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Proposed districts released

A new proposal for Georgia's congressional districts means Tom Graves may no longer represent Dawson County's interests in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The new map divides the current 9th Congressional District, and opens all or parts of 20 Northeast Georgia counties for new representation in the U.S. House.

August 24, 2011 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Dawson man dies after jumping off lake bridge

Authorities say the death of a 22-year-old Dawsonville man last week is a sad and stark reminder not to jump from a Lake Lanier bridge.

"Any of that kind of behavior is of course careless and it in this case unfortunately proved fatal," said Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers.

August 24, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Sheila Grant to wed Michael Summers

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Grant of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sheila Grant to Michael Summers.

He is the son of the late Hurchel and Inez Summers of Roswell.

August 24, 2011 | | Engagements


Ali Kristen McClure to wed Benjamin Derrick Parker

Mr. and Mrs. Steve L. McClure of Cumming announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ali Kristen, to Benjamin Derrick Parker of Dawsonville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ruth Raines and the late C. Hewlett Raines of Cumming and Mrs. Mary McClure and the late Cecil L. McClure of Cumming.

August 24, 2011 | | Engagements


One-day race to the beach is on

A four-day, three-night stay at a beach condo is up for grabs at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber will celebrate the end of its summer membership drive by having a one-day race to see which team can bring in the most new or returning members.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Understanding herbicides

Buying herbicides can be a challenge.

There are so many different types of herbicides that are used on different plants, how does a homeowner decide which one is best?

August 24, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


On the way to a slow recovery

Does my title herald another political treatise? Well it might, because that is the message of some politicians and pundits. It is also my personal message of the moment.

I write this on Friday afternoon of a week in which I can really see light at the end of this "tunnel summer."

August 24, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


School store could promote togetherness

Another school year is here and the excitement of new friends, teachers and new experiences are the first thought of all of us. I wanted to just mention something that I've been thinking about for a while.

It's not too late, although the classes have already begun. I hope each school and their teachers may see this column and will consider the possibilities that providing this one thing can change everyone's outlook for the day, month or year.

August 24, 2011 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Redistricting and impact on the 51st District

Special Session

The General Assembly was called in special session last week to undergo the arduous task of reapportionment. This is a process done every 10 years to redistrict the state to ensure equal representation based on current population.

August 24, 2011 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dawsonville man drowns after jumping off lake bridge

August 18, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Randall P. ‘Beetle’ Bailey

Randall P. "Beetle" Bailey, 66, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 10, 2011.

His wife, Mary Bailey; and his parents, Leon and Edith Turner Bailey, preceded him in death.

August 17, 2011 | | OBITS


Julia Ann (Judy) Wheeler Chadwick

Julia Ann (Judy) Wheeler Chadwick, 62, of Cumming, died Aug. 13, 2011.

She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church.

August 17, 2011 | | OBITS


Rose Mary Hocking

Rose Mary Hocking, 71, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 9, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

August 17, 2011 | | OBITS


Merlin ‘Mike’ Melancon

Merlin "Mike" Melancon, 86, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 11, 2011.

Born June 27, 1925 in New Orleans, La., to the late Emile and Corrine Melancon, he had been a resident of Dawson County for the past 18 years.

August 17, 2011 | | OBITS


Martha Mezick

Martha Mezick, 75, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 9, 2011.

Born Dec. 2, 1935 in Rabun County to the late Wesley and Lola Stubblefield, she lived in Dawson County for more than 35 years, having moved from Austell.

August 17, 2011 | | OBITS


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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


Pigeon Creek well still closed as city builds another

Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.

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


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