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New 9th district may draw a ‘herd’ to post

Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.

The new map creates an open seat as early as next year and a major political opportunity to represent all or part of 20 Northeast Georgia counties in the U.S. House of Representatives.

August 31, 2011 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government

Saving garden seeds

During late summer many gardeners begin to think about saving seeds from garden vegetables for planting next year.

For open pollinated vegetable varieties this practice works; for hybrid varieties, it can be a disaster. Many gardeners plant "hybrid" cultivars and should not save the seeds from hybrid plants.

August 31, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

‘News’ accepting military nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming segments in the Dawson Community News that will profile local men and women serving in our nation's military.

Told "In Their Own Words," the series will feature stories brought to life by active military personnel from Dawson County serving around the world.

August 31, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

James “Charli” Hensley

James "Charli" Hensley, 72, of the Yellow Creek Community, died Aug. 26, 2011.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracy Hensley of Marble Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Hensley of Jasper, Gene and Katherine Hensley of Dawsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Henry Green of Dawsonville; granddaughter, Heather Hensley; five nieces; mother of son, Cricket Hensley; various other relatives also survive.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS

Lillie Mae Samples

Lillie Mae Samples, 91, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 25, 2011.

Born Jan. 20, 1920 in Forsyth County to the late Charlie and Minnie Martin, she had lived in Dawson County since 1955 having moved from DeKalb County.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS

William A. Westbrook Jr.

William A. Westbrook Jr., 82, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 22, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ann Westbrook of Dawsonville; son and daughter-in-law, R. William and Teresa Westbrook of Ojai, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terry Turner of Roswell; grandchildren, Kelly Cavin, Kevin Turner, Anne Westbrook; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Leonteen and Fred Hockett of Wilmington, N.C.; his dog, Coco; various other relatives also survive.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS

Governor signs state House, Senate maps

Last week Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state House and Senate legislative district maps, and by the time you read this, he may have also signed the congressional maps which add a new 14th district.

Lumpkin County is in the center of that new district, which will continue to be the 9th Congressional District.

August 31, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

A body of a Buford teen who authorities feared drowned following a boating accident Saturday night near the Dawson-Hall County line has been recovered.

August 28, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Native boy excels at fishing event

A 13-year-old Dawson County native is making a name for himself as a Texas outdoorsman.

During the month of July, Carson Sims received his third straight Texas Slam Award and received $1,000 for weighing in a big fish in the 2011 WON Bass U.S. Open in Nevada.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

Charity ride is Saturday

A charity motorcycle ride will be held at noon Saturday beginning on Harmony Church Road to raise funds for funeral costs associated with the loss of a child.

The event will be hosted by Charlie's Little Angels and the Wingmen Motorcycle Club.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

Ryan McSwain Browning

Ryan McSwain Browning, 22, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2011.

Born in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of Greg and Sandy Browning of Dawsonville.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS

Bonnie Sanders Cagle

Bonnie Sanders Cagle, 79, of Alpharetta, died Aug. 20, 2011.

She was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Alpharetta.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS

Louise “Lucy” Sewell Massey

Louise "Lucy" Sewell Massey, 63, of Stephens, died Aug. 15, 2011.

Mrs. Massey was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS

Wynona Harris Payton

Wynona Harris Payton, 84, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2011.

Born Nov. 6, 1926 in Carrolton to the late Jesse Terrell and Elma Harris, she had lived in Dawson County since 1975 having moved from Mableton. Mrs. Payton retired as an underwriter with Commercial Union Insurance Company after 30 years of service.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS

James Lee Tucker

James Lee Tucker, 46, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 15, 2011.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS

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February 22, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A salute to an Olympic champion and his pursuit of excellence

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Sharing some concerns for better, for worse

As a former educator, an environmentalist, a Christian, and a (very) senior citizen, I have been concerned about a number of recent news items on ...

February 22, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal ...

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

February 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings ...

February 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

February 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Burt signs to Bears

Dawson County High School golfer Hunter Burt signed last week to play college level golf at Truett McConnell University.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean | SPORTS

Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Jinn DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Small plane’s pilot OK after crash-landing in Dawsonville over weekend

A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

County decision on raises tabled until March 2

County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

GDOT begins study to determine city airport feasibility

Nine days after the city of Dawsonville announced renewed interest in buying the Elliott Field airport and retaining it for public use, the Georgia Department ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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