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The calendar said "Spring Begins," and on March 20, we could believe it. There was bright sun, yellow jonquils dotting lawns and roadsides, trees and shrubs showing hints of budding. After a long winter, filled with weather disasters around the world, we are ready for spring and the new hopes it always brings.

March 24, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Corps to collect fees at lake parks

The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier recently announced that day use fees will now be collected for recreational season 2010 in various parks where fees have not been charged in the past.

March 24, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Retha Gilbert Clemons

Retha Gilbert Clemons, 61, native of Forsyth County, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Janice Harben

Janice Harben, 58, of Dawsonville, died Friday, March 19, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Gary Floyd Hewatt

Gary Floyd Hewatt, 54, of Auburn, Ga., died March 20, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Ruth Gazaway Ledford

Ruth Gazaway Ledford, 80, of Cumming, died Sunday, March 21, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Mike Malone

Mike Malone, 59, of Dahlonega, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Eric Doyle Mullis

Eric Doyle Mullis, 21, of Ball Ground, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


James Marvin Tatum

James Marvin Tatum, 68, of Waleska, formerly of Alpharetta, died March 22, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Tax cheats, deadbeats beware

Many of you have contacted me wanting to know what the General Assembly is doing to collect from delinquent taxpayers. We are determined to make sure everyone is paying their fair share of taxes and are looking at ways to reform our tax code to make it fair for all Georgians. This is what you honest, hardworking, taxpaying Georgians deserve.

March 24, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


State budget continues to be the focus

Based on state revenues, Georgia's government is 25 percent smaller than it was two and a half years ago. In order to meet the demands of our state's growing population, we are finding ways to do more with less. To that end, the Budget Task Force released their recommendations to the Senate this week on new ways to cut state spending.

March 24, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Georgia’s doing better than most states during these tough times

When we are looking at all the red ink in the FY 2010 Budget, it is very difficult to find ways of dispensing hope. In spite of the difficulties, I'll try my best.

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


Working for residents in legislature

For those who can't come to Atlanta to see first-hand how the state legislature operates, I'd like to take this opportunity to explain how business works under the Gold Dome.

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


Martha Annette Shelton

Martha Annette Shelton, 62, of Cumming, died Friday, March 12, 2010.

March 17, 2010 | | OBITUARIES


Winter picture perfect, now bring on spring

When it comes to snow, I have passed the point that I want to go out and play.

March 17, 2010 | For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Robert G. “Slim” Denny

Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


Edwin Donald Gravitt

Edwin Donald Gravitt, 75, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


G. Dan Hulsey

G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Va., died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


Brian Thomas Johnson

Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


Virginia Louise Vaughn

Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


What goes down will also go up

Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.

January 28, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very 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.

January 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs and that’s a good thing

The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Gov. Deal wants to add to the number of uninsured in Georgia

Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.

January 28, 2015 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


The State of Our State

Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century.

January 28, 2015 | By Steve Gooch | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 28, 2015 | DCN regional staff | Government


Dorothy Lloyd Brown

Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


Linda Davis

Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


Charles Wesley Holbrook

Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITUARIES


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