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Lanier Tech seeks higher accreditation

Lanier Technical College is seeking accreditation for another year, but this time it's under tougher standards.

July 21, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Lanier Tech reflects growth

Lanier Technical College graduated its largest class of students Friday night - and the programs just keep growing.

July 21, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


You have to grow up sometime

There comes a point in your life when you grow up.

July 21, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Readers ask questions

Each month I receive hundreds of calls from gardeners with questions ranging from how to keep deer out of a garden to disease control in a home lawn.

July 21, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Corps sets sights on dock eyesores

Even as it is working to permit new docks on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to some day get rid of abandoned - and often unsightly - ones in an effort with the Lake Lanier Association.

July 21, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


John Walter Abbott

John Walter Abbott, 74, of Cumming, died July 16, 2010.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Trellis Jean Basham

Trellis Jean Basham, 67, of Cumming, died July 15, 2010.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


James W. Jett

James W. Jett, 72, died July 13, 2010.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


John T. Pirkle

John T. Pirkle, 61, of Gainesville, died July 17, 2010.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson, 67, of Athens, died July 16, 2010.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Roger Earl Worden

Roger Earl Worden, 81, of Cumming, died July 13, 2010.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Our state has more illegal immigrants than Arizona

Arizona has held the headlines for its recently passed immigration laws. Much of the controversy is a result of the federal government passing laws but failing to enforce them. Under President Bush, the government acknowledged that illegal immigration was a problem and set out to build a border fence. Increasing costs led to the apparent demise of that solution. In the minds of many, the problem has become too expensive to ignore. Here are facts which you can check yourselves.

July 21, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Confessions that won't surprise

We Protestants don't have confessional booths like Catholics - or is that done only in books and old movies? In fact, we may be more likely to conceal our faults and impress our pastors. Our true selves, however, may really be obvious.

July 21, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Votes are counted

Dawson County voters headed to the polls today to cast their ballots for the counties next clerk of superior court and district 3 county commissioner.

July 20, 2010 | Newsroom staff editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Elementary essay winners announced

Each year Dawson County Retired Educators Association sponsors an essay contest for fifth grade students. The topic this year was: "Grandparents, or other adult relative, who have influenced my life."

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Truth never changes

About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to dialogue with a young lesbian who was furious with me for my Biblical views against the lifestyle.

July 01, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT


Former UGA president heads back to Malibu

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1.

July 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


The landline: Mama’s last bastion of communication

Who ever created texting, thank you.

July 01, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Bagworm management

Are you having issues with distressed or dying evergreen trees in your landscape this year? Chances are you may have a bagworm infestation.

July 01, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

July 01, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN Regional Staff | Education


Cecil Tidwell

Cecil Tidwell, 65, of Cumming, died June 27, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Woody Reece Sr.

Woody Reece Sr., 80, of Dawsonville, died June 18, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert Reece

Robert Reece, 74, of Dawsonville, died June 24, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


James Lee Ray

James Lee Ray, 72, of Dawsonville, died June 29, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Roy J. Foster

Roy J. Foster, 74, of Dawsonville, died June 25, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Eileen Agnes Heinold Eurek

Eileen Agnes Heinold Eurek, 80, a former resident of Big Canoe, died June 23, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert Victor “R.V.” Cranford

Robert Victor "R.V." Cranford, 80, of Dawsonville, died June 23, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Daniel Everett Bettis

Daniel Everett Bettis, 93, died June 24, 2015.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Caldwell overcame to earn coveted AAA state title

As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.

June 30, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

June 25, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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