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Mae Bell Wall

Mae Bell Wall, 65, of Winder, died Sept. 13, 2011.

Her daughter, Johanna Corbin; father and mother, Clayton and Clara Flanagan; and brother, Leroy Flanagan, preceded her in death.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


Becoming a mover, shaker frustrating

When Nathan Deal was elected governor, I made myself a promise that I was going to get along better with him than I did with his predecessor, George E. Perdue.

If our new governor wanted to build a few concrete fishponds, I'd look the other way. If he wanted to dress up like Dr. Seuss' "Cat in the Hat" and talk to school kids while shafting their teachers, I would just shake my head in bemusement. If he rode a motorcycle around the Capitol or drove a bus across town for reasons that made no sense at all or ...

September 21, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


‘We have met the enemy’

Have you noticed the rapidly rising food and gasoline prices? It seems like the prices go up on a daily or even hourly basis. What's a major cause of this? Corn-produced ethanol is the culprit.

Several years ago, I wrote about the stupidity of using corn to produce ethanol for fuel and predicted that food prices would climb. I said then that we would pay for it either at the pump or the supermarket. Now corn prices have risen from the about $3/bushel it was six years ago, to well over $7/bushel today.

September 21, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Doughnut shop may open

The local development authority announced Friday that Dunkin' Donuts is currently looking to open a franchise in Dawson County.

The well-known doughnut company is seeking a potential franchise owner interested in starting a business in the area.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


4-H students compete

Eight Dawson County 4-H members recently competed in the Northeast District Forestry Judging contest held at the Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.

The contest consisted of four parts: Tree identification, disease and insect identification, tree volume estimation and orienteering, which is measuring distance by pace and compass.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students learn history during Civil War day

Several area historians gathered to volunteer their time Friday as Kilough Elementary held its first Civil War day for fifth graders.

The event consisted of six stations, each detailing a portion of life during the Civil War.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Garden tips as seasons change

Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday. So, what does this date mean as it relates to your landscape? Not much.

Fall, however, is a time of change from hot days of summer to cold days of winter.

September 21, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Authority exploring water service options

Officials want to know why some Dawson County residents are paying a Lumpkin County entity a much higher rate for water that originates from the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority.

In all, nearly 50 Dawson County homeowners receive water from the Lumpkin County Water and Sewerage Authority.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Virginia Phagan Holbrook

Virginia Phagan Holbrook, 81, of Cumming, died Sept. 10, 2011.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Estelle Reece

Estelle Reece, 72, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 11. 2011.

Born March 5, 1939, in Gilmer County to the late Mantley and Velma McClure, she lived in Dawson County most of her life.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Lt. Col. Thompson “Thom” Allen Terrell III

Lt. Col. Thompson "Thom" Allen Terrell III, 71, of Blue Ridge, died Sept. 6, 2011.

He was a member of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


A vow to remember

Remembrance was the theme Friday at Dawson County Emergency Services headquarters.

A crowd of more than a hundred people attended a moving ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. All those involved stressed the importance of never forgetting the heroism and horror of that day.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Emergency operators honored

In the wake of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, another national day of remembrance has become overshadowed.

As declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Sept. 11 is 911 Emergency Number Day. It's a time to honor those who are the true first responders during a crisis.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Scout builds stand for concessions at DCMS

A local boy scout recently performed a service for Dawson County Middle School and in doing so may have secured his place among the scout's elite.

Involved with the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade, Austin Little hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by the end of the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


DCHS senior helps water authority

Since he was 10 years old and designing forts with his friends, Michael Styles knew he wanted to build things.

Now as a Dawson County High senior, Styles is on track to build things professionally.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Police search for missing woman

Dawson County police are searching for a Dawsonville woman who was reported missing on Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Baits work well for fire ant control

Fire ants can be a nasty problem in the home landscape. They love to make unsightly mounds in the middle of our lawn turf and ...

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


Being a modest and much-beloved columnist can get testy at times

I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces ...

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


Promises not delivered

On March 6, Ken Akins, Marissa Pyle, and Bette Holland met with Rep. Doug Collins (R) at his Gainesville office to talk about the Affordable ...

March 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


House bill 217: Another attempt to siphon money from public schools for private schools

House Bill 217 has passed the House and is now in the Senate for consideration. It seems to me that the legislators are again trying ...

March 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Nothing's quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...

March 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Finalizing Georgia's budget

As the General Assembly marches closer to Sine Die, our constitutional duty of passing a balanced budget for Georgia's government has become our biggest ...

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


It's always Mama's fault

Freud may have been onto something.

March 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Pre-k registration opens next week

Dawson County Schools will be offering pre-k registration next week for one class at Kilough Elementary and two classes at Riverview Elementary.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Woman gets through courthouse security with gun

A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver of minivan sought

The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


National transportation board releases details on Dawson plane crash

The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Board of Elections retiree gets party

Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BOC signs resolutions on city airport, motorsports park regulations

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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