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Board of commissioners voting session agenda

6 p.m. Jan. 6 at city hall

January 05, 2011 | | Government


Think safety first

Pesticides are commonly used in lawns and gardens, but do we stop and take time to think about safety?

January 05, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Dec. 21, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Zoo asks residents to donate old trees

Humans don't have many practical uses for a browning Christmas tree. But animals, apparently, go nuts over them.

January 05, 2011 | By Tricia L. Nadolny DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Donors are busy just like everyone else

During the holiday season, there is so much travel, shopping and cooking to do that donating blood gets pushed off the to-do list.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Junior board project aids KARE for Kids

United Community Bank's Junior Board of Directors recently completed its first community service project of its term.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Vacancy ahead on transportation board

Northeast Georgia could be without a representative on the State Transportation Board for a couple of months.

January 05, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Christmas tree recycling offered around county

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has partnered with Home Depot once again this year to encourage residents to go green by recycling Christmas trees.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Power at new spot at bank

DAWSONVILLE - BB&T has promoted Mandy Power to assistant vice president. Power, who joined the bank in 2004, is the financial center leader at the bank's branch at 136 Highway 400 S.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


4-H student goes to Atlanta

Dawson County High School sophomore Autumn Callahan recently attended the 89th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta and was one of only 1,100 students invited to the event.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


New department, leaders for college

At Lanier Technical College, the new year is bringing change.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Seminar aims to help with personal finances

The Dawson County Adult Education Center of Lanier Technical College recently announced that beginning in January it will present a seminar sure to help residents through these troubled economic times.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local students receive honors

Truett-McConnell College announced that four Dawson County students received academic recognition for the fall semester 2010.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 29, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


It’s time to focus on winter chores in the landscape

Often times the cooler weather gives us the feeling that we should be working inside instead of attending to our landscape. On the coldest days, this certainly makes sense, but there are a number of things that can and should be done now in the landscape to get them ready for the spring flush.

December 29, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Trees for shady locations

Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often ...

September 21, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dawson BOE Opposes Amendment 1

On Sept. 12 the Dawson County Board of Education passed a resolution opposing Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment which would create a state run school ...

September 21, 2016 | By Bette Holland | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Forgiveness is harder than it sounds

I am going to admit something not too pretty here: I have a hard time with forgiveness.

September 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Mildred Crane

Mildred Crane, 85, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Welker Emory Hamby

Welker Emory Hamby, 39, of Atlanta, died Sept. 14, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Angelica Marie Kaminski

Angelica Marie Kaminski, 40, of Cumming, died Sept. 10, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Raymond Charles Newirth Jr.

Raymond Charles Newirth Jr., 81, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 13, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Ginger Paul

Ginger Paul, 61, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Terry E. Thurmond

Terry E. Thurmond, 66, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Current drought may require another divine solution

Uh. Oh. Here we go again. I have been told that we are beginning to experience drought conditions in the state.

September 20, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Backyard poultry courses offered soon

UGA Extension will be offering a free backyard poultry management course from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lumpkin County ...

September 14, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The freedom to disrespect works both ways

Who cares what Colin Kaepernick, the sage of San Francisco, thinks? Really.

September 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The Hillbilly Hipster

The wildlife here ranges from sketchy looking squirrels, to bears to deer that are almost as domesticated as dogs.

September 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Community’s support is appreciated

Ben and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the LifeSouth blood drive Aug. 27 in memory of Charles [Finley].

September 14, 2016 | By Kathy Finley | LETTERS/COLUMNS


How it all caught up with ‘em

We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.

September 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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