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Guy “Ronnie” Mullinax

Guy "Ronnie" Mullinax, 60, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 5, 2011.

He was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Rebecca J. Burruss

Rebecca J. Burruss, 69, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2011.

Her parents, Brooks and Emma Ava Johnson, preceded her in death.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Larry Jewell Dixon

Larry Jewell Dixon, 57, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 6, 2011.

He was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS


Emory Madison Martin

Emory Madison Martin, 75, of Cumming, died Oct. 2, 2011.

Born June 3, 1936 to the late Rena and Florene Martin, he was a native of Forsyth County and became a lifelong resident in the Coal Mountain community.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Jesse Lee Murphy

Jesse Lee Murphy, 88, of Cumming, died Oct. 2, 2011.

He is retired from business. Jessie is a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a loyal member of the American Legion and the VFW.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Myrtle Lois Guest

Myrtle Lois Guest, 78, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 26, 2011.

Born June 2, 1933 in Lithia Springs to the late Henry and Cora Belle Cochran, she had lived in Dawson County for more than 30 years having moved from Forsyth County.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Laddie H. Long

Laddie H. Long, 82, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 30, 2011.

Mr. Long was born April 12, 1929 in Lincoln County to the late George and Marie Long.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Donna Jean Edgil

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, of Cumming, died Sept. 28, 2011.

She attended River of Life Church of God.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Eula Idelle Evans

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 28, 2011.

Born Dec. 15, 1914 in Hall County to the late Ode and Ommie Kemp Elliott, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. A homemaker at her death, for many years she and her husband owned and operated a poultry farm.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Eula Belle Grant

Eula Belle Grant, 91, of Gainesville, died Oct. 2, 2011.

Born Oct. 5, 1919 in Hall County to the late Joseph Benjamin and Fannie Pearl Robinson, she lived most of her life in Dawson and Forsyth counties.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Hazel Castleberry

Hazel Castleberry, 70, of Dahlonega, died Sept. 29, 2011.

Born Nov. 11, 1940 to the late J.W. and Mary Helton, she lived most of her life in Dawson County before moving to Lumpkin County in 2006.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS


Morgan Freeman is uninformed or ill informed

I've been a Morgan Freeman fan as long as he has been a Hollywood movie star. I was shocked to see him play the "race card" in a recent interview just last week. During his interview he referred to the Tea Party as being "racist."

He has just been the latest to climb on the "race-card bandwagon."

October 05, 2011 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


English can be a strange language

We who have spoken English all our lives take many of its oddities for granted, but even natives will find some of these interesting. They are some more "gleanings" from various e-mails.

For example, see how many of these you can read correctly the first time:

October 05, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Election registration deadline is Tuesday

Residents living in the city of Dawsonville have until Tuesday to register if they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election.

Registration is available at the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at the intersection of Academy Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Dawsonville.

October 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Skeeter doesn’t care much for due process for terrorists

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma.

Some climb the mountain tops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bed sheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty.

October 05, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center has been partially evacuated after a substance that the Dawson County Sheriff's Office believes to be baby powder was ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Melody Looper Collins

Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Gene Lambert

Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Destructive beetle kills trees

I have recently received several calls about trees suddenly dying. Upon close inspection, the trees had several small toothpick-like structures hanging off the trunks and ...

April 26, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 26, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dooley/Carr to wed

Mrs. Carolyn Dooley, of Dawsonville, announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Paige, to James Robert Carr.

April 26, 2017 | Staff reports | Engagements


Wonderful park experience

I started going to work out and walk at Rock Creek Park around three years ago with my fiance.

April 26, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Taking a look beyond April

This is another column that should have been written last week or even two weeks ago.

April 26, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Shouting for joy

When I was child, it was, on occasion, that we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church" meaning it ...

April 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


The thing about life

The last few years have taught me a lot about what it means to deal with grief.

April 26, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


DCSO holds active shooter simulation training

The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall became a training ground when sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement personnel participated in a mock active shooter ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Barn Dance this Saturday

Wee Books is hosting fundraiser this weekend that is sure to have attendees stompin' their boots and spinnin' their partners round and round.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Three cases of child molestation, rape reported in Dawson

Three separate incidents involving child molestation and strong arm rape of a child were reported to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office in April, one ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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