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Water, sewer authority employees promoted

Two employees of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently received new wastewater treatment licenses.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports | BUSINESS

Mayor, city council terms to expire in 2011

Public office terms ending this year are the posts of Dawsonville City Council members Mike Wilson and Mike Sosebee. The term of Mayor Joe Lane Cox will also expire.

January 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Liming of soil aids pH levels

Proper pH of the soil is important to plants. If the pH is low, lime may be added any time of the year. However, since lime is slow to react, applying lime as soon as possible is important. Soil pH strongly influences plant growth, the availability of nutrients and the activity of soil microbes.

January 26, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

George Veston ‘Vet’ Higgins

George Veston "Vet" Higgins, 89, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2011.

January 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Emily Johnson Newberry

Emily Johnson Newberry, 83, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 18, 2011.

January 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Howard R. ‘Bob’ Schmidt

Howard R. "Bob" Schmidt, 67, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 15, 2011.

January 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Robert P. Sparrow

Robert P. Sparrow, 84, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 22, 2011.

January 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Toy Ingram Tallant

Toy Ingram Tallant, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2011.

January 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Ben H. Voyles

Ben H. Voyles, 75, of Douglasville, died Jan. 22, 2011.

January 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Developing the state budget is a journey of many steps

Developing the state budget is a lot like making sausage. You have to follow the rules (recipe) carefully. Many steps are required and they have to be done in the proper order.

January 26, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Library expresses gratitude

On behalf of the Dawson County Library, I would like to commend the Dawson County Roads Department for their admirable performance during the recent snowstorm.

January 26, 2011 | Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Taking the reigns of District 51

Despite an icy start to this year's legislative session, I'm eagerly beginning my journey as state senator for the 51st District.

January 26, 2011 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Norton to present forecast

Real estate expert Frank Norton will present his Native Intelligence forecast Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville. And this year, Norton said, some new ideas made their way into the report.

January 19, 2011 | By Tricia L. Nadolny DCN regional staff | BUSINESS

Students celebrate MLK day at festival

Students from Dawson County who took part in the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta over the weekend also visited the "I Have a Dream" booth at the event in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions to history.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Black’s Mill teacher honored for service

A local veterans group has announced that two teachers from North Georgia will represent the state in a national awards program.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

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Rock Creek ‘Trunk or Treat’ promises ghoulishly good fun

Dawson County Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Rock Creek Park on Halloween. The event is free to ...

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Passage of Gov. Deal’s Opportunity School District Amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets.

October 26, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts – well, maybe

"Mama, are ghosts real?"

October 26, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Inappropriate conduct reported at jail

A Dawson County Detention Center inmate in mid-October reported a sexual assault involving a contracted food service worker and a jail inmate.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS

Early voting running smoothly

Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.

October 26, 2016 | | Government

Commission holds first of two budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | Government

State officials continue search for better internet access, more connectivity

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 26, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent | LOCAL

Nudist resort owner receives county approval for expansion

More than 200 people gathered at the county courthouse last week to support a rezoning effort by one of the county's popular tourist destinations.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

October 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

James “Jim” R. Brown

James "Jim" R. Brown, 78, died Oct. 24, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Gladys Eva O’Kelley

Gladys Eva O'Kelley, 87, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Bobby Stepp

Bobby Stepp, 50, of Dahlonega, died Oct. 17, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Clint Turner Jr.

Clint Turner Jr., of Kennesaw, died Oct. 18, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Authorities: Shots were accidental, self-inflicted

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said that personnel responded to a call of a potential gunshot wound in the parking lot of LongHorn ...

October 25, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival honors racing legends

A cool, breezy morning awakened vendors and festival-goers alike on Saturday morning for the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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