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Members visit Washington, D.C.

Dawson County Farm Bureau members Brad Weaver and Seth Stowers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

March 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Students moving in to new facility

Last weekend, Dawson County Schools celebrated what one education official called a "truly historic event."

March 30, 2011 | | Education

Fire chief named to council

Dawson County Emergency Services/Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was recently named to the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.

March 30, 2011 | | Government

Black walnut toxicity

Most old home places in the south have at least one black walnut tree. The black walnut is a wonderful tree except one thing: The roots of black walnut trees produce a substance known as juglone.

March 30, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Say ‘no’ to regional airport

In response to Karen Wilson's letter to the editor, I was encouraged to write one of my own.

March 30, 2011 | Reader submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Good job on pause

I agree with recent letter writers, Karen Wilson and Arlene McClure regarding the formation of a regional airport authority.

March 30, 2011 | Reader submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Last chance for Georgia

The Georgia Legislative session will end soon, but it may not be too late for the residents of Georgia if they make some changes quickly.

March 30, 2011 | Reader submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Easier to agree on what we don’t want

It's a whole lot easier getting agreement at this point on what we don't want to see in the tax reform bill than what we do. I have received dozens of e-mails asking me not to vote for HB 385 because the Council on Tax Reform recommended taxing some of their favorite things.

March 30, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Mary Louise Mulherin McCoy

Mary Louise Mulherin McCoy, 84, of Dawsonville, died March 23, 2011.

March 30, 2011 | | OBITS

Bob Waldrop

Bob Waldrop, 84, of Gainesville died March 27, 2011.

March 30, 2011 | | OBITS

Eugene M. Bishop

Dr. Eugene M. Bishop, 76, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2011.

March 30, 2011 | | OBITS

Franklin Barnell Beck

Franklin Barnell Beck, 70, of Dahlonega, died March 21, 2011.

March 30, 2011 | | OBITS

Joe J. Arrendale

Joe J. Arrendale, 80, of Dawsonville, died March 27, 2011.

March 30, 2011 | | OBITS

Local man led active life

Gene Bishop loved hunting, community service, traveling in political circles and donating time and money.

March 25, 2011 | ByJeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Emma Dean Whitmire

Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, of Dawsonville, died March 18, 2011.

March 23, 2011 | | OBITS

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Rock Creek ‘Trunk or Treat’ promises ghoulishly good fun

Dawson County Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Rock Creek Park on Halloween. The event is free to ...

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Passage of Gov. Deal’s Opportunity School District Amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets.

October 26, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts – well, maybe

"Mama, are ghosts real?"

October 26, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Inappropriate conduct reported at jail

A Dawson County Detention Center inmate in mid-October reported a sexual assault involving a contracted food service worker and a jail inmate.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS

Early voting running smoothly

Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.

October 26, 2016 | | Government

Commission holds first of two budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | Government

State officials continue search for better internet access, more connectivity

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 26, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent | LOCAL

Nudist resort owner receives county approval for expansion

More than 200 people gathered at the county courthouse last week to support a rezoning effort by one of the county's popular tourist destinations.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

October 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

James “Jim” R. Brown

James "Jim" R. Brown, 78, died Oct. 24, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Gladys Eva O’Kelley

Gladys Eva O'Kelley, 87, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Bobby Stepp

Bobby Stepp, 50, of Dahlonega, died Oct. 17, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Clint Turner Jr.

Clint Turner Jr., of Kennesaw, died Oct. 18, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Authorities: Shots were accidental, self-inflicted

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said that personnel responded to a call of a potential gunshot wound in the parking lot of LongHorn ...

October 25, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival honors racing legends

A cool, breezy morning awakened vendors and festival-goers alike on Saturday morning for the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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