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Leaders to discuss future of 400

An economic development luncheon that aims to provide the region's business leaders and elected officials an opportunity to discuss the future of Ga. 400 will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 7 at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

The 2012 Ga. 400 Summit will address numerous questions, including how the region's leaders can help reduce congestion and how they can improve the road's qualities.

May 30, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Think twice about apartment project

As an ex-city council member and ex-county commissioner, I understand some of what things cost and what pays in Dawson County.

For instance, what it costs per person in Dawson County for infrastructure.

May 30, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


H. Dean Hallman

H. Dean Hallman, 67, of Dawsonville, died May 24, 2012.

Born April 27, 1945 in South Carolina, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 20 years.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS


Ida Mae McBrayer Lingerfelt

Ida Mae McBrayer Lingerfelt, 61, of Cumming, died May 21, 2012.

She was a lifelong resident of Cumming and was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church in Pickens County.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS


Sara Cox Roper

Sara Cox Roper, 63, of Cumming, died May 24, 2012.

Born Aug. 20, 1948 in Dawson County to the late Wayne and Nellie Cox, she had lived in Forsyth County most of her life.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS


James Marvin Whitmire

James Marvin Whitmire, 81, of Dawsonville, died May 22, 2012.

His parents, Jim and Minnie Whitmire; and a son, Glenn Clay Whitmire; preceded him in death.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS


My son, the future president of 2038

The first grade class voted a few weeks ago and it was announced during awards day that the "Most Likely to be President of the USA" was my child.

Cole's teacher, Mrs. Robin even declared that Cole would be one to get things done if he was in the White House and she'd vote for him tomorrow if he ran.

May 30, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Alliance continues meeting needs of Dawson community

You may have been aware of the Alliance of Churches of Dawson County as that group has prepared and served "open house" Thanksgiving dinners for the past two years. The dinners were especially for families who currently could not provide such a feast for themselves and for individuals who might otherwise be alone on that holiday.

The alliance is now offering assistance to those same citizens who may need minor home repairs.

May 30, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Fire blight on fruit trees

Backyard apple trees are popular in this area of Georgia.

Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home. While home fruit trees can be rewarding, they also require a lot of work. One reason for this is the prevalence of diseases.

May 23, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Elsie Campbell

Elsie Campbell, 92, of Cumming, died May 15, 2012.

Her husband, Paul E. Campbell, preceded her in death.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Joanne Carol Fowler

Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, of Dahlonega, died May 12, 2012.

Born in San Diego, Calif. she was the daughter of the late Ole and Elizabeth Jensen.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Horace Gayton

Horace Gayton, 74, of Dawsonville, died May 15, 2012.

Born Jan. 4, 1938, to the late Beecher and Aline Gayton, he lived most of his life in Dawson County.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Sara Ellen Fowler Holbrook

Sara Ellen Fowler Holbrook, 80, of Cumming, died May 19, 2012.

Mrs. Holbrook was born on July 24, 1931, in Forsyth County.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Brian Smith Nash

Brian Smith Nash, 50, of Cumming, died May 17, 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Raylynn Nash of Cumming; father, Col. Donald Nash (USAF Ret.) of New Orleans, La.; mother, Willette Borden of Dawsonville; sister, RuthAnne Rossback of Dawsonville; brother, Greg Nash of Sarasota, Fla.; various other relatives also survive.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Inez Burruss Pugh

Inez Burruss Pugh, 86, of Forsyth County, died May 18, 2012.

She was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a lifelong member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


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Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 21, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Couple who met at Kroger get engaged with help of coworkers

The grocery store may be where you buy your vegetables, bread and milk, but it isn't exactly the first place you think of when ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two Dawson residents arrested after separate police chases in north Forsyth

A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after officials say he led deputies on a chase up Ga. 400 last week.

July 19, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City planning, public works outline upcoming development

Casey Majewski, Dawsonville planning director, along with Public Works Operations Manager Trampas Hansard, presented at Monday's city council meeting an overview of development expected ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local church partners with gas station to service community

Earlier this month The Church at War Hill hosted a #ServeOurCity event as a way to give back to Dawson County.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


City election qualifying begins next month

Two Dawsonville city council seats are up for grabs in the upcoming general election, with qualifying starting next month.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Historian to discuss Cherokee, Creek Indian heritage

Interested citizens are invited to attend next week's Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting at which Leslie Barker Thomas will discuss the history ...

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall County resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 19, 2017 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Youth Leadership Dawson graduates first class

Future leaders of Dawson County recently graduated from a nine-month program hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Dawson County Board of Education.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson cheerleaders give back

The Dawson County High School cheerleaders recently prepared for the fall season by coaching the future generation of Dawson Tigers in a summer camp.

July 19, 2017 | By Carly McCurry For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Middle school volleyball heats up with summer camp

The Dawson County Middle School volleyball team played together for the first time this week, starting with camp on Monday and practice throughout the week.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


'Shine Pedalers Metric enters fifth year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its fifth annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Volleyball camp gives young girls chance to learn skills

A volleyball camp held last week at Rock Creek Park had high school volleyball team students helping teach lower grades a thing or two about ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Friday evening wreck, hazardous spill closes Hwy. 53 for 4 hours

A wreck, that resulted in a hazardous spill on Hwy. 53 East, near the Etowah River, closed the road for four hours in both directions ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Brett Bentley

Brett Bentley, 58, of Dawsonville, died July 10, 2017.

July 19, 2017 | | OBITS


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