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The calendar said "Spring Begins," and on March 20, we could believe it. There was bright sun, yellow jonquils dotting lawns and roadsides, trees and shrubs showing hints of budding. After a long winter, filled with weather disasters around the world, we are ready for spring and the new hopes it always brings.

March 24, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Corps to collect fees at lake parks

The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier recently announced that day use fees will now be collected for recreational season 2010 in various parks where fees have not been charged in the past.

March 24, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Retha Gilbert Clemons

Retha Gilbert Clemons, 61, native of Forsyth County, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Janice Harben

Janice Harben, 58, of Dawsonville, died Friday, March 19, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Gary Floyd Hewatt

Gary Floyd Hewatt, 54, of Auburn, Ga., died March 20, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Ruth Gazaway Ledford

Ruth Gazaway Ledford, 80, of Cumming, died Sunday, March 21, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Mike Malone

Mike Malone, 59, of Dahlonega, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Eric Doyle Mullis

Eric Doyle Mullis, 21, of Ball Ground, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


James Marvin Tatum

James Marvin Tatum, 68, of Waleska, formerly of Alpharetta, died March 22, 2010.

March 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Tax cheats, deadbeats beware

Many of you have contacted me wanting to know what the General Assembly is doing to collect from delinquent taxpayers. We are determined to make sure everyone is paying their fair share of taxes and are looking at ways to reform our tax code to make it fair for all Georgians. This is what you honest, hardworking, taxpaying Georgians deserve.

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


State budget continues to be the focus

Based on state revenues, Georgia's government is 25 percent smaller than it was two and a half years ago. In order to meet the demands of our state's growing population, we are finding ways to do more with less. To that end, the Budget Task Force released their recommendations to the Senate this week on new ways to cut state spending.

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


Georgia’s doing better than most states during these tough times

When we are looking at all the red ink in the FY 2010 Budget, it is very difficult to find ways of dispensing hope. In spite of the difficulties, I'll try my best.

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


Working for residents in legislature

For those who can't come to Atlanta to see first-hand how the state legislature operates, I'd like to take this opportunity to explain how business works under the Gold Dome.

March 17, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Martha Annette Shelton

Martha Annette Shelton, 62, of Cumming, died Friday, March 12, 2010.

March 17, 2010 | | OBITS


Winter picture perfect, now bring on spring

When it comes to snow, I have passed the point that I want to go out and play.

March 17, 2010 | For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

June 25, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lessons learned from the mat

I knew Cole needed a sport this summer.

June 24, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Controlling Chiggers

Have you ever walked through your yard or hiked through the woods only to return with red, itchy bumps? These are most likely caused by red mites, commonly called "chiggers."

June 24, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Five young students define a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall.

June 24, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


What does doing nothing mean?

Often when you ask a youngster, or even a young adult, "What are you doing?" the answer is "Nothing." And often the truth is that he/she is playing with an electronic or is watching television.

June 24, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter, 45, died June 17, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Janie Bell Nichols

Janie Bell Nichols, 77, of Cumming, died June 19, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lillian R. Slaton

Lillian R. Slaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died June 19, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


James Braxton “Brock” Smith III

James Braxton "Brock" Smith III, 75, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ruptured during construction in front of Sonic Drive-In.

June 17, 2015 | | LOCAL


Father’s Day is a time to remember a special man

It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him, especially on Father's Day.

June 17, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Jessie Lee Woody

Jessie Lee Woody, 80, of Cumming, died June 9, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Alice F. Williamson

Alice F. Williamson, 60, of Dahlonega, died June 12, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Tammy Townsend

Tammy Townsend, 55, of Cumming, died June 11, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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