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Where are all the heroes?

I grew up in the era when astronauts were both heroes and celebrities. We knew the names of people like Alan Shepherd, John Glenn, Gus Grissom and others.

July 22, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Ruby Mae Hamby

Ruby Mae Hamby, 79, of Cumming, died Monday, July 13, 2009.

July 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Dawsonville Kings competing for National Title in Cooperstown

The world of travel baseball presents many opportunities for its players.

July 21, 2009 | | Parks & Recreation


Organizations aid with school supplies

This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library workshop sparks creativity

This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Do dogs really need a last name?

There is a little dog that lives at our house. Her name is Buttons and in human terms, she is a senior citizen. When I came into her life, she was well into middle age and, like most who reach that point, was set in her ways.

July 15, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


On this side of a birthday

Originally, this column was inspired by one written by Ted Oglesby in The (Gainesville) Times.

July 15, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Bricks of honor

Being in the military requires much of those enlisted, which includes sacrificing many things that people at home enjoy on a daily basis.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Habitat still in planning stages

According to Mark Weaver, there are many people and families who currently live in substandard housing conditions within Dawson County. An issue that he has been aware of for quite some time.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Jimmie Edward Collins

Jimmie Edward Collins, 67, a native of Forsyth County, died Friday, July 10, 2009.

July 15, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Darliss "Dar" Long

Darliss "Dar" Long, 56, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, July 9, 2009.

July 15, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Evelyn S. Smith

Evelyn S. Smith, 79, of Cumming, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

July 15, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Lucky for us, Georgia isn’t California

On July 1, California became the first state in the country to issue IOUs instead of being able to pay its bills.

July 15, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Amber Kathleen Stevenson & Chase Vaughn Grosse

Mike Stevenson and Kathleen Martin, both of Dawsonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Kathleen Stevenson, to Chase Vaughn Grosse. He is the son of Charles W. and Nancy L. Grosse of Cumming.

July 15, 2009 | | Engagements


Cherish Hope Chester & Cory Nathaniel Gilleland to wed

Keith and Tammy Chester of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Cherish Hope Chester of Dawsonville to Cory Nathaniel Gilleland of Dawsonville. He is the son of Stacy Gilleland and Sandra Gilleland, both of Dawsonville.

July 15, 2009 | | Engagements


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Christina Hope Taylor and Aaron Douglas Gray to wed

The Rev. and Mrs. Braden Eugene Taylor of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Hope Taylor, to Aaron Douglas Gray. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Douglas Gray of Birmingham, Ala.

April 23, 2014 | | Engagements


Linda Roberts

Linda Roberts, 71, of Dawsonville, died April 18, 2014.

April 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Sean Edward Vollrath

Sean Edward Vollrath, 19, of Cumming, died April 15, 2014.

April 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Waymon Dee Williams

Waymon Dee Williams, 67, of Dawsonville, died April 13, 2014.

April 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Don Brodt

Don Brodt, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 14, 2014.

April 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lisa Marie Berquist Polk

Lisa Marie Berquist Polk, of Cumming, died April 19, 2014.

April 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Using organic fertilizers

Many home gardeners and small-scale producers have a growing interest in organic production.

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


Proposed development awash with controversy

The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?

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


Nothing is sacred when it comes to Mama

A diary is such a treasured, sacred little book, holding secret thoughts, the most private of details.

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


Keeping state on road to prosperity

The 2014 legislative session was one for the history books. Two winter ice storms interrupted legislative operations for several days at a time, and the introduction of unprecedented - and controversial - bills increased the time legislators needed to properly review the supporting research, documentation and the official bill itself.

April 23, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Marjorie Stowers Bishop

Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Eldon O. Miller

Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


A lesson in friendship

"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.

April 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Bo Callaway will be missed

Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.

April 16, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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