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G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall

June 03, 2009 | | Government


‘A career celebration’

Friends, family and colleagues gathered last week to bid farewell to Nicky Gilleland, who has worn many hats in the Dawson County School System, from student and coach to teacher and administrator.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local teen saved from drowning

Two men are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a teenager from drowning in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Trial begins for ex-Tech student

ATLANTA - As an isolated, shy teenager, the seeds of Syed Haris Ahmed's jihadist aspirations were planted during hours in front of a computer screen in his family's Dawsonville home.

June 03, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


A work in progress

Some of Dawson County's young professionals gathered for the third time May 22 in efforts to bring a local chapter of the United States Junior Chamber, also known as Jaycees, to Dawson County.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Raising high school standards to meet needs

Last Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, reeling from a 39 percent state budget cut, announced a series of "heart-wrenching" moves designed to deal with the spending cuts and a 24 percent drop in revenue.

June 03, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

June 03, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Kathy U. Cowan

Kathy U. Cowan, 62, of Dawsonville, died Monday, May 25, 2009.

June 03, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


NorX Tigers take first runner up

The 8-year-old baseball team, NorX Tigers, based out of Rock Creek Park, took first runner up in The AllState All-American Wood Bat Classic over Memorial Day weekend.

June 02, 2009 | | Parks & Recreation


Public defender recovering after scooter wreck

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris remained in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital last week after his scooter collided with an employee's truck that swerved into his path.

May 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


Cox named DCMS Teacher of the Year

Dawson County Middle School announced Paula Cox as its 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year on May 11.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library has summer programs for everyone

Express yourself and be creative at the library this summer through the Chestatee Regional Library System Vacation Reading Program.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Mayfield named as Advisor of the Year

The more you put into something, most likely, the more you will get out of it.

May 27, 2009 | Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


This may be a good year for gardeners

With recent rains, 2009 may be an excellent year for local vegetable gardens.

May 27, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Pass me a tissue

The people who make tissues will get some of my money this weekend. I'm going to try not to cry, but I know I will.

May 27, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


I always wonder what Granny would do

It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.

July 23, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


James P. “Buck” Cheves Jr.

James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Pruning in summer

Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.

July 23, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Parker commits to North Georgia

Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.

July 22, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | High School


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


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