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Alice Samples

Alice Samples, 76, of Dawsonville, died May 16, 2012.

She was born Feb. 25, 1936, in Rome, Ga., and had lived in Dawson County since 1955.

May 23, 2012 | | OBITS


The debt we will never be able to repay

My father turns 92 next week.

In college he felt bad things were going to happen so he joined the Navy. Two months later the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He spent the next four years fighting in the Pacific.

May 23, 2012 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Irony and justice

The irony of the lack of a will to reduce spending in Washington is just mind boggling.

The total income our government needs to operate this year comes to $3.796 trillion.

May 23, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Take time to remember

Memorial Day. What is it? To most of today's Americans it is a vacation day from work, a day stores have their white sales, and swimming pools and lakes beckon families.

But that is not really what Memorial Day is, it is the day we remember those who gave so much for our freedom as a people and a nation.

May 23, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Stand up for rights

When did we click "Agree" to this Lack of Privacy and Security Policy?

If you are an Etowah Water and Sewer Authority customer you may have seen, or will soon see, a notice stuck to your mail box informing you that this Water Utility is switching your water meter to a "smart meter" under the guise of a directive of GA Senate Bill 370. This legislation did not mandate "smart meters" but that water utilities be able to account for their water usage and losses.

May 23, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A letter to state’s teachers

I write to applaud you for having made it through another year in Georgia's public schools. Good for you. Frankly, I wonder sometimes why you do what you do and then I remember that you are changing young lives for the better. Not many of us can make that claim.

Your rewards for your efforts are unpaid furlough days, larger class sizes, no pay increases (but increased expenses) and a second-guessing public that seems to feel you should be able to stop all of society's ills at the classroom door. And then there are the politicians who promote ...

May 23, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


An open letter to Mr. Black Bear

Dear Mr. Black Bear,

Allow me to introduce myself; I am the owner of the trash you so enthusiastically dismantled and scattered all over my backyard recently. Several times actually. I'd like to have a few moments of your time if possible.

May 23, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Spiro tries to help Speaker with public

"Mr. Speaker, may I come in?"

"Well, if it isn't Spiro Amburn, my favorite chief of staff."

May 23, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dawsonville man among hall of fame semifinalists

A Dawsonville man is among 15 semifinalists for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 2012 class of inductees.

The winner of more than 200 NHRA, IHRA and AHRA sanctioned drag racing events, Dick Brannon was directly involved in the development of the Ford 427 race engines and played an important role in development of the 1967 Ford Fairlane 427, including one in which Mario Andretti won the Daytona 500.

May 22, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Screen tree alternatives

The Leyland cypress tree is one of the most popular plants used in the landscape as a natural screen. Unfortunately, increasing disease problems, improper plant placement and the sheer prevalence of Leyland cypresses have all contributed to the need for alternative plant selection.

Leyland cypress trees are susceptible to a number of diseases, such as Seridium canker, Botryosphaeria dieback and Cercosporidium needle blight.

May 16, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


We’re gonna just ‘bless it’

Part of our Southern heritage dictates that before or after we say anything disparaging about anyone, we should add a "bless their heart" to it.

I knew this early on; in fact, I would bet good money the first words I uttered after the dog's name were tagging a blessing onto someone.

May 16, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Joseph Hiram Gilbreth Jr.

Joseph Hiram Gilbreth Jr., 84, of Cumming, died May 9, 2012.

Born May 15, 1927, to a military family, he graduated 10th in his class from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1949 and served in Korea.

May 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Marvin L. Jett

Marvin L. Jett, 83, of Cumming, died May 12, 2012.

He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

May 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Garland Reagan

Garland Reagan, 69, of Dawsonville, died May 8, 2012.

Born March 6, 1943, in Gastonia, N.C. to the late Edward and Fannie Reagan, he lived most of his life in Dawson County.

May 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Edna “Gamps” Stephens

Edna "Gamps" Stephens, 94, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2012.

Born Sept. 25, 1917, to the late Seaborn and Nettie Ropers, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

May 16, 2012 | | OBITS


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Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 21, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Couple who met at Kroger get engaged with help of coworkers

The grocery store may be where you buy your vegetables, bread and milk, but it isn't exactly the first place you think of when ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two Dawson residents arrested after separate police chases in north Forsyth

A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after officials say he led deputies on a chase up Ga. 400 last week.

July 19, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City planning, public works outline upcoming development

Casey Majewski, Dawsonville planning director, along with Public Works Operations Manager Trampas Hansard, presented at Monday's city council meeting an overview of development expected ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local church partners with gas station to service community

Earlier this month The Church at War Hill hosted a #ServeOurCity event as a way to give back to Dawson County.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


City election qualifying begins next month

Two Dawsonville city council seats are up for grabs in the upcoming general election, with qualifying starting next month.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Historian to discuss Cherokee, Creek Indian heritage

Interested citizens are invited to attend next week's Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting at which Leslie Barker Thomas will discuss the history ...

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall County resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 19, 2017 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Youth Leadership Dawson graduates first class

Future leaders of Dawson County recently graduated from a nine-month program hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Dawson County Board of Education.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson cheerleaders give back

The Dawson County High School cheerleaders recently prepared for the fall season by coaching the future generation of Dawson Tigers in a summer camp.

July 19, 2017 | By Carly McCurry For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Middle school volleyball heats up with summer camp

The Dawson County Middle School volleyball team played together for the first time this week, starting with camp on Monday and practice throughout the week.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


'Shine Pedalers Metric enters fifth year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its fifth annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Volleyball camp gives young girls chance to learn skills

A volleyball camp held last week at Rock Creek Park had high school volleyball team students helping teach lower grades a thing or two about ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Friday evening wreck, hazardous spill closes Hwy. 53 for 4 hours

A wreck, that resulted in a hazardous spill on Hwy. 53 East, near the Etowah River, closed the road for four hours in both directions ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Brett Bentley

Brett Bentley, 58, of Dawsonville, died July 10, 2017.

July 19, 2017 | | OBITS


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