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Mattie Lee Day

Mattie Lee Day, 79, a lifelong resident of Cumming, died Oct. 18, 2010.

October 20, 2010 | | OBITS


John K. Everett

John K. Everett, 30, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 17, 2010.

October 20, 2010 | | OBITS


It’s the time of year when lady bugs begin to swarm

It's becoming as common as falling leaves in the fall and flowers in the spring. What I am referring to is homes invaded by lady beetles. In recent years, I have had countless phone calls from homeowners with thousands of lady beetles on the outside walls and in many cases inside the house.

October 13, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


From Deusy to, ‘Watch that first step, it’s a doozy’

Like some of you, I grew up in the era when tests at school were prepared on mimeograph machines that utilized a lovely-smelling purple ink.

October 13, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Step right up

What'll you have? Have your order in your mind and your money in your hand.

October 13, 2010 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Short-falls will continue if the tax system is not changed

It has become abundantly clear that the current tax system in Georgia will not produce the revenues to support requirements for our growing population. An expected short-fall of $1 billion to $2 billion is expected this fiscal year, and short-falls are expected to continue in future years if the tax system is not changed.

October 13, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sometimes it pays to think twice

Thinking twice about a decision doesn't necessarily mean changing one's mind: It really should ensure that we have garnered facts and considered angles.

October 13, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Outages expected during line upgrades

Residents in western Dawson County should plan for power outages Oct. 19-20 as Amicalola EMC upgrades power lines in the area.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Electronics recycling event planned

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is holding an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Wal-Mart shopping center.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Authors will attend festival

Those who have missed opportunities to meet authors of recent books about Dawson County and its early citizens, or to buy their books, will have a chance to do so during the upcoming 43rd Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Buckner elected to board

Charles Buckner, president and CEO of First Citizens Bank of Georgia, in Dawsonville, was elected to the board of directors for the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as member at large.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Expect a drop in Sawnee bills

Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. has announced a move that will lower power bills through the remainder of 2010.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Program donates nearly $25K

Neighbors helping neighbors is what Operation Round Up is all about and donating pennies each month has proven to offer huge benefits.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Local students attend Georgia Youth Summit

Young leaders from Dawson County High School recently attended the Georgia Youth Summit. Held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, delegates learned about issues affecting young people and how to partner with adults to make their community a better place to live.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

4 p.m. Oct. 14 at city hall

October 13, 2010 | | Government


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Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

August 27, 2015 | | High School


Everybody needs a good fighter in their corner

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or ...

August 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Avian influenza

If you regularly follow the news, you may have noticed several recent stories about a new strain of bird flu seriously affecting poultry production across ...

August 26, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


For the last time, I am not angry

I hate pictures of myself, always have. My Facebook profile pic is a few years old and I am not one to agonize over the ...

August 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Sour lessons and sweet victory

There comes a point in every child's life when they have a very startling reality revealed.

August 19, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Retha Bell Gilbert

Retha Bell Gilbert, 87, died Aug. 16, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


B.L. Perry

B.L. Perry, 79, of Cumming, died Aug. 11, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Kenneth Eddie Reed

Kenneth Eddie Reed, 66, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 10, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Joel Wayne Tedder

Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 9, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


One of Georgia Tech’s ‘Lost Dodd Boys’ looks back on the experience

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop.

August 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO

Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


High-speed Internet provider acquires local wireless network service

Two players in North Georgia's Internet game have come together.

August 12, 2015 | From Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Fall webworms

Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several ...

August 12, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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