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Of plates and cups and related things

It's funny how analogies or metaphorical sayings can seemingly stem from the same basis, but have different meanings. For example, one would expect that having a full plate and a full cup would both indicate blessings or something good. Not the case.

April 06, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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


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Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government


Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Kathleen Timms Rogers

Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Bobbie Ivey

Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


James Edward Gaddis

James Edward Gaddis, 52, of Dahlonega, died May 13, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Earnest Anderson

Earnest Anderson, 83, of Cumming, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Commissioners made the wrong decision

This letter is in response to the anger of many Dawson County taxpayers over Commissioners Jimmy Hamby, Julie Hughes Nix, and Sharon Fausett voting down ...

May 18, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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