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Reconsider benefits of plan

It was with great disappointment that I read that the Dawson County Commission had voted to notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it opposes the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan - an effort on the part of numerous local governments along the Etowah River to protect endangered fish species that live in the river and the creeks feeding it.

September 09, 2009 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Plan could save darters

Since 2002, local governments and their partners in the Etowah Watershed have devised a proactive plan to address development impacts on federally protected fish. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves it, and participating cities and counties implement it, the plan would require new subdivisions, retail centers and offices to meet construction standards that keep pollution out of the river and its streams.

September 09, 2009 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Food distribution is set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.

September 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


It’s time for the second annual citizens academy

School is back in session, summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. With the arrival of fall comes time for the second annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 02, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Housing sales up in Dawson

Is there a billboard somewhere in Dawson County that says "Hurry and Buy a House Before It's Too Late?"

September 02, 2009 | By Scott Whelchel For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Camp for visually impaired impresses local Lions Club

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.

September 02, 2009 | | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

September 02, 2009 | | Government


Townley to serve on tech board

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda G. Townley has been elected to the board of directors of Tax Commissioners' Technology Council of Georgia.

September 02, 2009 | | Government


Sanitation in the home orchard

Sanitation is an important and often overlooked practice to control diseases in the home orchard. Many fruits can be grown more successfully and with less dependence on chemicals by using good sanitation.

September 02, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Thanks Earl for our safety

I've never been stuck in an elevator, but I'd rather not. I'd also prefer not to get stranded at the top of one of those double-decker Ferris wheels. Even on one of those chance rides with a pretty girl.

September 02, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


‘Soldier Boy’ continues battle against cancer

Eight-year old Kenneth Stewart III has become a local celebrity in the community, and has recently picked up the nick-name of "Soldier Boy of Dawsonville."

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Richard Darnell

Richard Darnell, 48, of Cumming, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.

September 02, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Refugio Jesusita Hernandez

Refugio Jesusita Hernandez, 87, of Dawsonville, formerly of Montezuma, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.

September 02, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Floyd E. Mayo

Floyd E. Mayo, 83, of Gainesville, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.

September 02, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


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Claude Irvin Burns

Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Anne Davis

Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William “Dean” Hulsey

SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Erwin Topper

Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Montine Richards

Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Clemency may be issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 16, 2014 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


The Children’s Rights Movement has begun

I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.

September 10, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Annie Mae Elrod

Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kelly Glaze

Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


David Richard Cooper

David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.

September 10, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.

September 04, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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