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Park, recreation continues to grow

The residents of Dawson County have many things for which to be thankful. We all have been blessed to either have been born or to have moved to a wonderful community. I believe that we all can agree that one of our community's greatest assets is our youth.

May 13, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Chase Elliott has late model win at Lanier Speedway

BRASELTON - It was a night of firsts at Lanier National Speedway on Saturday when the track hosted the Georgia Asphalt Series for the first time in 2009 and 13-year-old Chase Elliott, son of local NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, scored his first career Late Model win at his "home track" in the GAS Super Six Series 100 presented by Cornerstone Lodge.

May 13, 2009 | | SPORTS


Unemployment rate slows down

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced April 23 that the county's unemployment rate slowed during the month of March, even though the rate was higher than the previous month.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Students attend career fair

Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local 4H members compete in contest

Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Lions Club honors four students of the month

The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

May 06, 2009 | | Government


Family mourns father

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville father of four who died early Saturday in an accident at a Texas hotel.

May 06, 2009 | | LOCAL


In the fling of spring

The weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this past weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 06, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LIFE


A big ‘Deal’ for north Georgia

Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters in Gainesville, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."

May 06, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


Relay for Life set for this weekend

Last week, Dawson County Relay for Life held its annual survivor dinner at the First Baptist Church in Dawsonville. The event is an uplifting and motivating gathering of those who have been affected by cancer.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Food drive planned for Saturday

For the first time, Dawson County will be participating in the largest one day food drive in the nation, Stamp Out Hunger, on May 9.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Maintenance key to healthy fescue lawn

Fescue is the most popular and widely used lawn grass in Dawson County. This is for good reason. Fescue is a cool season grass and loves the average temperatures of this region. Fescue grows rapidly in spring and fall but little during periods of extreme heat or cold.

May 06, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Big Daddy giving them the 411

Depending on when you were born, you've likely heard parents, grandparents or other relatives talk about the challenges of their era.

May 06, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Grover "Joe" Bagby

Grover "Joe" Bagby, 84, of Cumming, died Sunday, May 2, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


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Harry Byron Cronan

Harry Byron Cronan, 59, of Lumpkin County, died Nov. 14, 2014.

November 26, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Glenda Lou Herring

Glenda Lou Herring, 71, of Northport, Ala., died Nov. 18, 2014.

November 26, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Grace Bales Mashburn

Grace Bales Mashburn, 91, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 22, 2014.

November 26, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Anita Sweet

Anita Sweet, 53, died Nov. 19, 2014.

November 26, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Fannie Mae Ross Weidner

Fannie Mae Ross Weidner, 67, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 20, 2014.

November 26, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


The ways to win the battle: Learning to overcome

I stepped nervously through the glass door of the main exhibition racquetball court to start my semi-final match.

November 26, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Carl Sanders: A great man who did great things for Georgia

On my "To Do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley.

November 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Event was a wonderful tribute

I am writing regarding Dawsonville's Veterans Day Celebration.

November 26, 2014 | From Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Household squirrel control

Have you been hearing erratic scratching noises coming from your ceiling and attic? Chances are you are the victim of a squirrel infestation.

November 26, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


A very thankful Thanksgiving indeed

Cole was worried.

November 26, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


McIntosh wins at Boyd’s Speedway

Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh sped into the lead at Boyd's Speedway and held off "The Georgia Giant" Shane Clanton to win the Turkey Gobble 50 in Chattanooga on Saturday.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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


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