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Larry Jewell Dixon

Larry Jewell Dixon, 57, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 6, 2011.

He was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS

Emory Madison Martin

Emory Madison Martin, 75, of Cumming, died Oct. 2, 2011.

Born June 3, 1936 to the late Rena and Florene Martin, he was a native of Forsyth County and became a lifelong resident in the Coal Mountain community.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Jesse Lee Murphy

Jesse Lee Murphy, 88, of Cumming, died Oct. 2, 2011.

He is retired from business. Jessie is a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a loyal member of the American Legion and the VFW.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Myrtle Lois Guest

Myrtle Lois Guest, 78, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 26, 2011.

Born June 2, 1933 in Lithia Springs to the late Henry and Cora Belle Cochran, she had lived in Dawson County for more than 30 years having moved from Forsyth County.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Laddie H. Long

Laddie H. Long, 82, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 30, 2011.

Mr. Long was born April 12, 1929 in Lincoln County to the late George and Marie Long.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Donna Jean Edgil

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, of Cumming, died Sept. 28, 2011.

She attended River of Life Church of God.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Eula Idelle Evans

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 28, 2011.

Born Dec. 15, 1914 in Hall County to the late Ode and Ommie Kemp Elliott, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. A homemaker at her death, for many years she and her husband owned and operated a poultry farm.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Eula Belle Grant

Eula Belle Grant, 91, of Gainesville, died Oct. 2, 2011.

Born Oct. 5, 1919 in Hall County to the late Joseph Benjamin and Fannie Pearl Robinson, she lived most of her life in Dawson and Forsyth counties.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Hazel Castleberry

Hazel Castleberry, 70, of Dahlonega, died Sept. 29, 2011.

Born Nov. 11, 1940 to the late J.W. and Mary Helton, she lived most of her life in Dawson County before moving to Lumpkin County in 2006.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Morgan Freeman is uninformed or ill informed

I've been a Morgan Freeman fan as long as he has been a Hollywood movie star. I was shocked to see him play the "race card" in a recent interview just last week. During his interview he referred to the Tea Party as being "racist."

He has just been the latest to climb on the "race-card bandwagon."

October 05, 2011 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

English can be a strange language

We who have spoken English all our lives take many of its oddities for granted, but even natives will find some of these interesting. They are some more "gleanings" from various e-mails.

For example, see how many of these you can read correctly the first time:

October 05, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Election registration deadline is Tuesday

Residents living in the city of Dawsonville have until Tuesday to register if they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election.

Registration is available at the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at the intersection of Academy Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Dawsonville.

October 05, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Skeeter doesn’t care much for due process for terrorists

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma.

Some climb the mountain tops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bed sheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty.

October 05, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Fall charity sale to benefit nonprofits

It's time for nonprofits to again sign up for the Belk Charity Sale.

The fundraiser is held twice a year, in the spring and fall, with the next shopping event set for 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

October 05, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | BUSINESS

Students tour local detention center

Freshman honors students recently had the opportunity to tour the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center.

The Sept. 22 trip was a part of the Building Educated Students for Tomorrow program at Dawson County High and gave the students the opportunity to see how the center functions.

October 05, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | Education

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Betty Bearden

Betty Bearden, 70, of Gainesville, died March 26, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Jerry Lee Blalock

Jerry Lee Blalock, 73, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Eloise Pinion Bramblett

Eloise Pinion Bramblett, 90, of Dawsonville, died March 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Billy Brooks

Billy Brooks, 90, of Cumming, died March 25, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Stephen J. “Steve” Brown

Stephen J. "Steve" Brown, 60, of Dawsonville, died March 22, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Clifford D. “Bob” Merritt

Clifford D. "Bob" Merritt, 79, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard

Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital, and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic on Saturday, April 22. It will ...

March 29, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Busy week headed toward session's end

The Georgia General Assembly reconvened under the Gold Dome on Monday, March 20 for day 36 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine die is this ...

March 29, 2017 | By Rep. Kevin Tanner | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Atlanta Motorsports Park is here to stay and wants more

The county originally turned the AMP rezoning request down, so in 2007 the City of Dawsonville went slipping through the wood all the way from ...

March 29, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dressing Up

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Mississippi, on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game ...

March 29, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Fast Approaching Sine Die

This week marks Day 38 of the 40-day legislative session. We have reached the point where committees are no longer meeting and we are working ...

March 29, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Hair of the dog

Dog hair is my arch nemesis.

March 29, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson County can now better service people experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities

Formerly Georgia Mountains Community Services, Avita is a public agency that was created by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Avita opened ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Suspect leads deputies on hours-long foot chase Gainesville wanted man still not located

What started with a medical visit ended with an hours-long foot chase and no arrest in Dawson County on March 17 when one man presented ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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