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City of cardboard

A group of teenagers sat among a cluster of cardboard boxes and metal drums serving as trash cans.

April 29, 2009 | By Ashley Bates DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Woodruff honors local art teacher

A Dawson County High School art teacher was recognized Saturday by the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for championing the positive effects of art on students.

April 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Big Canoe dusts off old study

Looking for ways to improve their community, Big Canoe leaders plan to revisit a 2006 study that examined the possibility of cityhood.

April 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


State park fees could increase to $5 per car

If outdoor plans include visiting Amicalola Falls you might need to bring an extra $2 for the parking fee.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Friends take top school honors

Friends since childhood, Dawson County High School's 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian are proud of each other and their classmates.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Trade officials come calling

The Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawson County played host to more than 25 foreign trade officials Friday.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Family sponsors event in memory of son

Casey Elliott, son of race car engine-builder Ernie Elliott and nephew to NASCAR celebrity Bill Elliott, had the family racing genes and a promising career in car racing ahead of him.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Chorale to sing at spring concert

Celebrating its 11th season, the Dawson Community Chorale will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 9.

April 22, 2009 | | LOCAL


Music to Mickey’s ears

While some spent spring break basking in the sun on a sandy beach or relaxing for a week on the couch, Dawson County High School's Chamber Singers spent five days at the happiest place on earth, Disney World.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools set to have CHAMPS graduations

For the past five years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has taught fifth grade students about Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, a program also known as CHAMPS.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Cagle rules out returning to governor’s race

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Sunday closed the door on a possible return to the governor's race.

April 22, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


Time to get your pet vaccinated for rabies

In recent months, cases of rabies have been confirmed in surrounding counties.

April 22, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Imaginations of children should soar

The beautiful spring weather has made me reflect on the springtimes of my childhood.

April 22, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s more than nostalgia, it’s history

When I talked with Dr. Herbert Robinson about his upcoming visit to speak for the historical society, he was aware that many of his audience will want to hear some tales about earlier years in Dawson County; after all, he is past 90 and has a prodigious memory.

April 22, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Sallie Farris

Sallie Farris, 64, of Alpharetta, died Saturday, April 18, 2009.

April 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


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Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Preston Silas Worley

Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Alan C. Wade

Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Scarlett Sierra Scroggins

Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Howard Kenneth Reagan

Howard Kenneth Reagan, 63, of Dawsonville died Aug. 4, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Helon Pendley

Helon Pendley, 71, of Dawsonville died Aug. 9, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Richard Oberleitner

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville died Aug. 1, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Dolores Colon

Dolores Colon, 72, of Dawsonville died August 4, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


What’s wrong with Southern accents?

I just learned of a book called, "Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent."

August 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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