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Native coaches all-star game

Dawson County native Stuart Chester had the opportunity to coach some of the nation's best young baseball players recently in the ninth annual Perfect Game All-American Classic at PETCO Park in San Diego, Calif.

The East versus West matchup Aug. 14 featured 38 of the nation's most promising high school players.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


A new beginning

A former professional quarterback is forging a new path for himself in Dawson County.

Quincy Carter, who starred at the University of Georgia before playing for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, is the offensive coordinator for Dawson Christian Academy's middle school football team.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New 9th district may draw a ‘herd’ to post

Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.

The new map creates an open seat as early as next year and a major political opportunity to represent all or part of 20 Northeast Georgia counties in the U.S. House of Representatives.

August 31, 2011 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Saving garden seeds

During late summer many gardeners begin to think about saving seeds from garden vegetables for planting next year.

For open pollinated vegetable varieties this practice works; for hybrid varieties, it can be a disaster. Many gardeners plant "hybrid" cultivars and should not save the seeds from hybrid plants.

August 31, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


‘News’ accepting military nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming segments in the Dawson Community News that will profile local men and women serving in our nation's military.

Told "In Their Own Words," the series will feature stories brought to life by active military personnel from Dawson County serving around the world.

August 31, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


James “Charli” Hensley

James "Charli" Hensley, 72, of the Yellow Creek Community, died Aug. 26, 2011.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracy Hensley of Marble Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Hensley of Jasper, Gene and Katherine Hensley of Dawsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Henry Green of Dawsonville; granddaughter, Heather Hensley; five nieces; mother of son, Cricket Hensley; various other relatives also survive.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS


Lillie Mae Samples

Lillie Mae Samples, 91, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 25, 2011.

Born Jan. 20, 1920 in Forsyth County to the late Charlie and Minnie Martin, she had lived in Dawson County since 1955 having moved from DeKalb County.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS


William A. Westbrook Jr.

William A. Westbrook Jr., 82, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 22, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ann Westbrook of Dawsonville; son and daughter-in-law, R. William and Teresa Westbrook of Ojai, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terry Turner of Roswell; grandchildren, Kelly Cavin, Kevin Turner, Anne Westbrook; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Leonteen and Fred Hockett of Wilmington, N.C.; his dog, Coco; various other relatives also survive.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS


Governor signs state House, Senate maps

Last week Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state House and Senate legislative district maps, and by the time you read this, he may have also signed the congressional maps which add a new 14th district.

Lumpkin County is in the center of that new district, which will continue to be the 9th Congressional District.

August 31, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

A body of a Buford teen who authorities feared drowned following a boating accident Saturday night near the Dawson-Hall County line has been recovered.

August 28, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Native boy excels at fishing event

A 13-year-old Dawson County native is making a name for himself as a Texas outdoorsman.

During the month of July, Carson Sims received his third straight Texas Slam Award and received $1,000 for weighing in a big fish in the 2011 WON Bass U.S. Open in Nevada.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charity ride is Saturday

A charity motorcycle ride will be held at noon Saturday beginning on Harmony Church Road to raise funds for funeral costs associated with the loss of a child.

The event will be hosted by Charlie's Little Angels and the Wingmen Motorcycle Club.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ryan McSwain Browning

Ryan McSwain Browning, 22, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2011.

Born in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of Greg and Sandy Browning of Dawsonville.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Bonnie Sanders Cagle

Bonnie Sanders Cagle, 79, of Alpharetta, died Aug. 20, 2011.

She was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Alpharetta.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Louise “Lucy” Sewell Massey

Louise "Lucy" Sewell Massey, 63, of Stephens, died Aug. 15, 2011.

Mrs. Massey was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


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Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sometimes it is helpful that others do your work

This column was conceived and intended for last week's paper, but it did not get transferred to my computer and thus not to the ...

January 18, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

January 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Getting started in 2017

On Jan. 9, we reconvened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises to be very busy and offers endless ...

January 18, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The end of the fried chickatarian era

Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.

January 18, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Joan Ellen Coffman

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles Hunt Eldred

Charles Hunt Eldred, died Jan. 3, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Eleanor H. King

Eleanor H. King, 98, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 15, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


James H. Ledbetter

James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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