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Church serves up gratitude, grub

The aroma of grilled chicken, hot dogs and baked beans filled the air Friday night at Dawson County Fire Station 1.

June 17, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Religion


It’s really nice to be able to say ‘Hi’

"You must know half the people in Dawson County," friends have often remarked. "Every where we go, you are greeting someone."

June 17, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Local fireworks show planned for July 3

Dawson Community News and the Dawson County Board of Commissioners invite the community to the inaugural Dawson Day Thunder in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza Independence Day Celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.

June 17, 2009 | | LOCAL


Rev. Lawton Burt

Rev. Lawton Burt, 83, of Dawsonville, died Friday, June 12, 2009.

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


James Carter

James Carter, 75, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


Doris Alta Holbrook

Doris Alta Holbrook, 74, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, June 11, 2009,

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


Kimberly Noel Laughinghouse Carter

Kimberly Noel Laughinghouse Carter, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


Vestal Lamar Pitchford

Vestal Lamar Pitchford, 40, of Dawsonville, died Monday, June 8, 2009.

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


Laura Geraldine Lowman Spoerl

Laura Geraldine Lowman Spoerl, 69, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, June 13, 2009.

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


Billie Sue Stinnett

Billie Sue Stinnett, 69, of Dawsonville, died Monday, June 8, 2009.

June 17, 2009 | | OBITS


Over 100 students recognized for earning GED

Close to 120 people were recently recognized for an accomplishment that will be a positive impact on their lives from now on.

June 17, 2009 | | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

A. Roll call

B. Opening presentation - Cathy Brooks, Lisa Henson, Buffie Henson - Dawson Day Extravaganza

June 17, 2009 | | Government


Goodbye to ‘Old Glory’

American Legion Post 247 observed Flag Day on Sunday by retiring worn flags no longer suitable for service.

June 17, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Dawsonville man found guilty in terrorism trial

ATLANTA – Syed Haris Ahmed may not have posed an imminent threat to the United States with his e-mails discussing violent Jihad, his amatuerish videos of Washington landmarks or his implausible plots to attack domestic targets, but his acts supported terrorism just the same, government prosecutors said.

June 11, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


In touch with local government

As most everyone knows, the Dawson County Government is in the process of designing and building a new courthouse and administration building.

June 10, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

February 03, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

February 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've ...

February 03, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Sometimes all you need is a good cry

The only times I saw Granny openly cry was when my grandfather had brain surgery, when he died, and when her beloved German shepherd, Bo ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...

February 02, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The perfect light

My trusty American SUV rumbled along a rocky seldom driven road kicking up a cloud of dust that enveloped the trucks following me.

January 27, 2016 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


State senator seeks to help disabled community

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician ...

January 27, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Passing on some borrowed ‘good advice’

My chiropractor, like many doctors, often adds a new piece of reading material for waiting clients, usually in the form of a page of inspirational ...

January 27, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

January 27, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In response to Yarbrough column

From week to week I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point.

January 27, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


There’s real importance in how to tell the story

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics of telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

January 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget

The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 27, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | VIEWPOINT


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