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Senate passes balanced spending, continues working on tax reform

Since the recession hit in 2007, the Georgia legislature has been faced with balancing the state budget amid sharply declining revenues. We are constitutionally prohibited from spending more than we take in, which prevents us from running up a trillion dollar deficit like the federal government. Smart financial planning is crucial for any government, just as it is for every family.

April 06, 2011 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Leak joins local bank

Alliance National Bank President and Chief Operations Officer J. David Gregg recently announced that Michelle G. Leak has joined the bank as vice president of commercial lending.

April 06, 2011 | | BUSINESS


Young leaders compete

Students in Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the organization's state conference held March 18-19 in Atlanta.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


4-Hers win at district

Dawson County Cloverleaf 4-H students traveled to Blairsville to participate in District Project Achievement recently. Many of them came back winners.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Officials support programs

Students from Dawson County High School attended a legislative luncheon Feb. 15 in Atlanta to promote support of career, technical and agriculture education programs in Georgia.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Former first lady pushes education

If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators March 23.

April 06, 2011 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Voting session agenda, 6 p.m. April 7 at city hall

April 06, 2011 | | Government


Select the right site for ornamental plantings

With the arrival of spring comes the strong urge to renovate or add to the landscape in our yards.

April 06, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Book recycling offered

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has proudly partnered with Better World Books to bring book recycling to the community.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Cleaning event sparks friendly competition

Keep Dawson County Beautiful in partnership with Etowah Water and Sewer and the Dawson County Woman's Club is proud to present "Cleaning Spring" as part of the 2011 Great American Clean Up.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Homeless numbers on the rise in Northeast Ga.

The number of homeless people in Hall County and surrounding areas increased in 2010.

April 06, 2011 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Club’s tourney set for May 9

The Rotary Club of Dawson County will host its annual Golf Tournament on May 9 at Crystal Falls Golf Club in Dawsonville.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Members visit Washington, D.C.

Dawson County Farm Bureau members Brad Weaver and Seth Stowers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

March 30, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students moving in to new facility

Last weekend, Dawson County Schools celebrated what one education official called a "truly historic event."

March 30, 2011 | | Education


Fire chief named to council

Dawson County Emergency Services/Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was recently named to the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.

March 30, 2011 | | Government


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Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

April 28, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 27, 2016 | DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Granny’s way of making me stronger

Granny often lamented that my generation was not made of tough stuff.

April 13, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Janel Mary Temple

Janel Mary Temple, 84, of Cumming, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Alice M. Sneed

Alice M. Sneed, 83, of Cumming, died April 9, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Pam Sheffield

Pam Sheffield, 58, of Dahlonega, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Richard Jackson “Jack” Moseman

Richard Jackson "Jack" Moseman, 73, of Cumming, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Roland Mincey Sr.

Charles Roland Mincey Sr., 84, of Dallas, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Broughton Heard

Charles Broughton Heard, 84, of Cumming, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Randy Gene Fausett

Randy Gene Fausett, 59, of Dawsonville, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Clyde Edwards

Clyde Edwards, 87, of Dawsonville, died April 10, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Some thoughts on why religious freedom bill failed

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent Religious Freedom ...

April 06, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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