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William J. Jackson

William J. Jackson, 79, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Vera Parks Hulsey

Vera Parks Hulsey, 93, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 2, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Elmer I. Hill

Elmer I. Hill, 87, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Born in Queens County, N.Y., he lived in Dawson County since 2002 having moved from Glen Cove, N.Y. Mr. Hill was a truck driver for Texaco and retired after 32 years of service. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, was a life member of the Royal Order of the Moose, a member of the V.F.W., and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he served in the Pacific theater. His wife, Lorraine Hill, preceded him in death. Survivors include his ...

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Ineal Gravitt Heard

Ineal Gravitt Heard, 84, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Foster

Jimmy Foster, 66, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Lullean W. "Memaw" Finch

Lullean W. "Memaw" Finch, 72, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Sonia Rena Cain

Sonia Rena Cain, 40, of Dawsonville (Forsyth County), died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Cleve Bruce

Cleve Bruce, 73, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.

February 18, 2009 | | OBITUARIES


Wal-Mart donates to local nonprofits

The giving and supporting spirit of the Dawson County Wal-Mart continues, even during hard economic times.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Taxpayers punished by gain in value

"Georgia's property tax system is a broken relic of a bygone agrarian-based economy. It fails every test of what constitutes good tax policy. It is not transparent, it is not easy to understand, it is not fair, it is not flat and, worst of all, it does not facilitate accountability.

February 18, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senate debates Nuclear Energy Financing Bill

Consumer concerns were high on the Senate's list of priorities this week. We engaged in a spirited debate over how to finance two nuclear generators that will be built at Plant Vogtle near Augusta.

February 18, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


There’s no Juan at home

We've been in our new house for three weeks and some folks have already found us.

February 18, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Daylilies require little care

One landscape plant that has become common in Georgia landscapes is daylilies. This is for a good reason.

February 18, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Vows fill the air at courthouse

If the historic courthouse in downtown Dawsonville had bells, they would have been ringing all day Friday.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Support for school nurse funds builds

Not content to stand by and await a budget verdict, supporters of the school nurse program are rallying to preserve state funding.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


I always wonder what Granny would do

It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.

July 23, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


James P. “Buck” Cheves Jr.

James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Pruning in summer

Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.

July 23, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Parker commits to North Georgia

Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.

July 22, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | High School


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


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