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September 16, 2009 | | Government


Citizens Academy enters second year

Do you want to know how your government works? Residents are invited to go behind the scenes of government departments at Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 16, 2009 | | Government


Plant fescue through October

The establishment process for fescue can be divided into three areas. The first, soil preparation which is generally most important; the second involves proper seeding; and the third includes care and maintenance for two to four weeks after planting.

September 16, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Remembering 9/11

He was a little boy about 4 years old. I don't know his name, but his face is forever etched in my mind.

September 16, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


How many folks do you need to thank?

Yes, I did write about expressing gratitude just a couple of weeks ago, but after the Sept. 8 Community Picnic and several other occasions, I feel the urge to do it in more detail. I am sure you can make your own (different) personal list.

September 16, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Burn ban ends Sept. 30

Georgia's annual air quality ban on outdoor burning, mostly in the northern half of Georgia, will end at midnight on Sept. 30.

September 16, 2009 | | LOCAL


Poker run Saturday to benefit KARE for Kids

Put on your helmet, boots and best poker face Saturday to take part in the first annual KARE for Kids Motorcycle Poker Run.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Road construction to start in Dawson, Forsyth

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that construction is scheduled to begin soon on two highway projects in Northeast Georgia funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Leyland Cypress problems

Leyland Cypress trees have become very popular in the past 10 years. The following article by Willie Chance, University of Georgia extension agent from Houston County, gives and excellent overview of common disease problems of Leyland Cypress.

September 09, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


My definition of barbecue

Last week, I delivered my annual "State of the Barbecue" address.

September 09, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Labels can be confusing

I have, frankly, been "turned off" by the yelling and name-calling, which has punctuated the supposed town hall meetings and the debate about health care reform. But it has reminded me that I have long been opposed to the derogatory use of labels to characterize those who do not agree with one's own point of view.

September 09, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Unemployment rate drops in Dawson County

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced recently that the monthly unemployment rate dropped in Dawson County from a record high level in June.

September 09, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Chick-fil-A awards $1,000 scholarship

Chick-fil-A has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship awards to restaurant team members to help them reach their educational goals and has recently awarded its national Leadership Scholarship to Desiree Ulmer from Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | | Education


Governor declares ‘Literacy Week’

According to Sandy Lipkowitz, reading is not just a hobby, but rather an important aspect of life on which everything is based.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Porter places sixth in national competition

Logan Porter, a senior at Dawson County High School, attended the National FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif., where he represented Georgia in the competition for electronic career portfolio and placed sixth overall in the nation.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Boating licenses up in first year since law change

DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 28, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 27, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Becoming a manly man - but not all at once

In this family, anytime I am asked to smell something, I proceed with caution.

May 27, 2015 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Brenda Sue Smith

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, of Dahlonega, died May 17, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Emily Paige Holbrook

Emily Paige Holbrook, 32, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Parnell Goswick

Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Shirley Goode

Shirley Goode, 65, of Marble Hill, died May 14, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Margaret R. “Peggy” Davis

Margaret R. "Peggy" Davis, 79, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


What Nobel Peace Laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for President of the United States (or what's left of it.)

May 20, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Grasscycling leads to a healthier, stronger lawn

Recycling grass clippings has always been a hot topic of conservation within the turf care industry.

May 20, 2015 | Clark MacAllister Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists


My belief: We have girlfriends for every stage of life

When I had a disagreement with a friend during my teen years, Mama tried comforting my hurt feelings the best she could. "Don't worry about this little squabble. Your friendship with this child won't last."

May 20, 2015 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Dean Alan Miller

Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2015.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Marilyn M. Mason

Marilyn M. Mason died May 9, 2015.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


William E. “Junior” Garrett

William E. "Junior" Garrett, 85, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


To Georgia’s teachers: Thanks for your efforts

Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia:

May 13, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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