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Ollie Mae Higgins

Ollie Mae Higgins, 87, of Canton, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Charles "Darrell" Holloway

Charles "Darrell" Holloway, 73, of Alpharetta, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Growing herbs at home

Herbs are great for the novice gardener. They grow quickly, and most can tolerate a range of soil conditions.

February 24, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


‘Hanging in there’

ALPHARETTA - After a rough 2009, Carolyn Mixon had just one message to share during the 400 North Board of Realtors' annual awards meeting Thursday.

February 24, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Five charged in check forgery ring

Four Dawson County residents were arrested last week by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office as part of an alleged check forgery ring.

February 24, 2010 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Kenneth Kirby

Kenneth Kirby, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Two weeks off, except for those on the appropriations committee

By now a lot of you know that most members of the General Assembly are taking a two-week recess while the rest of us work on the FY 2011 Budget.

February 24, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Crucial to economic growth

Halfway through session, the Senate and House have passed a Fiscal Year 2010 Amended budget that takes us to July 1 and has been reduced to $15.5 billion.

February 24, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Setting the record straight

In (Real story on Gov. Perdue's performance pay for teachers, Feb. 17, 2010), we at the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), felt compelled to set the record straight for your readership. Rep. Amos Amerson's contention that we spread "pay myths" is incorrect.

February 24, 2010 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Lady Tigers capture district title

The Dawson County 11 and 12 girls basketball All-Star team captured the District 7 Championship at Rock Creek Park this past weekend.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Parks & Recreation


Real story on Gov. Perdue’s performance pay for teachers

I applaud the school boards in the 9th Georgia House District for making the same tough decisions that we at the capitol have been coping with. We have tried to cut the least from those who are the most vulnerable; still, some people and organizations can't seem to accept or deal with today's reality.

February 17, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


High school yearbook staff honored

Young journalists scooped the competition for work on the 2008-09 edition of "Tiger," the Dawson County High School yearbook.

February 17, 2010 | | Education


Real estate market in the new year

Greetings from your 400 North Board of Realtors.

February 17, 2010 | By Missy Castleberry-Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Georgia begins Work Ready initiative for small business

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO George M. Israel III recently announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Local man wins $1M in lottery

A Dawsonville man won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway in Forsyth County.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


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Boating licenses up in first year since law change

DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 28, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 27, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Becoming a manly man - but not all at once

In this family, anytime I am asked to smell something, I proceed with caution.

May 27, 2015 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Brenda Sue Smith

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, of Dahlonega, died May 17, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Emily Paige Holbrook

Emily Paige Holbrook, 32, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Parnell Goswick

Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Shirley Goode

Shirley Goode, 65, of Marble Hill, died May 14, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Margaret R. “Peggy” Davis

Margaret R. "Peggy" Davis, 79, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


What Nobel Peace Laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for President of the United States (or what's left of it.)

May 20, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Grasscycling leads to a healthier, stronger lawn

Recycling grass clippings has always been a hot topic of conservation within the turf care industry.

May 20, 2015 | Clark MacAllister Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists


My belief: We have girlfriends for every stage of life

When I had a disagreement with a friend during my teen years, Mama tried comforting my hurt feelings the best she could. "Don't worry about this little squabble. Your friendship with this child won't last."

May 20, 2015 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Dean Alan Miller

Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2015.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Marilyn M. Mason

Marilyn M. Mason died May 9, 2015.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


William E. “Junior” Garrett

William E. "Junior" Garrett, 85, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


To Georgia’s teachers: Thanks for your efforts

Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia:

May 13, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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