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Bank CEO sees promise

The CEO of one of America's top performing banks said he sees great potential in Georgia.

George Gleason, who is also chairman of Bank of the Ozarks, made a visit recently to north Georgia along with the bank's board of directors.

July 06, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Thanks to emergency personnel

In light of the recent storms that we have had all over our area here, I would just like to say a huge "Thank You" to all of the people who helped to get our electricity back up and running.

On June 18, my power went off and was off for 18 hours, going into Sunday.

July 06, 2011 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Jeff David Bruce

Jeff David Bruce, 47, of Dawsonville, died July 2, 2011.

Born March 12, 1964, he was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County.

July 06, 2011 | | OBITS


Madge Holloway

Madge Holloway, 81, of Ball Ground, died July 1, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pledger Holloway; and grandchildren, Jessica Ray and Bryce Roper.

July 06, 2011 | | OBITS


The world continues to roll on

Candidly, I have never thought that the world revolved around me, not even my own personal world.

And certainly, during the past decade I have purposely limited participation in many areas that previously claimed much time and effort.

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


Club members attend Georgia 4-H State Council Conference

In June, Dawson County Senior 4-H members Madison Adams and Autumn Callahan attended the Georgia 4-H State Council Conference. The annual meeting held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton gathers members from across the state to learn about topics of interest for teens, participate in the Iron Clover competition and elect the Georgia 4-H Board of Directors.

"State Council is a great time for high school members," Ian Cowie, county 4-H agent said. "It brings the best 4-H members together to learn, to share and to have fun."

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


GED fee hike on hold

A delay in the expected cost increase for testing has led more students to seek their GED before year's end.

General Educational Development test-takers currently pay $95 for the full battery of five tests that measure reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.

July 06, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


Board of Commissioners agenda, 6 p.m. July 7 at city hall

A. Roll call

B. Award presentation: Chief Lanier Swafford - employee recognition

July 06, 2011 | | Government


Glee continues over court’s water ruling

You might have heard it last week - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.

"I'm extremely pleased," said Kelly Randall, Gainesville's public utilities director. "I think the ruling goes beyond what I had hoped. I think it's great the court ... said (water supply) was an original purpose."

July 06, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Great first day for market

The first day of this year's Dawson County Produce Market was a great success.

Seven local farmers and gardeners sold a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

July 06, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Riverview Middle softball tryouts will begin Aug. 1

Riverview Middle School Head Softball Coach Jeff Compton recently announced that tryouts will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at the school.

Any seventh or eighth grade girl interested in trying out for the 2011 Riverview Middle School softball team must have with them a parent permission form and an up-to-date physical on the first day of tryouts.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Fourth, important day in history

The Fourth of July or "Independence Day" is the national day of the United States set aside to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This piece of paper declared our independence from Great Britain, and was signed by 56 great men who risked treason to create our great nation.

From that day on, the Fourth of July is one of, if not the most important day in American history.

June 29, 2011 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Barry Samples

Barry Samples, 57, died June 23, 2011.

Barry retired from Sawnee Electric after 28 years of service to the company.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Joyce Elizabeth Spain

Joyce Elizabeth Spain, 67, of Dawsonville, died June 22, 2011.

Mrs. Spain was born Sept. 30, 1943 in Dawson County to the late R.B. and Ruby Whitmire.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Rev. Harold Truelove

Rev. Harold Truelove, 82, of Dahlonega, died June 21, 2011.

Born Oct. 6, 1928 in White County to the late Lee and Vicie Truelove, he lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. For many years, he worked in dry wall and residential construction.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


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Katt Williams banished from Dawson and Hall counties

December 02, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

November 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Try to navigate the transition in this column

As far as I can tell, all the pundits and politicians agree on one thing: This has been and still is an unprecedented election year ...

November 30, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer.

November 30, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Any given Sunday and other random days

"I am not a big sports guy."

November 30, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Local man charged with child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week and faces several charges including child molestation and aggravated sodomy, while a Dahlonega woman was arrested a week ...

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


New parks and rec smartphone app launches

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has launched a free smartphone app that is downloadable on both Apple and Android devices.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Christmas parade, tree lighting scheduled for Saturday

This weekend will bring holiday festivities to downtown Dawsonville with the city's annual parade and Christmas tree lighting on Saturday.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Holiday shopping kicks off

Thanksgiving Day was the kickoff for holiday shopping season at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes

The Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes, 74, of Cleveland, died Nov. 22, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Jacky Evans

Jacky Evans, 63, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 23, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Damon Karl Rink

Damon Karl Rink, 52, of Maysville, died Nov. 18, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry Smallwood

Jerry Smallwood, 59, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 22, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Sacha Alexander Dzuba

Sacha Alexander Dzuba, 38, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 14, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Marlene Glassman

Marlene Glassman, 85, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 7, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


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