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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


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


Kolton Findley

Kolton Findley, 18, of Dawsonville, died Friday, April 17, 2009.

April 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Helen Kosiorek

Helen Kosiorek, 56, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, April 11, 2009.

April 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


William "Nathan" McKinney

William "Nathan" McKinney, 67, of Cumming, died Thursday, April 16, 2009.

April 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Billy Montgomery

Billy Montgomery, 80, of Gainesville, died Saturday, April 11, 2009.

April 22, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


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Lady Tigers bow out of tourney

The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon.

October 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and Stephanie Woody | High School


Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Grow giant pumpkins

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.

October 29, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s OK for family to have different interests

I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.

October 29, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


A salute to one trying to make this world better

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 29, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 29, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Barry Andrew Harness

Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Sherman Lee “Tank” Heaton

Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Betty Reid Martin

Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Annie Etheleen Pilcher

Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rene Samples

Rene Samples, 49, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Willis M. Thrasher

Willis M. Thrasher, 86, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


New GM named for newspaper

Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Local driver named rookie of the year

Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

October 24, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


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