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Swine Flu confirmed in Dawson County

State health officials confirmed the first case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus in Dawson County Wednesday afternoon.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Board of Commissioners, 4 p.m. Thursday, city hall

K. New Business

August 26, 2009 | | Government


‘Fill the Boot’ drive set for this weekend

Personnel from Dawson County Emergency Services will be heading to the streets Aug. 27-29 as they team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to "fill the boot."

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Where does Socialism begin?

Socialism is defined by Webster as a "system based on government control of the production and distribution of goods and services." For the last eight months we have seen the federal government move toward control of the banking, automotive and healthcare industries.

August 26, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Children deserve the money

I have always been a fan of TV game shows. When I went to school in Social Circle, we lived right across the street from the school and they let me go home for lunch. I would sneak in a few minutes of "Concentration" and "Jeopardy."

August 26, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Thoughts about giving and living

Yes, my dock is in a new home, floating for a change. And I am glad that the folks at Peach Brandy Cottage are enjoying it. I actually had five people who were interested, but Caroline was the first respondent.

August 26, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Local Special Olympics needs more volunteers

The Dawson County Special Olympics is clearing hurdles with a new management team that is aiming to regenerate and improve the organization, one that is deemed necessary to the community, and is currently seeking volunteers.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Most Ga. counties are ‘distressed’

Dawson County's Local Option Sales Tax collections are down by 20 percent; its planning and zoning fee revenues are down by 50 percent; officials cut more than $4 million out of the county budget; and commissioners voted last week to furlough county employees. But it's not economically distressed.

August 26, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Walter Lee Ayers

Walter Lee Ayers, 96, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITS


Charles "Kenneth" Grizzle

Charles "Kenneth" Grizzle, 69, of Cumming, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITS


Gail Marie Humphrey

Gail Marie Humphrey, 52, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITS


James Matthew Kenny

James Matthew Kenny, 50, of Cumming, died Aug. 17, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITS


David Thomas Morris

David Thomas Morris, 38, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITS


Ongoing crisis of no sense

Disclaimer: Though this is a serious issue with serious implications, large amounts of sarcasm are used in the following opinion. Sometimes it's better to laugh than to cry. Proceed at your own risk.

August 26, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Eleanor Wallace Swafford

Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, of Marble Hill, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITS


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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


Jurelle Smith Webb

Jurelle Smith Webb, 80, died June 14, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry Lawton Goode

Jerry Lawton Goode, 71, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Tristen Kevin Donovan

Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville, died June 18, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Johnny Wayne Anderson

Johnny Wayne Anderson, 40, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


The Dawson County Produce Market will begin in July

The Dawson County Produce Market will officially open at 7:30 a.m. July 6.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


More reasons why state takeover of local schools is bad for Dawson County

There is an amendment to the Georgia Constitution on the ballot in November. It asks if we should change the constitution so that the state ...

June 21, 2016 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

June 21, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | LIFE


The sweetest place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners ...

June 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | LIFE


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