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Never too old to learn

I am a fan of the eternal optimist. The person who sees the glass half full, rather than half empty.

February 17, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Consumer-driven legislation headlines the week in session

Georgia consumers and businesses stand to benefit from two bills that have already received final passage by the full legislature this session. Banking customers in good standing, notably businesses and homeowners, now have a greater chance of getting their loans renewed.

February 17, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Roy Holland

Roy Holland, 61, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

February 17, 2010 | | OBITS


George Boerner

George Boerner, 91, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.

February 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Local groups donate bookbags

The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


The road to recovery

Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


FBLA wins at region

Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


Grant to aid young drivers

Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


Measure would ban implanted microchips

The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.

February 10, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Government


Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

February 10, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Time for fire officials to change ways

Technology has improved and personal protective equipment and apparatus are safer, while building codes are better, but we are still losing 100 or more firefighters and around 2,000 civilians a year to fire.

February 10, 2010 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A few tips to help work in the garden this February

Since I can't think of anything to write about, the following are a few tips to keep in mind as you work in your lawn or garden during the cold days of February.

February 10, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s a matter of heart

I'm not against Valentine's Day or any of those other commercially-oriented observances on the calendar. I just think we should show our love and appreciation on an ongoing basis.

February 10, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Local pastor serves as Chaplain of the Day

Tom Stradley, pastor at Amicalola Baptist Church in Dawsonville, recently served as the state senate's Chaplain of the Day.

February 10, 2010 | | Government


Let them call you sweetheart ...

Sometimes, the love you have for someone is so deep, it's hard to express it in words.

February 10, 2010 | By Kristen Morales DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

April 22, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The young entrepreneur

My earliest job was before I even started kindergarten, with my Pop teaching me how to write so I could hand write his invoices. I was paid a whole dollar a week and I am sure the weekly trips to the store for candy were included in my wages.

April 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rowanda “Wanda” Rouse Pruitt

Rowanda "Wanda" Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 20, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Peter “Pete” Paul Martin

Peter "Pete" Paul Martin, 49, of Forsyth County, died April 9, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Amanda Barrett Isom

Amanda Barrett Isom, 36, of Cumming, died April 17, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Frank Elbert Dills

Frank Elbert Dills, 79, of Forsyth County, died April 13, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Talmadge Wesley Bolton

Talmadge Wesley Bolton, 81, of Cumming, died April 20, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Opal Mincey Beaver

Opal Mincey Beaver, 79, of Lilburn, died April 13, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


George Abee

George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


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