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Madge Holloway

Madge Holloway, 81, of Ball Ground, died July 1, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pledger Holloway; and grandchildren, Jessica Ray and Bryce Roper.

July 06, 2011 | | OBITS


The world continues to roll on

Candidly, I have never thought that the world revolved around me, not even my own personal world.

And certainly, during the past decade I have purposely limited participation in many areas that previously claimed much time and effort.

July 06, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Club members attend Georgia 4-H State Council Conference

In June, Dawson County Senior 4-H members Madison Adams and Autumn Callahan attended the Georgia 4-H State Council Conference. The annual meeting held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton gathers members from across the state to learn about topics of interest for teens, participate in the Iron Clover competition and elect the Georgia 4-H Board of Directors.

"State Council is a great time for high school members," Ian Cowie, county 4-H agent said. "It brings the best 4-H members together to learn, to share and to have fun."

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


GED fee hike on hold

A delay in the expected cost increase for testing has led more students to seek their GED before year's end.

General Educational Development test-takers currently pay $95 for the full battery of five tests that measure reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.

July 06, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


Board of Commissioners agenda, 6 p.m. July 7 at city hall

A. Roll call

B. Award presentation: Chief Lanier Swafford - employee recognition

July 06, 2011 | | Government


Glee continues over court’s water ruling

You might have heard it last week - the collective sigh of relief and high-five slapping, as word quickly spread that Georgia had won a decisive victory in its long-standing battle over water withdrawal from Lake Lanier.

"I'm extremely pleased," said Kelly Randall, Gainesville's public utilities director. "I think the ruling goes beyond what I had hoped. I think it's great the court ... said (water supply) was an original purpose."

July 06, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Great first day for market

The first day of this year's Dawson County Produce Market was a great success.

Seven local farmers and gardeners sold a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

July 06, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Riverview Middle softball tryouts will begin Aug. 1

Riverview Middle School Head Softball Coach Jeff Compton recently announced that tryouts will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at the school.

Any seventh or eighth grade girl interested in trying out for the 2011 Riverview Middle School softball team must have with them a parent permission form and an up-to-date physical on the first day of tryouts.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Fourth, important day in history

The Fourth of July or "Independence Day" is the national day of the United States set aside to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This piece of paper declared our independence from Great Britain, and was signed by 56 great men who risked treason to create our great nation.

From that day on, the Fourth of July is one of, if not the most important day in American history.

June 29, 2011 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Barry Samples

Barry Samples, 57, died June 23, 2011.

Barry retired from Sawnee Electric after 28 years of service to the company.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Joyce Elizabeth Spain

Joyce Elizabeth Spain, 67, of Dawsonville, died June 22, 2011.

Mrs. Spain was born Sept. 30, 1943 in Dawson County to the late R.B. and Ruby Whitmire.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Rev. Harold Truelove

Rev. Harold Truelove, 82, of Dahlonega, died June 21, 2011.

Born Oct. 6, 1928 in White County to the late Lee and Vicie Truelove, he lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. For many years, he worked in dry wall and residential construction.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


James Millard Turner

James Millard Turner, 73, of Dawsonville, died June 21, 2011.

Born Oct. 6, 1937 in Little Rock, Ark. to the late Francis and Mable Turner, he had lived in Dawsonville since 1999, having moved from Dunwoody.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Ralston settles tax debt

A spokesman for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston said the Blue Ridge Republican would have paid more than $1,300 in property taxes to Dawson County earlier if he had known about the debt.

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley filed a lien for the amount, which includes penalties and interest, earlier this year on property owned by Ralston's wife.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Golf tournament raises funds

On June 6 the Georgia Mountain Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, a group of active, retired and former military officers, sponsored a golf tournament at Lake Lanier Islands for Wounded Warriors (wounded service members of any war or conflict) to raise funds for Homes for Troops, Fisher House and Wounded Warrior Transition and related programs.

The chapter will donate over $30,000 to those programs.

June 29, 2011 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Wendell L. Wilkie

Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville, died April 18, 2017.

April 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Human remains found in Dahlonega near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found last week in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 25, 2017 | From DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Forsyth fire station opens a year after firefighters work out of Dawson

After working for more than a year out of neighboring Dawson County, some members of the Forsyth County Fire Department are coming home.

April 25, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after overdosing in southwest Forsyth over weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY - Four people overdosed, two fatally from Forsyth County, from drugs, three emergency calls of which were within a 15-hour period on Sunday and ...

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City moves forward with airport improvements

City Manager Bob Bolz brought before the city council Monday a committee recommendation for a consulting firm that will spearhead improvements to a local airport ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Egg hunt a success

The annual Easter egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday couldn't have asked for a better day as attendees walked onto the football ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Continuous flow intersection nears completion

The final weeks of construction on the continuous flow intersection at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 are looming as crews make final touches to the ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia’s first ladies make their own mark in state

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv" as he was known in the local ...

April 19, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Storytelling Songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

April 19, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Small town blessings

There's a few inconveniences that come with living in a small town.

April 19, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


The PSC will have to face reality

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | By Tom Crawford | LETTERS/COLUMNS


John Hunter Franklin

He was a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School and attended North Georgia College.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


Leroy Harper

Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


James Roy Johnson Jr.

James Roy Johnson Jr., 44, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Dawsonville, died April 13, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


Joann H. Leonard

Joann H. Leonard, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 12, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


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