30, 2011 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Public defender honored for indigent defense work

To some people work is truly work, but for Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris his work is his passion.

"If you do something you like, it really isn't work," Morris said.

November 30, 2011 | By Patrick Stoker DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Barbara A. Knight

Barbara A. Knight, 68, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 22, 2011.

Born July 23, 1943, in Yonkers, N.Y. to the late Michael and Elizabeth Marshall, Mrs. Knight had lived in Dawson County for the past six years, having moved from Wilmington Island.

November 30, 2011 | | OBITS


Joseph Steven Ward

Joseph Steven Ward, 59, of Jasper, died Nov. 20, 2011.

Born March 31, 1952, in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Joseph Scott Ward and Margaret Breedlove Ward.

November 30, 2011 | | OBITS


Tammy Stapp Chapman

Tammy Stapp Chapman, 48, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2011.

Born Jan. 18, 1963, in Atlanta, she had lived in Dawson County for the past eight years, having moved from Riverdale.

November 30, 2011 | | OBITS


Holly Michelle Ford

Holly Michelle Ford, 34, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of Dawsonville, died Nov. 17, 2011.

Born March 24, 1977, to the late Charles Robert Sr. and Patsy "Pat" Ford, she was a graduate of Dawson County High School and was a homemaker at the time of her death.

November 30, 2011 | | OBITS


Paying tribute to a wise man

Today, I ask for a moment of personal privilege. It was two years ago this week that I wrote about the Three Wise Men that have so greatly influenced my life: Roy Hodnett, a real estate magnate on Saint Simons Island; Dr. Raymond Cook, my college professor, now residing in Valdosta and John W. Jacobs Jr., a broadcast pioneer and philanthropist from Gainesville. All three in their 90s or close to it. All three a part of the Greatest Generation. All three family men of faith. I could not have asked for better role models.

Last week, John Jacobs died ...

November 30, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Governor Deal previews Georgia’s State-of-the-State

Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to a large gathering of Republicans and Tea Party members on Nov. 22 in Dawson County. The event was sponsored by all three of the counties I represent as House District 9 Representative (Lumpkin, Dawson and Forsyth).

Deal covered a wide range of topics that would be looked at during the next Session of the General Assembly, as well as updating us on the budget situation.

November 30, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Firefighters’ boot drive hits the streets for families

Dawson County firefighters will be hitting the streets this week with a boot drive to raise money for local families.

Partnering with KARE for Kids, Dawson County Emergency Services hopes to provide some Christmas cheer to several families in the area.

November 30, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


UCB welcomes junior board of directors

United Community Bank recently introduced the 2011-12 Junior Board of Directors for Dawsonville.

The junior board consists of 15 high school seniors from Dawson County High School. The educational program is designed to introduce students to banking, leadership and community service. Applicants were chosen by representatives of both the high school and the bank based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and overall leadership abilities.

November 23, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


NGCSU receives grants, federal funds

North Georgia College & State University received four grants from NASA last week to support its planetarium and physics department.

The grants, totaling $12,000, will help fund additional student personnel, the Georgia E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium, the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory, student training, eight scholarships and undergraduate research in confocal X-ray fluorescence, a technique used to detect and quantify elements in a sample.

November 23, 2011 | By Dallas Duncan DCN regional staff | Education


Amanda E. Anderson and M. Edwin Martin III

Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Mills Jr. of Jasper and Todd Anderson of Flowery Branch announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Anderson, to Maurice Edwin Martin III. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Edwin Martin Jr. of Dawsonville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert G. and the late Elaine H. Webster of Dawsonville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Anderson Jr.

November 23, 2011 | | Engagements


Thankful for farmers

As you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, please be thankful for the American farmer.

Give thanks to the American farmer for growing most of the food we eat and material for many of the clothes we wear.

November 23, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This …

Granny has always been known for doing two things really well: Cooking and quilting.

Before arthritis completely crippled her hands, she could make the most beautiful handmade quilts ever seen. Her skills in the kitchen were even more impressive.

November 23, 2011 | By Sudie Crouch DCN regional staff | Lifestyle Columnists


Corps working to meet a court order on manual

The water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin has bobbed like a yo-yo in recent years.

And though one deadline looms for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the document's long-awaited completion isn't near.

November 23, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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Betty Bearden

Betty Bearden, 70, of Gainesville, died March 26, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Jerry Lee Blalock

Jerry Lee Blalock, 73, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Eloise Pinion Bramblett

Eloise Pinion Bramblett, 90, of Dawsonville, died March 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Billy Brooks

Billy Brooks, 90, of Cumming, died March 25, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Stephen J. “Steve” Brown

Stephen J. "Steve" Brown, 60, of Dawsonville, died March 22, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Clifford D. “Bob” Merritt

Clifford D. "Bob" Merritt, 79, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard

Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital, and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic on Saturday, April 22. It will ...

March 29, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Busy week headed toward session's end

The Georgia General Assembly reconvened under the Gold Dome on Monday, March 20 for day 36 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine die is this ...

March 29, 2017 | By Rep. Kevin Tanner | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Atlanta Motorsports Park is here to stay and wants more

The county originally turned the AMP rezoning request down, so in 2007 the City of Dawsonville went slipping through the wood all the way from ...

March 29, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dressing Up

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Mississippi, on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game ...

March 29, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Fast Approaching Sine Die

This week marks Day 38 of the 40-day legislative session. We have reached the point where committees are no longer meeting and we are working ...

March 29, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Hair of the dog

Dog hair is my arch nemesis.

March 29, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County can now better service people experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities

Formerly Georgia Mountains Community Services, Avita is a public agency that was created by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Avita opened ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Suspect leads deputies on hours-long foot chase Gainesville wanted man still not located

What started with a medical visit ended with an hours-long foot chase and no arrest in Dawson County on March 17 when one man presented ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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