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Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall

September 09, 2009 | | Government


Six are seeking council seats

Six candidates have qualified to run for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Government


County sees scores on track with state

Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Emergency services collects money for muscular dystrophy

Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting more than $6,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Government


Beulah Jones

Beulah Jones, 75, of Cumming, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.

September 09, 2009 | | OBITS


Maggie Jane Bruce Thomas

Maggie Jane Bruce Thomas, 75, of Morrow, died Aug. 27, 2009.

September 09, 2009 | | OBITS


SAT scores need fair comparison

In his Gainesville Times Sept. 2 column, Tom Crawford takes unjustified shots at Gov. Sonny Perdue and State School Superintendent Kathy Cox over Georgia SAT scores. Crawford uses his brand of statistical reporting to indicate how poorly Georgia has done in education over the past seven years.

September 09, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Counties responsible for higher taxes

Property owners beware. Some counties are sadly misleading taxpayers to believe the Legislature is responsible for any potential property tax increases this year. They suggest this is due to there being no Homeowners Tax Relief Grant in the Fiscal Year 2010 state budget.

September 09, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Reconsider benefits of plan

It was with great disappointment that I read that the Dawson County Commission had voted to notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it opposes the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan - an effort on the part of numerous local governments along the Etowah River to protect endangered fish species that live in the river and the creeks feeding it.

September 09, 2009 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Plan could save darters

Since 2002, local governments and their partners in the Etowah Watershed have devised a proactive plan to address development impacts on federally protected fish. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves it, and participating cities and counties implement it, the plan would require new subdivisions, retail centers and offices to meet construction standards that keep pollution out of the river and its streams.

September 09, 2009 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Food distribution is set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.

September 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


It’s time for the second annual citizens academy

School is back in session, summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. With the arrival of fall comes time for the second annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 02, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Housing sales up in Dawson

Is there a billboard somewhere in Dawson County that says "Hurry and Buy a House Before It's Too Late?"

September 02, 2009 | By Scott Whelchel For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Camp for visually impaired impresses local Lions Club

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.

September 02, 2009 | | Education


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UGA Class of 2019 will include some of state’s brightest students

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted.

April 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Final week of session is upon us

We returned to the Gold Dome last week to resume business at the state Capitol.

April 01, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


End of 2015 legislative session is near

Only two days remain in the 2015 legislative session.

April 01, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Learning to stop focusing and settle for more in life

A friend and I were chatting one night, catching up on things and the conversation turned to our usual wistful, wishful discussion of how life was really going.

April 01, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Judy Truelove

Judy Truelove, 68, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Rev. John Harvey Smith

The Rev. John Harvey Smith, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Denver H. Harris

Denver H. Harris, 64, of Dawsonville, died March 30, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Joel “Buddy” Burnett

Joel "Buddy" Burnett, 79, of Cumming, died March 24, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry Harold Bennett

Larry Harold Bennett, 75, of Cumming, died March 25, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Jeff S. Bearden

Jeff S. Bearden, 41, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2015.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

March 27, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL


Forsythia signals the arrival of spring

Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.

March 25, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.

March 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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