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Academy looks to increase numbers

A new setting has the potential to completely change a person's outlook, just ask the faculty at Hightower Academy.

The school moved into a new $2.4-million, 15,000-square-foot facility behind Dawson County Middle School in April and the reaction from both staff and students was immediate.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting agenda

J. Public hearings

1. Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and Grand Park (First of two hearings)

September 07, 2011 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session agenda

L. New business

1. Presentation of the Clean Water Month Proclamation: Doris Cook, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority

September 07, 2011 | | Government


Road closing for work

Alonzo Burt Road will be closed Sept. 12-16 for pipe replacement and other road maintenance activities at the creek crossing.

Motorists are asked to use Tanner Road as a detour to Hwy. 136 west and east.

September 07, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Maps reflect realities today, simple math

The 2011 Special Session for Redistricting has come to an end but the questions, comments and discussions have not.

Most of us understand that redistricting is primarily a numbers game. Redistricting was made necessary by the 2010 Census which showed that the redistribution of the national and state populations, since the 2000 Census, would violate the one man, one vote requirement unless districts were redrawn.

September 07, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sometimes thank you is not enough

I haven't yet met the new manager of our local Kroger, but I hope he will be in the tradition of the previous ones, especially in community participation.

From the store's opening with a lady named Susan through several succeeding managers, Dawson County has been fortunate. Each one has been cooperative with various civic organizations, and it seems that the last one was the cream of the crop - or perhaps he was just here for a longer time.

September 07, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


10th anniversary of 9/11 is a time for reflection

As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, please take time to remember the innocent Americans who were lost on that fateful day at the hands of terrorists. Also, take time to remember the courage and dedication and sacrifice of the police officers and firefighters who perished at the Twin Towers 10 years ago. And who can forget the bravery and inspirational teamwork of the passengers of Flight 93?

I give thanks that we live in a country guided by morality. In fact, our founding fathers created a Constitution for a moral people. John Adams was one of America's ...

September 07, 2011 | By Clint Smith For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Time to plant fescue

The summer of 2011 has been hard on lawns. If you need to plant, or in many cases replant your fescue lawn, mid- September through October is excellent. With cooler nights, milder days and rain, fescue seeds will germinate quickly.

For many years the best known fescue has been Kentucky 31. It is durable and still used as a pasture grass. As a lawn grass Kentucky 31 tends to be coarse and clumpy unless seeded thickly and well-tended.

September 07, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Tommie E. Johnson

Tommie E. Johnson, 78, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 5, 2011.

Born Aug. 21, 1933 in Broward County, N.C., to the late J.P. and Nola Johnson, he had lived in Dawson County since 1973, having moved from Ball Ground.

September 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Jerry Dwayne Reed

Jerry Dwayne Reed, 28, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 31, 2011.

Born Oct. 19, 1982, Mr. Reed was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. He was a member of Amicalola Baptist Church.

September 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Janet Diane Ziegler

Janet Diane Ziegler, 64, of Big Canoe, died Sept. 3, 2011.

She was a graduate of McEachern High School and retired from Lockheed Aircraft after 21 years of service.

September 07, 2011 | | OBITS


RaceTrac to begin construction

The Development Authority of Dawson County has announced RaceTrac Petroleum expects to begin building a gas station and convenience store on Ga. 400 within the next month.

Initial permits were issued last week for a facility at Ga. 400 South and Whitmire Road.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


City qualifying gets under way

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 8 election continues through Friday.

The ballot will feature two city council seats and the mayor's post, as well as a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Native coaches all-star game

Dawson County native Stuart Chester had the opportunity to coach some of the nation's best young baseball players recently in the ninth annual Perfect Game All-American Classic at PETCO Park in San Diego, Calif.

The East versus West matchup Aug. 14 featured 38 of the nation's most promising high school players.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


A new beginning

A former professional quarterback is forging a new path for himself in Dawson County.

Quincy Carter, who starred at the University of Georgia before playing for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, is the offensive coordinator for Dawson Christian Academy's middle school football team.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Jeffrey S. “Bodine” Roberts

Jeffrey S. "Bodine" Roberts, 52, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2017.

February 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

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


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL


Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lynn Farmer Bennett

Lynn Farmer Bennett, 60, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Martha Day

Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Loy Carlton Ferguson

Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert Harold Hembree

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Sharon F. Knight

Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Laura Long

Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Annette Martin

Annette Martin, 72, of Cumming, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Macey S. Shelton

Macey S. Shelton, 78, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


William White

William White, 69, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


The Amended 2017 Budget

This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY ...

February 15, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Government


Of boys and men

"Mama, can I?..."

February 15, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


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