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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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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


Hydrangea bloom colors

Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?

April 16, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Remember what Easter is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


April a multi-faceted month

April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.

April 16, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Taking a look back at Bill and Chase Elliotts' careers

Bill Elliott's career

April 09, 2014 | | SPORTS


James W. Ray Sr.

James W. Ray Sr., 73, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2014.

April 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

April 09, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Pauline Ivey

Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming, died April 3, 2014.

April 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lindsay Porter and Chris Holmes to wed

Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.

April 09, 2014 | | Engagements


Child abuse prevention a priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Annual 4-H rabies clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.

April 09, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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