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James “Charli” Hensley

James "Charli" Hensley, 72, of the Yellow Creek Community, died Aug. 26, 2011.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracy Hensley of Marble Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Hensley of Jasper, Gene and Katherine Hensley of Dawsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Henry Green of Dawsonville; granddaughter, Heather Hensley; five nieces; mother of son, Cricket Hensley; various other relatives also survive.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS


Lillie Mae Samples

Lillie Mae Samples, 91, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 25, 2011.

Born Jan. 20, 1920 in Forsyth County to the late Charlie and Minnie Martin, she had lived in Dawson County since 1955 having moved from DeKalb County.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS


William A. Westbrook Jr.

William A. Westbrook Jr., 82, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 22, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ann Westbrook of Dawsonville; son and daughter-in-law, R. William and Teresa Westbrook of Ojai, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terry Turner of Roswell; grandchildren, Kelly Cavin, Kevin Turner, Anne Westbrook; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Leonteen and Fred Hockett of Wilmington, N.C.; his dog, Coco; various other relatives also survive.

August 31, 2011 | | OBITS


Governor signs state House, Senate maps

Last week Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state House and Senate legislative district maps, and by the time you read this, he may have also signed the congressional maps which add a new 14th district.

Lumpkin County is in the center of that new district, which will continue to be the 9th Congressional District.

August 31, 2011 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

A body of a Buford teen who authorities feared drowned following a boating accident Saturday night near the Dawson-Hall County line has been recovered.

August 28, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Native boy excels at fishing event

A 13-year-old Dawson County native is making a name for himself as a Texas outdoorsman.

During the month of July, Carson Sims received his third straight Texas Slam Award and received $1,000 for weighing in a big fish in the 2011 WON Bass U.S. Open in Nevada.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charity ride is Saturday

A charity motorcycle ride will be held at noon Saturday beginning on Harmony Church Road to raise funds for funeral costs associated with the loss of a child.

The event will be hosted by Charlie's Little Angels and the Wingmen Motorcycle Club.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ryan McSwain Browning

Ryan McSwain Browning, 22, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2011.

Born in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of Greg and Sandy Browning of Dawsonville.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Bonnie Sanders Cagle

Bonnie Sanders Cagle, 79, of Alpharetta, died Aug. 20, 2011.

She was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Alpharetta.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Louise “Lucy” Sewell Massey

Louise "Lucy" Sewell Massey, 63, of Stephens, died Aug. 15, 2011.

Mrs. Massey was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Wynona Harris Payton

Wynona Harris Payton, 84, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2011.

Born Nov. 6, 1926 in Carrolton to the late Jesse Terrell and Elma Harris, she had lived in Dawson County since 1975 having moved from Mableton. Mrs. Payton retired as an underwriter with Commercial Union Insurance Company after 30 years of service.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


James Lee Tucker

James Lee Tucker, 46, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 15, 2011.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Gary Forrest Williams

Gary Forrest Williams, 68, of Cumming, died Aug. 16, 2011.

He was a member of Abundant Life Church in Cumming.

August 24, 2011 | | OBITS


Authority lowers fees

Businesses may show renewed interest in Dawson County thanks to lower fees from Etowah Water and Sewer Authority.

As of Sept. 1, the authority will reduce its capital recovery fees for new commercial and residential water and wastewater connections.

August 24, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Young driver making name for himself

With more than 500 feature go-cart victories and more than 40 championships, 12-year-old Spencer Davis has established himself as a winning driver before he's old enough to get a license.

This season, the Dawsonville resident moved up to late-model trucks, where his winning ways haven't missed a beat.

August 24, 2011 | jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 21, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Couple who met at Kroger get engaged with help of coworkers

The grocery store may be where you buy your vegetables, bread and milk, but it isn't exactly the first place you think of when ...

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


Two Dawson residents arrested after separate police chases in north Forsyth

A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after officials say he led deputies on a chase up Ga. 400 last week.

July 19, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City planning, public works outline upcoming development

Casey Majewski, Dawsonville planning director, along with Public Works Operations Manager Trampas Hansard, presented at Monday's city council meeting an overview of development expected ...

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


Local church partners with gas station to service community

Earlier this month The Church at War Hill hosted a #ServeOurCity event as a way to give back to Dawson County.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


City election qualifying begins next month

Two Dawsonville city council seats are up for grabs in the upcoming general election, with qualifying starting next month.

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


Historian to discuss Cherokee, Creek Indian heritage

Interested citizens are invited to attend next week's Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting at which Leslie Barker Thomas will discuss the history ...

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall County resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 19, 2017 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Youth Leadership Dawson graduates first class

Future leaders of Dawson County recently graduated from a nine-month program hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Dawson County Board of Education.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson cheerleaders give back

The Dawson County High School cheerleaders recently prepared for the fall season by coaching the future generation of Dawson Tigers in a summer camp.

July 19, 2017 | By Carly McCurry For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Middle school volleyball heats up with summer camp

The Dawson County Middle School volleyball team played together for the first time this week, starting with camp on Monday and practice throughout the week.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


'Shine Pedalers Metric enters fifth year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its fifth annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Volleyball camp gives young girls chance to learn skills

A volleyball camp held last week at Rock Creek Park had high school volleyball team students helping teach lower grades a thing or two about ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Friday evening wreck, hazardous spill closes Hwy. 53 for 4 hours

A wreck, that resulted in a hazardous spill on Hwy. 53 East, near the Etowah River, closed the road for four hours in both directions ...

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


Brett Bentley

Brett Bentley, 58, of Dawsonville, died July 10, 2017.

July 19, 2017 | | OBITS


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