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Emergency operators honored

In the wake of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, another national day of remembrance has become overshadowed.

As declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Sept. 11 is 911 Emergency Number Day. It's a time to honor those who are the true first responders during a crisis.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Scout builds stand for concessions at DCMS

A local boy scout recently performed a service for Dawson County Middle School and in doing so may have secured his place among the scout's elite.

Involved with the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade, Austin Little hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by the end of the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


DCHS senior helps water authority

Since he was 10 years old and designing forts with his friends, Michael Styles knew he wanted to build things.

Now as a Dawson County High senior, Styles is on track to build things professionally.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Former NFL player addresses students

A former professional football player spoke to several groups of Dawson County children last week.

Rich Garza, a former offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Philadelphia Stars and San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL, has been speaking to groups of students for 28 years on the importance of making correct decisions.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Corps changes Lanier management schedule

Lake Lanier's level dropped below 1,064 over the weekend, setting into motion a new management schedule by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As a result, lake dwellers can expect the level of Lanier to continue to drop for a least another month as the corps releases the reservoir's stored water to maintain mandated flows downstream in the Chattahoochee and the Apalachicola Rivers.

September 14, 2011 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Authority wins award for fifth year in a row

Etowah Water & Sewer Authority recently received its fifth consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

The award, which was given for fiscal year 2010, is given to the reporting business or organization that shows exceptional accuracy in its financial reporting during the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Liming is important

One item many gardeners fell to add to soil is lime.

Lime increases the pH of soil. The soil pH strongly influences plant growth, availability of nutrients and the activity of soil microbes.

September 14, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Some parting thoughts on 10-year mark

Before we leave the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93 over Shanksville, Pa., allow me a couple of parting thoughts.

As with everybody who witnessed the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I have vivid memories of that day. I was on St. Simons Island, having helped kick off the local United Way campaign for a few days. The volunteers had laughed in all the right places and were busy preparing to go do what Americans do best - donate their time and talent and tithes to help those less fortunate ...

September 14, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Conrad A. “Buzz” Baer

Conrad A. "Buzz" Baer, 74, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 8, 2011.

Born June 2, 1937, in Elwood City, Pa., he had lived in Dawsonville for the past 15 years having moved from Atlanta.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Lela “Florine” Chadwick

Lela "Florine" Chadwick, 76, a lifetime resident of Cumming, died Sept. 7, 2011.

She was a member of Ophir Baptist Church.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Billy F. Hardy

Billy F. Hardy, 70, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 8, 2011.

Born Oct. 30, 1940, in Jackson County to the late Ralph and Willie Mae Hardy, he had lived in Dawson County for more than 30 years, having moved from Commerce.

September 14, 2011 | | OBITS


Ballot set for upcoming city election

The ballot for the Nov. 8 municipal election is set after qualifying ended Friday.

Three challengers and two incumbents will vie for two Dawsonville City Council seats, while Mayor Joe Lane Cox drew no opposition.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Service focuses on 9/11

More than 800 miles separate Dawsonville and Manhattan, but that distance wasn't enough to stop the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from reaching the local community.

Several area residents were directly affected by the events of that tragic day nearly 10 years ago.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New engines debut

One of three new fire trucks recently went into operation for Dawson County Emergency Services.

Engine 1, which went into service Aug. 31, will soon be joined by two additional new engines.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


‘Mountain Mommas’ win race

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's Amazing Race membership drive was Aug. 30 and two local women took home the grand prize.

Carol Tyger, ambassador representative for the chamber, and State Farm agent Carla Boutin teamed up to secure five memberships for the chamber and win the race.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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Auto dealership proposed in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH -- A new auto dealership appears to be coming to Forsyth County rather than neighboring Dawson County.

April 28, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


UPDATED: Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center was partially evacuated on Wednesday after a powdery substance was dropped in a courtroom.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Melody Looper Collins

Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Gene Lambert

Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Destructive beetle kills trees

I have recently received several calls about trees suddenly dying. Upon close inspection, the trees had several small toothpick-like structures hanging off the trunks and ...

April 26, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 26, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dooley/Carr to wed

Mrs. Carolyn Dooley, of Dawsonville, announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Paige, to James Robert Carr.

April 26, 2017 | Staff reports | Engagements


Wonderful park experience

I started going to work out and walk at Rock Creek Park around three years ago with my fiance.

April 26, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Taking a look beyond April

This is another column that should have been written last week or even two weeks ago.

April 26, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Shouting for joy

When I was child, it was, on occasion, that we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church" meaning it ...

April 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


The thing about life

The last few years have taught me a lot about what it means to deal with grief.

April 26, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


DCSO holds active shooter simulation training

The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall became a training ground when sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement personnel participated in a mock active shooter ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Barn Dance this Saturday

Wee Books is hosting fundraiser this weekend that is sure to have attendees stompin' their boots and spinnin' their partners round and round.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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