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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 | | OBITS


Evelyn Ruth Banner

Evelyn Ruth Banner, 91, of Dawsonville, died April 22, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


Edward Maurice Marteny

Edward Maurice Marteny, 87, of Dawsonville, died Friday, April 24, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


Cecil J. McFerrin

Cecil J. McFerrin, 91, of Aiken, S.C., died Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


Virginia Patterson Paxton

Virginia Patterson Paxton, 82, of Cumming, died Saturday, May 2, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


Cleo Cindy Rider

Cleo Cindy Rider, 76, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, April 30, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


Joe M. Walker

Joe M. Walker, 66, of Dawsonville, died Monday, May 4, 2009.

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


C.W. "Bud" White

C.W. "Bud" White, 79, of Gainesville, died April 30, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1929 in Pierre, S.D., he attended Atlanta schools where he was a Tech High '47 graduate and served in the U.S. Army. While studying for a degree in architecture, he worked for Abreu and Robeson, Architects and Fuller and Beckett Architects. In 1958, he received a degree from Georgia Tech. Before establishing his own firm, C.W. White Architect, he was with GSA in Atlanta and served as a consultant for the U.S. Postal Service. After 1973 his architectural firm provided the design ...

May 06, 2009 | | OBITS


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Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

April 22, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The young entrepreneur

My earliest job was before I even started kindergarten, with my Pop teaching me how to write so I could hand write his invoices. I was paid a whole dollar a week and I am sure the weekly trips to the store for candy were included in my wages.

April 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rowanda “Wanda” Rouse Pruitt

Rowanda "Wanda" Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 20, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Peter “Pete” Paul Martin

Peter "Pete" Paul Martin, 49, of Forsyth County, died April 9, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Amanda Barrett Isom

Amanda Barrett Isom, 36, of Cumming, died April 17, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Frank Elbert Dills

Frank Elbert Dills, 79, of Forsyth County, died April 13, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Talmadge Wesley Bolton

Talmadge Wesley Bolton, 81, of Cumming, died April 20, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Opal Mincey Beaver

Opal Mincey Beaver, 79, of Lilburn, died April 13, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


George Abee

George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2015.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


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