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Middle school band takes lessons at Young Harris

Fifteen Dawson County Middle beginner band students attended the Young Harris College Beginning Band Institute on Sept. 10 in Young Harris.

The program was an opportunity for young students to take group lessons with the college faculty and attend seminars and concerts.

September 28, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dodgeball event draws a crowd at local school

Sometimes mothers and sons just want to throw something at one another. They got their chance to do so recently at Kilough Elementary.

Several dozen mothers, fathers, children and grandparents gathered Sept. 15 in the school's gym for the second annual PTO mother/son dodgeball game and the competitive nature of each group quickly came to the front.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Chamber still looking for golfers

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament still needs participants.

Set to begin with a shotgun start at noon Oct. 7 at the Chestatee Golf Club, the tournament currently has a number of both player and sponsor slots open.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Gas line ruptured near Ingles

A work crew attempting to fix a water leak in the Ingles shopping center ruptured a gas main Monday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of nearby stores.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, the stores will remain evacuated for the near future.

September 26, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Triathlon benefits youth

More than 190 racers, ranging in age from 3 to 66, took part in the Bootlegger Super Spring Triathlon at Veterans Memorial Park on Sept. 11.

The event was hosted by Five Star Event & Timing.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lanier cleanup planned

The 23rd annual Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep is planned for Saturday.

The event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 13 locations around the lake, including War Hill Park in Dawson County.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Couch remembered for good nature, smile

Friends and family are mourning the loss of an active member of the Dawson County community who died last week.

Robert "Bob" Couch, a resident of Dawsonville for the past nine years, will be remembered for his good nature and big smile, according to some of those who knew him the longest.

September 21, 2011 | jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woman skis on Lanier at 85 years old

Every year around her birthday, 85-year-old Barbara Haig has a simple tradition.

She grabs her water skis, enlists a friend to drive her boat and does her best to ski around Lake Lanier.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Leonard Westray

Leonard Westray, 91, of Cumming, died Sept. 17, 2011.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


Everything borrowed; something new to you

As I have admitted before, many of my "Fwd: Fwd:" e-mails get deleted, particularly the ones that are obviously derogatory. Occasionally, I read one and think: "That would be fun to share." This column is that sharing, even though I don't know the authors and can't give credit.

This one seems especially true for me; it's about friends: "Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character? Some of them can be considered marginal, even. How do I get on with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out ...

September 21, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Earl D. Cagle

Earl D. Cagle, 68, of Lumpkin County, died Sept. 17, 2011.

Born April 30, 1943 to the late Jackson and Sara Cagle, he was a resident of Doraville for 20 years before spending the last 16 years in Lumpkin County.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


LaQuita Wade Castleberry

LaQuita Wade Castleberry, 79, of Blue Ridge, died Sept. 17, 2011.

She lived most of her life in Cumming.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” Couch

Robert "Bob" Couch, 73, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 15, 2011.

Born Jan. 21, 1938 to the late Robert Sr. and Endia Martha Couch, he had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past nine years, having moved from Hall County.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


Elizabeth Hudgins Scroggins

Elizabeth Hudgins Scroggins, 74, of Cumming, died Sept. 14, 2011.

Her husband, Ray Thomas Scroggins; grandson, Scotty Thomas Samples; parents, James and Chesty Hudgins; brothers, Lee Hudgins, Leonard Hudgins; and sister, Mae Jones, preceded her in death.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


Mae Bell Wall

Mae Bell Wall, 65, of Winder, died Sept. 13, 2011.

Her daughter, Johanna Corbin; father and mother, Clayton and Clara Flanagan; and brother, Leroy Flanagan, preceded her in death.

September 21, 2011 | | OBITS


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Old Navy coming to North Georgia Premium Outlets

Shoppers will soon discover a new retail option at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

May 17, 2017 | | LOCAL


Donald W. “Don” and Veneita Evans

Donald W. "Don" Evans, 78, died May 9, 2017.

May 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Curtis Strickland

Curtis Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville, died May 11, 2017.

May 17, 2017 | | OBITS


The truth is that there is no fake news here

According to our Tweeter-in-Chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks ...

May 17, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A small sacrifice

I have always had a thing about shoes.

May 17, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Ruby and Louise

On the drive home from a speaking engagement in Savannah, I answered a call from Tink, who sounded fairly frantic.

May 17, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Bowen to host summer art camps for kids

The Bowen Center for the Arts is preparing to feature three weeks of summer art camps for kids in June.

May 17, 2017 | | LOCAL


Three men sought in Burberry burglary

Dawson County Sheriff's Office personnel continue to search for three suspects who stole nearly $40,000 worth of items from the Burberry store at ...

May 17, 2017 | | LOCAL


Rangers complete water jump training

One by one, 120 geared out Army Rangers jumped from 1,500 feet above Lake Lanier last week, parachuting into the 40 feet of water ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rotary Day celebration this Saturday

Rotary Club of Dawson County is hosting its third annual Rotary Day at Rotary Island on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of summer with free ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Veterans award three scholarships

The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America last week awarded three high school students scholarships to further their academic careers.

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Continuous Flow Intersection opens

Georgia's first continuous flow intersection at Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400 was unveiled Monday night as the signals switched to accommodate the new traffic ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Sound engineer: motorsports park following rules

A request by Atlanta Motorsports Park owner Jeremy Porter is nearing its sixth month in the hands of the Dawsonville city council as a final ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor to appeal removal

Ousted Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has announced plans to appeal a Monday afternoon decision by city council to remove him from office.

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Legislators wrap up events of latest session

Three state legislators representing districts including Dawson County spoke last week at a Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and gave a wrapup of some ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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