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‘Hanging in there’

ALPHARETTA - After a rough 2009, Carolyn Mixon had just one message to share during the 400 North Board of Realtors' annual awards meeting Thursday.

February 24, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Five charged in check forgery ring

Four Dawson County residents were arrested last week by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office as part of an alleged check forgery ring.

February 24, 2010 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Kenneth Kirby

Kenneth Kirby, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.

February 24, 2010 | | OBITS


Two weeks off, except for those on the appropriations committee

By now a lot of you know that most members of the General Assembly are taking a two-week recess while the rest of us work on the FY 2011 Budget.

February 24, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Crucial to economic growth

Halfway through session, the Senate and House have passed a Fiscal Year 2010 Amended budget that takes us to July 1 and has been reduced to $15.5 billion.

February 24, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Setting the record straight

In (Real story on Gov. Perdue's performance pay for teachers, Feb. 17, 2010), we at the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), felt compelled to set the record straight for your readership. Rep. Amos Amerson's contention that we spread "pay myths" is incorrect.

February 24, 2010 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Lady Tigers capture district title

The Dawson County 11 and 12 girls basketball All-Star team captured the District 7 Championship at Rock Creek Park this past weekend.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Parks & Recreation


Real story on Gov. Perdue’s performance pay for teachers

I applaud the school boards in the 9th Georgia House District for making the same tough decisions that we at the capitol have been coping with. We have tried to cut the least from those who are the most vulnerable; still, some people and organizations can't seem to accept or deal with today's reality.

February 17, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


High school yearbook staff honored

Young journalists scooped the competition for work on the 2008-09 edition of "Tiger," the Dawson County High School yearbook.

February 17, 2010 | | Education


Real estate market in the new year

Greetings from your 400 North Board of Realtors.

February 17, 2010 | By Missy Castleberry-Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Georgia begins Work Ready initiative for small business

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO George M. Israel III recently announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Local man wins $1M in lottery

A Dawsonville man won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway in Forsyth County.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


State Capitol celebrates 100 years of scouting

State lawmakers recently welcomed Boy Scout troops from across Georgia to celebrate 100 years of scouting during Boy Scouts of America Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Student named ambassador

Autumn Callahan, a freshman at Dawson County High School, was recently honored at a Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

A. Roll Call

February 17, 2010 | | Government


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Softball tryouts for middle school

Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.

July 19, 2016 | staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Ralph Watson

Ralph Watson, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Anthony Dwight James

Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford, died July 6, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Wilma L. Harper

Wilma L. Harper, 76, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


William Edward Gordon III

William Edward Gordon III, 38, of Dawsonville, died July 1, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Herbert H. Bierenfeld

Herbert H. Bierenfeld, 85, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 13, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Deborah Jane Bennett

Deborah Jane Bennett, 60, of Cumming, died July 3, 2016.

July 13, 2016 | | OBITS


Director of CASA of Forsyth County moving to Gainesville

A nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children must say goodbye to its director after more than six years, though the person named interim ...

July 08, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Boo-Anne’s betrayal

Doodle, a.k.a Boo-Anne, had been betrayed.

June 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Unknown heroes

History's full of people who made a difference, who took a stand or voiced an opinion against injustice when it cost them plenty. Either ...

June 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately ...

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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