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Local NASCAR legend nominated for hall of fame

Last week, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, announced the "Sweet 15" semi-finalist list for the 2009 Hall of Fame class.

June 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | SPORTS


Faustine (Tina) Cruse Harrison

Faustine (Tina) Cruse Harrison, 81, of Cumming, died Saturday, May 23, 2009.

June 03, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Arnold Hood

Arnold Hood, 82, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

June 03, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Mildred Ritts

Mildred Ritts, 78, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

June 03, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Gilleland house placed on National Register

One of Dawsonville's legendary homes, the Boyd and Sallie Gilleland House, now known as Peach Brandy Cottage, can now be found on the National Register of Historic Places.

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


Why are Vidalia onions sweet?

Every year about this time I have someone ask me why they can't grow sweet onions that have the same mild, sweet flavor as the Vidalia onion.

June 03, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Jon and Kate plus everyone

We have more than one television in our house. In fact, there are about as many televisions as there are people.

June 03, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


More about reading, other thoughts

I was surprised and delighted by the number of reactions to my column discussing the book about Greg Martenson's schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan - from a few who had read it and others who want to.

June 03, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Meeting to focus on water manual update, lake’s economic impact

A consultant leading a study to update the operating manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin plans to give an update on his work at a public forum tonight.

June 03, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Dawson unemployment rate drops

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced Friday that the monthly unemployment rate dropped in Dawson County for the first time since August of last year.

June 03, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Conowal named to special list

Teresa Conowal, a second grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, was recently named as Teacher of the Year, but her accomplishments and recognitions don't stop there.

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


DCMS employees retire

Last week, Dawson County Middle School bid farewell to two long-time faculty members Regina Evans and Barbara Wallace.

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


Teacher honored by business

Recently, RBC Bank honored Mandy Smith, a first grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, with a $500 award as part of its sixth annual Tribute to Teachers program.

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


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

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


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Lady Tigers bow out of tourney

The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon.

October 31, 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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