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Legislative wrap-up continued

This week's column will continue to wrap-up and review the 2010 Legislative Session.

May 12, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | OBITS


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

L. New Business 1.Permit for Assembly: Tour of Atlanta Bike Race – Mr. James Lowe 2. Permit for Assembly: Poker Run for Dawson Humane Society – Adrienne Patterson 3. Proclamation: Emergency Services Week – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 4. Approval of the Emergency Services Fundraiser for Stations #5 & #6 – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 5. Approval of the Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 6. Approval to declare surplus: F-250 Pick Up from Road Department – Public Works Director David Headley 7. Approval of GIS Website Hosting/Maintenance Services – Planning Director David McKee 8. Approval of AV Consultant for Dawson County ...

May 12, 2010 | | Government


Softball tourney to help housing

The 400 North Board of Realtors is sponsoring a men's one pitch softball tournament this summer to help families struggling to make house payments.

May 12, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Junior Fire Academy coming this summer

Dawson County Emergency Services invites all current sixth and seventh graders to attend the Junior Fire Academy this summer.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Commissioner graduates from ACCG programs

James Swafford was recognized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for completion of the Commissioners Training Program and the Certified Commissioners Advanced Program at the association's 96th annual meeting held recently at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County.

May 12, 2010 | editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Special election results

The polls have closed and Dawson County results are in for the special election for the District 9 U.S. House seat.

May 11, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Elliott makes it two in a row

Chase Elliott's scheduled race at the legendary Winchester Speedway in Indiana didn't turn out like he expected, but he wound up with something even better - a win in the season's second "Show Me The Money" race at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Alabama.

May 11, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Mack “Earl” Butler

Mack "Earl" Butler, 57, of Shakerag, died April 29, 2010.

May 05, 2010 | | OBITS


James “Jimmy” A. Coats

James "Jimmy" A. Coats, 62, of Covington, died April 29, 2010.

May 05, 2010 | | OBITS


James F. Lord

James F. Lord, 72, of Dawsonville, died May 3, 2010.

May 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Harry J. Martin

Harry J. Martin, 66, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died April 30, 2010.

May 05, 2010 | | OBITS


John E. Sears

John E. Sears, 60, of Dawsonville, died May 2, 2010.

May 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Eula Ann Gazaway Massey Smith

Eula Ann Gazaway Massey Smith, 82, of Canton, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

May 05, 2010 | | OBITS


’10 assembly changes the face of state’s economy

Now that we've reached the end of what has been one of the longest sessions in Georgia's history, it's time to move forward on new policies that will change the face of our state economy. Job creation is at the center of this transformation.

May 05, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


FBLA students go to state

The Dawson County High School FBLA members once again made their presence known at the state conference in Atlanta on March 26 and 27.

May 05, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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UGA Class of 2019 will include some of state’s brightest students

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted.

April 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Final week of session is upon us

We returned to the Gold Dome last week to resume business at the state Capitol.

April 01, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


End of 2015 legislative session is near

Only two days remain in the 2015 legislative session.

April 01, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Learning to stop focusing and settle for more in life

A friend and I were chatting one night, catching up on things and the conversation turned to our usual wistful, wishful discussion of how life was really going.

April 01, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Judy Truelove

Judy Truelove, 68, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Rev. John Harvey Smith

The Rev. John Harvey Smith, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Denver H. Harris

Denver H. Harris, 64, of Dawsonville, died March 30, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Joel “Buddy” Burnett

Joel "Buddy" Burnett, 79, of Cumming, died March 24, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry Harold Bennett

Larry Harold Bennett, 75, of Cumming, died March 25, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Jeff S. Bearden

Jeff S. Bearden, 41, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

March 27, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL


Forsythia signals the arrival of spring

Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.

March 25, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.

March 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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