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Schools receive Title I honors

All four of Dawson County's elementary schools have received Georgia Title I designation from the state Department of Education.

And three of the schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have maintained their status as Title I Distinguished Schools for a seventh consecutive year, according to a recent state report.

January 18, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas | Education

Volunteer opportunities abound

Many people start a new year off with resolutions. For 2012, many local nonprofits hope volunteerism is among their goals.

No matter a person's age, gender, interests or skills, nonprofits throughout the area need volunteers to donate their time, services and abilities.

January 18, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

Racing car finds home

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has recently acquired a famed racecar that was thought to be lost until a few years ago.

Known as the Dixie Twister, the Huston Platt-owned car had disappeared after a deadly accident on March 2, 1969, that killed 12 and injured more than 40 at the Yellow River Drag Strip in Covington.

January 18, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

Home heating help is back

In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.

The nonprofit, which has offered a one-time payment of heating costs for decades, had to postpone its Dec. 1, 2011, launch date due to what appeared to be lack of funds from the federal government.

January 18, 2012 | By Aaron Hale DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Ernestine Frady

Ernestine Frady, 67, of Dahlonega, died Jan. 3, 2012.

She attended Christian Hill Baptist Church.

January 11, 2012 | | OBITS

KARE for Kids is appreciated

I would like to express my appreciation to the KARE for Kids organization.

Their work makes such a difference at Christmas for so many children. The people at Bethel United Methodist Church that took the applications were so nice and caring.

January 11, 2012 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Learn garden terms

Sometimes gardening terms can become confusing and lead to wrong cultural practices.

For example, the term bulb is used to apply to a number of different plant structures which are planted and propagated on their location and make-up. Above ground bulblike structures are called crowns, and the below-ground ones are bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers.

January 11, 2012 | For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Outback Bowl proves some phrases never go out of style

The folks at Lake Superior State University in Michigan have just released their recommendation for words and phrases that should be erased from our vocabulary in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

Why Lake Superior State? And why the list? Well, for one thing, they don't have a football team which gives them a lot of time to think about stuff like this. I wish Lake Superior State did have a football team and maybe Georgia could have played them in the Outback Bowl instead of that other ...

January 11, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Mary McRoberts Walsh

Mary McRoberts Walsh, 63, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 17, 2011.

Born Dec. 15, 1948, in St. Petersburg, Fla. to the late James and Marian McRoberts, she had lived in Dawson County since 2003, having moved from Norcross.

January 11, 2012 | | OBITS

Theresa Mills

Theresa Mills, 57, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, died Jan. 4, 2012.

She was of the Baptist faith.

January 11, 2012 | | OBITS

The spirit of giving isn’t just for Christmas

This column is being written on Christmas Eve, although it is intended for January.

How can someone have time to write on Christmas Eve?

January 11, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Mama said there’d be days like this …

I have never been a big couponer. I tried it when I was younger during grocery trips with Granny.

My attempts to save money cost my budgeted-to-the-penny Granny an average extra $34. I was ordered to never try to save Granny money again.

January 11, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Ronald E. Adams

Ronald E. Adams, 74, of Royston, died Jan. 6, 2012.

Ronald liked to show horses and work on cars.

January 11, 2012 | | OBITS

Annette Bramblett Cain

Annette Bramblett Cain, 92, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Jan. 4, 2012.

She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church for 80 years.

January 11, 2012 | | OBITS

Byard and Walls announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John Byard and Mrs. Lisa Carr of Dawsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlin Devere Byard to Logan Spencer Timothy Walls, son of the late Mr. William Sanders Walls and Torina Walls and Wyatt Bales of Dawsonville.

Kaitlin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. She presently attends Fordham University in Manhattan, N.Y. and is pursuing her master's degree in special education while teaching second grade in Harlem as a member of Teach for America.

January 11, 2012 | | Engagements

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Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center has been partially evacuated after a substance that the Dawson County Sheriff's Office believes to be baby powder was ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Melody Looper Collins

Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS

Gene Lambert

Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS

Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Destructive beetle kills trees

I have recently received several calls about trees suddenly dying. Upon close inspection, the trees had several small toothpick-like structures hanging off the trunks and ...

April 26, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 26, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dooley/Carr to wed

Mrs. Carolyn Dooley, of Dawsonville, announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Paige, to James Robert Carr.

April 26, 2017 | Staff reports | Engagements

Wonderful park experience

I started going to work out and walk at Rock Creek Park around three years ago with my fiance.

April 26, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Taking a look beyond April

This is another column that should have been written last week or even two weeks ago.

April 26, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Shouting for joy

When I was child, it was, on occasion, that we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church" meaning it ...

April 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The thing about life

The last few years have taught me a lot about what it means to deal with grief.

April 26, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

DCSO holds active shooter simulation training

The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall became a training ground when sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement personnel participated in a mock active shooter ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL

Barn Dance this Saturday

Wee Books is hosting fundraiser this weekend that is sure to have attendees stompin' their boots and spinnin' their partners round and round.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Three cases of child molestation, rape reported in Dawson

Three separate incidents involving child molestation and strong arm rape of a child were reported to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office in April, one ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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