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Academy will hold fundraiser

The Dawson Christian Academy will hold a gospel singing fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Jesus' Name Apostolic Church.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


System prepares charter councils

The Dawson County school system has begun preparing to set up school governance councils at each of its seven campuses after achieving charter system status in June.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library moving into future with e-books

The Dawson County Library is now offering e-book and audiobook rentals through its Web site, and many residents are taking advantage of the new service.

Residents have rented 243 e-books since the service began in January, and the library has added 2,042 new patrons since June 2010.

August 03, 2011 | | Education


Annexation may lead to arbitration

The Dawsonville City Council and the Dawson County commission may be heading for arbitration over a disputed piece of property on Hwy. 136.

After the final required public hearing on the matter Monday night, the city council voted 4-0 to annex the 5-acre parcel.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


NFL career kicks off

Dawson County High graduate and former University of Tennessee punter Chad Cunningham has signed a free-agent contract with the Tennessee Titans.

Cunningham went undrafted in April, but said that he believed he would get a shot with an NFL team.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Local college partners with school system

Nearly 40 students from a nearby college will be traversing the halls of local campuses this school year in an effort to improve early childhood education for both students and teachers.

North Georgia College & State University will send 24 juniors and 17 seniors to the four Dawson County elementary schools, according to former Kilough Elementary Principal Lois Zangara.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Linda “Wrink” Grant

Linda "Wrink" Grant, 62, of Dawsonville, died July 28, 2011.

Born April 29, 1949 to the late Charles Alton and Lillian Grant, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

August 03, 2011 | | OBITS


Clayton Grier

Clayton Grier, 78, of Cumming, died July 26, 2011.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mayfield Baptist Church.

August 03, 2011 | | OBITS


Ricky Bragg

Ricky Bragg, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 27, 2011.

Born Jan. 21, 1963, Ricky was a native of Atlanta, but had lived in Dawson County for a number of years.

August 03, 2011 | | OBITS


Ricky Charles Crow

Ricky Charles Crow, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 25, 2011.

Born in Oneona, Ala., he was the son of Charles and Mary Crow of Cumming.

August 03, 2011 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Anglin

William "Bill" Anglin, 60, of Canton, formerly of Roswell, died July 27, 2011.

His parents, Bud and Ida Anglin and a brother, Mack Anglin, preceded him in death.

August 03, 2011 | | OBITS


Jonnie Bratton Sisco Beasley

Jonnie Bratton Sisco Beasley, 90, of Cumming, died.

Born to Lewis Clifford Sisco and Mattie D. Bratton Sisco in Primm Springs, Tenn., Hickman County on Aug. 26, 1920, Jonnie had one sister, Dorothy Elizabeth Sisco, born Jan. 13, 1923 and died in March 1980.

August 03, 2011 | | OBITS


Authority has new way to read meters

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has begun a water meter replacement project with the goal of improving the accuracy of meter readings for its 5,200 commercial and residential customers.

The new water meters have already been installed at 50 residential locations, including the homes of each member of the authority's board of directors.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Hospital gives to elevator fund

Northside Hospital-Forsyth Administrator Lynn Jackson, on behalf of the hospital, recently presented Dawson County Senior Center Director Margie Weaver with a check for $1,000 to benefit the center's elevator fund.

"I am very thankful to Northside Forsyth for the donation," Weaver said. "Just over $38,000 has been contributed so far with another $22,000 needed to fund the project.

August 03, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Local convenience store sells $50K lottery prize

Neighborhood Convenience Store on Hwy. 9 in Dawsonville recently sold a winning $50,000 prize ticket in the Georgia Lottery game Jumbo Bucks Classic.

"Oh wow," said store owner Andy Sam when he learned he had sold the winning ticket. "That's very, very good."

August 03, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL


Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lynn Farmer Bennett

Lynn Farmer Bennett, 60, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Martha Day

Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Loy Carlton Ferguson

Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert Harold Hembree

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Sharon F. Knight

Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Laura Long

Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Annette Martin

Annette Martin, 72, of Cumming, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Macey S. Shelton

Macey S. Shelton, 78, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


William White

William White, 69, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


The Amended 2017 Budget

This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY ...

February 15, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Government


Of boys and men

"Mama, can I?..."

February 15, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Boxelder Bugs

We have experienced several periods this winter of above-average temperatures. If you've been outside, you may have noticed that these warm days have led ...

February 15, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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