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Enlightenment can reveal both bad, good

Last week I attended a Family Connection open "networking meeting" for the first time in several years.

August 24, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Abba House begins recycling

Abba House, a local women's ministry, recently began recycling paper to help support the women and children of the ministry.

August 24, 2008 | | LOCAL


Breakfast for seniors set for Aug. 14

The Father's House will be hosting a free Senior's Breakfast at the Fun House, a new ministry department in the church's building dedicated to family outreach, from 9-11 a.m on Aug. 14.

August 24, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Mary Elizabeth Pearson

Mary Elizabeth Pearson, 91, of Alpharetta, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Vivian Ruth Burrus

Vivian Ruth Burrus, 78, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Wendell Bramblett Otwell

Wendell Bramblett Otwell, 99, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 in Athens, Ga. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Louis J. Marotti

Louis J. Marotti, 92, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at Crababble Hall in Alpharetta, following a period of declining health.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Angie L. Young

Angie L. Young, 43, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 following a sudden illness.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Ruth Louise Witherow

Ruth Louise Witherow, 92, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


Donald "Duck" Garrett

Donald "Duck" Garrett, 57, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES


New laws from the Session that can affect you

Every Legislative Session yields many new laws that can affect your life. I have picked out 10 bills from the 2008 Session on which to comment because they continue to come up during conversations with you. They concern bills that are designed to make government consumer-friendly, protect families and protect our natural resources.

August 24, 2008 | By Amos Amerson State Representative | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Hooray for the new county manager

An opinion poll in a local publication asked in March, "Should Kevin Tanner be appointed county manager?"

August 24, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Roderick added to Bill Elliott Team

The Bill Elliott Driver Development program recently announced the addition of 15-year-old racing prodigy Casey Roderick to its stable of young drivers.

August 24, 2008 | | SPORTS


Hazard, Loggins named to dean’s list

Jeffrey Hazard and Amber Loggins, both of Dawsonville, were among the 271 students named to the Reinhardt College dean's list for spring semester 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Elected officials confused about tax cuts

I don't understand why some elected officials and candidates for local office are still confused about tax cut referendums on the November ballot. Most taxpayers seem to get it. They understand the need for some property tax relief for their parents and grandparents and the permanently disabled who are on fixed incomes and being taxed off their land.

August 17, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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Trees for shady locations

Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often get is what to plant in shadier spots of the yard. Here are a few suggested species for trees that can tolerate partial shade.

October 15, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Don’t ‘shoulda’ all on yourself

I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.

October 15, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Adalyn Josie Arp

Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Charles William Brock

Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gary “Durock” Hicks

Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


John J. Mazzei Sr.

John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Richard Myers

Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Joseph Dale Neese

Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Othalee “Lee” Sosebee

Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wyatt Willingham

Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


What’s your American legacy?

For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.

October 15, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Jason Carter shares views on education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.

October 15, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


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