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County sees scores on track with state

Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Emergency services collects money for muscular dystrophy

Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting more than $6,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Government


Beulah Jones

Beulah Jones, 75, of Cumming, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.

September 09, 2009 | | OBITS


Maggie Jane Bruce Thomas

Maggie Jane Bruce Thomas, 75, of Morrow, died Aug. 27, 2009.

September 09, 2009 | | OBITS


SAT scores need fair comparison

In his Gainesville Times Sept. 2 column, Tom Crawford takes unjustified shots at Gov. Sonny Perdue and State School Superintendent Kathy Cox over Georgia SAT scores. Crawford uses his brand of statistical reporting to indicate how poorly Georgia has done in education over the past seven years.

September 09, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Counties responsible for higher taxes

Property owners beware. Some counties are sadly misleading taxpayers to believe the Legislature is responsible for any potential property tax increases this year. They suggest this is due to there being no Homeowners Tax Relief Grant in the Fiscal Year 2010 state budget.

September 09, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Reconsider benefits of plan

It was with great disappointment that I read that the Dawson County Commission had voted to notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it opposes the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan - an effort on the part of numerous local governments along the Etowah River to protect endangered fish species that live in the river and the creeks feeding it.

September 09, 2009 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Plan could save darters

Since 2002, local governments and their partners in the Etowah Watershed have devised a proactive plan to address development impacts on federally protected fish. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves it, and participating cities and counties implement it, the plan would require new subdivisions, retail centers and offices to meet construction standards that keep pollution out of the river and its streams.

September 09, 2009 | Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Food distribution is set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.

September 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


It’s time for the second annual citizens academy

School is back in session, summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. With the arrival of fall comes time for the second annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 02, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Housing sales up in Dawson

Is there a billboard somewhere in Dawson County that says "Hurry and Buy a House Before It's Too Late?"

September 02, 2009 | By Scott Whelchel For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Camp for visually impaired impresses local Lions Club

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.

September 02, 2009 | | Education


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

September 02, 2009 | | Government


Townley to serve on tech board

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda G. Townley has been elected to the board of directors of Tax Commissioners' Technology Council of Georgia.

September 02, 2009 | | Government


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My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.

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What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ...

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Millage roll back is disappointing

I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Leslie Kupkowski | LETTERS/COLUMNS


There ought to be a few more laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | VIEWPOINT


Terry “Goodester” Goode

Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Robert Kenneth Hicks

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeff Johnson is Dawson County's new sheriff

Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | LOCAL


Softball tryouts for middle school

Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.

July 19, 2016 | staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Ralph Watson

Ralph Watson, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Anthony Dwight James

Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford, died July 6, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Wilma L. Harper

Wilma L. Harper, 76, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


William Edward Gordon III

William Edward Gordon III, 38, of Dawsonville, died July 1, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


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