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Dawson smoke detectors not part of fire department recall

Recent reports were released that indicated one Georgia fire department was recalling approximately 18,000 alleged counterfeit smoke detectors.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Prepare for snakes

It's time for the snake calls to begin.

June 01, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


New VA clinic may open in Hall County

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing bids for a new outpatient clinic in Hall County and plans to award a contract in late September.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Ceremony honors new leaders

A ceremony Thursday honored five individuals recently promoted to leadership positions with Dawson County Emergency Services.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Senator: Lake’s full pool level not changing soon

A state senator from Cumming said federal red tape likely will continue to hold up Lake Lanier Association's primary goal of raising the lake's full pool to 1,073 feet.

June 01, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Movies in the Park kicks off this weekend

The popular Movies in the Park series jump starts summer Friday night on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


The status of charter schools for fall term 2011?

The Georgia Supreme Court ruling on May 16 that Georgia's Charter School laws are unconstitutional has resulted in dozens of calls from citizens asking about the status of charter schools for the 2011 fall term.

June 01, 2011 | By Amos Amerson | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Life picking up at farm in north Forsyth

A north Forsyth farm will soon receive some national exposure thanks to an unexpected visit from the Cooking Channel.

June 01, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Public library will be closed on May 27, 28

The Chestatee Regional Library System recently announced that it will close at the end of the month for staff furlough and in observance of Memorial Day.

The system will be closed May 27-28 for staff furlough and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen May 31 at 10 a.m. in Lumpkin County and at 11 a.m. in Dawson County.

May 25, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Jewel G. Burt

Jewel G. Burt, 88, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2011.

Born Jan. 17, 1923 in Lumpkin County to the late James and Ethel Gooch, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. Mrs. Burt was a homemaker and a member of Goshen Baptist Church.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Jim French

Jim French, 84, died May 19, 2011.

He was born in Wedowee, Ala. to the late Jimmie Francis and Glema Leola French.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Barbara Bird Gray

Barbara Bird Gray, 72, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2011.

Born July 8, 1938 in Decatur to the late Harold and Roberta Bird, she had lived in Dawsonville for the past 13 years.

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Lucas “Luke” King

Lucas "Luke" King, 14, of Dahlonega, died May 18, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 22 in the chapel of the Dahlonega Funeral home

May 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Bearden named YMCA state finance chairman

Clint Bearden has been selected to serve as the 2011 chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville finance drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.

The finance drive is currently underway to support the State YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and Co-ed "Y" clubs.

May 25, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Avoid garden pest problems

With reducing pesticides on our gardens comes the question: "What can I do to control insects and diseases without pesticides?"

May 25, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Why one church's preacher was also the plumber

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

July 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Birthday parties--even my own--freak me out

My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.

July 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Tips for caring for trees

Trees provide great benefits to our home landscapes. They provide shade, help retain soils and add visual interest. It is important that we take care ...

July 27, 2016 | Clark Macallister | Lifestyle Columnists


What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ...

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Millage roll back is disappointing

I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Leslie Kupkowski | LETTERS/COLUMNS


There ought to be a few more laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | VIEWPOINT


Terry “Goodester” Goode

Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Robert Kenneth Hicks

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeff Johnson is Dawson County's new sheriff

Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | LOCAL


Softball tryouts for middle school

Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.

July 19, 2016 | staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Ralph Watson

Ralph Watson, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Anthony Dwight James

Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford, died July 6, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Wilma L. Harper

Wilma L. Harper, 76, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


William Edward Gordon III

William Edward Gordon III, 38, of Dawsonville, died July 1, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Herbert H. Bierenfeld

Herbert H. Bierenfeld, 85, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


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