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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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Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

October 24, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule


October 22, 2014 | | LOCAL

‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal

Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 22, 2014 | | SPORTS

Governor: Everything on the table

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Three responses to readers

"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.

October 22, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Good news for Georgia students

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Hilda Voyles Batchelor

Hilda Voyles Batchelor, 72, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 15, 2014.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Walter John Victor

Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Beware of ‘winterizer’ fertilizer

If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer. Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott. He informs us that fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn to help grow new roots for survival during the long winter ahead.

October 22, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Along came a spider, and another, and another

I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.

October 22, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver

It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | SPORTS

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

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