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Memorial fund established for youth

A memorial fund has been set up for a 16-year-old who died June 6 after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville, while riding his skateboard.

Contributions may be made to the Tyler Seay Memorial Fund at any United Community Bank.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Veteran markers will be put out Wednesday

Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free & Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing Veterans memorial markers today for this year's Independence Day in the City of Dawsonville.

The markers are to honor deceased men and women who have served honorably in one of the branches of military service.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local group aims to help veterans

The Vietnam Veterans of America's local chapter is offering a few new programs for families of veterans in case of emergencies.

The chapter is providing a planning guide to help with the planning and decision making of the funeral and burial services. The guide includes simple steps to prepare for the end of life event, a list of important documents needed when arranging the funeral and information on burial benefits.

June 29, 2011 | By Morgan Bennett For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Officials urge residents to practice water safety

As temperatures climb, many Dawson County residents will be headed to the water in an effort to escape the heat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, swimming is one of the most popular sports in the country. Though swimming does offer an easy way to stay cool and keep active during the summer months, it may also lead to dangers such as injury or drowning.

June 29, 2011 | For the Dawson Community News editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Could electric vehicles be in Atlanta’s future?

The House Science & Technology Committee, which I chair, spent two days in Atlanta listening to representatives of General Electric and Atlanta City Government talk about electric vehicles and how they could help Atlanta meet the clean air standards.

We attended technical and business workshops and got to drive and ride in the vehicles. Before discussing today's electronic vehicles, I will give a little historical background of their use in the United States.

June 29, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


John C. Gravitt

John C. Gravitt, 70, died June 23, 2011.

He was born Jan. 15, 1941 to Clint and Melba Gravitt. He was in the United States Air Force for four years.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


G.L. “Pete” Gilleland

G.L. "Pete" Gilleland, 92, of Dawsonville, died June 27, 2011.

Born Oct. 10, 1918 to the late Boyd and Sallie Gilleland, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Wayne “Hubbcapp” Hubbard

Wayne "Hubbcapp" Hubbard, 57, of Dawsonville, died June 21, 2011.

Wayne was born in Cumming on Dec. 21, 1953.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Top five finish gives Elliott momentum

Chase Elliott and the HendrickCars.com/Aaron's Chevrolet team took another step forward on NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Series as he finished fifth in the circuit's inaugural run at Langley Speedway and earned his second "Rookie of the Race' award.

Elliott, the youngest driver on the circuit at age 15, qualified seventh for the Visit Hampton VA 175 with a lap at 85.968 miles per hour around the .396-mile speedway.

June 29, 2011 | For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Paper wins first for local news

Dawson Community News took first place honors this month for local news coverage in the annual Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The award, announced June 10 at the GPA's 125th annual convention at Jekyll Island, was among five won by Dawson Community News.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

L. New business

1. Presentation of Dawson County Points of Distribution Plan - EMA Director Billy Thurmond.

June 22, 2011 | | Government


City adopts budget

The Dawsonville City Council adopted the budget for fiscal year 2011-12 during a meeting Monday night.

At $1.2 million, the budget hasn't changed much from last year's $1.15 million plan for municipal services and expenses.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson native to speak at historical society meeting

Local author Larry Pirkle will be speaking Tuesday at a Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting.

Pirkle recently published the book "Of the Seeds They've Sown," comprised of stories, anecdotes and commentary gathered during his life in Dawson County.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Linda Davis Long

Linda Davis Long, 67, of Dawsonville, died June 13, 2011.

Born Sept. 4, 1943 in Hueytown, Ala. to the late Bernard K. "Konk" and Helen Davis, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 15 years, having moved from Doraville.

June 22, 2011 | | OBITS


Ray L. Schandera

Ray L. Schandera, 71, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2011.

Born Aug. 2, 1939 in Tallapoosa to the late Lewis and Fannie Schandera, he lived in Dawson County for the past 25 years, having moved from Clermont.

June 22, 2011 | | OBITS


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Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal ...

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

February 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings ...

February 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

February 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

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


Burt signs to Bears

Dawson County High School golfer Hunter Burt signed last week to play college level golf at Truett McConnell University.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Jinn DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Small plane’s pilot OK after crash-landing in Dawsonville over weekend

A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.

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


County decision on raises tabled until March 2

County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...

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


GDOT begins study to determine city airport feasibility

Nine days after the city of Dawsonville announced renewed interest in buying the Elliott Field airport and retaining it for public use, the Georgia Department ...

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


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