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Understanding amendments on the ballot

Many voters do not understand the five proposed State Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot and have asked me what they mean.

October 06, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


October: The busiest month in the landscape

October is the busiest month of the year in the landscape. It signals the ideal time for planting and transplanting woody ornamentals and herbaceous perennials. It's also time to plant fescue turfgrass, winter ryegrass, bulbs and pansies and to apply pre-emergence herbicides for winter weed control.

October 06, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Oct. 7 at city hall

October 06, 2010 | | Government


Veterans offer scholarship

The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America is accepting applications for its 2011 scholarship program.

October 06, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Harvesting and curing pumpkins, winter squash

About this time every year I receive questions related to when and how to harvest pumpkins and winter squash.

September 29, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Burn ban lifted

Georgia's annual ban on outdoor burning ends at midnight Sept. 30, clearing the way for residents to use a fast, new burn permitting system provided by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

September 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lela Trammell Gilreath

Lela Trammell Gilreath, 96, of Jasper, died Sept. 24, 2010.

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Buck Jones

Buck Jones, 70, of Cumming, died Sept. 24, 2010.

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Ruth McBrayer

Ruth McBrayer, 72, of Cumming, died Sept. 22, 2010.

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Thelma Satterfield Richards

Thelma Satterfield Richards, 81, of Cherokee County, died Sept. 24, 2010.

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Guide to 2010 ballot questions

As you cast your vote in this year's general election, you will be asked to vote for or against five proposed changes to the state constitution. Each amendment was passed by the General Assembly during the 2010 legislative session and will appear on the ballot this year for voter approval. Following is a breakdown of each proposed amendment to give you a clearer understanding of the proposals you'll be voting on as you fulfill your important role in our state's electoral process.

September 29, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Some events just demand comment

I'm writing this hurriedly to slide it in past deadline, but I promised the papers that I'd do it today. I just had to wait to see how the "10 Years of Bowen Center" gala turned out. And it was great.

September 29, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Jaclyn Nicole Kritikos & Danny Lewis Shane Hall wed

Jaclyn Nicole Kritikos and Danny Lewis Shane Hall were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Aug. 6, 2010 on the beach at Panama City Beach, Fla.

September 29, 2010 | | Weddings


Nonprofits can raise money with national charity sale

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this fall.

September 29, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Morgan receives scholarship

Krista Morgan, a 2010 graduate of Dawson County High School, has been awarded the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

September 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County

August 27, 2015 | | High School


Everybody needs a good fighter in their corner

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or ...

August 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Avian influenza

If you regularly follow the news, you may have noticed several recent stories about a new strain of bird flu seriously affecting poultry production across ...

August 26, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


For the last time, I am not angry

I hate pictures of myself, always have. My Facebook profile pic is a few years old and I am not one to agonize over the ...

August 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Sour lessons and sweet victory

There comes a point in every child's life when they have a very startling reality revealed.

August 19, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Retha Bell Gilbert

Retha Bell Gilbert, 87, died Aug. 16, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


B.L. Perry

B.L. Perry, 79, of Cumming, died Aug. 11, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Kenneth Eddie Reed

Kenneth Eddie Reed, 66, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 10, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Joel Wayne Tedder

Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 9, 2015.

August 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


One of Georgia Tech’s ‘Lost Dodd Boys’ looks back on the experience

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop.

August 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO

Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


High-speed Internet provider acquires local wireless network service

Two players in North Georgia's Internet game have come together.

August 12, 2015 | From Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Fall webworms

Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several ...

August 12, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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