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Emergency services deserves recognition

I have been on the job as your county manager for six months now.

November 16, 2008 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Lichen not harmful to plants

I am often asked about a gray-green leafy or crusty growth found on some plants. Many times the homeowner believes the growth in question is killing the plant. These growths are called lichens and in no way responsible for the poor health of any tree or shrub. As a matter of fact, lichens are common on old wooden fence posts.

November 16, 2008 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Coming too soon, gone too early

How much Santa time do we need? I got a notice this week from a big mall that Santa has arrived. I think the reason Santa arrives so early is for snooty little mamas to go and look at him and compare him with Santa at another mall to decide which one is the best looking Santa.

November 16, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Clap your hands, beauty surrounds you

By the time you're reading this, we should be finished with the election. I won't make any comments about that now, except to say, "Thank goodness." Most of us are tired of hearing the same ads and talking points and receiving robocalls.

November 16, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Master Gardeners aid local extension office

Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners continued their efforts at the Dawson County Extension during the month of September.

November 16, 2008 | | LIFE


Betty Ruth Beck

Betty Ruth Beck, 73, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITS


Denver Eugene Grigsby

Denver Eugene Grigsby, 70, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITS


Juanita (Mamie) Hargreave

Juanita (Mamie) Hargreave, 69, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITS


Louise Tinsley Inklebarger

Louise Tinsley Inklebarger, 79, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITS


Harold Howard Nichols

Harold Howard Nichols, 88, of Cumming, died at his home Oct. 28, 2008.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITS


Jamie Truelove

Jamie Truelove, 38, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITS


Joseph Thomas Hanke and Krystal Elise Gunnels

Krystal Elise Gunnels and Joseph Thomas Hanke announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

November 16, 2008 | | Engagements


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.

November 16, 2008 | | Government


‘Almost like reality’

Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Time to plant pansies

Before a few years ago, winter landscapes had little or no color. Pansies became popular during the 1980s. Pansies have remarkable durability and add a rainbow of color to the winter landscape.

November 09, 2008 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Cold injury in plants

The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.

February 25, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


In praise of…well, praise

I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.

February 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


You don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

February 25, 2015 | For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Winter weather won’t slow the Senate down

Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week.

February 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Bobby Dean Bagby

Bobby Dean Bagby, 54, of Zeeland, Mich., formerly of Silver City, died Feb. 12, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Foster “Gene” Bennett

Foster "Gene" Bennett, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Roger Ben Gilleland

Roger Ben Gilleland, 82, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Harold L. Harkness

Harold L. Harkness, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 21, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Lester W. Kaiser Jr.

Lester W Kaiser Jr., 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Fannie Lou Martin

Fannie Lou Martin, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Marie Martin

Marie Martin, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Myrtle May Mooney

Myrtle May Mooney, 86, of Flowery Branch, died Feb. 18, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


J.C. “Red” Munda

J.C. "Red" Munda, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Richard Pittman

Richard Pittman, 68, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 22, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Lucille Stancil

Lucille Stancil, 79, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, died Feb. 20, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


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