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Take another look at the death of common sense

This piece was first published in the Indianapolis Star, but as we get ready for the next sessions of Congress and the Georgia General Assembly, I believe it deserves repeating. It is probably more true today than it was when Dr. Borgman first wrote it. Enjoy and reflect.

December 29, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Our Community

As we come to the end of another year in Dawson County, we can't help but look back on what the past 12 months have brought.

December 29, 2010 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Eulene Hubbard Bolton

Eulene Hubbard Bolton, 77, a lifelong resident of Cumming, died Dec. 22, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Ruth Bruce

Ruth Bruce, 70, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 23, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Lana Turner Dean

Lana Turner Dean, 56, of Cumming, died Dec. 21, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Barbara Roland Duncan

Barbara Roland Duncan, 67, of Ball Ground, died Dec. 21, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Jackie Nix

Jackie Nix, 70, of Cumming, died Dec. 21, 2010. She was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a member of Roanoke Baptist Church.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Martha Pope

Martha Pope, 62, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 27, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Richard W. Shivers

Richard W. Shivers, 73, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 21, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Olleen Williams

Olleen Williams, 90, recently of Dahlonega, died Dec. 19, 2010.

December 29, 2010 | | OBITS


I hope my mama’s looking down from above

In 1992, I had a temporary loss of mental stability and decided to run for the Georgia House of Representatives.

December 22, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Assembly is the time for leaders to ‘fish or cut bait’

As we near the 2011 Session of the General Assembly, discussion topics get tougher because we are getting closer to the time we must either "fish or cut bait."

December 22, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Christmas traditions shaped us

Many of the traditional customs we've come to observe during the holiday season, like decorating our homes and sending Christmas cards, were uncommon practices in the early years of our country. Before the 19th century, most Americans worked on Christmas. For generations, it was treated just like any other day.

December 22, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Rickey Abercrombie

Rickey Abercrombie, 45, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 15, 2010.

December 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Rosie Lee Holtzclaw

Rosie Lee Holtzclaw, 84, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 16, 2010.

December 22, 2010 | | OBITS


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House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 12, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Region 7-AAA basketball playoff games moved to Thursday

Tonight's scheduled Region 7-AAA basketball games at East Hall and West Hall high schools have been postponed until Thursday due to weather concerns in ...

February 10, 2016 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant ...

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are ...

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Diversity and multiculturalism

Everything we read today lauds the idea of diversity and its twin sister multiculturalism. Most of the time, the people that assert these ideas mean ...

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The reality behind the Georgia budget for 2017

In the Governor's State of the State address on Jan. 13 he stated that his $23.7 Billion budget is the highest ever.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 ...

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL


Swim team finishes on high note

The Dawson County High School Swim Team had its last regular season meet Jan. 16 at the Cumming Aquatic Center.

February 09, 2016 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Soccer season underway

The Dawson County High School varsity soccer teams kicked off their seasons with a scrimmage against North Forsyth High School Friday night.

February 09, 2016 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


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