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Emergency operators honored

In the wake of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, another national day of remembrance has become overshadowed.

As declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Sept. 11 is 911 Emergency Number Day. It's a time to honor those who are the true first responders during a crisis.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Scout builds stand for concessions at DCMS

A local boy scout recently performed a service for Dawson County Middle School and in doing so may have secured his place among the scout's elite.

Involved with the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade, Austin Little hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by the end of the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


DCHS senior helps water authority

Since he was 10 years old and designing forts with his friends, Michael Styles knew he wanted to build things.

Now as a Dawson County High senior, Styles is on track to build things professionally.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Former NFL player addresses students

A former professional football player spoke to several groups of Dawson County children last week.

Rich Garza, a former offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Philadelphia Stars and San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL, has been speaking to groups of students for 28 years on the importance of making correct decisions.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Corps changes Lanier management schedule

Lake Lanier's level dropped below 1,064 over the weekend, setting into motion a new management schedule by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As a result, lake dwellers can expect the level of Lanier to continue to drop for a least another month as the corps releases the reservoir's stored water to maintain mandated flows downstream in the Chattahoochee and the Apalachicola Rivers.

September 14, 2011 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Authority wins award for fifth year in a row

Etowah Water & Sewer Authority recently received its fifth consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

The award, which was given for fiscal year 2010, is given to the reporting business or organization that shows exceptional accuracy in its financial reporting during the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Liming is important

One item many gardeners fell to add to soil is lime.

Lime increases the pH of soil. The soil pH strongly influences plant growth, availability of nutrients and the activity of soil microbes.

September 14, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Some parting thoughts on 10-year mark

Before we leave the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93 over Shanksville, Pa., allow me a couple of parting thoughts.

As with everybody who witnessed the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I have vivid memories of that day. I was on St. Simons Island, having helped kick off the local United Way campaign for a few days. The volunteers had laughed in all the right places and were busy preparing to go do what Americans do best - donate their time and talent and tithes to help those less fortunate ...

September 14, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Conrad A. “Buzz” Baer

Conrad A. "Buzz" Baer, 74, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 8, 2011.

Born June 2, 1937, in Elwood City, Pa., he had lived in Dawsonville for the past 15 years having moved from Atlanta.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Lela “Florine” Chadwick

Lela "Florine" Chadwick, 76, a lifetime resident of Cumming, died Sept. 7, 2011.

She was a member of Ophir Baptist Church.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Billy F. Hardy

Billy F. Hardy, 70, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 8, 2011.

Born Oct. 30, 1940, in Jackson County to the late Ralph and Willie Mae Hardy, he had lived in Dawson County for more than 30 years, having moved from Commerce.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Ballot set for upcoming city election

The ballot for the Nov. 8 municipal election is set after qualifying ended Friday.

Three challengers and two incumbents will vie for two Dawsonville City Council seats, while Mayor Joe Lane Cox drew no opposition.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Service focuses on 9/11

More than 800 miles separate Dawsonville and Manhattan, but that distance wasn't enough to stop the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from reaching the local community.

Several area residents were directly affected by the events of that tragic day nearly 10 years ago.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New engines debut

One of three new fire trucks recently went into operation for Dawson County Emergency Services.

Engine 1, which went into service Aug. 31, will soon be joined by two additional new engines.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


‘Mountain Mommas’ win race

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's Amazing Race membership drive was Aug. 30 and two local women took home the grand prize.

Carol Tyger, ambassador representative for the chamber, and State Farm agent Carla Boutin teamed up to secure five memberships for the chamber and win the race.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sometimes it is helpful that others do your work

This column was conceived and intended for last week's paper, but it did not get transferred to my computer and thus not to the ...

January 18, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

January 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Getting started in 2017

On Jan. 9, we reconvened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises to be very busy and offers endless ...

January 18, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The end of the fried chickatarian era

Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.

January 18, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Joan Ellen Coffman

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles Hunt Eldred

Charles Hunt Eldred, died Jan. 3, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Eleanor H. King

Eleanor H. King, 98, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 15, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


James H. Ledbetter

James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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