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Bank named to national list

A California-based global marketing services company has named United Community Bank to its list of 2011 Customer Service Champions.

March 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Lee Roy "Bop" Martin

Lee Roy "Bop" Martin, 83, a native of Forsyth County, died March 1, 2011.

March 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Robert L. "Bob" Warwick

Robert L. "Bob" Warwick, 72, of Dawsonville, died March 6, 2011.

March 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Calvin Thomas

Calvin Thomas, 85, of Dawsonville, formerly of the Atlanta area, died Feb. 21, 2011.

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Dorothy Kate Pitts Yearwood

Dorothy Kate Pitts Yearwood, formerly of Cumming, died Feb. 27, 2011.

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


House passes education funding plan, voting reforms

The pace at the capitol quickened this week as we worked our way closer to the halfway point of the 2011 legislative session. As committees continued to scrutinize legislation, my colleagues and I in the House passed several important pieces of legislation. The HOPE Scholarship, K-12 education funding, and early voting reform were addressed by the House last week.

March 02, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Most solutions not clear-cut, easy

We see challenges, problems, conflicts on many fronts and we clamor for quick, obvious solutions. No way.

March 02, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Lawmakers tackle budget, HOPE

This week brought some high profile issues to the table, including the budget and a HOPE bill that are putting us on the right track to taking care of the issues most important to Georgians.

March 02, 2011 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Still time to prune trees, shrubs

As we get closer to spring, the best times for pruning many deciduous trees and shrubs is slipping away. However, there is still plenty of time to do any necessary pruning. Some trees bleed heavily when pruning is done closer to the growth time. A few of these are maple and birch.

March 02, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Robbie Dean Pilcher

Robbie Dean Pilcher, 47, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Feb. 13, 2011.

February 23, 2011 | | OBITS


Robert Harvey Newberry, LTC, U.S. Army

Robert Harvey Newberry, LTC, U.S. Army, retired, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 16, 2011.

February 23, 2011 | | OBITS


Homer Lewis Holtzclaw

Homer Lewis Holtzclaw, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 14, 2011. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church.

February 23, 2011 | | OBITS


Ralph Dean Fowler

Ralph Dean Fowler, 73, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2011.

February 23, 2011 | | OBITS


William R. “Bill” Chambers

William R. "Bill" Chambers, 84, of Lawrenceville, died Feb. 20, 2011.

February 23, 2011 | | OBITS


Working to protect the rights of Georgia citizens

This week, a number of bills were introduced that aim to protect Georgians' fundamental rights.

February 23, 2011 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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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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