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H1N1 flu flies under feds’ radar

When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.

December 30, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Lisa Jones Stowers

Lisa Jones Stowers, 49, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.

December 30, 2009 | | OBITS


Elliott finishes seventh in Pensacola

Dawsonville native Chase Elliott finished seventh in the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Fla. on Dec. 6.

December 29, 2009 | | SPORTS


Kicking it at home for the holidays

University of Tennessee junior punter Chad Cunningham got home for the holidays a day earlier and with his pockets a little fuller.

December 29, 2009 | By Katie B. Davis DCN Regional Staff | SPORTS


Christmas is what all of us need

The polls show that 96 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, while 5 percent observe Hanukkah and 2 percent celebrate Kwanzaa. Some celebrate more than one.

December 23, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Courthouse under budget

In 2006 the Dawson County Board of Commissioners initiated the necessary steps to determine the need for a new courthouse and administration facility. A company with expertise and a background in this type of project was hired by the county to research the need and to determine the size and scope of this project.

December 23, 2009 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Morris "Moose" Griffin

Morris "Moose" Griffin, 79, of Dawson, formerly of Tifton, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.

December 23, 2009 | | OBITS


The true meaning of Christmas

All year long I write articles about everything from shrubs to you name it. Since it's almost Christmas, please permit me to set aside my "normal" topics and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

December 23, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Too little God and too much government

The above title may seem a bit unconventional, but if the wise men came back today they'd probably agree that we have too much government and not enough God.

December 23, 2009 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Linzie B. "Slim" Kimbral

Linzie B. "Slim" Kimbral, 76, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.

December 23, 2009 | | OBITS


Sara L. Sweatte

Sara L. Sweatte, 88, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.

December 23, 2009 | | OBITS


Two more blessings just in time for Christmas

Last Thursday, two more blessings were heaped upon us. First, we had U.S.

December 23, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Ralston named speaker of the House

Rep. David Ralston was chosen Thursday by Georgia Republicans to be the next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.

December 17, 2009 | | Government


Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


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Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL


Forsythia signals the arrival of spring

Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.

March 25, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.

March 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s transportation compromise

Addressing Georgia's critical transportation infrastructure need has been a priority for lawmakers under the Gold Dome throughout the 2015 legislative session.

March 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Showing the world that special spark of happiness

"Mama, is it bad that I am happy?"

March 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


David Shortnacy

David Shortnacy, 75, of Forsyth County, died March 19, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Caleb Christopher Millwood

Caleb Christopher Millwood, 19, of Ellijay, died March 17, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Edwin F. “Frank” Kreischer

Edwin F. "Frank" Kreischer, 63, of Dawsonville, died March 22, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


William “Todd” Hulsey

William "Todd" Hulsey, 44, of Dawsonville, died March 21, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Heard

Betty Heard, 80, of Cumming, died March 18, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, 95, longtime resident of Adams, Tenn., died March 16, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


James G. “Greg” DeLong

James G. "Greg" DeLong, 63, of Deland, Fla., died March 13, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Horace Gene Bennett

Horace Gene Bennett, 55, of Dawsonville, died March 21, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


We have no place for discrimination

I just finished sending out congratulatory messages across the globe to various women I have worked with through the decades.

March 18, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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