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Hills full of color

There used to be an outfit that tried to tell you what season you are. It had a lot to do with what color clothes are best suited to you.

October 21, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Most states, schools in same boat

My research as a member of the House Higher Education Committee and the House K-12 Education Appropriation Committee reveals that we are not alone when it comes to revenue shortfalls. Reductions impacted K-12 and higher education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

October 21, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Free smoke detectors offered

Each year more than 4,000 Americans die in fires and about 20,000 are injured.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Induction ceremony will be Friday night

The votes are in, and the inductees into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class of 2009 have been chosen.

October 21, 2009 | | SPORTS


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Moonshine run kicks festival into gear

The 42nd Annual Dawsonville Mountain Moonshine Festival kicks off with a "Thunder Road Moonshine Run," a caravan consisting of about 52 moonshine-era vintage cars dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Festival traffic advisory

Thousands of visitors will soon be descending on Dawsonville to participate in one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Martha Corn Grogan

Martha Corn Grogan, 61, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.

October 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


James A. "Jimmy" Lewis

James A. "Jimmy" Lewis, 62, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

October 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Lloyd Flem Vaughters

Lloyd Flem Vaughters, 83, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 18, 2009.

October 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Elliott overcomes adversity

Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Aaron's Dream Machine team had a lesson in adversity during their double header weekend at Five Flags Speedway (Pensacola, Fla.) and Montgomery (Ala.) Motor Speedway.

October 20, 2009 | | SPORTS


Roderick scores high finish in ARCA debut

Bill Elliott Racing's Casey Roderick exceeded even the highest expectations in his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway, during the American 200 Oct. 10.

October 20, 2009 | | SPORTS


Tourism industry a key component

Georgia, like so many states, is facing tough economic times right now.

October 14, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Fall is time for muscadines

There are many things I enjoy about this time of year: Cool nights, changing of the color of leaves, college football and muscadines.

October 14, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Respect can go a long way

As a boy of 17, I decided I wanted to be a political reporter. I didn't have time to wait, so I packed up my tape recorder and headed off to the State Capitol to begin my new career.

October 14, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


I always wonder what Granny would do

It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.

July 23, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


James P. “Buck” Cheves Jr.

James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Pruning in summer

Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.

July 23, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Parker commits to North Georgia

Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.

July 22, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | High School


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


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