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Amicalola EMC awarding scholarships

Three, deserving students from the local area will be awarded all expense paid trips to Washington, D.C. to travel during June 2009 and $600 college scholarships by Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation.

January 14, 2009 | | Education

Local students support humane society

Riverview Middle School Student Council members selected the Dawson County Humane Society as their community service project during the 2008-2009 school year.

January 14, 2009 | | Education

File residential property tax return

The real estate and foreclosure crises have played havoc with property values throughout this nation.

January 14, 2009 | Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Follow these guidelines when purchasing, planting apple trees

The old adage of "you get what you pay for" is an important consideration when buying apple trees. Often, "bargain plants" are not healthy or may not be a variety adapted to your area. Buy only trees of recommended varieties from a reliable source.

January 14, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia government gets more open in 2009

Many folks still feel that too much government is conducted behind closed doors.

January 14, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Important initiatives riding on session

The 2009 legislative session has begun and is shaping up to be a crucial time for Georgia as the legislature determines how to best carry the state through these difficult economic times. The local media has been saturated with stories on the critical issues facing our state, including the budget, our economy and the transportation system.

January 14, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Lester Emory Dashner Jr.

Lester Emory Dashner Jr., 65, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.

January 14, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

United Way at 70 percent of goal

The United Way for Dawson County is approaching the last few weeks of its $100,009 campaign drive for 2009.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

Sawnee Foundation accepting applications for Youth Scholarship

The Sawnee Foundation is offering seven $3,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors in 2009.

January 14, 2009 | | Education

Erika Holbrook and Kyle Woody

Jimmy and Sheila Holbrook of Dawsonville would like to invite everyone to the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Erika Renee Holbrook to Kyle Edward Woody the son of Ellen and Steven Woody of Dawsonville.

January 14, 2009 | | Engagements

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

Thursday, Jan. 15

January 14, 2009 | | Government

Gilleland announces retirement

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland announced Monday night that he will step down at the end of the school year.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Schools get OK to raise class sizes

Dawson County educators are heralding the state Department of Education's recent decision to relax class-size limits to help school districts cope with budget issues.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Ralph E. Cowart

Ralph E. Cowart, 82, of Cumming, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009.

January 07, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Newspaper now features legal notices

Beginning with today's issue, The Dawson Community News serves as Dawson County's official legal organ.

January 07, 2009 | | BUSINESS

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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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