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Dawsonville man found guilty in terrorism trial

ATLANTA – Syed Haris Ahmed may not have posed an imminent threat to the United States with his e-mails discussing violent Jihad, his amatuerish videos of Washington landmarks or his implausible plots to attack domestic targets, but his acts supported terrorism just the same, government prosecutors said.

June 11, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


In touch with local government

As most everyone knows, the Dawson County Government is in the process of designing and building a new courthouse and administration building.

June 10, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Dining out on the taxpayers’ dime

Just a day before President Obama promised another $30 billion of taxpayer money to bail out General Motors, he and the First Lady jetted to New York City for a night out on the town. They enjoyed a lavish dinner and choice seats to a Broadway show - all on the taxpayers' dime.

June 10, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Grow grass, kill kudzu

They haven't asked me to write a gardening column for the paper, because my true gardening knowledge could be placed in a thimble with room to spare.

June 10, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Clean landscape to keep snakes out of your yard

Over the past years, I have received many calls from people who have found snakes and/or snake skins around their home. I once had a lady try to sell me her house because she had found a snake skin in a hall closet.

June 10, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Calvin Lee Clanton

Calvin Lee Clanton, 57, of Dahlonega, died Sunday, June 7, 2009.

June 10, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Robert Eugene Primmer

Robert Eugene Primmer, 60, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, May 23, 2009.

June 10, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Malcolm Lamar Roper

Malcolm Lamar Roper, 94, of Pavo, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday, June 6, 2009.

June 10, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Green Berry Wallace, Jr.

Green Berry Wallace, Jr., 54, of Dawsonville, died Monday, June 1, 2009.

June 10, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

June 10, 2009 | | Government


Flag retirement ceremony planned for this Sunday

The American Flag is the symbol of our country and silent representation of the freedom in which American citizens enjoy.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Lanier Tech updates training program

It's no secret that the workplace can be one of change, growth and advancements. Such aspects ring true particularly in the worlds of business and technology.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School budget gets OK

Despite tight funding and freezing 10 positions for the 2009-10 year, Nicky Gilleland said the Dawson County school system is in a good position.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Banks receives top legal award

Rafe Banks III has been named Appellate Attorney of the Year for 2009 by the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group.

June 10, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Mason named rep of the year

Jessica Mason, billing clerk at Etowah Water and Sewer Authority, had an end to her workday Monday that was unlike any other.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


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Floyd Cliatt

Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jama Moore Evans

Jama Moore Evans, 81, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 10, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Linda Merritt

Linda Merritt, 75, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 8, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Davis C. Pennington

Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wanda Swofford

Wanda Swofford, 74, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 14, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Matha Tallant Tribble

Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Pine needle drop

Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?

November 19, 2014 | Clark MacAllister | Lifestyle Columnists


The story of Piglandia will live forever

"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.

November 19, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Junior E. Lee predicts the next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.

November 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Letter to the Editor

Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.

November 19, 2014 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


This is one terrorist that deserves thanks

This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.

November 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Larry Walter Austin

Larry Walter Austin, 61, of Cumming, died Nov. 7, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Harvey P. Chamblee

Harvey P. Chamblee, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 2, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Curtis Scott Darnell

Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Eugene Evans

Eugene Evans, 86, of Cumming, died Nov. 3, 2014.

November 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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