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Michele Elizabeth Putnam and Nicolas Michael Taber

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Putnam of Dawson County are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Elizabeth Putnam to Nicolas Michael Taber of Plantation, Fla. He is the son of Tom and Mary Taber of Cooper City, Fla.

May 04, 2011 | For the Dawson Community News | Engagements


Burn ban in effect until September

Beginning on May 1 and ending Sept. 30, Georgia Environmental Protection Division Open Burning Ban will be enforced in 54 Georgia counties.

May 04, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Rabies clinic May 14

Most cases of rabies are confirmed in North Georgia. This should be a wake-up call for all residents. Rabies is a deadly disease that can be transmitted to humans. Cases are mostly found in wildlife such as raccoons; however, a family pet such as a dog or cat can also have and transmit rabies.

April 27, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Joann Porter

Joann Porter, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 22, 2011.

April 27, 2011 | | OBITS


George S. Pugh

George S. Pugh, 85, of Dawsonville, died April 22, 2011.

April 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Funeral home offers extended bereavement care to families

Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville recently joined other leading funeral homes in North Georgia to offer Angel Wings services for their clients.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


HOPE, sales on Sundays and troopers

Since the 2011 session ended I continue to have numerous questions about the new rules for HOPE Scholarships and Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages. I wrote about the HOPE Scholarship program in early March, but some points should be clarified about future participation.

April 27, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Two groups that do much

If you turn on the evening news or read any regional or national newspaper you will see the debate playing out in our country everyday on what the role of government should be.

April 27, 2011 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Progress made in session

The General Assembly completed its 40th and final legislative day April 14.

April 27, 2011 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Reinhardt students honored

Reinhardt University in Cherokee County held an honors day ceremony on April 10, where the college recognized 154 students and alumni for their achievements.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local receives scholarship from Sawnee Foundation

Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. has awarded 11 scholarships of $3,500 each to local high school seniors starting college this fall.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spring Fling at Black’s Mill

Black's Mill Elementary School will be hosting its annual Spring Fling event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 at the school.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Runners serving women in need at Abba House

An anticipated 500 runners will gather to compete April 30 in the 2011 Run for Recover 5K/10K race at Vickery Village to help women whose lives have been broken by addiction. The Run for Recovery is held to benefit the ministry to women and children at Abba House.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Evia Jackson Thomas

Evia Jackson Thomas, 101, of Dahlonega, died April 22, 2011.

April 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Rewards of hard work

We know that landscaping adds beauty and gardening can provide great vegetables. However, the work you do with your landscape and garden can be much more rewarding.

April 20, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government


Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Kathleen Timms Rogers

Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Bobbie Ivey

Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


James Edward Gaddis

James Edward Gaddis, 52, of Dahlonega, died May 13, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Earnest Anderson

Earnest Anderson, 83, of Cumming, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Commissioners made the wrong decision

This letter is in response to the anger of many Dawson County taxpayers over Commissioners Jimmy Hamby, Julie Hughes Nix, and Sharon Fausett voting down ...

May 18, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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