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Real story on Gov. Perdue’s performance pay for teachers

I applaud the school boards in the 9th Georgia House District for making the same tough decisions that we at the capitol have been coping with. We have tried to cut the least from those who are the most vulnerable; still, some people and organizations can't seem to accept or deal with today's reality.

February 17, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


High school yearbook staff honored

Young journalists scooped the competition for work on the 2008-09 edition of "Tiger," the Dawson County High School yearbook.

February 17, 2010 | | Education


Real estate market in the new year

Greetings from your 400 North Board of Realtors.

February 17, 2010 | By Missy Castleberry-Taylor | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Georgia begins Work Ready initiative for small business

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO George M. Israel III recently announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Local man wins $1M in lottery

A Dawsonville man won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway in Forsyth County.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


State Capitol celebrates 100 years of scouting

State lawmakers recently welcomed Boy Scout troops from across Georgia to celebrate 100 years of scouting during Boy Scouts of America Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Student named ambassador

Autumn Callahan, a freshman at Dawson County High School, was recently honored at a Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

A. Roll Call

February 17, 2010 | | Government


Overwintering houseplants

During winter months, many homeowners try to overwinter potted plants inside. Others enjoy inside plants year round, but there can be problems.

February 17, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Never too old to learn

I am a fan of the eternal optimist. The person who sees the glass half full, rather than half empty.

February 17, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Consumer-driven legislation headlines the week in session

Georgia consumers and businesses stand to benefit from two bills that have already received final passage by the full legislature this session. Banking customers in good standing, notably businesses and homeowners, now have a greater chance of getting their loans renewed.

February 17, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Roy Holland

Roy Holland, 61, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

February 17, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


George Boerner

George Boerner, 91, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.

February 17, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Local groups donate bookbags

The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


The road to recovery

Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


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Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive

Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history.

December 17, 2014 | | SPORTS


Auvermann named GMRC appointed official of the year

The man charged with bringing quality economic development to the county has been recognized for his work.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Surviving childhood - despite my best efforts

Cole is fascinated by war stories.

December 17, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Peggy Bailey

Peggy Bailey, 61, of Gainesville, died Dec. 10, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Stanley Darnell

Stanley Darnell, 72, died Dec. 13, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Marilyn P. Grossenbacher

Marilyn P. Grossenbacher, 93, of Big Canoe, died Dec. 4, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gwen Higgins

Gwen Higgins, 51, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 8, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gregory Allen Sills

Gregory Allen Sills, 66, of Dawsonville, formerly of Montpelier, Ind., died Dec. 8, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Tony Simmons

Tony Simmons, 53, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 10, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Grace L. Singletary

Grace L. Singletary, 108, of Thomaston, died Dec. 14, 2014.

December 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive

Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history.

December 12, 2014 | | BUSINESS


Harley Bennett

Harley Bennett, 86, of Silver City, died Dec. 7, 2014.

December 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Marcelle Mathis

Marcelle Mathis, 92, of Oakwood, died Dec. 4, 2014.

December 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William Cody Smith

William Cody Smith, 24, of Cumming, died Nov. 29, 2014.

December 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Enjoy holiday house plants

The cold winter months can often be a depressing time for gardeners. The lush greenery and colorful blooms have long since faded. However, bitter weather shouldn't keep you from getting your gardening fix. There are plenty of indoor plants associated with Christmas that will bring warmth and color to your home during the holidays.

December 10, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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