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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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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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