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No texting while driving is just plain common sense

The "no texting while driving" legislation (HB 944) had its first hearing last week. I want to thank Sally Sorohan for coming to the Capitol and testifying on behalf of the bill. Thanks also to all of you who have sent e-mails, written letters and made phone calls.

February 10, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senate plans to overhaul property taxes

Georgia's current property tax system places unnecessary financial burdens on families and individuals who are already struggling to survive in this grim economy.

February 10, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Moye to leave Lanier Tech for job in Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | | Education


When the people speak, Georgia’s Legislators listen

Unlike Washington D.C., when the people of Georgia speak, Georgia's Legislators listen.

February 04, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Legislative focus on jobs continues

Moving into the third week of session, we continue to focus on the legislature's role in job growth for Georgia.

February 04, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


People helping out in the community

For the hundreds who did not attend the "Black and White Affair" and who may think of those honored at the annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Gala as just upper-echelon business executives, let me assure you that they are truly down-to-earth, hard-working residents. In truth, much of the work for which they were recognized benefits Dawson County in general, not just their own businesses.

February 04, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


People who shape our lives

I was in Central Florida recently and someone suggested I take a couple of minutes and drive through the town of Celebration.

February 04, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Learn to handle weeds

It has been said, a weed is simply a plant growing out of place. For some people a watermelon may be called a weed if it is growing in a rose garden. I for one would simply eat the watermelon while looking at the roses.

February 04, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Addison Tess Meeks

Baby Addison Tess Meeks, of Cumming, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Jennifer Holtzclaw Darnell

Jennifer Holtzclaw Darnell, 48, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Betty Guffey

Betty Guffey, 73, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Donald Ray Heady

Donald Ray Heady, 54, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 20, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


James Michael Lord

James Michael Lord, 56, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Larry Jeffrey Seabolt

Larry Jeffrey Seabolt, 52, a native of Forsyth County, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Jennie Suhoza

Jennie Suhoza, 88, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


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Lady Tigers bow out of tourney

The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon.

October 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and Stephanie Woody | High School


Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Grow giant pumpkins

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.

October 29, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s OK for family to have different interests

I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.

October 29, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


A salute to one trying to make this world better

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 29, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 29, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Barry Andrew Harness

Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Sherman Lee “Tank” Heaton

Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Betty Reid Martin

Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Annie Etheleen Pilcher

Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rene Samples

Rene Samples, 49, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Willis M. Thrasher

Willis M. Thrasher, 86, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


New GM named for newspaper

Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Local driver named rookie of the year

Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

October 24, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


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