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Director honored by governor

Dawson County Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond was honored Friday by Gov. Sonny Perdue with a Georgia Public Safety Award for Outstanding Contribution which enhanced the profession.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Local selected for summit

For the second consecutive year, CE Pro, a leading consumer electronics trade publication, has selected Ron Rimawi, president of Atlanta-area Digital Interiors, as one of 100 invited VIP guests for the 2010 CE Pro 100 Integrators Summit.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Nov. 18 at city hall

November 17, 2010 | | Government


Marie Berna Davis

Marie Berna Davis, 80, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 8, 2010.

November 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Betty Jane Davis

Betty Jane Davis, 83, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 7, 2010.

November 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Irene Myrtie Mills Hamby

Irene Myrtie Mills Hamby, 78, a native of Forsyth County, died Nov. 12, 2010.

November 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Mattie Lou Morrison

Mattie Lou Morrison, 93, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 6, 2010.

November 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Dorothy Faye "Sue" Thurmond

Dorothy Faye "Sue" Thurmond, 64, of Foley, Alabama, died Nov. 10, 2010.

November 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Stroke prevention seminar is Nov. 30

Strokes are the number three killer in this country. Someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 40 seconds.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Symphony kicks off season

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony has scheduled a series of four holiday concerts in four different Northeast Georgia cities, including Dawsonville, during the first few days of December.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lions Club serves at festival

The Dawsonville Lions Club did not sell funnel cakes and hot dogs at its booth at the Mountain Moonshine Festival this year and it did not have its annual raffle.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Cagle stripped of power to appoint committees

MACON - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has lost the power to appoint committee members and chairmen following a contentious meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday in Macon.

November 10, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


Commission meeting date changed

In recognition of Veterans Day and the local ceremonies planned to honor the men and women who served their country, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will not meet Thursday.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Deal names full transition team

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has announced the full list of members of his transition committee.

November 10, 2010 | From regional staff reports | Government


Allen Street to close Nov. 22-25

Allen Street will be closed for road construction Nov. 22-25.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

February 03, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

February 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've ...

February 03, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Sometimes all you need is a good cry

The only times I saw Granny openly cry was when my grandfather had brain surgery, when he died, and when her beloved German shepherd, Bo ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...

February 02, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The perfect light

My trusty American SUV rumbled along a rocky seldom driven road kicking up a cloud of dust that enveloped the trucks following me.

January 27, 2016 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


State senator seeks to help disabled community

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician ...

January 27, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Passing on some borrowed ‘good advice’

My chiropractor, like many doctors, often adds a new piece of reading material for waiting clients, usually in the form of a page of inspirational ...

January 27, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

January 27, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In response to Yarbrough column

From week to week I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point.

January 27, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


There’s real importance in how to tell the story

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics of telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

January 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget

The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 27, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | VIEWPOINT


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