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Budget the hot topic of first week

The one thing on everyone's mind during the first week of the 2009 session was the budget, which will be sure to dominate all business under the Gold Dome this year.

January 21, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Eugene "Gene" Evans

Eugene "Gene" Evans, 74, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.

January 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Wayne Grogan

Wayne Grogan, 88, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.

January 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Ivan Franklin Holbrook

Ivan Franklin Holbrook, 80, of Cumming, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.

January 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Barbara Lee "Bobbi" Clarkson

Barbara Lee "Bobbi" Clarkson, 69, of Dahlonega, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.

January 21, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Just stick me in the corner

When my time comes, stuff me. There are a lot of people who are troubled by the prospects of their own death.

January 21, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Fundraiser set for Saturday

All Dawson County residents are invited to come out for a night of fun, food and music at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 415 Hwy. 53 East.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Fighting soil compaction

One thing we have in Dawson County is hard, red clay.

January 21, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Local sophomores receive HOBY Leadership Award

The Dawson County Woman's Club named Dawson County High School sophomores Katie Simmons and MacKenzie Myers as winners of the 2009 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Runaway reunited with relieved family

The mother of a North Forsyth High School student who ran away nearly two weeks ago is happy to have her daughter home, but said the child is "definitely" grounded.

January 20, 2009 | Julie Arrington DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


Should we label Congress?

The federal government spends a lot of time on labels.

January 14, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Winds, rain signal winter’s return

Winter weather returned with a wallop last week, with winds and heavy rain toppling trees onto vehicles and power lines.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Amicalola EMC awarding scholarships

Three, deserving students from the local area will be awarded all expense paid trips to Washington, D.C. to travel during June 2009 and $600 college scholarships by Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Local students support humane society

Riverview Middle School Student Council members selected the Dawson County Humane Society as their community service project during the 2008-2009 school year.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


File residential property tax return

The real estate and foreclosure crises have played havoc with property values throughout this nation.

January 14, 2009 | Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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Marjorie Stowers Bishop

Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Eldon O. Miller

Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


A lesson in friendship

"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.

April 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Bo Callaway will be missed

Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.

April 16, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Hydrangea bloom colors

Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?

April 16, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Remember what Easter is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


April a multi-faceted month

April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.

April 16, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Taking a look back at Bill and Chase Elliotts' careers

Bill Elliott's career

April 09, 2014 | | SPORTS


James W. Ray Sr.

James W. Ray Sr., 73, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2014.

April 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

April 09, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Pauline Ivey

Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming, died April 3, 2014.

April 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lindsay Porter and Chris Holmes to wed

Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.

April 09, 2014 | | Engagements


Child abuse prevention a priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Annual 4-H rabies clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.

April 09, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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