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Middle school teacher arrested in meth bust

A Dawson County Middle School teacher faces felony drug charges after his arrest earlier this month in Forsyth County.

July 24, 2009 | By Frank Reddy DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


Wal-Mart donates to program

Wal-Mart recently donated $1,000 to a local reading program aimed to benefit the county's youngest residents.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Schools all make progress

The Dawson County School System is one of 57 statewide to have all eligible schools and the district as a whole meet AYP requirements for 2009.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Homecoming fit for a hero

Dawsonville will welcome back one of its own Friday afternoon in a celebration fit for a hero.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda 4 p.m. Thursday

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

July 22, 2009 | | Government


Avoid garden pest problems

A common question I hear is: "What can I do to control insects and diseases without pesticides?"

July 22, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Local students return from Washington Youth Tour

More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Dawson 4-H members attend state conference

Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Federal funds will aid Dawson Co. school

Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Dawson 911 officers enhance life saving skills

Sometimes the voice answering a 911 call can mean the difference between life and death.

July 22, 2009 | | Government


No place to hide when taxes go up

I've written about my aversion to backdoor property tax increases since before I was first elected to the Legislature in 2000.

July 22, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Health care reform puts health of the U.S. at risk

Despite President Barack Obama's utopian fantasy to provide "free" health care to all Americans, Congress cannot help but make someone pay the price for such reform.

July 22, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Cleo Mills Payne

Cleo Mills Payne, 86, of Cumming, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

July 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Thomas L. "Luke" Pettyjohn

Thomas L. "Luke" Pettyjohn, 89, of Big Canoe, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

July 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Where are all the heroes?

I grew up in the era when astronauts were both heroes and celebrities. We knew the names of people like Alan Shepherd, John Glenn, Gus Grissom and others.

July 22, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Lady Tigers win first Elite Eight game, drop second

The Dawson County Lady Tigers fell 11-1 to Ringgold High School in their second game of the state's Class AAA Elite Eight tournament Thursday night.

October 30, 2014 | By Michele Hester and Stephanie Woody | High School


Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Grow giant pumpkins

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.

October 29, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s OK for family to have different interests

I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.

October 29, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


A salute to one trying to make this world better

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 29, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 29, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Barry Andrew Harness

Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Sherman Lee “Tank” Heaton

Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Betty Reid Martin

Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Annie Etheleen Pilcher

Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rene Samples

Rene Samples, 49, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Willis M. Thrasher

Willis M. Thrasher, 86, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


New GM named for newspaper

Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Local driver named rookie of the year

Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

October 24, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


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